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Latin America And The Ascent Of Digital Music [Exclusive White Paper]

A region packed to the brim with an outstanding array of original music from great acts, Latin America has also long been plagued with piracy, although the quick adoption of digital media could well be providing a cure to this behavior. _____________________ Guest post by Juliana Koranteng of Midem When...

Pinterest Is Taking Care of Its Spanish-Language Users

Pinterest released a host of updates aimed at enhancing the experiences of its Spanish-speaking users. Ricardo Sangion, the social network's head of Latin America, outlined the new features in a blog post. Sangion revealed that Pinterest...Show More Summary

Cholita Wrestling in La Paz, Bolivia

Professional wrestling has a place among many cultures in Latin America, with masked luchadores taking to the ring from Mexico to Argentina. In La Paz, the most celebrated fighters of the night don’t wear spandex and masks, but bowler...Show More Summary

Iron Mike Loses—to a Bird

Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America—this time as a coach of a bird, reports the AP. Tyson traveled to Suriname as part of the new Fusion TV documentary series Outpost, and...

Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livable

When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural — 70 works of street art stretching for … Click to Continue »

Operation Condor: Henry Kissinger And U.S. Support Of Argentina’s Dirty War

Henry Kissinger and Operation Condor, the infamous ring of right-wing Latin American dictators the U.S. State Department propped up in Latin America, are still filthy words in the streets of Argentina even forty one years after the coup d’état that brought a military junta to power. Show More Summary

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters. Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years. Show More Summary

Sony Channel UK Takes ‘Orange Is The New Black’; BAFTA TV Confirms 2017 Date & New Sponsor; ‘Project Runway’ Heads To Latin America — Global Briefs

Sony Pictures Television Networks has taken UK linear rights to Lionsgate's Orange Is The New Black. The series, about engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon)...Show More Summary

Largest land donation in history to help connect "Route of Parks" through pristine Patagonia

Massive untamed grasslands, winding glacial fjords and granite mountain peaks dot the 1,500-mi (2,400-km) landscape between the port city of Puerto Montt and Cape Horn at Latin America's very southern tip. An effort to lock away this...Show More Summary

Cautious China, Europe halt imports

Washington - A scandal over allegations of bribery in Brazil’s meat-packing industry to allow the sale of expired meat deepened as the European Union (EU), China and Chile decided to halt some meat imports from Latin America’s largest nation. Show More Summary

Black Organizing in the Americas

There’s a really useful forum at NACLA on considering Black Lives Matter as a movement with hemispheric roots and importance. From the intro: The Black Lives Matter movement is not a U.S. cultural export to Latin America and should not be treated as such, for the assertion that “Black lives matter” is far from new […]

Brazil meat scandal deepens as China, EU bar some imports

A scandal over expired meats in Brazil deepened on Monday with the European Union and China deciding to halt some meat imports from Latin America's largest nation. The developments represent … Click to Continue »

Hilton Easter 2017 Flash Sale Starts Now — Save Up to 20 Percent

You can save up to 20 percent on the best available rates for stays across many of the Hilton portfolio of brands in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada — with the exception of hotel and resort properties under...Show More Summary

ERNIE PYLE WEEPS: According to LinkedIn, Miranda’s college background includes feminis…

ERNIE PYLE WEEPS: According to LinkedIn, Miranda’s college background includes feminist studies, Latin America/Latino studies, mass communication, and journalism. Apparently WWI history – or reruns of Charlie Brown cartoons where Snoopy fought the Red Baron – weren’t part of her curriculum. I know. But not too many World War I journalists are household names […]

500 Startups will keep investing in Latin America with new $10M fund

500 Startups is increasing its commitment to global investing with a new Latin America fund, targeting $10 million, going by the name of Luchadores II, the Spanish word for wrestlers. The fund is 500’s second aimed at the region and one of a growing number of its seed investment vehicles targeted at underserved markets across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Read More

9 of the best boat tours in Latin America

Spend a day on the water, and feel the sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. With experienced captains, you can visit spots along the coast where dolphins frolic and fish are eager to bite. Boating tours also allow you to...Show More Summary

Terminal Gives Timely Boost to Brazil’s Soy, Sugar Shipping Capacity

By Gustavo Bonato SANTOS, March 14 (Reuters) – A new terminal near completion in Latin America’s largest port in Santos, Brazil, is expected to add an extra 20 percent to its grains and sugar capacity, boosting shipping services just as the country produces bumper crops. Show More Summary

Ship Photos of the Day – Cargo Loading at Brazil’s New Tiplam Terminal

Today’s ship photos show employees working to load a soybean cargo aboard the ship Krypos Land at the Tiplam terminal in Santos, Brazil, Merch 13, 2017.  The 2.2 billion reais ($694 million) Tiplam terminal in Latin America’s largest...Show More Summary

Brazil prosecutor seeks 83 graft probes against politicians

Brazil's prosecutor general, Rodrigo Janot, on Tuesday requested permission to open 83 corruption probes against politicians in an escalation of a vast graft scandal already shaking Latin America's biggest country. Janot sent his request...Show More Summary

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