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Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.

Snowden says U.S. officials denying his claim of asylum

Moscow - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has alleged that U.S. officials are running a campaign to prevent him from seeking asylum.

Latin America under cancer threat

Experts, who have written in Lancet Oncology, have said that cancer is threatening to overwhelm countries throughout Latin America.

Op-Ed: The monstrous legacy of Hugo Chavez should not be celebrated

Caracas - It's that time again. The intellectuals of society, media pundits, Hollywood celebrities and politicians will celebrate and admire a leader who embraced socialism, confiscated private property, murdered his opposition and imposed failed economic policies.

Secret German papers claim Castro recruited former Nazis

Documents recently declassified by the German government show former Cuban leader Fidel Castro hired former Nazis to counter any contemplated US invasion of Cuba.

Video: 34 American nations back Ecuador in UK diplomatic spat

Quito - 34 members of the Organization of American States are backing Ecuador in its diplomatic row with Britain over the granting of asylum to Julian Assange and the perceived threat to the country's sovereignty.

Review: Latin America becomes the fastest growing region on Facebook

Minneapolis - Latin America is one of the dominant regions to adopt Facebook as the preferred social network. Brazil is the leading country with the largest amount of new users to date.

Pope visits Cuba on Latin America tour

Following a successful visit to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI lands in Cuba on Monday March 26 in a trip timed to coincide with the fiesta for Cuba's patron saint, Our Lady of Charity.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay: Colours of Mexico Special

Mexico - Every country or geographical region has its specific colours. Let's see - from crazily white polar spots through haeavy and grayish-moody Scandinavia, green Ireland to white-and-blue Greece, sun and water affected Australia or rainbow inspired Hawaii.

Netflix's streaming service available in Mexico, Latin America Special

Netflix has been the largest Internet movie and TV series subscription/mail order service since 1997. Today, its online streaming is being launched in Latin America and the Caribbean for unlimited DVDs, movies and television shows.

Researcher: Canadian business causing resentment in Latin America

A researcher is warning that increased economic involvement in Latin America and the Caribbean is beginning to foster resentment against the nation in those regions.

Argentina Witnesses Latin America's First Same-Sex Marriage

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province, was the location on Monday for the first same-sex marriage in Latin America.

Mexico City lawmakers approve gay marriage

Mexico City lawmakers approved gay marriage by a vote of 39-20 on Monday afternoon, becoming the first in Latin America to do so.

Latin American countries to introduce common currency

Countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) agreed to introduce regional common currency, the sucre.

Mexican journalists march to highlight violence against media

Mexican journalists marched last week in Mexico City, urging the government to do more to combat violence against those in the media. They have formed an advocacy defense group to call attention to the violence.

Dengue Spreading And More Severe Warns Health-Latin America

Dengue Fever is spreading with more severe forms according to Health-Latin America. The disease is at epidemic levels in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.

Chavez gift to Obama: a book on Latin American exploitation

At Americas summit, Venezuelan Leader Hugu Chavez offers U.S. President Obama a gift - a book written more than 30 years ago that is an insight into the persistence of communism in Latin America.

Biden Says No to Lifting Cuba Embargo, but is it Time?

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says no to lifting the embargo on Cuba, though Latin American governments say lifting the embargo is crucial. Is it time to open up to Cuba?

FBI track down billionaire Allen Stanford

The FBI has tracked down Sir Allen Stanford in the Virginia town of Fredericksburg. Sir Allen disappeared from public view on Tuesday after the US financial watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused him of an $8 billion fraud.

UK holidaymaker sent to the wrong country

Samantha Lazzaris was sent to Puerto Rico instead of Costa Rica and did not realise until she got into the taxi at the airport in Puerto Rico.

Op-Ed: Civic Banking, the Bank Where You Choose and You Decide

The current crisis will no doubt shake the foundations of every garden variety of banking as we know it. Ordinary folks are angry at the largesse of top banking executives. The Civic Banking model may come out as a clear winner .

Op-Ed: The Rising Sun in the Coming APEC Summit in Lima, Peru

The timing of the summit offers Peru the ideal silver lining to exhibit its economic resilience. Merrill Lynch ranks Peru among the 10 countries with the lowest country risk. Peru also shows the lowest financial risk in Latin America .

Op-Ed: Peru Set to be Fastest Growing Economy in Latin America in 2009

International agencies forecast that Peru will continue to grow at a fast pace in 2009 .Relative strength of the Peruvian economy in the midst of unprecedented global weakness.

Keren Dunaway-Gonzalez, 12, Set To Open World AIDS Conference Sunday Night

Keren Dunaway-Gonzalez is a beautiful little 12-year-old Latin American girl. She is also one of the most prominent faces in the Latin American world when it comes to the HIV virus.

New Way To Combat Chagas Disease Found

A study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found a low cost screening strategy that will make it easier for poor countries to target and treat Chagas disease. The often fatal parasite ailment is found mainly in Latin America.

New Virtual Library for the Blind Gives Readers in Latin America a Chance

One of the hardest things to give up for those who become blind is the act of reading. Now in Latin America readers can enjoy their love of literature.

Vatican condemns writings of theologian

Restless Pope goes gunning for Liberation theology. Not his smartest move.

Bolivia 'risks revolt over land'

Evo Morales, the indigenous president of Bolivia, has warned of mass demonstrations if the country's Senate does not approve his plans for land reform.
 

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