Jul 18, 2014

China offers $20 billion fund for LatAm projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The fund was announced at the end of a summit hosted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that marked the launch of the ...

Plant disease raising high-end coffee price

May 19, 2014

Plant disease raising high-end coffee price

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease and hold down the price of coffee. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust, which has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin America. ...

Jun 5, 2013

At-risk woman denied abortion, has C-section to deliver nonviable baby

In a case that has garnered global attention, doctors performed a cesarean section Monday on a chronically ill Salvadoran woman denied an abortion despite her high-risk pregnancy, an official said. The 22-year-old was in stable condition after undergoing a C-section in the early afternoon, ...