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Nepotism Stunts Latin American Political Development

May 5, 2016
In Latin America, politics does not attract talented citizens. Most of them prefer to pursue other social projects, or simply migrate to other countries like the USA.

International Sport Competitions Hinder Latin American Development

April 21, 2016
In my point of view Brazil made the mistake many latin americans, individuals, and nations, do – they tried to hard to put a good moment on exposition.

Frustation Takes Down Socialism in Latin America

April 7, 2016
One common thread tying these Latin American countries’ politics together is frustration: all three socialist governments promised to be different from the previous right-wing governments. They promised to alleviate the socioeconomic plight of the poor, but have in fact exacerbated the issue.

Central American Immigration Crisis

February 11, 2016
The question at hand is not how many refugees the United States, Mexico or Canada can take – it’s why are these people leaving their homelands?

The Candidate Latinos Want

October 22, 2015

According to Pew Research, 11 percent of the national eligible voters are Latinos. As elections come close, candidates will inevitably try to lure in Latino voters with promises. Bernie Sanders has promised...

Latin Americans Face Economic Crisis

October 7, 2015

The good economic fortunes of the United States have been rough on Latin American economies. Steady job growth and good performance in the retail, automotive, and housing industries have lured investors...

Donald Trump Makes Life Harder for Latinos

September 24, 2015

In June, American businessman Donald J. Trump announced he was running for President of the United States. In his announcement speech, he made outrageous remarks about Mexicans: “When Mexico sends its...

Latin American ”˜democracies’ continue to target whistleblowers

April 9, 2015

On March 15, the Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui was fired from MVS Network, one of the main TV and radio networks in Mexico. The day after Aristegui was fired, millions of people backed the journalist...

Latin America must seize autonomy to curb influence of Chinese business

March 5, 2015

China's economic boom has taken 300 million Chinese citizens out of poverty. Companies from all over the world are going to China to do business, and Chinese companies are growing at an incredible rate....

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