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Why is Latin America's economy lagging in its pandemic recovery?

Aug 1, 2023
William Maloney, chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, says inflation is only part of the puzzle.
The World Bank's main purpose is to provide assistance to countries with high poverty rates and improve economic growth worldwide.
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Why this filmmaker doesn't want Hollywood's $100 million

Aug 31, 2017
Nicolás Lopez used his "Chile-wood" to make "Hazlo Como Hombre" for less than a million dollars.
Ignacia Allamand as Luciana, Mauricio Ochmann as Raúl and Humberto Busto as Eduardo in "Hazlo Como Hombre."
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ICE releases mothers and children who came to U.S. from Central America

Dec 21, 2016
The release coincided with a state judge’s ruling that Texas could not license two family detention facilities as child care centers.
Central American women and children rest in a cafeteria of a San Antonio Mennonite church after being released from detention facilities in South Texas.
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Venezuelan politicians meet as economy sputters

Nov 3, 2016
Critics have accused the government of economic mismanagement.
People demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on October 26, 2016.

Zika virus scares off travelers — for now

Apr 20, 2016
People won't stop traveling, 'they'll just go other places.'
People gather on Copacabana beach, a landmark tourist destination in Rio, on February 26, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Zika virus outbreak, which may be linked to a surge in microcephaly cases in the country, is threatening tourism in Brazil which expects to profit from hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors travelling to Rio de Janeiro during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak, centered in Brazil, to be a 'public health emergency of international concern'.
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Venezuela's opposition party gains power

Dec 7, 2015
The opposition party is now the majority in Venezuela.

Disney hones "Star Wars" strategy in China, Latin America

Sep 21, 2015
Disney is widening access to earlier "Star Wars" movies for international audiences.

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Legalize drugs? VP Biden says no.

Mar 6, 2012
In Mexico, Vice President Biden signals the administration is not open to changing drug policy.