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a 2nd Balloon,
Feb 4, 2023 7:45 AM CST
Now There's a 2nd Balloon, per Pentagon
This one, also said to be from China, is floating somewhere over Latin America, according to DOD
- As a suspected Chinese spy balloon continues to make its way east above the United States, a second balloon has been spotted. On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder noted that the new balloon, also believed to be a Chinese "surveillance" device, is currently "transiting Latin America,...
in Fight Over
Sep 29, 2022 4:40 PM CDT
Organization Counts Toll in Fight Over Environment
An activist has been killed every 2 days over the past decade, Global Witness says
- An international organization has counted the number of people who have been slain over the past 10 years while trying to keep mining, drilling for oil, or logging from taking place on their lands: 1,700. That's an average of one activist killed every two days, Global Witness says....
Frida Kahlo's Legend Grows
With Record Auction Sale
Nov 17, 2021 9:35 AM CST
Frida Kahlo's Legend Grows With Record Auction Sale
'Diego and I' self-portrait sets $34.9M record for Latin American artist
- A self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, also featuring her husband, has become the most valuable work by a Latin American artist ever to sell at auction. Kahlo's "Diego and I"—a close-up of the artist's face with a miniature portrait of her husband, Mexican muralist...
It's a Historic Day in Argentina
Dec 30, 2020 7:21 AM CST
It's a Historic Day in Argentina
Senate approves bill legalizing abortion until up to 14 weeks of pregnancy
- As of Tuesday, abortion was illegal in Argentina except in cases of rape or where the health of the woman was at risk. A person seeking an abortion in the Catholic-majority country for any other reason could've face up to 15 years in jail. But that changed early Wednesday....
of the World'
Oct 20, 2020 4:53 PM CDT
Pandemic Reaches 'The End of the World'
Argentina now has 1M cases as disease spreads to remote areas
- At the edge of Argentina in a city known as "The End of the World," many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation's bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a...
on the Virus
May 23, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Bad News on the Virus Front for Latin America
COVID-19 is setting records for cases and deaths, especially in Brazil and Mexico
- A surging coronavirus is ravaging parts of Latin America, setting records for cases and deaths Friday in some countries in the world's most unequal region, even as the pandemic's march slows in much of Europe, Asia, and the US. Latin America's two largest nations—Mexico and Brazil—...
Can't Get Home
Mar 28, 2020 11:00 AM CDT
Roughly 33K Americans Still Can't Get Home
A traveler in Peru says his case 'was comical at first, I was laughing'
- Some 33,000 Americans are still struggling to get back home amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports. Some 15,440 have already returned, but so many are stuck abroad that some are just planning to stay until the pandemic is over. "In some places, people have decided...
Gets Into Shoving Match
Jan 5, 2020 3:00 PM CST
Venezuelan Leader Gets Into Shoving Match
Juan Guaidó is stopped from entering congress, tries to climb the fence
- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó was violently blocked Sunday from presiding over a special session of congress where rivals tried to install a substitute in what was condemned as a hijacking of the country's last democratic institution, the AP reports. As a scuffle broke out with security forces in...
Trump Cancels First Trip
to Latin America
Apr 10, 2018 9:15 AM CDT
Trump Cancels First Trip to Latin America
President will remain in US to focus on Syrian response
- President Trump will skip an upcoming summit in South America to focus on the US response to a chemical attack in Syria. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Trump will not attend the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, nor travel to Bogota,...
The Big Bucks to Be
Made in the Quinceanera
Aug 18, 2017 7:46 PM CDT
The Big Bucks to Be Made in the Quinceanera
Vendors are cashing in on this Latino rite of passage
- A trade show geared specifically toward 14-year-olds and their parents, replete with landmark-themed cakes, elaborate floral centerpieces, makeup tutorials, and runway exhibits showing off lavish gowns? Chavie Lieber's story for Racked documents the big business of selling for the quinceanera, a Latino rite of passage that celebrates a young...
