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Former FARC Hostage Ingrid Betancourt Back in Colombia, Visiting South American Leaders
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2008 - 12:30

Ingrid Betancourt has returned to her native Colombia for the first time since her release from captivity in July. Betancourt was kidnapped back in 2002 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and held for six years deep in the Colombian jungle.


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Bill Richardson To Be Named Commerce Secretary
By Mariela Rosario | 11/24/2008 - 11:56

President Elect Barack Obama is expected to name New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) as Secretary of Commerce. Richardson will be joining John Podesta (Co-Chair of the Transition team), Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Chief of Staff) and Eric Holder (Attorney General) as the latest Clinton administration vet to be added to Obama's roster.


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Latinos and the Fight for Gay Rights
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2008 - 15:30


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Marcello Lucero, 37 Year Old Ecuadorean Man, Victim of Hate Crime in Long Island, NY
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 17:09

Although it may seem as though we have made significant strides in this country with regards to race relations, the murder of Marcello Lucero serves as a stark reminder of how far we have yet to go.

Lucero, a 37 year old man of Ecuadorean descent was just walking down the street with a friend in Patchogue, LI late Saturday night when a group of seven teenage thugs attacked them without provocation.


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Peru to Sue Yale over Stolen Incan Artifacts
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 15:22

Nearly two years after it first demanded that Yale University return thousands of artifacts from Machu Picchu excavated by Hiram Bingham in 1911, the Justice Ministry of Peru has approved plans to press ahead with the government's charges against the Ivy-league school. Bingham's discovery helped to drum up international interest in Peru and incited a steady stream of tourism to the site that has yet to let up.


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Latin American Leaders Congratulate Obama, Look Forward to New Era of Engagement with the USA
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 18:04

Although they were promised a new era of engagement by President Bush back in 2000, many Latin American leaders are looking to the election of Barack Obama with the hope that this promise becomes a reality. As we all know, the Bush administration was unable to keep this promise to the regions leaders due to the attention and resources it has committed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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The World Reacts to Obama's Election Sweep
By Mariela Rosario | 11/05/2008 - 12:02

All eyes were on the Unites States last night, awaiting the results of the most historic election of our lifetime. When Obama was officially declared the 44th president of the USA, celebrations spanned the globe from the streets of Harlem to the slums of Kibera, Nairobi! Here's what global leaders and everyday people all around the world had to say about President Elect Barack Obama's resounding success in the 2008 presidential election:


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PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA
By Mariela Rosario | 11/04/2008 - 14:07

After two years of experiencing the most exhilarating, inspiring and historic presidential election this country has ever seen, Barack Obama can officially be declared the 44th President of the United States of America!


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