· December, 2013

Stories about Latin America from December, 2013

PHOTOS: Remains of Exhumed Guatemalan War Victims Returned to Families

  16 December 2013

In a new photo essay on MiMundo.org, photojournalist James Rodríguez follows residents of Pambach, Guatemala, as they receive the skeletal remains of six wartime victims who were “taken by the army after a military incursion to the village on June 3rd, 1982, during the de facto government of Efraín Ríos Montt,...

Spanish Television Show Does Not Represent Reality of Expats in Santiago

  13 December 2013

Madrid native David Sigüenza [es] watched a recent episode [es] of Spanish program “Madrileños por el Mundo,” focusing on Chilean capital Santiago, “hoping to see a representation of the reality of this city, where many young Spanish people have found themselves living due to the crisis faced by our country.”...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Discriminatory Ruling

  13 December 2013

Haiti Chery reports that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) preliminary findings basically state that the “Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168.13 is discriminatory and violates the rights of Dominicans of Haitian descent.”

‘Negreo Inc.’ Tumblr Blog Exposes Demeaning Job Offers in Argentina

  12 December 2013

Negreo Inc. [es] is a Tumblr blog dedicated to compiling the harsh working conditions and low wages which Argentine companies currently offer potential employees. This ad [es], for example, is looking for “an ambitious salesman who wants to work 12 hours a day” for an income “based on results.” You...

A New Law to Shield Police in Panama?

  12 December 2013

Panamanians see the proposed Law 651 as an attempt to shield the police and increase their potential to abuse authority, especially after recent unpleasant incidents involving police officers.

Uruguay Becomes First Country to Legalize Marijuana Market

  11 December 2013

Uruguay's Senate voted 16 to 13 to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. President Mujica is expected to sign the law, which would become effective starting next year. Estoy a favor de legalizar la Marihuana pero estaria bueno ser noticia en el mundo por nuestra Seguridad y Educacion —...

Brazil: Do You Admire Mandela? Then Support Human Rights

  10 December 2013

A banner paying homage to Nelson Mandela takes on the unanimous popularity of the South-African leader in Brazil to call those who admire his legacy to support human rights. The message was spread by the non-governmental organization Conectas Human Rights in the International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. “Do...

Cuba Temporarily Reestablishes Consular Services in the United States

  10 December 2013

The Cuban Interest Section, the country's diplomatic mission in Washington, has temporarily reestablished its consular services until 17 February 2014. The decision comes after M&T Bank Corporation indicated they would postpone closing the Cuban diplomatic mission's accounts in the United States.  The official announcement by the Cuban Interest Section is...

Venezuela's Municipal Elections: “Both Sides Lose”

  9 December 2013

Although the ruling PSUV party won the majority of mayoral races in the country's municipal elections, Boz from Bloggings by Boz says that Venezuela “remains divided and neither side has a clear majority.” According to the results announced by The National Electoral Council (CNE), the ruling party won 196 municipalities, while...

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