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Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

Venezuela Protests Leave 3 People Dead

By Val Powell February 13, 2014

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 …

Celia Cruz Honored by JLO at AMAs 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 …

Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targets U.S. Immigrants 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 …

Julian Assange Discusses Life in Exile Julian Assange Discusses Life in Exile
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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, …

Google Adds Latin American Spanish to Calendar Google Adds Latin American Spanish to Calendar
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Google has just announced that they are making Google Calendar much more friendly to Latin American Spanish speakers. Starting today, Google Calendar has a new Español (Latinoamérica) option. Spanish is spoken is much of the world, but the Spanish isn’t …

Pinterest Sees Huge Leap In Latin America Pinterest Sees Huge Leap In Latin America

Image-based sharing-site Pinterest has seen quite a jump in growth this year, spawning copy-cat sites and sites based on the general idea but aimed at men. Now, the company is seeing a big increase in their Latin American fanbase–by as …

Latin America Loves Google, Facebook Latin America Loves Google, Facebook

comScore released a teaser of their 2012 Latin America Digital Future in Focus today, a report that details the key digital trends in the region of the past year while pointing to their implications for the year ahead. One thing …

YouTube Now Available in Chile!!!! YouTube Now Available in Chile!!!!

YouTube is now available in Chile through YouTube.cl. It is the fifth country in Latin America and joins Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Over 40 countries now have a local version of YouTube. This great news for residents of Chile …

2011 Was A Dangerous Year For Journalists 2011 Was A Dangerous Year For Journalists

Journalists being killed for reporting the truth is nothing new, but it’s still shocking when the numbers are actually released. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) announced today that 64 journalists were killed around the world with …

Netflix Goes to Latin America Netflix Goes to Latin America

It’s been known for sometime that Netflix was planning a Latin America launch, but that has now come to fruition. It has already launched in Brazil, and will be launching throughout Latin America and the Caribean over the next week. …

Google Dominates Search in Latin America Google Dominates Search in Latin America
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It is well known that Google hosts the most search queries in the world. It’s dominance is no doubt being challenged by the growth of Bing and persistence of Yahoo search, but Google is still the king of search, by …

Google Announces Big Expansion In Latin America

More details of Google’s plan to hire 6,000 new employees have come to light.  It seems the search giant will focus an unusual amount of attention on Central and South America, making a special effort to step up operations in that area.

Monster To Power Yahoo Job Listings In Latin America
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 Yahoo said today it has partnered with Monster on a deal under which the career site will provide job listings in Latin American markets.

Monster will become Yahoo’s provider of career and job content in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Monster says the partnership will give it access to almost 55 million new Internet users in Latin America. Terms of the deal were not released.

Latin American Broadband Adoption Growing

The number of Latin American broadband access points is projected to reach 28.5 million in 2012, up from 12.5 million in 2006, according to Frost & Sullivan’s "Latin America Broadband Services Market" report.

Latin American Internet Usage

The average Latin American Internet user spent 29 hours online during the month of June according to comScore’s new report on the behavior of Latin American Internet users.