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Join veteran reporter and WLRN's Americas Editor Tim Padgett in an exploration of how what happens in Latin America and the Caribbean has a profound effect on South Florida.

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Join veteran reporter and WLRN's Americas Editor Tim Padgett in an exploration of how what happens in Latin America and the Caribbean has a profound effect on South Florida.

    Small Uruguay Is Big Proof That Committing To Public Health Can Contain COVID-19

    Small Uruguay Is Big Proof That Committing To Public Health Can Contain COVID-19

    Uruguay has recorded the lowest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in South America, if not the entire western hemisphere. The small but progressive country has done that despite sitting right next door to Brazil – which has the world’s second - highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities behind the U.S.

    • 4 min
    Mora Stepping Down As FIU's Latin America Director; Bridged Academia, Policy

    Mora Stepping Down As FIU's Latin America Director; Bridged Academia, Policy

    Seven years ago, Miami native Frank Mora left the Pentagon and came home to take over Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center , or LACC. Since then, Mora has turned the center into a more nationally important forum of conversation on Latin America.

    • 5 min
    Venezuela's Dark Laundering Loop: Saab Nabbed, Bagley Pleads Guilty, Maduro Sweats

    Venezuela's Dark Laundering Loop: Saab Nabbed, Bagley Pleads Guilty, Maduro Sweats

    Ten days ago, Colombian businessman Alex Saab was arrested in Cape Verde, an island republic off Africa’s west coast, as his private jet was refueling. Saab is wanted in the U.S. on money-laundering charges involving hundreds of millions of dollars – but his detention in Cape Verde and his possible extradition to Miami carry big political stakes in Venezuela.

    • 4 min
    Do Latin American Expats Consider Trump A Democracy Crusader Or Dictatorial Caudillo?

    Do Latin American Expats Consider Trump A Democracy Crusader Or Dictatorial Caudillo?

    In one of the most controversial moments of one of America’s most controversial presidencies, Donald Trump this month sent National Guard troops to Washington's D.C.'s Lafayette Square, near the White House. Pepper spray was fired to disperse what videos show were largely peaceful protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racism. Trump says he supports the protesters’ cause. But his unusual military response has divided Americans – including Latin American expats here in South

    • 5 min
    Aid In The Time Of COVID: Young Latino, Caribbean Expats Help Their Native Countries

    Aid In The Time Of COVID: Young Latino, Caribbean Expats Help Their Native Countries

    Col5Vid – a Spanish pun that stands for Colombia Sin COVID , or Colombia Without COVID-19 – is one of Colombia’s most dynamic new charity groups. But Col5Vid's founder admits the idea wasn’t born at a board room table – but on a bedroom sofa.

    • 4 min
    Carmen Question: A Politically Correct Venezuelan Exile – Or A Chavista Fraud?

    Carmen Question: A Politically Correct Venezuelan Exile – Or A Chavista Fraud?

    They're a familiar sight and sound in South Florida’s Venezuelan community: videos of exiles defending themselves against accusations that they’re “Chavistas," or sympathizers of Venezuela’s authoritarian socialist regime, a government despised by almost every expat here. But the “ yo no soy Chavista ” Facebook video Carmen Jaqueline Gimenez recently posted was of particular interest because she’s running for office in November – for mayor of Hallandale Beach.

    • 4 min

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