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Latin American Exports to Jump 21% This Year

A new United Nations study says that exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 21.4 per cent this year, owing mainly to purchases from Asia – particularly China – continue reading »

In Bolivia Thousands without Food or Resources due to Drought

In Bolivia Thousands without Food or Resources due to Drought

The United Nations food aid agency has stepped in to help in southern Bolivia’s El Chaco region, where a long dry spell has decimated maize harvests, threatening an entire culture of indigenous corn growers with destitution. Th continue reading »

El Salvador Set to Improve its Infrastructure

El Salvador Set to Improve its Infrastructure

El Salvador is set to spend some $35 million to improve its rural roads that tie into key cities throughout the country. The rehabilitation and/or improvement of some 80 km of rural roads within a new approach to rural roads management which en continue reading »

‘Illegal’ Insect Tries to Smuggle itself into U.S. Inside a Costa Rican Pineapple – For Real!

‘Illegal’ Insect Tries to Smuggle itself into U.S. Inside a Costa Rican Pineapple – For Real!

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists intercepted a “First in the Nation” destructive pest, this time on a shipment of fresh pineapples arriving from Costa Rica in a sea container. continue reading »

Jewish Community in Venezuela Shrinks By Half

Jewish Community in Venezuela Shrinks By Half

“We have too many killers in Venezuela,” said head of the Confederacion de Asociaciones Israelitas de Venezuela Salomon Cohen when asked why he believes the Venezuelan Jewish population has dropped by half. continue reading »

Sears and Kmart Team Up with Cristina Saralegui to Launch New Bed and Bath Line

Sears and Kmart Team Up with Cristina Saralegui to Launch New Bed and Bath Line

Sears and Kmart have teamed up with Hispanic talk show celebrity and former host Cristina Saralegui for the launch of an exclusive new soft home collection, Casa continue reading »

After Waiting 15 Months- Feds Sue Sheriff Arpaio

After Waiting 15 Months- Feds Sue Sheriff Arpaio

The US Justice Department filed suit today against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his refusal to provide documents in an investigation where they were requested over 15 months ago. continue reading »

Hate Crimes Against Latinos on the Rise Throughout U.S.

Hates crimes, defined as a crime motivated by the victim’s ethnicity or national origin, against Latinos in the U.S. are on the rise and several recent incidents add credence to a general trend that started back in 2003. continue reading »

Lady Gaga Bringing ‘Alejandro’ to Mexico (VIDEO)

Lady GaGa or La Dama GaGa as she is known in Spanish is coming to Mexico for the first time. Tickets for the ‘Monster Ball’ go on sale this Monday, September 6th. She will be performing in Zapopan, Mexico at the Estadio Tres on May 3, 2011 and in Mexico City’s Foro Sol on May 5, 2011. continue reading »

Calderón Decreta Tránsito a TV Digital y Fin de Analógica

Calderón Decreta Tránsito a TV Digital y Fin de Analógica

El presidente Felipe Calderón emitió un decreto por el cual se establecen acciones para que a partir de 2011 cambie la señal de televisión analógica por la señal digital terrestre, y en su totalidad a más tardar el 31 de diciembre de 2015, "con el fin de optimizar el aprovechamiento del espectro radioeléctrico en beneficio de la población". continue reading »

Dancing Dog: Not Bad for Having Two Left Feet   (VIDEO)

Dancing Dog: Not Bad for Having Two Left Feet   (VIDEO)

The Merengue dancing Dog has been making the rounds on the Internet. The video has gone viral, collecting over 1,000,000 views in just a few days. This golden retriever should compete on “Dancing with the Stars” or at least “America’s got Talent!” Amazing! continue reading »

Carlos Slim Investing $1.4 Billion in Urban Renewal for Mexico City

Carlos Slim Investing $1.4 Billion in Urban Renewal for Mexico City

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu is investing $1.4 billion in renovating a run down section of Mexico City known as the Plaza Carso. The Plaza upon completion will provide housing, commercial office space and cultural sites. More importantly, the Plaza Carso project will create 5,000 jobs mainly in construction with more jobs expected as retailers fill the commercial space. continue reading »

Panama Set to Improve Access to Fresh Water in the Country

Panama Set to Improve Access to Fresh Water in the Country

Panama will expand coverage and improve the quality of water supply services and sewer systems in cities which collectively are home to a third of Panama’s total population. continue reading »

Pope Addresses Annual Latin American Youth Conference

Pope Addresses Annual Latin American Youth Conference

During his regular public audience on September 1, Pope Benedict XVI took a few moments to send a message of encouragement to the 3rd Latin American Youth Conference, meeting in Venezuela. continue reading »

Illinois #5 in Undocumented Immigrants Population

Illinois #5 in Undocumented Immigrants Population

On Wednesday the Pew Hispanic Center released a study tracking the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Overall the trend is showing a decline that experts believe is due to the recession and a decrease in available jobs. Illinois however bucks the trend with the states population remaining stable despite economic conditions. continue reading »