No one has shown interest in the huge port El Salvador built 8 years ago to attract international concessions and boost its economy. To this date, the massive project has cost El Salvador more than $ 200 million. Although the government passed special laws to allow concessions for […]
“Yes to Scholars, No to Hitmen,”Andrés Manuel López Obrador Outlines Ambitious 6-Part Initiative focused on Mexican Youth Education & Work Life
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has a plan to heal Mexico’s youth from a life of crime, illiteracy, and unemployment. The solution is not more jails or using the military to imprison young criminals. He has publicly stated that he does not believe in retributive justice or an eye […]
In Mexican Education Forum, 9-year-old Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López gives a speech asking Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to save Science Education.
Last week, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President-Elect of Mexico participated in his first Educational Forum in Chiapas, Mexico. This forum is part of a series of debates that Lopez Obrador is launching on a variety of topics important to Mexico’s welfare. This forum’s focus was on the topic […]
“This is Not Normal Stress,” Costa Rica Dental School Students Have to Find Own Patients, pay for Transport and Fees and Beg them to Keep Appointments.
A group of dental students from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has raised their voice to denounce unfair treatment as part of their training. They report bullying by doctors, teachers, and administrative personnel, 13-hour day long internships and the stress of having to find their own patients […]
Governor Jerry Brown Eliminates Cash Bail in California in Historic Reform. Opposers of the Bill Say It Introduces New Problems while Bail Industry Panics
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, eliminating the bail system in California “so that rich and poor are treated equally.” The cash bail system allows people awaiting trial to be released from custody after paying money as a form of […]
When I volunteered teaching math in La Pincoya, a town located outside of the Metropolitan Region of Chile, I witnessed extreme circumstances. One can find very good people here, but there are also dangerous influences that threaten the welfare of the youth living in the neighborhood. La […]
Noticiero Univision ranked Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales as the best-paid president in Latin America. Morales makes $19,454 per month in a country where the minimum salary is $398.69 per month. The second best-paid president in Latin America is Sebastian Piñera, Chile, who makes $14,580 per month. He is followed by […]
Jails Turned into Classrooms-How El Salvador rehabilitates MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs through the program, I Change.
Until not long ago, they were enemies. But today, ex-gang members of Barrio 18 and Mara Salvatrucha coexist in a prison on the east region of El Salvador where they seek rehabilitation. When Marlon Padilla, ex-member of MS-13 found out he would be going to the Gotera jail, […]
Forty-four people have been arrested in the Parque La Merced in San Jose of Costa Rica for xenophobic attacks against Nicaraguans. “This hostile demonstration is regrettable; it is an incitement to hatred and violence,” said Randall Picado, regional director of the San Jose Public Force, who confirmed that […]
Costa Rica is on the Verge of a Migratory Crisis as 1,000s of Nicaraguans Apply for Refugee and Political Protections.
Costa Rica is on the verge of a migration crisis. The violence in Nicaragua has led thousands of its people to seek refuge, food, and shelter in the neighboring country of Costa Rica. Nicaraguans are a displaced people on the rise. A bulk of them are young university […]