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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 »

Nicaraguan Directly Connected to Colombian Cartel Arrested

Nicaraguan Directly Connected to Colombian Cartel Arrested

A man suspected of being the "main operator" of Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel in Nicaragua and who was the subject of an arrest warrant issued in June 2011 has been arrested, the National Police said. 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 »

Nicaraaguan Patients to be Treated by California Doctors for Free

Nicaraaguan Patients to be Treated by California Doctors for Free

A group of 100 health professionals affiliated with the International Medical Alliance are traveling from California to spend 10 days treating very low-income patients in Nicaragua. Antonio Gonzalez, a dental surgeon with the IMA, told Efe that an initial continue reading »

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the results of the Call for Proposals for Civil Society Projects that support low-income communities and vulnerable groups, funded through the IDB-managed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Program. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Dad’s Drunken Night Out at Bar with His 4-Year-old Gets Him Arrested

LATINO BLOTTER: Dad’s Drunken Night Out at Bar with His 4-Year-old Gets Him Arrested

Walter Antonio Flores, 38, has been charged with child abuse after taking his 4-year-old son to a bar and getting drunk. continue reading »

Olympics: U.S. Taekwondo Champ Steven Lopez Aims for Third Gold Medal

Olympics: U.S. Taekwondo Champ Steven Lopez Aims for Third Gold Medal

U.S. taekwondo champion Steven Lopez said Friday in New York that he will put his whole heart into winning another medal for the United States in the London Olympic Games. 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 »

NIcaraguan Singer Luis Enrique Robbed at Gunpoint in Venezuela

NIcaraguan Singer Luis Enrique Robbed at Gunpoint in Venezuela

Nicaraguan singer Luis Enrique was robbed at gunpoint when he was about to enter his hotel in Caracas together with his agent, but neither man was hurt. Enrique and his representative suffered "an assault at the door of their hotel continue reading »

Colombia Accused of Spying on Nicaragua’s Armed Forces

Colombia Accused of Spying on Nicaragua’s Armed Forces

Nicaragua has accused Colombia of sending a spy to obtain classified information about the Central American country for its armed forces. Inspector General Armando Juarez said at a press conference Friday that "convincing evidence" has been gathered about the activities of Colombian Luis Felipe Rios CastaƱo, whom the Attorney General's Office charged Thursday with espionage. 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 »

Nicaragua Plans to Construct Interoceanic Canal Within 10 Years

Nicaragua Plans to Construct Interoceanic Canal Within 10 Years

Nicaragua's government plans to build a $30 billion interoceanic canal within the next 10 years, calling that project a "priority" and an addition to the country's "national heritage." continue reading »