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Argentine Presidential Candidates Duel at First Public Debate

Front-runner Alberto Fernández and current President Mauricio Macri faced off over the state of the Argentine economy, past corruption scandals and a national debate over abortion legalization.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 12:40 PM

Latinos and Impeachment

Given the trends nationally in the public at large, Latino Decisions expects Latino support for impeachment is higher today than it was in June.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 11:21 AM

2020 Presidential Candidates Put on Notice by Puerto Ricans

New PRpolicy.org microsite will allow voters to examine candidates’ proposals on Puerto Rico issues.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 11:00 AM

History of Treaty Used to Impose Sanctions on Venezuela Shows It’s a Clumsy Way to Advance Democracy

Though the postwar years saw a relative flowering of democracy in Latin America, the Rio Treaty was not envisioned as an instrument for advancing democracy.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 9:55 AM

Haiti’s Embattled President Faces 5th Week of Protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as road blocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign.

  • Oct 15, 2019
  • 9:33 AM

Ecuador Crisis Weakens President, Strengthens Indigenous

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a mass cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for days, leaving piles of burning tires, trees and construction material.

  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 6:09 PM

From Latino USA: The Movement For Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Latino USA explores the history of Columbus Day, the battle for change, and pays a visit to one of the latest states to make Indigenous Peoples’ Day official: Maine. 

  • Oct 14, 2019
  • 10:34 AM

Judges Block Green Card Denials for Immigrants on Public Aid

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judges in three states on Friday temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits, dealing a setback to one of the president’s most aggressive moves yet to cut legal immigration and make it more based on employment skills than family ties.

  • Oct 12, 2019
  • 12:46 PM

Latina Author Jennine Capó Crucet Responds to the Georgia Southern University Students Who Burned Her Book

“Much love and gratitude to all those who’ve shown support here and elsewhere. Abrazos to you all,” Capó Crucet tweeted with the statement.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 3:19 PM

Journalist Killed as Anti-Government Protests Rattle Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters burned tires and spilled oil on streets in parts of Haiti’s capital on Friday as they renewed their call for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse just hours after a journalist was shot to death.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 2:33 PM

Latino USA Presents: A Day In The Life Of Pitbull

Latino USA followed Pitbull over the course of a day when he was in New York City to speak at the AdWeek marketing conference and sat down for an interview with him at his hotel.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1:41 PM

At Least Five Dead as Tensions Escalate in Ecuador Amid Fuel Crisis Protests

The Indigenous communities arrived in Quito earlier this week and have been protesting all over Ecuador due to Moreno’s decision to end government fuel subsidies.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1:31 PM

Indigenous Pour in From Amazon to Boost Ecuador Protests

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds more indigenous protesters poured into Ecuador’s capital from the country’s Amazon on Friday, increasing pressure on President Lenín Moreno over fuel price hikes and economic measures that have sparked more than a week of anti-government demonstrations.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1:17 PM

US Will Send Migrants to El Salvador, a Country That Can’t Protect Its Own People

The suggestion that El Salvador can protect asylum seekers is misleading.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 1:06 PM

Trump Administration Ramps Up Deportations to Cuba

MIAMI (AP) — After seeking asylum in the United States at the Mexican border, Pablo Sanchez was placed in a detention center and is now facing what has become an increasingly common scenario under President Donald Trump: deportation to Cuba.

  • Oct 11, 2019
  • 8:43 AM

Panama Celebrates Its Black Christ, Part of Protest Against Colonialism and Slavery

While there is little certainty as to its origin, many scholars believe the statue arrived in Portobelo in the 17th century.

  • Oct 10, 2019
  • 5:12 PM

Indigenous Leader Killed in Ecuador Unrest, Agency Says

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An indigenous leader and four other people have died in unrest in Ecuador since last week, the public defender’s office said Thursday.

  • Oct 10, 2019
  • 3:19 PM

Massive Indigenous March in Quito Demands Moreno’s Resignation

Violence among protesters has increased, and Quito is under curfew, where 570 people have been detained as of Tuesday.

  • Oct 10, 2019
  • 1:00 PM