Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans past and present. While it’s a month-long celebration, it notably crosses over two calendar months – running September 15 to October 15 – coinciding with the Independence Day celebrations of Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, […]

Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership with the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

The hiring of 25 educators from the Dominican Republic establishes a new pipeline of diverse, bilingual educators prepared to serve students across the city.

Chancellor Banks Announces Partnership with the Dominican Republic to Hire Bilingual Educators

New York, NY – June 27, 2022: Chancellor David Banks speaks during joined introduction of new public school superintendents with mayor Eric Adams at Tweed Courthouse. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today announced a new effort, facilitated in partnership with the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in […]

Colombia’s New Left-Wing Government: Three Opportunities to Build Stronger Ties With Africa

Colombia’s New Left-Wing Government: Three Opportunities to Build Stronger Ties With Africa

Bogota, Colombia; November 22, 2021: Francia Marquez Mina, Colombia’s vice president afro-descendant woman, environmental activist and feminist “Soy porque somos” and “pacto historico” movements By Gustavo de Carvalho, The Conversation The recent election of Colombia’s first left-wing president, Gustavo Petro, and first black vice-president, Francia Márquez, creates a new opening to revitalize ties with Africa. […]

US Officials Travel to Venezuela for Discussions About Detained Americans

US Officials Travel to Venezuela for Discussions About Detained Americans

Porlamar, Venezuela. September 17th, 2016: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro before the opening ceremony at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela (Shutterstock) By Jennifer Hansler, CNN A US government delegation quietly traveled to Venezuela “for discussions about the welfare and safety of US nationals in Venezuela,” a State Department spokesperson told CNN on […]

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

Colombian Voters Elect Country’s First Black Vice President

Bogota, Colombia; November 22, 2021: Francia Marquez Mina, Afro-descendant woman, Colombian presidential candidate, environmental activist and feminist from “Soy porque somos” social movement. (Shutterstock) By Manuel Rueda and Astrid Suarez, LA Times As Colombia’s voters put aside a longtime antipathy to leftists and chose one as their new president, they also carved out another milestone […]

The Los Angeles Declaration Could Represent a Big Step for Real Migration Cooperation across the Americas

The Los Angeles Declaration Could Represent a Big Step for Real Migration Cooperation across the Americas

Guatemala – Guatemala City 07-06-2021. USA Vice President Kamala Harris met Guatemala’s President and community leaders to discuss migration and corruption control. (Shutterstock) By Andrew Selee, Migration Policy Institute The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection signed by leaders from countries across the Western Hemisphere at the conclusion of this week’s Summit of the […]

What to Know About the Venezuela Negotiations in Mexico City

What to Know About the Venezuela Negotiations in Mexico City

Caracas/Venezuela. 11/22/18: The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, participates in an event at the Government Palace in Caracas. (Shutterstock) By Kristen Martinez-Gugerli, Venezuela Blog On Saturday, March 5, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials including presidential advisor Juan Gonzalez, U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Jimmy Story, and Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens, traveled […]