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An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States. While the disease, called chikungunya, usually is not fatal,...
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“We want to provide Brazilians with what they are looking for: sun, beach, Mexican tradition and culture” Those were the statements of Mirabete Rolando, Director of the Tourism Board of Puerto Vallarta, in relation to the tour that recently ended in Brazil promoting the tourist destinations of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, which included training...
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Losing the fight against same-sex marriage at home, leading U.S. Evangelical Christians are joining in the culture wars in Latin America as cheerleaders for opponents of gay legal partnerships, abortion and pornography. One of the Americans is veteran legal crusader Mat Staver who was both a disciple of late Moral Majority co-founder Jerry Falwell and...
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Thanks to the Pacific Alliance, Mexico will expand the presence of its food products in Latin America and strengthen trade ties with Chile, Colombia and Peru, to promote complementarity between nations and ensure the continued access to safe and healthy food for its inhabitants. In 2013, Mexico exported $314 million dollars in food products to...
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Mexico is poised to overtake Brazil as the top Latin American automobile producer for the first time in more than a decade as surging exports to the U.S. spur factory openings and record output. After nosing ahead of Brazil in the first five months of the year, Mexico is projected to hold its advantage through...
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New York’s Ani Cordero was one of the founding members of the Latin rock band Pistolera. On her new solo album, she’s unplugged — but no less powerful. Recordar is a kind of tribute album: a tribute to voices of dissent. The songs are her takes on some of Latin America’s classic protest anthems. “They...
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Mexico’s stock exchange (BMV) should join the Latin American integrated stock exchange (Mila) by the end of the year, state news agency Notimex reported. Pedro Zorrilla Velasco, assistant director of corporate services and institutional relations at BMV, was quoted as saying: “The aim is for Mexico’s first operations with Mila to begin between October and...
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At the tribunal, she calls herself Angelica Narvaez, which is not her real name. She is 17, from Mexico and says she is being bullied at school, being called names. “Indian, short, black and savage,” Narvaez told a gathering here last week, with her voice breaking and her translator in tears. “They hit me on...
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The roles and aspirations of women in power were highlighted during the consumer fair CONSUMIAMI 2014; topics focused on women in power in the US and Latain America media, business and education sectors. Women and their influence in the workplace has been rising for decades and they now hold positions of power in most areas...
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Gay rights advocates called for a Brazilian law against discrimination as they gathered by the hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades. The city blocked its main central avenue to allow room for colorful floats and exuberant crowds of people dressed as drag queens with...
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The Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), a division of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) focused on charting the growth of the rapidly growing wellness travel sector, today released first-ever findings on the Latin American wellness travel market at the World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) affiliate conference being held in Uruguay. The research, undertaken by SRI International...
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Recently, the World Bank released statistics revealing, for the first time in history, that by 2016 Latin America’s middle classes will outnumber the region’s poor. For a region that has been marked by exclusion, poverty and inequality this is no small matter. The rise of this arriviste class comes from more than two decades of...
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