Category Archives: Latin America

Abortion Laws in El Salvador

Salvadoran abortion laws are what pro-choice advocates in the United States would call extreme. The abortion laws of El Salvador, which reflect many of the laws and general practices in Central America, deny abortion to women — no matter what the … Continue reading

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America’s Youth and Immigration Reform

ColorLines is a great news outlet for issues regarding human rights, racial issues, and other pressing matters that major news outlets tend to neglect or gloss over. This is not a plug for the site/magazine, but rather justification for why I … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Anti-US Sentiments in Latin America on the 60th Anniversary of Castro’s Movement

On July 26, 1953, Fidel Castro led an assault on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.  While the attack failed, that date became the namesake of Castro’s revolutionary movement – M 26-7, or Movimiento 26 Julio – and marked … Continue reading

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Colombia’s Biodiversity Conservation

Though the second country with greatest biodiversity in the world, Colombia ranks 27 among the 40 most highly unfunded countries for biodiversity conservation. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) failed to reduce the rates of biodiversity loss by 2010. To improve … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Legitimacy Crisis and Latin America’s Response

On May 29, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles in Bogota. The meeting came as Capriles begins a Latin American tour to make his case that last April’s presidential election was fraudulent. This was … Continue reading

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Medellin: Most Innovative City in the World

Last month the Wall Street Journal granted Medellin – Colombia’s second largest city – the title of “Innovative City of the Year”. This title results from a competition launched by the WSJ and the Urban Land Institute and sponsored by … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship and Latin America

Entrepreneurship is an interesting phenomenon that has revolutionized many economies and become a mainstream policy objective for most countries. Research indicates that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) tend to constitute 95-99% of the business activity in any economy. In fact, over … Continue reading

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