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Haiti’s president steps down

Port-au-Prince – Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was cancelled as violent protests erupted. The mood was … read more »

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In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom

As warming relations with the United States bring new money and tourists to Havana, some black Cubans like Miguel Campuzano Perez say racial inequalities are widening and they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom. Cuba’s economy grew … read more »

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MEXICAN CENSUS COUNTS AFRO-MEXICAN POPULATION FOR THE FIRST TIME

  For the first time in the nation’s history, Mexico’s Census Bureau (INEGI) included a distinct category for people of African heritage in the country. INEGI found that 1.38 million people identify as having African heritage, representing 1.2% of the … read more »

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