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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 08:00

Sebastián Dávalos Bachelet, el hijo de la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet, renunció al cargo de director de la Dirección Sociocultural de la Presidencia de Chile el 13 de febrero pasado en medio de una álgida controversia por un préstamo bancario que obtuvo en circunstancias sospechosas.1

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 08:00

Pablo Neruda, the famed Chilean poet, is scheduled to be exhumed for a second time in less than three years in order to test his body for possible poisoning, which would support the claim that his death was a murder rather than the result of prostate cancer. In April 2013, his remains were exhumed in order to determine whether or not he was actually killed by poison during the 1973...

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:00

São Paulo has been going through an extreme drought and water shortage, one that started at the beginning of the summer season and doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Amidst much of the criticism and analysis of why São Paulo is experiencing such a drastic water shortage, many expect Rio de Janeiro to be the next victim. With a population of 20 million, São Paulo has shown...


People and Society

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:20

Millions of Latin Americans struggle with obesity, an epidemic that has hit this region with a stronger impact than most others in the developing world.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 08:00

“No human being should eat from the garbage, but we, the street children are barely human beings.”1 Joel is a 13-year-old boy who lives in the streets of La Paz, Bolivia. It is not uncommon for Joel and other street children to scour through dumpsters for scraps of food in order to survive. He believes he and children like him represent the dregs of society, the “garbage...

Law and Policy

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:00

After a year in which over 50,000 children attempted to illegally cross into the United States, the Obama administration has asked Congress for $USD 1 billion in assistance to Central American countries included in his budget request.  This figure is roughly three times what the U.S. has allocated in the past.1



Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 13:00

After more than one year since that unforgettable June 2013, the songs sung by the crowd that walked the streets of São Paulo still echo in my memory. I had already participated in other protests, but it was the first time I joined a demonstration so enormous.

Southern Cone

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 08:00

In a recent article I discussed how the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has fomented mass protests and suspicion throughout Argentina that the government might be complicit in his...

Central America

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 08:00

In Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, the government is in the midst of launching a radical neoliberal economic experiment. Aside from being highly unlikely to reduce poverty or inequality, or spur a kind of development that benefits the poor, such...

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