Latin America

Deported 1 Million

Deported 1 Million, Separated Countless Families Since 2009, to Latinos Obama Is the Bait and Switch President by Bruce Dixon In 2008, Latinos delivered a whopping two thirds of their vote to the candidate of Hope and Change, to Barack Obama, who opposed the building of border walls who spoke out against the politics of…

Peruvian Election

Perú Run-Up to Peruvian Presidential Run-off By Carlos Quintanilla The winner of Perú’s first round of presidential elections, progressive Ollanta Humala, has explained that the purpose of the dialogues he has initiated with political, social and labor organizations is to offer the necessary concessions and to outline the principles upon which his government will operate,…

Repression in Honduras

Latin América Repression Continues in Honduras By Carlos Quintanilla Social organizations condemn the recent wave of repression against demonstrators protesting the privatization of education and the high cost of living in Honduras. La Federación de Organizaciones de la Enseñanza (Federation of Teaching Organization) in Honduras, has stated that police have been firing tear gas shells…

Ecuador

Latin América Ecuador Prioritizes Employment, Health Care, and Education By Carlos Quintanilla The Government of Ecuador has announced the reduction of unemployment during recent years to five percent, the lowest rate of Rafael Correa’s Administration. In 2010, over a quarter of a million jobs were created, demonstrating the country’s economic recovery. Additionally, the Ecuadorian Department…

Unemployment-Child Exploitation-AIDS

Latin América Unemployment, AIDS and Child Exploitation on the Increase By Carlos Quintanilla A recent report published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says that at least 48 percent of Salvadorans have substandard jobs and earn less than a minimum wage. According to the report, six percent of that figure constitutes people unable to…

Columbia

Latin América Colombia: Unfair Decision Against Piedad Córdoba By Carlos Quintanilla Colombian Senator, Piedad Córdoba, was banned from public office on September 27 for 18 years because of her alleged ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). FARC is regarded as a terrorist organization by Colombia, the United States and Europe. Córdoba is…

Social and Political Struggles of Honduras

Latin América Social and Political Struggles of Honduras By Carlos Quintanilla The Honduran National Popular Resistance Front surpassed its goal of collecting 1.25 million signatures to demand the return of former President Manuel Zelaya. According to community station Globo Radio, the signatures were collected in cities, towns and villages of the country’s 18 provinces. The…

Dilma Rousseff Brazil’s Presidential Favorite

Latin América Dilma Rousseff  Brazil’s Presidential Favorite By Carlos Quintanilla According to a recent survey by the Sensus Institute published on Brazilian digital media, Worker’s Party (PT) presidential candidate, Dilma Rousseff, leads the presidential race, there. Rousseff has 41.6 percent voter approval. Jose Serra, of the Brazilian opposition Democratic Social Party (PSDB), is in second…

Rejection of US Military in Central America

Rejection of US Military Presence in Central America —By Carlos Quintanilla The Honduran Women’s Peace Movement has rejected the increased US military presence in their country, as well as the installation of two new bases. “The US Administration clearly intends to continue extending its operational range in Honduras,” declared the Movement in a release which…

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