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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’ by Pope Francis,” which suggests “that beatification of the assassinated prelate could come swiftly.” According to the article, Archbishop

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...

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Ex-Mexican Pres. Zedillo Could Face Cover-Up Charges in U.S.

By Robert Cyr, ctlatinonews A new ruling has been issued in an intriguing international human rights case unfolding in Hartford federal court. It involves a former Mexican president and the court has jurisdiction because he is now a professor...

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Benito Juarez Stands Out Among Washington Generals

By John Rosales, Voxxi In my 20 years as a resident of Washington, D.C., I have visited a lot of dead white generals sitting on horses. Outdoor monuments dedicated to our war heroes dot the nation’s capital...

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Latin America Green News

By Amanda Maxwell, La Onda Verde de NRDC Chile Endesa and Colbún, the companies behind the controversial mega-dam project HidroAysén, have announced that the Committee of Ministers has until the end of April to reach a decision on the 35...

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

A Latin American Pope? Some Say it’s About Time

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino With Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he is abdicating at the end of February, speculation has already begun on who will fill the Vatican’s top job. And some Vatican-watchers are saying the time may...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

¿La Hora de Mexico?

Maria Lourdes Pallais, Reporte Indigo Muerto Chávez, México deberá demostrar que tiene los tamaños para ser el líder máximo en América Latina.  Sobre Chávez póstumo, casi todo está escrito. Que la popularidad del comandante bolivariano tras 14...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Timely Time in Latin America

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco One thing that has been lacking for many years and from many United States Administrations is a Latin American policy.  We have had policies, don’t get me wrong.  But, we have never...

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Why Cuba Will Still Be Anti-American After Castro

By Jaime Suchlicki, The Atlantic Dressed in an impeccable, custom-tailored suit and a Versace tie, instead of his usual military fatigues, General Raul Castro addressed the Cuban Parliament on February 24. He did not discuss political or...

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Hugo Chavez, Dies at 58

By Mariano Castillo and Osmary Hernandez, CNN Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) — Hugo Chavez, the polarizing president of Venezuela who cast himself as a “21st century socialist” and foe of the United States, died Tuesday, said Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Chavez, who had long battled...

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