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Bolivian Miners Fighting Each Other Over Control of Colquiri Mine

Bolivian Miners Fighting Each Other Over Control of Colquiri Mine

The Bolivian mining groups that are facing off over control of the Andean Colquiri mine came to blows and hurled stones at one another when those working for private cooperatives returned to the same-named town, officials said. continue reading »

Bolivian Miners and Colquiri Mining Company Reach Agreement

Bolivian Miners and Colquiri Mining Company Reach Agreement

The groups of Bolivian miners vying for control of the Andean Colquiri mine reached an agreement that resolves their conflict by arriving at a division of its richest ore vein, Government Minister Carlos Romero said Sunday. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Bolivian Police Kill 2 Men Guarding Cocaine Lab in Clash

Bolivian Police Kill 2 Men Guarding Cocaine Lab in Clash

Two men guarding a cocaine lab in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz died in a confrontation with police, official news agency ABI said. continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

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

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 »

UN:  Coca Cultivation in Bolivia Decreased by 12 Percent in 2011

UN:  Coca Cultivation in Bolivia Decreased by 12 Percent in 2011

The cultivation of coca bushes in Bolivia decreased by around 12 per cent in 2011, according to a new survey released today by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). continue reading »

Venezuela, Bolivia Dispute Drug Trafficking Accusations Made by the U.S.

Venezuela, Bolivia Dispute Drug Trafficking Accusations Made by the U.S.

The governments of both Venezuela and Bolivia rejected Saturday the accusations made against them by the White House in its latest memo regarding the war on drugs, and said the U.S. was chiefly responsible for this scourge. continue reading »

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »

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 »

Vice President of Bolivia Marries in Traditional Indian Ceremony at Temples of Tiahuanaco

Vice President of Bolivia Marries in Traditional Indian Ceremony at Temples of Tiahuanaco

Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and journalist Claudia Fernandez married one another in an unannounced ceremony that included indigenous rites at an open-air temple in the pre-Columbian citadel of Tiahuanaco held prior to the Catholic and civil ceremonies on Sunday. 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 »

Another Deadly Accident on Bolivia’s “Highway of Death” Leaves 6 Dead, 30 Injured

Another Deadly Accident on Bolivia’s “Highway of Death” Leaves 6 Dead, 30 Injured

At least six people were killed and more than 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on the so-called "highway of death" in Bolivia's Los Yungas region, police said. continue reading »

Rare Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey Born at Chicago Zoo - Baby is Monkey Couple’s 9th Child (VIDEO)

Rare Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey Born at Chicago Zoo - Baby is Monkey Couple’s 9th Child (VIDEO)

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a new baby this weekend. On August 18, a pair of Bolivian gray titi monkeys added a new member to their family, according to zoo officials. continue reading »