Americas Now

Acapulco – from Hollywood’s playground to murderous city

Acapulco, a beach resort town located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is known for its beautiful vistas and beaches. It became famous during Hollywood’s Golden Age when famous entertainers would head across the border for a glamorous escape.  But in recent years, it’s become […]


Ecuador fiscal deficit threatens dollarization

Ecuador is not in the best shape economically. The government tried to eliminate gasoline and diesel subsidies — but it didn’t go well. After 11 days of violent protests, the government was forced to look for alternatives. 


Latinos taking over punk-rock music

They’re crossing over into a musical genre that some say isn’t meant to be theirs: punk-rock music. Usually dominated by Anglo-American bands, these groups are of Latino descendant.