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Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »

Unemployment Tied to Shorter Life for Less-Educated Women

Gap in longevity between better- and least-educated women is growing, study finds. Life expectancy among less-educated white women is decreasing while their better-educated continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Report: Untreated Mental Illness Lowers Life Expectancy by 25 Years in Latinos

Latinos living in California suffer great disparities in the services they receive for the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses, a new report said. continue reading »

Costa Rica and Colombia Happiest Countries in the World

A new report published today finds the UK is less efficient than Jamaica and most Latin American nations at using environmental resources to create long and happy lives for its citizens. continue reading »