Latin America

Brazil’s olympic preparations
Latin America Sports

Brazil’s olympic preparations

London has yet to bask in the glory of her 2012 Olympics, yet preparations are already well underway in Rio for 2016. Laura Cronk Brazil’s booming economy was one factor which convinced the Olympic selection committee in October 2009 that Rio was ready to host the world’s most prestigious sporting […]

Wilson Palacios: the right move
Latin America Sports

Wilson Palacios: the right move

The Honduran international footballer stands on the verge of a £12million move from London based club Tottenham Hotspur to Italian giants Napoli. Leslie Porter The move signifies a new chapter in the life and career of Palacios, a graduate from the youth ranks of Club Deportivo Victoria of La Ceida […]

Latinos ‘in USA’
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Latinos ‘in USA’

Their number has increased since 2000, but they remain located mainly in three states: California with 27.8%, Texas with 18.8%, and Florida with 8.4%. Silvio González The Census Bureau uses the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” interchangeably to refer to those citizens living in the United States, that when answering the […]

Mexico captures head of ‘La Familia’
Latin America

Mexico captures head of ‘La Familia’

Authorities – without confrontation or casualities – apprehended José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, the alleged head of this Cartel. The Mexican government has secured another victory against organized crime in the west of the country after they bagged the alleged leader of the pseudo-Christian La Familia Cartel without a shot […]

Drug violence in Latin America
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Drug violence in Latin America

The growth in the trafficking of drugs, arms and people, with frequent and lethal violent episodes, are seriously affecting most of the countries in the region. This happens despite having spent millions on security measures against organised crime. María Julia Mayoral A study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]