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Coal Mine Explosion Kills 7 in Mexico

Seven men died Wednesday in an explosion at a coal mine in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, authorities said. The victims ranged in age from 22 to 39, the spokesman for the state emergency management office, Juan Antonio Ibarra, told Efe. continue reading »

AH1N1 Swine Flu Death Toll Hits 133 in Brazil

Brazilian health authorities reported the deaths of 10 more people in the southern part of the country from the AH1N1 swine flu virus, bringing the death toll to 133 so far this year. continue reading »

Violence in Eastern Mexico Continues, 6 Die in Drug-related Violence

At least six people died in drug-related violence in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. The killings occurred between Friday and Saturday in the cities of Veracruz, Martinez de la Torre and Tres Valles. continue reading »

Swine Flu Kills 13 in Brazil, Health Authorities Look To Boost Measures

Brazilian health authorities announced Tuesday that they will strengthen measures against the AH1N1 strain of swine flu after a week in which 13 people died of the disease. continue reading »

Is Tainted Alcohol Responsible for 21 Deaths in Honduras?

Health authorities and prosecutors in Honduras are investigating whether the deaths of 21 people over the past two weeks were due to tainted liquor. continue reading »

Report: Hundreds Of Dolphins Likely Died of Natural Causes in Peru

The approximately 800 dolphin deaths over the past few months in central and northern Peru were likely due to natural causes, the Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, said in a report. continue reading »

Shootout Between Military and Armed Assailants in Northwestern Mexico Leaves 5 Dead

Five people were killed in a clash with army soldiers and state police on a highway in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Heavy Rains in Peru Leave 260,000 Homeless and 53 Dead over Last 6 Months

Since November last year, when the rains began to fall in Peru, until recent days, the total affected by natural disasters is very high. The news, sent to Fides from the Catholic radio station Onda Azul in Puno, reports the data in the Report of the National Institute of Civil Defense, regarding the consequences of heavy rains in the last 6 months: 53 deaths, 267,391 homeless, 9,383 houses destroyed. continue reading »