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Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for Google Brazil President

Court Upholds Arrest Warrant for Google Brazil President

An electoral court in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul upheld the detention order for Google's top executive in the South American country for having disobeyed the order to withdraw videos deemed slanderous. continue reading »

80 Percent of Brazil’s Coral Reefs Gone, Lost Over Last 50 Years

80 Percent of Brazil’s Coral Reefs Gone, Lost Over Last 50 Years

The coral reefs of northeastern Brazil have been reduced in size by some 80 percent over the past 50 years due to abusive extraction and pollution from urban and industrial sources, a new report says. 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 »

Brazil Taking Small Steps Towards Greater Equality

Brazil Taking Small Steps Towards Greater Equality

Brazil's traditionally high level of inequality fell slightly between 2009 and last year thanks to an 8.3 percent increase in workers' average income and a nearly 20 percent drop in the unemployment rate, according to a government study released Friday. continue reading »

Will Playboy Send Their Beer, Wine to Brazil?

Will Playboy Send Their Beer, Wine to Brazil?

Now that Playboy Enterprises Inc. is selling both beer and wine, the magazine is apparently considering selling their beer in Brazil. ‘We are pursuing business opportunities in categories that emulate the Playboy lifestyle, 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 »

Brazil Plans to Auction Off New Oil Blocks in May 2013

Brazil Plans to Auction Off New Oil Blocks in May 2013

Brazil is planning an auction of new oil and gas exploration and production blocks for May 2013, although that long-delayed round will depend on prior approval of a new regulatory framework, Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao s continue reading »

Brazil Reduces Chevron’s Oil Spill Fine by $8 Million

Brazil Reduces Chevron’s Oil Spill Fine by $8 Million

U.S. supermajor Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Monday. continue reading »

Brazilian 17-year-old Star Rhythmic Gymnast Killed in Car Accident

Brazilian 17-year-old Star Rhythmic Gymnast Killed in Car Accident

A 17-year-old star rhythmic gymnast died in a car accident over the weekend in Viana, a city in Brazil's Espiritu Santo state, police said. Eduarda Mello de Queiroz, who placed second in the national championships, died Sunday when the car she was riding in with two other people went into a ravine and hit a tree. continue reading »

Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Says There is “No Doubt” Lawmakers Took Bribes

Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Says There is “No Doubt” Lawmakers Took Bribes

Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-2011 tenure as president, one of the judges in Brazil's corruption "trial of the century" said Monday. continue reading »

Bomb Destroys Radio Studio in Northern Brazil

Bomb Destroys Radio Studio in Northern Brazil

Two unknown assailants detonated a bomb that destroyed the studios of Radio Farol in the northeastern Brazilian city of Uniao dos Palmares, officials said. 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 »