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Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

One of the most prominent faces of the massive student protests that rocked Chile in 2011 has officially launched her bid for a seat in Congress. continue reading »

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

All pre-university education is now compulsory in Mexico, the government said. continue reading »

FELIZ DIA DE LA MADRE! To Every Mommy, From Your Friends at Hispanically Speaking News

A rose is a rose is a rose. A mom is pure love, is a friend, is a nurse. continue reading »

Ancient Terrace Steps at Pisac, Peru

The conversation fluctuates between a legendary Tunki coffee and a brand new pisco, Larroca, served up cold, in accordance with the tastes of its creator: Bernardo Roca Rey, architect of the Novoandino cuisine, exquisite epicure, president of the Peruvian Society of Gastronomy (APEGA), and the current promoter of the rescue and rehabilitation of Peru’s millions of acres of agricultural terraces. continue reading »

Latin America Entices International Wind Power Industry

Wind power has tremendous potential for growth in Latin America, where demand for renewable energy is high in Central America and the Caribbean, while Mexico has a favorable political environment for the industry, the Mexico manager for Danish wind power company Vestas, Adrian Katzew, told Efe. continue reading »

Colombian Bullfight Festival Leaves 19 Injured

Colombia's traditional bullfight festival known as Las Corralejas left 19 people hurt, one of them seriously, in Turbaco, a village near the Caribbean city of Cartagena. continue reading »

Honduran Police Make Large Weapons Seizure that Include Grenade-launchers

A man was apprehended Thursday as he tried to bring assault rifles, grenade-launchers and other war materiel into the Caribbean province of Colon, Honduran police said. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Henrique Capriles in Tight Presidential Race

Rafael Delgado, director of the pollster Varianzas, carried out a study about the electoral campaign in Venezuela, along with the last two polls. continue reading »

Unicef: Over 6 Million Children Do Not Attend School in LatAm, Caribbean

Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Studio Recreates Chef René Redpezi’s Face in Uniquie Way (VIDEO)

For the August issue of Clase Premier magazine, Mexico’s Golpeavisa studio was told to make a portrait of internationally renowned chef René Redzepi, they set out to do something different and more challenging than their usual digital drawings. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Cuba’s Aging Water Treatment System has Authorities Worried

The status of Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system greatly concerns the National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH, state television reported. continue reading »

Check Out Latin American History With @TodayInLatAm -  Only on Twitter!

HS News is proud to announce our latest addition to the Twitter-sphere, TodayInLatAmHistory (‏@TodayInLatAm). Updated daily, we'll bring you interesting facts about what happened on that day in Latin American history. continue reading »

Bolivia: President Morales Offers to Increase Policemen’s Pay to Avoid Mutiny

President Evo Morales offered Friday to increase the pay of thousands of mutinous cops who sacked a police building 100 meters (yards) from the presidential palace. continue reading »

Check Out Latin American History With @TodayInLatAm - on Twitter!

HS News is proud to announce our latest addition to the Twitter-sphere, TodayInLatAmHistory (‏@TodayInLatAm). Updated daily, we'll bring you interesting facts about what happened on that day in Latin American history. continue reading »

FELIZ DIA DE LA MADRE! To Every Mommy, From Your Friends at Hispanically Speaking News

A rose is a rose is a rose. A mom is pure love, is a friend, is a nurse. continue reading »

Guatemala Congressman Killed as Inauguration Nears

Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina's inauguration as Guatemala's president. The slain lawmaker won re-election in September on the ticket of the Lider party, but had decided Thursday to switch his allegiance to Perez Molina's rightist Patriot Party, the president-elect said. continue reading »

Where Does Latin América Stand in Terms of Income Inequality?

Take a look at which Latin American nations have the largest gap between the richest rich, and the poorest poor. continue reading »

U.S. State Department: Trade Agreements With Panama, Colombia Will Create Jobs Here

From the U.S. State Department: The Free Trade Agreements that President Obama submitted to Congress today demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our economic leadership around the world. continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »