Carlos Quintanilla

Honduran Migrants

Latin América Honduran Migrants Risk Violence and Murder to Reach US By Carlos Quintanilla The bodies of at least 120 Honduran citizens who were killed while trying to reach the United States since January 1st have been sent home. So far, about one hundred Hondurans have left the country every day this year, a quarter…

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…

Honduras’s Social Problems

Latin América Social Problems in Honduras By Carlos Quintanilla The UN World Food Program (WFP) recently reported that about 800,000 Honduran children suffer from chronic malnutrition. An alarming number of Honduran families live without access to basic foods, where seven of every 10 people live in poverty, according to the WFP. President Porfirio Lobo declared…

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…

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