Animal Rights Protesters Object to Use of Bullfights in Guanajuato Cultural Festival
By Yuliana Gomez | 10/26/2009 - 17:00

Animal Rights activists protested the inclusion of bullfighting for the first time in 37 years in Guanajuato’s Festival Internacional Cervantino, Mexico's largest cultural event—and one of the largest in the Americas. Members of Anima Naturalis protested on the Plaza de la Paz, in the center of the city; one of the members even donned banderillas (the spikes with which the bull is stabbed to get a response) and covered himself in blood to simulate the condition of the bull during the often gory events.

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Protests Rock San Juan, Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 10/16/2009 - 14:16

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, to demonstrate against massive layoffs demanded by Republican Governor Luis Fortuño.

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Violent Protests Rock Dominican-Haitian Border
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2009 - 09:40

Violent protests disrupted the Dominican-Haitian border
recently after authorities destroyed fruits and vegetables they were growing on protected land. This border area conflict is just the latest in a string of incidents that has heightened tension on the island of Hispaniola.

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Mexico Rocked By Border Protests, May Be On Brink of Civil War
By Mariela Rosario | 02/19/2009 - 17:00

Demonstrations against the military presence in the border towns of Mexico have swept across the country over the last few days. Mexico's drug cartels have been the primary catalyst for a wave of crime and violence that have shaken the country to its core. Widespread corruption among the police led government officials to take the drastic step of sending 40,000 soldiers into towns and cities along the border of the United States.

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Crisis in Bolivia
By Mariela Rosario | 09/19/2008 - 15:36

Bolivia has the second largest natural gas reserves in South America, which are located in the eastern region. The opposition centers around these energy-rich regions and is calling for greater autonomy and control over their natural gas revenues.

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