Out of Castro's Revolution,
the 'Boom' Was Born
Dec 4, 2016 9:07 AM CST
Out of Castro's Revolution, the 'Boom' Was Born
Fidel's success inspired Garcia Marquez, a generation of influential writers
- When Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in 1959, the reverberations of his revolution caused a somewhat unlikely consequence: An explosion of literature never before seen in Latin America, and only rarely seen elsewhere, of such quantity and quality that it was labeled "the boom." “It’s...
CDC: To Dodge
Zika, Get Altitude
Mar 15, 2016 7:47 AM CDT
CDC: To Dodge Zika, Get Altitude
Areas above 6.5K feet are likely safe for pregnant women
- Pregnant women need not avoid Zika-infested countries—if they stay a mile above sea level. Updated travel notices from the CDC note areas with elevations above 6,500 feet, including Mexico City, are considered safe for pregnant women because mosquitoes are "predicted to be largely absent," report the...
US Judge Holds
Sep 29, 2014 5:05 PM CDT
US Judge Holds Argentina in Contempt of Court
Country's lawyers call finding 'completely absurd'
- A New York judge has found Argentina in contempt of court for its open defiance of his orders regarding US hedge funds that hold Argentina bonds. Judge Thomas Griesa made the finding today at a Manhattan hearing. He reserved decision on sanctions pending further proceedings. Lawyers for the US hedge...
'Kissing Bug' Disease
Concern in US
Jul 26, 2014 3:13 PM CDT
'Kissing Bug' Disease Prompts Growing Concern in US
300K likely have Chagas disease, little-known in the US
- Some 8 million people have Chagas disease, a life-threatening illness passed to humans by "kissing bugs," or triatomines, living in Latin America. In the US, few people know about the disease—but the CDC figures that some 300,000 people may be infected here. In countries like Bolivia,...
Uruguay Prez: It's Time
to Stop Wearing Suits
Jan 30, 2014 12:04 AM CST
Uruguay Prez: It's Time to Stop Wearing Suits
He rants against formal attire at regional conference
- War! Imperialism! Racism! Formal attire! One after another, the leaders of Latin America denounced the ills of the world at a regional summit in Cuba yesterday. It fell to famously casual Jose Mujica, the Uruguayan president, to tackle a subtler evil plaguing humankind: the business suit. "We have to...
Most Common Banana
Dec 12, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Fungus Threatens Most Common Banana
If it spreads to Latin America, the Cavendish might be doomed
- Banana fans, meet your enemy: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.cubense, but you can call it Foc for short. It's a banana-killing fungus present in Asia and Australia and more recently in Mozambique and Jordan. If it spreads to Latin America—which accounts for about 80% of banana exports—supermarket...
New Trend in
Oct 17, 2013 1:48 PM CDT
New Trend in Latin America: Exhuming the Dead
Often, investigators want to see if political leaders were murdered
- Lately, Latin America is really into ... exhuming political and intellectual leaders. As the
New York Times
explains it, the region has always been more inclined toward exhumation than the rest of the world, a custom that could date back to the early days of Christianity, when saints' body parts were...
Jul 27, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
Pope Scolds Bishops: Go Outside Your Churches
You've got to get out and meet the needy, he says in Brazil
- Pope Francis delivered a simple simple message to Latin American bishops in Brazil today—if you're going to help the needy and keep people from straying from the church, you've got to get outside and actually meet them:
"We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in
China Plots Own
in case you missed it
Jun 15, 2013 8:55 AM CDT
China Plots Own Panama Canal— in Nicaragua
Chinese-aided project could double Nicaragua's GDP
- The Panama Canal could soon have a rival to the northwest. Nicaragua is itching to get started on a new route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, one that would measure 130 miles and take as long as 11 years and $40 billion to dig. And just as the US...
Why the World's Murder
Capital Is So Messed Up
Jun 14, 2013 2:48 PM CDT
Why the World's Murder Capital Is So Messed Up
Drug trafficking, geography make Honduras the most dangerous country on Earth
- Honduras has officially taken the crown as the world's most violence-riddled country, with an average of 20 people killed a day in a country the size of Tennessee, reports NPR , which took a trip there to get a look at what's causing all this killing. As in many...
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