All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Latin America’

Netflix Is Now Available in Cuba

It appears that Netflix is one of the first tech companies to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of restrictions. Starting today, Netflix is officially available in Cuba. Like in the US, a Netflix subscription in Cuba will cost …

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eBay Expands In Latin American Market

eBay just announced the launch of new Spanish and Portuguese-language versions of its website for customers in Latin America. The e-commerce giant already has over 2 million people in Latin America using its site in English and with U.S. dollars, but now they’ll be able to shop localized versions with local promotions and currencies in addition to native languages. As …

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Yelp Expands Into Argentina, Its 27th Country

Yelp continues to expand internationally with a launch in Argentina, its 27th market. This comes just two months after Yelp’s Mexico launch, further expanding the company’s presence in Latin America, which also includes Brazil. People in Argentina can now create accounts at Yelp.com.ar. The iPhone and Android apps as well as business owner tools will also be available in the …

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Netflix Taps Gaz Alazraki For First Spanish-Language Original Series

Netflix just announced its first Spanish-language original series – a comedy set in the world of futbol, from director Gaz Alazraki. The so far untitled project will consist of thirteen episodes, and reunite the team behind Nosotros los Nobles (We Are The Nobles), which as Netflix says is one of the most successful Mexican box office hits of all time. …

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Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

Youth Day marches in Caracas, Venezuela turned violent with at least three people dead from gunshot wounds. Protests against the government have been escalating since the inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro in April 2013. The violent events were another cry from the opposition hardliners, who have been denouncing Maduro through demonstrations in provinces weeks prior to the latest incident. According to …

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Demand Media Enters New Ad Partnership In Latin America

Demand Media announced that it has entered into a digital advertising partnership with Cisneros Interactive’s RedMas, which will see RedMas gain exclusive representation for branded digital ad solutions eHow en Español, in certain Latin American countries. Demand Media will provide RedMas’ sales force with training and assistance on offering its ad solutions – including custom content, brand sponsorships and rich …

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GoDaddy Expands To Latin America

Emerging markets are where it’s at these days. While there’s still plenty of small businesses in mature markets in the U.S. and Western Europe, companies are now targeting small businesses in emerging markets to take advantage of the explosive growth these countries are seeing. GoDaddy announced today that it will begin to target small businesses in Latin America with a …

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Puerto Rico Earthquake Of 6.4 Magnitude Jolts Nation

A strong earthquake  struck Northern Puerto Rico early Monday about 34 miles north of Hatillo municipality and caused minor damages including some power outages and floor cracks.  No injuries have been reported so far. The earthquake is one of the largest quakes to hit the U.S. territory in recent years. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was out at sea and …

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Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidential Election

Only once in America’s 237 year history has a president been elected to serve non-consecutive terms. That president was Grover Cleveland, who served as our 22nd President from 1885-1889 and our 24th President from 1893-1897. While the event is uncommon here in the United States, it happened for the first time in Chile’s 23 year old democracy this Sunday when …

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Celia Cruz Honored by JLO at AMAs

The American Music Awards in Los Angeles brought viewers countless performances to excite and entertain. At the top of the list, many are commenting on the dance (and singing) number Jennifer Lopez gave as an ode to the talented salsa icon, Celia Cruz. Known as the “Queen of Salsa” Cruz contributed to the music world until her death in 2003, …

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Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targets U.S. Immigrants

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, four individuals were arrested in connection with a virtual kidnapping scam. The scam targeted immigrants in the United States, specifically in areas surrounding Washington, D.C., due to the significant number of immigrants located there, who have traveled from Central America. They often do not have any form of communication with their relatives who are also …

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Julian Assange Discusses Life in Exile

Julian Assange has once again gained international attention. This time, however, it has less to do with his leaking-abilities and more to do with his cinematic critiquing. The Fifth Estate, a movie about the Wikileaks phenomenon and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has received harsh criticism from Assange. The Wikileaks founder has stated that the film is a “massive propaganda attack,’ and …

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