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USCIS to Close Field Office in Panama City in February

USCIS will permanently close its field office in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 1, 2013. The Panama City Field Office had jurisdiction over Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. continue reading »

Justice Department Agrees to Reform Puerto Rican Police Department

The Justice Department (DOJ) entered into a sweeping agreement with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Governor Luis Fortuño to resolve its civil investigation of the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD). continue reading »

Mexico Sets Oil Price at $86 per Barrel in 2013

The government has purchased options to cover crude exports at a price of $86 per barrel and ensure it meets the targets set in the Revenue Law, the Mexican Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

Getting More Latinos in the Outdoors

This past week, a story via NPR highlighted another benefit of taking to the outdoors. The story referenced a study indicating how participation in nature activities has positive effects on cognition, specifically creativity. As the study notes: continue reading »

Spain Revokes Asylum Status for Pakistani who Directed Anti-Muslim Video

Spanish authorities have revoked asylum for a Pakistani citizen, who filmed a defamatory video about Mohammed, for "putting the security of the Spanish state at risk," Interior Ministry officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

In a new blow at the Los Urabaños crime gang in the port of Cartagena, Colombian police seized Saturday 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine chlorohydrate of the highest purity that was being shipped to the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico by way of Honduras. continue reading »

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish engineering and consulting company Isolux has received a $100 million corporate loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects in Peru and Brazil. continue reading »

Christmas Lottery Distributes $3.3 Billion in Spain

The more than 2.5 billion euros (some $3.3 billion) distributed Saturday by Spain's Christmas lottery, the most anticipated and popular of the year, provided a breathing space for many Spaniards and immigrants, many of them jobless, amid the economic crisis the country is going through. continue reading »

CO2 Emissions From Amazon Deforestation Drop 16 Percent this Year

Carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere as a result of Amazon deforestation dropped to 352 million tons this year, or 16 percent less than in 2011, Brazil's state-run National Space Research Institute, or INPE, said. continue reading »

Spanish PM Says Economy Will Grow in 2014

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said here Saturday during an unannounced trip to Afghanistan that Spain's economy will improve next year and start growing again in 2014. continue reading »

Mexico Unveils Plans for High-Speed Train in Yucatan

Mexico's government has announced a high-speed rail project in the Yucatan Peninsula aimed at unlocking that region's full economic, tourist and social potential. continue reading »

Connecticut Shooting About Gun Reform, Not Education Reform

I’ve remained silent watching the news about the funerals for the victims—especially the children—of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I watched two parents on CNN last night talk about the loss of their daughter. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

The 170 homicides registered last month here in Brazil's largest city represents an increase of 71 percent over November 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Friday. continue reading »

Spain Overturns Cyclists Doping Disqualification, Restores Vuelta Win

Spain's Supreme Court upheld on Friday the overturning of the doping disqualification that cost cyclist Roberto Heras his victory in the 2005 Vuelta a España. continue reading »

Venezuelan Vice President Gives Positive Update on Chavez’s Health

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is doing "well" as his doctors treat him for a respiratory infection that developed after he underwent his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, the Andean nation's vice president said Thursday. continue reading »

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Brazilian-Mexican consortium Braskem-Idesa said it has reached a $3.2 billion financing deal for its Ethylene XXI petrochemical project in Mexico. continue reading »

Court Bans Film in Colombia After Testimony of Former Hostage

A politician and attorney who spent six years as a hostage of FARC guerrillas has convinced a court to prohibit the marketing in Colombia of "Operacion E" (Operation E), a film inspired by the story of a peasant who cared for a son she bore in captivity. continue reading »

Paulina Rubio’s Ex Limited to Supervised Visitation With Son

Mexican singer Paulina Rubio said Friday that her ex-husband, Spanish businessman Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Nagera, can only visit their son under the "supervision of a person who cares for the child's physical and mental safety." continue reading »

Wall Collapse at Old Factory Kills 8 in Brazil

At least eight people died when the wall of an old factory undergoing restoration work collapsed in the southeastern Brazilian city of Sorocaba, officials said. continue reading »

Parents Purchasing Bulletproof Backpacks in Light of Connecticut Killings

Sales of bulletproof backpacks for children and other products like armored pants have shot up in the United States over the past few days following the massacre at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where Adam Lanza gunned down 20 youngsters and six adults. continue reading »