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  • Claudia Sheinbaum is likely to be Mexico’s next president. Who is she?

    05/27/2024 5:10:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    MSN/WaPo ^ | May 2024 | Mary Beth Sheridan, Lorena Ríos
    Sheinbaum, 61, is poised to make history as Mexico’s first female president and first Jewish head of state. Polls a week before Mexico’s election show her enjoying a wide lead over the next candidate, the conservative entrepreneur Xóchitl Gálvez. Still, after nearly a quarter-century in the public eye, she remains an enigma, known mainly as the low-key protégé of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the charismatic leader known as AMLO. AMLO doesn’t speak English and dislikes traveling abroad. Sheinbaum did postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley; her sister and daughter live in the United States. The president,...
  • Viral Influencer Gloria Alvarez Fights Socialism

    03/27/2024 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    John Stossel ^ | 2/5/23 | Gloria Alvarez
    Socialism always fails! But people still want it. They should listen to Gloria Alvarez.
  • Donald Trump Tells Javier Milei He Will Visit President-Elect in Argentina

    11/24/2023 11:30:35 AM PST · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2023 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    Former U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Buenos Aires to meet with Argentina’s President-elect Javier Milei at an undisclosed date, Milei’s press office said in a statement published on Thursday. According to the statement, Trump held a phone conversation with Milei on Wednesday evening, congratulating Milei on his victory in Argentina’s November 19 presidential runoff election, in which the libertarian economist defeated outgoing socialist Economy Minister Sergio Massa with a nearly 12-point lead. During the conversation, Trump reportedly pointed out that Milei’s victory in Sunday’s election had a “great impact worldwide.” “Trump anticipated that he will travel to the...
  • BREAKING: Libertarian / conservative candidate Javier Milei assumed WINNER OF Argentinian presidential race by C5N (Argentinian TV)

    11/19/2023 2:34:53 PM PST · by RandFan · 33 replies
    Twitter/X/etc ^ | Nov 19 | RandFan
    This is all over twitter/X now that their TV stations considers Milei the winner. Betting markets are at prohibitive short odds. This is done. I'm happy enough
  • Latin American presidents to meet in Mexico for migration summit

    10/21/2023 5:13:08 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 18 replies
    Mexico City (AFP) – When a dozen Latin American presidents and foreign ministers meet on Sunday in Mexico, they'll face a huge task: finding a solution to migration flows roiling two continents as people make their way to the United States. This year alone, 1.7 million migrants arrived at the Mexican-US border. Immigration is becoming a huge political issue in both nations, which each have presidential elections next year. September alone saw 60,000 migrants arrive in Mexico from Venezuela, along with 35,000 Guatemalans and 27,000 Hondurans, according to the Mexican government. "It is very difficult to be able to manage...
  • A Journey Through Latin American Currencies: Past, Present, and Future

    09/22/2023 6:51:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Sep 22, 2023 | David Thompson
    Latin America, a region known for its rich cultural diversity, stunning landscapes, and complex history, has also seen a colorful array of currencies throughout its history. From the pre-Columbian era to the modern digital age, the currencies of Latin America have evolved significantly, reflecting the region's economic, political, and social changes. In this article, we will take a journey through time to explore the fascinating history of currencies in Latin America, from ancient forms of trade to contemporary digital payment methods with only a cardholder needed. Pre-Columbian Era: Barter and Indigenous Currencies Before the arrival of European explorers and colonizers,...
  • China tightens stranglehold on Latin America and Caribbean... as Biden dithers: Generals warn that Beijing has built a SPACE STATION in Argentina that could blind US, signed 21 countries up to trade pact and bought key ports on Panama Canal

    05/14/2023 11:35:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 14 2023 | LEWIS PENNOCK
    As headlines about the frosty relationship between China and the United States are dominated by spy balloons, Taiwan and botched attempts at diplomacy, commanders in the Pentagon are increasingly worried by a more insidious threat: Beijing's growing stronghold on Latin America. From tens of billions of dollars in funding for key infrastructure projects across the region to its own secretive, military-run space station in Argentina that could target American satellites, China's presence has grown. Some 21 countries in Latin America are signed up to Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative - a defining policy introduced by President Xi Jinping in 2013...
  • El Salvador deploys 10,000 troops to gang-run capital suburb

