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After Appearing on Peruvian Reality Show, Woman Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend

After Appearing on Peruvian Reality Show, Woman Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend

The parents of Ruth Thalia Sayas say they last saw or heard from their daughter after she appeared on Peru’s Valor de la Verdad (The Value of Truth), a reality show on which contestants answer often embarras continue reading »

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto met over the weekend in Lima with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss the state of bilateral relations. 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 »

Peru’s Shining Path Guerilla Abimael Guzman’s Wife In Trouble for Giving Interview

Peru’s Shining Path Guerilla Abimael Guzman’s Wife In Trouble for Giving Interview

The wife of Shining Path founder Abimael Guzman has been transferred to another prison over security concerns, with the move coming soon after she granted an interview to a foreign magazine, Peruvian National Penitentiary Institute director Jose Luis Perez Guadalupe said. continue reading »

Juanes Explores Inca Fortress Before Concert in Peru

Juanes Explores Inca Fortress Before Concert in Peru

Colombian singer Juanes visited the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of Cuzco hours before giving a concert in Lima, Peru. continue reading »

Peruvian President Vows to Investigate Case of Child Killed During Military Operation

Peruvian President Vows to Investigate Case of Child Killed During Military Operation

The death of an 8-year-old girl during a military operation against guerrillas in southern Peru "has to be investigated," President Ollanta Humala said Friday, denying that his administration tried to cover up the incident. 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 »

Argentine Team’s Bus Pelted With Rocks in Peru, Fans Chant “Cristiano!” at Messi

Argentine Team’s Bus Pelted With Rocks in Peru, Fans Chant “Cristiano!” at Messi

Luckily no players or members of the coaching staff were injured when people in Peru began throwing rocks at a bus carrying Argentina’s soccer team, including phenom Lionel Messi. 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 »

Pick-up Truck Plunges Into Ravine Killing 7, Injuring 18 in Peru

Pick-up Truck Plunges Into Ravine Killing 7, Injuring 18 in Peru

At least seven people died and another 18 were injured early Saturday when the pick-up truck in which they were riding plunged down a ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Ayacucho, local media said. continue reading »