Marisa Burkett

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Mexico police rescue 87 women forced to work as prostitutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico City say police have rescued 87 women, including three minors, who were being forced to work as prostitutes at illegal bars in a densely populated, poor district of the capital.<p>A statement from the city prosecutor's office said Sunday that the raids were …

Evo Morales celebrates 10 years as Bolivia's 'indigenous socialist' president

Thousands of Ayamara and Quechua people gathered to honor country’s first indigenous leader, whose term could be extended to 2025 after referendum<p>In a riot of colour, noise and statistics, Bolivian president Evo Morales marked 10 years of his “indigenous socialist” rule on Friday, one month before …

The Bolivia-Jihadist Axis of Cocaine

Evo Morales denies running a narco state. Mounting evidence suggests otherwise.<p>A Boko Haram massacre in a northeastern Nigerian village last month captured world-wide attention as it was reported that the terrorists burned children alive.<p>Far less reported are credible allegations that a key source …

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Bolivian president fends off corruption claims: 'We have nothing to hide'

Evo Morales demands investigation into allegations of ‘influence-peddling’ with Chinese firm where ex-girlfriend holds executive position as referendum nears<p>Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has fended off corruption allegations, demanding investigations to show he has “nothing to hide”, as he …

Everything you need to know about Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni

Unless you’re an astronaut (if you are – can we be friends?), most of us will never walk on the moon. But on the Bolivian Altiplano, you can get …

Bolivia's Morales loses ground ahead of Feb. 21 referendum: poll

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales has lost ground in his effort at changing the constitution to allow him to run for a third term, according to a poll published on Friday.<p>Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a ceremony to mark 10 years of his administration during a session …

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Bolivia's Morales seeks probe of contracts that went to ex-lover's company

- 18:50 - 11/02/2016<p>Más noticias sobre:<p>La Paz, Feb 11 (EFE).- President Evo Morales on Thursday asked the Bolivian congress to form a commission to …

Third H215 Jatun Puma Delivered to the Bolivian Air Force

<b>Bolivian Gov, February 05, 2016</b> - President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, presented this Friday at the Air Group 51 of the city …

Big history of Little Haiti

Little Haiti has historically been the cultural heart of the Haitian diaspora, and its community leaders have been instrumental in effecting change …

Haiti urgently needs international help overcoming its political crisis

AFTER MONTHS of mounting instability and political violence, Haiti now is days away from a full-bore leadership crisis. The way out of the impasse is unclear. What is clear is that the current, failed president, Michel Martelly, must go.<p>Under Haiti’s constitution, Mr. Martelly, who took office in …

Haiti's President steps down, leaving no successor

<b>(CNN) —</b> Haitian President Michel Martelly has stepped down from office, leaving the nation with no successor after elections marred by allegations of fraud were postponed twice.<p>Martelly, who leaves the post after five years in office, delivered a farewell address to Haiti's National Assembly on …

Haitian Migrants Pouring Into Brazil Don't Find A Warm Welcome

"The government is promoting a foreign policy to bring more Haitians to Brazil, but there is no public policy for Haitians here."<p>When 26-year-old construction worker Alex Mustivas was injured on the job in Brazil, fracturing his spine and arm, his employer offered him $70.<p>“If you want it, take it,” …

Haiti's President Leaves Office Without a Successor

Embattled Haitian President Michel Martelly left office Sunday as required by Haiti's constitution, ending his 5-year term with no one elected to …

Zika prompts urgent debate about abortion in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO — Across Latin America, calls to loosen some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world in the face of the Zika virus outbreak are gaining momentum but encountering strong and entrenched opposition.<p>In El Salvador, where abortions are banned under any circumstance, the health …

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