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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 »

U.S. Volunteers Give Dozens of Girls a Quinceañera in El Salvador

U.S. Volunteers Give Dozens of Girls a Quinceañera in El Salvador

An American woman named Jenni Ramsey gave a number of women in El Salvador a party to truly remember. For her sixth trip to the Latin American country, Ramsey brought 19 volunteers with her to help plan and host an continue reading »

Woman Struck by Lightning, Boy Drowns in Severe Rains in El Salvador

Woman Struck by Lightning, Boy Drowns in Severe Rains in El Salvador

A 26-year-old woman was killed by lightning and a 3-year-old boy drowned due to the severe thunderstorms that hit El Salvador in the past few days, officials said. continue reading »

7.4 Earthquake Hits Coast of El Salvador, Tsunami Warning for Portions of Latin America

7.4 Earthquake Hits Coast of El Salvador, Tsunami Warning for Portions of Latin America

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 7.4 earthquake off the coast of El Salvador and 110 miles southeast of the country's capital of San Salvador, late Sunday early Monday. 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 »

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 »

Salvadoran Priest Celebrates 5 yrs in Chicago’s Little Village

Salvadoran Priest Celebrates 5 yrs in Chicago’s Little Village

Salvadoran priest Jose Landaverde has become a pro-immigrant activist, community organizer and the heart and soul of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission in Chicago's mainly Mexican Little Village neighborhood, where he has been working for five years to "create hope among those who don't have it." continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH: Sen. Menendez and Rubio Express Concern About Constitutional Crisis in El Salvador

RUBIO WATCH: Sen. Menendez and Rubio Express Concern About Constitutional Crisis in El Salvador

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, respectively, today expressed deep concern regarding the ongoing constitutional crisis in El Salvador continue reading »

El Salvador Sees 52 Percent Drop in Murders Since Gang Truce

El Salvador Sees 52 Percent Drop in Murders Since Gang Truce

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes said Saturday that the "truce" among street gangs that took effect last March "has had results," since homicides have dropped 52 percent since then. 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 »

“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 »

California Family of Detained 5-year-old Immigrant from El Salvador Found

California Family of Detained 5-year-old Immigrant from El Salvador Found

Consular authorities were able to contact the family in California of a 5-year-old Salvadoran girl who was detained with a group of undocumented immigrants being smuggled into Arizona. continue reading »

HNBA Praises Senators who Voted to Approve Mari Carmen Aponte as Ambassador to El Salvador

HNBA Praises Senators who Voted to Approve Mari Carmen Aponte as Ambassador to El Salvador

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) thanks the bipartisan group of Senators who, on a 62 to 37 vote, ended a filibuster that had blocked the confirmation of Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. Aponte served in the position for one year following a recess appointment and amassed impressive economic, civil rights, and national security successes. Despite this record, her confirmation in the Senate was held up for months by party-line votes and filibusters. continue reading »