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Gunmen Targeting Uncle Kill 11-Year-Old Nephew in Puerto Rico

An 11-year-old boy was shot dead by gunmen who were out to kill his uncle, who also died in the shooting in Cupey, a district in San Juan, Puerto Rican police said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s PEMEX Hits High Oil Production Levels in 19 Months

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said production hit 2.57 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in November, the highest level in the past 19 months. continue reading »

American Jailed in Bolivia To Move to House Arrest

A U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail on charges of money laundering is to be shifted to house arrest, a judge in the eastern city of Santa Cruz ordered Tuesday. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

Latin American News:  Region’s Trade Performance Weakens by 1.5% in 2012 to $1 Trillion

After posting double digit gains in 2010-2011, Latin America’s export growth declined just 1.5 percent in 2012 for a total value of slightly more than $1 trillion, according to figures released by the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Latin American News:  Deadly Colombia Bus Accident Leaves 26 Dead

Twenty-six people were killed and 15 others hurt in a bus crash in central Colombia, the National Police transit division said Monday. continue reading »

Hispanic Current Events:  Latinos Applaud EPA’s Updated Air Quality Standards

“Voces Verdes” is applauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing air quality standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. Voces Verdes is the independent, non-partisan voice of Latino leaders for the environment. continue reading »

Latin American News: Divorce Rate in Brazil Hits Record High

Brazil had a record-setting 351,153 divorces in 2011, 45.6 percent more than in 2010 and the most since the annual statistic began to be kept in 1984, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez’ Political Party Dominates in Regional Elections

President Hugo Chavez's leftist PSUV party took 20 of 23 state governorships in Venezuelan regional elections, but opposition standard-bearer Henrique Capriles retained power in the central state of Miranda. continue reading »