The past 12 to 14 months have been a disaster for the Latin American left. The Guardian reports on how after dominating the region for the previous decade, the socialist left has receded and with it has gone much of the progressive idealism that led to poverty reduction, improved access to healthcare and education, and greater rights for indigenous groups.
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In places like El Salvador, one of the world's most deadly countries, a Swedish development organization called Humanium aims to take guns off the streets and have the metal recycled and sold. The revenue is funneled back into anti-violence programs.
U.S. policy towards Asia opens questions for Beijing in a decisive year for the Chinese government, reports Spanish newspaper El País.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo runs a story about how thousands of Venezuelan families are struggling with poverty and food shortages under the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The crisis has led milions of venezuelan to flee the country in the last three years.
Sol Trujillo published an OP-ED column in the Wall Street Journal to explain why is so wrong that Trump is on track to appoint the first cabinet in 28 years without a Hispanic.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo runs a story about why Trump has no intention to quit Twitter as a tool of communication during his Presidency.
The Guardian reports about Colombia’s Congress approval of an amnesty for all those who committed minor crimes during the conflict.
Kerry Rebukes Israel, Calling Settlements a Threat to Peace
Donald Trump won a political victory when he convinced the CEO of Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, to keep 800 jobs in Indiana, instead of relocating them to Mexico. The Atlantic reports about why Trump's efforts run counter to a broader global trend,as most factory jobs haven’t been outsourced, they’ve just disappeared thanks to automation.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez reflects on how Reaggeton has overcome the "protest songs", the genre that raised so many social illusions, mostly failed, in Latin America. Reggaetoners have become idols of teenagers with their cruel lyrics and lascivious rhythm.
Spain daily newspaper El Mundo interviewed the president of Guatemala Jimmy Morales about crime, corruption and Donald Trump.
In an historic moment, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe stood next to Barack Obama at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and offered ‘everlasting condolences’.
The Guardian reports about how the White House races to save Middle East peace process before Trump takes office. Today, John Kerry is expected to underline outgoing president’s support of two-state solution in a speech setting out US vision of Israel-Palestine agreement
CityLab spoke with Alan Morgan, the director of the National Rural Health Association, about why housing infrastructure will be a key player in solutions to the opioid epidemic in the years to come.
The Atlantic interviewed more than 100 American workers about their work: the pivotal moments in their career, the times they've succeeded or struggled to make it, what their job has taught them about how to treat people, and more.
El periódico español El País ha seleccionado las mejores películas del 2016.
Philly Magazine reports about 5 Philadelphia entrepeneurs that participated in Shark Tank TV Show: Scrub Daddy, Scholly, and three other local companies featured on the show have fared.
The New York Times about how Americans have been clustering themselves into cultural bubbles just as they have clustered in political bubbles. Their TV preferences confirm that.
Executions and death sentences plummeted this year to lowest levels since 1999. However, the death penalty is far from fading away, reports the Washington Post.
Japanese Prime Minister visit to Pearl Harbour can be seen as a symbolic proof of the US strategic allegiance with Japan amid the rising of China before Donald Trumps takes office, reports El País.
El País reports about about a tiny town of Sinaloa, in Mexico, where a young teacher is trying to fight violence and crime through teaching art to children.
The New Yorker run an article on Christmas Day about the psychological trends that helped Trump's victory. Research on psychological concepts like “cultural tightness” and “optimism bias” offers insight into the rise of Donald Trump.
Spanish newspaper El País selected the best movies produced in Latinamerica in 2016.
The Financial Times interviews Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize for economics in 2015. An optimistic defender of globalization, he believes Trump's success relies on his continuous references to income as he only means to happiness.
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday for a strengthening of America’s nuclear weapons programme, throwing into doubt longstanding efforts to reduce its arsenal. His comments came the same day that Vladimir Putin said Russia needs to ‘strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces’