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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 »

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 »

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 »

Mercosur Adds Venezuela, Suspends Paraguay After Abrupt Impeachment

Mercosur Adds Venezuela, Suspends Paraguay After Abrupt Impeachment

Leaders of the Mercosur trade bloc announced here Friday the suspension of charter member Paraguay after lawmakers in Asuncion removed the country's president in an impeachment process that took less than a day. continue reading »

Impeached Paraguay President Plans to Attend Merocur Summit this Week

Impeached Paraguay President Plans to Attend Merocur Summit this Week

Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said Sunday he planned to attend the Mercosur summit later this week in Mendoza, Argentina. continue reading »

New President of Paraguay Denies Institutional Breakdown

New President of Paraguay Denies Institutional Breakdown

Newly sworn-in Paraguayan President Federico Franco said Saturday that Congress' ouster of his predecessor, Fernando Lugo, did not constitute a coup and that he is confident he can secure full regional recognition for his government. continue reading »

Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera New Album A Day and A Half (VIDEO)

Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera New Album A Day and A Half (VIDEO)

Guitar virtuoso Berta Rojas blends classical music with jazz and folk music from her native Paraguay. Performing duets with the 11-time Grammy winner Cuban-born saxophone great Paquito D’Rivera, continue reading »

One Week After Deadly Squatters-Police Clash, Paraguayan President is Impeached

One Week After Deadly Squatters-Police Clash, Paraguayan President is Impeached

President Fernando Lugo said Friday he accepts the Paraguayan Senate's decision to oust him after a turbo-charged impeachment process in which the law was "twisted like a fragile branch in the wind." continue reading »

Paraguayan President’s Impeachment Trial Underway, LatAm Shows Support

Paraguayan President’s Impeachment Trial Underway, LatAm Shows Support

Cabinet ministers from eight South American countries were in this capital on Friday to stand with President Fernando Lugo as his impeachment trial got under way in the Paraguayan Senate. 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 »

Paraguayan Interior Minister Resigns in Wake of Deadly Squatters Clash

Paraguayan Interior Minister Resigns in Wake of Deadly Squatters Clash

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo replaced his interior minister after at least six police and nine squatters were killed during an attempt by security forces to evict landless peasants from a rural estate. 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 »

9 Squatters in Paraguay and 7 Police Officers Die During Clash

Seven police and nine squatters were killed Friday when security forces tried to evict landless peasants from a rural estate in the northeastern province of Canindeyu, Paraguayan authorities said. continue reading »

President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay May Have Fathered a SECOND Child During his Time as a Bishop

President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay May Have Fathered a SECOND Child During his Time as a Bishop

In 2006, Fernando Lugo, then a Catholic bishop, announced he planned to leave the priesthood to run for President of Paraguay, but it seems skeletons in his holy closet may be coming out. After winning the Presidential race in 2008 and continue reading »