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Latin American Politics

US Myths of Latin America Often Ignorant, Inaccurate

Laura Weiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura Weiss

Many objected when Secretary of State John Kerry referred to Latin America as "the backyard" of the United States last April. While his statement may have been intended as an innocuous comment on geography, the implications of his words represent an all too common attitude about our Southerly neighbors.

Should The U.S. Be Spying On Its Allies In The Region?

Americas Quarterly | Yes: Gabriel Marcella; No: William McIlhenny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

A Debate The reported snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on world leaders is a rich teachable moment. It shows the underside of in...

Latin America In 2013: A Year In Review

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

As we near the end of the year it is customary to assess the impact of events on the future of the Americas. Last month, in a policy speech deliver...

Colombia Agrees To Allow FARC Rebel Group To Enter Politics

VOXXI | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Headlines in the Colombian media labeled as “historic” Wednesday’s breakthrough in peace talks aimed at ending the country...

Chávez Congratulates Raúl Castro On Re-election

AP | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent a message to Raul Castro, congratulating him for his re-election as Cuba's president. ...

Colombia Refuses To Honor Cease-Fire, Bombs FARC Camps

AP | CESAR GARCIA | Posted 02.02.2013 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's military said Monday that it killed at least 20 Revolutionary Armed Forces insurgents in a weekend air raid on a c...

Andrea Long Chavez

WATCH: Four Years Later, Pisco Earthquake Refugees Get Water And Power

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Long Chavez | Posted 03.26.2012 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Finally, more than four years since an 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the colonial port city of Pisco, Peru, refugees living in th...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.