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Olivia Cole

Lucy: Why I'm Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen

Olivia Cole | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
I love what Hollywood could be, but I must say that I don't love what it is. I can't accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.
Pierpaolo Barbieri


Learning to Lose in Argentina

Pierpaolo Barbieri | July 28, 2014 | World
From its security policy to suspicious, crony nationalizations, and down to its corrupt officials still in office, the Argentine president refuses to learn when she has lost. Without admitting defeat, ideology is left naked to face undeniable reality. Today this ideology is only useful to protect the corrupt and hide scandals. Power is never eternal, and for Kirchner it is finally running out.
Laura W. Murphy


The Civil Rights Fight of the Information Age

Laura W. Murphy | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Very soon the Federal Communications Commission will either empower minority voices on the Internet and help close the digital divide, or it will make it easier for communications giants to silence and exclude those communities from the free or low-priced content now on the web.
Gary Villablanca Duff


An Heir to the Chilean Presidency: Isabel Allende Bussi

Gary Villablanca Duff | July 28, 2014 | Latino Voices
There are few female politicians of prominence within Chile, and yet Isabel Allende Bussi has found herself in the country's most powerful political position second only to President Michelle Bachelet.
Luis E. Montes


Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador Governments Must Reassess Their Priorities

Luis E. Montes | July 28, 2014 | Latino Voices
For there to be real progress, there must be a real focus on the issues that matter. It's time for the governments of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to assume responsibility, look introspectively, clean up and strengthen their institutions to stop the exodus.
Jose Antonio Tijerino


The Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Protecting Refugee Children at our Borders

Jose Antonio Tijerino | July 27, 2014 | Latino Voices
This is 2014, when hundreds of angry protesters in Murietta, California, chant "USA, USA, USA" while blocking a busload of hungry, tired, lonely children from a long journey in search of a concrete floor to serve as a bed.
Ryan Campbell


Women's and Immigrant's Rights, Hand in Hand

Ryan Campbell | July 26, 2014 | Politics
Although a better immigration policy would not have prevented the terrible conditions we see in Central America, it could have given them a safe place to run to, instead of having them "warehoused" at the border to be deported by our current broken system.
Marco Cáceres


G'head, Do the Gangs a Favor, Deport the Kids to Central America

Marco Cáceres | July 25, 2014 | World
The gangs continue growing in numbers because of the relative powerlessness of the authorities in Central America. The police are outgunned and easily corrupted, while the judges and politicians are effortlessly cowed.
Rodrigo Nunes


The Worst Kind of World Cup Legacy: Brazil's New Political Prisoners

Rodrigo Nunes | July 28, 2014 | World
This could be a chapter in Latin American history coming full circle in the worst possible way.

Are We Welcome Entrepreneurs or Unwanted Criminals?

Aurora | July 25, 2014 | Politics
This is when I heard those dreadful words, "We're denying you re­entry into the United States and deporting you back to Mexico tonight." I was being treated like a common criminal without having committed any crime.
Richard M. Weinberg


Planting Seeds of Change as LGBT Christians - from El Salvador to North America

Richard M. Weinberg | July 24, 2014 | Religion
That any church these days would take the step toward full inclusion of the LGBT community is courageous. That the Salvadoran Episcopal Church's Sexual Diversity Ministry even exists is a miracle to behold.
Vivek Wadhwa


America's Crazy, Upside-Down Immigration System

Vivek Wadhwa | July 24, 2014 | Politics
Forgotten are the more than one million legal, skilled immigrants who have been held hostage to political wrangling. The loser is the US, because it is limiting its economic growth and creating its own competition.
R. Andrew Chesnut


30 Years of Mexico and Me

R. Andrew Chesnut | July 23, 2014 | Latino Voices
I first came to Mexico to visit my college girlfriend in the summer of 1984, and over the past three decades have returned numerous times to visit relatives, conduct research and travel throughout this beautiful country.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny


Why We Need a New Alliance Between Workers and Employers

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | July 23, 2014 | Business
With an increasing volatile economy, individuals don't feel the same loyalty to their companies that they did in past decades -- a rational response to an environment in which corporations have abandoned long-term commitments to their employees.
Arnal Dayaratna


CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | July 23, 2014 | Sports
The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) today confirmed its selection of Carlos Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil's disappointing performance at the World Cup.
Sergio Ramírez

Nicaraguans Are Not Migrating to the U.S. -- They Have Their Own 'American Dream': Costa Rica

Sergio Ramírez | July 23, 2014 | World
Lines at the Costa Rican consulate in Managua are far longer than lines at the U.S. consulate. According to official statistics, at least ten percent of the population of Costa Rica is made up of Nicaraguans, although the population of clandestine migrants is huge.
Sergio Ramírez

Nicaraguans Are Not Migrating To America Because They Have Their Own 'American Dream' Next Door: Costa Rica

Sergio Ramírez | July 23, 2014 | World
Lines at the Costa Rican consulate in Managua are far longer than lines at the U.S. consulate. According to official statistics, at least ten percent of the population of Costa Rica is made up of Nicaraguans, although the population of clandestine migrants is huge.
Marco Cáceres


The Story of Exodus (... the One From Central America)

Marco Cáceres | July 23, 2014 | World
Once upon a time, there was a great and powerful country to the north. The country was having problems with foreigners who had illegally crossed its borders and formed gangs to defend themselves against local, more established gangs.
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington


Exploring Lisbon As A Street Art Tourist

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | July 23, 2014 | Arts
In the wake of the global growth of interest in art in the streets, one form of tourism that may soon be blowing up could be graffiti excursions, street art sightseeing, or even mural journeying.
Tavis Smiley


My Conversation with the Multi-Faceted Rubén Blades

Tavis Smiley | July 23, 2014 | Entertainment
Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Rubén Blades. The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, Tangos.
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