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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 »

IDB Finances Program to Improve Labor Force Productivity in El Salvador

IDB Finances Program to Improve Labor Force Productivity in El Salvador

The Inter American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $20 million to El Salvador to fund a training project that will improve the labor force productivity, particularly for young people between 16 and 29 years and workers in micro- and small-scale enterprises. continue reading »

Latin American Gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)  Designated as U.S. Criminal Organization

Latin American Gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)  Designated as U.S. Criminal Organization

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) today continue reading »

El Salvador Says NO to Carlos Slim’s Bid for Mobile Phone Operations

El Salvador Says NO to Carlos Slim’s Bid for Mobile Phone Operations

El Salvador's telecoms regulator has rejected an offer by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to acquire the local operation of Irish-owned mobile operator Digicel, calling the deal detrimental to consumers. 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 »

65 Kidnapped Immigrants Rescued from Smugglers, Charged Outrageous Prices for Something to Drink

65 Kidnapped Immigrants Rescued from Smugglers, Charged Outrageous Prices for Something to Drink

Border Patrol agents responding to a distress call in a Mission, Texas home found 65 immigrants being held against their will allegedly at gunpoint and being charged outlandish prices to be fed. 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 »

FDA Warning:  Diarrhea Drug ‘Intestinomicina’ from El Salvador Potentially Deadly

FDA Warning:  Diarrhea Drug ‘Intestinomicina’ from El Salvador Potentially Deadly

Consumers should not use a drug product called Intestinomicina -- marketed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections -- because it contains an ingredient that can cause serious and potentially deadly problems continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 191st Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 191st Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 191-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. 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 »

Salvadoran Colonel Tied to 1989 Massacre Pleads Guilty to U.S. Immigration Fraud

Salvadoran Colonel Tied to 1989 Massacre Pleads Guilty to U.S. Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying on U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

El Salvador Utilizing Ocean Monitors to Prevent Natural Disasters

El Salvador Utilizing Ocean Monitors to Prevent Natural Disasters

El Salvador's Environment and Natural Resources Ministry has installed two oceanographic stations in the Pacific to monitor waves and currents, allowing the country to be better prepared for potential disasters, officials said. continue reading »