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Controversial Texas SB 4 law takes effect after SCOTUS ruling; appeals court halts it

19 Mar 2024  |  houstonlanding.org
The Texas SB 4 law, allowing law enforcement to arrest individuals suspected of illegal entry, went into effect after the Supreme Court allowed the appeals process to continue. However, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the law hours later. The law, challenged by the ACLU of Texas and the DOJ, has faced several legal reversals. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hailed the Supreme Court's decision as a victory, while immigrant rights groups expressed concern over the law's impact. The Supreme Court has yet to decide on the case's merits, and the law's future remains uncertain.

Houston immigrant rights groups prepare for SB 4

28 Feb 2024  |  newsbreak.com
Immigrant rights organizations in Houston, such as Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha (FIEL), are preparing immigrants for the potential implementation of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), a controversial Texas law allowing arrest for suspected illegal entry. The Department of Justice and ACLU of Texas have sued Texas over SB 4, calling it unconstitutional, and a preliminary injunction has been granted. FIEL is conducting workshops to educate immigrants on their rights and how to protect themselves. Community concerns include racial profiling and increased penalties for human smuggling. Some law enforcement agencies have stated they will not prioritize SB 4 enforcement. The legal battle over the law's constitutionality continues.

Houston family torn apart by Trump policies shocked Congress could revive immigration law

16 Jan 2024  |  houstonlanding.org
The Escobar family of Houston, affected by deportations during the Trump administration, faces anxiety as the Biden administration considers reinstating Trump-era immigration policies. These policies, including speedier deportations and tighter asylum guidelines, could impact many Houston families, particularly those with mixed immigration status. The Escobars' story highlights the personal toll of such policies, with Jose Escobar having been deported to El Salvador in 2017 and only recently returning to the U.S. and becoming a citizen. Advocates and legal experts express concerns about the proposed changes, emphasizing the need for immigration reform that unites families and provides clear legal pathways.

A Houston legal service group keeps getting court notices for immigrants — but they can’t be found

08 Jan 2024  |  Houston Landing
Immigration lawyer Liza Garcia from Catholic Charities frequently receives court notices for individuals who are not clients, posing a risk of deportation in absentia for these immigrants. With record border crossings and a backlog in immigration courts, incorrect addresses on notices to appear have serious consequences. Catholic Charities in Houston, among other organizations, has reported receiving such notices since at least 2019. The American Immigration Lawyers Association has documented this issue and is pushing for streamlined address change processes and clearer guidelines for reopening in-absentia deportation cases. Despite a new online address change form introduced by ICE, challenges persist, and national policy guidance is sought to handle these cases consistently.

Abbott says SB4 will keep Texans safe. HPD union: ‘We’re not here to be the immigration police’

22 Dec 2023  |  Houston Landing
Senate Bill 4, signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, is criticized for potentially undermining public safety by straining resources and damaging trust with immigrant communities. Local law enforcement, including the Houston Police Department and Harris County officials, express concerns about the bill's implications. The Harris County Jail faces overcrowding and safety issues, while the district attorney's office may be burdened with additional prosecutions. The ACLU of Texas has filed a lawsuit challenging SB4 as unconstitutional, and the U.S. Department of Justice has been urged to take action. The law's impact on Houston's immigrant community is a source of worry, with potential legal challenges and the law's implementation still uncertain.

Houston’s immigrants brace for bill allowing police to arrest people crossing border illegally

12 Dec 2023  |  houstonlanding.org
Houston immigrant advocate Cesar Espinosa anticipates a surge in calls as Texas Governor Greg Abbott plans to sign SB 4, a bill allowing state law enforcement to arrest immigrants suspected of illegal entry. The bill, passed during a special session and effective in March if not vetoed, expands Texas authorities' role in immigration arrests and deportations. Critics argue it could lead to racial profiling and erode trust between immigrants and police. The Mexican Consulate and immigrant rights groups have not commented, but legal challenges are expected, citing constitutional concerns and the right to seek asylum. Local law enforcement agencies have yet to clarify enforcement plans, while the ACLU of Texas plans to challenge the bill's constitutionality.

How Argentina's Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  www.investing.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and playing up fears of losing state subsidies under Milei's radical economic proposals. Massa's campaign highlighted the potential increase in costs for public services without subsidies, and he expanded income tax exemptions, despite the strain on state funds and fiscal targets with the IMF. Milei's campaign, which included promises to privatize many state entities and a public-private model similar to Chile's, may have alienated voters reliant on the welfare state. Despite Massa's centrist position, there is skepticism about the governing party's economic management, with concerns about corruption, inflation, and a looming recession.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  cruisin929.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting the potential increase in bus fares and medical bills under his opponents. Massa's campaign capitalized on fears that Milei's radical economic proposals could worsen the situation for those dependent on state subsidies. Massa expanded income tax exemptions and used visual aids to compare subsidized prices with those of his rivals. Despite Massa's association with the government's economic failures, his centrist position and distance from the leftist Peronist icon Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner helped him secure the lead, while Milei's aggressive campaign tactics and privatization plans may have alienated some voters.

