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Hugo Chavez to Undergo New Cancer Treatment in Brazil

Agencia Brasil is announcing that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo new cancer treatment in Brazil. The left-leaning leader had been in Cuba for cancer surgery last month something he only disclosed after extending his visit to that country. continue reading »

Church of Santiago Celebrates 450 Years of Service to Country

"Christ ayer, hoy y siempre" is the motto with which the Church of Santiago, created as a diocese in 1561 by Pope Pius IV, celebrated her 450 years of life. The Archbishop of Santiago, His Exc. Mgr. Ricardo Ezzati, presented the many events that are taking place throughout the month at a press conference. continue reading »

ANOTHER Narco-Pigeon Found! (VIDEO)

This time, the messenger bird was found unable to take flight, anchored by a cell-phone, and some crack…! continue reading »

Growing Demand for Chilean Wine Causes Experts to Take Notice

This month’s issue of the U.K.-based Decanter magazine focused on the growing wine culture in Chile. They refer to Chile as a “grape growing and wine producing paradise” due its geographical diversity. continue reading »

Colombia Promotes First Geothermal Energy Project

Colombia will promote investment in non-conventional renewable energy sources and lay the groundwork for its first geothermal project with a $2.7 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) administered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota will announce the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at a high-level meeting of governments and civil society at the Department of State on July 12, 2011. The Open Government Partnership is a new, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete continue reading »

Small Farmers in Latin America to Get International Loan Assistance

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has closed a $3.6 million loan to provide access to finance for smallholder producer groups and farmers associations in nine Latin American countries through a loan to the “Fund for Small Small Rural Producers in Latin America” or “Fondo para los Pequeños Productores en América Latina (FOPEPRO)." continue reading »

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Murder, death threats, lack of health care and education, delays in the regularization of land, exploitation of natural resources: this is the picture of the violence the indigenous people of Brazil are subjected to, according to the Report of the Indigenous Missionary Council (IMIC), which was presented yesterday at the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB). continue reading »

International Tourism Continues to Improve Led by a 17% Increase in Travel to South America

International tourism continues to rise around the world, with only the Middle East and North Africa lagging, and even those regions expected to improve later this year, according to the latest United Nations figures. continue reading »

¡No Mas!  Guatemalan Court Blocks Recently Divorced First Lady from Running for Presidency

Apparently Guatemalan election officials saw and thought what most people of that country saw and thought of the First Lady’s pending divorce from the President –it’s a farce. continue reading »

Shocker:  Hugo Chavez Battling Cancer with No Indication When He Will Return to Venezuela

Everyone knew something was wrong with Hugo Chavez. From his extended travels to Cuba for ‘health reasons’, to going radio silence on Twitter and state TV to the recent cancellation of the Latin American summit. continue reading »

Three People Killed in Perú University Protest

A minor, a security officer, and another student died on Tuesday when a rally against a new University project turned violent. continue reading »

Another Defender of Amazon Rainforest Brutally Murdered

The farmer and activist for the defense of the Amazon, Obed Loyla Souza, 31, was killed on Thursday, June 9 in the Brazilian state of Pará (North Brazil). The news was released on June 14. continue reading »

Human Rights Experts, UN and Governments Meeting with Aim to Eradicate Torture in Latin America

Human rights experts and government officials from 11 countries today began a United Nations-backed meeting aimed at eradicating torture from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported. continue reading »

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day, First Time Global Event Launched in Latin America

On June 14, 2011, countries worldwide will celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. continue reading »

Highlighting One of Honduras’ Major Social Ills – Child Labour

The National Institute for Professional Training in Honduras carried out various activities for the World Day Against Child Labour, held on Sunday, June 12. continue reading »

Colombia Commended for New Legislation Compensating Victims of Human Rights Abuses

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended Colombia for enacting a law that seeks to compensate victims of human rights violations, injustice and deprivation in the South American country, saying the legislation is a fundamental step towards resolving the conflicts that Colombians have endured for decades. continue reading »

Central American Security Conference Garners 10 Presidents and Secretary Clinton in Attendance

President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic will join US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 10 Presidents, 40 delegations and international institutions at the International Conference for Support to the Central American Security Strategy that will be held on June 22-24 in Guatemala, according to official sources. continue reading »

PGA Thinking About South American Circuit

PGA Officials have spent the last 18 months meeting with golf federations all through South America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 200th Year of Independence

Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 200-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, convert natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations. continue reading »