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Venezuela Ending Effort to Improve Ties with U.S. Over Diplomat’s Remarks

Venezuela's government said it was calling off efforts begun six weeks ago to normalize ties with the United States following remarks by the nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC Claims to Have U.S. Soldier in Custody

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrilla group says it has been holding a U.S. veteran of the war in Afghanistan for a month and offered to release him as a "gesture" to the Colombian government within the framework of peace talks in Cuba. continue reading »

Los Zetas Boss Moved to Maximum-Security Prison in Mexico

The leader of the Los Zetas drug cartel has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in the central state of Mexico and placed at the disposition of a judge, the federal attorney general's office told Efe. continue reading »

Cuba’s Havana Airport Terminal Undergoes $10 Million Renovation

Cuba is currently carrying out a $10 million project to renovate a terminal at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, state television reported. continue reading »

4 Young Adults Tortured, Killed in Western Mexico

Organized crime is suspected in the torture and murder of four people in the western Mexican town of Buenavista Tomatlan, a source in the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Crime Boss ““Negro Guerrero” Killed in Police Operation

A regional leader of Colombia's powerful Los Rastrojos crime organization was killed in a police operation in the southwestern province of Valle del Cauca, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Cuban Exiles Protest Migrant Abuse at Cruise Ships to Bahamas

Members of two Cuban exile organizations demonstrated Friday in the Port of Miami, in front of cruise ships that sail to the Bahamas, against the abuse undocumented migrants undergo when they arrive at that archipelago. continue reading »

Former President Fox Urges Congress to Legalize Pot in Mexico

The conservative who intensified the battle against drug traffickers during his 2000-2006 term as president of Mexico urged his country's Congress to seriously consider a proposal to legalize marijuana. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Vows to Develop Domestic Industry

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto pledged "to develop more domestic industry" as a means of boosting incomes and spurring economic growth. continue reading »

Authorities Detain Drug Kingpin in Mexico

One of the leaders of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel is in custody, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told reporters at the swearing-in of the AG office's new delegate in the western state of Jalisco. continue reading »

Knights Templar Gunmen Kill 3 Mexican Police

Mexico's Federal Police said three of its officers were killed and five others wounded in an attack by drug-cartel gunmen in the southern state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Sentenced for Having an Abortion Fights Judgement

A woman sentenced to one year in jail for having an abortion has taken her case to the highest court in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, her legal defense team told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Connecticut Court Dismisses Massacre Case Against Mexican President

A federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a suit brought against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo over a 1997 massacre. The plaintiffs can appeal the ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Shea. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz Announces 2 Concerts in Mexico City in October

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz will offer two concerts this October in Mexico City as part of his international tour "La Musica No Se Toca" (Don't Mess with the Music), the promoter of the shows said in a communique. continue reading »

Mexican Regulators Reject Sherwin-Williams’s Bid to Buy Comex

U.S.-based Sherwin-Williams's acquisition of Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. will not be allowed because it "would impose market conditions that no competitor could counter," the Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Burning SUV

The burned bodies of five men were found Thursday inside a vehicle abandoned on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, state officials said. continue reading »

Health Secretariat Employee Stabs 6 Co-Workers in Mexico City

A Health Secretariat employee stabbed six co-workers in a workplace fight, the Mexico City police department said. The incident occurred Wednesday on the fourth floor of the secretariat's building on Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma. continue reading »

President Cristina Fernandez Defends Argentina’s Deal With Chevron

President Cristina Fernandez defended the deal her administration signed earlier this week with U.S.-based supermajor Chevron Corp. for the development of the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in southwestern Argentina amid criticism from opponents of the agreement. continue reading »

Michelin Starred Restaurant to Close in Spain

Can Fabes, one of the best restaurants in Spain and the world, survived the death of founder Santi Santamaria but could not weather the economic crisis and will close its doors on Aug. 31, the late chef's daughter, Regina Santamaria, told Efe. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, Largest Bankruptcy in Country’s History

This afternoon the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection making it the largest bankruptcy in the history of the country at $18 to $20 billion. continue reading »