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Friday, September 27th, 2013

Dominican Court Ends Citizenship of Some Residents

By The Associated Press/The New York Times SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Thousands of Dominican Republic residents have been thrown into limbo by a ruling from the country’s highest court that strips citizenship from anyone born to migrants who entered illegally. The decree affects mainly people of Haitian descent and is likely to worsen already

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

What Latino Community?

By Hector Luis Alamo, Jr., Gozamos The Atlantic slave trade stripped many black people of their heritage to the point where they refer to themselves nowadays with the simple label “African American.” Latinos, on the other hand, know...

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Asylum From Violence

By Andres Caballero, Latino USA After the kidnapping and beheading of the police chief in a Mexican border town, no one dared to replace him. But Marisol Valles Garcia, a twenty-year-old mother and student took the post as...

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Bolivia Claims U.S. Snowden Fears Kept President’s Plane From Landing

By Fox News Latino Bolivia’s president left Europe for home on Wednesday amid diplomatic drama over suggestions he was trying to sneak NSA leaker Edward Snowden aboard his private plane, a day after his flight was rerouted...

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

John Kerry Makes First Latin America Trip As Secretary Of State

By Fox News Latino Secretary of State John Kerry departs this week for Guatemala in his first trip to Latin America since taking office, where he will attend the annual gathering of a 35-nation organization he once...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Evolving U.S.-Mexico Relations and Obama’s Visit

By Stratfor When U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Mexico on May 2, he will arrive amid a period of sweeping transformation in the country. Embroiled in myriad political battles and seeking to implement an extensive slate of national reforms, Mexican...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Ahead of Obama’s Trip To Mexico, Relationship Shifts From Drugs To Economy

By Fox News Latino Just days before President Barack Obama’s visit south of the border, the Mexican government announced it will end the widespread access it has given U.S. security agencies to combat the drug war. It...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Who Says There Was No Genocide? Guatemala Dictator on Trial

By Mary Jo McConahay, New America Media GUATEMALA CITY – When the judge called his name, 70-year-old Tiburcio Utuy, wearing a yellow nylon jacket and looking determined, entered through tall wooden doors to face former Guatemala strongman Gen....

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Will Archbishop Romero Soon Become a Saint?

Pope Francis “Unblocks” Romero’s Beatification By Latino Rebels The National Catholic Reporter published a story saying that “a Vatican official responsible for the sainthood cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador announced Sunday that the cause has been ‘unblocked’...

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Celebrating What’s in the Middle

By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center The majority of Latinos in the United States share an indigenous root and legacy, many more than one. As a Chicano, I was taught about the Aztec and Mayan Empires, and the...

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Migration of Latin American Nurses Could Help U.S. Healthcare

By John Benson, Saludify Solving healthcare issues on both sides of the border is the theme of the recently released report Strengthening Health Systems in North and Central America: What role for migration? Migration Policy Institute Policy Analyst Eleanor...

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Thousands of dead shrimp and small fish have emerged from a duct of the Bocamina II plant, an Endesa-owned thermoelectric power generation plant located near Coronel in southern Chile....

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile HidroAysén, the company intending to build a 2,750 megawatt dam project on two rivers in Patagonia, announced that it would not present the environmental impact study for its transmission...

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile The Chilean Solar Energy Research Center—a newly formed organization comprising researchers from several of the country’s universities—will begin a multidisciplinary study of the solar energy potential in the Norte...

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