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Latin America Solar Market Grew 370% In 2014

New figures released by GTM Research show that the Latin America solar PV market grew by 370% in 2014, installing a total of 625 MW. Latin America comprises Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, a number of regions that have each been making big inroads in renewable energy generation. Show More Summary

A Surreal End for an Unforgettable Queen: Pedro Lemebel, 1952-2015

Pedro Lemebel, the Chilean writer, artist, activist, and provocateur, died last Friday morning of laryngeal cancer. By the afternoon, newspapers in Latin America and Spain teemed with tributes. In his native Santiago, hundreds gathered for his funeral on Saturday, and celebrities and politicians competed to offer the most extravagant praise. Show More Summary

Jewish leaders in Argentina angry with government

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, at roughly a quarter-million people. But when the foreign ministry holds its annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony Tuesday evening, the country’s most important Jewish organization will not be in attendance. Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: January 26, 2015

Latin America: Will Bolivia soon follow the example of Cuba and become the next Latin American state to seek renewed diplomatic relations with the U.S.? El Salvador: Legislators in El Salvador recently paroled a woman sentenced to thirty years in prison for undergoing an abortion in 2007. Show More Summary

The most beautiful bookshop

This is not a simple label that has nothing to do with reality. One of the largest in Latin America, bookstores called El Ateneo Grand Splendid is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world and definitely the most beautiful in South America. This store is located in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. […]

Montezuma’s Revenge may now be a superbug

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Whether it’s Montezuma’s Revenge or a bad case of Delhi Belly, traveler’s diarrhea is the most common sickness vacationers experience travelling to areas of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The uncomfortable ailment is guaranteed to ruin your getaway, but doctors are urging...

What Does a New Global Environment Mean for Latin America?

Six years have passed since the last global financial crisis. The worst lies behind us, but normality has not yet been restored. The United States has been able to sustain robust growth rates and create jobs, but wage growth and inflation remain low and doubts about secular stagnation remain. Show More Summary

Tending the 'Stolen' Sheep in Latin America's Booming Bible Belt

Catholics may be fast converting to Protestantism, but beliefs and maturity vary. For most of the past century, almost all (more than 90%) of Latin Americans were Catholics. But decades of attrition have resulted in a record 1 in 5 Latinos...Show More Summary

Plex comes to PSN in the US, Canada and Latin America

PlayStation Network members across the US, Canada, Latin America and a few other regions can now use Plex, the media organization and streaming app on their PS3 and PS4 consoles. Plex brings together local media like movies, TV shows,...Show More Summary

5 Ways Low-Income Women Are Challenging Microfinance Paradigms in Latin America

In the last 20 years, more than 70 million women in Latin America have joined the work force, reducing extreme poverty in the region by 30% in the past decade alone. Low-income women, particularly those with very small businesses inShow More Summary

Oscar Short Film Nominees To Open In 450+ Theaters On January 30

ShortsHD, the Short Movie Channel, and Magnolia Pictures are partnering to release 2015’s Oscar-nominated Short Films in a record 450+ theaters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America on Friday, January 30. The Oscar NominatedShow More Summary

China Pledges $35 Billion to Latin America

With relatively little fanfare, China has taken over the inside lane of economic development in Latin America with an ambitious 10-year regional investment plan on the scale of the Marshall Plan. China's support for a $250 billion fund...Show More Summary

Texas Tech Senior Lands Masters Spot With LAAC Win

The Latin America Amateur Championship official site is surprisingly lacking a game story

LA Art Show: Intersection of Latin America and Pacific Rim

A towering crimson public-art sculpture by Cuban artist Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios greeted the crowd filling the downtown convention center for the LA Art Show on Friday morning. Two other works, 26 feet tall, loomed in the lobby.

7 Times Pope Francis Was Misquoted

As the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to be from Latin America and winner of Time Magazine's Person of the Year, Pope Francis is kind of a big deal.

Peru's Entire Economy Is Threatened By Anchovies

The commodity price slump and a shortage of anchovies are dragging down Peru's economy, formerly one of Latin America's star performers. The slowdown is surprising because the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had previously been extremely positive about Peru. Show More Summary

Green Jackets Off Property & The LAAC's Big Price Tag

If you've seen any coverage of the Latin America Amateur Championship brought to you by the Augusta National Golf Club

Bertinotti Among 4 Tied for Lead in Latin America Amateur

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Gaston Bertinotti of Argentina had a 4-under 68 on Thursday to share the lead with three other players in the first round of the inaugural Latin America Amateur Championship.

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