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INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

Creative New Site Based Out of Argentina, Opens to the World - Explore the World of Mural.ly

Creative New Site Based Out of Argentina, Opens to the World - Explore the World of Mural.ly

Earlier this week, Buenos Aires-based Mural.ly (Murally) opened up the private beta of there website to the world to allow feedback from more people to “keep improving our experience.” continue reading »

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Madrid’s Radamel Falcao Continues to Score

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo get all the attention when discussing the best soccer player in the world. They are clearly the best players who ply their trade in Spain’s La Liga, but there is fast riser who should be at least mentioned in the discussion. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

Andy Roddick Finishes Tennis Career with a Defeat by Argentina’s Del Potro

Andy Roddick Finishes Tennis Career with a Defeat by Argentina’s Del Potro

Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open with a 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4 win here Wednesday over Andy Roddick, a victory that sent the American into retirement. continue reading »

Argentina’s Aconcagua Mountain Taller than Originally Thought

Argentina’s Aconcagua Mountain Taller than Originally Thought

Aconcagua mountain, known as the "roof" of America, has a new official height of 6,980.8 meters (22,822 feet), a measurement slightly higher than it had more than 50 years ago, researchers said Monday. continue reading »

Latin Love:  Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine ‘Soul Mate’

Latin Love:  Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine ‘Soul Mate’

CNN is reporting that the former Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford has proposed to his Argentine mistress, Maria Belen Chapur in Buenos Aires. Argentine media is reporting the engagement happened last Wednesday at the Bella Italia Grill. continue reading »

Argentine Soccer Team Pennant Made a Trip to the Moon with Neil Armstrong

Argentine Soccer Team Pennant Made a Trip to the Moon with Neil Armstrong

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died earlier this weekend, carried a pennant belonging to Argentina's Independiente de Avellaneda on his history-making 1969 trip to the Moon. continue reading »

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Argentine Legislators Promote Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

Two Argentine senators presented bills on Monday to combat domestic violence that include the so-called "supporting accusation" so that third parties or anyone else involved in a situation of violence can report it. continue reading »

IACHR Commends Effort to Identify Child Abducted 34 Years Ago During Dictatorship in Argentina

IACHR Commends Effort to Identify Child Abducted 34 Years Ago During Dictatorship in Argentina

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) salutes the recovery of the identity of Pablo Javier Gaona Miranda, 34 years old, son of Ricardo Gaona Paiva and María Rosa Miranda, who were kidnapped by the military dictatorship in Argentina and continue to be disappeared until this date. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

Argentine Actress Lucy Gallardo Passes Away at 82

Argentine Actress Lucy Gallardo Passes Away at 82

Argentine actress and writer, Lucy Gallardo, died yesterday in her home in Los Angeles at the age of 82 from complications from COPD. She is survived by her daugher actress Rebeca Rambal, the daughter from her marriage to the late actor Enrique Rambal. continue reading »

Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Argentina Narrowly Misses the Podium in Men’s Basketball

Russia went back to the Olympic podium to receive a medal - a bronze - in men's basketball after defeating Argentina 81-77 thanks to the excellent play of Andrei Kirilenko and, in particular, Alexey Shved. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

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 »

Argentina Grabs it’s First Gold of 2012 Olympics in Taekwondo

Argentina Grabs it’s First Gold of 2012 Olympics in Taekwondo

Sebastian Crismanich brought Argentina its first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics with a win Friday in the men's under-80kg taekwondo final. continue reading »