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Facebook's anonymous censors take down Latin America's Telesur, and nothing can stop them

When Facebook decides to censor, there is absolutely nothing to stop them. For the second time, left-leaning Latin American news network Telesur has had its Facebook page removed, with no explanation given. When Telesur’s page was first taken down in January this year, no explanation was given then either. ‘Kafkaesque’ is an overused phrase, but here it is absolutely valid. ...

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‘Come legally or not at all’: VP Pence sends message to Latin America

Immigrants from Central America are welcome so long as they come legally, Vice President Mike Pence said during a visit to Brazil. The immigration battle continues at home, however, as Democrats sued over family separations. If Central Americans thinking of immigrating to the US “can’t come legally, don’t come at all,” Pence said on Tuesday in Brasilia, at a joint ...

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'US doesn't want strong & independent Brazil backing Latin America' – Brazil's Lula da Silva

The political chaos in Brazil is a result of collusion between local elites and the US, which doesn’t want a strong new independent player in Latin America and beyond, former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told RT. Lula da Silva, 72, who served as Brazil’s president from 2003 until 2011 and is one of the most popular politicians ...

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Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America

Felicitas CarriqueContributor Felicitas Carrique is an Argentinian reporter focused on media, technology, and innovation. The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purposes is a problem that doesn’t stop at the U.S border. Governments around the world are continuing to wrestle with the implications of Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition of Facebook user data from the heart of Europe to the capitals of ...

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China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ is threat to US in Latin America – US commander

Beijing’s decision to extend its ambitious multitrillion-dollar trade initiative to Latin America creates “security vulnerabilities” for the United States, said the chief of the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Kurt Tidd. Read more Talking at a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, he said China has already pledged $ 500 billion in trade funds with various Latin American countries and $ 250 ...

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US dangling ‘bogus’ threat of Moscow meddling on Latin America – Snr Russian diplomat

As elections near in some Latin American nations, Washington has been busy preaching its mantra about Moscow’s alleged attempts to meddle in others’ internal affairs, says a Russian Foreign Ministry department chief. The US is trying to spread its staunch belief about Russia’s intervention in the 2016 presidential vote to sway the election in favor of Donald Trump, warning its ...

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‘US disregarded Latin America, so it looked to China for partners’

Washington’s policy of complete disregard for the Latin American culture, values and its people pushed the region to seek partners elsewhere, including China, lawyer and political activist Christian Mancera has told RT. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Latin America to be wary of Chinese attempts to invest heavily in their countries and make their economy dependent on Beijing. ...

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Maduro urges Latin American states to join oil & gold-backed cryptocurrency project

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro has invited members of the regional ALBA-TCP bloc to join him in launching a new cryptocurrency. Named petro, the cryptocurrency will be backed by the country’s oil, gas, gold and diamond riches. “I have a proposal for the economic teams of the ALBA: to assume jointly the creation of an oil-backed petro cryptocurrency, which will be ...

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Schmidt: Can't build around Latin players due to language barrier

It’s been more than 30 years since former Dodgers GM Al Campanis said black players “may not have some of the necessities” required to be MLB managers or executives. “Why are black people not good swimmers?” he asked Ted Koppel on “Nightline” in 1987. “Because they don’t have the buoyancy.” Now one of the greatest players in the history of ...

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Latin Kings member given 49 years for killing transgender teen

A Mississippi Latin Kings member has been sentenced to 49 years in prison for the death of his transgender girlfriend after a friend found out her gender identity. Joshua Vallum was previously pleaded guilty to the death of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson in 2015, when he was soliciting sex from her before shocking her with a stun gun, stabbing her and ...

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