Latin America

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Tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela after results from what many are calling a "sham" election granted a new legislative body the power to rewrite the Constitution.

The move is widely seen as a turning point for the oil-rich Latin American country – away from democracy, toward dictatorship.  

All across Latin America and here in the U.S. the Latino population is graying. Here in Texas it doubled between 2000 and 2014. While the aging coincides with the expected baby-boomer generation and therefore a buildup in services in the U.S., across Mexico, where the elderly population nearly doubled, the institutions are not prepared for the impacts to social services and the economy. 

TPR Presents: Las Americas

Dec 27, 2015
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Each year, the San Antonio Symphony leads the city in a musical celebration of a composer, focusing attention on an important body of work. This year, instead of a composer, Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing is looking to “Las Americas.” From the streets of New York to the salons of Argentina, the San Antonio Symphony and several other musical groups will immerse you in the music of our hemisphere this winter.

Latin American, Asian Figures Diverge In Texas Immigration Report

May 14, 2015
Eddie Seal / The Texas Tribune

Following the dramatic increase in the number of Asians migrating to Texas, the state demographer found that a new pattern of immigration is emerging in the state. 

Though people born in Latin American countries continue to make up the largest group of immigrants in Texas, the rate at which they are moving to the state has decreased in the last decade. Meanwhile, the percentage of immigrants moving to the state from Asia has more than doubled in recent years, according to a report released Thursday by State Demographer Lloyd Potter and his staff. 

“With this shift in immigrant origins, the immigration stream to Texas has become much more diverse than in the past,” Potter said. 

Shahrzad Dowlatshahi

Ambassador Roger Noriega, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hempisphere Affairs under President George W. Bush, spoke on Thursday, January 15, 2015 to the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Noriega frequently writes for the American Enterprise Institute.

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