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Economic Benefits of Immigration

The majority of rural, foreign-born U.S. residents come from Latin America. And Latino immigrants are not only bringing population growth to rural America, they also bring economic growth. Economists have found that, nationwide, rural...Show More Summary

LEGO-like blocks of recycled plastic allow Colombians to build their own homes

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is the housing crisis, prevalent in Latin America where 80 percent of the population now resides in urban areas. Show More Summary

Latin America Set To Install 2.7 GW Of Solar Capacity In 2016

Latin America is on target to install 2.7 GW of new solar PV capacity in 2016, according to new figures from IHS Markit. However, IHS Markit, a leading critical information, analytics, and solutions broker, is quick to warn that challenges still remain for the Latin American solar PV market. Show More Summary

Venezuelan retirees abroad left high and dry as payments peter out

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Thousands of elderly people in Latin America, Spain, and elsewhere who are dependent on a Venezuelan state pension have been forced to find other ways to survive after payments stopped last year, some of those affected told Reuters.

China extradites first fugitive from Latin America

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has extradited its first criminal suspect from Latin America following eight years of negotiations, repatriating an alleged crude soybean oil smuggler from Peru who has been on the run for 18 years, the country's customs bureau said on Sunday.

Venezuela: Latin America's Next 'Coup'

For New York bond lords watching the crisis in Caracas, Venezuela currently faces two paths, a military coup led by modrate 'Chavistas', or a Cuba-style dictatorship led by the ruling Socialist Party's hard left flank.

A surprising move on LGBT rights from a ‘macho’ South American president

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LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia has a new gender identity law that might put it in Latin America’s vanguard on LGBT rights — but the story behind the measure reveals how far the Andean nation still has to go before ending homophobia. That’s according to Carlos Parra, aka Paris Galán, the country’s best known drag […]

Distant Horizon Closes Deals With IM Global For ‘League Of Gods’

Following the acquisition of international rights to China Star’s action fantasy pic League of Gods, South Africa’s Distant Horizon has closed a distribution deal with IM Global for Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Japan, South...Show More Summary

Is the Zika epidemic in Latin America at its peak?

In this Policy Forum, Neil Ferguson et al. use results from a model of virus transmission to analyze the current Zika epidemic in Latin America, suggesting that it may have already peaked. Evidence increasingly suggests a causal link...Show More Summary

Zika epidemic likely to end within 3 years

The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, also conclude that the epidemic cannot be contained with existing control measures. Show More Summary

Hector Babenco, Director of ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman,’ Dies at 70

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Mr. Babenco, one of Latin America’s most visible directors, established himself as a filmmaker unafraid to push boundaries.

New Brazil speaker marks return of center-right party to main stage

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A college dropout born in exile during Brazil's long military dictatorship was elected as the new speaker of the house for Latin America's biggest nation, thrusting his center-right party back into the spotlight amid deep political turbulence.

Zika epidemic in Latin America may have peaked, and scientists predict it will be over in 3 years

Researchers modeling the rampant spread of the Zika virus say that, like a wildfire consuming a parched landscape, the epidemic that has caused a plague of birth defects in Brazil is already showing signs of slowing and is likely to largely burn itself out in three years. Peak Zika spread may already...

IRENA & IDB Commit $300,000 To Six Renewable Energy Projects In Latin America And The Caribbean

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Inter-American Development Bank have committed $300,000 to help develop six renewable energy projects across Latin America and the Caribbean. Announced on Thursday, the InternationalShow More Summary

Qatar Airways Buys A 49% Stake In A Money Losing Italian Airline With Ancient Planes

On Tuesday it was announced that Qatar Airways will be buying a 10% stake in LATAM, the largest airline in Latin America. This is a continuation of Qatar Airways' trend of purchasing stakes in foreign airlines. Last year Qatar Airways bought a 9.99% stake in IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. Show More Summary

First Baby in Texas With Zika-Caused Microcephaly Is Born

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The child's mother traveled from Latin America where she likely contracted the virus

Activist Deaths Demand Accountability

Last year 185 environmental activists were murdered world-wide, two-thirds from Latin America, according to Global Witness. Of the ten most dangerous countries in the world for environmental defenders, seven are in Latin America. The brave activists we lost were killed for resisting mines, dams, and other destructive industrial projects. Show More Summary

Airbus Closes Deal Supplying Over Sixty A320neo Jets to Latin America

France's Airbus aircraft manufacturer on Wednesday said it has closed a major deal for the supply of over 60 A320neo jet airliners to Latin America's Synergy Aerospace Corporation, the part-owner of the Avianca Brazil airline, at the ongoing 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

Russian Helicopters Plans to Open Service Centers in Asia, Latin America

Company's deputy CEO for sales said that Russian Helicopters aircraft maker is planning to create after-sales service centers in the countries of both Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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