    12/03/2022 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2022 | by Gerardo Arbaiza
    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele announced Saturday the deployment of 10,000 security forces to a suburb of San Salvador known to be a stronghold for gangs. The move is the latest escalation in a crusade against gang violence that began in March, which human rights groups say has been marred by unjustified detentions. "Soyapango is totally surrounded," the president wrote on Twitter early Saturday, referring to the municipality in the eastern part of the capital region known to be a stronghold of the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18 gangs. "8,500 soldiers and 1,500 agents have surrounded...
  • Ukraine Asks Latin America to Stop Trade with Russia

    08/18/2022 7:19:48 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 14 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 18, 2022 |
    (Translation) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to a Latin American audience for the first time and asked regional leaders to cease trade with Russia as part of the economic sanctions due to the war in Ukraine. Zelenskyy had spoken through videoconferencing to international audiences, mainly in Europe and the United States, but this was Latin America's turn. He began his speech by telling about the situation in Ukraine in terms of economic losses and loss of life and then answered questions. The videoconference was organized by the Catholic University of Chile, with over 300 universities in the world connected to...
  • Pan American Health Organization Not Recommending Mass Vaccination Against Monkeypox

    07/28/2022 8:14:18 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 5 replies (Spanish-language article) ^ | July 27, 2022 | Associated Press
    (Translation) MIAMI — Since the beginning of the most recent monkeypox outbreak in May, about 20 countries in the Americas have reported over 5,000 cases, but mass vaccination is not recommended for now since the risk of infection among the general population is very low, the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] said in a press conference today. Most cases have been detected in the United States, Canada, and Brazil among men who have sex with men and are between 25 and 45 years of age, PAHO said. However, it clarified that, for now, no deaths have been reported in the...
  • As Latin America embraces a new left, the U.S. could take a back seat

    06/21/2022 7:37:43 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 20 June 2022 | Samantha Schmidt
    BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For more than two centuries, Colombia was considered a conservative stalwart in Latin America. Even as leftist governments came and went across the region, a center-right political establishment remained in control — a continuity that cemented the country’s role as a key U.S. ally. On Sunday night, everything changed. Gustavo Petro, a senator and former guerrilla, was elected the country’s first leftist president, galvanizing millions of poor, young, struggling Colombians desperate for someone different. His victory, unthinkable just a generation ago, was the most stunning example yet of how the pandemic has transformed the politics of Latin...
  • Biden targets Latin America reset at summit marred by invite tension One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, conceded preparations were "messier than we envisioned."

    06/05/2022 10:04:19 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2022 | Matt Spetalnick and Dave Graham
    When the United States said last year it would host the 2022 Summit of the Americas, officials had high hopes the event would help repair Trump-era damage to relations and reassert U.S. primacy over China's growing clout in Latin America. But on the cusp of the coming week's gathering in Los Angeles, U.S. President Joe Biden faces a struggle to make a success of a summit plagued by problems before it even began. Ideological discord over who to invite, skepticism about U.S. commitment to Latin America, and low expectations for major accords on issues such as migration and economic cooperation...
  • China Set to Dominate Latin America Within 5 Years: Security Expert

    03/29/2022 6:30:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/29/2022 | Hannah Ng and David Zhang
    China is expanding its influence in South America to counter the U.S. dominance in the Western hemisphere, according to security expert Joseph J. Humire. “They’ve been building it gradually, systematically, over many, many years—over decades,” Humire recently told EpochTV’s “China Insider” program.Trade and investment in the region have been integral to Beijing’s efforts in this regard. But this trade comes with conditions, he said. “Those conditions are often the loss of your sovereignty, the loss in some cases of your territory … and in some cases, China is able to hoodwink you into bringing them into their geopolitical orbit,” Humire,...
  • The Decline of Catholicism in Latin America

    01/16/2022 4:25:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January 15, 2022 | George Neumayr
    The Decline of Catholicism in Latin America A recent Wall Street Journal report shines a light on it.Catholicism is rapidly losing ground to Protestants in Latin America, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Seven countries in the region — Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and five in Central America — had a majority of non-Catholics in 2018, according to a survey by Latinobarómetro, a Chilean-based pollster,” it reports. “In a symbolic milestone, Brazil, which has the most Catholics of any country in the world, is expected to become minority-Catholic as soon as this year, according to estimates by academics that track...
  • China's plot to 'take over' Latin America: Beijing inks new deal to share nuclear tech, build 5G networks, develop space programmes, and pump cheap loans into America's back yard in 'growing threat' to US

