Category: Latin America

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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The Current Protocol on Family Separation at the Border is Cruel and in Urgent Need of Reform

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), attorney, Shanti Martin with Angela. Photo, Kids in Need of Defense. KIND’s network of attorneys represents unaccompanied children in their fight for reunification and safety. KIND has trained more than 24,200 attorneys and partnered with over 522 corporations, law firms, law schools, and bar associations. ********** […]

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“You are the worst foster parents in the world!” US Govt accused of losing 1500 Children

Photo credits. Politica para Mi. “Gobierno desconoce el paradero de unos 1,500 niños inmigrantes” (Government does not know the whereabouts of 1,500 children). “You are the worst foster parents in the world,” accused North Dakota Senator (D) Heidi Keitkamp during a testimony hearing before the Senate, when the Department […]

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“Private” crimes of domestic violence, gender violence and femicide in Central America are upheld by government and legal structures that protect aggressors through impunity and intimidate women into silence or flight. For the women who attempt to leave and to report the crimes, the price is often death.

Noticias la Verdad. Femicidio en Mejico. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that victims of domestic violence generally won’t qualify for asylum requests in the United States. He has argued that such claims are private matters, not political ones and that the issues are arbitrary. What he should know […]

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They Call Me, Mamá –Teacher of the Year Cordelia Fajardo Shares Why She Earned the Award

“To my first graders whose parents are gone, I tell them that we are their family. Their classmates are more than friends. They are also brothers and sisters. When they hurt I tell them, “You can call me, Mama.” Professor Cordelia Fajardo teaches first graders in Comayagua Honduras. […]

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Gloria Esperanza Sosa, A Rural Teacher in Las Crucitas, Honduras, Shares What She Has Learned

An Interview by Soledad Quartucci “My parents never made it to school. They grew up in the school of life and taught themselves how to read. Even though they didn’t make it to school, they made sure that we did.” Gloria Esperanza Sosa, rural teacher in Honduras. Gloria Esperanza […]

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Portrait of a Rural Teacher in El Salvador-His Students Travel 2 hours Each Way to Learn From Him

  Efrain Cornejo (left) rural teacher in El Savador, teaches Robotics. Here, he poses with his students and their award-winning creation, a 360 degree robot that students use to record and spread their culture. “I know of rural teachers who swim across rivers to get to class. They put […]

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H.Res. 536: Supporting Freedom of the Press in Latin America and the Caribbean and Condemning Violations of Press Freedom

  “Despite the strong tradition of independent and critical media in many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, journalists in some countries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to violence and government harassment. Censorship due to violence in Latin America has reached one of its highest points since most of […]

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month-Celebrating the Immense Contributions of Latinos to the Economy, Culture, and Identity of the United States

The United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15, 2015, through October 15, 2015. Below are Milestones of Latino Contributions to the Economy, Culture, and Identity of the United States- The resolution to celebrate the contributions of Latinos to life in the United States was introduced by […]

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