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Oscar darling ‘Roma’ represents growing U.S. investments in Mexican movies and shows

Beside its status as the unlikeliest likely winner of the Best Picture Academy Award this Sunday, “Roma” is certainly the most talked-about production made in Mexico with U.S. money. Alfonso Cuaron’s 10 Oscars-nominated, artful recreation of everyday life in 1970s Mexico City is far from the only one, though. Production in Mexico is expanding at a remarkable pace, thanks to changes in how Americans, and the rest of the world, consume entertainment – and to current economic and political trends b...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Mexico, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, United States, Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón, Sony, Beverly Hills, States, Jane The Virgin, Roma, Ted Sarandos

Trump's Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America

History suggests that if the U.S. takes too large a role in the South American country's crisis, experts and former diplomats warn, it could spark a worse backlash than the original issue.(Image credit: John Gaps/AP)
Tags: News, Venezuela, Latin America, Trump

A free, shared visual playground in the browser: Olivia Jack talks Hydra

Reimagine pixels and color, melt your screen live into glitches and textures, and do it all for free on the Web – as you play with others. We talk to Olivia Jack about her invention, live coding visual environment Hydra. Inspired by analog video synths and vintage image processors, Hydra is open, free, collaborative, and all runs as code in the browser. It’s the creation of US-born, Colombia-based artist Olivia Jack. Olivia joined our MusicMakers Hacklab at CTM Festival earlier this winter, wh...
Tags: Europe, Music, California, Berlin, Americas, US, San Francisco, Colombia, Hawaii, Medellin, Madrid, Gpu, Latin America, Hydra, Bogota, Ctm

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. At least 43 people have been slain in Venezuela since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, and some families accused special police units […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Associated Press, Latin America, Caribbean, Latin America Caribbean, Juan Guaido

Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent - experts

Collapse of Venezuela’s healthcare system could fuel spread of malaria and other diseases across regionExperts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented scale in Latin America following the collapse of the healthcare system in Venezuela.Continent-wide public health gains of the last 18 years could be undone if Venezuela does not accept help to control the spreading outbreaks of malaria, Zika, dengue and other illnesses that are afflicting its people, e...
Tags: Americas, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Venezuela, Malaria, Latin America, Zika Virus, Zika, Global Health, Lancet Infectious Diseases Continue

History of the tres leches cake

In March of 2008 , I found myself in a pizza restaurant in Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras. I was part of a Habitat for Humanity trip, and it was my first time out of the country. I wouldn’t have expected to find a pizzeria in this rural town in the mountains of Central America, but there we were. I wasn’t complaining, though. A long day of digging foundations and hauling wheelbarrows of dirt had left me with a formidable appetite. Plus, it was my birthday. I wasn’t expecting any kind of recogni...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Mexico, Turkey, Austin, United States, Middle East, Brazil, Miami, Mega, Albania, Honduras, Istanbul, Central America, Latin America

Apple's stubborn refusal to make a cheap iPhone resulted in its biggest sales decline in 3 years

Apple saw its biggest iPhone sales decline in almost three years over the holiday quarter, according to new Gartner data. That ties in with an overall pattern of declining smartphones sales globally. But Chinese brands bucked the trend, with Huawei and Oppo boosting phone sales thanks to their broad appeal in emerging markets like China and India. Part of the reason Apple is losing market share is because it doesn't offer a cheap iPhone and relies on existing owners upgrading their phones. Ap...
Tags: Apple, China, India, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Gartner, Huawei, Latin America, China India, Gupta, Anshul Gupta

‘Roma’ producer could make history at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Film producer Gabriela Rodriguez has collaborated with the writer and director Alfonso Cuaron for more than a decade. But even she was surprised by the universal success his “Roma” has enjoyed. Rodriguez thought the film would have an impact in Latin America. She never expected the accolades and awards at the […]
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Entertainment, Nation, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, Latin America, Rodriguez, Gabriela Rodriguez

Trump Undercuts Efforts To Stop Migrant Smugglers Despite Tough Talk

ICE has shifted manpower and money away from more complex investigations to support the administration’s push to arrest, detain and deport undocumented immigrants. In his quest to build a border wall, President Donald Trump has warned of jobs stolen from American workers, suburbs terrorized by criminal aliens, and desperate migrant caravans headed north. Lately, though, he has found a favorite new target in the “ruthless coyotes” and “vicious cartels” that smuggle migrants into the United Stat...
Tags: Asia, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, Mexico, White House, Immigration, America, Qatar, Dhs, Fbi, United States, Philippines, Ice

Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 million units shipped. tl;dr: high end handset buyers decided not to bother upgrading their shiny slabs of touch-sensitive glass. Gartner says Apple ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Europe, China, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphone, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East

A Week of Very Santiago Moments

Most people in Santiago are walking around with groceries in their arms or holding overfilled tiny plastic bags normally used for bread or veggies. As of February 3, all plastic bags are banned in retail business in Chile, but it takes a while to adapt and remember to bring a reusable bag. In theory, supermarkets were supposed to sell paper bags, but most run out of them after a few days. A new market is emerging, though—kids selling reusable bags in front of supermarkets. Stuck with groceries ...
Tags: Travel, Santiago, Chile, Latin America, South America 2018-2019, Monjitas Santiago Kids, Santa Rosa Santiago Complete, Calle Amunátegui Santiago Every, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Bondfire

On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market

Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service  in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators. Via says the service called CityBus 2.0 is the first on-demand shuttle system operated by a public transit operator to launch in Latin America. Users are able to use an app to  request a ride in 11 districts around the city. Base fares are R$2.50, or $0.68. Via’s serv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Brazil, South America, Orange County, Latin America, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Citybus, Chicago Washington, Goiânia Brazil, HP Transportes Coletivos

New Netflix March 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced

New Netflix March 2019 movie and TV titles announced The Netflix March 2019 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All Netflix March 2019 titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in February underneath. Which Netflix titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service? Sound off in the comments below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAl...
Tags: Asia, Japan, TV, Movies, La, Amy Schumer, Disney, Taiwan, Fbi, Chicago, Netflix, Budapest, Malaysia, Chile, Tennessee, Paris

Allianz X boosts fund size to 1 bln euros

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, said Feb. 20 that additional investment from Allianz SE caused it to increased the size of its fund to 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion). The funds will be used to make direct investments in digital companies globally that are strategically relevant for the Allianz Group. PRESS RELEASE Allianz X Increases Fund Size to €1 Billion · The Digital Investment Unit of the Allianz Group now becomes one of Europe’s largest corporate digital inves...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Munich, Funds, Kansas City, Group, Latin America, Allianz, Africa Asia, Jek, Allianz Group, Euler Hermes, Allianz Indonesia, Nazim Cetin, Bima, Digital Investment Unit

Haiti: a call to account

Haiti (MNN) – The situation in Haiti is a perfect recipe for instability with a generous helping of ‘fed up’, stirred by a call for change. Businesses and government offices carefully reopened across the country earlier this week, after protests turned deadly last week. Edouard Lassegue, Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region of Compassion International explains, “There are a lot of people in the streets and they are demonstrating against the corruption that has been rampant...
Tags: US, Venezuela, State Department, Haiti, Latin America, Port Au Prince, Compassion International Compassion, Wikimedia CC, Caribbean Region of Compassion International, Jovenel Moise He, Lassegue, Chretienne Des Rachetes D'Haiti

The Colourful Murals of Barrio Brasil

Santiago is getting seriously crowded. It’s not just the Canadian in me speaking—“Oh, my God, two or more people are walking in the street, must run away to a safe, empty place!”—, Chile’s capital has been experiencing a massive population boom in recent years. All around Latin America, the word got around that the economy is doing okay, no political coup can be foreseen, and the weather is nice. Old one- or two-storey buildings are being torn down, the new typical Santiago apartment is on the 2...
Tags: Travel, China, Santiago, Chile, Latin America, Plaza de Armas, Barrio Brasil, Haussman, South America 2018-2019, San Cristóbal Hill Providencia

MyFrenchFilmFestival Prizes ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the Right Shape’

Actress-director Noémie Lvovsky’s “Tomorrow And Thereafter,” a heartfelt homage to the director’s own mother, and Fabien Gorgeart’s “Diane Has the Right Shape,” about one woman’s surrogate motherhood, both won big at the 2019 UniFrance MyFrenchFilmFestival which skewed female in its winners and viewership, making particularly notable inroads into South East Asia and Latin America. Opening […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Latin America, Unifrance, South East Asia, Noémie Lvovsky, MyFrenchFilmFestival, MyFFF, Diane Has, Fabien Gorgeart

