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Ranitas Contaminadas - Agricultural Chemicals in Sierra Frogs

There is a little rhyme in Spanish that goes: “Sana, sana, colita de rana, si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana” It is a common rhyme to comfort one with a boo-boo, roughly translating to: continue reading »

Small Bomb Goes Off Near Honduran President’s Home

No one was hurt when a bomb went off near the private residence of President Porfirio Lobo, Honduran police said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Rock Band Molotov to Record Album After U.S. Tour

Mexican rockers Molotov plan to record an album of new material after completing their current U.S. tour, band member Paco Ayala told Efe. continue reading »

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

The State Department issued Friday a global travel alert for all U.S. citizens that will remain in effect until Aug. 31 due to an unspecified al-Qaeda threat. continue reading »

Economists Lower Mexico’s Projected Economic Growth

Private-sector economists surveyed in July lowered their 2013 growth forecast for Mexico to 2.65 percent, down from 2.84 percent in the previous month's survey, the central bank said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain Another Suspect in Missing-Persons Case

Mexican police have arrested a second suspect in the disappearance of seven people on July 6 in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts could fall into the hands of private collectors now that the Michigan city has entered bankruptcy, according to art expert Gregorio Luke. continue reading »

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

The prosecutor's office of the northern Chilean region of Atacama has decided not to bring any criminal charges in the case of a 2010 mine collapse that left 33 miners trapped far underground for nearly 70 days. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Directs Racy Lingerie Commercial (VIDEO)

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is the director of an advertising video for a line of lingerie that features her husband, actor Javier Bardem, playing a laborer. continue reading »

Protesters Demanding Immigration Reform Arrested Near U.S. Capital

About 60 activists from the immigrant community were arrested Thursday in protests in front of the U.S. Congress demanding approval of a comprehensive immigration reform package that would legalize the country's 11 million undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Down 9.1 Percent

Remittances sent by Mexicans living abroad fell 9.1 percent to $5.88 billion in the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2012, the Bank of Mexico said Thursday. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Blacks More Optimistic About U.S. Economy, Their Future

A recent study by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Affairs Research has found that Latinos and African-Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. economy and their own personal economic future. continue reading »

Renewed Push for National Latino American Museum

There is a renewed push for the creation of a National Latino Museum in Washington, D.C. being led by a group of bipartisan Latino legislators that include Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and California Congressman Xavier Becerra. continue reading »

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers Thursday he would not resign or hold early elections despite calls from the opposition for him to step down amid the allegations of corruption leveled against his party. continue reading »

Early Morning Shooting at Mexican Bar Kills 4

Four people were killed in a shooting Wednesday at a bar in Nezahualcoyotl, a city in central Mexico, media reports said. Several gunmen drove up to the Mi Oficina bar in the city's La Perla district in the early morning hours, went inside and opened fire. continue reading »

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Undergoes Operation to Remove Thyroid Nodule

The operation performed on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to remove a thyroid nodule was successful, his chief of staff said. "We're very happy. Everything went very well, as had been planned," said Aurelio Nuño at a press conference at the Central Military Hospital. continue reading »

Authorities Arrest 9 Kidnappers, Rescue 2 Captives in Mexico

Police arrested nine suspected kidnappers and rescued two captives in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Arrest 34 for Murders of 9 Cops

The investigation into the June 13 killings of nine police officers in the western province of Quetzaltenango has led to the arrest of 34 suspects, Guatemala's interior minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

Homicide Rate Falls 4 Percent in Mexico

A total of 26,037 homicides were registered in Mexico in 2012, down 4.31 percent from the previous year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said. continue reading »