Claudia Sheinbaum, the favorite to become Mexico’s first female president.
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Women represent half of Mexico’s Congress and hold key positions in politics and the judiciary. But the country is still dogged by high rates of femicide.
The idea of vacation spots that are a “paradise on earth” can sometimes overlook uncomfortable truths.
As detailed in a June 2023 event in Grenoble, France, business schools hold partial responsibility for the longstanding behaviour of multinational corporations (MNCs) in indigenous territories.
Migrants heading north arrive in Panama on Oct. 6, 2023, after walking across the 100-kilometre stretch of treacherous jungle shared by Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap.
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Migrants who cross the treacherous Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia often experience violence and abuse, extortion or detention by migration authorities.
Luanda, the capital of Angola.
African economic growth is central to what happens in this century to both global poverty and global inequality.
The hand that wields the chain saw looks set to carry the crown.
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Argentinians will vote in a new president on Oct. 22, 2023. But the front-runner’s plans to slash health funding might find resistance.
Radical conservative Javier Milei is ahead in polls to become next president.
The IMF’s US57 billion bailout to Argentina in 2018 was the biggest loan it has ever extended.
The mention of the Falklands/Malvinas territorial dispute in an EU document shows that, post-Brexit, Brussels no longer feels beholden to toe the UK’s line on sovereignty.
Haitian authorities are fighting a losing battle against organized gangs.
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The recent kidnapping of a US nurse has put a focus on the plight of Haitians living with organized crime every day. But few governments are willing to intervene.
Joint appearance of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at the beginning of the Spanish Presidency.
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Relations between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean will resume at the highest level after eight years without summits of presidents from both regions. Spain is the main driving force.
Deforestation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2021). Photo courtesy of Overview.
Surging deforestation in Bolivia means the country now ranks as one of the highest carbon emitters in the world.
The world turned upside down.
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Terms like ‘Third World’ and ‘developing nations’ have long fallen out of fashion.
Lula and Modi walking a new diplomatic path.
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Brazil and India are among the countries pointedly not taking sides over the war in Ukraine. But this is not the nonaligned movement of yesteryear.
Members of the feminist group Las Tesis participate in Chile’s national protest movement in Santiago, Chile, in December 2019.
People across Latin America are demanding greater political participation. Some countries, including Colombia and Chile, have responded by involving citizens in the making of their constitutions.
Members of children’s rights organizations protest against cases of clerical child abuse in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on May 25, 2023.
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Public outrage over alleged abuse has been muted in much of Latin America for years, partly because the church remains one of the region’s most powerful institutions – but that may be changing.
Astrud Gilberto backstage at New York City’s Birdland Jazz Club in 1964.
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During the only major performance she gave in her home country, Gilberto was booed.
Olmec culture deeply shaped later Mesoamerican civilizations like the Aztecs.
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The return of an important monument to Mexico puts a spotlight on a culture whose influence is still felt in the Americas today.
Haitian migrants wait in a line to receive food in Coahuila state, Mexico, in 2021.
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A fire killed 38 migrants in a Mexico detention facility in March 2023. A sociologist’s conversations with migrants show that they had a common response to this news – a deep sense of grief.
Spider-Man Miguel O’Hara, who first appeared in the 1992 comic series ‘Spider-Man 2099,’ was the first Latino superhero to assume a starring role.
Latino characters have traditionally been underrepresented in mainstream comics. But Spider-Man’s backstory makes him the perfect superhero to be recast as a minority.
Is Lula pursuing divisiveness or diplomatic pragmatism on the world stage?
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Lula’s courting of – or by – China and Western powers has confounded critics. But in reality, it is a continuation of the foreign policy he pursued during his earlier term in power.
The successful courting of Honduras is the latest example of China’s influence in Latin America.
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As US influence in Latin America has waned, Beijing has been able to expand business interests in the region on the back of shady practices.