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.
An expert in the field of cryptocurrencies answers the question: Is crypto really here to stay or is it just a fad?
Locals from Asunción Mita, Guatemala recently voted against the development of mining activities in their municipality, in a referendum contested by a Canadian mining company that owns a gold mine.
El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele thought making Bitcoin legal tender would revolutionise his country’s economy, He was wrong.
Often overlooked in the immigration debate are the contributions of migrants, such as how they helped organize workers in the 1990s.
For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele wants to build “Bitcoin City” – a tax-free territory in the country’s east, powered by a nearby volcano.
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The market for cryptocurrencies has expanded dramatically in the last year. With this uptick of activity, what’s next in 2022 for cryptocurrencies?
The country became the first to make bitcoin a formal part of its payments system, but whether it’ll catch on is another story.
El Salvador has become the first nation in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. So what exactly is President Nayib Bukele thinking?
El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. This is a noble idea, but unworkable in the long term.
El Salvador ‘is inching back toward its authoritarian past’ after President Nayib Bukele fired five supreme court justices and the attorney general – essentially the only checks on his power.
Biden’s $4 billion plan to fight crime, corruption and poverty in Central America is massive. But aid can’t build viable democracies if ‘predatory elites’ won’t help their own people.
Children and families have been fleeing to the US in rising numbers for nearly a decade. So why is the current situation at the US-Mexico border being viewed as something new?
Hundreds of Salvadoran women have been prosecuted for homicide for having abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths since 1997. Now an international court must decide: Is that legal?
Rather than denigrating other nations as banana republics for their penchant for insurrections and lawless coups, the United States needs to take a long look inward following the raid on the Capitol.
The American public should understand that the United States has played a critical role in creating and fuelling violence in Latin America via its unsuccessful war on drugs.
People rely on familiar music to get through difficult times. Refugees from El Salvador’s civil war used music to light up memories of their past.
El Salvador is arresting thousands of people for violating its COVID-19 quarantine, further packing a ‘hellish’ penal system once described as a ‘petri dish’ for infectious disease.