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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 08:00

For anybody who lived in Venezuela in the periods before and after Hugo Chávez’s death on 5 March 2013, these were strange and intense times. After a protracted battle with cancer and a final address to the nation televised on 16 December 2013, the man whose image and voice had been a constant feature in the nation’s imaginary and daily life —among opponents and supporters alike— was gone.

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:00

En 2012 había un 69% de estudiantes secundarios hispanos inscritos para entrar a una universidad estadounidense, más que el 67% de estudiantes secundarios anglosajones inscritos.1 Esta cifra muestra el fuerte crecimiento de latinos estudiando en universidades en el país. El récord de inscripción de estudiantes latinos corresponde con el hito alcanzado por los hispanos al...

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 08:00

On November 5th, 2015, an unprecedented environmental disaster took place in the interior state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Two dams containing runoff material from nearby mines, ruptured and sent a wave of chemically hazardous sludge throughout the nearby regions. The dams, located in the municipality of Mariana, covered entire towns and wildlife in a thick layer of sludge, and moved...



Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 08:00

In early September, China announced that it is planning to loan a mere USD$5 billion to Venezuela in hopes of aiding their plummeting economy. The Economist reported that Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, made a trip to China to seal the deal. Since China has already thrown away over USD $56.3 billion to the Latin American country over the past nine years, another $5 billion...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 08:00

U.S Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker arrived in Cuba on October 6 for a two- day visit, seeking common ground and collaboration to improve trade relations between the two countries. She told Cuban officials that Washington wants to improve the Communist country’s nascent private sector and that president Castro should let the private enterprises thrive under a more open and free market.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 08:00

Oddly enough, throughout September and into October Mexico has experienced increases in consumer spending, despite opposing trends in the public sector as the world oil crisis coerced the Mexican government to cut expenditures to compensate for losses in revenues. In conjunction with reductions in oil revenues resulting from decreased world prices, the Chinese yuan devaluation has had...


Southern Cone

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 08:37

Until recently, gay marriage in the US was one of the most polarized issues in American culture.  But while this matter was at a stand still for so many years in the U.S., Latin America was already...


Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 08:03

Cause: Puerto Rico’s current state

Central America

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 07:00

August 2015 witnessed a surge in unaccompanied minors.  A fact that was rather surprising since, historically, the number of people trying to cross...

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