Latin American

LatAm facing uncertain geopolitical situation, tech change

 06/22/2017 - 05:48
The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti
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The biggest challenges facing Latin America are "geopolitical uncertainty," "technological change" and the "displacement of the center of gravity toward Asia," experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay said in Montevideo on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:45am
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The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti

US-Panama Relations: Varela and Trump Discuss Common Challenges Facing the Region

 06/20/2017 - 04:49
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL
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Both leaders met in Washington and agreed to work for peace and democracy in Venezuela. With an agenda focusing on security, fighting drug trafficking and controlling illegal immigration, Varela is expected to meet today with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. 

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela shake hands in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

"Latin American machismo resists change"

 06/19/2017 - 04:55
Dads in Mexico like Luis Garcia, seen in this photo taken June 17, 2017, are more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development. Sashenka Gutierrez
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Mexico is more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development, according to recent report.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:45am
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Dads in Mexico like Luis Garcia, seen in this photo taken June 17, 2017, are more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family - but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development. Sashenka Gutierrez

Blood donation: an outstanding issue in Latin America

 06/15/2017 - 05:27
Mexican Azzarisha Duran donates blood, during the World Blood Donor Day in Mexico City, Mexico on June 14, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutiérrez
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Although in some European countries, like Switzerland, the blood donation rate is almost 100 percent, in Latin American nations it's just 33 percent.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican Azzarisha Duran donates blood, during the World Blood Donor Day in Mexico City, Mexico on June 14, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutiérrez

Frank Rubio, a new member of NASA's Privileged Club of Hispanic Astronauts

 06/09/2017 - 03:52
S Vice President Mike Pence (R), during the presentation of NASA's incoming class of 12 new astronaut candidates, in Austin, Texas, United States on June 7, 2017. EFE/NASA/Robert Markowitz

The son of a Salvadoran mother, Rubio, 41, has made it among the exclusive group of NASA trainees that will take part on future space missions.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:45am
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Vice President Mike Pence (R), during the presentation of NASA's incoming class of 12 new astronaut candidates, in Austin, Texas, United States on June 7, 2017. EFE/NASA/Robert Markowitz

[OP-ED]: Insanity, Common Sense and Mandatory Sentencing

 06/07/2017 - 08:11
Foto de archivo del dictador panameño Manuel Antonio Noriega (izq) mientras saluda a las tropas en una localización no identificada en Panamá, en 1985. EFE
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Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am
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Photo file of Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega (left) while greeting the troops in an unidentified location in Panama, in 1985. EFE

General Motors and United Airlines to pull out from Venezuela

 06/07/2017 - 04:42
Violent protests occurred in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, this week. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ
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Both corporations will stop operating in the Latin American country, undergoing a political and social crisis without precedents.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:30am
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Violent protests occurred in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, this week. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Are you a Fintech entrepeneur in Latin America? Visa wants to help you

 06/07/2017 - 02:38
The Salvadoran Ruben Salazar, senior vice president of products, solutions and innovation for Visa in Latin America and the Caribbean, during am interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/ANA MENGOTTI
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Global investment in Fintechs amounts to more than $23 billion, but only $600 million have gone to to Latin America.Visa hopes that its "Everywhere Initiative" serves as a stimulus for creating emerging companies in the Latin American financial technology sector.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:15am
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The Salvadoran Ruben Salazar, senior vice president of products, solutions and innovation for Visa in Latin America and the Caribbean, during am interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/ANA MENGOTTI

Top 5 Artists You Should Be Listening To This Week

 06/06/2017 - 14:42
Churupaca, Martin Buscaglia, Jarabe de Palo, Onda Vaga, Pedropiedra.

This is AL DÍA News's weekly recommendation of Latin American music that you should be listening to right now.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Churupaca, Martin Buscaglia, Jarabe de Palo, Onda Vaga, Pedropiedra.

17-year-old Nicaraguan activist: "We want all our rights to be respected"

 06/01/2017 - 06:39
Nicaragua's Anielka Martinez, the child ambassador for Save the Children, during an interview with EFE, in Panama City, Panama on May 31, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Anielka Martínez is taking on the task "of being the voice of all the children of Latin America." Over 700 million children are being denied the chance to have the childhoods they deserve, according to NGO Save the Children.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:30am
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Nicaragua's Anielka Martinez, the child ambassador for Save the Children, during an interview with EFE, in Panama City, Panama on May 31, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar