“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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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Educational Reform in Chile

“Let’s Be Realistic and Do The Impossible,” Innovative Educational Reform in Chile Sets New Ground.

  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 […]

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Who are the Best Paid Presidents in Latin America?

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 […]

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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, […]

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Costa Ricans Rally Against Nicaraguans

Costa Rican Park is Closed Down as Rally Against Nicaraguans Turns Violent. 44 Detained. 30 Hurt.

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 […]

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Nicaraguan Refugees

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 […]

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Ecuador State of Emergency

4,200 Venezuelans enter Ecuador Daily. Ecuador is in a State of Emergency as the Venezuelan Exodus Stretches the Humanitarian capabilities of its Latin American Neighbors.

“We either buy food or buy school supplies.” Parents in Venezuela are facing impossible choices. School desertion is palpable in Venezuelan classrooms. Empty desks, locked classrooms, and only a few teachers have stayed in the country since most cannot afford the $1 a month salary. The economic and […]

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