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Timely Time in Latin America

One thing that has been lacking for many years and from many United States Administrations is a Latin American policy. We have had policies, don’t get me wrong. But, we have never had a comprehensive policy since the early nineteenth century and then it was only warning the world that Latin America was our backyard and there was no room for other exploiters. continue reading »

Cuba Overhauls Communications, IT Sectors

The government has launched an overhaul of Cuba's communications and information technology sectors, the Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is beginning a tour of Africa on Wednesday, the Lula Institute said in a statement. The erstwhile head of state will visit Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria and will meet with political leaders, businessmen and representatives from civil society. continue reading »

Mexico to Launch “National Crusade Against Hunger”

The federal government plans to launch a new program to fight hunger next month, with the initial focus on 400 cities, Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles said. continue reading »

Obama Considers Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary Position

U.S. President Barack Obama is considering the Hispanic Thomas Perez, now assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, as the next secretary of labor, administration sources said. continue reading »

Nicolas Maduro Sworn in as Acting President in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro took the oath of office as Venezuela's acting president and asked electoral authorities to call an immediate vote, even as the opposition slammed the swearing-in as unconstitutional. continue reading »

White House Regrets Canceling Guided Tours Due to Cutbacks

The White House regretted having to cancel the public's access to guided tours of the presidential mansion due to the $85 billion in cutbacks that took effect last week as part of the so-called sequester, and blamed it on Congress. continue reading »

Is It Time For A New Voting Rights Act?

For all of the anticipation leading up to the Voting Rights challenge at the U. S. Supreme Court there are a couple of things that bubbled to the surface and that are worth noting in it’s wake: Justice Scalia’s “racial entitlement” comment and the idea that maybe we’re better off with judicial creative destruction, where Section 5 is struck down to make room for a new, more comprehensive voting rights enforcement code. continue reading »

U.S. Secretary of State Urges Egyptians to Peacefully Strengthen Democracy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged Egyptians to take part peacefully in the political life of their country in order to strengthen democracy, after meeting with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr, in Cairo. continue reading »

Obama Reluctantly Orders $85 bn in Budget Cuts

U.S. President Barack Obama reluctantly ordered the launch of $85 billion in budget cuts over the remainder of fiscal year 2013 after efforts by the White House and Congress to avert them failed. continue reading »

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

This isn’t being talked about very loudly in Latino political circles, in fact, it hasn’t been talked about loudly for a long time. But it has been acknowledged and mulled over by many people for many years. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday inaugurated a naval installation that will make parts for conventional submarines - and eventually a nuclear-powered sub - under cooperation agreements signed with France in 2009. continue reading »

Urge Congress to Take Action to Protect Vital Programs Before Too Late

On March 1, 2013 automatic cuts that were delayed from the January 2nd “fiscal cliff” debates will go into effect if Congress does not take immediate action. What do these cuts mean for the Latino community? continue reading »

Outgoing Defense Secretary Says His Dog Knows Important Pentagon Secrets

Bravo, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's faithful golden retriever, knows every nook and cranny of the Pentagon and has accompanied his master at countless high-level meetings. continue reading »

U.S. Strategizes How to Combat Industrial Cyber Attacks

The U.S. government on Wednesday presented a comprehensive strategy to fight industrial cyber-espionage and hacker attacks against the country that infringe on property rights and compromise company secrets. continue reading »

Obama Stresses Automatic Budget Cuts Will Threaten Economy

President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday of danger for the U.S. economy if Congress doesn't act to stop the so-called budget sequester: a set of spending cuts set to take effect March 1. continue reading »

Senate Committee Approves Hagel for Defense Secretary

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary. continue reading »

Rumors of Second Oval Office are False, Says White House

The White House on Wednesday denied building a second Oval Office for President Barack Obama to work in pending the completion of renovations at the executive mansion. continue reading »

Senate Committee Postpones Defense Secretary Vote

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday postponed the vote on confirming Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary to allow more time for his nomination to be reviewed. continue reading »

Mexican Government Denies U.S. Vetoed Defense Secretary Appointment

The United States did not veto the appointment of Gen. Moises Garcia Ochoa as defense secretary, the Mexican government said. continue reading »