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Reclaiming Culture: Que Viva la Posada!

February 20, 2008 Aryeh Shell 0

Twelve immigrant women stand in a circle, and reflect on the importance of their annual Posada and Pastorela celebration in the Mayfair community of east San José, California. The women are members of Familias Unidas (United Families), which is dedicated to raising awareness and analysis of issues facing this small barrio of 20,000 residents that was historically called “Sal Si Puedes” (Get out if you can). […]

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New Versus Old Right in Paraguay’s Presidential Election

Blanca Ovelar

Now that much of Latin America has shifted to the left, Paraguay remains a key Washington ally. The country’s political landscape continues to be dominated by the Colorado Party, which has been in power for 61 years. Yet as the panorama of candidates for the April presidential election makes clear, a new right-wing faction is emerging within the party, pledging to cut the umbilical cord with the past. […]

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Cuba: Raúl Castro’s Challenges

February 19, 2008 Dalia Acosta 0

(IPS) – Lacking the charisma of his brother but possessing a personality that is perhaps easier for the average Cuban to identify with, Raúl Castro, slated to replace Fidel as Cuba’s new president, will have […]

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