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Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America's political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima's mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday. Susana...Show More Summary

WRI Announces $2 Billion Commitment to Restoring Degraded Forests

Latin America and the Caribbean are due for an ecological makeover. The World Resources Institute (WRI) says it already has the funding committed to restore some 131 million degraded lands across the region. The project has 16 investors so far. Another 19 investors are already hard and work funding the restoration of more than 24 million acres.

Marriott Cyber Sale 2017 On Now — But For Only 5 Days

21 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

During what Marriott calls its biggest sale of the year, you can secure room rates as low as $89.00 per night for stays at participating hotel and resort properties throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America between... The post Marriott Cyber Sale 2017 On Now — But For Only 5 Days appeared first on The Gate.

Latin America is world's most violent region for women: UN

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations said Wednesday, highlighting Central America and Mexico as particularly dangerous. In a report presented in Panama, UN Women and the...Show More Summary

How L.A. Mariachi Helped Make One of Blondie’s Biggest Hits

It wasn't just the city's sunshine mythology and seismic doom that had made their way into the new album. It was the city's position as a key geographic and cultural hub within greater Latin America, the city's history as a mecca ofShow More Summary

3 Continents Film Festival focuses on exile

This year, the Festival des 3 Continents' programme contains 78 films from 18 countries from the three continents Africa, Asia and Latin America. It also has one from Palestine.

Everything You Need to Know about Argentina's Submarine Force

Robert Farley Security, Latin America And what happens to the San Juan?  The submarine ARA San Juan has been missing since last week. An international flotilla, including ships and planes from Argentina, the United States, the UK, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay continue to search for the lost boat, with time growing critical. Show More Summary

Corruption and the Rule of Law: Could Brazil Be the Envy of Latin America?

Talk to a Brazilian lately and there is not much reason for him or her to be cheerful—other than the good shape of their national football team. The country is still reeling from the worst economic crisis in a century. On top of that,...Show More Summary

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

4 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Earlier this month, I went to a conference that renewed my faith in conferences. I first sensed the difference at the front door. There wasn't one. Instead, I walked into a lush garden in the middle of the city. Courageous speakers from dozens of countries described bold, participatory projects. Show More Summary

Receive Credit of Up to $150 at Select Marriott Resort Properties

5 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Receive a credit of up to $150.00 at your choice of select Marriott resort properties in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America when you stay through Monday, April 2, 2018... …but you must book your reservation in...Show More Summary

Dangerous abortion pill pulled from France still sold in Latin America?

Despite the potential life-threatening risks reported from Cytotec use, it remains available in Latin America.

Brazil’s Delete Institute is a rehab for internet addicts

Internet addicts in Latin America can get a “detox” treatment at Instituto Delete in Brazil, a center focused on treating cellular and internet addictions. For many of us, our cell phone is an extension of our hand. Whether that’s healthy...Show More Summary

Latin America’s Presidential Elections: Are Mexico, Brazil and Colombia Ready for Anti-Establishment Candidates?

Critical elections in the region’s three most populous countries are likely to reveal a distemper stemming from citizen disgust.

Residente: Latin America's most successful rapper on race and Trump's America – video

Puerto Rican rapper, writer and film-maker Residente is one of the most successful Latino artists of his generation, winning 24 Latin Grammys as one half of internationally renowned group Calle 13. No other Latin artist has matched that...Show More Summary

Sotheby's announces highlights from the November Auction of Latin America: Modern Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s announced highlights from their Latin America: Modern Art auction in New York. Following the integration of Contemporary Latin American Art into Contemporary Art sales, Modern Art will be presented in a single afternoon session on 21 November. Show More Summary

Museo Jumex opens first major survey of ohn Baldessari's work in Latin America

last weekArts : Artdaily

Museo Jumex presents the exhibition Learning to Read with John Baldessari, the first major survey of the artist?s work in Latin America, on view through April 8, 2018. One of the most influential artists of the past five decades, Baldessari...Show More Summary

Risk of cholera epidemics estimated with new rule-book

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Cholera has repeatedly traveled out of Asia to cause epidemics in Africa and Latin America, an international research team has found. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Institut Pasteur...Show More Summary

5 Things The US Still Doesn't Understand About Latin America

2 weeks agoHumor : Cracked.com

By Gastón González Napoli Published: November 09th, 2017

Soros organizations provide funds to promote abortion in Latin America

Groups supported by the billionaire investor work under the radar to give legal help to change abortion laws.

Ecuador prosecutor accuses Odebrecht of tax fraud

The Ecuadorian prosecutor's office announced Tuesday it will press tax fraud charges against Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht -- also embroiled in a corruption scandal spanning Latin America and Africa. Odebrecht is accused of failing to declare $120 million of revenue in Ecuador between 2012 and 2016, chief prosecutor Carlos Baca said. Show More Summary

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