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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The face of Latin American migration is rapidly changing. US policy isn’t keeping up

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s rhetoric has been specifically anti-Mexican, but migration from there is at a standstill. Because Trump’s policies address a perceived problem from a past era. VL April 5, 2017 Displayed with permission from The Conversation By Jonathan Hiskey, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies, Vanderbilt

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Why Chicanos Love Fidel Castro But Hate Cuban Exile Politics

*A very interesting point of view. Especially in light of this past election when Cuban-Americans and Mexican-Americans voted very differently. VL By Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly (9 minute read) Cuban exiles greeted news of Fidel Castro’s...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Trump Embraces Caudillo Politics as Latin America Shuns It

*This is an opinion piece, written by Diego Von Vacano, an associate professor of political science at Texas A&M University. Vacano writes that the Trump figure is well known to many U.S. Latinos and Latino immigrants –...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Colombia President Will Donate Nobel Peace Prize Money to Victims

*Juan Manuel Santos managed to broker peace with the FARC guerillas. Now he’s working on a peace deal with the National Liberation Army (ELN). VL By Associated Press (2.5 minute read) After receiving Nobel Peace Prize, Colombia’s President...

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...

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...

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