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Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Since Monday, November 26, 60 Bishops of the Central American region have been in Panama for the 2012 General Assembly of the Bishops' Secretariat of Central America (SEDAC). continue reading »

Parts of Panama Declared as Emergency Zones After Torrential Rains

Parts of Panama Declared as Emergency Zones After Torrential Rains

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Sunday declared three northern areas to be emergency zones after torrential rains caused at least two deaths, damaged the property of hundreds and flooded dozens of homes, authorities said. continue reading »

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain Wins 5-1 Against Panama in Friendly Soccer Match

Spain's national soccer team concluded its 2012 campaign here on Wednesday with a 5-1 demolition of Panama in a friendly match. The Spaniards put on a demonstration of why they are the reigning World Cup and European champions. continue reading »

Progress on the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

Progress on the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

Yesterday, key government officials, trade stakeholders, and members of the press were on hand to witness U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Panamanian Minister of Commerce and Industry Ricardo Quijano continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Down to Six

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Down to Six

World Cup qualifying for teams from North American, Central America and the Caribbean started with 35 countries. Now there are only six teams battling for 3.5 berths to earn a spot in Brazil in 2014. continue reading »

DOL Announces $10M in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Ecuador, Panama

DOL Announces $10M in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Ecuador, Panama

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking eligible applicants under two competitive grant solicitations to implement projects that will reduce child labor in Ecuador and Panama. continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Tsunami Warning for Most of the Americas

7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Tsunami Warning for Most of the Americas

A 7.9 earthquake has rattled Costa Rica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this morning with the epicenter occurring some 5 miles from the Costa Rican coast line and some 95 miles west of the capital city of San Jose. continue reading »