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JUST IN:  5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Chile

JUST IN:  5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred near central Chile, near Valparaiso at 10:23 CST. The quake was reported to have rattled the O’Higgins, Maule and Santiago areas. continue reading »

Spanish Companies Invest $15 Billion in Chile, Says Rajoy

Spanish Companies Invest $15 Billion in Chile, Says Rajoy

Accumulated Spanish investment in Chile exceeds $15 billion, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a message to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the South American country. continue reading »

Bus-Truck Accident in Chile Leave 6 Dead

Bus-Truck Accident in Chile Leave 6 Dead

Six people - five adults and a minor - were killed when a Peruvian bus collided with a truck Monday on a highway in northern Chile, police said. continue reading »

Salvador Allende’s Granddaughter Elected Mayor in Chile

Salvador Allende’s Granddaughter Elected Mayor in Chile

A granddaughter of slain Chilean President Salvador Allende was elected mayor of the capital district of Ñuñoa, electoral authorities said Monday. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

The competition to be the top scorer in Mexican first division soccer will heat up with the return to action of Chilean striker Esteban Paredes, who missed four matches due to injury. continue reading »

Jose Luis Perales Performs His Greatest Hits in Chile

Jose Luis Perales Performs His Greatest Hits in Chile

Spanish singer-songwriter Jose Luis Perales, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, delighted thousands of his Chilean fans who, despite the cold and rain, jammed the venue where he performed, urged him on and also sang along with him as he ran through his biggest hits. continue reading »

Mexican Pharmaceuticals to be More Readily Available in Chile

Mexican Pharmaceuticals to be More Readily Available in Chile

Mexico and Chile signed a cooperation agreement "to strengthen bilateral pharmaceutical policies," opening the way for vaccines and medicines registered in the North American country to be sold in the South American nation, the Mexican Health Secretariat said. continue reading »

Chile Hooligan Shooting Leaves One Dead

Chile Hooligan Shooting Leaves One Dead

One man was killed and another badly wounded in a shooting attributed by Chilean police to a feud between rival factions of hardcore fans of the Colo Colo soccer club. continue reading »

Chile’s Lithium Reserves to Be Developed by National Firm

Chile’s Lithium Reserves to Be Developed by National Firm

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, already one of the world's leading lithium producers, won a concession to exploit substantial reserves of the metal in the Andean nation's northern region, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda Maybe Exhumed to Determine True Cause of Death

Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda Maybe Exhumed to Determine True Cause of Death

The judge investigating the death of poet Pablo Neruda on Monday directed experts to prepare new reports to help him determine whether to allow the Nobel laureate, who died 39 years ago, to be exhumed. 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 »

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 »