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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 00:58

On Monday, January 29, the World Health Organization  issued an alert declaring the Zika virus a...

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 08:00

—¡Pónchale las llantas, pónchale las llantas!— se escucha el grito desesperado de una mujer, mientras en el video se ve como un grupo de policías huyen de la escena donde, minutos después, se aprecia como un grupo de sicarios saca a un hombre de una casa. ¡Bam, bam, bam! Se alcanza a escuchar el tronido de las armas automáticas seguido del...

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 08:00

WhatsApp, the the wildly popular messaging app, named for it’s play on the phrase “what’s up,” has recently released a statement saying that they would be returning their service to the whopping price of FREE. This is good news for WhatsApp’s over 990 million active users, double what it was just two years ago. If you signed up prior to 2013 (the app launched in 2009) you were grandfathered...

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Law and Policy

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 00:00

Slightly over 25 years old, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program was introduced in 1990 as part of Nationality and Immigration Act. With the introduction of TPS, as it is best known for, Congress intended to provide a temporary safe haven for individuals who were unable to return safely to their homes due to an emergency, such as war or natural disaster1. As a...

People and Society

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 08:00

This year’s Pritzker Prize, an architectural award, was given to a Chilean architect, Alejandro Aravena. At 48, his achievements and buildings span various continents and of course, throughout his native Chile. Past winners of this prize include the Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, who had a prolific career around the world and is known for his architectural and urban planning...

Art and Culture

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 08:00

The first thing most people outside of Venezuela know about the country is its former president, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, one of the most charismatic and controversial leaders in the Western Hemisphere in the last one hundred years, whose death in 2013 traumatized the nation. The political discontent and the support of social movements that propelled Chávez to power in 1998 thrust Venezuela...

Regions

Southern Cone

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 08:23

On October 25, 2015 Mauricio Macri, a centre-rightist won the election and replaced Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Mr. Macri’s victory is notable, to say the least, because he stepped into the Casa Rosada presidential palace putting an end to the Kirchner era of 12 years. His first...

Brazil

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 08:39

Recently, Brazil’s cooking show, MasterChef Junior has stirred up a lot of controversy over sexual remarks directed at...

Central America

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 08:00

En el libro “La Travesía de Enrique: la arriesgada odisea de un niño en busca de su madre”, la autora Sonia Nazario habla en el prólogo de la mayor oleada de inmigración en la historia de los Estados Unidos, en la cual unos 700.000 inmigrantes entran ilegalmente cada año. En décadas...

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