Global Issues

Obama’s Immigration Plan May Be His Most Worthy Act

The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Friday to allow some illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.

Economix

Venezuelan consumers get creative amid shortages

Cloth diapers, baking soda to make deodorant and vinegar to mop the floor. That’s not the shopping list of an eco-friendly hipster, it’s how an increasing number of resourceful Venezuelans are.....

Opinion

  • US Cuba Policy

    There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the embargo on the island would one day force the Castros from power.

  • 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.

  • US political pendulum swings to the right

    What our political pendulum tells us is that we the people are neither hard right nor hard left, if every now and then an exemplar of either wins favor long enough to remind us of this fact. What we are is a nation of sensible sorts, most of whom come home each day to rest where the pendulum do. May the victors, both Democrat and Republican, remember this fact and keep it close to their conscience.



Latam Media

Peruvian Culture in Rome

Spotlight

Will Venezuela Make the Transition to a Communal State?

Last week president Maduro, using special powers granted to him by an enabling law, approved two new laws that strengthen the role of the communes and communal councils in the state structure.

Mexico’s leadership crisis From bad to worse

THROUGHOUT the worst crisis of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency, caused by the disappearance of 43 students in September, his inner circle has sought to project an image of calm. What is needed,.....

News sites in Latin America fall short on audience engagement

It was a bit depressing to hear the results of a study of 34 digital media natives during the Third Latin American Forum of Digital Media and Journalism.

Look in the Mirror before Blaming Populist Politicians

Elections in the Southern Cone of the continent have once more given victories to progressives.

Travel

Latin America: a guide for beginners

Where and when to visit in Latin America.

The Rebirth of Tijuana

Decades after rising from the coastal desert, Tijuana finally has something like a history. More important, it has emerged from its darkest days to return to its roots as that rare place within.....

Everyone’s a traveler

The phrase “Who let the cat out of the bag?” adapts well to the numbers released September in a report by the World Tourism Organization, and which claims that tourism world-wide continues to.....

The gentle side of Pasto

The pilot swerved through the darkening storm clouds trying to find a patch of mountain and some visible tarmac in which to come to a screeching halt. Arrival in Pasto is never for the faint.....

Wellness

3 Tips for Finding the Elusive Good Night's Rest

We've all been there -- you're in the thick of a project, or maybe you've just spent hours toiling away on Reddit or Facebook, and you look up at.....

5 Major Benefits Of Total-Body Workouts

The plan is set: Get to the gym six days a week, target a different body part each day and build the physique you've always dreamed of.

8 Healthy Habits to Adopt Now

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult. In fact, if you develop a routine of adopting positive healthy practices, which you engage in.....

Living With Schizophrenia: Coffee and Friends

I have a hard time making friends. Getting to trust people well enough to call them a friend takes a lot of work. It’s especially hard when you are.....

Identity / Culture

Chile and China,food and drink draw two regions together

A FEW YEARS ago some Chinese oenologists with almost no Spanish arrived in one of Chile’s most prestigious wine regions, the Colchagua Valley, to buy a vineyard. They were from Cofco, a big.....

Latin America Is Losing Its Catholic Identity

These are heady days for Roman Catholics in Latin America. For the first time, one of their own is serving as pope, providing a visible reminder of the importance the region plays in the global.....

Ancient artifacts auctioned despite Mexico objections

Bonhams has carried out an auction of pre-Hispanic artifacts despite the objections of the Mexican government.

‘New Andean’ architecture is turning Bolivia into an electric wonderland

Fanning out across the barren altiplano at 13,000 feet, this city is one of the fastest-growing in South America. It’s going up so quickly it looks like it’s still in sketchbook form, as if no one.....

Latam Entertainment

Charly and Fito pay homage to Cerati

Argentine musicians recorded a special show to remember the late singer.

Shakira puts music career on hold to focus on ‘family and belly’

Colombia pop star Shakira said Monday that she put her career on hold for now as she is “dedicated to her family and.....

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies aged 82

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged.....

Colombian Movie to Compete in Tokyo Film Festival

The Colombian movie “Los Hongos” (The Fungi) is to compete in the official section of the Tokyo International Film.....

Environment & Climate

Climate Change: COP 20 in Peru

As host of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in December, Peru has assumed a challenging burden. Ministers and high representatives of 195 countries and international.....

Fishermen in Brazil Save a River Goliath

As the howler monkeys roared near this outpost in the far reaches of the Amazon rain forest, Valdenor da Silva grasped his harpoon and guided his canoe through the dazzling floodplain mosaic of.....

US-China pact won't slow warming much

Don't expect the landmark U.S.-China climate change agreement to nudge the world's rising thermostat downward much on its own, scientists say.

Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year

Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for.....

Living Future

Chasing the sun at Chile's Solar Atacama Rally

Rally racing in solar-powered cars has taken off in recent years, nowhere more so than in Chile's Atacama Desert, says the BBC's Gideon Long.

European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface

A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed half a billion kilometers (300 million miles).....

What if machines had personality?

Should we add more humour and humanity to our gadgets? David Robson reports on a new breed of machine designed to make us love them, and discovers whether robots can make you laugh...

Colombia mayor fights Cali's murder rate with science

One of Colombia's most violent cities is successfully using science to combat crime.

Living Fast

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

Normally, prior to the launch of an important vehicle, manufacturers assemble a jet-lagged mob of scriveners for an every-last-detail PowerPoint presentation.

Jaguar F-Type all-wheel drive confirmed

Jaguar’s F-Type sports car range is set to swell significantly with the arrival of all-wheel drive models to sit alongside the existing rear-drivers.

Porsche set to launch the Panamera Exclusive Series

Riding a Porsche is a simple car ride for some and more of a once in a lifetime experience for most of the others.

Land Rover Considering Electric Model

Even with the news that oil is hitting a price slump, Land Rover has plans in the works to develop an electric SUV. Already, the German luxury brands have revealed that they are working on vehicles.....

Living Green

How to Grow Wildflowers

In the past few years I've read about, and have seen more interest in wildflowers, so I figure it's about time I jump in and add my two cents.

Preserving Cut Flowers

There's nothing like fresh flowers around the house whether they come straight from your garden or from a florist. But when you take the time to put together an arrangement, you'd like it to last.....

Brezos - ericáceas o AZALEAS

Originarias de China, arbustivas y de larga vida son planta estupendas para jardín. Se han extendido a lo largo del mundo adaptándose a muchos climas.

La Violeta de olor

Plantas apropiadas para bordura en jardines; las violetas.Son hermosas por sus hojas acorazonadas y por sus flores delicadas de color violeta(de ahí su nombre).Las conocí a través de la canción "La.....