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First Woman President of Honduras

Hearty congratulations to Xiomara* Castro, the 13th woman president of Latin America. She took office in late January. Vice President Harris attended the ceremony to show support. Castro is one of several Latin American women presidents who took the presidential office after their husbands. Presidenta Castro is married to the former president of Honduras, Manuel […]

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Chile, Spanish Culture and Language

Dr. King Influenced Chilean Protests?

For my tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, I’d like to tell the story of how his example of peaceful protests influenced social movements in Chile. As we know, Dr. King developed methods of non-violent resistance learned from Gandhi’s work. What is not as widely recognized in the United States is […]

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Chile, history, Spanish Culture and Language

Chile’s Triumph of Democracy

¡Apruebo! I vote Yes! 7.5 million people turned out to voice their desire for a Chilean constitution based on democracy this past Sunday. 51% voted, despite the hurdle of the corona virus. The present Magna Carta of Chile was written and ratified by Dictator Pinochet in 1980. At the groundbreaking plebiscite on 25 October, 78% […]

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