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Happiest country in the world? Global index may surprise you
When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index.

18.09.2014 08:31

World hunger: No reason for celebration yet, data masks real struggle – UN
While the number of hungry people across the globe has seen a sharp fall over the past decade, one in nine people throughout the world – 805 million – still do not have enough to eat, says a joint report by three UN food and agriculture agencies.

16.09.2014 22:46

‘Want to make yourself sick with McDonald’s? Pay more!’ Ecuador to introduce fast food tax
Ecuador’s leftist president Rafael Correa is taking on US-owned fast food chains in a bid to combat the escalating obesity problem in the country.

13.09.2014 17:28

Chile on high alert after 3 explosions in 3 days
Chilean capital is on high alert after three explosions struck the country, causing injuries. Authorities say they are seeking help from foreign security agencies in identifying those responsible for the blasts.

11.09.2014 06:00

Argentina passes law to reclaim default debt from New York
Argentina’s Senate has passed a law that will let the country continue paying off its default debt by transferring international bond payments from New York to local banks, which would let other investors buy Argentine debt.

05.09.2014 09:06

Ecuador set to create state-backed digital currency... to ditch dollar?
Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.

30.08.2014 16:49

22 years for 100s of murders? Pablo Escobar’s favorite hitman walks free
A top hitman for infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who confessed to murdering hundreds of people, has been set free after 22 years behind bars, despite protests from relatives of his alleged victims.

27.08.2014 19:41

Argentina accuses US judge of being ‘imperialist’ after debt plan ruling
The Argentine cabinet chief, Jorge Capitanich, accused a US judge who ruled that Buenos Aires’s debt restructuring plan is illegal of having an ‘imperialist’ attitude after he backed hedge funds that refuse to take reduced returns on Argentinian bonds.

22.08.2014 18:58

Brazil elections: Rousseff still the favorite, but Silva’s nomination casts doubts
​It was all set for this to be the most boring presidential elections in Brazil since 1989. But the protests in June last year made it all a bit more difficult to foresee.

22.08.2014 14:12

Clashes in Chile as thousands of students protest lagging education reform (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Police in Chile used water cannons and tear gas in Santiago as they clashed with outraged students demanding the government to speed up the process of national education reform. Tens of thousands took to the streets to join the largely peaceful protest.

21.08.2014 20:47

Assange plans to leave embassy 'soon', no details given
Julian Assange plans to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in the near future, he told a press conference at the embassy's London compound, where he's been holed up for two years. The WikiLeaks founder gave no further details.

18.08.2014 08:16

‘Attempt to intimidate’: US firm may face terrorism charges in Argentina
The government of Argentina is ready to use an anti-terrorism law to seek criminal charges against a US-based international printing company, which unexpectedly closed its plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

15.08.2014 04:40

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