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The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that it will eliminate the Temporary Protected Status that gave provisional...

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(History.com) Drug trafficking in the United States dates back to the 19th century. From opium to marijuana to...

Monger Culture: Sex tourism and HIV in Costa Rica

To commemorate the World AIDS Day, today December 1, we feature the article "Monger Culture: Sex tourism and...

Why People Give Their Money Away – And Why They Don’t

Do you wish you had more money? Most people do. And even though people work hard to earn their...

Ivanka and The Fugitive From Panama

(REUTERS) PANAMA CITY/TORONTO - In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at...

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Over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have signed an open letter, warning of the greatest dangers to life...

Latin American history suggests Zimbabwe’s military coup will turn violent

On Nov. 14, a group of soldiers from the Zimbabwe Defense Forces arrested and detained Zimbabwean President Robert...

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(Reuters) - Mexico’s threats to weaken U.S. narcotics and migration co-operation if NAFTA dies are pure bluster, Mexican...

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The following is a post on Facebook by Costa Rica Ambassador to India, Marieal Cruz Alavarez, appointed to...

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The so-called Paradise Papers may sound familiar – leaked documents from a law firm that specialises in offshore...

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(ICIJ) When Robert Woods, an ex-cop from Liverpool, took a job in early 2006 as a compliance manager...

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The most recent leak made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is the Paradise Papers. This...

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Daylight saving time (DST) ends Sunday, when clocks in many parts of the United States, Canada, Europe and...

The Roots of Exodus: Why Are People Compelled to Leave their Homes?

(IPS) - Facts are facts, and one of them is that while everybody talks about the growing...

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Fall is always a good time to create new habits, and coffee chains know it. These days, they...

Communism Is the Disease It Tried to Cure

(Richard M. Ebeling) From Radical Revolutionaries to Privileged Bureaucrats. The great German sociologist, Max Weber (1864-1920) offered an understanding...

Cocaine Consumption On the Rise? Think Again

Colombia's coca cultivation boom is not only being blamed for increased cocaine consumption in the United States, it...

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(Q24N) I was in Mexico City on September 7 when the biggest earthquake in a century to hit...

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“No story…just a couple of wops in a jam.” Ninety years ago, on Aug. 23, 1927, two Italian...

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After months of feverish lobbying by industry to save the 23-year-old pact, renegotiations of the NAFTA (North American...

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Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime, Vegetal, Hoasca, Kamarampi, Huni … whatever you call it, this plant-based psychoactive...

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In 1990, only 33.61% of Latin American woman were part of the workforce. By 2014, their participation increased...

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Holidays are a privilege that many who are fortunate to take them look forward to. They are an...

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First came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks. Journalists continue to shed light on and raise a public...

Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America

(Human Rights Wathc) When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took...

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It’s been a little more than 5 years since the Pacific Alliance was formed. The Latin American trade...

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Governments Support Trump’s Aim to Block Central American Migrants

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The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

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