How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  ktwb.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting the potential increase in bus fares and medical bills under his opponent. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the importance of state subsidies for many Argentines. Despite Massa's association with the country's economic struggles, his tax exemption expansion and focus on maintaining subsidies resonated with voters, contrasting with Milei's privatization plans and aggressive rhetoric.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  961dukefm.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's success is attributed to tax cuts and addressing voter concerns about higher bus fares and medical bills. His strategy included showing commuters lower ticket prices under his policies and expanding income tax exemptions. Milei's radical proposals, including privatizing state entities, gained support but also caused concern among voters. The article highlights the political dynamics and public reactions leading up to the November 19 run-off.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  wibqam.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's strategy included tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals on state subsidies. Despite Argentina's severe economic crisis, Massa's approach resonated with voters concerned about higher costs for transportation and medical services. Milei's aggressive rhetoric and plans to privatize state entities created apprehension among voters reliant on social welfare. The upcoming run-off election on November 19 will determine the final outcome.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  hi99.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, leveraging tax cuts and fears of higher bus fares and medical bills to gain an edge over far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's strategy included showcasing subsidized prices and expanding income tax exemptions, despite the economic crisis. Milei's radical proposals and violent rhetoric alienated some voters, while Massa's centrist approach, though burdened by the government's economic failures, resonated with those reliant on state subsidies. The upcoming run-off will determine the final outcome.

Argentina's Peronists seal election run-off with libertarian Milei

23 Oct 2023  |  www.thestar.com.my
Argentina's ruling Peronist coalition, led by Economy Minister Sergio Massa, surpassed expectations in the general election, securing a lead for a run-off vote against far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa garnered around 36% of the vote, with Milei at just over 30%, and conservative Patricia Bullrich at 23.7%. The election results, which were contrary to pre-election polls, have set the stage for a polarized run-off amid Argentina's severe economic crisis. Despite high inflation rates, Massa has committed to maintaining the Peronist social welfare safety net.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  95kqds.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa achieved a surprising first-round election victory by leveraging tax cuts and addressing voter concerns over potential increases in bus fares and medical bills. Massa's strategy involved highlighting the risks of his opponent Javier Milei's radical economic proposals, which include privatizing state entities and reducing subsidies. Despite Argentina's severe economic crisis, Massa's approach resonated with voters wary of losing state support. The article also touches on the broader political landscape, including public skepticism towards the current government and the influence of major creditors like the IMF.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  go955.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting voter concerns over potential increases in bus fares and medical bills. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the potential loss of state subsidies. Massa expanded income tax exemptions, despite the fiscal strain, and Milei's aggressive campaign tactics, including talk of privatizing state entities, may have alienated some voters. Despite Massa's association with the government's economic failures, his centrist stance provided a contrast to Milei's far-right libertarian position.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  100.7 MIX-FM | Today's Hit Music | Terre Haute, IN
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting voter concerns over potential increases in bus fares and medical bills. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the potential loss of state subsidies. Massa expanded income tax exemptions and capitalized on fears of privatization and welfare state dismantling proposed by Milei, who has been criticized for his violent rhetoric. Despite Massa's association with the government's economic failures, his centrist position and strategies have given him momentum going into the November 19 run-off.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  My 95.7
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's strategy included tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals on state subsidies. Despite Argentina's severe economic crisis, Massa's approach resonated with voters concerned about higher bus fares and medical bills. Milei's aggressive rhetoric and plans to privatize state entities created apprehension among voters. The election results set the stage for a run-off on November 19.

