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Uruguay’s Mujica has strong sentiments about Guantanamo Bay detainees

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Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that he is continuing to work with the Obama administration to have those imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay transferred to his country. President Mujica went on to comment further and felt the need to add that this is a disgrace. These are strong comments. These comments were made when he was Read More

Uruguay and marijuana

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Marijuana legalization isn’t only affecting the United States. Uruguay boasts the first government controlled marijuana market; they’ve been trying to suppress their marijuana trafficking in many different ways. Similar to the United States’ “war on drugs”. Even as Uruguay fights this trafficking it continues to increase. Giving up on fighting marijuana trafficking, Uruguay has turned to Read More

Covert operation revealed

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The Associated Press is reporting on an ongoing investigation into US Agency for International Development’s contractor program, which involves young Latin American recruits posing as tourists. Nearly a dozen young Latino revolutionaries were sent to Cuba in an attempt to identify “potential social-change actors” in the country. The young operatives served as democratic voices for USAID’s mission. The Read More

Slavery reparation in Brazil

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The world is well past the enslavement of the African society. A shameful era of human history. As we get farther away from the generation of slavery, some countries are still trying to spread equality amongst their people. Certain societies make this a difficult situation for their government. Brazil is one example. According to the Read More

US drug policy blamed for migrant surge

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More than 52,000 child immigrants from Central America have been detained at the U.S. border since October 2013. In June, pending deportation cases reached an all time high of 375, 503. According to Honduran President Juan Hernandez, U.S. drug policy is to blame for the recent surge in immigration. In a recent conference Hernandez called Read More

Mexico’s fight against the Knights Templar

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Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in December of 2012. Peña Nieto vowed to suppress the gang violence in Mexico. Near the end of 2013 the statistics proved it. According to Insight Crime, in a year’s time the total murders linked to organized crime had dropped by 20%. Some states saw over a 45% Read More

Bolivia’s child labor age lowered

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Remember the time, when you were younger, and couldn’t wait to get a job to save up as much money as possible so that you could buy whatever it is that you ever wanted? Well for many children in Bolivia this childhood dream will become a reality but sadly they will not be working for the Read More

Honduras’ crime problems

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According to the U.S. Department of State tens of thousands of U.S. citizens visit Honduras every year, from tourists to scientists. It’s no wonder as the country provides everything from snorkeling to Mayan ruins. Even so, the U.S. Department of State warns “that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high”. How high? Read More

Chile’s Mapuche go against the business norm

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The Mapuche, Chile’s largest indigenous group, are taking business into their own hands. Under the current Chilean government, it has been difficult for many of the Mapuche to get the financial backing they need for their local businesses. The problem stems from cultural differences. According to an article by BBC News, the government has not taken into consideration “the Read More

Havoc at the World Cup

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As many are aware, the FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in a couple of weeks. Soccer, also known as fútbol, is one of the biggest sports for Latinos. While there is plenty of excitement to see who will win, there are also plenty of people who are worried to see how they will Read More