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Want to Tweet in Mayan? This Group Can Help | TIME.com

Want to Tweet in Mayan? This Group Can Help | TIME.com | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Rising Voices is set to offer digital media classes to teach speakers of indigenous languages to create multimedia archives of their native dialects.
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Confronting Iran's Latin American Ambitions - Forbes

Confronting Iran's Latin American Ambitions - Forbes | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Over the past year, policymakers in Washington have woken up to a new threat to U.S. security.
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BUENAVENTURA, Colombia: As Panama Canal expands, Latin America rushes to be ready - Americas - MiamiHerald.com

BUENAVENTURA, Colombia: As Panama Canal expands, Latin America rushes to be ready - Americas - MiamiHerald.com | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Ports across Latin America and the Caribbean are rushing to meet the challenges of the Panama Canal expansion head-on.
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GOP resistance to immigration reform could be casualty of 2012 election

GOP resistance to immigration reform could be casualty of 2012 election | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Washington is bracing for a fight in 2013 over immigration reform, a battle that could improve upon -- or threaten to exacerbate -- Republicans’ standing among Latino voters.
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Latinos make final push to get voters to polls

Latinos make final push to get voters to polls | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
As the presidential candidates make their final sprint, Latinos also are zeroing in on a crucial election day that could define their political might for years to come.
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FDI flow to South America double-edged?

Foreign direct investment to Latin America is rising, but analysts wonder if the trend is altogether a good thing for the recipient countries.
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Latin America seen as 'second-tier' issue in US election - Kansas City Star

Latin America seen as 'second-tier' issue in US election - Kansas City Star | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Latin America seen as 'second-tier' issue in US electionKansas City StarThe final presidential debate last week on foreign policy, only underscored the point as Latin America was barely mentioned and both candidates seemed to try to answer every...
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Drug Debate Takes Center Stage at UN as Latin American Leaders Speak

Drug Debate Takes Center Stage at UN as Latin American Leaders Speak | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
The presidents of Colombia and Guatemala highlighted exploring alternatives to the traditional war on drugs.
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LatAm Life Expectancy Up 45 Years Since 1900 - Fox News

LatAm Life Expectancy Up 45 Years Since 1900 - Fox News | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Latin American Herald TribuneLatAm Life Expectancy Up 45 Years Since 1900Fox NewsThe average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health...
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Bolivia miners block La Paz roads

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Hundreds of miners in Bolivia are blocking key access roads to the country's main city, La Paz, to press the government to allow them to work a lucrative mine.
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Latin America's Moment » The Democratic Platform on Latin America

Latin America's Moment » The Democratic Platform on Latin America | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
O'Neil analyzes developments in Latin America and U.S. relations in the region.
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Appetite Grows Among Consumers for Green Brands in Latin America

Appetite Grows Among Consumers for Green Brands in Latin America | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Data show that consumers in Latin America value products made with renewable energy sources, but no single brand currently stands out as having this...
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Expanding Environmental Democracy: Latin American Countries Move Forward with Principle 10 | WRI Insights

Expanding Environmental Democracy: Latin American Countries Move Forward with Principle 10 | WRI Insights | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
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An islet for a sea

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WHEN Nicaragua took Colombia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague in 2001 over a handful of small islands in the Caribbean, Colombians felt they...
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Climate Change: Is Latin America prepared for temperatures to rise 4 degrees?

Climate Change: Is Latin America prepared for temperatures to rise 4 degrees? | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Latin America and the Caribbean is projected to be one of the region's worst affected if global temperatures were to rise by 4 degrees. Is the region prepared?
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Latin Americans love Obama – so why the 'collective shrug' on reelection?

Latin Americans love Obama – so why the 'collective shrug' on reelection? | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Obama is considered more popular in Latin America than his predecessor. But the region's self-confidence makes it feel far less buffeted by a particular president's outlook.
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Republicans Bet Against the New America Obama’s next steps - The Boston Globe

Republicans Bet Against the New America Obama’s next steps - The Boston Globe | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Hope did not win this election for Barack Obama. Demographics did. The president lost ground with the female vote, the youth vote, and the overall electorate; the Hispanic vote was the only group that actually moved in favor of reelection.
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More migration reform: Cuba opens door to many illegal emigres and defectors

More migration reform: Cuba opens door to many illegal emigres and defectors | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Allowing more Cubans to return to Cuba will help accelerate the warming trend between the island and its diaspora, and could lead to a change in US policy toward the island.
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Panama debates Colon law repeal

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Panama's National Assembly takes the first step towards repealing a controversial law allowing the sale of land in Colon Free Zone, Latin America's biggest duty-free zone.
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Hugo Chávez vows to keep Venezuela 'on socialist path' after re-election

Hugo Chávez vows to keep Venezuela 'on socialist path' after re-election | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
President will need to deal with rising violent crime and over-dependence on oil after winning election with smaller margin...
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The School of the Americas: Class over?

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Some of Latin America's most notorious dictators graduated from the military academy in Fort Benning, Georgia.
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Romney tells Latino audience he would fix immigration system - Los Angeles Times

Romney tells Latino audience he would fix immigration system - Los Angeles Times | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
New York TimesRomney tells Latino audience he would fix immigration systemLos Angeles TimesMitt Romney sought to assuage Latino voters Wednesday, downplaying positions he took on immigration during the GOP primaries, vowing to seek a bipartisan solution...
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China Steps Up Push Into Latin America

China Steps Up Push             Into Latin America | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
Chinese companies are looking to increase investment in Latin America and expand beyond their focus on mining and resources.
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South America sees new gold rush

South America sees new gold rush | Introduction to Latin America | Scoop.it
The high price of gold has sparked a boom in legal and illegal mining in South America, reports BBC Brasil's Joao Fellet. (RT @Therefore_I_am_: RT South American gold rush.
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