Global Issues

Top 1% Richer Than Rest of the World Combined

One percent of the world’s population will own more of the world’s wealth than the other 99 percent by 2016, a state of affairs that hinders the fight against poverty, the Oxfam International.....

Economix

Latin America needs a new economic agenda

Economists have been predicting for several months that Latin America will have a so-so year in 2015, but new projections from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund suggest that it may.....

Living / People

Rugby rehab in Venezuela

"You make the thugs play rugby," says Alberto Vollmer, the CEO of Santa Teresa, Venezuela's most prestigious rum company.

Opinion

  • Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change ‘historic’

    While President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday that he will normalize relations with Cuba is the biggest diplomatic breakthrough with the island after six decades of hostilities, his speech may have been less “historic” than he portrayed it, according to numerous U.S. congressional sources and Cuba experts.

  • Brazil makes it hard to back key U.N. reforms

    Latin American leaders speaking at the opening session of the United Nations’ General Assembly renewed their calls for a reform of the U.N. Security Council to give wider representation to emerging powers. But they are not likely to succeed, and it’s partly their own fault.

  • Beggars to China Can’t Be Choosers

    The Ominous Loss of Sovereign Negotiations for Caribbean, LatAm Nations. While many look at the China-CELAC forum as an event that will strengthen cooperation and deepen ties between China and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, the results of this meeting may be starkly different than what is being envisioned.



Latam Media

Latin America tries to diversify exports to China

Spotlight

The dragon and the gringo

Latin America’s shifting geopolitics. TIME was when cash-strapped Latin American governments would turn to the IMF for the bitter medicine of its bail-outs. No longer.

Many Latin leaders reacted weakly to Paris terror

The official reaction of Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador and several other Latin American countries to the Islamic radicals terrorist attack against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was not only.....

Is Mexico 'squandering' its youth?

Some 32 percent of the Mexican population is between the ages of 15 and 29. But 22 percent of that age group is neither employed nor in education or training. It could mean bad news – and a missed.....

Human rights in Guatemala Justice confused

The trial of an ailing ex-dictator is plagued by chaos. AS COURTROOM dramas go, the trial of ex-dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity has been both riveting and.....

Travel

Pantanal: Latam liquid heart

This vast habitat is the world's largest freshwater wetland - an immense, landlocked river delta covering large part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and tracts of Bolivia and Paraguay.

U.S. Will Ease Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

The United States government on Friday will begin making it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba than it has been for more than half a century, opening the door to a new era of contact between.....

Introducing South America

Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible.....

How to climb a South American volcano

There is something magical about volcanoes. In the mind’s eye, their ice-frosted peaks rise perfect and cylindrical, topped with cotton-wool wisps of white smoke like the mystical mountains of.....

Wellness

10 Ways to Make This the Year You Sleep Better

Popular New Year’s resolutions focus on losing weight, working out, eating better, stressing less, quitting bad habits and being more productive.

7 Steps to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by mid-century. More than one-third.....

How to Lift Weights to Build Lean Muscle

Many men want to get stronger and bigger bodies. Unfortunately, in this day and age, it's hard to find out how without being bombarded by.....

12 Secrets to Avoid Santa's Waistline

The average person gains between 4 and 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a scary statistic. Parties, family gatherings, stress,.....

Identity / Culture

Jeffrey Milstein's Cuba photographs to be published in new book

Potographer Jeffrey Milstein wanted to visit Cuba in 2004, but travel restrictions were tight. The U.S. State Department granted permission mainly to religious and educational organizations.

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction

Science Fuels the Writing, and Faith, of a Nicaraguan Poet

ERNESTO CARDENAL is a poet and a priest, a revolutionary and a mystic. His poetry speaks of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Darwin, of Spanish conquistadors and pre-Columbian gods. Science saturates his.....

Mario Vargas Llosa: “Latin America Has Never Been Freer than Today”

Standing tall behind the podium before the Italian crowd, famed Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate author Mario Vargas Llosa spoke with confidence and fervor. He was surrounded by ideological friends...

Latam Entertainment

Latino Filmmakers Oscar's Nominations

We’re still getting over our Golden Globes hangover (hey, live-tweeting our kudos and “hell, no’s!” is serious.....

Latin American Influence in the USA

During the first decade of the 21st century we have witnessed a considerable growth of the Hispanic culture in the.....

Benicio del Toro to Receive Prize, Screen Film at Havana Festival

Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro, one of the stars invited to the 36th Havana International New Latin American.....

Carlos Santana - The Universal Tone

Carlos Santana is one of the most influential and celebrated artists of all time. For forty years and as many albums.....

Environment & Climate

LatAm Leaders meet to discuss scaling-up renewable energy increase

In Abu Dhabi, government leaders and organizational representatives from across Latin America met to discuss scaling up renewable energy in the region. Energy demands in Latin America are expected.....

'Gold rush' threatens tropical forests in South America

A global "gold rush" has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South America.

Brazil's epic drought

Southeastern Brazil is getting some rainfall a year after a record drought started, but not enough to eliminate worries about electricity rationing, drinking-water shortages or another season of.....

Environmentalists Target Fracking in Gulf of Mexico

The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the U.S. government, alleging it has failed to release public documents revealing the extent and risks of offshore hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas.....

Living Future

3D Printed Prosthetics Can Turn A Person Into A Sci-Fi God

William Root, a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute in New York City, has come up with an amazing way of using 3-D printing technology.

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope finds 1,000th alien planet

With the confirmation of eight new exoplanets, including some Earth-like worlds, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has reached a milestone of 1,000 planets discovered.

How LEDs are going to replace our lights

In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED).

That smartphone is giving your thumbs superpowers

When people spend time interacting with their smartphones via touchscreen, it actually changes the way their thumbs and brains work together, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current.....

Living Fast

McLaren P1 GTR to be revealed at Geneva Motor Show

The McLaren P1 GTR will make its public debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the company has confirmed.

Drivers talk about F1 for 2015

This year starts with a lot of controversy in the F1 championship, datelines in engine submissions, dateline loopholes, the return of Honda engines, drivers changing teams, and a feud between.....

Dakar 2015

The race which was initially held from Paris to Dakar, takes place in South America since 2009 and is open to amateur and professional entries.

Top 5 videos from 2014 motor racing

This weekend we placed our editing team in a room with a 42 inch screen, pizza and beer, and locked them until they could choose the top 5 videos from this year's motor racing season.

Living Green

Easy Houseplants - Begonias

Easy Houseplants - Begonias

Begonias are an easy houseplant for beginners, with a range of species and selections for the more advanced gardeners. Some are grown for flowers, others for their foliage. They come in a range of.....
Why Garden?

Why Garden?

Cell phones, PDA’s, and MP3 players have become the tools of our modern lives. But it wasn’t that long ago that a shovel, a patch of soil and a bag of seeds were the only tools needed to provide.....
When is it time to refresh a garden?

When is it time to refresh a garden?

Keeping borders under control and casting out lost plant causes is easier said than done
Resolutions for Gardeners

Resolutions for Gardeners

A new year typically brings about resolutions right? Be they for losing weight, being more organized or simply an overall "being better" wish, resolutions are good goals to have.
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