February 21, 2024

The Caribbean Student Association and Unidos talk about Afro-Latinos for Black History Month

By A’nire Glenn From The Famuan The Florida A&M University Caribbean Student Association and Unidos came together to celebrate Black History Month, Friday Feb. 23 in B. L. Perry. The purpose of the event was to serve as a general body meeting for CSA and Unidos and to inform people of the importance Afro-Latinos have […]

Extreme poverty increases in Latin America and the Caribbean

From BWI The Social Panorama of Latin America report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), indicates that extreme poverty had its worst rate for nine years in the region: 10.2 per cent. According to the report, this is the result of the weak performance of regional economies. The extreme poverty has been increasing […]

Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America?

By Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo From TechCrunch Eduardo Gomez started with Bitcoin in 2012, though he didn’t quite understand what he was getting himself into nor how it would change his life. Back in his home country of Venezuela, the struggling computer science student signed up to manually process thousands of captchas at a time, and he […]

Maduro’s Victory is ‘Liberation of All the Americas’

From teleSUR The Dominican Committee of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela said Maduro’s win is a victory for Latin American and Caribbean peoples. The Dominican Committee of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela issued a statement to congratulate “Comrade Nicolas Maduro” on victory in the Venezuelan presidential elections. “The Dominican Republic celebrates […]

Free ‘Lula’!

From Caribbean Peace Movement April 10, 2018 The Caribbean Peace Movement (CPM) is disgusted and outraged by the latest episode in the orchestrated illicit right-wing oligarchical campaign to target and “bring down” one of the most outstanding and respected leaders of Latin America’s 21st century Socialist Movement, namely the conviction by a powerful right-wing judge […]

Regaining citizens’ trust in public institutions is key to resuming inclusive growth and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

From Merco Press Brussels, 09 April 2018 – Three out of four Latin Americans today show little or no confidence in their national governments. Around 80% think corruption is widespread. These levels are both up from 55% and 67% respectively in 2010. Mistrust is rising as in most regions of the world and risks deepening […]

China forum with Latin America, Caribbean to bolster ties

From Xinhua BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The upcoming second ministerial meeting under the framework of China and the Forum of Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will deepen cooperation and strengthen the complementary relationship between the two sides, a prominent political analyst has said. Patricio Giusto, a public policy expert and […]

Will sharing economy save civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By GERARDO TORRES From democracia Abierta Sharing economy has the potential to recreate “communities” in Latin America, a region where most of the population distrusts its neighbors, its government, its community organization and its church. Español This article is part of our series on the 2017 International Civil Society Week, where CIVICUS and the Pacific Islands […]

The Editor Speaks: What is “Cultural misunderstanding?”

The press, and not just locally, is having a field day with the arrest of Cayman Islands Speaker of the House, McKeeva Bush, for allegedly groping a woman employee at a Florida casino. The police who arrested Bush say they not only have the alleged victim’s sworn statement but they also have a video of […]

Aeropost & Ebay partner

Aeropost.com and Ebay partner to provide Latin American Shoppers seamless access to millions of products An expanded relationship between aeropost.com and eBay provides shoppers in Latin America access to tens of millions of eBay.com listings by purchasing them on aeropost.com The new offering includes aeropost.com’s all-inclusive price, quality customer service, and speed and reliability from […]