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Who Speaks Spanish Best? by Raul Guerrero

Who Speaks Spanish Best? by Raul Guerrero

Are Spain, Latin America and Hispanic US, paraphrasing Oscar Wilde, worlds separated by the same language? Argentinos and uruguayos pronounce ll, y and g as English speakers do the sh in she, and some bolivianos and ecuatorianos pronounce the ll as the l in Leonor, while other Spanish-speakers do as the y in yo-yo. continue reading »

Shakira And Ronaldo Top 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking

Shakira And Ronaldo Top 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking

@Plus_Three, the leading online marketing firm for Hispanic causes and organizations, today released its 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking (#2012LatinoRanking) analysis. continue reading »

Ship Named After Prominent Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez to be Christened by US Navy

Ship Named After Prominent Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez to be Christened by US Navy

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, Saturday, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m. PDT ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. continue reading »

UPDATE: Yvonne Baldelli’s Ex-Marine/Ex-BF Named Person of Interest in Her Disappearance in Panama

UPDATE: Yvonne Baldelli’s Ex-Marine/Ex-BF Named Person of Interest in Her Disappearance in Panama

Sunday, Panamanian police said they are looking to missing American, Yvonne Baldelli's former boyfriend, ex-Marine Brian Brimager as a person in their case to find her. continue reading »

An American in Panama: Yvonne Baldelli, 41, Missing After Trying to Start New Life in Panama

An American in Panama: Yvonne Baldelli, 41, Missing After Trying to Start New Life in Panama

The FBI has now joined the search for an American woman who went missing 5 months ago shortly after moving to Panama with her boyfriend. After being laid off from her job at Proctor and Gamble, 41-year-old Yvo continue reading »

$362 Million Cocaine Bust on the High Seas Near Panama

$362 Million Cocaine Bust on the High Seas Near Panama

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), operating out of Jacksonville, Florida, detected two go-fast vessels carrying more than 4,840 pounds of cocaine with a combined value of more than $362 million. continue reading »

Princess Cruise Accused of Ignoring Pleas from Distressed Panamanian Fishermen, 2 Perished

Princess Cruise Accused of Ignoring Pleas from Distressed Panamanian Fishermen, 2 Perished

In a twist of events Princess Cruises says the captain of their cruise ship was never told about the stranded Panamanian fishing boat they passed by. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Former Mr. Panama Arrested on Cocaine Trafficking Charges

LATINO BLOTTER: Former Mr. Panama Arrested on Cocaine Trafficking Charges

The man named Mr. Panama 2004 has been arrested for trafficking cocaine. On March 12, Harry Agustin Duncan Maslivar, who was working as a flight attendant for Copa Airlies, w continue reading »

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama have the most suitable environment for climate-related investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a preview of the Climatescope 2012, an upcoming report continue reading »

Panama Improves Ability to Respond to Natural Disasters with $100 Million Standby Loan

Panama Improves Ability to Respond to Natural Disasters with $100 Million Standby Loan

Panama will substantially improve its ability to respond to natural disasters with a $100 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) standby loan. continue reading »

Secretary Janet Napolitano to Visit Latin America

Secretary Janet Napolitano to Visit Latin America

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David Aguilar, and Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin will travel to Latin America. continue reading »

Panama Being Urged to Find Peaceful Solution to Escalating Tensions with Indigenous People

Panama Being Urged to Find Peaceful Solution to Escalating Tensions with Indigenous People

An independent United Nations expert on indigenous rights called today on the Government of Panama and the country‚Äôs indigenous groups to establish a dialogue process to stop the recent tensions and violence from escalating after recent protests. continue reading »

Former Panamanian Dictator Gen. Noriega May Have Suffered a Stroke

Former Panamanian Dictator Gen. Noriega May Have Suffered a Stroke

Former dictator Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who has been in prison in Panama since last December, was transferred on Sunday to a hospital in this capital with a diagnosis of continue reading »

Colombian Spy Chief Currently in Panama Will Not be Extradited

Colombian Spy Chief Currently in Panama Will Not be Extradited

Panama rejected on Friday a request from Colombia to extradite former spy chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado, who faces charges in Bogota over an illegal wiretapping scandal. continue reading »

California Business Extradited from Panama in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Case

California Business Extradited from Panama in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Case

Joseph Randall Medcalf, 55, was deported over the weekend by Panama to the United States after being arrested late last week in Panama continue reading »