Latin America

Mexico’s New Government Takes Aim at Drug Cartel Finances

The move against the Jalisco cartel, a relative newcomer that has risen to become one of Mexico’s most dangerous criminal gangs, sends a “first message” under Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

  • Dec 10, 2018
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A Savior’s Christmas: Adopted Into an Evangelical Nightmare (PART ONE)

This is a very personal story that is still in the midst of intense struggle. There isn’t a happy ending, and the lessons learned are not lessons anyone would ever want to learn.

  • Dec 10, 2018
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Odebrecht Peru Signs Deal With Gove​rnment to Continue Operations

Peruvian prosecutors are slated to resume the questioning of Odebrecht executives in January.

  • Dec 10, 2018
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Working While They Wait, Migrants Seek Jobs at US Border

In most cases, they are relieved to have something that takes them away from the miserable conditions in the overcrowded shelter, where the hours pass slowly, and puts some money in their pockets.

  • Dec 10, 2018
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Trying to Survive the Long Honduran Night

Latino Rebels Radio: December 9, 2018

  • Dec 9, 2018
  • 4:16 pm

Cubans Gain 3G Mobile Access

The move aligns with President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s goal of expanding connectivity throughout the island

  • Dec 7, 2018
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Mexico City’s New Mayor Disbands Riot Police

Claudia Sheinbaum was sworn into office yesterday.

  • Dec 6, 2018
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Stories From El Salvador: Eloísa

I grew up being called la oveja negra.

  • Dec 6, 2018
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The Challenge of Parenting in a Migrant Caravan

Children in these circumstances are more likely to suffer from mental health problems.

  • Dec 6, 2018
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Argentina Increases Police Gun-Firing Liberties

Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich defended the decree and said that if protocols of firearm use aligned with “clear and transparent regulations, we will have an orderly society that is clear about where the good is and where the evil is.”

  • Dec 5, 2018
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Mexico’s President Promises Communication, Creates Ayotzinapa Truth Commission

As of now, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to deliver daily press conferences.

  • Dec 4, 2018
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Mexico Inaugurates New President

After taking an oath to office, Andrés López Obrador spent the weekend speaking to Congress and making public appearances at the inaugural celebration, a dinner with foreign officials, and a spiritual cleansing ceremony where he vowed to “purify public life in Mexico.”

  • Dec 3, 2018
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After Heavily Questioned Trial, 7 of 8 Convicted of Berta Cáceres Murder

Cáceres was shot dead in March 2016, after leading a campaign to fight the internationally financed Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam, which was being built on a river sacred to the Lenca people.

  • Nov 30, 2018
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Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Awardees Shine a Bright Future for Music

Meet the four scholarship recipients who had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas and attend the Latin Grammys.

  • Nov 30, 2018
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Colleagues of Slain Mexican Journalist Investigating Cartels Targeted by Government-Linked Spyware

he spyware, known as Pegasus, infiltrates individuals’ electronics and is able to freely gather information without detection.

  • Nov 29, 2018
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US Finds Migrant Teens Put at Risk in Texas Camp

The Tornillo camp “is using checks conducted by a private contractor that has access to less comprehensive data, thereby heightening the risk that an individual with a criminal history could have direct access to children.”

  • Nov 28, 2018
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Mexicans Approve 10 of AMLO’s Proposals, Including ‘Maya Train’

Only 1 in 90 registered voters participated, leading critics to question the results.

  • Nov 27, 2018
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Anti-Government Protests in Haiti Scale Up

Schools and government offices remain shut down amid allegations of corruption involving the previous government and Petrocaribe, an oil alliance between many Caribbean nations and Venezuela.

  • Nov 26, 2018
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Do Salvadoran Americans Have Their Own Voice? On the Invisibility and Erasure of Central American Literature

Books that include diverse characters and reflect the lives of these kids can get them reading and give them a sense of belonging, in school and in society at large.

  • Nov 26, 2018
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NAHJ Responds to Assault on Migrant Caravan, News Coverage

This story comes with great responsibility.

  • Nov 26, 2018
  • 9:45 am