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Woman Gunned Down In Mexican Hospital

A woman was gunned down in the general hospital in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors said. continue reading »

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States. continue reading »

Argentina’s Rainy Season Could Affect Global Grain Prices

Christmas rainstorms in Argentina further delayed soy and corn planting, keeping markets guessing about whether the grains powerhouse can produce enough this season to help bring high-flying global food prices down to earth. continue reading »

NHMC:  State of Minority Owned Media

The National Hispanic Media Coalition ("NHMC") yesterday filed comments concerning the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") recently released data on ownership of broadcast stations by women and people of color. continue reading »

Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Mindless eating can cause the calories to add up quickly, and before you know it your pants are more snug than usual. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to consider before you start eating: continue reading »

Tips for Year-of-End Charitable Giving

As 2012 comes to a close, individuals and businesses need to remember some key tax provisions for making contributions to charity. The IRS offers these reminders for year-end giving: continue reading »

Soft Drink Truck Runs Over 5 Women in Guatemala

Five people died Wednesday when they were run over by a soft drink delivery truck on a highway in eastern Guatemala, emergency personnel said. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez has “Giant Will to Live,” says Venezuelan Vice President

Venezuela's vice president said Wednesday that head of state Hugo Chavez, now recovering in Cuba from his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, remains undaunted by his illness. continue reading »

Mexican Group Jesse and Joy Reflect on Their Success in 2012

Mexican sibling duo Jesse and Joy are closing out 2012 as the Latino group having the best success after winning four Latin Grammys and their first Grammy nomination for the album "Con quien se queda el perro?" continue reading »

Broadcasting & Cable Name Univision “Multiplatform Broadcoaster of the Year”

Univision Communications has been named “Multiplatform Broadcaster of the Year” by leading trade publication Broadcasting & Cable (B&C). continue reading »

Spanish Bakery Makes World’s Largest Pastry

A Spanish pastry bakery created a "polvoron" - a type of shortbread - calculated to be the largest in the world and distributed it on Wednesday among 10,000 people at a mall in this southern city. continue reading »

Exports of Spanish Arms and Defense Sector Drop 44 Percent in Spain

Spain's arms exports fell 43.7 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2011, the Industry Ministry said in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

Stevie Wonder, Gilberto Gil Perform for 400,000 in Brazil (VIDEO)

American pop star Stevie Wonder and Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil filled Copacabana Beach with music during a seaside concert that attracted some 400,000 people, police said. continue reading »

9 Gunned Down in Sinaloa on Christmas Eve

At least nine people were killed by gunmen in El Platanar de los Ontiveros, a town in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, media reports said. continue reading »

Shooter Responsible for Killing 2 Fireman in New York Planned More Attacks

The New York man who killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others before taking his own life left behind a note suggesting he planned more deaths, police said Tuesday. continue reading »

Authorities Lift Alert on Copahue Volcano on Chile-Argentina Border

Activity at the Copahue volcano, which began erupting over the weekend on the Chile-Argentina border, diminished markedly and the red alert issued for the area was lifted, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Puerto Ricans Celebrate Christmas with Traditional Three Kings

The Three Kings group from the Puerto Rican town of Juana Diaz appeared on Christmas Eve at the cathedral in Havana, where they were welcomed by dozens of children and took part in a celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. continue reading »

Bystander Killed By Trucker Attempting to Avoid Looters in Argentina

A bystander was killed by a truck driver who tried to avoid a mob of looters in northern Argentina, raising the death toll from the wave of looting in the South American country to three, police told Efe on Sunday. continue reading »

Uruguay to Improve Montevideo’s Public Transport System with $70 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan for $70 million to Uruguay to support a public transport system in the eastern section of Montevideo as an alternative to individual transport. continue reading »

Brazilian Poet Ledo Ivo Dies, Age 88

Brazilian poet Ledo Ivo, a well-known figure in Brazilian letters, died early Sunday from a heart attack in the Spanish city of Seville, where he had intended to spend Christmas. He was 88. continue reading »