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Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

By Shannon O’Neil Latintelligence Since entering Los Pinos last year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has wasted no time in pushing some of Mexico’s most-needed economic reforms through Congress, but the same has not been true for the government’s security strategy. Last week I spoke with Larry Mantle on KPCC’s “Airtalk” about Peña Nieto’s proposed

Texas Latino theater director travels to Cuba and discovers how local artists ‘speak’ from the stage

By Alain Castillo LatinaLista Despite equipment challenges and political oppression, Cuban theatre artists are producing great work and showing their solid commitment to the craft by staging productions using the most basic of equipment and shining an even brighter spotlight on themselves and their plays by criticizing their own society, says David Lozano, theatre director

Latina UC Berkeley professor lends her voice to Guatemala’s indigenous in genocide trial of former dictator

LatinaLista — UC Berkeley anthropologist and professor, Beatriz Manz, is spending her Spring Break south of the border but it’s not for fun in the sun. Rather, it’s to provide testimony in a court case that is riveting international human rights watchers. Manz, an anthropologist and expert on Guatemala’s Mayan community and the abuses they

Guatemalan gallery doubles as research center sharing the history of the country’s art from la Conquista to the present

By Anna-Claire Bevan LatinaLista It’s not just technology that has changed since El Attico first opened its doors in Guatemala in April 1988. Back then it was an antique shop that doubled as an art gallery, now it’s an art gallery that doubles as a research center. “The antique shop was dwindling, while the art