Category Archives: Latinos in the U.S.

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-Still dealing with the loss to Chile of its only route to the Pacific 140 years ago, Bolivia is set to take its case to the International Court of Justice, a move that Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has said would open … 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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-There have been anti-mining protests in Peru for the past several months, but yesterday, one of the protests turned violent, with at least three people dead and 21 wounded in a confrontation between police and residents protesting a massive mining … Continue reading

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-The Salvadoran government is now providing a pension to ex-rebels who fought against the military dictatorship during the country’s civil war from 1980-1992. More than 2600 rebels over 70 will receive the $50 monthly pension, although the government acknowledges that the pension … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-UNESCO is investigating whether or not to include Brasília on its list of endangered World Heritage sites. The entire city, which was built in the late-1950s and inaugurated in 1960, is on the World Heritage list for its value as … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Over the weekend, Simon Romero had an interesting article up on Haitians moving to Brazil (on which I’ll have more to say later). The UN has declared that the recent migration of Haitians to Brazil is not a humanitarian crisis. … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-In another reminder that the drug war is a hemispheric and global problem, a new report points to the ways that gangs in places like San Antonio, El Paso, and Southern Texas are tied to Mexican drug cartels. -A Cuban … Continue reading

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