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Latin America News: News and information for Latin America by PVDN

Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory. Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west across the Caribbean region. The National Hurricane Center said...
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Chilean authorities raided four dioceses on Thursday as part of an investigation into clerical sex abuse of minors and alleged cover-ups by bishops. Prosecutors said the surprise raids took place at the dioceses of Valparaiso, Chillan, Osorno, and Concepcion. Images published by local media showed authorities walking out from the buildings after seizing documents. The...
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mayan alter guatemala
An altar estimated to be around 1,500 years old was discovered in a small archaeological site in northern Guatemala, showing the political ambitions of the Mayan king’s dynasty of Kaanul to control the entire region, similar to the popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’. The limestone altar, weighing almost a ton, was found at the...
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Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel’s colonnaded courtyard. The visitors quickly cut short their event and began changing their travel plans to...
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Peru is celebrating the return of an ancient funeral mask made of gold following a two-decade legal battle to repatriate the smuggled antiquity from Germany. President Martin Vizcarra on Monday attended a ceremony at the presidential palace where the so-called Sican mask was shown publicly for the first time since its return to the South...
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Argentina Crisis
The Argentina crisis has people struggling in what was once one of the world’s most prosperous nations. Prices are soaring, high unemployment and the Argentine peso has plunged. Men wait outside the metal-grill door of a soup kitchen in a slum, hoping to get a small serving of beef and mashed potatoes. At a barter...
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Poor harvests caused by drought in parts of Central America could leave more than two million people hungry, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, warning climate change was creating drier conditions in the region. Lower than average rainfall in June and July has led to major crop losses for small-scale maize and bean...
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Venezuela merchants face arrest for defying Maduro’s reforms
Franklin David was arrested last week in this impoverished town outside Caracas for doing what his family says he has done almost every day for the past 25 years: selling car parts. In a surprise raid, about two dozen armed police officers flanked by Santa Teresa del Tuy’s mayor and journalists showed up at David’s...
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Stabbing of candidate shakes Brazil’s presidential race
The stabbing of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate jolted an already wildly unpredictable campaign to lead Latin America’s largest nation, with doctors saying Friday that Jair Bolsonaro will be hospitalized for at least a week. Supporters of the far-right congressman who wants to crack down on crime said the attack would only boost his chances...
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A chain of three earthquakes of medium magnitude was recorded Thursday night in Panama, Ecuador and Chile minutes apart, with no reports of casualties or material damage. In Panama, it was of magnitude 5.6 at 20:47 local time (01:47 GMT), in Ecuador of 6.2 , at 21:12 local time (02:12 GMT) and in Chile of...
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Social Gastronomy
Social Gastronomy is a human centered solution to generate opportunity, dignity and inclusion through vocational training and education that is growing in Latin America. Latin America’s economy has grown enormously over the past two decades. However, unemployment in the region still hovers at 8 percent, double that of the United States. Youth joblessness is even...
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medical marijuana
The love of a group of Latin American mothers broke laws and borders by promoting self-cultivation and the medicinal use of cannabis in an attempt to improve the living conditions of their sick children. “We want to give relief and remove the taboo” that exists around the plant in Mexico, a country with a large...
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Staying up late into the night, Lilia Lobato Martinez watched endless YouTube videos to teach herself the computer code she used to help build her prize-winning Ool app for volunteers in Guadalajara, Mexico. In her country, she is usually the only woman in tech competitions, which often hand out men’s T-shirts to the winners. Now...
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Latin America, once plagued by malnutrition, now faces a different type of public health crisis as processed food increasingly replaces traditionally prepared dishes, leading to a surge in obesity rates, a United Nations report showed on Thursday. Nearly 58 percent of the region’s inhabitants, or close to 360 million people, is either overweight or obese,...
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The room is home to several members of Brazil’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community seeking refuge from discrimination and hate crimes against LGBT people. They were invited to join some 300 squatters who have been living in the building for several months in an occupation organized by Front in the Fight for Housing, an...
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