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latin america's energy landscape is changing — and why that matters


from the northernmost point in mexico to the tip of tierra del fuego in chile, latin american countries are experiencing an energy transformation. some countries are moving faster than others. some are struggling with long-running political battles that threaten development. the issues may seem...






latin america's energy landscape is changing, and it could be a huge benefit to


from the northernmost point in mexico to the tip of tierra del fuego in chile, latin american countries are experiencing an energy transformation. some countries are moving faster than others. some are struggling with long-running political battles that threaten development. the issues may seem...






reading latin america through edward said


media and the politics of representation in latin america, from the 'perfect latin american' to the 'authentic' one.






more than 65 art galleries to join pst la/la museum exhibitions with latino and


in the fall, more than 60 southern california museums and other cultural institutions will come together to produce exhibitions and events related to latin american and latino art. pacific standard time: los angeles / latin america — or pst: la/la, as it is known — promises to overwhelm with exhibitions...






the end of an era for the latin american left?


in this web extra special, we ask oas chief luis almagro and a panel of latin america political commentators.






china steps into the latin american void trump has left behind


latin americans can't afford to wait four years to see when the united states will be willing to have an honest and reciprocal conversation about economic prosperity in the western hemisphere. luckily for the united states' southern neighbors, over the past decade latin america has found a new...






latin american nations denounce venezuela crackdown


eight countries, including brazil and mexico, condemn caracas' crackdown on protests, as death toll rises to 36.






trump’s talk on nafta extends far beyond mexico and into latin america


trump’s talk on nafta matters to latin america beyond mexico cajamarca, colombia — anything that president donald trump says about nafta draws extra scrutiny in latin america, whose countries account for half of the united states’ free trade agreements. so when trump threatened to termin...






why china and latin america are discussing trade now


china's huge market has been absorbing more and more food commodities it cannot produce at home from latin american growers. will this relationship grow into the fields of innovation and manufacturing?






latin american art, padres fanfest, julian gold rush days


latin american art festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. saturday and sunday. arts district at liberty station, 2730 historic decatur road,barracks 16, point loma. free. (619) 752-6118 or latinamericanartfestival.com this annual event brings in artists from san diego, orange county, los angeles and baja california...






from a motorcycle obstacle course to experimental vocals: latino performance art


if 2017 has been the year for latin american and u.s. latino visual art in los angeles — courtesy of the exhibition series pacific standard time: la/la — then 2018 should be the year of performance. in january, more than 200 latino and latin american artists will stage more than 75 performance...






what it will take to stem the violence in latin america


the sense of unease on many latin american city streets is palpable. fear and uncertainty affect people’s day-to-day decisions — whether to take public transport, where to buy groceries, when to go out at night. pervasive insecurity also influences long-term plans — what neighborhood to move to,...






where is the world's outrage over cuba's dictatorship?


latin american countries deserve credit for their recent denunciations of what they bluntly refer to as venezuela's dictatorship, but i have a hard time understanding why they don't do the same thing with cuba's dictatorship. when it comes to cuba, they all seem to look the other way. i was thinking...






diego rivera to headline sotheby's latin american art sale


a painting that sotheby's hails as one of the most important pieces by diego rivera to go to auction in recent years will headline its latin american art sale in may, the auction house said.






brazil judge inspired by italy probe and media savvy


a colossal investigation into kickbacks for construction contracts in brazil has brought down dozens of top politicians and businessmen over the last three years. federal judge sergio moro has been at the center of the probe, which has expanded to several other latin american countries.






venezuelans are fleeing their crisis-torn country en masse


thousands of venezuelans are pouring out of their crippled nation in one of the biggest migration crises in latin american history, causing growing alarm in the region and prompting neighboring countries to rush thousands of soldiers to the border. the massive scale of the exodus is being compared...






where’s the outrage over cuba’s dictatorship?


latin american countries deserve credit for their recent denunciations of what they bluntly refer to as venezuela’s dictatorship, but i have a hard time understanding why they don’t do the same thing with cuba’s dictatorship. when it comes to cuba, they all seem to look the other way. i was thinking about this when i […]






star-studded 'how to be a latin lover' delivers broad laughs in two languages


an a-lister in his native mexico, eugenio derbez has yet to break into the american mainstream. however, “how to be a latin lover” may be the film that finally introduces him to a wider audience with dialogue in both spanish and english and plenty of familiar faces. its humor is broad, but most...






latin word replaced on university of texas tower memorial


austin, texas (ap) — the incorrect form of a latin word has been replaced on a granite memorial for victims of the 1966 university of texas tower shooting. the austin american-statesman (http://atxne.ws/2lyvhod ) reports that names of the 17 people slain were etched on the monument below the latin word “interfectum,” equivalent to the english […]






