Around Latin America

Sixteen Latin American countries have asked to join the US Justice Department’s lawsuit against South Carolina’s illegal immigration law, citing the negative discriminatory impact it would have on immigrants and foreign nationals alike.

-Police forcibly removed students from the rectory of the University of São Paulo after a judge ordered the students’ removal. Students had occupied the building in response to an agreement between the university and military police to patrol the campus for security.

-If the Republicans are genuinely interested in reducing the federal budget, maybe they should close down Guantanamo.

-Brazil recently held its Indigenous Games competition for its native peoples.

-Newly re-elected Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega promises “no dramatic changes” in his second term. In other words, women and the LGBT community can expect Ortega to continue policies that deny them basic rights and equal status in Nicaraguan society.

-Apparently, Brazil feels other countries’ hollow displays of old imperial glories would distract people from actual important global issues. Sadly, Brazil’s probably right on this one.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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