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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 »

LatAm Hopes to Boost Regional Development by Focusing on Cultural Identities, Tradition

LatAm Hopes to Boost Regional Development by Focusing on Cultural Identities, Tradition

Latin American culture ministers are promoting an agenda based on strengthening their countries' identities and restoring their traditions as a fundamental element of regional development. continue reading »

Deforestation in the Amazon Basin Could Cause a Severe Drop in Rainfall

Deforestation in the Amazon Basin Could Cause a Severe Drop in Rainfall

A researcher from the University of Leeds and his team recently used satellite data of rainfall patterns and satellite data to create a computer model to show how deforestation may cause a disastrous drop in rainfall at the Amazonian basin. continue reading »

Nearly a Third of Peruvians Rely on Firewood Due to Lack of Electricity

Nearly a Third of Peruvians Rely on Firewood Due to Lack of Electricity

Some 3 million people in Peru's rural areas still lack electricity and nearly a third of the population is using firewood as cooking fuel, the Energy, Development and Life, or EnDev, project, said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Girlfriend Cuts of Boyfriend’s Penis, Flushes It Down Toilet

LATINO BLOTTER: Girlfriend Cuts of Boyfriend’s Penis, Flushes It Down Toilet

A Peruvian woman was so angry when she discovered her boyfriend was cheating on her that she did the unthinkable. Julia Muñoz Huaman, 41, and her boyfriend Ramon Arias Apaico, 46, were staying in a Brena ho continue reading »

Peru Volunteers Set Up Facebook Pages to Get Stray Animals Off the Streets, Into Homes

Peru Volunteers Set Up Facebook Pages to Get Stray Animals Off the Streets, Into Homes

With few or no formal animal shelters in Peru, it is no wonder a number of dogs and cats re constantly strutting down the streets of some Peruvian towns. continue reading »

Brazilian Army Officer Killed in Peru After Parachuting From Plane During Training

Brazilian Army Officer Killed in Peru After Parachuting From Plane During Training

An officer in the Brazilian army was killed Tuesday in southern Peru's Ica region when he parachuted from an airplane during training, the Peruvian army said in a communique. continue reading »

Plans for Airport Near Machu Picchu Revealed for Peru

Plans for Airport Near Machu Picchu Revealed for Peru

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala recently shared plans for a new airport near Machu Picchu. On Wednesday, President Humala enacted a law allowing land in Chinchera (near Cusco) to be us continue reading »

Peru is Now Top Manufacturer of Counterfeit Currency Found in the U.S.

Peru is Now Top Manufacturer of Counterfeit Currency Found in the U.S.

According to a U.S. Secret Service representative, Peru is now the largest producer of counterfeit dollars in the world. Specifically, Peru’s counterfeits account for 17 percent of the fakes in the U.S. continue reading »

Artifacts from the Tomb of 13th Century Priestess Exhibited in Peru

Artifacts from the Tomb of 13th Century Priestess Exhibited in Peru

The Chornancap priestess, the woman of the greatest hierarchy yet discovered in the Lambayeque culture, has the vestiges of her ancient power on show in Lima at an exhibition of grave goods found surrounding her remains near the northern Peruvian coastal city of Chiclayo. continue reading »

Firefight in Peru Kills 5 Soldiers, Injures 5 Others

Firefight in Peru Kills 5 Soldiers, Injures 5 Others

Five soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a firefight with an armed group near the Mazangaro base in the central Peruvian region of Junin, the Armed Forces Joint Command said Thursday. continue reading »