'snatched' review: amy schumer, goldie hawn's mother-daughter chemistry gets los


an action comedy about white women beset by brown men in latin american countries portrayed by hawaii, "snatched" is amy schumer's second big movie, her follow-up to the very funny "trainwreck," which introduced her to audiences unfamiliar with her stand-up or her tv work on "inside amy schumer."...






diego rivera to headline sotheby’s latin american art sale


new york (ap) — a painting that sotheby’s hails as one of the most important pieces by diego rivera to go to auction in recent years will headline its latin american art sale in may, the auction house said. “portrait of senorita matilde palou” (1951) depicts matilde palou, a chilean actress and singer who gained […]






peru's president denies corruption charges in speech to lawmakers ahead of impea


peruvian president pedro pablo kuczynski went before legislators thursday to refute corruption charges related to business dealings with a brazilian construction company accused of bribing officials in several latin american countries to secure contracts. kuczynski told congress he was innocent...






peru's president denies corruption charges in speech to lawmakers ahead of impea


peruvian president pedro pablo kuczynski went before legislators thursday to rebut corruption charges related to business dealings with a brazilian construction company accused of bribing officials in several latin american countries to secure contracts. kuczynski told congress he was innocent...






gabriel garcia marquez on his 90th birthday


monday would have been the 90th birthday of late colombian novelist and journalist gabriel garcia marquez, one of the few latin american writers to win the nobel prize for literature. beloved by latin americans and affectionately known as gabo, marquez was known for his novels that twisted and turne...






as latin america turns rightward, chile returns former president sebastian piñer


chilean magnate sebastian piñera coasted to victory sunday in his bid for a second presidential term, easily beating a center-left candidate by promising to kick-start the country’s stagnant economy. the results in a runoff election continued a shift in recent years of latin american voters veering...






lourdes ramos named president of the museum of latin american art — first latina


lourdes ramos, who for the past dozen years has led the museo de arte de puerto rico in san juan as executive director and chief curator, has been named the new president and chief executive of the museum of latin american art (molaa) in long beach. she will be the first latina to hold the post....






essential arts & culture: the ica l.a. debuts, latin america's 'radical women,'


the ica l.a. prepares to open its doors. how a group of latin american women artists are rewriting art history. and how texas cultural institutions have been affected by hurricane harvey. i’m carolina a. miranda, staff writer for the los angeles times, with the week’s essential culture news:ica...






analysis: pope francis uses latin american trips to recover soul of the catholic


pope francis’ fifth trip to latin america in just five years as pontiff underscores his careful attempt to recapture the soul of the roman catholic church in the region. during his weeklong travel through chile and peru, the argentine-born pope’s message often has stood in marked contrast to those...






tillerson embraces u.s. alliances with latin america before he visits the region


secretary of state rex tillerson outlined the trump administration’s vision for latin america for the first time thursday, describing the region as a vital, enduring u.s. partner despite recent frictions over immigration and trade. tillerson, who is on his first multi-nation mission to latin america,...






kazakhstan to switch from cyrillic to latin alphabet


president announces commission to oversee gradual transition to latin-based script by 2025






highland neighborhood’s señor bear cooks up latin fare with unusual flare


opening this weekend, the latin-inspired restaurant serves up everything from carnitas to tiradito, which is like peruvian sashimi.






ap explains: catholic church in chile weakened by scandal


when pope francis arrives in chile's capital monday, he will find a weakened roman catholic church. as in many latin american countries, the church in chile has been losing followers to both evangelical faiths and increasing secularism. the shift has been exacerbated by a priest sex abuse scandal, and many chileans are put off by the church's influence in keeping tight restrictions in social matters like marriage and abortion. here are some of the contributing factors to the chilean church's problems.






pence to lay out administration views on latin america


washington (ap) — vice president mike pence is set to outline the administration’s views on latin america and the caribbean next week in a speech that lays the groundwork for president donald trump’s april trip to south america. the white house says pence will use his address to the organization of american states to ask […]






20 latin american galleries to launch an l.a. pop-up during pacific standard tim


galleries from throughout the americas are teaming up for a special group exhibition in los angeles this fall to coincide with the getty foundation-funded exhibition series, pacific standard time los angeles/latin america. the project, called proyectosla, will bring together 20 galleries from central,...






romeo santos, enrique iglesias and more contend for latin songwriters hall of fa


the "king of bachata" and the "king of latin pop" are up for the prestigious honor.