The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said its members worried about the use of school texts that can “be interpreted as having a stereotypical vision of minorities, especially of indigenous or Afro-Caribbean populations.”
Telecom tycoon Mario López Estrada “is the most powerful actor that could have supported [Otto Pérez Molina] at the moment,” Nómada Director Martín Rodríguez tells The Tico Times. “That’s why he refuses to step down and is being so confrontational.” Meanwhile, Guatemalans call for a boycott of Tigo. And the plot thickens…
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Two Argentines suspected of taking part in the FIFA corruption scandal were released from house arrest Friday, but will remain under surveillance awaiting a decision on their extradition to the United States.
By now Venezuelans have grown accustomed to President Nicolás Maduro’s penchant for pinning his country’s economic crisis on a gamut of devils, from native capitalist speculators to Yanqui meddlers. But by sending troops to round up and deport Colombian nationals, toppling homes and separating families in the process, he may have outdone himself.
Recruiters mostly will be looking for engineers in various specialties, business administrators and technical staff.
With five medals at the recent America Beer Cup in Chilé, a select group of microbreweries from Costa Rica have put the tiny country on the map in the ever-growing world of craft beer.
For months, Mexicans have been clamoring for more details about Finance Minister Luis Videgaray’s purchase of a luxury house perched at the edge of a lush golf course a couple of hours outside of Mexico City. Now, documents have been released suggesting that Videgaray completed his purchase of the vacation home after taking office in an unusual deal with a builder who has ties to the government.
Major legislative victories were largely absent from this extraordinary session, the month-long period when the executive branch sets the Assembly’s agenda, but Casa Presidencial spun it as a success. According to a statement from Casa Presidencial, 36 of its 77 bills “advanced” and five reached the plenary for debate.
A roundup of events taking place August 28 – September 3.
With immigration a hot topic on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, unions and immigrant advocates are focusing attention this week on a federal visa program that they deride as “immigration reform for the 1 percent.”