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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 »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

Mexican Men Suspected of Human Smuggling Were Acquitted of Charges in El Salvador

Mexican Men Suspected of Human Smuggling Were Acquitted of Charges in El Salvador

A court in El Salvador released two suspected people traffickers who abandoned 14 Salvadorans in Mexico who were among the 72 migrants massacred at a ranch in Tamaulipas state in 2010, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »