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‘Bear Story’ from Chile wins Oscar for animated short at Academy Awards

Animated short “Bear Story” by Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala “Bear Story,” a beautifully rendered tale of a Papa Bear longing to be reunited with his family, told as a presentation in a mechanical diorama, won the Oscar for a


University team translates Firefox into Indian language in Paraguay

A team of linguists and software engineers from Asuncion National University has translated Mozilla’s Firefox browser into Guarani, marking the first time a native Latin American language is included in this type of technology. The project requ


Uruguayan film festival to screen 60 Ibero-American and Spanish films

The Punta del Este International Film Festival opens Monday in the Uruguayan resort city with a program featuring about 60 titles, most of them Ibero-American and European movies. The festival, which runs until Feb. 27, is in the 19th year of its sec


Radiotelescope to be built in Uruguay to study origins of universe

An international scientific project is underway to build a radio telescope in Uruguay this year to map the cosmos in the intermediate stage between the present time and the Big Bang as part of an effort to search for clues about the origins of the un


New Pablo Milanes discs feature Cuban songs from years gone by

Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes has recorded two new discs of songs from the Cuba of yesteryear, soon to be on the market and prepared with the collaboration of composer-pianist Jose Maria Vitier, who has revealed some details about the product


El Salvador Creates Special Court to Protect Womens Rights

El Salvador Creates Special Court to Protect Women’s Rights High levels of impunity for crimes against women in El Salvador has normalized gendered violence in the country, says the U.N. El Salvador approved the creation of a special court spec


Damaged Peru pipeline leaks 3,000 barrels of oil into Amazon region

Jungle covered in black sludge after a landslide caused the country’s main oil pipeline to rupture, polluting rivers relied on by eight native communities Ruptures in Peru’s main oil pipeline have spilled 3,000 barrels of crude into the Amazon re


Traditional medicine app debuts in Paraguay

The deep-rooted consumption of medicinal herbs in Paraguay, a legacy of ancestral Guarani healing knowledge, now has an ally in new technology – a mobile app to learn about which herbs to use, when to use them, how to combine plants and even wh


CDC Arrives in Brazil to Investigate Zika

Health professionals will finally start a more intense study to see if there really does exist a link between the Zika virus and microcephaly. Health specialists from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention arrived in Brazil Monday to investiga