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The Rise of Corporation-Based Parties in Latin America: Evidence from Panama

October 12, 2016

While most eyes have been on the (re)emergence of viable leftist movements, parties, and governments in Latin America, new developments in the region’s conservative politics have gone unnoticed.1 Over the past quarter-century, a new conservative politics has emerged in Latin America, a politics in which powerful businesses – breweries, retail chains, industrial and agro-industrial firms, and financial and media conglomerates – are constructing their own parties and party factions.2 Parties sponsored by particular firms or conglomerate

La Dramática Movilización Estudiantil en México

October 12, 2016

Las escuelas normales rurales son escuelas destinadas a la formación de maestros para las áreas rurales de México, a la que acuden hijos de campesinos y de comunidades indígenas. Surgieron en el espíritu de la revolución mexicana, cuando fue nombrado José Vasconcelos a cargo de la Secretaría de Educación Pública en 1921, bajo el gobierno de Álvaro Obregón. Desde 1927 se legisló para que tuvieran internado y becas para sus alumnos.

Argentina Launches First Satellite; The Advancement of Technology in Latin America

October 12, 2016

On October 16, 2014, Argentina launched its first geostationary satellite, which will allow Argentines, Chileans, Paraguayans, Uruguayans, and citizens of the Malvinas Islands to enjoy full satellite coverage. The satellite will be used primarily for data transmission as well as telephone and television services. The satellite was constructed out of entirely Argentine parts and has been named ARSAT-1.1 A week later, on October 24, the ARSAT-1 reached its destination and is now in its permanent orbital location.

Mexican Municipal Police Forces Suspected of Organized Crime Links

October 12, 2016

The Mexican federal police have taken control of 13 towns in southern Mexico in the latest chapter of the missing students’ saga. The 13 towns all lie within a 125-mile radius of the city of Iguala, the site of the initial protest that led to the disappearance of 43 students.


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