Tag: Venezuela

Why we should care about Venezuela

Why we should care about Venezuela
There are protests going on in Venezuela, largely led by middle class students, and the situation is unstable. Under current leftist President, Nicolas Maduro, the country has become divided. Here are five reasons why Americans should care about this country, whose former president Hugo Chavez died last spring. 1) At least 13 people have been... Read more »

Former undocumented immigrants tell stories from the Heartland

I’m in Oklahoma this week for an immigration reporting fellowship called Immigration in the Heartland. I want to tell you about two immigrants I’ve met who have amazing success stories, Marcelino Garcia and Merys Jimenez. Marcelino Garcia Marcelino Garcia first crossed the border when he was 15. He walked from Tijuana to Los Angeles, a... Read more »

Twitter team of 200 assist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez You may have heard that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is now on Twitter  @chavezcandanga. He joined around six weeks ago and so far he has more than 520,000 followers and is included on almost 18,000 lists. ¡Ay, caramba! I wish I had that many followers. But I’m a one-woman operation and... Read more »
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Slavery, an election and Ahmadinejad goes to Latin America

There have been some interesting headlines out of Latin America recently. A slavery ring was broken up in Mexico City. In Honduras, they held an election while the deposed president is still holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. And the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was recently on a Latin America... Read more »

Journalists who publish "false news" could face jail in Venezuela

It’s important as American bloggers and journalists we stand up for press freedom around the world. This is why the other day I wrote a blog post about a Sudanese female journalist who faces 40 lashes for wearing pants. Now the latest attack on journalists comes from Venezuela. The leftist government of Hugo Chavez recently... Read more »