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Former President Jimmy Carter, Hugo Chavez Discuss Upcoming Venezuelan Elections

Former President Jimmy Carter, Hugo Chavez Discuss Upcoming Venezuelan Elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he had a "pleasant conversation" on the phone with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and that he thanked him for describing the Andean nation's electoral process as "the best in the world." 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 Hugo Chavez Silences Opponent by Canceling His Political Speech on TV

President Hugo Chavez Silences Opponent by Canceling His Political Speech on TV

Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves continue reading »

Venezuela, Bolivia Dispute Drug Trafficking Accusations Made by the U.S.

Venezuela, Bolivia Dispute Drug Trafficking Accusations Made by the U.S.

The governments of both Venezuela and Bolivia rejected Saturday the accusations made against them by the White House in its latest memo regarding the war on drugs, and said the U.S. was chiefly responsible for this scourge. 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 »

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez welcomed famed Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez to the Miraflores presidential palace, chatting and singing with the recording artist and honoring him with the Order of the Liberator. 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 »

UN Urging Venezuela Not to Withdraw from Human Rights Convention

UN Urging Venezuela Not to Withdraw from Human Rights Convention

A United Nations senior official today urged Venezuela to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the American Convention of Human rights, warning that doing so would represent a serious setback for human rights protection in the Latin American country and the region as a whole. 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 »

Survival Denounces Venezuela’s ‘Whitewash’ of Yanomami ‘Massacre’

Survival Denounces Venezuela’s ‘Whitewash’ of Yanomami ‘Massacre’

Survival has denounced the Venezuelan government’s repeated denials of a massacre against Yanomami Indians, calling on President Chávez to evict all illegal goldminers from indigenous territory and conduct a proper, on-site investigation. continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Challenges Hugo Chaves to Debate

Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles Challenges Hugo Chaves to Debate

Opposition hopeful Henrique Capriles on Friday challenged Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to a debate on the nation's problems with exactly one month to go before the presidential election. continue reading »

U.S. Cargo Ship Seized in Venezuela Accused of Trafficking Weapons, American Consulate Investigating

U.S. Cargo Ship Seized in Venezuela Accused of Trafficking Weapons, American Consulate Investigating

Venezuelan authorities are holding a U.S.-flagged cargo vessel in the port city of Maracaibo and have arrested the ship's captain, an American diplomatic source told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Venezuela Begins Oil Exploration off of Cuba

Venezuela Begins Oil Exploration off of Cuba

State-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, has started exploring for oil in deepwater areas off Cuba, Oil and Mining Minister Rafael Ramirez said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Indians Demand Thorough Investigation Despite Government Denying Massacre

Venezuelan Indians Demand Thorough Investigation Despite Government Denying Massacre

The Venezuelan government labeled as false a report that 80 Yanomami Indians were massacred in an area on the Brazilian border, while indigenous organizations said that officials assigned to investigate never made it to the site of the alleged bloodbath. continue reading »