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  • 'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history

    'Sound of Things Falling' confronts Colombia's raw history
    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...
  • Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction

    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...
  • PASSINGS: Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Alvaro Mutis Jaramillo, D.J.R. Bruckner

    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...
  • U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    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&...
  • Eat globally, buy locally

    Eat globally, buy locally
    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...
  • Miss Universe 2013 – date, time, TV channel

     
    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...
  • Ventana Sur Plans to Draw More Blood

    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...
  • As Starbucks heads to Colombia, growers have grounds for regret

    As Starbucks heads to Colombia, growers have grounds for regret
    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?”   In...
  • Juan Gabriel Vasquez on 'The Sound of Things Falling'

    Juan Gabriel Vasquez on 'The Sound of Things Falling'
    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...
  • Vivan Los Vegas: 'Mudo' Shows Way Forward for Peru

    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...
  • 'Salvajes,' 'Tropics,' 'Boy' Set for San Sebastian

    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,...
  • Yepez, Villacis prep 'Mirror'

    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"...