Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5188806" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Deadly school shooting in Brazil. Share: Share Tweet Email AP SAO PAULO -- Authorities say hooded teenagers opened fire at a school in southern Brazil, killing six people before taking their own lives. Wednesday's shooting happened in a public school in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city. The state government of Sao Paulo says two youths armed with guns and wearing hoods entered the school and began shooting at students and then killed themselves. Authorities say five students and an administrator at the school were killed. Latin America's largest nation has the largest number of annual homicides in the world, but school shootings are rare. Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro … [Read more...] about Teens kill 6, themselves in school shooting in Brazil: Officials
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Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post Published 12:06 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Latin America is home to just 8 percent of the world's population, but 33 percent of its homicides. In fact, just four countries in the region - Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela - account for a quarter of all the murders on Earth. Of the 20 countries in the world with the highest murder rates, 17 are Latin American, as are 43 of the top 50 cities. Social scientists are still trying to understand all the reasons for the region's endemic homicide problem, but a new report from the Igarapé Institute, a nonpartisan think tank focused on Latin America, teases out some possibilities. To start: It is not that every part of Latin America is violent. There are pockets of the region, like the four countries above, where a disproportionate amount of homicides occur. Even within those countries, violent crime spikes in a handful of places. Researchers call them the "hot places and hot people." … [Read more...] about Latin America is the world’s most violent region. A new report investigates why.
“The golden opportunity for Chinese start-ups to ‘go Latin’ may have arrived,” China’s state-run Global Times declared on Tuesday, pointing to the enormous increase in Chinese trade with Latin America over the past two decades and China’s promise to invest $250 billion in the decade to come. The Global Times views Latin America as an emerging market where new companies that cannot find elbow room in the crowded domestic market might flourish. Corporate interests from other nations will seek the wide open spaces south of the equator as well, but China means to get there first:China’s Transsion Holdings, a mobile phone manufacturer which dominates the African market, is expanding to Latin America with the launch of its new phone in March 2017. This January, China’s ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing purchased 99 Taxis, Brazil’s leading ride-hailing company. In February, Mobike, one of China’s biggest bike sharing platforms, … [Read more...] about State Media Urges Chinese Corporations to ‘Go Latin’ Before Summit of the Americas
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Three years after a gunman massacred 49 people and wounded many others at a gay nightclub in Florida, the anniversary was observed Wednesday with somber memorial gatherings and proclamations, including one that had to be issued twice. In a proclamation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered state flags to be lowered to half staff and asked Floridians to pause to remember the victims of the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. But he initially made no mention of the gay or Hispanic communities in the proclamation honoring the 49 club-goers who were killed on Latin night. Democratic state Rep. Anna Eskamani of Orange County criticized the Republican governor for the omission, calling the proclamation, "straight-washed." DeSantis later tweeted that the state mourns the loss of life from the attack that "targeted the LGBTQ and Hispanic community, and Florida as a whole." Laura Vargas survived the Pulse Nightclub shooting, but her best friend did not. One year after the terror … [Read more...] about Somber Memorials on Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Shooting