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-While many in the Americas celebrated the announcement of the first American pope last year, not all citizens (including Catholic clergy) in Francis I’s home country are pleased with Bergoglio or the Catholic hierarchy in Argentina. -It appears the long national … Continue reading

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-A report suggests that, in Mexico, at least 64 indigenous dialects are facing a “high risk” of extinction. -In Brazil, police arrested eighteen people connected to the murder of Guaraní leader Nisio Gomes, who was murdered last November after his … Continue reading

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-In an issue that could shape the presidential election in the US, a new poll suggests that Florida voters overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama’s announced immigration reform policy. –Workers at Brazil’s GM plant went on a 24-hour strike over reduced … Continue reading

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-Last week may have seen the suspension of Paraguay and inclusion of Venezuela into Mercosul, but at least one Brazilian businessman from São Paulo believes that the political role of the trade bloc means it is on its way out. -Paraguay … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

As I was absent from blogging the past several days, a lot of worthwhile news came out of Latin America, so today will have two posts on news from around the region (the second will come later today). -Former Guatemalan … Continue reading

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The Poor Guyanas…

When I first entered graduate school, a friend and I joked that we’d be the first Guyanist and Surinamist among Latin American historians, as the three are always excluded from the list of countries technically “Latin American.” I suppose there’s … Continue reading

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