Latin America

Brazil’s Bolsonaro is ‘the worst Covid president in the world’

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As Covid-19 rages through Brazil, its president falls under scrutiny.

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Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro stays in power after failed coup attempt by Trump Administration-backed Juan Guaidó

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The Trump Administration remains largely silent about the failed coup in Venezuela last week. After days of bloody battles and tense negotiations, the current president, Nicolás Maduro, remains in office.

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Political tensions increase as Venezuela scrambles to restore power in nationwide blackouts

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Massive power outages leave the country at a standstill while two of the most powerful political parties battle.

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Carnaval in Brazil: The most spectacular festival in the world | Photo story

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Every year, 2 million people trek to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the largest carnival celebration in the world.

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Pence travels to Columbia to talk Maduro ouster

On Monday, Vice President Michael Pence travels to Bogotá to discuss strategies with several Latin American countries regarding the removal of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro.

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Venezuela’s Maduro continues to block US aid

Hostilities between Venezuela and US ramp up in efforts to get food and other supplies to a nation on the brink of collapse. Despite starving citizens, Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, refuses outside intervention from the West.

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Diplomatic relations sour after US, Canada announce support of self-appointed, interim Venezuelan president

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro kicks out US diplomats in light of US Administration’s suggestive language to have him ousted.

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Día de los Muertos, a Latin American tradition making death a colorful holiday

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In the 1970s, Chicano activists brought Mexican traditions honoring the dead to the United States. Decades later, skeletons and cemetery celebrations are the norm in some cities.

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Say something in Spanish: Code switching for an Afro-Cubana in a mixed Millennial era

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In the historically contentious racial atmosphere of the US and Latin America, the dichotomy of being an Afro-Insert-Here while navigating the new generational terrain creates anxiety, confusion, and social erasure.

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Haitian demonstrators continue intensified protests after fuel hike announcement

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Protesters continue to demonstrate on the streets of Haiti in response to a proposed fuel hike made by the government. The increase was to help pay back money loaned to Haiti by the International Monetary Fund.

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