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Epsy Campbell Barr 

Costa Rica Just Elected Its First Black Female Vice President

By News & Current Affairs

Epsy Campbell Barr is the first black, female vice president in Latin American history. Epsy Campbell Barr has just made history. The Costa Rican economist, politician and author is the first black person and the first woman ever to become vice president in her country, and the first black woman to do so in Latin American history. Campbell Barr, who is one of the founders of the ruling party Citizen Action…

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Marielle Franco

Brazil Democracy in Peril

By Commentaries/Opinions

Marielle Franco represented a progressive new left, built on advocating for Brazil’s most vulnerable citizens, making her murder doubly tragic. By Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva Boston Review — On March 14, Brazil was shaken by the killing of Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro, where Franco served as a leftist city councilor representing the favela community of Maré. Franco had recently been named to head a commission investigating military…

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Saint Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks to teleSUR during an interview in Haiti

Saint Vincent PM Gonsalves Rejects US Interference in Venezuela

By News & Current Affairs

Saint Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks to teleSUR during an interview in Haiti. Ralph Gonsalves said that his government supports the sovereignty and independence of all nations against U.S. interference in internal affairs. In an interview with teleSUR Friday Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, stressed the importance of sovereignty and independence of Latin American and Caribbean states against U.S. interference, highlighting his country’s…

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Caribbean sugar plantations

What About First People, Indo-Caribbeans and Afro-South Americans?

By Reparations

By: Earl Bousquet — To what extent are First Peoples, Indo-Caribbeans and Afro-South Americans involved in their own representations for reparations? Caribbean governments are seeking Reparations from Europe for Slavery and Native Genocide. But what about the plight and fate of the hundreds of thousands of so-called “Indentured Servants” from India who replaced the slaves? And the African descendants in South America who are as marginalized as ever? The Europeans…

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Legacy of Slave Trade in Latin America

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Slavery hasn’t gone anywhere but has been replaced by a more insidious system of psychological and systematic repression of Africans and people of African descent. On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, teleSUR recounts the residual effects of slavery in the Americas. Source — teleSUR

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