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Crisis Throws Curve Ball at Opening of Venezuelan Baseball

Tough economic times have shortened the season by a third of its games, and it started weeks late.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 11:50 AM

Evangelicals in Brazil See Abuse of God’s Earth as a Sin, But Will They Fight to Save the Amazon?

This faith-based distress at humanity’s poor stewardship of God’s creation has some powerful and outspoken proponents in Brazil.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 10:58 AM

Nine Americans Killed in Northern Mexico Gang Ambush

Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs, killing three women and six children.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 10:20 AM

The Fallacy of Language

Is language really an element of pride worthy enough to use to beat others over the head with and repeat subtle versions of the very oppression enacted upon our ancestors?

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 10:02 AM

FBI Arrests Puerto Rico Senator, 7 More in Corruption Probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Senator Abel Nazario and seven other people early Wednesday as part of an investigation into corruption in the U.S. territory.

  • Nov 6, 2019
  • 7:47 AM

Bolivia Opposition Leader Blocked From Reaching Capital

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Backers of Bolivia’s president blocked the arrival of an opposition leader to the capital of La Paz on Tuesday and the government flew him back to his home city amid protests over the apparent reelection of President Evo Morales.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 4:08 PM

Latino USA Presents: Shrimp Who Falls Asleep

A young DACA recipient shares stories about her immigrant family’s inability to move forward over the last two decades.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 3:02 PM

Bolsonaro Discontinues Children’s Play, Sparking Concerns of Censorship

Since Bolsonaro took office, political art has become taboo.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 1:18 PM

A Venezuelan Weighs in on the Second Season of JACK RYAN and Its Suspicious Lack of Arepas

Ryan goes to Caracas as part of the team of U.S. senator Jim Moreno—who shares a couple of traits and none of the flaws of Marco Rubio.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 12:28 PM

Chile Protests Resume, Demonstrations Crimp Economic Growth

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Thousands of Chileans took to the streets again Monday to demand better social services, some clashing with police, as protesters demanded an end to economic inequality even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country’s economic growth.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 9:58 AM

At Least 9 US Citizens Die in Cartel Attack in Northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top security official said Tuesday that at least three women and six children were slaughtered by cartel gunmen and one child was still missing in northern Mexico. Relatives said the victims are also U.S. citizens.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 9:13 AM

A New Poll by Multicultural Agency Says That LATINX Label Is Favored by Only 2% of US Latinos

The debate that should have ended years ago is suddenly back. Sigh.

  • Nov 5, 2019
  • 8:22 AM

Censorship or Caution? Culture War Burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe’s second show of “Abrazo,” a play for children about a fictional dictatorship in which hugging is outlawed. The actors breathed deeply, waiting for the public to take its seats.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 4:29 PM

In Paraguay, Rural Communities Facing Deforestation See Power and Profit in a Beloved Drink

Yerba mate is a wildly popular leaf that is dried, steeped like tea and drunk hot or cold across Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 4:20 PM

Bolivian President Responds to Unrest Amid External Election Audit

Tens of thousands of Bolivians took to the streets to call for a new vote on Saturday, demanding that Morales resign by today.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 1:17 PM

Keeping Up With the Kirchners: Cristina Returns to Office

The RadioLAND podcast for November 2, 2019.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 12:22 PM

El Cuerpo de Ingenieros de EE UU permitió un desfalco multimillonario en la recuperación de la red eléctrica en Puerto Rico

Estos fallos llevaron a que el Cuerpo de Ingenieros les pagara $20.9 millones a Fluor Enterprises y $29.2 millones a PowerSecure.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 10:37 AM

Just Months After Puerto Rico’s Worst Political Scandal Ever, Pedro Pierluisi Says That He ‘Does Not Regret’ Voting for Ricardo Rosselló

And here we go. In a classic case of political Macondo mediocrity, it looks like some factions of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood party are trying to forget this past summer’s historic protests that led to the sudden resignation of governor Ricardo Rosselló. The latest example? Former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi—yes, the same Pierluisi who claimed the […]

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 9:38 AM

El Salvador Orders Expulsion of Venezuelan Diplomats

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador has ordered the expulsion of Venezuelan government diplomats, joining the U.S. and more than 50 other countries that have said opposition leader Juan Guaidó is Venezuela’s rightful president.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 7:47 AM

Demonstrators Demand Halt to Killings of Women in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and improved efforts to investigate their cases.

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • 7:36 AM