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January 2013

Cuban politics: All talk

Jan 24, 2013
Governor Jaques Wagner receives Cuban President Raúl Castro, Pelourinho, Salvador.

Raúl Castro, Cuba’s 81-year-old president, has long said his country should have a younger leadership.

Food Shortages in Venezuela Bigger Worry Than Constitution

Jan 11, 2013
Hawker in Maracaibo, Venezuela

At a bustling food market in downtown Caracas, armed officers belonging to President Hugo Chávez’s National Bolivarian Guard marched by boxes of lettuce and tomatoes, checking prices and storage rooms. 

The 20 most significant political stories on LGBT rights across the Americas

Jan 04, 2013
Latin American flags at gay pride parade

In 2012 the Western Hemisphere continued to make headlines in terms of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights.

Haiti: Still waiting for recovery

Jan 04, 2013
Haitian woman

Thanks in part to tropical storms that in 2012 inflicted what the UN Food and Agriculture Organization called “colossal” damage on Haiti’s farmers, the cost of living, especially for food and housing, has risen dramatically.