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President of the Dominican Republic offers free insurance to tourists

(QCOSTARICA) While in Costa Rica it was intended to charge travel insurance of almost a thousand dollars to foreign tourists, in the Dominican Republic they offer free insurance. After a series of criticisms from public opinion, the Costa Rican government relented and allowed other operators...

Chile and Argentina Report First Confirmed Cases of the Coronavirus

Chile confirmed on Tuesday the first positive case of the novel coronavirus in the country: a 33-year-old man who traveled for about a month to Singapore, Health Minister Jaime Mañalich confirmed. "We have to confirm that we have the first case for coronavirus in our...

Three Americans died within a week in same resort in Dominican Republic

Miranda Schaup-Werner and her husband were enjoying their anniversary in a Caribbean holiday resort when she had a drink from the hotel room minibar, suddenly collapsed and died. That same day, another couple — Edward Nathaniel Holmes and his fiancee Cynthia Day — checked into...

Latin American Leaders Travel to New York For 73rd UN General Assembly Debate

World leaders have started arriving in New York to participate in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The official theme for 2018 is Making the U.N. relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies. Two...

The Dominican Republic Switches Allegiance from Taiwan to China; Global Chess Game Continues

The Dominican Republic government broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan and switch allegiances to China, in a move that highlights the growing economic and geopolitical power of China across the globe. Just last year Panama did the same, accelerating a growing trend in Latin America as...

“Common Visa” Proposed For Tourism In The Region

The organization of the Central American Council of Tourism recently held a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to continue the search for concrete actions in favor of greater integration and cooperation, such as a common visa, which will result in the growth of...

Make Latin America Great Again!

By Colin - I first visited Latin America in 2007 and moved here in 2008. I think it’s great. But not everybody thinks so. They might think Mexico or Brazil are great, or Peru or Argentina. But nobody thinks Uruguay is great. Nobody thinks Ecuador...

Tica To Participate In The Miss Curves Universe Model

Ingrid Brenes will be representing Costa Rica in the Miss Curves Universe Model contest in November, in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. The 41-year-old Legislative Assembly assistant is currently the Mrs Plus Belleza Latina Internacional and recently crowned "Reina Turismo Latino Plus 2017". "At first it...

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 anti-corruption settlement that revealed Odebrecht spent hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to secure public works contracts in twelve different countries across three continents. Half...

Cali and Bogota Rank Among Top Five Places to Buy Real Estate Overseas

Bogota, Colombia TODAY COLOMBIA – In its annual outlook, a Panama-based publication recently ranked the best global locations to buy real estate this year, and two of the largest cities in Colombia — the “irresistible” Cali and gentrifying Bogotá — made the top five. Only two...

Organized Crime Profits from Modern Slavery in Latin America

Q24N - A new report sheds light on how vulnerable populations subjected to slave-like conditions line the pocketbooks of organized crime networks across Latin America. The 2016 Global Slavery Index (pdf) published by Walk Free Foundation estimates that 2.2 million of the world's 45.8 million enslaved people...

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