Tag Archive: Latin America

Apr 26

Más Desacuerdos Sobre La Guerra Contra El Narcotráfico

Read this post in English Las noticias más recientes describen la relación entre Los Estados Unidos y América Latina como una centralizada alrededor de La Guerra Contra El Narcotráfico. En un blog anterior que escribí, describí los cárteles en México que se han convertido en una de las peores fuentes de violencia en América Latina. …

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Apr 24

More Disagreement on the War on Drugs

Most recent news will depict U.S.-Latin American relations as one dealing with the War on Drugs.  In an earlier post I wrote, I described the drug cartels in Mexico that have become one of the deadliest sources of violence in Latin America.  I also pointed out their global impact, which is largely attributed to the …

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Apr 18

Latin America and U.S Disagree Over Cuba

This April, the Sixth Summit of the Americas was held in Cartagena, Colombia.  Not only was an array of topics discussed at the Summit, including Shakira’s speech on education and early childhood development, but many questions were left unsettled.  One of these is whether Cuba should be invited to the Summit next time around (held …

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Apr 06

El Agua: Ganancias vs Humanidad

Read this post in English Uno de los temas que me ha interesado cada vez más ha sido la inaccesibilidad del agua y la privatización del agua.  El último par de semanas, he estado siguiendo el Consejo Mundial del Agua y el Foro Mundial del Agua, los cuales se establecieron con el fin de abordar …

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Apr 03

Water: Profits vs Humanity?

One of the issues that I’ve become increasingly interested in has been the inaccessibility to water and the privatization of water.  The last couple of weeks, I have been following the World Water Council and the World Water Forum, which were established in order to address some of these issues.  Overall, I have found that …

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Feb 09

Remittances, Poverty and Development

Immigration in the U.S. is a very hot topic that often gets simplified to one word: poverty.  It can very well be that poverty is one of the key issues that has increased immigration trends to the U.S.  However, it is often too easy to compile all the structural and political problems into one big …

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Nov 02

A Torturous Past

I was born in Argentina during one of the country’s darkest period. I might have been too small to remember the turbulent times, but I grew up hearing the stories of disappearing youth, tortured protesters and despairing families. It is estimated that during the 1970s and 80s, approximately 20,000 people were killed by the country’s …

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Oct 21

Mujeres Admirables: Rigoberta Menchú

La semana pasado escribí sobre Wangari Maathai, la primer mujer Africana en haber Ganado un premio nobel. Este artículo lo dedicaré a Rigoberta Menchú. Rigoberta Menchú es la primera mujer latinoamericana en recibir el Premio Nobel de la Paz. Lo recibió por el trabajo que hizo en material de derechos indígenas y protección de derechos …

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Oct 18

Inspirational Woman: Rigoberta Menchú

Last week I wrote about Wangari Maathai, the first African Woman to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. This post is in turn dedicated to Rigoberta Menchú. Rigoberta Menchú is the first Latin American woman to have won the Nobel Peace prize.  She received it for her work advocating indigenous rights and human rights protection. Rigoberta and …

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Sep 20

Migración rural en México

Read this post in English Se calcula que en México, alrededor del 50% de la población es urbana. Desde 1940, la población urbana empezó a crecer exponencialmente porque hubo una falta de apoyo a la población rural. En los últimos 50 años, han habido decisiones económicas y políticas que han cambiado la distribución de la …

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