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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 »

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 »

Oil Production in Ecuador Over 500,000 Barrels Per Day

Oil Production in Ecuador Over 500,000 Barrels Per Day

Crude production in Ecuador rose in July to 508,000 barrels per day, its highest level since February 2011, the Central Bank 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 »

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 »

Ecuadorian-American Hostage Released in Ecuador, $3 Million Ransom Requested

Ecuadorian-American Hostage Released in Ecuador, $3 Million Ransom Requested

Police in Ecuador freed an "Ecuadorian-American" citizen after 40 days in captivity and for whom his captors demanded a $3 million ransom, police said. continue reading »

Bus Plunges 980 Feet into Ravine, Killing 12 in Ecuador

Bus Plunges 980 Feet into Ravine, Killing 12 in Ecuador

Twelve people were killed Friday when a public bus plunged into a ravine in the southwestern province of El Oro, Ecuadorian media said. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Embassy Receives Letter from UK Asking to Resume Talks About Julian Assange

Ecuadorian Embassy Receives Letter from UK Asking to Resume Talks About Julian Assange

Yesterday the Ecuadorian Embassy in London receive a letter from the British Foreign Ministry asking to resume talks about the asylum of Julian Assange. continue reading »

Ecuador to U.K. Stop ‘Threatening’ Us and Then We Can Talk

Ecuador to U.K. Stop ‘Threatening’ Us and Then We Can Talk

Ecuador said it is open to dialogue with Britain if it first withdraws the "threat" of storming the Andean nation's embassy in London to arrest the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to whom Quito granted political asylum last week. 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 »

Peruvian Pipeline to Transport Ecuadorian Crude from Amazon

Peruvian Pipeline to Transport Ecuadorian Crude from Amazon

Ecuador will use a Peruvian pipeline to transport crude extracted from the southern part of its Amazon region, the Non-Renewable Natural Resources Ministry said. 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 »

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 »