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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 »

¡Felicidades! Chile on Your 202nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Chile on Your 202nd Year of Independence

Today, all of Chile is celebrating and rejoicing its 202-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's with Ferdinand Magellan first sighting Chile in 1520. Chile started its path to Spanish independence on September 18, 1810 when a junta was established. continue reading »

Could Chile’s Robinson Crusoe Island Be Home to $10 Billion Treasure?

Could Chile’s Robinson Crusoe Island Be Home to $10 Billion Treasure?

The site of Robinson Crusoe's confinement, a refuge for pirates and - in effect - a prison for criminals, the Juan Fernandez archipelago guards dozens of mysteries and probably more than one stash of treasure that a determined American is trying to locate. continue reading »

Chile Receives 3 Bids to Develop Lithium Reserves

Chile Receives 3 Bids to Develop Lithium Reserves

Chile's government said Friday that three companies have submitted bids to develop lithium reserves in the country's northern region. 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 »

Teen Arrested in Chile for Killing Police Officer During Protest

An adolescent male was arrested Wednesday on suspicion he fired the shot that killed a Chilean police officer during violent protests marking the 39th anniversary of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's coup. continue reading »

Mexican-American Director Patricia Riggen to Head Film About the 33 Chilean Miners

Mexican-American Director Patricia Riggen to Head Film About the 33 Chilean Miners

Mexican-born Patricia Riggen has now signed on to direct the film adaptation of the story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days, currently titled, “The 33", according to The Wrap. 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 »