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US comedian and show host Steve Harvey (L) asks a question of Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez (R) during the 2017 Miss Universe pageant at The Axis at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Nov. 26, 2017. EPA-EFE/PAUL BUCK
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Colombia's president on Sunday congratulated Colombian Laura Gonzalez, the first runner-up at the Miss Universe pageant, for her role in the event and stressed that the country was very well represented in the beauty contest.

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. 

[OP-ED]: Amid Trump’s chaos, a post-American world emerges

 08/01/2017 - 09:10
In 2008, I wrote a book about the emerging “Post-American World,” which was, I noted at the start, not about the decline of America but rather the rise of the rest. Amid the parochialism, ineptitude and sheer disarray of the Trump presidency, the post-American world is coming to fruition much faster than I ever expected.

 In London last week, I met a Nigerian man who succinctly expressed the reaction of much of the world to America these days. “Your country has gone crazy,” he said, with a mixture of outrage and amusement. “I’m from Africa. I know crazy, but I didn’t ever think I would see this in America!”

[OP-ED]: Hispanics’ sunny spirit is a reminder of what made America great

 07/31/2017 - 08:28
A group of people perform a vigil, in El Paso, Texas, in honor of the Guatemalan immigrants who died this week trying to cross the Rio Grande, also known as the Rio Bravo, which serves as the border between the United States and the United States. And MexicoEFE

 News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.

Black Women from Latin America Get Ready to Face Challenges Ahead

 07/26/2017 - 06:31
Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD) Southern Cone coordinator Vicenta Camusso speaks during a press conference held on July 25, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay, to discuss the organization's 25th anniversary. EFE/Federico Anfitti

The main task ahead for Afro-descendants is to "make definitive progress to close the economic gap since, in Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty has a face and a color, according to the coordinator of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women (RMAAD)

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