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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 08:00

Since becoming Pope, Pope Francis has...

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 08:00

Leslie Acosta became the only Latina in the Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives in 2014, after she decided that “it was time to grab the bull by the horn and start doing meaningful things within the district.” A native of Puerto Rico, the social worker represents the 197th Legislative District in Pennsylvania, whose population is comprised of 53% Latinos and 44% African Americans...

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 08:00

On October 2, 2015 Carlow University and the city of Pittsburgh were given the pleasure of hosting Richard Blanco, the inaugural poet for Barack Obama’s 2012 inauguration, the poet chosen for the ceremonial reopening of the United States Embassy in Cuba, and an author of various works. Of Blanco’s works many are published by The University of Pittsburgh Press. Blanco started off the...


News and Politics

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 08:00

On September 3, 2015, the president of Guatemala resigned after being charged with fraud, illicit association and corruption.1 Less than a week later, in Mexico, the government account of what happened to 43 missing students was discredited, calling into question the integrity of everyone from Mexico’s military to the president himself.2 Neither of these things...

People and Society

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 08:00

On September 28th, 2015, world leaders met at the UN Headquarters in New York to discuss, among other issues, the mass migration of Syrian and Middle Eastern refugees to Europe. The migration of people from the war torn region of the Middle East has put tremendous strains on European infrastructure, has tested the limits of their foreign policy, and has generated an unprecedented...


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 08:00

El vínculo entre el hambre, la enfermedad y la muerte es referido desde tiempos pretéritos.1 Vega-Franco (1999: 329) menciona que cinco siglos AC Hipócrates ya afirmaba que “el vigor del hambre puede influir violentamente en la constitución del hombre debilitándolo, haciéndolo enfermar e incluso sucumbir”. Sostiene el autor, por lo tanto...



Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 12:30


Southern Cone

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 08:00

On October 25, 2015 the Argentine public will head to the polls. For the past 12 years, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (2007-2015) and her late husband Nestor Kirchner (2003-2007) have controlled the Argentine political realm.

Andean Region

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 08:00

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) proliferated due to the inability of governments to provide solutions to problems such as extreme poverty, shortage of health systems and education, lack of basic services, and the bureaucracy of state institutions. The development of these...

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