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Aug 20, 2014

Edward G. Leffingwell, Curator, Dies at 72

Mr. Leffingwell brought avant-garde artists to the attention of the public in New York, Los Angeles and Latin America...

Aug 13, 2014

Forrester downgrades 2014 global IT spending forecast, citing weak first half

Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be US$2.2 trillion. The analyst firm blamed a weak first half for its downgrade, but s...

Aug 12, 2014

Shuttered Coca-Cola Facility Highlights Mexico's Broader Security Problems

On July 30 Coca-Cola FEMSA, Latin America’s largest coke bottler shuttered a facility in the Pacific Mexican state of Guerrero, which is home to Acapulco, a city that recorded the country’s highest murder rate in 2013. On August 4 assailants stopped ... #Latin America #Coca-Cola Company #Acapulco #Femsa

Aug 05, 2014

MTV Latin America launches ‘Acapulco Shore’

In keeping with its strategy to increase original programming at the local level, MTV Latin America has kicked off production on “Acapulco Shore,” the first Latin American version of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore,” which ran 2009-2012... #Latin America #MTV #Acapulco

Aug 06, 2014

Mexico's Auto Industry Overtakes Brazil's

The automotive industries of the two countries, Latin America's largest economies as well as its premiere vehicle producers, are mirror opposites that underscore different economic policies implemented over the past decades, analysts say... #Latin America #MTV #Acapulco

Aug 05, 2014

Telefónica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

Telefónica has submitted an offer for Brazilian telecom operator GVT (Global Village Telecom) worth €6.7 billion (US$9 billion), as it seeks to build up its business in Brazil by integrating mobile and fixed broadband with pay-TV services. The Spanis... #Latin America #MTV #Acapulco

Aug 04, 2014

The U.N. Reduces Latin America, Caribbean Growth Expectation To 2.2%

Weakness in external and domestic demand and a decrease in investment are among the reasons for the reduced outlook for 2014... #Caribbean #Latin America

Jul 31, 2014

Growing Entrepreneurship in Latin America

The creation of tech-hubs, cultural interest in entrepreneurs and government-backed initiatives for innovative new businesses are all indications of a more advanced start-up culture – something that many countries crave. Throughout Latin America, a c... #Caribbean #Latin America

Jul 29, 2014

Tuskegee project to set the record straight on dance music

Throughout its history in America, dance music was made by — and for — people of color. Nile Rodgers, Donna Summer, Joe Bataan and Salsoul Records, Frankie Knuckles: It was black and Latin artists who made and played pioneering tracks for big-city yo... #Donna Summer #Nile Rodgers #Joe Bataan (musician)

Jul 30, 2014

Mixed Fortunes for European Car Makers

European car makers painted a murky portrait of the global auto industry as concerns about Russia and Latin America blunt the optimism fueled by a steady rebound in European auto demand... #Donna Summer #Nile Rodgers #Joe Bataan (musician)