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In South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean are a local story - and the Latin America Report, which was a weekly WLRN feature from 2013 to 2023, looked at how the two often intersected and affected each other politically, economically and culturally. Its award-winning reports included the six-part Migration Maze series, which examined new U.S. policies to address illegal immigration at its source in Central America instead of at the border; the three-part series Escape From Venezuela, examining the Venezuelan refugee crisis in South America and Venezuelan exile efforts to alleviate it; and reporting from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria 2017, which revealed how Florida Puerto Ricans essentially filled the aid needs that U.S. relief efforts couldn’t.

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In South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean are a local story - and the Latin America Report, which was a weekly WLRN feature from 2013 to 2023, looked at how the two often intersected and affected each other politically, economically and culturally. Its award-winning reports included the six-part Migration Maze series, which examined new U.S. policies to address illegal immigration at its source in Central America instead of at the border; the three-part series Escape From Venezuela, examining the Venezuelan refugee crisis in South America and Venezuelan exile efforts to alleviate it; and reporting from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria 2017, which revealed how Florida Puerto Ricans essentially filled the aid needs that U.S. relief efforts couldn’t.

    Miami's fixated on Biden's Cuba moves — but his Venezuela move matters, too.

    Miami's fixated on Biden's Cuba moves — but his Venezuela move matters, too.

    President Biden's Cuba policy changes got wall-to-wall South Florida coverage last week. His Venezuela move, not so much — but it could be just as consequential.

    • 8 min
    Bitcoin boosters see Latin America as 'cryptopia.' Does the idea have any currency?

    Bitcoin boosters see Latin America as 'cryptopia.' Does the idea have any currency?

    El Salvador wants to build Bitcoin City; Cuba hopes to skirt the U.S. trade embargo. But so far Latin America looks like anything but a cryptocurrency utopia.

    • 8 min
    The controversial sale of Miami's Radio Caracol halts — but the controversy doesn't

    The controversial sale of Miami's Radio Caracol halts — but the controversy doesn't

    Cuban and Latino Democrats scored a rare victory in their effort to counter right-wing Spanish-language radio in Miami. But is it really the win they hope for?

    • 8 min
    Iguanacorn Dreams: Miami's upstart tech joins Latin America's tech startups

    Iguanacorn Dreams: Miami's upstart tech joins Latin America's tech startups

    Tech startups are helping Latin America's battered economy recover from the pandemic — and Miami's aspiring tech economy is helping them get that done.

    • 11 min
    Miami's International Queer Tango Festival invites LGBTQ dancers to the milonga

    Miami's International Queer Tango Festival invites LGBTQ dancers to the milonga

    After years of feeling excluded from the elegant Argentine dance, gay and trans partners are bringing more creativity to its traditionally male and female roles.

    • 8 min
    Being a republic would be symbolism for Jamaica — but powerful enough to change it?

    Being a republic would be symbolism for Jamaica — but powerful enough to change it?

    Britain's queen is a figurehead in Jamaica, but could the psychological effect of dumping her as the Caribbean island's head of state put it on a more developed path?

    • 8 min

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Best English News Source for Latin America I Could Find

I live in Central America but my Spanish isn’t good enough to listen to local news. I have been following The Latin America Report for years as the best listening a source I could find on subject stories. So glad that their feed was finally released as a podcast!

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