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Transparency Int'l chief: "Corruption is like tango. You need two to dance.

 03/16/2018 - 05:41
La presidenta deTransparency International, Delia Ferreira, en un debate titulado "Rompiendo el ciclo de la corrupción" durante el Foro Económico Mundial para América Latina,  que tiene lugar en Sao Paulo esta semana. EPA-EFE/ Sebastiao Moreira

Corruption has permeated Latin America for many years, but the region's countries have the opportunity to "advance" and put an end to "impunity," the president of Transparency International, Delia Ferreira, said at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Sao Paulo.

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[OP-ED] El regreso del Americano Feo: Tillerson viaja a Latinoamérica

 02/06/2018 - 14:30
Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín received the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, during a press conference in Lima (Peru). Tillerson and Aljovín held a joint meeting in the Foreign Ministry to address issues of bilateral relations and the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14 in the Peruvian capital. EFE

Cualquiera que conozca un poco la historia de las relaciones EE. UU. – América Latina podría haberle dicho al secretario de estado Rex Tillerson que iniciar un periplo de “buena voluntad” de una semana a cinco países de ese continente hablando maravillas de la Doctrina Monroe, alentando a los militares de Venezuela a derrocar al presidente Nicolás Maduro, y exigiendo que Cuba lleve a cabo cambios políticos del gusto de Washington no iba a ser un primer acto estelar.

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[OP-ED] The Ugly American Returns: Tillerson Travels to Latin America

 02/06/2018 - 14:29
Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín received the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, during a press conference in Lima (Peru). Tillerson and Aljovín held a joint meeting in the Foreign Ministry to address issues of bilateral relations and the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which will take place on April 13 and 14 in the Peruvian capital. EFE

Anybody with a modicum of knowledge about the history of U.S.-Latin America relations could have told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that starting a weeklong, five-nation “goodwill tour” of that continent by singing the praises of the 1823 Monroe Doctrine, seeming to encourage the Venezuelan military to topple President Nicolás Maduro, and demanding for Cuba to make political changes pleasing to Washington was not going to be a stellar opening act.

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Peña Nieto: "Cancer reflects the economic inequality that affects the world"

 11/15/2017 - 01:56
Queen Letizia of Spain (C) and Jordan's Princess Dina Mired (L), President-elect of the International Union Against Cancer, attend the World Cancer Leaders' Summit (WCLS), in Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 14, 2017. EPA-EFE/Jose Mendez

More than 90 percent of countries with higher-income populations offer treatment to cancer patients, while in low-income countries the proportion is less than 30 percent, Mexican president said at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit, the first to be held in Latin America, has brought together 300 experts from 70 countries to discuss ways to combat this plague in the future. 

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LatAm hotels need reinventing to compete with new online platforms like Airbnb

 09/13/2017 - 03:25
Spain's expert in tourism marketing and the innovation director at Riviera Maya Sostenible, David Vicent,  attended the 3rd Regional Congress of Hospitality and Tourism in Panama City, Panama, on Sept. 11, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Traditional Latin American hotels need to adapt to new digital trends and social media in order to compete  with new online platforms like Airbnb. But the lack of legislation to regulate the digital market in this area makes it more difficult, expert alerts.

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Vicepresidente viaja a Colombia en su primera gira latinoamericana

 08/14/2017 - 05:13
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Guests House in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 13 August 2017. Pence arrived in Cartagena as the first stop of his Latin American tour. EPA/Cesar Carrion/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY

En este viaje, Pence buscará remarcar el compromiso del Gobierno de Trump con Latinoamérica y reforzar el esfuerzo multilateral para aislar a Venezuela, inmersa en una profunda crisis económica y con la reciente instauración de una Asamblea Nacional Constituyente que Washington considera "ilegítima".

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US vice president arrives in Colombia at start of Latin American tour

 08/14/2017 - 04:39
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Guests House in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 13 August 2017. Pence arrived in Cartagena as the first stop of his Latin American tour. EPA/Cesar Carrion/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY

At a joint press conference with President Santos, Pence also took the occasion to condemn the violent incident on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, describing it as a tragedy, in which three people were killed and more than 20 wounded during a march by white supremacists.

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Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

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