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NASA Websites Taken Down by Brazilian Hackers with Social Message on Syria

Fourteen NASA websites have apparently been targeted by Brazilian hackers with a social message they want to put out there. Starting last week numerous NASA sites ending in nasa.gov were targeted by individuals opposed to intervention in Syria. continue reading »

Panama Will be Home to Central America’s First Subway

Panama is getting ready to debut Central America’s first subway system in the capital city of Panama City. President Ricardo Martinelli and several members of his cabinet recently went for a ride in preparation of an official launch at the end of 2013. continue reading »

FORBES: Bill Gates Dethroned Mexico’s Carlos Slim as “World’s Richest Man”

Bill Gates is the richest man in the United States for the 20th straight year and has made a comeback as the richest man in the world, Forbes magazine reported Monday. continue reading »

Bond Market Turns Against Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's government is monitoring the market for its long-term debt, whose interest rates have soared above 10 percent, threatening planned bond issues. continue reading »

Spain Defeats Finland 82-56 at EuroBasket 2013 Game

Spain beat Finland 82-56 at the EuroBasket 2013 championships, keeping its hopes of winning a third consecutive European title alive. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Improve Transport System with $91.5 Million Loan

Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its road transportation system and advance regional integration with a $91.5 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox continue reading »

Suspects in Mexico City Mass Kidnapping Case Held in Preventive Arrest

The three suspects arrested last week in connection with the mass kidnapping in May at a Mexico City bar will be held in preventive arrest following a ruling by a judge, officials said. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

Afro-latinos, A Gateway To The Multicultural Market

The Afro-Latina actress from the smash-hit series Suits, Gina Torres, goes to the Alma Awards – an event that recognize the best American Latino contributions to music, television, and film – and has her identity questioned by a Telemundo reporter. continue reading »

Third Member of Center-Left PRD Party Killed in Mexico This Week

Mexico's center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, denounced the killing of a former mayor of a town in the western state of Michoacan, the third slaying of a party member in recent days. continue reading »

NGOs Condemn Refusal to Re-open Mexican Indian’s Murder Case

Non-governmental organizations, political leaders and the attorney for Mexican Indian Alberto Patishtan, who was convicted of killing several police officers and sentenced to 60 years in prison, slammed a court's refusal to re-open the murder case. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Closes Radio Station For Its “Call to Rebellion”

Venezuelan Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said the radio station Voz del Orinoco, which broadcasts in the southern state of Amazonas, was closed down because of its "call to rebellion" and for "creating divisions among Venezuelans." continue reading »

Viggo Mortensen Presents the Book “Hijos de la Selva” in Paraguay

American actor Viggo Mortensen presented in Paraguay the book "Hijos de la Selva" (Children of the Jungle) by Argentine anthropologists Federico Bossert and Diego Villar, a collection of the photographic legacy of German scientist Max Schmidt about the Paraguayan and Brazilian Indians. continue reading »

Spanish Foreign Aid to Focus on Providing Know-how, Experience Instead of Finances

Spain's secretary of state for International Cooperation and Ibero-America said in San Jose Friday that his country is revising its foreign aid programs to focus more on exchanging knowledge, know-how and experience and not just on providing funds. continue reading »

Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

Brazilian and Peruvian police have launched a joint operation to destroy cocaine labs in the region of their shared border, Brazil's Justice Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Riot Police Called to Remove Teachers From Mexico City Square

Mexican police cleared the main square in this capital of educators protesting the enactment of a teacher evaluation scheme they slam as "punitive." The operation was launched Friday afternoon after the thousands of teachers, members of the CNTE union, were given an ultimatum by authorities to peacefully abandon the capital's massive Zocalo plaza. continue reading »

Argentina, Brazil Work Together on Cyber Defense In Light of U.S. Spying

The governments of Argentina and Brazil agreed Friday to cooperate more closely on cyber defense in the wake of revelations that U.S. spying extended to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Unveils $2 Billion Stimulus Program for Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday unveiled a $2 billion public works program aimed at spurring economic growth over the final months of 2013. Amid a recent economic slowdown, "we're faced with the need to accelerate public spending," he said in an event at the Los Pinos presidential palace. continue reading »