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Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Chávez Amado y Odiado, la Voz de los Pobres

Por Armando García, News Taco Con el fallecimiento del presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, se cierra una etapa de la lucha de los pueblos latinoamericanos para salir de la desigualdad social en la que se encuentran. Y se abre una era donde se elija un sucesor que continúe con el legado del extinto mandatario o, si uno de sus opositores más acérrimos de la oligarquía, llega a tomar el poder en

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Hugo Chavez: Poor Boy who Embodied Myths of Latin America

In this review published by the Texas Observer on Friday, October 19, 2007, the author appraises  the “definitive” biography of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. By Susana Hayward, Texas  Observer On a hot afternoon seven years ago, Vicente...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Exploring Indigenous Legacies

By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center In 1662, William Sanderoft, the Archbishop of Canterbury, approved the Jamaican coat of arms, depicting an “Arawak” couple: she holding a food basket, he holding a bow. Below the couple,...

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The Context of the 2012 Plebiscite on Puerto Rico’s Status

By Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Latino Decisions On November 6, 2012, the residents of Puerto Rico went to the polls to vote on both island-wide general elections and a local plebiscite on the territorial status of Puerto Rico. This...

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

2013 May Be Cuba’s Lucky Year

By Yoani Sanchez, Huffington Post Latino Vocies In the Kabbalah, the number is not mentioned, a superstition with numbers, the calamity that even pronouncing eight letters could bring. I remember when I turned thirteen the many jokes...

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Fifty half-dressed activists covered in blue paint greeted Senators on their way into the congressional building on Wednesday, advocating for the politicians not to pass a controversial fishing law. The...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Celia Cruz Wins! But Your Input Still Needed

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Several weeks ago NewsTaco wrote about a campaign to get a portrait of Celia Cruz hung in The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The call was to get as many people to...

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Dominican Elections: Medina Narrow Victory, Opponent Claims Fraud

By Susana Hayward Soler, News Taco There was jubilation Monday at the headquarters of the Dominican Liberation Party, where hundreds of supporters gathered to celebrate the apparent victory of economist Danilo Medina in the presidential elections held...