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Reporting political, economic, and social issues in the Americas for 46 years.
Reporting political, economic, and social issues in the Americas for 46 years.

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Unasur (Union of South American Nations) presidents will meet next week to respond to the “grotesque and illegal” meddling of the United States in Venezuelan affairs announced Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa.

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On the morning of February 11, in a park in the city of Santiago, Dominican Republic, a Haitian man was found hanging from a tree. Bound hand and foot, the corpse of Jean Baptiste Harry has prompted special investigations, incited fiery protests on both sides of Hispañola and become the flashpoint in an international debate over the treatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic.

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Despite threats, indigenous people from the Laguna Siberia, members from five different areas within the ancestral territory of Sat Tama Kiwe de Caldono, Afro-descendents from the La Toma Community Council and resident campesinos in the surrounding areas joined together to protest against illegal mining in the area of Río Ovejas in the north of Cauca.

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“Puerto Rico has been a colony for an uninterrupted period of over five hundred years.” But this hasn't stopped Puerto Ricans from developing a strong sense of national identity.

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A new Border Patrol program holds Mexican migrant children “for months without charge in shelters across the United States, sometimes without their parents’ knowledge.” Most of these children are repeat crossers, coopted or forcibly recruited by dangerous Mexican cartels and smuggling organizations.

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President Barack Obama declared that Venezuela is a threat to U.S. National Security. How is the world responding?

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Check out this stunning photo essay from Cotopaxi, Ecuador—"Fiercely independent in a world still tied to traditional ideals of gender and family, Fabiola has dedicated her life to building an organization of women that both meets the practical challenges of life high in el páramo and struggles for women's rights."

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Cuba and the United States have re-established direct telephone links for the first time in 15 years, Cuba's state telecommunications company Etecsa says.

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“El estado mexicano generó condiciones para que hechos como los de Iguala sucedieran.” Entrevista con Román Hernández Rivas del Centro de Derechos Humanos Tlachinollan

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“Today women participate heavily in grassroots organizations and in the larger movements that they represent. It is women who mobilize on a daily basis to achieve the objectives put forth by each organization.”
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