InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up In Latin America & Caribbean

(Insightcrime.org) Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises: 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide...

Trump’s First Year and Latin America (Video)

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A Brazilian Politician Is Trying to Ban Bitcoin

You’ve probably heard and read about all the massive gains Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had this year, and...

Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution

For centuries Latin America’s natural resources have helped move the world economy. From the silver galleons that financed...

Latin America’s Left Prepares for Six Election Battles

In 2018, at least six Latin American countries will have elections: Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica and...

Latin America has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

US. President Donald Trump has revived the Ugly Gringo fears of Latin Americans. Humiliated by Trump’s insults and...

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in...

How Latin America bucked the trend of rising inequality

Income inequality is gaining attention. The good news is that we know how to tackle it: tax global wealth,...

End Of Era of Female Presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of...

The World is Losing the Battle Against Child Labour

BUENOS AIRES, (IPS) - The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, which drew nearly...

Dissatisfaction with Democracy in Latin America: Only 25 Percent Trust Justice System

The political landscape in Latin America will experience great changes over the next year. The electoral season is...

Why Latin America Has No Serious Separatist Movements

(The Economist) LATIN AMERICA is linked to Spain and Portugal by language, culture and ancestry as well as...

Mobility in Latin America: Doing better than parents but not peers

In a promising sign of economic mobility across generations, access to education has grown leaps and bounds in...

Trying to Make Immigration an Option Rather than a Need in Latin America

(IPS) - The aim is for migration to become just one option among others for the rural population...

Corruption On The Rise in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out...

Latin America Calls for Free Movement of Persons in Global Compact on Migration

(IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean called for the free movement of persons to be included in...

Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital

(Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said on Wednesday (Sept. 13)  in Geneva that Latin America and the...

Trump to Meet Latin American Leaders to Discuss Venezuela

The U.S. President Donald Trump will host his counterparts from Peru, Colombia and Brazil on Monday, with the...

UN Urging Temporary Protection in Latin America For Fleeing Venezuelans

The UN migration agency is urging Latin American countries hosting growing numbers of Venezuelans fleeing economic crisis to...

Why a Marxist Regime Precludes the Good Life

Totalitarian states such as North Korea or Cuba create a social framework in which our choices of actions...

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people,...

Money Laundering Risk Levels in Latin American Countries, Ranked

Insightcrime.org - An annual report by one of the world's leading institutions working against financial crimes ranks countries...

What is the cost of violence against women for their health, their children, and their work?

  (Q24N) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) suffers disproportionately from the impact of violence against women compared to...

How Odebrecht Profited From Corrupting Latin Ameica’s Political Elites

(Insightcrime.org) On December 21, 2016, the US Department of Justice and Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht reached a record-setting...

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

(IPS) - Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a...

Time to Get Serious about Child Marriage in Latin America

(Human Rights Wathc) When Honduras parliamentarians this week unanimously passed a bill making child marriage illegal, they took...

Understanding Latin American regionalism: ALBA

ALBA has always supported left ideals within South America and the Caribbean countries as an opposition to the...

Senior citizens: An ever-growing population in Latin America

(Q24N) In the past, Latin America and the Caribbean were known as youthful regions with high birth and...

What do Latin America’s millennials want?

Let’s start from the beginning, what is a millennial? Millennials are all who were born and raised in this...

A bridge between Latin America and Asia

It’s been a little more than 5 years since the Pacific Alliance was formed. The Latin American trade...

How to fix Latin America’s homicide problem

In the 1990s, the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province Medellin had one of the world’s highest-ever recorded...

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2018 Presidential Elections Headed For Second Round

With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections, a run-off election in April is almost guaranteed based on the latest polls that...

Central America fears for US remittances as deportations loom

(AFP) San Isidro, El Salvador: Uncertainty and fear are rising in Central American countries over how many families will manage to get by when...

A New Generation of Central American Filmmakers Are Lighting Up The Screen

Central America was united as one nation for a brief and volatile period in the mid-19th century following independence from Spain, and the Honduran...

Guatemala business leader wanted for graft seeks U.S. asylum

(Reuters) - Former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon, who is wanted on graft charges, has sought asylum in the United States after he was...

ICE Selects Telia Carrier Backbone To Meet Broadband Demand

Telia Carrier, a subsidiary of Telia Company, has reached an agreement to provide its global fiber backbone to Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the past 12 months. In 2018, the legal...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

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American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Faith Moves Mountains, But Moutains Don’t Walk Back.

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Costa Rica Annual Inflation to April 2016 is -0.92%

QCOSTARICA - In April, the consumer price index fell by 0.09%, putting annual inflation at 0.92%, and inflation accumulated so far this year stands...

‘Prostitution Ring’ or ‘Gringo’ Recruiting Women for Sex at Colombia University

(TODAY COLOMBIA) Flyers inviting young female students into prostitution have been circulating around Medellin’s top universities. Numerous students at the University of the Pontificia Bolivariana...

Chinese Donation To Ease San Jose East Side Traffic Congestion (SATIRE)

From the Vatican Enquirer, the Chinese government has donated US$225 million dollars to the government of Costa Rica for the construction of a toll...

One Third of Costa Rica Households Headed By Women

Data from the Ministerio de Trabajo (Ministry of Labour) shows that almost one third - 31% - of households in Costa Rica are headed...