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January 2013

Gaming in the Bahamas: A bettor option

Jan 24, 2013
Casino at Atlantis, The Bahamas

Legal internet cafes that offer illegal bets on the side and operate in plain sight have mushroomed in recent years, even as tourism has stagnated and hotels have reduced staff.

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.

Rousseff Targets 2013 Growth Revival as Brazil Election Looms

Jan 22, 2013
Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, during a press conference.

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, at the midpoint of her term, faces a pivotal year as she seeks to revive economic growth in preparation for an election run in October 2014.

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. 

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