Alexis Nieves

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In Venezuela, it's still 'Yankee go home'

In the months immediately following Nicolas Maduro's election as president of Venezuela, he seemed to want to prove the naysayers wrong. I had been one of them, calling Hugo Chavez's designated heir-apparent "viscerally anti-American" in an opinion piece for this newspaper in 2012.<p>Because of the …

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Argentina calls for extradition of Francoists over human rights abuses

Argentina has called for the extradition of four Spanish former officials accused of torturing victims of the Franco regime in a decision described as historic by the lawyers and human rights activists who brought the case.<p>As in the case of Augusto Pinochet – the former Chilean dictator whose …

First Impressions of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Posted in South America on September 29, 2013<p>If you’ve been reading this blog lately you’ll have noticed I’ve been writing a lot of content about …

Hiking Through Peru Showed One Journalist The True Dangers Of Climate Change

Justin Catanoso, grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, spent July 25 to Aug. 11 in Peru with Wake Forest University tropical biologist Miles Silman. He hiked through Manu National Park with the researchers to experience the wonders of these tropical forests for himself.<p>While we often …

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El Salvador judges deny abortion to seriously ill woman

El Salvador's supreme court has denied a sick woman an immediate abortion, despite warnings from doctors that her life is at risk and the foetus is likely to survive only a few hours after birth.<p>In a 4-1 ruling, the nation's highest court turned down a request from the 26-week-pregnant woman, who …

Fragile peace in San Salvador as youth gangs trade weapons for jobs and hope

The main square in Ilopango is bustling with noise as the sun disappears behind the distant mountains. The queue for <i>papusas</i>, tortillas filled with beans and melted cheese, is growing as hymns ring out from the evangelical church.<p>Across the square two girls – cousins aged five and six – persuade me …

El Salvador mining ban could establish a vital water security precedent

Five hundred scientists meeting in Bonn last month warned that 9 billion people would face the consequences of severe water shortages within a generation or two, but did not point the finger at industries devastating fresh water supplies.<p>Meanwhile, a battle against a metal mining industry that has …

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Patrón Tequila Wants To Give You A Night To Remember

Ready for a mysterious dining experience unlike any restaurant you've ever been to?<p>In cities all across the country, renowned chefs like Rick Bayless or Top Chef Kevin Sbraga create menus to be served in special locations like center field of St. Louis's Busch Stadium or Boston's Institute of …

24 American Microbreweries Every Beer Lover Should Know

We found the 24 coolest microbrewers making waves in the American craft beer industry, from a Latin American-style <i>cervecería</i> in Chicago to a sustainable brewery in Maui that uses local Hawaiian ingredients to make its brews.<p>A brewery is considered a microbrewery if it produces less than 15,000 …

The Internet is Booming in Latin America, Especially Among Younger Users

<b>By Jason Kohn, Contributing Columnist</b><p>Looking for the world’s hottest markets for Internet and social media activity? It’s not North America, or Europe, or even Asia. The real action is in Latin America.<p>ComScore recently released a study detailing some of these trends. Among the most impressive: …

How to Make Huevos Rancheros

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>As I drove from New York down through Alabama, west across Texas from Austin to El Paso, through New Mexico and Arizona to LA, (all before coming back up to San Francisco), I noticed that the time that elapsed between each …

Monday Morning Skeptic: NY Times Buries CIA Facts Re Latin American Deaths

of Salvador Allende’s eyeglasses. Museo Historico Nacional, Santiago, Chile<p>The New York Times has a venerable history of eliding references to any US …

Death Becomes Whimsical On Dia De Los Muertos

On the Mexican <i>Dia de los Muertos</i> holiday, the living remember the dead. Some believe they are communing with the deceased. While it may sound morbid, Pati Jinich, a Mexican-born blogger, food show personality and author of <i>Pati's Mexican Table,</i> says it's a joyous occasion.<p>"People get ready to …

Medellín emerges as a Latin American trailblazer for local economic growth

Latin America has until very recently been marked out by high levels of poverty, inequality, exclusion, informality, social injustice and, not surprisingly, violence. Unfortunately, the neoliberal policies adopted in the region from about 1970 to 2000 played an important part in significantly …

After Chávez: there are many flavours to the left in Latin America

To speak of 'the left' in Latin America, post-Chávez, makes no sense. It has the same nuanced complexity as the continent<p>By virtue of being the most diverse and hybrid area on the planet, Latin America is a kind of potpourri that is difficult to understand due to the number of ingredients it …

China's exploitation of Latin American natural resources raises concern

Amazonian forest cleared in Ecuador, a mountain levelled in Peru, the Cerrado savannah converted to soy fields in Brazil and oil fields under development in Venezuela's Orinoco belt.<p>These recent reports of environmental degradation in Latin America may be thousands of miles apart in different …

The United States turns to an emerged Latin America | US & Canada

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden recently visited a transformed Latin America and Caribbean - a region defined increasingly by optimism, opportunity, growth and democracy.<p>In a public speech in Rio de Janeiro, Joe Biden said that Brazil taught the world that "there is no need …

Leaders Outraged Over 'Aggression Against Latin America' In Morales Plane-Reroute Debacle

The rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane through Europe ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning …

More cash for clones: 'OpenTable of Latin America' raises $13.3M

Restorando, the “OpenTable of Latin America,” has raised $13.3 million to expand across South America and deepen its presence in established cities.<p>Restorando is currently active in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bogotá, Columbia; Chile, and six cities in Brazil. You choose filters for type of food you …