How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  WABX 107.5 | Evansville's Classic Rock Station
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's success is attributed to tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals on state subsidies. Massa's strategies included showing lower bus and train fares under his policies and expanding income tax exemptions. Despite economic challenges, Massa's approach resonated with voters concerned about losing public services. Milei's aggressive rhetoric and privatization plans, symbolized by his use of a chainsaw in campaigns, may have alienated some voters.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  B97.5 | Your Life. Your Music. | Knoxville, TN
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting the potential increase in bus fares and medical bills under his rivals. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the importance of state subsidies. Despite Massa's association with the country's economic struggles, his strategy of expanding income tax exemptions and protecting social welfare resonated with voters concerned about the dismantling of the welfare state.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  92.7 The Van WYVN | Holland's Classic Hits
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting the potential increase in bus fares and medical bills under his opponents. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the importance of state subsidies. Despite Massa's association with the current economic crisis, his strategies, including expanding income tax exemptions, resonated with voters who rely on the welfare state. Milei's campaign, which included promises to privatize state entities and reduce the size of the government, gained traction among those frustrated with economic mismanagement but also raised concerns among others.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  krro.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting the potential increase in bus fares and medical bills under his opponents. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the importance of state subsidies. Despite Argentina's severe economic crisis, Massa's strategy to expand income tax exemptions and protect social welfare resonated with voters, contrasting with Milei's privatization plans and aggressive rhetoric.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  whbl.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's success is attributed to tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals. Massa's strategies included showcasing lower bus fares and medical costs under his policies compared to his rivals. Despite economic challenges and political baggage, Massa's approach resonated with voters concerned about the dismantling of the welfare state. Milei's aggressive rhetoric and privatization plans, while appealing to some, also raised concerns among the electorate.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  93-5 The Lloyd | Real Country | Evansville, IN
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's success is attributed to tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals on state subsidies. Massa's strategy included showing lower bus and train fares under his policies compared to his rivals. Despite economic challenges, Massa's centrist approach and fear of Milei's privatization plans resonated with voters. The article also highlights voter concerns and skepticism towards both candidates.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  theduke.fm
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting voter concerns over potential increases in bus fares and medical bills. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the importance of state subsidies. Massa expanded income tax exemptions, while Milei proposed privatizing many state entities. Despite Massa's association with the current economic crisis, his centrist position and focus on social welfare contrasted with Milei's aggressive rhetoric and privatization plans.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  katcountry989.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting voter concerns over potential increases in bus fares and medical bills. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the potential loss of state subsidies. Massa expanded income tax exemptions, despite the fiscal strain, while Milei proposed privatizing state entities and cutting back the welfare state. The election results reflect a complex voter sentiment amidst Argentina's severe economic challenges.

Analysis-How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  mix929.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, surpassing far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's success is attributed to tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals on state subsidies. Massa's strategies included showing lower bus and train fares under his policies and expanding income tax exemptions. Despite his political baggage from the government's economic failures, Massa managed to leverage voter concerns about Milei's plans to privatize state entities and dismantle the welfare state.

Analysis: How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  979weve.com
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the general election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei's 30%, by leveraging tax cuts and highlighting voter concerns over potential increases in bus fares and medical bills. Massa's campaign emphasized the risks of Milei's radical economic proposals and the importance of state subsidies. Despite Massa's association with the country's economic struggles, his recent expansion of income tax exemptions and the fear of losing welfare benefits under Milei's privatization plans influenced voter decisions. Critics of the government remain skeptical due to ongoing economic issues such as corruption, unstable exchange rates, and inflation.

How Argentina’s Massa pulled off election upset with tax cuts and bus fares

23 Oct 2023  |  Global Rubber Market News
Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa won the first round of the presidential election with 37% of the vote, ahead of far-right libertarian Javier Milei. Massa's success is attributed to tax cuts and highlighting the potential negative impacts of Milei's radical economic proposals. Massa's strategies included showing lower bus and train fares under his policies and expanding income tax exemptions. Despite economic challenges, Massa's approach resonated with voters concerned about losing state subsidies. Milei's aggressive rhetoric and privatization plans, symbolized by his use of a chainsaw in campaigns, may have alienated some voters.

Milei’s cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election

22 Oct 2023  |  92.7 The Van WYVN | Holland's Classic Hits
Javier Milei, a libertarian economist and favorite in Argentina's presidential election, has garnered media attention for his cloned mastiffs, reflecting his unconventional campaign. Milei, who paid $50,000 to clone his original dog Conan, has dedicated his political success to his 'kids with four paws.' His rise has disrupted the Argentine political establishment, positioning him ahead of Economy Minister Sergio Massa and conservative Patricia Bullrich in a close race. Milei's deep affection for his dogs, whom he considers family and strategic advisors, has been both a point of endearment and criticism in his campaign.

Milei’s cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election

22 Oct 2023  |  dukefmduluth.com
Libertarian economist Javier Milei, a favorite in Argentina's presidential election, has gained media attention for his cloned mastiffs, which he considers his 'kids with four paws.' Milei, who has made a name for himself by challenging the political establishment, paid $50,000 to clone his beloved dog Conan, resulting in at least four 'grandchildren.' His unique relationship with his dogs has become a talking point in the election, with Milei using a medium to communicate with them and even claiming they inspired his presidential bid. As the general election approaches, Milei faces a close race against Economy Minister Sergio Massa and conservative Patricia Bullrich, with a potential run-off in November.

