By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2009 - 12:31
An upcoming Calle 13 concert scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico's famed Roberto Clemente coliseum has been canceled, apparently as a result of lead singer René Pérez's personal insult of the Republican Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño while hosting Los Premios MTV last week. Pérez took full advantage of his moment in the spotlight to highlight political issues and causes close to his heart and managed to offend quite a few people along the way.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2009 - 12:20
Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom has been hit with allegations that he ordered and then covered up the murder of Rodrigo Rosenberg, 47, a Guatemalan lawyer who has shocked the country with a posthumous video implicating the president in his assassination.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2009 - 13:00
Carlos Nerilus, a Haitian man living in the Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, was lynched and beheaded last week by an angry mob. The incident was allegedly sparked by Nerilus's attack on his employer the day before, a construction foreman identified as Pascual de Leon.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/17/2009 - 17:20
President Barack Obama is going to have a lot on his plate at the fifth Summit of the America's, kicking off today in the small island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Although circumstances have drastically changed since the last Summit four years ago when President Bush was met with violent protests and the ire of President Hugo Chavez in Argentina, Latin American leaders are hoping that an even more dramatic shift will occur in relations between the United States and the region, which has been largely ignored by US politicians since the start of the Iraq war.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/27/2009 - 17:00
Ten up and coming Latin American authors under 40 have taken front and center in the latest issue of Francis Ford Coppola's accalimed literary journal Zoetrope: All-Story. Many of the authors are being published for the very first time in English thanks to the award winning filmmaker.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/17/2009 - 18:00
President Obama met with Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva on Saturday as part of a new effort to open up dialogue with Latin America. Over the 8 years that President Bush was in power in the United States, South America saw an explosion of leftist leadership.
By Yuliana Gomez | 02/23/2009 - 17:45
Three former heads of state in Latin America—Mexico's former president Ernesto Zedillo, former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and former Colombian president César Gaviria—issued a joint statement in an opinion piece that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. In it they express their view that the drug war was too costly and difficult for countries like Mexico, and recommending that the United States start looking at alternatives, like legalizing marijuana. “The war on drugs has failed.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/13/2009 - 18:00
Do you know the mythology behind Valentine's Day? Yeah, neither did we. That is until we picked up the latest issue of Forbes magazine to check out different ways that they celebrate the amorous holiday all over the world.
By Norell Giancana | 02/09/2009 - 16:43
The global economic crisis, caused in large part by the failings of the U.S. economy, has brought on potentially damning effects for Latin American countries both large and small. According to Rebeca Grynspan, regional head of the UN Development Program (UNDP), failure to take immediate action by the U.S. and Latin American governments could result in a rise in poverty as much as 15% this year alone.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2008 - 16:30
Leftist President Rafael Correa announced recently that he would not take strides to repay the 30.6 billion dollars still owed on Ecuador's Global 2012 bond. Saying the debt was illegitimate, Correa confirmed that the amount would remain unpaid and stood behind a presidential commission that recommended Ecuador default on almost 40 per cent of foreign debt.