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Students Demand Free Education, Protest For-profit Schools in Chile

Students Demand Free Education, Protest For-profit Schools in Chile

Thousands of college and high school students took to the streets of Chile's capital on Thursday to protest the existence of schools run as for-profit enterprises and renew demands for free, quality public education. continue reading »

Chile’s LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Merger Creates LATAM Airlines Group

Chile’s LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Merger Creates LATAM Airlines Group

Chile's LAN Airlines and Brazil's TAM announced Friday they have completed the process of creating a single parent company, LATAM Airlines Group, Latin American's largest air carrier with a market value of more than $12.5 billion. 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 »

Chile Looks to New York for Lithium Investors

Chile Looks to New York for Lithium Investors

Deputy Mining Secretary Pablo Wagner has wrapped up a two-day visit to New York, where he tried to drum up interest among investors in bidding for contracts to produce lithium in Chile, which has 25 percent of the world's reserves of the mineral. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez oozes sensuality in Santiago Chile on “Dance Again” Tour

Jennifer Lopez oozes sensuality in Santiago Chile on “Dance Again” Tour

To the rhythm of ballads, funk and pop, U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez exuded sensuality during the third concert of her "Dance Again" tour that took her to the Chilean capital, from where she will carry on to Brazil and Argentina. 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 »

Smog, Air Pollution in Chile Remains at Dangerous Levels

Smog, Air Pollution in Chile Remains at Dangerous Levels

A recent study has found that smog and other pollution in Chile have resulted in more than four thousand deaths each year. According to the official State of the Environment Report 2011, continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Renews Political and Economic Cooperation with Chile

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Renews Political and Economic Cooperation with Chile

Spain's King Juan Carlos on Tuesday called on Spanish business leaders to take advantage of opportunities in renewable energy and tourism in Chile, and he praised the South American country for its legal security, compared with those "where arbitrariness reigns." continue reading »

3,000 Chileans Stranded After Mudslide

3,000 Chileans Stranded After Mudslide

Some 3,000 people living in the towns of Palena and Futaleufu, in the southern Chilean region of Los Lagos, on Wendesday remained isolated because of a mudslide that buried the road leading to the area, authorities said. continue reading »

Chilean Photographer’s Dancing Dog Carrie Promoting Latin Music in America

Chilean Photographer’s Dancing Dog Carrie Promoting Latin Music in America

Chilean photographer Jose Fuentes trained his little dog Carrie to dance to the beat of Latin rhythms as entertainment for family get-togethers - and today she's a show-stopping sensation around the United States. continue reading »

Drama “No” About Chilean Dictator Pinochet Wins Top Award at Cannes

Drama “No” About Chilean Dictator Pinochet Wins Top Award at Cannes

The drama, “No” that tells the story of Chile’s referendum vote on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet starring Gael Garcia Bernal has won top awards at Cannes. The movie that earlier this week was picked up by Sony Pictures, won the ‘Directors Fortnight’ and the ‘Art Cinema Award’. continue reading »

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

A person was killed when they drove over an anti-tank mine in a remote area along the border between Chile and Peru, the Chilean army said. The identity and nationality of the victim, who was driving a vehicle belonging to a Peruvian taxi company, have not been released. continue reading »

Chilean Robbers Make Off With Nearly $1 Million

Chilean Robbers Make Off With Nearly $1 Million

A gang of criminals in Santiago assaulted the armored car of a company that transports cash and valuables, then fled with a booty of some 500 million pesos ($980,000), police officials said. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »