Argentina's Congress has approved legislation to restructure the country's debt and sidestep a US court ruling that recently pushed the government into its second default in 13 years.
After a 16-hour debate, the lower house of Congress voted 134-99 in favour of the bill early on Thursday. The measure had already passed the Senate, and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner formally enacted it later in the day, calling it a "historic event".Continue reading...
Sometimes the worst intentions yield the best results. So it is, unexpectedly, with Argentine debt.
The story begins with Argentina's financial crisis in 2001-2002. There is no question that the crisis left the country unable to service its debts. But Argentina made no friends by waiting four years to negotiate with its creditors and then offering settlement terms that were stingy by the standards of previous debt restructurings.Continue reading...
Any day a new dinosaur is announced is a good day, and, to me, yesterday was especially joyous. For years I have been hearing rumours of a gigantic sauropod think tiny head, long neck, bulky body and tapering tail excavated from the southernmost reaches of Argentina by Drexel University paleontologist Kenneth Lacorvara and his team. Now that dinosaur has finally walked out into the spotlight. At 26 meters long and weighing 60 tons, Dreadnoughtus schrani is an amazing testament to the wonders of evolution.
Admittedly, my love of dinosaurs is a little more intense than is typical. I anticipate the announcement of new dinosaurs with the same fervour as Sherlock devotees awaiting the start of the next series. But some level of fossil fandom is incredibly common. Dinomania is so powerful that it has become a cultural institution.Continue reading...
Dreadnoughtus schrani unearthed in Argentina is most complete skeleton of plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in world
The spectacular remains of one of the largest beasts ever to walk the planet have been unearthed by fossil hunters in southern Patagonia.
The unique haul of bones includes a metre-wide neck vertebra, a thigh bone that stands as tall as a man, and ribs the size of planks, representing the most complete skeleton of a colossal plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in the world.Continue reading...
Chile bombings shake Latin America's model nation
A bunch of flowers lies on the floor at the ?Escuela Militar? subway station in Santiago on September 9, 2014. A homemade bomb wounded 10 people when it rocked a food court inside a packed Santiago metro station at lunch hour last week, with Chile's ...
Bachelet forced to take firm stance against terror
Business Schools: You Can't Afford to Ignore Latin America Anymore
In the Colombian city of Medellín, nestled in a valley in the Andes Mountains, one can see the remnants of a tragic past and, at the same time, glimpse a hopeful future taking hold across much of Latin America. Walking through Medellín in 1995, I saw ...
DirecTV's Latin America Operations See Continued Subscriber Growth But ...
DirecTV is one of the largest pay-TV operators in Latin America with more than 12 million subscribers and it has been growing at an average rate of 25% annually over the past few years. The pay-TV business in Latin America, accounts for 20% of DirecTV ...
Inter Press Service
Latin America at a Climate Crossroads
Inter Press Service
This is more important than ever for Latin America and the Caribbean. Even though the region is responsible for a relatively low share of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 12 percent, according to U.N. figures, it will be one of the most severely ...
Dentons hires Inter-American Development Bank GC as Latin American chief ...
Experts Ask for Further Efforts in Food Security in Latin America
American Airlines: Latin America, Caribbean Traffic Continues Decline
The rise of outsider politicians in Latin America and Europe
Washington Post (blog)
The one key feature that allows for a comparison between Latin America and Europe is that in both cases substantial adjustment policies were implemented with broad support from all of the established parties. In Argentina, Carlos Menem's ?Emergency ...
Leftist opposition senator Ivan Cepeda on Wednesday claimed that Colombia?s former President Alvaro Uribe worked with the Medellin Cartel?s top finance man, among several other accusations of ties to criminal Full Article »
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One of Colombia’s most important culinary event is set to kick off in the historical city of Popayan. The 12th edition of the National Gastronomy Congress will bring together culinary personalities from Colombia Full Article »
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Colombian authorities on Wednesday reported that poverty levels in the country are lower than those of the previous year. According to the Department of planning (DNP) and the Department of statistics Full Article »
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The Colombia branch of the United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned recent attacks by alleged ELN guerrillas against indigenous leaders. Two indigenous leaders in the Colombian state of Choco were both Full Article »
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Guatemala. It is a very long and difficult fight and it will need the support and cooperation of all political parties, the private sector and civil society sectors.
The first steps the Government has taken on the 19th of August 2008, was to institute The Vice- Ministry of Transparency in the Ministry of Public Finance. The second step is the creation of the Commission for Transparency.
The Commission for Transparency is headed by Vice-President Rafael Espada and represents government and civil society sectors. This Commission will be conformed by Álvaro Mayorga and Armando Boesch, representatives of the Private -Industrial Sector, (CACIF), Comité Coordinador de Asociaciones Agrícolas, Comerciales, Industriales y Financieras.
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing. Guatemala?s Jose Amado García managed to obtain a very good 35th position out of 98 runners that participated in the marathon. Alfredo Arevalo obtained position 63. Both athletes did improve their performance from the previous Olympic Games in Athen, in time and positions.
Women of Virtue is an award presented to ten outstanding women from South Florida every year by LATINBIZ. Among the 2008 honorees is Ms. Ruby Ortiz, Guatemalan. She has been serving the South Florida business community for more than 10 years in management development, business consulting and Coaching. More than 1,000 managers from Florida and Latin America have benefitted from her professional consulting and training.
Ruby Ortiz is a member of the advisory board and professor at Florida International University -MTI-, she is Director of the new Florida Institute of Management and she is also Senior Consultant of RO International Inc.
Guatemala, Antigua - Cultural event at Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Antigua Guatemala.
Invitation for next Saturday, November 22 at 18:00 pm. Play: "Women forging Dreams," Mujeres fraguando sueños, by the theater company Abrego (Cantabria / Spain). The entrance to the event is free. It will be held at Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española en Antigua Guatemala.
"Women forging dreams", Mujeres fraguando sueños, is a show with an ethic committed to a social reality that requires all our efforts to make a forceful denunciation and a sober reflection on domestic violence. It is a contemporary piece that keeps a distance to the complex elaborations exclusive to intellectuals.
Majestic World Travelers Joseph and Farideh Ross went from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Their exiting journey continues and they saw beautifull places and shared them with us.
Drake Bay, Costa Rica, on the Pacific Ocean near Corcovado National Park and Cano Island is a dream. It is a rare thing to have reality exceed your expectations, but Drake Bay is one of those places. Drake Bay will surely make any traveler's short list of the most beautiful destinations on the planet.
El 17 de Diciembre, 2012 marco el levantamiento de nuestro 2do rack de servidores en el Centro de Datos en Kansas.
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dozens of police chiefs meeting in Chicago this week said a notorious fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in August had been a defining moment for law enforcement and pledged greater transparency over such incidents. Speaking to Reuters in a group interview, the heads of police of Dallas, Chicago, Austin, Houston, Elk Grove, California, Boston, and Toronto, Canada said that every police shooting since Ferguson has been followed by protests. ...
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada battled to gain the upper hand on Wednesday against a blaze that threatened 1,600 homes and has displaced 2,100 residents as flames roared for a fifth day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe. The so-called King Fire, the most menacing of 11 major wildfires across the drought-parched state, has scorched at least 18,500 acres (7,490 hectares) of the El Dorado National Forest since it erupted Saturday, fire officials said. ...