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INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

Explore Peruvian Cuisine and the Gastronomical Phenomenon in New Documentary (VIDEO)

Explore Peruvian Cuisine and the Gastronomical Phenomenon in New Documentary (VIDEO)

Peru is experiencing something almost unique in the world: chefs have become important change agents in a country whose society and culture are rapidly evolving in the 21st century. As a result, more than 80,000 young Peruvians are studying gastronomy, instead of becoming lawyers, doctors or even footballers, as they follow this new path towards economic and social development. continue reading »

Mick Jagger Tested as Peru’s Environmental Ambassador

Mick Jagger Tested as Peru’s Environmental Ambassador

Music legend Sir Mick Jagger has been drawn into a bitter row over an ‘illegal gas grab’ in the Peruvian Amazon. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Hold Environment Meetings

U.S. and Peru Hold Environment Meetings

The Governments of the United States and Peru convened a series of environmental meetings related to the U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) from in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Mexican Constriction Company To Acquire Majority Ownership of Peruvian Mining Services Firm

Mexican Constriction Company To Acquire Majority Ownership of Peruvian Mining Services Firm

Mexican construction company ICA said Wednesday it has signed a deal to acquire a 51 percent stake in Peru's San Martin Contratistas Generales, which provides construction services to the mining industry. continue reading »

1,000 Year Old Tomb Found with 80 Individuals in Peru, Many of Them Infants

1,000 Year Old Tomb Found with 80 Individuals in Peru, Many of Them Infants

The Pachacamac site in Peru has rendered another archealogical treasure with the discovery of a 1,000 year old tomb containing eighty individuals, many of them infants. continue reading »

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

A person was killed when they drove over an anti-tank mine in a remote area along the border between Chile and Peru, the Chilean army said. The identity and nationality of the victim, who was driving a vehicle belonging to a Peruvian taxi company, have not been released. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

UN Urges Peru To Implement Emergency Protection Measures for Machu Picchu

UN Urges Peru To Implement Emergency Protection Measures for Machu Picchu

A Unesco mission asked Peruvian authorities to take emergency measures to protect the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, and in particular to keep the neighboring village of Aguas Calientes from spreading any further. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

Voto Latino, is announcing the launch of the “America4America” on Thursday May 31st, spearheaded by America Ferrera. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

Innovative Program for Latino Students: 100 Role Models in 100 Hours

A tried and tested role model program for Hispanic middle school students will begin in San Antonio, Texas with an initiative to recruit 100 role models in 100 hours. The HISPA Role Model Bureau, a national non-profit organization that provides professional Hispanic role models for young students, is hosting a recruiting event on May 25 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). continue reading »