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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00

On October 26th, Uruguay held its presidential, vice presidential, and parliamentary elections. The previous president, José “Pepe” Mujica, was not able to run since it is not permissible for a president to serve two consecutive terms. Running in his place was the Broad Front candidate, Tabare Vazquez, who comes from the same political party as Mujica. The Broad Front, or the Frente...

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 08:00

"Gobierno o individuo que entrega los recursos naturales a empresas extranjeras, traiciona a la patria." Lázaro Cárdenas, Presidente de México (1934-1940)

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 08:00

            On Monday September 22nd, the Head of Section for Economic Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, paid a much appreciated visit to the University of Pittsburgh. He led an outstanding talk focused on the question “Why is Mexico important for the US economy?” Although Mexican/US economic relations are...


News and Politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 08:00

On Sunday October 12th, Bolivia held their national elections for the legislature and the presidency. In a landslide victory, incumbent Evo Morales of the Movement for Socialism Party won his third consecutive election with 59 percent of the vote.  The strongest opposition to Morales was Samuel Doria of the Democratic Union who received approximately 30 percent of the vote.


Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 08:00

Antes de ponerme en contacto con el fotoperiodista Óscar Medrano Pérez busqué información sobre él y su carrera. En una página de la revista Caretas, encontré un imagen de él; un retrato en el que su cara parece muy seria. Ésa fue mi primera impresión de él. Creí que sería un hombre serio, un hombre de gran presencia cuya personalidad siempre se nota. Sin embargo, el hombre...


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 08:00

The recent Ebola outbreak has triggered world wide panic about the possible spread of the deadly virus. Now, with people infected in the US and Spain, countries are mobilizing to send doctors and nurses to West Africa in order to stop the spread of Ebola at its source. One of the countries at the forefront of this mobilization is Cuba.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:00

Cada dos de octubre se conmemora en México el Movimiento Estudiantil de 1968. En sintonía con el famoso movimiento estudiantil ocurrido en mayo de ese año en Francia, en 1968 en México se desarrolló un movimiento que aglutinó a estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional de México (UNAM),...


Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 08:00

The second Panoramas Roundtable discussion of the 2014-2015 school year took place on October 2, with contributors Ana Lúcia Gomes, Bruno Hoepers and Barry Ames. The topic of discussion was the upcoming presidential election’s top three candidates: incumbent Dilma Rousseff, Marina...

Andean Region

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:00

Venezuela has initiated a nationwide disarmament as part of their fight against violent crimes in the country. This disarmament comes as an extension of the existing gun ban, which was put into effect in 2013 by the current President, Nicolás Maduro, and ordered by the late President,...

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