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Huge May Day Rally in Havana Defends Latin America’s Leftist Governments

According to local media, hundreds of thousands of Cubans gathered at the May Day rally, which condemned efforts to destabilize governments around Latin America.

Latinos take US citizenship to stop Donald Trump

Immigrants from Latin America want to get US citizenship now to avoid potential barriers imposed in the future.

Global Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Colombia, Albinos Hunted in Malawi, and a Weasel in the LHC

Categories: Quickies COLOMBIA “Colombia’s top court has legalised same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so.” MALAWI “Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “extinction” if they continue to... (Read more...)

HOORAY! Colombia Has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage!

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Colombia becomes the fourth nation in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage.

Lander and VIAQUATRO Develop the First Driverless Simulator Equipment in Latin America

This week LANDER has completed the installation of a complete simulation classroom to provide training in the operation of the first Driverless Metro in Latin America.

Brazil losing forest the size of two soccer fields per minute

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America's largest country is still losing tropical forests the size of two soccer fields every minute, despite attempts to tackle illegal logging and improve local land rights, a former head of Brazil's forestry service has said.

Colombia Legalizes Gay Marriage in Top Court Ruling

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Colombia's top court has legalized same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so. Gay couples were already allowed to form civil partnerships, but Thursday’s ruling extends them the same marriage rights as...Show More Summary

Water and Climate Change

Aerial view of Jaguari Reservoir which is part of Brazil's Cantareira system (the largest system of public water supplies in Latin America) which provides fifty percent of Sao Paulo's drinking water. Photo © Scott Warren. Representatives...Show More Summary

Kickbacks, dirty deals and more: The corruption scandals plaguing Latin America

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

The massive bribery scandal that has enraged Brazilians and pushed President Dilma Rousseff to the verge of impeachment is just one flashpoint among many right now across Latin America. The usual kickback schemes and dirty deal-making of the past just aren’t the same anymore. They can be even more wildly profitable, yes. But corruption also […]

As the World Focuses on Zika, Malaria Continues its Deadly Toll

When you think about mosquitos these days, one disease likely leaps to mind: Zika. The media has been sounding the alarm about the virus for months, particularly in Latin America, where health workers are on alert for pregnant women who may have become infected.

SunEdison plans to keep investments in Latam solar market

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - U.S. renewable energy company SunEdison Inc hopes to maintain its investments in Latin America's solar energy market despite filing for bankruptcy on Thursday, a senior executive said on Friday. The investmentsShow More Summary

Daily Headlines: April 21, 2016

South America: Nine teams from Brazil and Argentina advanced to the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores bracket led by top seeds Atletico Nacional from Colombia and Mexico’s UNAM. Latin America: Soybean prices have dipped as a result...Show More Summary

Report: Future of Latin American mobile networks is cloudy, says 5G Americas

No country in Latin America has reached the 1300 MHz recommended by the International Telecommunications Union for mobile networks in 2015.

Daily Headlines: April 21, 2016

Latin America: The presidents of Mexico and Colombia each called out for reforming global antidrug efforts at the U.N. Drug Policy Summit though they face opposition from other leaders more satisfied with the status quo. El Salvador:...Show More Summary

Myanmar, Latin America Interested in Russia’s Yak-130 Fighter Trainer

Russia's Yak-130 jet trainer can fly as the American F-18, the Russian Su-30 and MiG-29, and it can mimic the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Innovating Caribbean Transactions & Financing

by Shiva Bissessar As part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (UN ECLAC) study, “Opportunities and risks associated with the advent of digital currency in the Caribbean“, longstanding deficiencies in electronic payments within certain Caribbean territories was uncovered. Show More Summary

Rakuten Raises Investment in Latin America Ride-Hailing App Cabify

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten is investing an additional $92 million in Cabify, one of the biggest ride-hailing companies in Latin America, Cabify’s chief executive said.

Latin America's Political Movement Warns of US Invasion of the Continent

Latin America's Popular Movement Patria Grande warned about the implementation of the US' new plan of invading Latin America.

Daily Headlines: April 19, 2016

U.S.: The 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to Lin-Manuel Miranda in recognition of the popular, critically-acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Latin America: A new report detailed how the Hacking Team cyber security firmShow More Summary

Global variant of Galaxy S5 starts receiving Marshmallow

Samsung commenced Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy S5 in South Korea (SM-G900L) late last month, and the update is now hitting the global variant of the phone (SM-G900F). The SM-G900F variant is sold in Europe, Latin America, and parts...Show More Summary

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