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Latin American Region Closes Out Year with Economic Gains, Poverty Rate Drops to 30.4% Level

Latin America and the Caribbean are closing a year marked by economic gains, but the region remains exposed to external shocks, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno continue reading »

Another Two-Headed Baby Born in Latin America! This One is Colombian (VIDEO)

22-year-old Yorlibeth Altamar Góngora from Sincelejo, Colombia gave birth to a baby girl with two heads last Thursday. continue reading »

Latin American Growth Expected to Slow Down in 2012

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will slow down next year due to the sluggish performance of the world economy and uncertainty and volatility of financial markets, warns a United Nations report released this week. continue reading »

Nicaragua Files Suit Against Costa Rica at World Court Over Border Violations

Nicaragua has filed suit against Costa Rica at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), citing violations to national sovereignty and major environmental damages to its territory due to the construction of a new road along the banks of the San Juan River. continue reading »

Uruguay Set to Invest in Its Dairy Farmers to Make Them More Green

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), in partnership with the Cooperativa Nacional de Productores de Leche (CONAPROLE), is launching a $6 million project continue reading »

More Job Opportunties Through Unique Training Programs in Honduras

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. About 65 percent of its 8 million people live in poverty. Informality prevails in its labor market, affecting particularly the young, women and persons with limited education. continue reading »

Latin American 2011 Export Growth Pegged at 26%, Venezuela Grew by 45%

Latin America’s projected 2011 export growth of 26 percent to approximately $1.1 trillion continues the strong growth posted in 2010, according to new estimates by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

28 Year-Old Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall died in Houston after fighting breast cancer since last year, her representatives said. She was 28. continue reading »

USHCC Urges Senate to Confirm Mari Aponte Ambassador to El Salvador, Business Interests at Stake

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced its disappointment in the Senate's recent failure to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador continue reading »

Brazil Sues Chevron for $10.7BN in Damages for Oil Spill

Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking 20 billion reais (some $10.7 billion) in damages from U.S. oil supermajor Chevron and Swiss-based Transocean for an oil spill that began in early November. continue reading »

UN Needs $7.7 Billion to Help 51 Million People in Distress Globally

The United Nations and its partners today called for $7.7 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to 51 million people in 16 countries over the course of next year, launching the largest appeal in two decades. continue reading »

6 Million Faithful in Mexico Pray for Virgen de Guadalupe While Receiving News Pope Will Visit

Pope Benedict XVI announced his next pastoral visit to Latin America during the "Misa Criolla" celebrated the afternoon of December 12, in St. Peter's for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe continue reading »

Executives Charged in U.S of $100 Million Bribery Scheme Involving Argentine Government Officials

Eight former executives and agents of Siemens AG and its subsidiaries have been charged for allegedly engaging in a decade-long scheme to bribe senior Argentine government officials to secure continue reading »

Peru to Spend $25 Million on Early Education Projects

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan to Peru for $25 million for an early education project that will foster safe schools continue reading »

Guatemalan Bloggers Targeting Criminals in Country’s Most Violent State

Bloggers in Guatemala have begun identifying people suspected of being criminals in one of the country’s most violent states. So far, vigilante bloggers from four sites have “outed” 39 continue reading »

Paraguay to Improve Employment Opportunties for Its Women and Youth

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $5 million to support Paraguay’s efforts to expand the coverage and effectiveness of its employment programs continue reading »

Heinous: Mexican Man Sells 14-Yr Old Daughter for $365 After Raping Her

A man was arrested for raping his 14-year-old daughter and then selling her for 5,000 pesos (about $365) to his buddy, who also sexually abused her, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Cristina Fernandez Kirchner Sworn in For 2nd Term as President of Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was sworn in for a second term here Saturday in a ceremony in which she broke with protocol by referring to her husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner, while taking the oath of office. continue reading »

At Least Three Dead When 6.5 Earthquake Hits Mexico

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake killed three people and sent people into the streets of Mexico City, where power outages were reported, but no injuries. continue reading »

Ecuador Expanding Access to Microcredit for Low-Income Women

Ecuador will expand access to microcredit, particularly among low-income women, through a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continue reading »