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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 »

Ecuador’s Banana Industry Declares an Economic Emergency

Ecuador’s Banana Industry Declares an Economic Emergency

The Ecuadorian government declared an emergency alert in the banana sector whereby $5 million will be allocated to support small producers of the fruit, Agriculture Minister Javier Ponce said. continue reading »

Former Boxer “La Bestia” Murdered in Ecuador

Former Boxer “La Bestia” Murdered in Ecuador

Former boxer Jaime Quiñonez was murdered at a restaurant in Quito, Ecuadorian police said Sunday. continue reading »

V.P of Ecuador Lenin Moreno’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize Garners Enormous Support

V.P of Ecuador Lenin Moreno’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize Garners Enormous Support

The Nobel Committee for Peace, which has nominated Ecuador’s Vice President, Lenin Moreno, to receive this high honor, has received close to two million signatures in support of his nomination continue reading »

German Tourist Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Endangered Iguanas From Galapagos Islands

German Tourist Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Endangered Iguanas From Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Land Iguanas that inspired Charles Darwin during his evolution research have been endangered for a number of years, but that didn’t stop one man from trying to smuggle a few out. continue reading »

‘Lonesome George,’ the Tortoise, To Become Part of Ecuadorian Cultural Heritage

‘Lonesome George,’ the Tortoise, To Become Part of Ecuadorian Cultural Heritage

Ecuador initiated the process this week to declare Lonesome George, the last tortoise of its species that died in June of natural causes in the Galapagos Islands, as part of the nation's cultural heritage, the Coordinating Ministry of National and Cultural Heritage said. continue reading »