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Obama Stresses Automatic Budget Cuts Will Threaten Economy

President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday of danger for the U.S. economy if Congress doesn't act to stop the so-called budget sequester: a set of spending cuts set to take effect March 1. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

A North Carolina judge decided Tuesday to return custody of three children to Mexican citizen Felipe Bautista Montes after a two-year legal battle that included his deportation and subsequent return to this country, along with lengthy court proceedings. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic and Black Women Remain Less Aware of Heart Disease Risks

A new survey suggests that while public health campaigns have prompted a growing number of American women to recognize that heart disease is the biggest risk to their well-being, a racial gap in awareness remains as wide as ever. continue reading »

Orbest Airlines’s Bankruptcy Protection Filling Will Not Affect Travelers

Flights operated by Orbest airlines are normal and Spanish tourists in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are returning home as scheduled, Spanish tour operator Orizonia, which sought bankruptcy protection last week, said Sunday. continue reading »

9-Year-Old Boy Murdered in Mexico

A 9-year-old boy was murdered in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. Elpidio Vega was reported missing last Wednesday and was found two days later in a field in his hometown of Acatic with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, the Jalisco Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Requests Prayers From Followers

More than 100,000 people gathered Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, in St. Peter's Square for Pope Benedict XVI's next-to-last Angelus prayer, listening attentively as the pontiff asked them to pray for him. continue reading »

Elections Underway in Ecuador, President Correa Seeks Reelection

Ecuador is holding general elections on Sunday, with the focus of the vote on President Rafael Correa, who is facing off against seven challengers in his bid for re-election. continue reading »

Chilean Actress Paulina Garcia Celebrates Festival Win and Film Success

Chilean actress Paulina Garcia, who won the best actress award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival for her role in director Sebastian Lelio's film "Gloria," said that like the main character in the movie, she was a mature woman with no hang-ups. continue reading »

Avian Flu Outbreak in Mexico Worries Authorities

Mexican authorities decreed a health emergency due to an outbreak of avian flu in the central state of Guanajuato, where some 582,000 domestic fowl exposed to the virus could be slaughtered to eradicate it, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Oil Field Produced 865,000 Barrels Per Day in December

Output at Ku-Maloob-Zaap, Mexico's most productive oil field, climbed to a record high of 865,000 barrels per day in December, state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said. continue reading »

Bomb Detonated in Crowded Market Kills 63 in Pakistan

At least 63 people died and some 200 were wounded Saturday in a bomb attack at a busy outdoor market in the western Pakistani city of Quetta, according to a report by the online daily Down citing the city's chief of police. continue reading »

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Wins Carlos Slim Health Award

The Latin American office of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative won a Carlos Slim Award in Health, which carries a $100,000 cash prize, for its work and achievements in developing new treatments for disregarded patients, the institution said. continue reading »

Suspect Claims Spanish Royal Family Knew of Noos Institute Corruption

Diego Torres, the defendant in a corruption case together with his ex-partner, Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain's king, said Saturday before a judge that the Spanish Royal Household and the second daughter of the monarch knew all about the operations of the Noos Institute, the focus of the investigation. continue reading »

FBI Investigates “Sophisticated Attack” on Facebook

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is collaborating in the investigation of a "sophisticated attack" by hackers on Facebook last month, which, according to the social network, has not compromised users' data. continue reading »

Conclave to Elect New Pope May Begin Before March 15

The papal conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who will step down on Feb. 28, could begin prior to March 15 if all the cardinal electors are in Rome before that date, Vatican Press Office Director Federico Lombardi said Saturday. continue reading »

Meteorite Causes Estimated $30 Million in Damages in Russia

Russian authorities estimate that the meteor that entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded in the sky over the Ural Mountains region caused more than $30 million in damage. continue reading »

Nadal Barely Advances to Brazil Open Semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in Sao Paulo over Argentina's Carlos Berlocq to advance to the semifinals of the Brazil Open. continue reading »

Deja El Plastico: Latino Efforts in Banning Plastic Bags

Currently in California, campaigns and debates over “ban the bag” have risen in various cities. Most recently there was an effort at the state level that failed. Nonetheless, many municipalities have been successful throughout the state in implementing local bans on plastic bans. continue reading »

National Immigrant Justice Center Slams Deportation Quotas

Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center rejected Friday practices attributed to immigration authorities to increase the number of deportees. continue reading »

India Kills Pakistani Soldier Who Crossed Disputed Border in Kashmir

The Indian army killed a Pakistani soldier who had crossed the Line of Control in the disputed region of Kashmir, military officials in both countries said Friday. continue reading »