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All Posts Tagged With: "Latin America"

New Latin American leaders promise to move beyond divides

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New Latin American leaders promise to move beyond divides

Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner writes about a new generation of Latin American leaders who seem to be going beyond traditional political camps of left and right. José Mujica of Uruguay and Sebastian Piñera of Chile, while very different, have similar centrist messages.

Posted: February 26, 2010 18:02   Comments: 3
Western hemisphere leaders challenge U.S. dominance

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Western hemisphere leaders challenge U.S. dominance

The dispute between Britain and Argentina over oil exploration in the Falkland Islands was just one of the topics on the agenda at a meeting today of Latin American leaders in Mexico. Thirty-two leaders from the Americas agreed to create a new regional cooperation organization. For more, Martin Savidge interviews Christopher Sabatini.

Posted: February 23, 2010 16:25   Comments: 52
Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

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Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

This week, two men in Argentina became the first homosexual married couple in Latin America. Although legal recognition of civil unions exist in various regions worldwide, there are only seven countries that permit the marriage of same-sex couples: the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and South Africa.

Posted: December 29, 2009 16:32   Comments: 17
Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

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Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus traveled to Chile, a country with universal health care coverage. However, treatment actually depends on what disease you have and how likely you are to be cured.

Posted: December 2, 2009 18:15   Comments: 0
‘Political awakening’ for indigenous groups in Latin America

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‘Political awakening’ for indigenous groups in Latin America

Activism by indigenous groups in Latin America is on the rise. In addition to worries about the environment, they also have concerns about access to education and job discrimination. Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy at the Council of the Americas, joins Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: November 18, 2009 16:59   Comments: 2
Gays make major strides in Latin American nations

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Gays make major strides in Latin American nations

As part of the Worldfocus series "Beyond the Headlines," Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Brazilian scholar Felipe Bruno Martins Fernandes about the status of gays and lesbians in Latin America.

Posted: October 27, 2009 13:14   Comments: 9
Clinton outlines conditions for Cuba entry to OAS

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Clinton outlines conditions for Cuba entry to OAS

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Honduras on Tuesday, attending a meeting of the Organization of American States. One issue on the table was Cuba, which was kicked out of the OAS in 1962. Shannon O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what it would take for Cuba to be re-admitted into the organization.

Posted: June 2, 2009 15:15   Comments: 1
Obama nominates first Hispanic Supreme Court justice

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Obama nominates first Hispanic Supreme Court justice

President Barack Obama announced his choice for the Supreme Court on Tuesday -- Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge from New York whose parents came from Puerto Rico. Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses how the story is playing in Latin America.

Posted: May 26, 2009 11:01   Comments: 2
Latin Americans keep politics out of the economy

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Latin Americans keep politics out of the economy

The Latin American economy is expected to contract this year as countries face losses from declining exports, tourism and remittances. But while some world leaders have become political casualties of the economic crisis, blogger Thiago de Aragão writes that in most Latin American countries, people seem to sift apart economic and political issues.

Posted: April 24, 2009 09:43   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show exploring Hugo Chávez

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Tune in: Online radio show exploring Hugo Chávez

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores anti-American Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and goes behind the rise of the Latin American left. Listen now.

Posted: February 24, 2009 20:29   Comments: 2
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