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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 »

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 »

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Bolivian Border Town Receives Extra Security After Mob Kills Brazilians Accused of Murder

Soldiers and additional police have been deployed in the border town where two Brazilians accused of murdering three local residents were lynched earlier this week, the Bolivian government said Friday. continue reading »

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Accused Murderers Dragged from Jail by Mob, Burned Alive

Angry and frustrated over the lack of safety in the area, a Bolivian mob dragged two Brazilians being jailed as murder suspects out of their cells, beat them, and burned them alive. continue reading »

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Angry Bolivian Mob Kills 2 Brazilians Suspected of Murder

Two Brazilians arrested in Bolivia on suspicion of murder were pulled from a jail cell and burned to death by a lynch mob, Bolivian media said. 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 »

Bolivia’s “Highway of Death” Kills 11, Injures 86 in One Week

Bolivia’s “Highway of Death” Kills 11, Injures 86 in One Week

Eleven people were killed and 86 others injured in a one-week period on Bolivia's "highway of death," authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 186th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 186th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 186-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Bolivia Looking to Enter Into Hydro-power Plant Deal with China

Bolivia Looking to Enter Into Hydro-power Plant Deal with China

Bolivia signed a memorandum of understanding with Hydrochina Corporation that calls for the Chinese state-owned firm to conduct a free feasibility study for the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the eastern province of Santa Cruz, the Andean nation's richest region, the Hydrocarbons and Energy Ministry said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the results of the Call for Proposals for Civil Society Projects that support low-income communities and vulnerable groups, funded through the IDB-managed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Program. continue reading »