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Pope Francis Gives Encouraging Words to Slum Youths in Brazil

Pope Francis on Thursday visited a Brazilian shantytown that until recently was controlled by drug traffickers, where he urged young residents to fight against corruption and injustice. continue reading »

Colombian Police Arrest Mexican Couple Smuggling Heroin While Traveling with Baby

A Mexican couple traveling with their 20-month-old daughter was arrested by drug enforcement agents at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin out of Colombia, the National Police said. continue reading »

Pyramid in Mexico’s Chichen Itza was Used in Astronomy, Says Archaeologists

New observations confirm that the main pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in Mexico's southeastern Yucatan state, was built to serve as an astronomical marker for making adjustments to the calendar, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

“Menopause The Musical” Looking to Cast Latinas for Play

Theatrical producers are inviting Los Angeles area Hispanic women ages 35-55 to try out for parts in the Spanish-language version of the popular comedy "Menopause The Musical." continue reading »

Designer Camilo Alvarez Showcases 3D Creations at Colombiamoda

Designer Camilo Alvarez unveiled "Botanicracia," his latest collection for men and women, at Colombiamoda 2013, bringing garments with 3D elements to Colombia's runways for the first time. continue reading »

Sustainable Farming in Latin America Preserves Wildlife Habitat

Latin American farms that grow coffee and bananas in an environmentally sustainable manner are serving as biological corridors and even habitat for various species of wildlife, according to a new report by the Rainforest Alliance. continue reading »

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Two more people have died, raising the death toll from the derailment of a high-speed train just outside the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela to 80, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

94 Undocumented Migrants Discovered in Truck in Southeast Mexico

A group of 94 migrants from Asia and Central America was found "in subhuman conditions" aboard a truck near Tuxtla Gutierrez, a city in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Evo Morales Accepts Europe’s Apology for Plane Incident

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Wednesday accepted apologies offered by France, Spain, Italy and Portugal for the forced rerouting of his flight home from Russia on July 2. continue reading »

5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

A 5-year-girl and her grandmother were killed by armed robbers in the eastern Guatemalan town of El Progreso, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Honduran Police Rescue 3 Kidnapped Children, 2 Adults

Honduran police on Wednesday rescued five people, including three children and their mother, who had been kidnapped some hours earlier in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Court Suspends Canadian Miner’s License

A Guatemalan appellate court on Wednesday suspended the operating license issued to Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc. for a huge silver deposit, acting at the request of inhabitants of communities located near the site. continue reading »

Looking to Promote Island Image Governor Signs Law Establishing Brand Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Tuesday signed into law a bill to establish Brand Puerto Rico, with the aim of projecting an image of the Caribbean island as an attractive tourist destination. continue reading »

Alessandra Ambrosio Opens Colombiamoda Fashion Show

Fashion designers Francesca Miranda and Adriana Santacruz, and fashion house Pink Filosofy, whose guest of honor was Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio, officially opened Colombiamoda. continue reading »

Mexico to Invest $1.5 Billion in Digital TV

The federal government plans to invest 18.76 billion pesos ($1.49 billion) to aid the transition to digital television in Mexico by the end of 2015, Deputy Communications Secretary Ignacio Peralta said. continue reading »

Teenage Girl Killed After Shark Attack in Brazil

An 18-year-old woman who was attacked by a shark at a beach in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife died from the serious injuries she received, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Stingrays Discovered on Mexican Beaches Most Likely Dumped

The more than 200 stingrays and manta rays found on popular tourist beaches in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz last week were dumped in the area dead and did not die from ingesting toxic substances, environmental officials said. continue reading »

Gunmen Opened Fire on Self-Defense Group Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Mexico

At least five people were killed and eight others wounded when gunmen opened fire on about 200 members of a self-defense group protesting police corruption in Los Reyes, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Spanish Philologist Francisco Rico Wins Mexico’s Alfonso Reyes Prize

Spanish philologist Francisco Rico has been awarded the 2013 Alfonso Reyes Prize, which is given to outstanding humanities scholars, the Colegio de Mexico said Sunday. continue reading »

Vicente Fox Pushes for Research Into Medical Marijuana Use in Mexico

The Centro Fox plans to focus on research into medical marijuana use in Mexico and will seek authorization to set up a distribution network for the drug, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said. continue reading »