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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:00

Cuba asegura que el embargo de Estados Unidos le ha costado alrededor de $116.000 millones (USD) a la isla desde que se estableció, en 1962. En una declaración realizada el nueve de septiembre en la ONU, la nación caribeña añadió que sólo en el último año el embargo le reportó pérdidas por $3.900 millones  (USD). El viceministro de relaciones exteriores, Abelardo Moreno, aseguró...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:00

Los precios suben rápidamente mientras el poder adquisitivo cae. La inflación de agosto fue de 3.9%, mientras que la de julio fue 4.1%, principalmente debido al alza en los precios de alimentos y bebidas.1 En los últimos doce meses, los precios han subido 63.4%, de acuerdo a cifras entregadas por el propio banco central de Venezuela. Esta alza representa el porcentaje más...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:00

The Bolivian government has passed legislation that will allow children as young as 10 to seek employment. While such a movement is obviously controversial, and has been met with plenty of negative...

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News and Politics

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:00

These past couple of months have been tumultuous for the presidential candidates in Brazil. First, there was the sudden death of Eduardo Campos, the presidential candidate representing the Brazilian Socialist Party. This was followed by the meteoric rise of Marina Silva, a socialist candidate from the rural state of Acre, who has proven to be a worthy candidate against the reigning...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:40

Twenty-two years in a maximum-security prison was deemed sufficient punishment for the favored hitman of former drug kingpin of Colombia, Pablo Escobar, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. John Jairo Velásquez, also known by his nickname, “Popeye,” was released early from a prison located 100 miles north of Bogotá, Colombia, a place where he had confessed to atrocities far more numerous than the...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:00

Ever since the economic collapse in 2001, Argentina and the capital city of Buenos Aires have been experiencing a resurgence in poverty that hasn’t been seen since the first wave of migrant urban workers in the 1930’s. In the southern region of Buenos Aires shanty towns are expanding and engulfing private and unused land. These shanty towns are known as “villas miserias,” which...

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Andean Region

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 08:00

In 2010, as part of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Law of 2009, the Colombian government announced the ambitious goal to bring internet access to half a million Colombians.1 Since the program’s implementation in 2011, the advances in internet access are...

Northern South America

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 09:59

On June 15, 2014, elections were held for the second time in Colombia in two months to determine who would serve as president for the next four years.  Colombian elections, like presidential elections in many Latin American countries, take place in two rounds, if no winner can secure over...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:02

The last report of the Americas Barometer Insight Series, authored by Ana Maria Montoya, focuses on Colombians' perception of the conversion of the FARC into a political party.

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