Milei’s cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election

22 Oct 2023  |  Cruisin' 929 | WLMI | Lansing, MI
Libertarian economist Javier Milei, a favorite in Argentina's presidential election, has gained media attention for his cloned mastiffs, which he considers his 'kids with four paws.' Milei, who has promised to disrupt the political status quo, paid $50,000 to clone his beloved dog Conan, resulting in at least four 'grandchildren.' His unique relationship with his dogs has become a talking point in the election, with Milei using a medium to communicate with them and even claiming they inspired his presidential bid. Despite criticism from opponents like Sergio Massa, Milei remains a popular figure ahead of the general election, with a potential run-off in November.

Milei’s cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election

22 Oct 2023  |  My 95.7
Javier Milei, a libertarian economist and favorite in Argentina's presidential election, has garnered media attention for his cloned mastiffs, which he considers his 'kids with four paws.' Milei, who paid $50,000 to clone his original dog Conan, has named the clones after his economist idols. His unconventional campaign has shaken up the political landscape, positioning him ahead of Economy Minister Sergio Massa and conservative Patricia Bullrich. Despite criticism from opponents, Milei remains steadfast in his unique approach, attributing his political mission to a message from his deceased dog through a medium.

Milei’s cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election

22 Oct 2023  |  b93radio.com
Libertarian economist Javier Milei, a favorite in Argentina's presidential election, has gained media attention for his cloned mastiffs, which he considers his 'kids with four paws.' Milei, who has made a name for himself as a former TV pundit and newcomer to politics, paid $50,000 to clone his beloved dog Conan, resulting in at least four 'grandchildren.' His unique relationship with his dogs has become a talking point in the election, with Milei using a medium to communicate with them and even crediting the original Conan with inspiring his presidential bid. As the general election approaches, Milei's political rise and his adoration for his dogs have sparked both admiration and criticism among the public and his opponents.

Milei’s cloned dogs steal limelight in Argentina election

22 Oct 2023  |  99.9 Radio USA
Javier Milei, a libertarian economist and favorite in Argentina's presidential election, has garnered media attention for his cloned mastiffs, which he considers his 'kids with four paws.' Milei, who paid $50,000 to clone his original dog Conan, has named the clones after his economist idols. His unconventional campaign has shaken up the political landscape, positioning him ahead of Economy Minister Sergio Massa and conservative Patricia Bullrich. Despite criticism from opponents, Milei remains steadfast in his unique approach, attributing his political mission to a message from his deceased dog through a medium.

Cloned dogs of Milei gain prominence in Argentine elections

22 Oct 2023  |  Terra
Javier Milei, a libertarian economist and the favorite in Argentina's presidential elections, has gained media attention for cloning his deceased dog, Conan. Milei, who paid $50,000 for the cloning, now has at least four cloned dogs named after his economist idols. His unconventional campaign, which includes using a medium to communicate with his dogs, has shaken the Argentine political establishment. Milei is leading the polls ahead of the general elections, with a potential runoff in November. His unique approach and deep affection for his dogs have become a notable aspect of his public persona.

El Salvador’s Homicide Rate Hit a Historic Low in 2020

03 Mar 2021  |  Foreign Policy
El Salvador's homicide rate reached a historic low in 2020, attributed to President Nayib Bukele's Territorial Control Plan and other factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the reduction in homicides, gang control remains entrenched, with gangs exerting influence through extortion, threats, and other forms of violence. Experts caution that the drop in homicides may not indicate a long-term improvement in security, as gang presence persists. The Biden administration's approach to Central American security and migration will need to address these complex issues to achieve sustainable progress.

El Salvador’s Justice System Takes on a Historic Case

09 Mar 2020  |  Foreign Policy
Virginia Flores, a transgender woman from El Salvador, reflects on the murder of her friend Camila Díaz Córdova and the broader violence against trans women in the country. The case of Díaz Córdova, classified as a hate crime, marks a historic moment in El Salvador's justice system, though challenges persist. Trans women in El Salvador face systemic abuse, discrimination, and limited employment opportunities, often resorting to sex work. Flores considers seeking asylum in the U.S. despite restrictive policies under the Trump administration. The article highlights the ongoing struggle for trans rights and the complexities of seeking asylum.

