| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Long before Mexico descended into its "drug war," the phrase itself was invented in another country. In the 1980s the underground industry that processed coca into cocaine and shipped it northward to U.S. consumers transformed Colombian society. It...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:29 PM
Oscar Espinosa Chepe
Cuban economist fell out with Castro
Oscar Espinosa Chepe, 72, a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities, died Monday at a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America.
The “Look South&...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
What: Miss Universe 2013 When and Where: In the United States, the Miss Universe 2013 pageant will air Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9pm-11pm ET on NBC and Telemundo. Telemundo will have exclusive Spanish-language coverage, and will begin its coverage with a...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Following a massive response to its announcement of the Blood Window Latin American genre showcase, Ventana Sur, Latin America's biggest movie market meet, will adds a work-in-progress strand and a co-production meet, both featuring gore and shock fare...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- With Starbucks preparing to enter the Colombian market and compete against entrenched retailers, including the country’s signature Juan Valdez chain, some growers here can be excused for wondering, “What if?”
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
For more than a decade in the 1980s and ’90s, the Medellín drug cartel and its notorious leader, Pablo Escobar, held an entire nation hostage. Drug-related violence and terrorism were the order of the day in Colombia, with Bogotá as dangerous, in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
LOCARNO -- Over 2009/10, Peru broke out, thanks to Claudia Llosa's Berlin Golden Bear winner "The Milk of Sorrow," Javier Fuentes-Leon's "Undertow," which took Sundance's World Cinema Audience Award, and Daniel and Diego Vega's "October," which walked off...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:30 PM
MADRID - Sebastian Cordero's "Such Is Life in the Tropics," Fernando Guzzoni's "Nobody Boy" and Adrian Saba's "Donde suenan los salvajes" are among 16 projects selected for the San Sebastian Festival's second Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LOCARNO -A lynchpin in one of Latin America's newest pushes to fire up movie production, producer Arturo Yepez ("No Autumn, No Spring"), a partner of "Europa Report" director Sebastian Cordero in Ecuador's Carnaval Cine, has boarded "El espejo humeante"...