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Police, Protesters Clash at March for Underfunded Education System in Chile

Police, Protesters Clash at March for Underfunded Education System in Chile

A march in Santiago Wednesday by high school students demanding improvements to Chile's underfunded public education system ended with three buses set ablaze and dozens arrested. 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 »

No More Happy in ‘Happy Meals’ in Chile – Ban on Toys in Fast Food Being Enforced

No More Happy in ‘Happy Meals’ in Chile – Ban on Toys in Fast Food Being Enforced

Chile’s Health ministry has received a formal complaint against fast food companies operating in the country that continue to give out toys and give-aways in children’s meals. 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 »

61 Schools In Chile Being investigated Amidst Claims of Child Sexual Abuse

61 Schools In Chile Being investigated Amidst Claims of Child Sexual Abuse

Authorities are investigating a number of schools in Chile's capital city amid reports of child sex abuse. The country's Attorney General Sabas Chahuan said his office is looking into possi continue reading »

Chile Looks to Asia-Pacific For Lithium Investors

Chile Looks to Asia-Pacific For Lithium Investors

Chile's deputy mining secretary will travel in the coming days to Australia, Japan and South Korea in a bid to attract investors for an auction of contracts to develop the country's lithium reserves. continue reading »

Placido Domingo to Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Debut in Chile with Free Concert

Placido Domingo to Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Debut in Chile with Free Concert

Some 2,000 free tickets to attend a concert to be offered by Spanish tenor Placido Domingo here on July 17 were snapped up Sunday even before the official start of their distribution in Chile, organizers said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  700 Pounds of Cocaine Found inside Fake Rocks in Chile

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  700 Pounds of Cocaine Found inside Fake Rocks in Chile

Customs agents discovered 350 kilograms of cocaine hidden in fake rocks packed into a container coming from Bolivia that was scheduled to be shipped to Spain from the port of Arica, in northern Chine, officials said. 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 »

Major Traffic Accident in Chile Leaves 11 Dead and 15 Injured

Major Traffic Accident in Chile Leaves 11 Dead and 15 Injured

Eleven people died and at least 15 were injured in a traffic accident in southern Chile when a small bus collided with a truck towing a trailer, the governor of Arauco province, Flor Weisse, confirmed to local media. continue reading »

Does Easter Island Hold Keys to Solving Alzheimer?

Does Easter Island Hold Keys to Solving Alzheimer?

Researchers are wondering if Easter Island holds the keys to solving the mysteries of Alzheimer’s due in great part to the ‘rapamycin’ bacteria found there. continue reading »

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 »