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It is of the utmost importance to interpret Mike Brown’s death as a universal experience. And if we have the privilege to be heard, we must not remain silent.

It has been almost half a century since the world last thought of American cities as conflict zones. But starting this past August, events in Ferguson, Missouri, changed that rapidly.

Today, enraged and politically alienated youth in Mexico are amassing in a more organic way, and their reasons for protesting will not dissipate after electoral polls close. Local, state and federal incompetence and corruption have created more reasons than ever for people to take to the streets and demand a change.

Haitian national police confirmed on Monday that nearly three dozen detainees escaped from a prison in the provincial city of Saint-Marc, 100 km (60 miles) north of Port-au-Prince.

The Colombian government announced on Monday initial agreements to combat illegal mining in Cauca province, four days after Afro-Colombian women from the region took over the Interior Ministry to protest illegal mining operations in their communities.

FARC delegates in Havana released two hostages today in an apparent effort to revive peace talks suspended since last week.

This was supposed to be a banner year for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

 

 

Although no case of Ebola has been confirmed in the region, Latin America and Caribbean leaders are already taking steps towards prevention.

The negotiated end to Colombia's armed conflict must appease all sides: the government and the FARC, as well as a skeptical and resistant citizenry.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will travel to Colombia today for a two-day meeting with Colombian government officials, businesses and civil society organizations to discuss security, trade and human trafficking, his office said Tuesday.

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