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Dissident Blogger Yoani Sánchez Arrested in Cuba

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sánchez Arrested in Cuba

Well-known blogger Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez, 37, was arrested Thursday as she and her husband were on their way to a trial. A pro-government blogger later stated Sanchez and her husband, Reinaldo Escobar, also a continue reading »

Cuban Ophthalmologist Overcame Personal Struggles to Become a Leading Doctor

Cuban Ophthalmologist Overcame Personal Struggles to Become a Leading Doctor

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a young surgeon specializing in correcting eyesight problems with laser surgery, and who has made several trips to Central America to donate his time, skill and technology to the poorest communities. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Accuses Government of Smear Campaign

Cuban Dissident Accuses Government of Smear Campaign

Former political prisoner Marta Beatriz Roque on Wednesday said that Cuba's Communist government "is using low and dirty methods" to discredit the opposition and confuse public opinion. continue reading »

Cuba Makes Key Advances In Its Pharmaceutical Production

Cuba Makes Key Advances In Its Pharmaceutical Production

Cuban scientists have developed a new variation of a drug used to prevent the rejection of organ transplants and which constitutes the first nanopharmaceutical product that the island has manufactured on an industrial scale. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Cuban Editor of Communist Newspaper Defects to U.S.

Cuban Editor of Communist Newspaper Defects to U.S.

An editor of Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma has left the island and applied for political asylum in the United States, the Cafe Fuerte blog said Friday. continue reading »

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 »

Yunel Escobar Justifies Gay Slur as a Latino Tradition, Given 3 Game Suspension

Yunel Escobar Justifies Gay Slur as a Latino Tradition, Given 3 Game Suspension

The 29-year-old shortstop has been in MLB baseball since 2005 and though he hasn’t mastered the English language he has stayed true to his native tongue and choose to remind us last weekend. continue reading »

Fidel’s Son Says Castro is “Lucid and Working Hard”

Fidel’s Son Says Castro is “Lucid and Working Hard”

The eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro told Efe on Monday that his father is "lucid and working hard," despite having made no public appearance for several months. 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 »

Cuban Officials Maintain US Contractor Alan Gross Still in “Normal” Health

Cuban Officials Maintain US Contractor Alan Gross Still in “Normal” Health

The health of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for subversion, "continues to be normal," the island's Communist government said Wednesday, a day after the prisoner's wife expressed concern about his well-being. continue reading »

First Day of Hunger Strike Leaves 67 Year Old Cuban Dissident “Very Weak”

First Day of Hunger Strike Leaves 67 Year Old Cuban Dissident “Very Weak”

Cuban dissident Marta Beatriz Roque said Tuesday she feels "very weak" the day after going on a hunger strike to demand the release of an opposition prisoner. continue reading »