Homophobia

Homophobia: Not just a problem of the 21st century

Even if rates and data on homophobia violence in Latin America are scarce, it doesn’t mean it is a new issue

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico urges wealthy nations to help poorer states cut disaster risk

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto urged wealthy countries to help vulnerable nations limit their exposure to natural hazards.

Human Rights

Rights Group calls on Latin American governments on Human Rights

Governments must not consider human rights irrelevant but must rather recognize their moral stature

Cuba against Homophobia

Cuba: A country against homophobia harassment

The Cuban National Center for Sexual Education (Cenesex) will launch a campaign this year against homophobic and transphobic harassment.

higher education,

LatAm doubles students in higher education, but inequality persists

The rate of students in Latin America who graduate from higher education more than doubled – from 21 percent to 43 percent – between 2000-2013.

Healthcare and education: Guatemala

Healthcare and education: Guatemala’s path of improvement

Better education, healthcare, and infrastructure are some of the major improvements benefiting almost 10,000 inhabitants of Guatemala.

Wannacry cyberattack numbers in Latin America

According to Europol Executive Director Rob Wainwright, at least 200,000 users in 150 countries have been affected by the recent ransomware cyberattacks.

The wall that divides athletes

Twelve swimmers dived into the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness about the sensitive subject of immigration.

Uruguay to be LatAm's pioneer in ABS brakes for motorcycles

Uruguay is joining Brazil and Argentina as a pioneer in Latin America by requiring anti-lock braking systems (ABS)

Brazil and Colombia traffic analysis: technology propels igaming revenues

Latin America is generating multi-billion dollar revenues for the igaming industry and the region is being propelled by leaps in technology

Connected Mexico to check use of networks for government decisions

Mexico’s telecoms ministry has started a project to test usage of the broadband that is available to citizens as part of their constitutional right.

Bolivia: The elderly obtain a second chance

Bolivia is looking to offer free college classes for the elderly.

Honduras: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion

Preventing women from exercising their human rights by stopping them from being able to make decisions over their own bodies only puts their health and lives in danger

ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA's radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.

What lies ahead for the Latin America banking ecosystem?

2016 saw an influx of major technology projects from banks across Latin America.

Chilean women work presence yet to come

The female participation rate in the Latin American work force reaches 54%, while Chile is in the last place of the chart, with a 43% female occupation.

La Paz is full of smiling Zebras

They are the zebras of La Paz, a symbol that has become a heritage of the Bolivian city that seeks to raise awareness among pedestrians and drivers about safety for a better city.

Building a better model of human-automation interaction

People generally make decisions using two ways of thinking: They think consciously and try to use logic to figure out what action to take; or people unconsciously recognize patterns in certain situations, get a "gut feeling," and take action based on that feeling. 

Residents of Latin America's oldest city fearful of gentrification

Business owners are delighted, but residents of Santo Domingo's walled city are watching nervously, fearful that they will be priced out by a surge of stylish new restaurants and boutiques.

New telescope at the top of the world to look at universe's earliest origins

A new telescope being built in the high desert of Chile will peer further into our universe's origins than any other. 

How to keep moving forward when life is hard

Here are five ways to move forward when things are tough.

Latino led reaseach team finds Quantum world force

The Casimir effect could help nanotech engineers design better nanoscale objects to push medical and computational research forward.

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