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Graffiti artists turn Mexico City walls into a protest

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Several graffiti artists have been protesting once again throughout the City of Mexico. No, not the usual protest where people have signs, chanting for justice, but instead by creating murals on several different buildings across the city. This significant protest was brought together by Manifesto MX, according to Fusion this “manifesto seeks to make the Read More

Scanning fingerprints for groceries

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Imagine living in a world that made you scan your fingerprints each time you bought groceries from the grocery store. Weird right? Venezuela will start the process of installing over 20,000 fingerprint scanners at supermarkets across the nation in a effort to stop the black market sales and panic buying which is believed to be Read More

Castro’s tacky home design

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Have you ever stopped for a moment,  looked around your house or apartment and noticed you have random types of furniture with random colors that have no business being in the same room together? Well, maybe for some of us this might be the case, but what if you are filthy rich and have access Read More

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?

bbc.co.uk

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

economist.com

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

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

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

Mexico protests continue

theatlantic.com

Protesters in Mexico City took to the streets on December 1st to demand answers about the 43 students from Guerrero who went missing in September as well as demonstrating their anger towards the crime and corruption in their country. The protest included students and adults carrying signs in a peaceful manner. On their way to Read More