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As Venezuela teeters on constitutional crisis, Miami lawmakers warn of a new Cuba

For months, Cuban-American lawmakers have deployed familiar rhetoric to warn Washington colleagues of a democracy under threat in Latin America, where people are deprived of food and the ballot box, … Click to Continue »

How YouTube And Latin America Are Taking Over The Music World [Mark Mulligan]

Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA looks at how two trends - a growing Latin American music market and the explosive growth of streaming - are coming together to create a seismic shift in music. ________________________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Unless you have been on Mars for the...

We counted 1,616 orchestral composers in Latin America

press release: The conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya has launched Latin Orchestral Music, an online resource devoted to providing a complete and comprehensive source of information about orchestral music from Latin America and the Caribbean. Show More Summary

Chicas Poderosas is launching an accelerator in Latin America for digital news projects led by women

Over the past decade, Latin American news organizations have made some strides in introducing more women reporters into their newsrooms. In 2000, women made up 27 percent of the journalists working across newspapers, radio, and television in the region; in 2015, they represented 41 percent, according to the most recent report from the Global Media...

LEGALIZARLA: Uruguay Becomes First Nation to Oversee Pot Sales, From Seed to Smoke. The new polic…

LEGALIZARLA: Uruguay Becomes First Nation to Oversee Pot Sales, From Seed to Smoke. The new policy comes as much of Latin America, Canada and numerous U.S. states have legalized marijuana for limited use, even as several countries continue to have tough interdiction policies against the cocaine trade. Some leaders in the region on the front […]

Don’t Know Much About LatAm Investing?

A UBS report lays out some surprising facts. Active managers actually do well in Latin America relative to passive strategies. Most inflows into LatAm ETFs went to Brazil, but the best-performing markets year-to-date have been Mexico and Peru.

Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases

Chilean lawmakers have taken a major step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a dramatic development in one of Latin America's most traditionally conservative countries. The Senate voted early Wednesday … Click to Continue »

Castro's casa: social work lessons from Cuba

Social workers defy poverty, foster social justice and prevent social problems leading to poor health by supporting the oldest population in Latin America In a street of salmon and teal painted houses, once home to wealthy colonial administrators, sits the Casa del Abuelo. Show More Summary

Foxtel's Game Of Thrones Premiere Was A Bloody Mess

Game Of Thrones has proven too popular for its own good, with Foxtel Now going into meltdown under the weight of thousands of customers connecting at the same time. A similar phenomenon occurred in the US and Latin America. (Presumably, those evil pirates got to watch the show just fine. Tch.) More »      

Venezuelan diaspora flocks to vote against Maduro

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In Miami, Madrid and across Latin America Venezuelans living abroad enthusiastically cast ballots in a vote organized Sunday by the opposition that sought to undermine unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. "I feel like a liberator!" exclaimed...Show More Summary

Conversation About Brazil on the Cruciality of Feminism

Scott Douglas Jacobsen and guest, a colleague, and friend, Pamela Machado, discuss women's rights, feminism, and Brazil, and Latin America. The post Conversation About Brazil on the Cruciality of Feminism appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Brazilian Women’s Rights Struggle, Strife, and Successes

Scott Douglas Jacobsen and guest, a colleague, and friend, Pamela Machado, discuss women's rights, feminism, and Brazil, and Latin America. The post Brazilian Women’s Rights Struggle, Strife, and Successes appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Why is neoliberalism back in Latin America?

Neoliberalism destroyed Latin America in the 1990s. Today it is being reintroduced - and it will wreak havoc again.

Latin America’s mega-corruption scandal just claimed its two biggest names

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LIMA — The corruption mega-scandal rumbling across Latin America just keeps getting bigger. This week it claimed its two biggest victims, Peru’s former president Ollanta Humala and his erstwhile Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Yet prosecutors in many countries have barely started delving into the labyrinthine details of nearly $1 billion in kickbacks […]

Looking back and moving forward: can we accelerate progress on adolescent pregnancy in the Americas?

Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remain unacceptably high, especially compared to the region’s declining total fertility rates. The Region has experienced the slowest progres...

Lula, Brazil’s most fiery politician, goes out with a whimper, not a bang

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A man once able to gather hundreds of thousands of supporters at spontaneous rallies and inspire mass strikes that paralyzed Latin America's largest economy was sentenced to nine years in prison on corruption charges Wednesday with little fanfare. Luiz Inácio da Silva, popularly known as Lula, was Brazil’s most popular president and […]

Aeroplan Adds Budget Car Rental Award Booking

Aeroplan has added a new reward car rental redemption partner. Members can now redeem for Budget car rentals online. Avis has already been available. Budget Budget has over 3,000 rental locations in Canada, US, Latin America, and Europe. Show More Summary

Maluma Rocks Standout Looks for Esquire Latin America

Maluma steals the spotlight in a new photo shoot for the July/August 2017 issue of Esquire Latin America. The “Pretty Boy” singer may as well trade in his nickname for style aficionado as he wears several standout looks. Photographer Cesar Balcazar collaborates with stylist Fernando Fernandez to capture the star in designer outfits. Show More Summary

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