Argentines’ fear of change gives ruling party election boost
Latin America & the Caribbean

Argentines’ fear of change gives ruling party election boost

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Nora Beatriz Diaz says her choice for president in Sunday’s election was essentially decided six years ago, when she was hired by a government jobs program. Now 55, the mother of two struggled for years to make ends meet. But through the “Argentina Works” program created by Cristina Fernandez’s government, … Continue reading

MoMA presents retrospective on artist Joaquin Torres-Garcia
Latin America & the Caribbean

MoMA presents retrospective on artist Joaquin Torres-Garcia

NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Modern Art will feature a retrospective on a central figure in the history of modernism in the Americas. The exhibition is titled “Joaquin (wah-KEEN’) Torres-Garcia: The Arcadian Modern.” It surveys the Uruguayan artist’s work through some 190 paintings, sculptures, frescos, drawings and collages done during the first half … Continue reading

Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California’s drought
Latin America & the Caribbean

Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California’s drought

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The struggling monarch butterfly is getting help from an unlikely source: the California drought. Californians have been ripping up their lawns in record numbers and many are planting native, drought-tolerant plants instead — including milkweed species native to California that can thrive in arid conditions. The female monarch butterfly will only … Continue reading

Jamaica’s Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction
Latin America & the Caribbean

Jamaica’s Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction

LONDON (AP) — Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said “A Brief History of Seven Killings” was “the most exciting book on the … Continue reading

Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate immigrants in musical
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Gloria and Emilio Estefan celebrate immigrants in musical

  NEW YORK (AP) — With some U.S. presidential candidates on the campaign trail demonizing immigrants, a powerhouse husband-and-wife team, who both happen to be immigrants themselves, hope they can offer some balance — and some pop songs. Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, are shepherding their musical biography “On Your Feet!” to Broadway this … Continue reading

Debt spat thorny issue for Argentine presidential candidates
Latin America & the Caribbean

Debt spat thorny issue for Argentine presidential candidates

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Like a dark cloud, the bitter fight between Argentina and a group of holdout creditors in the U.S. has hung over South America’s second largest economy for years, preventing the country from accessing international credit markets. The dispute pits creditors led by U.S. billionaire Paul Singer against Argentine President Cristina … Continue reading