New (Adorable!) Mammal Species Found in Ecuador & Colombia
New (Adorable!) Mammal Species Found in Ecuador & Colombia
By Fox News Latino | 08/16/2013 - 11:51

Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery of a new mammal species called the olinguito. And its teddy bear face makes it instantly adorable.

The raccoon-sized critter leaps through the trees of mountainous forests of Ecuador and Colombia, but it shouldn't have been too hard to find — one of them lived in the Smithsonian-run National Zoo in the Washington for a year.

"It's been kind of hiding in plain sight for a long time" despite its extraordinary beauty, said Kristofer Helgen, the Smithsonian's curator of mammals.


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Latin American Leaders Angry Over Rerouting Of Bolivian Plane Amid Snowden Scandal
By Fox News Latino | 07/05/2013 - 12:18

The rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane by European powers over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outrage Wednesday among Latin American leaders who called it a stunning violation of national sovereignty and disrespect for the region.


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Ecuador Foreign Minister Says Asylum for Snowden Could Take Months
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/27/2013 - 16:24

Edward Snowden could be waiting a lot longer than he expected to be able to call Ecuador home.

According to Fox News Latino, Snowden's case is being compared to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was given asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.


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Ecuador to Take in NSA Leak Suspect Edward Snowden?
By Amaris Castillo | 06/24/2013 - 12:42

The National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower may end up in Ecuador. Edward Snowden, the former undercover employee for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of espionage, has requested asylum in the South American country.


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Ecuador Ousts U.S. Diplomat
By Amaris Castillo | 04/07/2011 - 08:27

The Associated Press reports that an U.S. Ambassador will be expelled from Ecuador over a 2009 diplomatic cable revealed by WikiLeaks that accuses a retired police chief of dishonesty and speculates that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa knew about his questionable activity.


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Latin American Countries Issue Tsunami Warnings Across Pacific Coast
Latin American Countries Issue Tsunami Warnings Across Pacific Coast
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2011 - 13:17

Latin American countries all across the Pacific Coast are issuing tsunami warning and bracing themselves for the ramifications of the huge Japanese earthquake that devastated the northern part of the Asian island country.

Ecuador is evacuating the coastal areas as a preventative measure, with President Rafael Correa warning of an "imminent threat," but the Colombian government was more measured with their reaction, saying only that local experts were "monitoring" the wave patterns.


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This Week in Latino News
By Fox News Latino | 02/18/2011 - 11:52

The Week in Latino news starts off with how University of Puerto Rico students armed with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.fight back against injustice.


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New Ad Campaigns Take Aim at Machismo in Latin America
By Mariela Rosario | 02/17/2011 - 18:55

New ad campaigns sweeping across Latin America are taking on a centuries-old code of machismo propulgated by outdated ideas of male and female power dynamics.

First, Chile launched a campaign that declared, "Maricón, el que maltrata a una mujer." Watch the PSA below:


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Latino News of the Day
Latino News of the Day
By Fox News Latino | 02/17/2011 - 16:20

All the news you should know, from our partners at Fox News Latino:

Village of Dwarfs May Hold Clues to Cure Cancer

Mexico is Still a Hot Spring Break Destination, Despite Violence


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Angelina Jolie Visits Colombian Refugees
By Mariela Rosario | 06/21/2010 - 12:15

Angelina Jolie is visiting Ecuador to bring attention to Colombian refugees in honor of World Refugee Day. The violence and fighting that has been going on for decades between the FARC and the Colombian government has caused over a hundred thousand innocent people to flee the country. In addition to the refugees, many people do not know that Colombia is second only to the Darfur region of the Sudan with an estimated one million internally displaced people.


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