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Death of Key-Witness in Colombia Odebrecht Scandal Investigated for Poisoning

The construction company Odebrecht is at the center of a massive corruption scandal spanning Latin America and has admitted to paying bribes in 12 countries.

  • Nov 15, 2018
  • 1:39 pm

DREAMer Held After Misdemeanor Arrest, Alleges Denial of HIV Medication in Detention

Held in the notorious Adelanto Detention Center, 24 year-old Osny Sorto is fighting deportation to Honduras. He has been in the United States since as he was 9 years old.

  • Nov 15, 2018
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Rains in Chile Destroy About 85 Percent of Desert Microorganisms

The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. (Photo by A. Duarte/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

  • Nov 14, 2018
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The Inter-American Human Rights Commission Expresses ‘Deep Concerns’ for Brazil

The report calls out violence and hate speech against indigenous and LGBTI people as well as Afro-descendants and women.

  • Nov 13, 2018
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New Rules Deny Asylum Rights to Migrants

The rules are widely expected to target Central American migrants, of which 5,000 are currently being sheltered in a sports arena in Mexico City.

  • Nov 9, 2018
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Remember the Republican Legislator Who Called ICE on Protesters? He Lost His Election

Last year, Rinaldi reportedly told two Democratic colleagues during the protest, “Fuck them, I called ICE.”

  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 12:49 pm

41 Latinos Elected to Congress

Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won the election in Tuesday’s contests, while six out of 15 Latino Republican candidates claimed victory.

  • Nov 8, 2018
  • 11:15 am

California Teacher Pension Divests From Prison Industry

The vote came after activists pressured CalSTRS to complete a review of their investments during the summer.

  • Nov 8, 2018
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Brazilian Victims of Dam Collapse Sue Multinational in British Court

A joint project between the Brazilian state-owned Vale mining firm and BHP, the Samarco dam collapsed on November 5, 2015, killing 19 people.

  • Nov 7, 2018
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Despite O’Rourke Letdown, Latino Voters Say They Remain Hopeful for Future of Texas

Veronica Escobar and Garcia both defeated their Republican opponents in Texas.

  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 11:28 am

Latino Voters Poised to Make Impact in Midterm Elections

The number of Latinos who say their situation in the United States has worsened under Trump has risen from 32 percent shortly after he was elected to 47 percent just before the midterms.

  • Nov 6, 2018
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Trial of Mexican Drug Lord, ‘El Chapo,’ Starts Today in NYC

El Chapo and his criminal track record raised security concerns as the trial begins.

  • Nov 5, 2018
  • 12:52 pm

Mexico’s President-Elect Affirms Supreme Court Cannabis Decision

The court ruled Wednesday that the ban on personal use or consumption violated Mexicans’ “fundamental right to the free development of the personality.”

  • Nov 2, 2018
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Keiko Fujimori Was Ordered Back to Jail

The daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, Keiko was found to have interfered in an investigation into systemic money-laundering within her party.

  • Nov 1, 2018
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Trump Says He Will End Birthright Citizenship

Under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, children born in the United States are recognized as citizens. Throughout U.S. history, this has included children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants.

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 2:11 pm

LA Times Publishes Completely Different Political Endorsements in English and Spanish

Why is the same newspaper offering different endorsements?

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 9:13 am

Brazilians Organize in Resistance After Bolsonaro’s Victory

Yesterday morning two hashtags were trending on Twitter in Brazil: #EleNaoEMeuPresidente (Portuguese for #HeIsNotMyPresident) and #MaisLivrosMenosArmas (#MoreBooksFewerWeapons).

  • Oct 30, 2018
  • 1:24 pm

Axios Lets Trump Spew His Propaganda About Ending Birthright Citizenship

THIS IS A LIE FROM TRUMP: “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits.”

  • Oct 30, 2018
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LA Dual Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Center Is a Space for Healing and Social Justice

This Domestic Violence Awarenss Month, learn about how one crisis center makes a difference.

  • Oct 29, 2018
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Jair Bolsonaro Becomes Brazil’s New President

Fernando Haddad, his main opponent, only got 44.3 percent of the votes.

  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1:00 pm

If Elected, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Will No Longer Exit Paris Agreement

With a 12 percent lead heading into Sunday’s second-round vote, the longtime lawmaker, best known for his record of advocating for political violence, racism, homophobia, and sexism, has attempted to moderate his rhetoric around certain positions.

  • Oct 26, 2018
  • 2:44 pm