Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America
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This page follows news items on Latin American politics, society, and culture in connection with my course on film and politics at Santa Clara University (SPAN 147)
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A Latin American Humanitarian Emergency Invisible to the World | Inter Press Service

A Latin American Humanitarian Emergency Invisible to the World | Inter Press Service | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
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Una interesante aproximación al problema de los desplazamientos internos, un drama global correlacionado con la proliferación de grandes proyectos industriales y agrícolas—legales e ilegales—en Latinoamérica
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The DEA Is Reportedly Investigating an Aide to Peru's Keiko Fujimori Over Dirty Money | VICE News

The report, which comes three weeks before Peru decides whether to make Keiko its president, claims the DEA is probing a close confidante for allegedly cleaning money for her 2011 unsuccessful presidential bid.
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El mercado cultural tiende a representar el tráfico de drogas como un problema de ley y orden asediados por una amenaza exterior.  La realidad es que como todos los grandes negocios, el tráfico de estupefacientes tiende a operar en conexión con una multiplicidad de actores sociales y políticos.  Aquí un escándalo reciente
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Glenn Greenwald: Dilma's impeachment 'anti-democratic' - CNN Video

Glenn Greenwald: Dilma's impeachment 'anti-democratic' - CNN Video | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Glenn Greenwald tells Christiane Amanpour plutocrats in Brazil are using "anti-democratic means" to impeach President Dilma.
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El periodista británico Glenn Greenwald habla con Christiane Ammanpour de la CNN sobre la crisis política en Brasil.
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Anna Sampaio: Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants

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During our visit to the mock border wall, some of you seemed interested in the use of state power against the immigrant population.  You may be interested to know that SCU's own Anna Sampaio is an expert on the area and has very recently published a book on the issue at Temple University Press (which you can of course check out at the library).
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Inicio de semana para una mujer en Ciudad de Guatemala

Inicio de semana para una mujer en Ciudad de Guatemala | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
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Una noticia más sobre acoso sexual en la calle.  La linea final "Me duele que me roben la ternura" me resulta especialmente impactante.
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Por qué hay niñas en Nicaragua que temen ir al baño en la escuela - BBC Mundo

Por qué hay niñas en Nicaragua que temen ir al baño en la escuela - BBC Mundo | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
En los baños de algunos colegios hay serios riesgos para las niñas y esta es una de las causas de deserción escolar, advierten organizaciones que se ocupan del tema. En BBC Mundo te explicamos las razones.
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Relacionado con _Perfume de violetas_, una noticia sobre acoso sexual en la escuela en Nicaragua
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Guatemalan Women’s Claims Put Focus on Canadian Firms’ Conduct Abroad

Guatemalan Women’s Claims Put Focus on Canadian Firms’ Conduct Abroad | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Overseas subsidiaries have long acted as a shield for extractive companies, but cases describing negligence and rape could lead to new scrutiny.
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Last week, while commenting También la lluvia, I made a passing to the activities of Canadian mining companies in Sonora and Baja California.  Here is a recent news item about women detailing abuses by these companies in Guatemala
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Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens - BBC News

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens - BBC News | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
A huge leak of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm reveals how the rich and powerful launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax.
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Home to the interoceanic canal, the small country of Panama is a major global trade hub. It is also one of the major tax haven and money laundering sites in the world.  This weekend the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released information about a huge leak of confidential documents involving money laundering operations from politicians and major personalities around the world.  It is the major leak in history, larger than the Wikileaks and Snowden leaks.
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Brasil, Colombia y Perú, entre los que más agua tienen en el mundo

Brasil, Colombia y Perú, entre los que más agua tienen en el mundo | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Los tres países figuran entre los diez primeros sitios del listado mundial, pero la región aún no logra un suministro adecuado
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Peru planning highway through most biodiverse place on earth | David Hill

Peru planning highway through most biodiverse place on earth | David Hill | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
David Hill: Manu national park in the Amazon under threat from extension of national ‘jungle highway’
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El Papa dice que Argentina puede mexicanizarse y Peña Nieto se queja

El Papa dice que Argentina puede mexicanizarse y Peña Nieto se queja | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Al gobierno de México no le agradó el comentario del Papa sobre el riesgo de que Argentina se mexicanice, y anunció el envío de una nota diplomática al Vaticano
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Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto complained about remarks by Pope Francis.  Shared by José

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March to Honor Dead Prosecutor Highlights Tensions Over Government in Argentina

March to Honor Dead Prosecutor Highlights Tensions Over Government in Argentina | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
The demonstration, in a country sharply divided over Alberto Nisman’s death, reflected the extent to which President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been put on the defensive.
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Katja shares this follow-up on the Nisman case.

