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Part 2: Immigrants and Latinos Bring Economic Growth to Rural Communities

Latinos and immigrants are not only bringing population growth to rural America, they are also bringing economic growth. (The great majority of foreign-born rural residents in the U.S. come from Latin America.) Economists have foundShow More Summary

Colombia's FARC Rebels Sign Historic Ceasefire With Government

HAVANA/BOGOTA, June 23 (Reuters) - Colombia 's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday, bringing them tantalizingly close to ending Latin America's last major insurgency and sparking scatteredShow More Summary

Colombia and FARC rebel group sign historic ceasefire

Latin America's longest-running guerrilla war has claimed 220,000 lives and displaced millions from their homes over the last 52 years

Zika Virus: The Race To Develop A Vaccine

Responsible for grave birth defects, scientists are scambling to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus tearing across Latin America. According to a new study published in Nature, there are two specific Dengue fever antibodies that can...Show More Summary

Zika warnings lead to 'significant' increase in demand for abortion in Latin America

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. However, in many ofShow More Summary

Zika is triggering a surge in demand for abortions across Latin America, study says

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

Women in Zika-affected countries in Latin America are seeking help getting abortions in unprecedented numbers, according to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The virus can cause birth defects in the babies of women who carry it, but abortions are illegal across much of the affected region. More than 1,500 babies […]

Cuba Remains Russia's Most Trustworthy Partner in Latin America

Moscow is completely satisfied with the "multidimensional cooperation" between Russia and Cuba, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said.

Zika virus alerts may have prompted uptick in abortion requests in Latin America

PRINCETON, N.J.--Pregnant women in Latin American countries were more likely to seek an abortion after receiving health alerts about Zika virus, according to a study co-authored by Princeton University researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

Zika Fears Prompt Searches For Abortion Alternatives, Study Finds

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By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, June 22 (Reuters) - Fearing the effects of the Zika virus on their unborn children, pregnant women in Latin America increasingly have sought out abortion pills online from a nonprofit aid agency, a new study...Show More Summary

Zika virus prompts increase in unsafe abortions in Latin America

Early signs suggest the fallout from Zika includes a rise in illegal, and unsafe abortions throughout Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela

Hezbollah moving ‘tons of cocaine’, has ‘most sophisticated money laundering schemes’

Hezbollah’s finance operations are thriving across Latin America months after the Drug Enforcement Administration linked the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group to drug cartels in the region, U.S. lawmakers were told this week. Former DEA operations chief Michael Braun said Hezbollah is “moving [multiple] tons of cocaine” from South America to Europe and has developed “the […]

Latin America in the mirror of 'Brexit' / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

A demonstration against the costs of the Mercosur Summit in 2014. (Digital Analysis) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 22 June 2016 -- Rupture can only be possible if there was once an agreement, a relationship or love. In the eyes of...Show More Summary

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewards of the region's rainforests, according to a new study I co-authored with KarleenShow More Summary

Brazil's Rousseff warned about illegal campaign donations: paper

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Latin America's largest construction company, will admit in plea bargain testimony that he personally oversaw illegal campaign donations for suspended President Dilma Rousseff in 2010 and 2014, newspaper Folha de S. Paulo said on Tuesday.

Lessons from Global E-Invoicing Leaders Mexico and Latin America

Categories: Invoicing, P2P, Procurement Strategy & Planning, Risk Performance and Compliance, Technology Tags: L1, Technology The 2016 e-invoicing report from Billentis points out how many Latin American countries now have considerably advanced e-invoicing markets. Show More Summary

Nicolas Maduro: Battling to Safeguard Chavez’s Legacy

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled president is struggling to block referendum aimed at removing him from office in a desperate effort to prevent another color revolution in Latin America.

Zika Testing Lags in a Vulnerable New York Population

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Health officials and doctors found that large numbers of women, many uninsured or low-income immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America, were not being screened and tested in a systematic way.

The Receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador. The populist left-wing parties are rapidly losing ground in Latin America, but is it good news? The post The Receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

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Calls for submissions and papers on intersections between Asia and Latin America, and on creative works by women of color academics.

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