A young family left El Salvador for a better life. Their tragedy encapsulates the immigration crisis

26 Jun 2019  |  the Guardian
Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, his wife Tania Vanessa Ávalos, and their daughter Angie Valeria left El Salvador seeking a better life in the United States. Despite having jobs, their income was insufficient for a home. Their journey ended in tragedy when Óscar and Angie Valeria drowned in the Rio Grande. The incident highlighted the dangers of migration and sparked a debate on immigration in the US. Pope Francis expressed sadness, and the family's community reflected on the risks and desperation driving people to migrate.

Somos Guerreras: Rebeca Lane's New Feminist Hip-Hop Tour

15 Aug 2016  |  Remezcla
The article discusses the challenges faced by female hip-hop artists in Latin America, focusing on Guatemalan rapper Rebeca Lane. Lane addresses the sexism in the industry, where male rappers refer to their female counterparts as 'feminine rappers,' implying inequality. Despite facing less media coverage, backlash from families, and being relegated to women-only events, artists like Lane are breaking barriers. Lane's music, which has a feminist perspective, reflects her activism against gender inequality, poverty, and violence. She has gained recognition and is currently headlining the Somos Guerreras tour, supported by the Astraea Foundation, promoting political movement through hip-hop for women. The article also mentions other influential artists like Lisa M, Ana Tijoux, and Mala Rodríguez, and criticizes the lack of female representation in MTV's list of best Latino rappers. Lane's goal is to create a sustainable market for female hip-hop artists in Latin America and to support fellow female rappers.

The FARC insurgency includes thousands of minors enticed to join the rebel group, who face death if they try to leave.

15 Aug 2016  |  Al Jazeera
The article discusses the issue of child soldiers within the FARC insurgency in Colombia, focusing on the story of Valeria, a former child soldier. It highlights the illegal recruitment of minors by armed groups and the societal and economic pressures that lead children to join. Despite Colombia's ratification of an international treaty against the use of child soldiers, the practice persists. The peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC, which began in 2012, have addressed the issue, but child recruitment remains a significant concern. The article also touches on the psychological impact on child soldiers and the challenges they face when reintegrating into civilian life. Organizations like Human Rights Watch and the Colombian Institute for Family Wellbeing provide support for demobilized fighters. The article emphasizes the need for accountability for war crimes, including the recruitment of child soldiers.

Guatemala security: 'Those who can afford it buy protection' (Business feature for BBC)

The Pablo Escobar Legacy: Virgin Auctions in Medellin

19 Mar 2016  |  The Daily Beast
The article discusses the ongoing issue of sex trafficking in Medellín, Colombia, where criminal gangs, known as combos, auction off the virginity of young girls. This practice, which dates back to the era of Pablo Escobar, targets vulnerable girls from poor neighborhoods, often with the complicity or coercion of their families. The article details the process of these auctions, which have now moved online, and the involvement of wealthy tourists in this illicit trade. Despite Medellín's transformation since the days of Escobar, these criminal activities persist, with NGOs and government offices like the personeria of Medellín working to combat the issue. The article shares the harrowing story of Maria, a victim of this sex trafficking network, who was abducted and sexually exploited but is too afraid to seek help from the authorities.

The Life You Lose as a Child Bride in Guatemala

25 Nov 2015  |  www.vice.com
The article discusses the issue of child marriage in Guatemala, highlighting the story of Concha Mercedes López Raxtún, who married at 17 and now reflects on the lost opportunities for education and personal growth. It cites UNICEF statistics that 30 percent of girls in Guatemala are married by 18, making them vulnerable to exploitation and health risks. The article mentions the efforts of human rights organizations, including Refugio de la Niñez, to change child marriage laws. Recently, the Guatemalan Congress voted to increase the legal marriage age to 18. Despite this, challenges remain, such as the provision allowing marriage at 16 with a judge's discretion. The article emphasizes the need for awareness, particularly in rural areas, and notes Raxtún's role in educating her community about the consequences of teen pregnancy and marriage.

Guatemala to choose between comedian, ex-first lady

25 Oct 2015  |  Los Angeles Times
Guatemala is preparing for a presidential election with candidates Jimmy Morales, a former TV comedian, and Sandra Torres, a former first lady. Despite Morales' significant lead in the polls, there is widespread uncertainty about what either candidate would do if elected. A report by Mirador Electoral criticized both for not presenting clear plans for their potential presidencies. The election follows months of anti-corruption protests that led to the resignation of former President Otto Perez Molina. Morales' campaign focuses on health, education, and employment with a stance against corruption, while Torres' UNE party emphasizes business growth and job creation. However, specifics on how they will achieve their goals are lacking. Guatemalans are primarily seeking economic growth to improve their daily lives.
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