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Because They Were Taken Alive

Because They Were Taken Alive | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Suzana Keniger Lisboa, Miike Valdemar Keniger and Luiz Eurico  Tejera Lisboa in a 1969 family portrait. Photos by Gustavo Germano Forced Disappearance in Latin America By Kirsten Weld
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A brilliant summary on the topic of forced disappearances in Latin America

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Fiscalía desconoce aún causa de explosión en Pajaritos — La Jornada

Fiscalía desconoce aún causa de explosión en Pajaritos — La Jornada | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Esperan concluir el análisis de la evidencia pericial en Clorados III. La cifra oficial de muertos se mantiene en 32 obreros, de los cuales 31 ya fueron identificados.
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La explosión en la planta industrial Los Pajaritos (Veracruz, México) se saldó con 32 muertos.  Estos accidentes han aumentado en México recientemente.  Algunos están  relacionados con el robo de materias primas y componentes industriales por el crimen organizado
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Teenage drug mules: Cartels are tapping minors to smuggle meth, coke

Teenage drug mules: Cartels are tapping minors to smuggle meth, coke | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
US authorities have launched an outreach program in schools to combat the trend, warn students of dangers of smuggling
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En conexión con _María llena de Gracia_, Keiko Montenegro nos manda esta noticia de al Jazeera
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How Hedge Funds Are Pillaging Puerto Rico

How Hedge Funds Are Pillaging Puerto Rico | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Vulture investors have descended on the commonwealth, taking advantage of a debt crisis that has impoverished citizens and created massive unemployment.
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If you have been following the news you may have heard about the Puerto Rico debt crisis.  An article on the issue here.  Some of you may appreciate the connection with "La deuda".
Bonus: Comedian John Oliver has an interesting yet very depressing summary on this topic in his HBO show YouTube page.
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To Hell with Good Intentions by Ivan Illich

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Lo compartió su colega Thelma Valadez.  El jesuita danés Ivan Ilich impartió este discurso ante representantes del Peace Corps en 1968.  Casi 50 años después, sus palabras resultan extrañamente actuales todavía.
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Dilma Rousseff Targeted in Brazil by Lawmakers Facing Scandals of Their Own

Dilma Rousseff Targeted in Brazil by Lawmakers Facing Scandals of Their Own | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Many of the legislators calling for President Rousseff’s impeachment are facing charges that some observers say are more serious than the accusations against her.
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"Estoy harta, harta, harta, y frustrada": el drama del imparable hostigamiento sexual en México - BBC Mundo

"Estoy harta, harta, harta, y frustrada": el drama del imparable hostigamiento sexual en México - BBC Mundo | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Cada hora se cometen 68 delitos sexuales en el país y ante una serie de casos que llegaron a los medios se reavivó el debate sobre por qué es tan frecuente el acoso contra las mujeres y qué hay que hacer para detenerlo.
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Relacionado con _Perfume de violetas_, una noticia sobre acoso sexual en el metro de Ciudad de México
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Chile students' debts go up in smoke

Chile students' debts go up in smoke | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Artist named Fried Potatoes removed tuition contracts he says were worth up to $500m from private university and burned them
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The neoliberal reforms of General César Augusto Pinochet in the 1980s created an educational system characterized by high tuition, publicly subsidized private schooling, and student loans.  According to critics, this eventually led to a decrease in quality paired with higher coats, which eventually led to massive student protests in 2006 and 2011.  Although there was an educational reform in 2014, many students are still tied by debt today.  Performance artist Papas Fritas executed a public burning of the debt titles owned by a now defunct private institution.  Although this act does not cancel the debt in itself, it makes it harder to evidence.
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How to Hack an Election

How to Hack an Election | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time.
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Colombian hacker Andrés Sepúlveda is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for tampering with the peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla.  He's recently appeared in international headlines following an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek where he claims to have been involved in election-rigging across Latin America, including the 2012 Mexican presidential election.
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México: arrestan a "La Tuta", capo del cartel Los Templarios

México: arrestan a "La Tuta", capo del cartel Los Templarios | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Medios mexicanos informan de la detención de Servando Gómez, alias La Tuta, en la madrugada del viernes en Morelia, Michoacán. Gómez era uno de los capos del narcotráfico más buscados.
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New, aggressive strain of HIV discovered in Cuba

Health officials are worried about a new form of HIV that progresses to AIDS three times faster
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Venezuela Mayor Is Accused of U.S.-Backed Coup Plot

Venezuela Mayor Is Accused of U.S.-Backed Coup Plot | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
Mayor Antonio Ledezma of Caracas, indicted on charges of conspiracy and plotting a coup, was to be moved to a military prison outside the capital, the government said.
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Will shares this item on Venezuela.

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China emerges as Latin America's lender of last resort - US News

China emerges as Latin America's lender of last resort - US News | Cinema, Politics, and Society in Latin America | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — As soon as she landed in Beijing this week, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner began lauding new deals with what she called the world's "No. 1 economy," ranging from two proposed nuclear power plants to joint space exploration.
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