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Coca-Cola Breaks Ground on $200 M Bottling Plant in Colombia

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it broke ground on a $200 million bottling plant in Tocancipa, a city in central Colombia. The new plant will be in operation in late 2014, the Mexican corporation, considered the world's largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in terms of sales volume, said. continue reading »

Director To Offer “Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso” in Spanish in California

For the first time playwright and actor Herbert Siguenza will offer performances in Spanish of his play "Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso" (A Weekend with Pablo Picasso) on the stage Sept. 7 to Oct. 6 at the San Diego Repertory Theater, where he will portray the Spanish painter at his studio in France in 1954. continue reading »

Mexico Apprehends 7 Suspects Linked to Kidnapped Teens from Bar

Mexican authorities say they have seven people in custody in connection with the May 26 abduction of 12 patrons from a capital bar and their subsequent murder. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Former Astronaut Frankling Chang Diaz Honored in His Home Country of Costa Rica

Former Costa Rican-American astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz on Monday received an honorary doctorate from the state-run Universidad de Costa Rica, or UCR, for his contributions to science, technology and education on the global level. continue reading »

Doctor Who Claimed to Be Chavez’s Psychiatrist is Found Dead

Psychiatrist Edmundo Chirinos, who said that the late President Hugo Chavez had been one of his patients, was found dead at his home, where since March he had been serving a 20-year sentence for murder handed down in 2010. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz Adds Additional Concerts in Mexico During Tour

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz plans to offer two more concerts in Mexico after nearly selling out the shows planned for October, organizers said. continue reading »

Parkinson’s Disease Strips Singer Linda Ronstadt of Her Ability to Sing

American singer Linda Ronstadt said in an interview with AARP The Magazine that she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease eight months ago and "can't sing a note." continue reading »

IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

El Salvador’s Ministry of Tourism will receive a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the development of tourism attractions in La Libertad and Usulután coastal regions. continue reading »

Hispanics Join Civil Rights March on Washington

Hispanics joined forces with African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during which, among other issues, they again pressured Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

Ramiro Gomez is combating "the invisibility" of immigrant workers employed in the mansions of Los Angeles by painting cardboard figures of them that he installs in the city's exclusive areas to remind people of their existence. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Begin talks with Government, End Road-Blocking Protest

Mexican teachers have lifted a road-blocking protest that cut off access to the Mexico City airport for several hours, and were due to meet Saturday with government representatives to air their grievances over a recent overhaul of the nation's schools. continue reading »

President Santos Calls Peace Negotiators Back to Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos instructed the government team that has been holding peace talks in Cuba with FARC guerrillas to return to the Andean nation, issuing the order after the rebels announced a brief "pause" in the negotiations. continue reading »

Death Toll of Bolivian Prison Brawl Rises to 31

The death Saturday of another inmate from serious burns raised to 31 the number of fatalities left by a brawl between two rival groups at a jail in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, authorities said. continue reading »

No Casualties in Shooting at Colombian Embassy in Costa Rica

No one was hurt when assailants in a passing car fired shots at the Colombian Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica's security minister said Friday. continue reading »

Authorities Say 5 Skeletons Correspond to Missing Youths in Mexico

A total of 13 skeletons have been found at a hidden grave discovered this week in the central Mexican town of Tlalmanalco, according to federal prosecutors, who said five of them correspond to members of a group of 12 youths who went missing from a Mexico City bar in May. continue reading »

Spain Forecasts Unemployment Will Fall Below 27.1 Percent in 2013

Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the 2013 unemployment rate would come in below the 27.1 percent forecast in an economic stability program sent to Brussels in April, while also predicting the country would emerge from recession in the second half of the year. continue reading »

FARC Announces “Pause” in Peace Talks with Government

Colombia's FARC guerrillas have announced a "pause" in the peace talks they have been holding here with the government in Bogota, saying Friday they would use the intermission to analyze President Juan Manuel Santos's proposal that any eventual accord be submitted to a referendum. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Kicks Off “Vivir Mi Vida” Tour in Miami

With a full house at the American Airlines Arena, Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony launched in Miami his "Vivir Mi Vida" tour of the United States with a concert that treated his faithful South Florida fans to his greatest hits. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Spaniard Discovered in Colombia

A 28-year-old Spaniard who had been kidnapped in June in Colombia was found dead in the southwestern province of Cauca, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Microsoft Says Steve Ballmer to Retire Within 12 Months

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months once the process of choosing his successor has been completed, the company said Friday. continue reading »