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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 »

Dominican Republic Ups the Ante, Gold Medalists Will Take Home $250,000 Bonuses

Dominican Republic Ups the Ante, Gold Medalists Will Take Home $250,000 Bonuses

Dominican athletes who capture gold at the London Olympics, whose opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, will get bonuses of 10 million pesos ($250,000), the government said. continue reading »

Dominican Republic’s Abortion Ban Tested with Case of Pregnant Teen with Cancer

Dominican Republic’s Abortion Ban Tested with Case of Pregnant Teen with Cancer

The plight of a pregnant teenager suffering from acute leukemia stirred up anew on Monday the controversy over abortion, which is barred by the Dominican Constitution even in cases where the mother's life is in danger. continue reading »

IACHR Takes On Dominican Republic in Mass Expulsion Case

IACHR Takes On Dominican Republic in Mass Expulsion Case

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed an application with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Case No. 12.271, Benito Tide Méndez et al., Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico today. continue reading »

Marc Anthony to Host Fundraisers In NY, Chicago, L.A. to Help Fund Dominican Orphanage Project

Marc Anthony to Host Fundraisers In NY, Chicago, L.A. to Help Fund Dominican Orphanage Project

Global pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network, announced they will host a series of fundraisers in August to benefit the continue reading »

‘Ballplayer: Pelotero’ Ruffles MLB Feathers, Looks at Corrupt Dominican Baseball Recruiting

‘Ballplayer: Pelotero’ Ruffles MLB Feathers, Looks at Corrupt Dominican Baseball Recruiting

Just ahead of the theater and On Demand release of Ballplayer: Pelotero, producer of the film and Boston Red Sox manager is meeting criticism from Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and MLB's executive vice president of economics and league affairs, Rob Manfred. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Dania Ramirez Says Acting Mirrors Real Life in Dominican Republic

Dania Ramirez Says Acting Mirrors Real Life in Dominican Republic

Dania Ramirez, one of the stars of the film "American Reunion," says that her experiences growing up poor in the Dominican Republic help her develop her characters in movies and on television. "I've had a life of many adventures, a hard life but good at the same time, and all that helps me because to be honest continue reading »

Big Papi, David Ortiz, One Homerun Away From 400

Big Papi, David Ortiz, One Homerun Away From 400

David Ortiz has been red hot all season for the Boston Red Sox. It showed when the Toronto Blue Jays walked Big Papi in his first three at-bats. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Liquid Butt Silicone ‘Injecter’ Sentenced to One-Year in Prison

Latino Blotter:  Liquid Butt Silicone ‘Injecter’ Sentenced to One-Year in Prison

Whalesca Castillo was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to forfeit $100,000 for charges stemming from her illegal injection of liquid silicone into women’s butts as part of an underground business she ran out of her Bronx home. continue reading »

Dominican Singer Mickey Taveras Calls Salsa Music “the Mother of All Latin Rhythms”

Dominican Singer Mickey Taveras Calls Salsa Music “the Mother of All Latin Rhythms”

Dominican singer-songwriter Mickey Taveras told Efe Sunday that salsa "will never die" because "it is the mother of all Latin rhythms," and he complained about the "tremendous harm" that piracy does to composers. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Big Papi, David Ortiz, Slam Lifts the Sox

Big Papi, David Ortiz, Slam Lifts the Sox

David Ortiz has been hot the entire season, and now everyone around him is starting to carry their own. Ortiz has carried the team from the start. The Boston Red Sox exploded continue reading »