• police officer Nov 7, 2019

    Chile's President Proposes Minimum Wage Increase Amid Deadly Unrest

    Chile’s president sent a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests over inequality in one of Latin America’s richest countries. President Sebastian Piñera signed the measure that seeks to guarantee a minimum salary of about $470 a month as demonstrations...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 2, 2019

    Chile Backs Away From Tax Breaks on the Rich Amid Protests

    Chile’s government said on Friday that it is backing away from a plan to cut corporate taxes following two weeks of protests fed by anger of inequality. Tens of thousands were demonstrating again Friday in the capital, continuing protests that have shaken the country and forced the cancellation of two major international summits that had been scheduled for Santiago. Small...

  • director Oct 24, 2019

    What's Behind Fiery Latin American Protests?

    Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were marching this week to demand fundamental change, part of a wave of often-violent protests that has set tires, government offices, trains and metro stations ablaze across Latin America and the...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 22, 2019

    'We Are at War': Violent Protests in Chile Leave at Least 11 Dead

    Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile’s capital Monday, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is “at war.” Police used tear gas and streams of water to break up a march by hundreds of students and union members on one of Santiago’s main streets, but demonstrators...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 19, 2019

    Chile Declares a State of Emergency Amid Protests in Capital

    A chaotic atmosphere pervaded the Chilean capital Friday after student protests against an increase in bus and subway fare deviated into a series of riots and fires, in light of which President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of Santiago residents returned with much difficulty to their homes after the metro operator suspended service becasue of...

  • Chile Sep 29, 2019

    Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Chilean Coast

    A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook the coast of Chile on Sunday, swaying buildings in the capital of Santiago. The national emergency agency said there were no reported injuries or damage to basic services. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 10:57 a.m. local time (1557 GMT) and was centered 66 kilometers (40 miles) west-southwest of the city...

  • New York Aug 29, 2019

    Teen Eco-Activist Greta Thunberg Arrives in New York After 2-Week Sail

    Eco-activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on Wednesday, two weeks after she set sail from the English coastline, as part of her campaign to pressure politicians to put climate change at the top of their agendas.

  • Puerto Rico Aug 15, 2019

    Warning Signs Missed? 23-Year-Old Mom Dies Days After Returning From Vacation With Back Pain

    Xavier Soto has been desperately looking for answers since his 23-year-old partner, Jeimily Morales, died last June at a hospital in Puerto Rico, nine days after the pair returned from a vacation to the Dominican Republic. Soto, 27, believes Morales, the mother of a 4-year-old boy, was in good health during their trip in the neighboring Caribbean island. She had...

  • texas Aug 7, 2019

    ‘I Thank God and My Son': Boy, 9, Praised for Saving Mom During El Paso Walmart Shooting

    When a gunman entered a busy El Paso Walmart Saturday and began firing on crowds of back-to-school shoppers, Ana Gabriela Vitela became paralyzed by fear. “My mom froze. I yelled at her to hurry but she remained still,” Vitela’s 9-year-old son son Gabriel told Telemundo 48 in El Paso. That’s when, according to Gabriel, he grabbed his mother by the...

  • Chicago Jun 21, 2019

    Learn How to Make Your Travel Experience Eco-Friendly

    If you’re thinking about traveling this summer for your vacations, consider this: Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers lately. You might want to try it, too. You may be wondering what this is and how can you do it. Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well being of the local...

  • United States Jun 21, 2019

    Learn How to Make Your Travel Experience Eco-Friendly

    If you’re thinking about traveling this summer for your vacations, consider this: Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular among travelers lately. You might want to try it, too. You may be wondering what this is and how can you do it. Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well being of the local...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 20, 2019

    Dominican Republic Tourism Hasn't Seen a Hit Over Safety Fears, Travel Industry Experts Say

    The recent deaths of several tourists in the Dominican Republic and the shooting of former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz have raised safety concerns among those planning to visit the island. But fallout to the country’s heavy tourism sector so far hasn’t led to a slew of canceled trips, according to some industry experts. And a snapshot of the overall...

  • Instagram Jun 19, 2019

    Bella Hadid Apologizes After Posting a Photo That Angered Islamic Community

    Supermodel Bella Hadid is apologizing after being heavily criticized on Twitter for posting a photo of her shoe right on top of two aircrafts from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia Monday. Her post has drawn attention because Middle East countries consider pointing or placing your shoe towards someone or something disrespectful. In this culture the gesture is seen...

  • Twitter Jun 19, 2019

    Bella Hadid Apologizes After Posting a Photo That Angered Islamic Community

    Supermodel Bella Hadid is apologizing after being heavily criticized on Twitter for posting a photo of her shoe right on top of two aircrafts from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia Monday. Her post has drawn attention because Middle East countries consider pointing or placing your shoe towards someone or something disrespectful. In this culture the gesture is seen...

  • New York City Jun 19, 2019

    What Is CBD and Is It Legal? A Complete Guide to Cannabidiol

    You’ve probably seen it and perhaps struggled to understand the craze. CBD, or cannabidiol, a cannabis extract, has made its way up to food, drinks and dietary supplements almost everywhere. The hype has significantly grown in the U.S. in the last five years. However, its legality and benefits remain in a gray area and debated in the country, where 33...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 19, 2019

    ‘Late Night': Eva Longoria Named ‘Grand Hotel' Role After Son

    Eva Longoria talks about her new show “Grand Hotel” and the story behind naming one of the characters after her son, Santiago.

  • earthquake Feb 22, 2019

    Powerful 7.5-Magnitude Quake Hits Southern Ecuador

    A very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday close to the country’s border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake happened at 10:17 GMT 115 kilometers (71 miles) southeast of the town of Palora, in the Morona Santiago province, at...

  • China Dec 27, 2018

    Pope's Initial Blind Spot on Sex Abuse Threatens Legacy

    It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. The latest development — a high-profile verdict in a far-away country — cements the impression that Francis simply didn’t “get...

  • United States Oct 26, 2018

    Puerto Rico busca atraer al turismo a un año de María

    Un conocido mensaje viral fue renovado pero no para dar ayuda, sino para dar la bienvenida.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Apr 6, 2018

    FBI Offers Reward for Fugitive Sought in 1996 ValuJet Crash

    More than 20 years after ValuJet Flight 592 plunged into the Florida Everglades, killing 110 people, the FBI is hoping a reward will help lead to the capture of a fugitive airline mechanic facing federal charges in the crash.

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