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Pelosi leads Democratic delegation to Cuba

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U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi will be holding a press conference in Havana from the diplomatic U.S. Interests Sections concerning relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Since President Obama and Cuba’s president, Raul Castro agreed to commence changes to normalize relations amongst the two nations on December 17, 2014, it brings hope after the relationship was severed Read More

Is slave reparation working in Brazil?

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Slavery was abolished in Brazil in 1889. With many countries still dealing with racial separations and discrimination, Brazil is home to one of the largest slave reparations program.  “Quilombos” is term that describes the land occupied by runaway slaves. “Most of the inhabitants of quilombos (called quilombolas) were escaped slaves and, in some cases, later these escaped Read More

Terror in Paris

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The woman behind the Paris attacks, Hayat Boumeddiene, had been seen crossing the Atlantic on more than one occasion, as confirmed by immigration authorities in Dominican Republic. She was spotted with her husband Amedy Coulibaly in Punta Cana on vacation. Dominican authorities stated that they had no way of knowing a passenger’s status as wanted Read More

Politics and the crisis in Mexico

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With issues of accountability on the table, México’s President Enrique Peña Nieto is being scrutinized for the escalating crisis that has left many areas of the country corrupted with crime and murder for years. U.S. President Barrack Obama promises the Mexican President to assist in the fight against drug cartels, expand democracy and human rights Read More

Political ties between US and Cuba

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“A group of Afro-Cuban Santeria priests, said Saturday, the path is clear for improved dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba following the two governments’ announcement of plans to renew diplomatic ties.”, Fox News Latino. Fidel Castro has been the Communist leader for many years in Cuba until recently, as his health has been declining and Read More

Did you hear that China and Latin America are getting married in 2015?

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Many governments of Latin America and the Caribbean are in Beijing this week meeting with President Xi Jinping to try and deepen their relationship.  While China has been allied with several Latin American countries they are now trying to take it to another level. CELAC (community of 33 Latin American and Caribbean states) are coming Read More

More Latinos approve of Obama

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The approval rating for President Obama among Latinos has increased ten points since announcing the new deportation relief policy, according to the latest polls. Approximately 57% of Latinos approve of the job that Obama is doing, compared to the 47% in September; 56% approved of how Obama is handling the immigration process, compared to the Read More

Dreamers should be given the same privileges

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Why does Governor Brewer not want Dreamers to get driver licenses? I’m a firm believer that most people deserve chances and Dreamers definitely do. “The state of Arizona must issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who came into the U.S. as children, known as “Dreamers,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.” Fox News Latino. Dreamers have Read More

Unrest in Cuba

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According to documents obtained by the Associated Press, a U.S agency has been secretly infiltrating Cuba’s underground hip-hop movement, recruiting rappers to spark a movement against the government over the past two years. The goal was to use these musicians “to break the information blockade” and build a network that were seeking social change, but Read More

We need more Latinos in politics

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The truth is that we need more Latinos in power in the political realm. City Hall is the place to be and Latinos need to start stepping up and representing our cities and the people who live in these cities. It can happen, just think about this. Have you ever had a conversation with a Read More