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Venezuela Hopes Cracking Down on Smuggling and Raising Fuel Prices Will Help Struggling Economy

Venezuela Hopes Cracking Down on Smuggling and Raising Fuel Prices Will Help Struggling Economy

Venezuela has announced an extension of the overnight closure of its border, in an attempt to stop widespread food and fuel smuggling.Measures to stop traffic crossing the border between 10…

Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian Rock Icon, Dies of Respiratory Failure

Gustavo Cerati, Argentinian Rock Icon, Dies of Respiratory Failure

Gustavo Cerati, the Argentinian singer-songwriter who led the influential Latin American rock group Soda Stereo, died on Thursday, September 4, four years after a stroke caused him to fall into…

Nationwide Study of Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Ranks Rochester in the Bottom Half

Nationwide Study of Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Ranks Rochester in the Bottom Half

  A recent study has found that Rochester falls into the bottom half of overall rankings of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs nationwide.According to Rochester Business Journal, the…

Oldest Newspaper in Venezuela Makes Deal to Postpone Closure Over Lack of Supplies

Oldest Newspaper in Venezuela Makes Deal to Postpone Closure Over Lack of Supplies

Venezuela’s oldest newspaper had a tough past week. After a newsprint shortage that almost shut the paper down, a deal with a state company may keep the paper running for…

Latin America and the Caribbean Found to Be Least Secure Places in the World

Latin America and the Caribbean Found to Be Least Secure Places in the World

Every 14.4 seconds, criminals burglarize a home in the United States. This means that during the average TV commercial break, eight homes are burglarized. In an hour, there are 250…

Central and South America are Struggling to Deal With Extreme Drought Conditions

Central and South America are Struggling to Deal With Extreme Drought Conditions

Although the drought currently taking place in California and Texas — one of the worst in the last 100 years — has been dominating the headlines, the U.S. is not…

Foreign Debt Maturity and Falling Oil Prices Put Additional Pressure on Venezuela

Foreign Debt Maturity and Falling Oil Prices Put Additional Pressure on Venezuela

  Venezuela has been a country in crisis, both economically and as far as its identity is concerned, for several years now. President Nicolas Maduro is determined to follow the…