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“No pasa nada”: Las reacciones de líderes latinoamericanos hacia el brote de COVID-19

El presidente mexicano, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

Los líderes latinoamericanos tienen respuestas contrastantes hacia el brote de COVID-19.  El presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, de 38 años, ha tomado medidas drásticas para garantizar la seguridad del país antes de que el país registrara su primer caso positivo de COVID-19.  El 14 de marzo, Bukele cerró el aeropuerto y las fronteras del país y procedió a cerrar las escuelas.  Rocío Mancia, de 4...

Nationwide protests in Chile garner little U.S. attention

An anti-government protester flashes victory signs at a cordon of Chilean police during in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Twenty people have so far died amid nationwide protests.

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Protests in Chile have been escalating since mid-October amidst decades of tension over high student debt, economic inequality and a broken welfare system, with students at the forefront of the resistance.  Protests began about a month ago when high school students organized a campaign of fare-dod...

In Latin America, a deadly job for journalists

Jesús Ramos Rodríguez, a veteran radio broadcaster for Radio Oye 99.9 FM in southeastern Mexico, was murdered as he ate breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9. The country is among the world's deadliest for members for the media.

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

He was a radio broadcaster who had run his talk show, “Our Region Today,” for nearly 20 years in the Mexican state of Tabasco. Then on Saturday, Feb. 9th, as Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez was eating breakfast at the Hotel Ramos with former Emiliano Zapata mayor Armín Marín Sauri and two others, h...

Child, not alien, migration

Jaren Rodriguez, 20, at a rally in Tijuana, Mexico, organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance that hopes to bring families back to their homes in the United States. He was brought to the United States when he was four and graduated from high school in San Jose, Calif. He later self-deported in an attempt to legalize his immigration status. (Don Bartletti | Tribune News Service / Los Angeles Times)

Parker Asmann

November 9, 2014

As tears swelled in their eyes and they fought back the emotions creeping in, Raquel and Alexis Cervantes couldn’t understand why their parents were sending them to the United States for high school after having just completed their secondary education in Baja California Sur, the second smallest...

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