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Amazonian Village Destroyed by Fire in Peru

A huge fire destroyed some 150 humble dwellings in a poor section of the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos, the police said. continue reading »

Colombia Investigating Drug Ring Within Military

Colombia's Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into drug trafficking by the military after seven soldiers - including a major - were arrested with a total of more than 100 kilos of marijuana in their possession. continue reading »

Mexico’s Knights Templar Seeking Less Violence, Offer to Lay Down Arms

A drug-trafficking organization active in the western state of Michoacan offered to lay down its guns if Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, takes effective action to curb violent crime in the state. continue reading »

American Captive Alan Gross Celebrates Hanukkah with Cuban Jews

Leaders of Cuba's Jewish community paid a Hanukkah call on U.S. contractor Alan Gross at the Havana military hospital where the American man is serving a 15-year sentence for subversion. continue reading »

Tourists Flock to Tortuguero Monument To Celebrate Mayan Era

Curiosity seekers and tourists are planning to perform pre-Columbian rituals at the Tortuguero Monument in southeastern Mexico, where the first inscription referring to Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of a Mayan era was found. continue reading »

Spanish Royal Family Joins YouTube Community

Images of the official activities of Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, as well as Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, can now be viewed on YouTube. continue reading »

Mexican Consulate to Host Steps to College in February

Latino high school students are invited to learn about college admissions and financial aid at Steps to College 2013 in Natomas, on Feb 2nd. continue reading »

Pacific Rubiales Reaches Daily Production Goal of 280,000 Barrels in Colombia

Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales Energy said Wednesday it has reached its 2012 production target of 280,000-285,000 barrels of crude per day in Colombia despite licensing delays. continue reading »

Brand Spain Shares Spanish Culture with the World

The high commissioner for Brand Spain presented on Thursday a Web site that aims to show the best of the Iberian nation in every aspect of life. continue reading »

Mexsat System Satellite Successfully Sent into Orbit

The French company Arianespace on Wednesday successfully fired into orbit Mexico's Bicentenario satellite, the first in the Mexsat system, according to images broadcast live by the Mexican government. continue reading »

Real Madrid, Barcelona Learn Their Opponents for Knockout Phase

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Malaga will square off against AC Milan, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Porto, respectively, in the Champions League round of 16, whose draw was held on Thursday at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Apprehend 20 Suspects Carrying 4,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Marines detained 20 suspected criminals in three separate operations in Saltillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, and seized rifles, ammunition clips and ammunition, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Camilla Belle and Tim Tebow Call It Quits – That Was Quick

It was just this past November that we found out the actress Camilla Belle was dating New York Jets QB Tim Tebow. Belle and the unhappy but pious QB have apparently called it quits. continue reading »

Heroic Hispanic Teacher Killed in Newtown Shooting Laid to Rest

"She will always be our hero" was the statement on a poster at the entrance of the church on Wednesday at the funeral of Victoria Soto, one of the victims of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, who lost her life saving her students from the assault-rifle rampage of Adam Lanza. continue reading »

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

A Venezuelan model was found dead in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, nearly a week after she went missing, state prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Panama Charges 3 For Murder of Spanish Businessmen

Panamanian prosecutors filed formal charges against three people arrested last week in connection with the murder of two Spanish businessmen, an official spokesperson told Efe. continue reading »

Aventura’s Henry Santos Records New Solo Album

Singer-songwriter Henry Santos is in the middle of preparing what will be his second post-Aventura album. In contrast to his first album, Santos is returning to his roots with the famous bachata group on the the new project. continue reading »

Baby Dies After Stepfather Places Child in Freezer During Domestic Dispute

A 5-month-old baby died Tuesday in this capital after a man thought to be its stepfather put the child into a freezer after having an argument with its mother. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Recovering, in Stable Condition After Respiratory Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been recovering for more than a week in Cuba after an operation to deal with the return of his cancer, is in stable condition after his medical team treated him for a respiratory infection. continue reading »

NASA Satellites Land on Lunar Surface

Twin satellites Ebb and Flow crashed into a mountain near the Moon's north pole ending a one-year mission during which they had taken images that will allow scientists to better understand the internal lunar structure, NASA announced Tuesday. continue reading »