Alan Hernandez

argentina

Argentina's lost children are adults when they discover their true identity

Gaston Cavanagh
Alan Hernandez
10.9.16
americas

Venezuelans stage the biggest anti-government demonstration in years

The march was organized to pressure the country's electoral authorities to call a referendum on President Maduro's future before January 10, which would mean new elections if he lost.
Alan Hernandez
9.1.16
COLOMBIA

Colombia finalizes peace deal with FARC rebels, ending half-century war

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is one of the few remaining remnants of the wave of Marxist-inspired Latin American guerrilla armies that swelled during the Cold War.
Alan Hernandez
8.24.16
americas

Bizarre Brazilian law helps US gold medalist avoid prosecution

The law allowing Jimmy Feigen to give a $10k donation and avoid being prosecuted for lying about being robbed in Rio alongside Ryan Lochte, is just one piece of Brazilian legislation that raises eyebrows.
Alan Hernandez
8.19.16
Bolivia

Bolivia opens new military academy to combat US 'imperial oppression'

President Evo Morales said the new academy was Latin America’s answer to the US School of the Americas and its dark history supporting right-wing dictatorships during the Cold War.
Alan Hernandez
8.18.16
crime & drugs

Three Central American countries could form a huge anti-gang force

Honduras is trying to get El Salvador and Guatemala on board the idea of a tri-national force to fight the gangs. The plan is inspired by the controversial crackdown currently underway in El Salvador.
Alan Hernandez
8.10.16
americas

An Argentine civil rights heroine is embroiled in an alleged scam

Hebe de Bonafini — one of the original Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who defied the military dictatorship in the 1970s — insists she is being targeted because of her constant criticism of President Mauricio Macri.
Alan Hernandez
8.5.16
americas

This is already the deadliest year for journalists in Mexico since 2010

Eight journalists were killed in Mexico in the first half of this year, according to a report by the freedom of expression group Article 19 that also registered a doubling in the number of non-fatal attacks on the media.
Alan Hernandez
8.4.16
americas

Nicaragua’s President Ortega picks wife as his running mate

Rosario Murillo’s influence is already seen in the huge metal “trees of life” she had erected around the capital, and her rousing daily messages mixing new age philosophy with the glorification of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution.
Alan Hernandez
8.3.16
Crime & Drugs

Mexican mayor arrested for allegedly ordering a massacre

The mayor, who allegedly ordered ten people killed at the weekend, had long-rumored ties to the Knights Templar cartel in the drug-war ravaged state of Michoacán.
Alan Hernandez
8.2.16
americas

Jamaica is paying its oil debts to Venezuela with food

The barter agreement comes at a time when Venezuela is suffering from acute shortages of basic products amid a major economic and political crisis.
Alan Hernandez
8.1.16
americas

Driver tells a cop to ‘call my dad, dude’ in the latest video shaming Mexico’s elite

A viral video of an affluent Mexico City driver seen almost running over a cyclist and fighting with a police officer has become the latest example of how social media is exposing the aggressiveness and arrogance of the rich and powerful.
Alan Hernandez
7.29.16
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