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Prestatarios de micro préstamos En Via en Teotitlán del Valle. Foto por Kate Chester, PCC Sylvania
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Summer study abroad program offers lessons in far more than just language

By Kate Chester, Portland Community College     Oaxaca City, Mexico — “Good morning, class. My name is Ita. Welcome to Spanish A-2. Over the next two weeks we will learn the present and past tenses, along with commands and how to use direct and indirect pronouns.” And so began …

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Daniel Clark Orey, nacido en los EE.UU., y su esposo Milton Rosa, nacido en el Brasil, encuentran que es más fácil vivir en el Brasil ya que el gobierno reconoce su licencia de matrimonio emitida en California.
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Love in exile: Fighting for the rights of binational couples

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly As the marriage equality movement builds momentum in states across the nation, many couples are stuck in a tragic Shakespearean time warp. Like modern-day Romeos and Julians, Romitas and Juliets, binational same-sex couples are struggling for the right to simply be together. “It’s a really …

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Patrick Hiller, Saúl Reyes, and Paloma Ayala
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Drug cartels, military groups, politicians — a deadly mix

Richard Jones El Hispanic News Milwaukie, OR — The death threat Saúl Reyes Salazar received could not have been more clear. In brief it warned, “Mind your own business or we’ll cut your head off at the neck.” That was not the first threat of that nature Reyes had received. …

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Observers sought for El Salvador’s 2012 elections

Richard Jones El Hispanic News Portland, OR — A week-long vacation in El Salvador and a job as an international election observer? All in one package? As the special guest at the opening of CAUSA’s new Portland office on the second floor of the Left Bank Project (240 North Broadway), …

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Venezuelans ponder life without Chávez

Jack Chang Associated Press Caracas, Venezuela (AP) — Since Hugo Chávez became Venezuela’s president more than 12 years ago, he’s been a constant presence in the lives of Rosiri de Blanco and her family. The 41-year-old mother of four has loyally watched Chávez’s weekly TV program “Hello, President” and received …

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Zelaya: Honduras coup was international conspiracy

Marcos Alemán Associated Press Tegucigalpa, Honduras (AP) — Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Sunday the coup that toppled him two years ago was an international conspiracy and that some of those plotting his ouster wanted to kill him. Zelaya ended his long exile and returned to Honduras on Saturday …

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Thousands march against violence in Mexico City

Katherine Corcoran Associated Press Mexico City (AP) — An anti-violence march that began in a central state with a few hundred people and gathered thousands over a four-day trek reached Mexico’s capital Sunday, led by a poet whose son was killed by suspected drug traffickers. People poured into the main …

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Analysis: Obama met a more assertive neighborhood in Latin America

Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press Writer San Salvador, El Salvador (AP) — Barack Obama went to Latin America to project a new, softer image of U.S. regional influence based on common bonds. “We are all Americans,” he declared. He leaves behind nations delighted by the attention but determined to use their …

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