Renting on Your Round the World Trip

When planning a long-term trip around the world, there’s boatloads to take into consideration. The flight is often the most immediate concern as it generally takes the biggest chunk out of the budget. Accommodations are usually the next heaviest expense for a long-term trip. Many travelers only consider the usual suspects – hostels, guesthouses, and hotels. People generally combine a mix of these when traveling round the world (RTW). What many travelers never consider, though, is the idea of ren...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Accommodation, Peru, South America, Guatemala, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Belize, Adam Seper, Rtw, Rtw Travel, Don

'Let your people go': Trump calls on Maduro loyalists to end nightmare of his regime

President speaks to US-based Venezuelans in MiamiMaduro accuses Trump of using ‘almost Nazi style’ languageDonald Trump has told a rally in Florida “a new day is coming in Latin America” as he again warned president Nicolás Maduro that he sought a peaceful transition of power “but all options are open”.The US president, sought support from the largest Venezuelan community in the US for opposition leader Juan Guaidó, appealed directly to Venezuela’s armed forces, saying: “We want to restore Venez...
Tags: Florida, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Miami, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Trump, Maduro, Trump Administration, Juan Guaido, MiamiMaduro

'A new day is coming to Latin America': Donald Trump warns Venezuelan military leaders

President Trump directs speech at Florida's Venezuelan community as he tries to appeal to Latino voters heading into the 2020 election.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Latin America, Trump

Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care

The collapse of the health care system in Venezuela is having ramifications throughout Latin America. Disease outbreaks across the continent are being linked back to Venezuela.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Latin America, Latin American Health Care

5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling

Though well known as an incredible cultural and adventure destination, South America’s reputation for fine cuisine is much less recognized. This is changing rapidly, though, as this southern continent emerges as one of the trendiest food regions on the planet. Today, Latin America serves up everything from velvet-soft Colombian sea bass to melt-in-your-mouth Argentine beef […] The post 5 South American foodie destinations worth sampling appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Restaurants, Food And Drink, South America, Latin America, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany

The Coup, The Struggle for Democracy and a New Beginning – Santiago’s Museo De La Memoria Y Los Derechos Humanos

Forty-five years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to roam around freely in Latin America—unless the other me had had a taste for military dictatorship tourism, and I don’t think she would have. Forty-five years ago, the US-backed Plan Cóndor implemented a campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations and assassination of opponents in most of South America. Forty-five years ago, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay were right-wing dictatorshi...
Tags: Travel, US, Santiago, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, South America, Uruguay, Central America, Latin America, Augusto Pinochet, Colombia Peru, Forty, La Moneda, Argentina Chile, Derechos Humanos

Mexico to inject $3.9 billion in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade

It now holds roughly $106 billion in financial debt, the highest of any national oil company in Latin America. Fitch said on Friday that the plan, which includes additional tax cuts, more government spending on the company and debt refinancing, would likely not be enough to prevent "continued deterioration" in Pemex's credit quality. The agency cited an ongoing "significant level of underinvestment" for Pemex.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Latin America, Fitch, Pemex

GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America – and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised $3.5 million USD to do just that. And i nvestors are eyeing the startup as the digital fashion marketplace growth leader in Spanish-speaking countries.  GoTrendier, founded by Belén Cabido, is...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, US, Barcelona, E-commerce, Designer, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Silicon Valley, Stella Mccartney, Latin America, Menlo Ventures, Sergio Pérez

Mexico to inject $3.6 billion in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade

Mexico will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix. It now holds roughly $106 billion in financial debt, the highest of any national oil company in Latin America. Fitch said on Friday that the plan, which includes additional tax cuts, more government spending on the company and debt refinancing, would likely not be eno...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Latin America, Fitch, Pemex

Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.
Tags: Money, China, Colombia, businessNews, Latin America, Didi, Chile Peru, Didi Chuxing

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Colombia?

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Tags: Travel, Colombia, South America, Latin America, Long-term Travel, Destination Reports, International Living/working, Work/life/travel Balance, International Living, Living Abroad, Cheap Latin America Travel, Colombia Travel

Mexico will do whatever it takes to prevent Pemex downgrade

It now holds roughly $106 billion in financial debt, the highest of any national oil company in Latin America. "The announcement is positive and could be enough to remedy the company additional financial needs for 2019," said Edgar Cruz, global markets credit research at BBVA in Mexico, while warning that it would not stave off another crunch next year. Over the next three years, Pemex must make more than $27 billion in debt payments.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Latin America, Bbva, Pemex, Edgar Cruz

Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.(Image credit: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Venezuela, Latin America, Luis Robayo