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Brazil Has First Burial from 2009 Air France Flight that Plunged into Atlantic Ocean

The body of Nelson Marinho Filho, who died when Air France flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, has been buried in Rio – the first formal burial continue reading »

SUCCESS:  66% of Infants Born in Latin America Now Receive Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotavirus disease is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality related to diarrhea in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where an estimated 8,000 deaths related to rotavirus diarrhea occur annually among children aged 5 years or less. continue reading »

STUDY:  Poverty Rates in Latin America at Lowest Rate in 20 Years

Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending continue reading »

Brazil’s First Astronaut, Marcos Pontes, Chosen as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) announced today that it has appointed Marcos Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut to go into space, as a Goodwill Ambassador. continue reading »

More Than 3,500 Children Work to Support Families in Bolivia

The Bolivian families of low income force many children to work as a shoeshine, peddlers, window washers, carters. continue reading »

U.S. Billionaire Ira Rennert is Latin America’s Biggest Polluter

A call from an archbishop in Peru sent a public health expert to test the area surrounding La Orayo, a factory town in the Andes mountains of Peru. The expert’s findings were frightening and have since gotten the owner of the nearby refinery in hot water. continue reading »

Colombian Military Hostages Held 14 Years Executed When Army Attempts to Rescue Them, One Survives

Colombia’s defense ministry has announced that a rescue mission carried out in the jungle has resulted in four hostages being killed by their FARC captors. continue reading »

Indigenous Indians Take Over U.S. Gas Plant in Argentina

Apache, a Houston-based energy company that began operating in Argentina in 2001 but has been forced to halt drilling for security reasons, has urged the courts to intervene and resolve the conflict, company spokespersons told Efe. continue reading »

President of European Parliament Focuses on Human Rights and Internet’s Role at EUROLAT Meeting

Cooperation between states is one of the key issues in fighting for human rights, said European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek on Wednesday at the EUROLAT meeting in Brussels. continue reading »

Number of Abused & Exploited Children in Colombia Increasing

Child abuse continues to be a very serious wound in the Latin American country. According to the latest report carried out by ICBF, the Colombian Institute continue reading »

9 Killed in Colombia Bus Accident

Nine people were killed and at least nine others injured when a bus plunged into a 300-meter (984-foot) ravine in Tolima, a province in southern Colombia, the highway patrol said Sunday. continue reading »

9,300 Immigrant Visas Issued for Adoptions, Colombia Leads L.A. Region in Number of Adoptees

The Department of State is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Annual Adoption Report to Congress, which coincides with National Adoption Month. continue reading »

Cops thwart theft of ATM from Venezuelan fire station

Six armed assailants took an automatic teller machine from a fire station north of the Venezuelan capital, but police were alerted in time to chase down the pickup truck that was carrying the ATM and two of the robbers. continue reading »

$1.4 Billion Latin American Energy Project to Build Four Wind Farms in Region

IMPSA, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, will get a $150 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help finance its plans to expand wind energy generation in Latin America. continue reading »

U.S. State Officials to Visit Argentina and Brazil

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, is on travel to Argentina and Brazil from November 15 to 18 continue reading »

New Competition for Hispanic Migrant Entrepreneurs Announced

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), today announced the establishment of a new competition to help continue reading »

Brazilian Authorities Take Over Three Drug Infested Favelas with 1,500 Police

The operation's success was due to cooperation between the state and federal governments, Rio de Janeiro Gov. Sergio Cabral said. continue reading »

UN:  Bolivia is Numero Uno Cocaine Suppler to South American Market

The head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, in this Andean nation said in an interview published Sunday by the La Paz daily Pagina Siete that Bolivia was now the largest supplier continue reading »

Brazilian Woman Convicted of Providing Fake Visas for More than 1,000 Hotel Workers

A federal jury found a Brazilian woman residing in Orlando guilty of alien smuggling and conspiracy to commit alien smuggling and worker visa fraud on Monday, following an investigation that began with U.S. continue reading »

Uruguay Joins International Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has commended Uruguay for joining the United Nations campaign that seeks to end violence against women by raising awareness and generating political will to implement measures to stem the scourge. continue reading »