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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 »

Nicaraguan Lawmakers Approve $6.6 Bilion Inter-Oceanic Pipeline, Oil Refinery

Nicaraguan Lawmakers Approve $6.6 Bilion Inter-Oceanic Pipeline, Oil Refinery

Nicaragua's legislature has approved a bill authorizing construction of an oil refinery, an inter-oceanic pipeline and other facilities, a $6.6 billion project to be partially funded by close ally Venezuela. 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 »

12,000 Nicaraguan Families to Benefit From Improved Housing Conditions

12,000 Nicaraguan Families to Benefit From Improved Housing Conditions

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of up to $5 million to Nicaragua’s Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (Prodel), paving the way for the non-profit organization serving the base of the pyramid to expand financing for basic community infrastructure and incremental home improvement projects. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 191st Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 191st Year of Independence

Today, all of Nicaragua 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 »

Nicaragua Partners With TACA Airlines To Promote Tourism on Expedia

Nicaragua Partners With TACA Airlines To Promote Tourism on Expedia

The Nicaraguan Tourism Board has launched a partnership with TACA, a leading airline in Latin America, to drive travel bookings to Nicaragua on Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel company. 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 »

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 »

Nicaragua Inching Towards Canal Construction with Financing from Chinese Firm

Nicaragua Inching Towards Canal Construction with Financing from Chinese Firm

Nicaragua has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company on financing for a $30 billion inter-oceanic canal, a government official told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

3 Nicaraguan Police Dishonorably Discharged for Raping Mentally Retarded Girl

3 Nicaraguan Police Dishonorably Discharged for Raping Mentally Retarded Girl

Nicaraguan police announced Saturday the dishonorable discharge of three officers accused of raping a mentally retarded 12-year-old girl. continue reading »

Televisa Denies Any Connection to Drug Suspects Arrested in Nicaragua

Televisa Denies Any Connection to Drug Suspects Arrested in Nicaragua

Mexican media giant Televisa said in a statement released Wednesday that none of the 18 suspects arrested last week in Nicaragua in possession of a big cash haul and disguised as news journalists has ever worked at the company and also denied any link to the vehicles seized from them. continue reading »

Nicaragua Apprehends Mexicans With $7 Million in Cash in Fake News Trucks

Nicaragua Apprehends Mexicans With $7 Million in Cash in Fake News Trucks

At least $7 million in cash was found in the vehicles of 18 people pretending to be news crews from Mexico's Televisa television covering a drug trial in Managua linked to the 2011 killing of folk singer Facundo Cabral, Nicaraguan police said Friday. continue reading »