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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 »

Google Building Data Center in Chile

Google Building Data Center in Chile

Google recently announced their plans to build a data center near Santiago, Chile. Construction is already underway in the municipality of Quilicura, and Google says they plans to have the facility online by the end of 2013. continue reading »

We All Have to Pay for Cakes and Sandwiches, but Just a Few are Invited to Party-Chilean Students

We All Have to Pay for Cakes and Sandwiches, but Just a Few are Invited to Party-Chilean Students

Chilean university students announced Sunday that in the second week of September they will mobilize again to repeat their demands for improvements in teaching and to reject the government's education policies. continue reading »

Police Arrest 140 at Student Protests in Chile

Police Arrest 140 at Student Protests in Chile

Protests by thousands of striking high school students demanding better public education resulted in at least 140 arrests, left 18 riot police injured and caused damage to public and private property, the government of the Santiago metropolitan region and Chile's Carabineros militarized police force said. continue reading »

UN:  Chile Continues to Face Challenges with ‘Involuntary’ Disappearances

UN:  Chile Continues to Face Challenges with ‘Involuntary’ Disappearances

While progress has been made investigating and prosecuting enforced disappearances in Chile, challenges remain to ensure perpetrators serve their sentences, a group of United Nations independent experts said. continue reading »

Christian Vision Radio Stops Shortwave Transmissions to Latin America

Christian Vision Radio Stops Shortwave Transmissions to Latin America

Christian Vision officially stopped its short wave service to Latin America on August 17th, 2012, due to declining listenership. Christian Vision purchased the property and transmissions equipment located in Calera de Tango, Chile, in August of 1996. In February of 1998, it received its license to transmit from Chilean regulator Subtel and on November 1st of the same year, Voz Cristiana was officially launched and began transmitting four radio services to Latin America. continue reading »