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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 »

‘Blossom’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Actress Mayim Bialik Injured in Crash with Chilean Tourists

‘Blossom’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Actress Mayim Bialik Injured in Crash with Chilean Tourists

‘Blossom’ actress Mayim Bialik suffered injuries and severe damage to her hand when her car was struck in Hollywood by Chilean tourists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

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 »