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BMW Locking System Blamed for Death of Latina Teen, Now Family Needs Help to Bury their Daughter

The lock system on a BMW car is being blamed for the death of a California Latina teen, Graciela Martinez, 14, earlier this week. continue reading »

Marketers Hope to Target Savvy Biculturals

In Woody Allen’s 1983 movie Zelig, Leonard Zelig, the film’s protagonist, is described as the ultimate conformist. At one point in the movie the narrator says of Zelig: “The Ku Klux Klan, who saw Zelig as a Jew, that could turn himself into a Negro and an Indian, saw him as a triple threat.” continue reading »

Argentina To Improve the Buenos Aires Railroad System with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a conditional credit line for $1.2 billion to finance a program to improve metropolitan railroads in Argentina. The Bank also approved the first loan in the credit line for $300 million for the Plaza Constitución–La Plata branch of the General Roca Railroad, which will benefit 2.4 million people in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area. continue reading »

Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

San Francisco-based microblogging service Twitter Inc. said it had begun the process for an initial public offering, a much-anticipated move in the wake of Facebook's debut on the Nasdaq last year. continue reading »

Bolivia Refuses to Compensate Spanish Firm for Airport Takeover

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that Spain's Abertis Infraestructuras SA and Aena would not be compensated for the nationalization of their Sabsa unit, which had managed the Andean nation's three largest airports. continue reading »

Diego Luna, Thrilled to Experience San Sebastian Festival as Jury Member

Mexican actor Diego Luna said he was thrilled to be invited as a jury member at the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival and to be able to experience the event "from another point of view." continue reading »

Spain’s Public Debt Rises to Record High $1.3 Trillion

Spain's public debt at the end of June rose to 942.8 billion euros ($1.3 trillion), equivalent to 92.2 percent of gross domestic product and a new record high, the Bank of Spain said Friday. continue reading »

Cubans Hold March Demanding Release of Spies Held in U.S.

Hundreds of people marched to the U.S. Interests Section in Havana on Thursday as part of a "yellow ribbon" appeal to Washington to release four Cuban intelligence agents held since 1998. continue reading »

Berlin Museum Hosts Picasso Exhibition Celebrating Women, Bulls

A new exhibition at Berlin's Kupferstichkabinett Museum provides visitors with a window into Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's passion for women and bulls via 180 prints, drawings, paintings and other works. continue reading »

Zoe Saldaña, Marco Perego Secretly Wed this Summer in London

American actress Zoe Saldaña, best known for her roles in the 2009 films "Avatar" and "Star Trek," married Italian artist Marco Perego in a secret wedding in June, Us Weekly magazine reported. continue reading »

Mexico Plans to Target Illegal Steel Imports

The Mexican government plans to create an "automatic import notification system" covering 113 tariff categories to fight illegal imports of steel products, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said. continue reading »

Politician Killed in Machete Attack in Central Mexico

A state legislator was killed in a machete attack in Morelia, the capital of the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said. Osbaldo Esquivel Lucatero, a member of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, was hacked to death around 3:20 p.m. Wedneday under an overpass on the Morelia-Patzcuaro highway, Michoacan Attorney General Marco Vinicio Aguilera Garibay said. continue reading »

Medellin Strives to be LatAm’s Innovation Capital

Medellin, the city in northwestern Colombia aspires to become Latin America's innovation capital by 2021. Implementing the "MedellinInnovation" campaign will entail an investment of $389 million, the municipal government said. continue reading »

12,000 Mexican Teachers Protest Education Overhaul

Some 12,000 members of the militant CNTE teachers union blocked streets in this traffic-choked capital on Wednesday to protest the enactment of what they see as a "punitive" scheme for teacher evaluation. continue reading »

Frida Kahlo Inspires Mexican Designer Rolando Santana’s Collection

Mexican designer Rolando Santana used the runways at New York Fashion Week to create an ode to femininity, unveiling a colorful collection inspired by iconic artist Frida Kahlo. continue reading »

Hundreds of Protestors Arrested at Demonstration Marking 40 Year Anniversary of Coup

The disturbances that broke out in Santiago and other cities as Chile marked the 40th anniversary of the military coup that toppled Socialist President Salvador Allende left scores of people hurt, 264 others under arrest, more than a dozen vehicles torched and about 200,000 households without electricity, Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said Thursday. continue reading »

Leftist Politician Killed in Southern Mexico

A Oaxaca state legislator, who was also a teacher and mayor-elect of the city of San Andres Cabecera Nueva, was gunned down while eating at a restaurant, Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Sees $8.3 Billion in Revenues from Foreign Tourists

Revenues from international tourists totaled $8.3 billion in the January-July period, up 7.2 percent compared to the same period in 2012, the Mexican Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

LatAm’s Economic Growth Depends on Investments in Infrastructure

Investment in badly needed infrastructure will enable Latin America to continue growing even as the region's raw materials boom begins to subside, Latin American and Chinese experts said here Wednesday. continue reading »

Filmmaker Saul Landau Known for Castro Documentary Dies, Age 77

Writer and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Saul Landau has died of cancer at his home in California, his family said Wednesday. He was 77. continue reading »