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FARC Bomb Kills Soldier in Colombia

One soldier died and one other was wounded Tuesday when a bomb exploded near the airport of the southwestern port city of Tumaco, the Colombian military said. continue reading »

Moroccan King Releases 48 Imprisoned Spaniards At Request of King Juan Carlos

King Mohammed VI on Tuesday ordered the release of 48 Spanish citizens imprisoned in Morocco in response to the request that Spain's King Juan Carlos made of him during the latter's recent visit to Rabat, the palace said. continue reading »

Spanish Train Driver Was on Phone Just Before Deadly Crash

The driver facing charges for last week's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain was on the telephone to railway management shortly before the accident, a court said Tuesday, citing data from the train's black boxes. continue reading »

Brazil to Invest $440.5 Million in Energy Projects Over Next 10 Years

Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao said the federal government planned to invest 1 million reais ($440.5 million) in energy projects over the next 10 years through its Growth Acceleration Program, or PAC. continue reading »

Florida Shooter Posed Possible Security Threat Before Attack

The man who murdered six people in the Miami suburb of Hialeah was a solitary person who had left his job at Miami Dade College when he learned of plans to fire him over concerns he might engage in violence. continue reading »

Developing Deep-Water Reserves Will Cost $900 Billion, Says Pemex

Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said some $900 billion must be invested to develop its deep-water oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico, estimated at 27 billion barrels. continue reading »

REPORT:  Piolin Ousted Due to Alleged Sexual Harassment of Male Co-Worker

When the ‘Piolin en la Mañana’ syndicated radio program on Univision Radio was suddenly cancelled last week long-time, fans were left without much to go on. Everyone, including industry insiders, was asking why one of Spanish-language radio’s superstars was so quickly dismissed. continue reading »

Brazilians Wins Salsa Championship for 3rd Straight Year

Brazilian dance couple Rafael Barros and his wife, Carine Morais, won - for third consecutive year - the World Salsa Open, which is part of the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress, organizers said here. continue reading »

Get the Lead Out: Ojo Con El Plomo In Your Salsa

Next time you are going to make some enchiladas with El Pato, careful you may be getting a mouthful of lead as well. A story from ABC News, in the LA Times, and also noted by the Environmental Health Coalition stated that researchers found high levels of lead in salsa. That is correct: some imported salsas used in our kitchens had traces of lead. Part of how this may have happened is a suspected connection to similar ingredients used to make candy—which in the past has been an issue that led to regulations in California to ban lead-tainted candy. continue reading »

Mexican Economy to See Boost in Second Half of 2013

Mexico's government expects a "clear acceleration" of the economy in the second half and has no immediate plans to alter its forecast of 3.1 percent growth for this year, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray said. continue reading »

Mexico Investigates Case of Minor Humiliated by Government Official

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said it was investigating the case of a Tzotzil Indian boy who was "insulted" by an official in the southeastern state of Tabasco and which has sparked indignation across the country after the airing of a video that captured the incident. continue reading »

Protesters Vandalize Banks in Sao Paulo

A group of some 400 protesters, marching through the Sao Paulo financial district along the downtown Avenida Paulista, vandalized more than 10 bank branches and a number of stores, authorities said. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for an End to Poverty in Brazil

Pope Francis said Saturday that the future demands a humanistic vision of the economy and a rehabilitation of politics in order to achieve "greater participation by the people, a shunning of elitism and an end to poverty." continue reading »

Zimmerman, Wetbacks, and Being Latino in the U.S.

If George Zimmerman wants to downplay his Latino side, so be it. We wouldn’t know about it if not for his notoriety. We wouldn’t care if he were George “who?” If he were just another random son of a Peruvian immigrant we’d grant him the option to self-identify as a Latino, or not, or Peruvian-American, or Hispanic, or whatever suited his personal point of view. continue reading »

Raul Castro Urges Youth to Preserve Cuba’s Revolution

The Cuban Revolution remains a movement of young people, President Raul Castro said in Santiago Friday during an event to mark the 60th anniversary of an incident the Communist regime venerates as the start of the uprising that brought it to power in 1959. continue reading »

Knights Templar Drug Capo Arrested in Mexico

Authorities in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato presented to the press a reputed local boss of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel who was arrested earlier this week. continue reading »

Colombiamoda Closes with Helen of Troy Inspired Fashion Show

The gates of Troy opened to present the latest collection of Colombia's Renata Lozano at the close of the 2013 Colombiamoda fashion fair, with the finishing touches provided by Silvia Tcherassi, 20 years after her first fashion show launched her career as a designer. continue reading »

Pemex, Mexican Navy Sign Fleet-Renewal Agreement

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos and the Navy Secretariat have signed an agreement for the construction of 22 ships, they said in a joint statement. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama needs experts in different sectors and middle managers and so it has changed its immigration policy to facilitate the entry of Spanish citizens, the Central American nation's foreign minister said here on Thursday. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Says Fidel Castro “Continues to be Brilliant”

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said in Havana Thursday that he held a stimulating, wide-ranging conversation with former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro. continue reading »