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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 »

Shakira Confirms She’s Pregnant, Pique Announces It on Twitter

Shakira Confirms She’s Pregnant, Pique Announces It on Twitter

Colombian singing sensation Shakira has confirmed via her website that she is indeed pregnant putting to rest alot of rumors and speculation. Her boyfriends, futbol player Gerard Pique a continue reading »

Colombian Agents Confiscate Over 12 Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Anti-drug Campaign

Colombian Agents Confiscate Over 12 Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Anti-drug Campaign

Drug enforcement agents seized more than 12 tons of cocaine and marijuana in Colombia during a three-day multi-faceted operation in several regions, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Two Colombians, including an ex-professional soccer player, died in an armed attack by unknown assailants at a restaurant in the Guatemalan town of Malacatan on the Mexican border, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Indian Leader Murdered While Waiting for Bus in Colombia

Indian Leader Murdered While Waiting for Bus in Colombia

The mayor of an Indian reserve in the conflicted southwestern Colombian province of Cauca was gunned down while waiting for a bus to take him to a meeting with his community, government officials said. 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 »

Creative New Site Based Out of Argentina, Opens to the World - Explore the World of Mural.ly

Creative New Site Based Out of Argentina, Opens to the World - Explore the World of Mural.ly

Earlier this week, Buenos Aires-based Mural.ly (Murally) opened up the private beta of there website to the world to allow feedback from more people to “keep improving our experience.” continue reading »

$30 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized by Colombian Navy

$30 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized by Colombian Navy

Colombian naval units found more than a ton of cocaine on a high-speed boat traveling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Colombian Convicted of Stealing Over $1 Million from Program for At-Risk Kids

LATINO BLOTTER:  Colombian Convicted of Stealing Over $1 Million from Program for At-Risk Kids

Former Portland resident Gerardo Mosquera was convicted in the United States District Court last Thursday of stealing from a program that provides food to underprivileged children. continue reading »

Ceasefire Will Not Hinder Peace Talks, Says Colombian Rebels

Ceasefire Will Not Hinder Peace Talks, Says Colombian Rebels

A spokesman for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group told a Bogota daily that upcoming peace talks with the government will not break down if its request for an immediate truce is not granted. continue reading »

Colombian Police Shut Down Illegal Gold Mine

Colombian Police Shut Down Illegal Gold Mine

An illegal gold mine operating in a rural area in Huila, a province in southern Colombia, has been shut down, police said. A mobile unit of the Huila police force seized a pump and pans used by gold miners. 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 »

FARC Seek An Immediate Bilateral Ceasefire in Colombian Peace Talks

FARC Seek An Immediate Bilateral Ceasefire in Colombian Peace Talks

Representatives of Colombia's FARC rebel group said here Thursday they will immediately propose a bilateral ceasefire once peace talks get underway with the government. continue reading »

Shakira Honors Her Father’s 81st Birthday With Touching Tribute (VIDEO)

Shakira Honors Her Father’s 81st Birthday With Touching Tribute (VIDEO)

Shakira on Thursday released a video in which she sings together with her father a song from the original soundtrack of "Love in the Time of Cholera," and which served as her congratulatory greeting to him on his 81st birthday. continue reading »