Latin America, It’s Time to End Police Abuse
Published in: The New York Times en Español https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/media_2020/11/AP20315580021825.jpgYears of frustrated expectations and dissatisfaction with governments’ social policies boiled over in many Latin American countries in 2019, leading to massive protests. This year, the measures taken in response to the pandemic have forced people to gnaw at their anxieties in the solitude of their homes. But the underlying causes of social unrest have not been resolved.Economic inequality—a central theme of last year’s demonstrations—has become even more glaring during the pand...
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Some Latin America leaders welcome Biden victory. For others it's a moment of reckoning
MIAMI — As Haitians watched the agonizing vote counting in the United States last week, the country’s daily, Le Nouvelliste, summed up the mood in the nation’s leadership with a cartoon of President Jovenel Moïse watching a television showing Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump in the Electoral College.In Creole, a depressed-looking Moïse, who has enjoyed the support of the Trump administration during his own embattled presidency says, “Darling, come get the champagne and put it back in the refrigerator.”The cartoon was one of many published in Latin American and Caribbean newspapers and...
New products from Latin America
The Latin America Importing Pavilion at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, the first FTZ established in China. The mall is also an extension of the CIIE, as many products displayed at the country's first import-themed national level expo will then be sold here. Photo: Yang Hui/GTCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Liberty Latin America completes takeover of AT&T in PR, USVI
3 Nov 2020Liberty Latin America (LLA) has confirmed that it completed its acquisition of AT&T;’s wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on 31 October 2020. The transaction was based on an enterprise value of USD1.95 billion on a cash- and debt-free basis. Balan Nair, President and CEO of LLA, commented: ‘This is a great day for Liberty Latin America, the employees that will be joining us from AT&T;, and most importantly the consumers and businesses in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands who will realise the benefits of this transaction.’As previously report...
CARIBBEAN-TECHNOLOGY-Study finds significant amount of people in Latin America and Caribbean do not have access to internet
A new study has found that at least 77 million rural inhabitants in Latin America and the Caribbean are unable to access internet services that satisfy minimal quality standards.The study titled “Rural Connectivity in Latin America and the Caribbean – a Bridge to Sustainable Development During a Pandemic” was presented by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft.The study, which focused on 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries, provides a comprehensive overview of the status of rural connectivity in the regi...
US groups linked to COVID conspiracies pour millions of ‘dark money’ into Latin America
Half a dozen US Christian right groups have poured millions of dollars into Latin America and have promoted misinformation about COVID-19 and other health and rights issues, openDemocracy can reveal today.These groups are part of a bigger number of twenty Christian right groups that have spent at least $44 million of ‘dark money’ into Latin America since 2007. Several of them are linked to President Trump’s administration.None of these organisations disclose the identities of their donors or details of how exactly they spend their money in Latin America. Many do not mention their Latin America...
What We Are Reading Today: Persuasive Peers; Social Communication and Voting in Latin America
Edited by Andy Baker, Barry Ames, and Lucio RennoIn Latin America’s new democracies, political parties and mass partisanship are not deeply entrenched, leaving many votes up for grabs during election campaigns. In a typical presidential election season, between one-quarter and one-half of all voters—figures unheard of in older democracies—change their voting intentions across party lines in the months before election day. Advancing a new theory of Latin American voting behavior, Persuasive Peers argues that political discussions within informal social networks among family members, friends, ne...
CARIBBEAN-HEALTH-Report says COVID-19 has accelerated technological revolution in Latin America and Caribbean
A new report by the World Bank has found that Latin America and the Caribbean is in the midst of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” of technological innovation which requires enhancing the productivity of the services sector, investing in human capital and rethinking labour regulations and social protection policies.The Washington-based financial institution said that these policy priorities have become all the more urgent now that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is fuelling the biggest contraction in economic activity since the great depression.It said digitization has become more important...
Latin America’s Support for Justice in Philippines
Published in: Infobae https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/media_2020/09/202004asia_philippines_duterte_coronavirus_0.jpgIn July 2019, several Latin American countries provided crucial support for a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the thousands of killings and other rampant rights abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal “war on drugs” in the Philippines. The Latin American member states on the Council that voted for the measure and accounted for its winning margin were Argentina, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. While Brazil and Chile abstained, except for Cuba, ...
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Should Sri Lanka neglect Latin America and the Caribbean? | Daily FT
Latin America and the Caribbean is a neglected area in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy-making, academic research, and scholarship. The broad focus of this article is to give an overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. The narrow focus is to ascertain as to how Sri Lanka could improve relations with this region in a beneficial manner. This approach would be more relevant than a mere description of Latin America and the Caribbean, since Sri Lanka has recently decided to establish closer relations with this region for a variety of reasons.First of all, it is useful to define the terms ‘Latin Ameri...
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