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STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Ecuador Receives $100M Credit to Improve Housing in Poor Communities

Ecuador Receives $100M Credit to Improve Housing in Poor Communities

A $100 million credit from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help more than 16,000 poor households build better and more secure houses in Ecuador. continue reading »

New Oil Blocks to be Actioned in Ecuador’s Amazon Region

New Oil Blocks to be Actioned in Ecuador’s Amazon Region

Ecuador will auction contracts for new Amazon oil blocks believed to contain as much as 1.6 billion barrels, Non-Renewable Natural Resources Minister Wilson Pastor said Friday. continue reading »

Ecuador Sentences People Smuggler With Ties to Mexican Massacre

Ecuador Sentences People Smuggler With Ties to Mexican Massacre

A people smuggler convicted of organizing the trip to Mexico by Fredy Lala Pomavilla, a survivor of the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants at a ranch near the U.S. border, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Chevron Facing More Trouble in Ecuador, Judge Orders Seizure of Assets

Chevron Facing More Trouble in Ecuador, Judge Orders Seizure of Assets

In a collection victory for plaintiffs who won a $19 billion judgment against U.S. oil supermajor Chevron, an Ecuadorian judge has ordered the company to turn over its assets in the Andean nation. continue reading »

DOL Announces $10M in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Ecuador, Panama

DOL Announces $10M in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Ecuador, Panama

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking eligible applicants under two competitive grant solicitations to implement projects that will reduce child labor in Ecuador and Panama. continue reading »

Ecuador Ordered to Pay $1.7 Billion for Oil Contract Termination

Ecuador Ordered to Pay $1.7 Billion for Oil Contract Termination

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Ecuador to pay more than $1.7 billion in damages to U.S. oil company Occidental Petroleum for terminating its contract in 2006. continue reading »

Security Personnel Rescue Kidnapped Female Tourists in Ecuador

Security Personnel Rescue Kidnapped Female Tourists in Ecuador

Police and armed forces personnel rescued two foreign tourists - an Australian and a Briton - who were kidnapped last week by unidentified individuals in Ecuador's Sucumbios province, which is on the border with Colombia, officials said. continue reading »

Fires In Ecuador Kill 5, Wipe of 43,500 Acres of Land

Fires In Ecuador Kill 5, Wipe of 43,500 Acres of Land

The fires devastating Ecuador have now consumed more than 17,600 hectares (43,500 acres) of woodland, upland valleys and crops, and have left five people dead and 73 injured, according to the SNGR emergency management office. 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 »

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 »