Please don’t pretend you don’t know Daft Punk’s Lucky is a song about Uruapan and Mexican Lucky stuff. This is clear from the French duo’s very Mexican lyrics. Like the legend of the Phoenix, All ends with beginnings. What keeps the … Continue reading ?
Over the next few days we’ll look at several memorable World Cup (WC) qualifying matches involving teams from around the Americas.Argentina and Colombia are on the cusp of earning automatic spots in next year’s WC that will be held in Brazil. Show More Summary
The governments of Mexico and Brazil are each looking for answers from U.S. officials over new allegations of intelligence surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne, was summonedShow More Summary
Veteran British journalist, satirist and broadcaster David Frost passed away on Saturday at the age of 74.As part of a career that spanned over half a century, Frost conduced hundreds of interviews of heads of government, famous celebrities and other public figures. Show More Summary
Peru's Union Comercio could be described as Latin America’s unluckiest soccer team after going through a comedy of errors in their three league matches this month.First there was the blunder committed earlier this month by goalkeeper Juan Flores against Sporting Cristal. Show More Summary
The following post reflecting on the assassination of Colombian comedian and satirist Jaime Garzon was first published on August 15, 2011.We are reprinting it today since it's the fourteenth anniversary of Garzon's untimely death.Imagine the public reaction in the U.S. Show More Summary
By a 68-32 vote the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform bill that aims to strengthen border security while also potentially benefiting scores of undocumented migrants. “Yes we can!” chanted several of the dozens of pro-immigration activists in the gallery of the Senate after Vice President Joe Biden read the results of the vote. Show More Summary
Brazil: Mass protests have taken place in major Brazilian cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament. U.S.: While Congress continues to wrangle over immigration reform several recent...Show More Summary
"We are the Nobles" is the title of a new movie out in Mexico or in Spanish, "Nosotros los Nobles." It examines the class system in Mexico where the wealthy shop at luxury malls and the poor struggle to buy tortillas. The story focuses...Show More Summary
Guatemala: Judge Carol Patricia Flores annulled the genocide trial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt on the grounds of a technicality though it’s unclear if a higher court will overrule her decision. South America: A rematch of last...Show More Summary
If you are wanting to check out a film this weekend, Snitch may be on that list. Many folks I know personally are choosing to see the film for one reason: Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. So, before you make plans to check the film out read our review, which … Continue reading ?
This morning the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced. Among those films that made it to their respective Oscar categories are Chilean film “No” and the feature documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” that focuses on Mexican-American folk singer Rodriguez. Show More Summary
It's December and the Virgin of Guadalupe is everywhere in the town of Barra de Navidad. It's fitting that I will spend the Christmas holidays this year in a town called Christmas Bar. On every block there are religious street shrines, many of them set up on December 1. Show More Summary
A few days ago we highlighted how stigmas on HIV/AIDS are one of the main factors impacting Latinos in the U.S. Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, highlighted that aside from stigmas a “lack of education around sex and safe sex practices are major contributors to the epidemic”. Show More Summary
We'll be back over the weekend with more headlines from around the Americas including news on violence against women."Justice for My Sister" is a documentary released this year that focuses on Rebeca Eunice Pérez, an impoverished Guatemalan woman who sought retribution for her murdered sister, Adela Chacón Tax. Show More Summary
As Washington prepares for the inevitable (i.e. legalizing pot in several states), another groundbreaking discovery is about to take place: That those experienced with rolling delicious tacos might be in for some new, exciting employment opportunities. Think the cigar-rolling Dominicans in … Continue reading ?
Colombia: Peace talks between the government and the FARC eebela that was supposed to begin today were delayed until next Monday. Peru: Chile’s high court approved another corruption trial against Alberto Fujimori, the imprisoned former president of Peru. Show More Summary
Brazil: A former top aide of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in the Mensalao corruption scandal. Nicaragua: Government officials and representatives with the International Monetary Fund began a "process of dialogue" for a new financial aid deal. Show More Summary
Cuba: A former Venezuelan vice president and a Havana hotel manager tried to refute rumors alleging that 86-year-old ex-Cuban leader Fidel Castro is on his deathbed. Central America: A nine-year-old boy in Panama died during violent...Show More Summary