Latin America

Oh Boya: If it’s Goya, it has to be no good

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In the news for its CEO’s excessive groveling, Goya Foods finds itself in a pickle. 

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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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Buenos Aires, Federal Capital, Argentina. 30th Apr, 2019. Argentine protester who supports NicolA¡s Maduro's government mocks Venezuelan migrants who work in the bicycle delivery system and who concentrated in the Venezuelan embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina to express their support for Venezuelan political leaders Juan GuaidA and Lepoldo Lopez. Credit: Roberto Almeida Aveledo/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

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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Caracas, Venezuela - January 23rd 2019: People rally in support of Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido.

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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  • Rio de Janeiro: February 12, 2018 - Samba school, Salgueiro perform at Sambodromo.
  • Belo Horizonte, Minais Gerais, Brazil: March 1 - Percussion ensembled, Bloco Beiço do Wando play at Belo Horizonte's big block party in the center square.
  • Rio de Janeiro: March 1, 2019 - Alegira da Zona Sul during Samba school carnival in the Sambódromo.
  • Rio de Janeiro: March 1, 2019 - Block party in the city centre draws ad hoc street drummers to keep the crowds partying.
  • Rio de Janeiro: February 9, 2019 - In the parade of Samba Schools, groups perform in the Sambódromo to get picked for the final showcase.

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

Venezuela protestors in Caracas confront state police. Photo credit: Ruben Alfonzo

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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  • Mission San Luis Rey, CA - 28 October 2018: Older woman with sugar skull (Catrina) makeup at Day of the Dead celebration (Dia de los Muertos)

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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