    01/03/2022 8:35:05 AM PST · by DFG · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 01/03/2021 | Chris Pleasance
    China has inked a new deal with leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean to deepen ties across almost all areas of society in what one analyst likened to a plot to 'take over' the region. As part of the deal, Beijing has committed to supplying the region with 'civilian' nuclear technology, helping to develop 'peaceful' space programmes, building 5G networks of the kind Washington warns will be used to spy on people, and to pumping in cheap loans and financing for 'elaborate development plans.' China has even pledged to build schools and fund classes teaching Chinese language and 'culture',...
  • China's take-over in America's back yard: How Beijing has spent $140BILLION on ports, roads, and power plants in Latin America and the Caribbean as Cuba signs a new energy deal while US influence fades

    10/19/2021 10:43:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2021 | Chris Pleasance
    On the face of it, America has little to fear from China's new deal to upgrade Cuba's power grid. The countries are already firm allies via their Communist leaders, Havana is under a diplomatic and economic embargo from Washington, and all efforts to mend ties between the two ended when Obama left office. But scratch the surface and what emerges is a picture of Chinese economic dominance in America's backyard that would be enough give any president sleepless nights. In fact, the deal with Cuba - signed this week as part of China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative - is...
  • TArab League’s Propaganda Campaign in U.S. Against the Establishment of a Jewish State 1944-1947 [Arab lobby: to revive anti-Semitism in Europe and Latin America, as well)

    09/23/2021 9:03:59 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 2 replies
    The Arab League’s Propaganda Campaign in the U.S. Against the Establishment of a Jewish State (1944-1947) Rickenbacher Daniel. Israel Studies. Volume 25, Issue 1. Spring 2020.'s_Propaganda_Campaign_in_the_US_Against_the_Establishment_of_a_Jewish_State_1944-1947 Introduction In 1944, the Arab League started planning a propaganda offensive in Western countries to prevent the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. The League’s focus of attention was the United States, where, members believed, Palestine’s future would eventually be decided and where they deemed it imperative to counter the Zionist campaign. In 1945 and 1946, it opened offices in Washington, D.C. and New York. The efficiency of these...
  • Will Snuffing Out Fine Latin Cigars Strike the Match of Illegal Immigration?

    08/24/2021 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 8/24/21 | Sreve Miller
    Cigar diplomacy is back—and once again it is clouding the landscape for an American president. As the Cold War raged in 1962, a trade embargo against Fidel Castro’s communist government in Cuba was an easy political call for John F. Kennedy. The president had a personal conflict-of-interest, however: JFK loved a good smoke. So he quietly secured 1,000 of his soon-to-be-contraband favorite, H. Upmann Petit Coronas, for his personal humidor before taking “necessary actions to promote national and hemispheric security.” As a nonsmoker, President Biden has a clear conscience as the feds prepare to take on the tobacco industry of...
  • New Peruvian president’s first disappointing moves closely follow Venezuela’s playbook

    07/31/2021 10:10:49 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    Peru’s new president Pedro Castillo, 51, deserves credit for vowing to focus his government on improving the lives of the country’s poverty-stricken indigenous population. But his first steps in office raise fears that he will scare away investors, generate capital flight and — after a short-lived populist fiesta — create more poverty. Castillo, a leftist former elementary school teacher who had never before held public office, assumed the presidency on July 28 after winning the runoff elections with a razor-thin 0.3 percent of the vote. He controls only 37 seats in the 130-member Congress. Some hoped that Castillo’s minority in...
  • Silent Catastrophe: Latin America is losing the battle against Covid-19

    07/01/2021 1:22:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Vallarta Daily News ^ | 19 Jun 2021 | staff
    While the US and Europe celebrate a return to near-normal, the reopening of tourist routes and even put an expiration date on the use of masks, in Latin America it all seems like science fiction. Despite the illusion generated by the extension of vaccination, the pandemic continues to ravage the region with painful figures reported daily. When the eyes of the world were on India, its dramatic mass cremations and its collapsed hospitals in its urban centers, in Paraguay, Suriname, Argentine, Uraguay, Columbia, Brazil, Peru and Chile - a silent catastrophe was brewing whose current figures are eight times more...