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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 »

PARADOX:  Bolivia Has Less Coca Plantations but Producing More Cocaine

PARADOX:  Bolivia Has Less Coca Plantations but Producing More Cocaine

The U.S. government confirmed that Bolivia has fewer coca plantations but it is producing more cocaine because drug traffickers are using a more "efficient" process known as the "Colombian method," according to an interview published Sunday in the daily Pagina Siete. continue reading »

3 Mining Workers Escape From Indian Captivity

3 Mining Workers Escape From Indian Captivity

Bolivia's government said Saturday that three of five mining employees abducted in the southwestern province of Potosi have fled their Indian captors. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

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 »

Indians Kidnap 3 More Mining Engineers in Bolivia

Indians Kidnap 3 More Mining Engineers in Bolivia

Indians in the western Andean region of Bolivia kidnapped three more employees of the Canadian mining company South American Silver, bringing the number of hostages they are holding to five, officials and Indian leaders said. continue reading »

Bolivia: President Morales Offers to Increase Policemen’s Pay to Avoid Mutiny

Bolivia: President Morales Offers to Increase Policemen’s Pay to Avoid Mutiny

President Evo Morales offered Friday to increase the pay of thousands of mutinous cops who sacked a police building 100 meters (yards) from the presidential palace. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Gov’t Trying to End Corruption Now Making Bolivian Customs Officers Carry Camera Pens

Gov’t Trying to End Corruption Now Making Bolivian Customs Officers Carry Camera Pens

With corruption increasingly common among Bolivia’s Customs Department, a government initiative is hoping to put an end to it. Customs director, Marlene Ardaya, recently told th continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »