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North Korean Ship Carrying Weapons Held in Panama Awaiting U.N. Inspection

Panama said Wednesday that it will place the task of evaluating the undeclared weaponry found in a North Korean cargo ship, which Cuba admitted belonged to it but said was "obsolete," in the hands of the U.N. Security Council. continue reading »

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Southern Mexico

Mexican journalist Alberto Lopez Bello, who covered the police beat for the largest newspaper in the southern state of Oaxaca, was found dead on Wednesday, authorities said. continue reading »

Justice Department, Puerto Rico Sign Agreement to Reform Police

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signed on Wednesday an agreement in San Juan with the Puerto Rican government to reform the island's police department, thus settling the Justice Department's suit against the PRPD for civil rights violations. continue reading »

ILFC Purchases 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer for $2.85 Billion

The International Lease Finance Corporation, global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial aircraft, has finalized a $2.85 billion deal to purchase 50 jets from Embraer, the Brazilian manufacturer said Wednesday. continue reading »

3M Investing $400 Million in Research Centers in Mexico

U.S. industrial giant 3M Co. plans to invest $400 million over the next three years in three research centers in Mexico, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »

Alsea Acquires Full Ownership of Starbucks in Chile, Argentina

Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said Wednesday it was acquiring full ownership of the Starbucks Coffee businesses in Chile and Argentina for an undisclosed sum. continue reading »

Top 5 Most Innovative Latin America Countries

The World IntellectualProperty Organization (WIPO), Cornell University, and INSEAD have released the annual "The Global Innovation Index" (GII). continue reading »

Mexico To Continue Relying on Fossil Fuels, Says PEMEX

Fossil fuels will remain Mexico's principal source of energy for years to come and the Aztec nation must get the most out of its hydrocarbon resources, the head of state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos said. continue reading »

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos, Nicolas Maduro to Discuss Bilateral Relations

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that he and Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro plan to meet on July 22 to "go through a complete review of the state of bilateral relations." continue reading »

Plane Crash in Northern Brazil Leaves 3 Dead

Three people died and three others were seriously injured when their small plane crashed and exploded Tuesday just after taking off from the Brazilian city of Manaus, authorities said. continue reading »

Teen Heroes Rescue Kidnapped 5-Year-old Jocelyn Rojas

Authorities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are looking for a suspect in the kidnapping of 5-year-old Jocelyn Rojas, who was rescued by two teenagers who followed the kidnapper's vehicle on their bicycles, WGAL television said Monday. continue reading »

Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

The fierce battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law goes to trial on Monday in a state courtroom in Harrisburg. continue reading »

Colombia Receives $250 Million Loan to Reform Health Care System

Colombia will strengthen its health care system through a model that emphasizes prevention with the help of a programmatic policy-based loan for $250 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

One person has died and a total of 46 people have been infected with the AH1N1 swine flu virus in Peru this year, a Health Ministry official said. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Gang Members in Rio

State police arrested 30 people suspected of belonging to the gang that controls drug trafficking in Rocinha, the largest "favela," or shantytown, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

PRI Accepts Defeat in Key Mexican Gubernatorial Election

The candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, for the governorship of Baja California, Fernando Castro Trenti, acknowledged Saturday that the partial results of the July 7 elections are going against him. continue reading »

Health Alert Raised After Russia Dumps 800 Tons of Asbestos in Mexico

More than 800 tons of asbestos from Russia were dumped eight months ago at the Mexican Gulf coast port of Veracruz and represents a health risk for the population, the Reforma newspaper reported Saturday. continue reading »

Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill in Senate

The Texas Senate has passed a bill tightening restictions on abortion following three weeks of protests by activists and groups defending a woman's right to choose. continue reading »

Mexican Airport Reopens After Volcanic Ash Cleared Away

The Puebla international airport in central Mexico resumed operations after being closed down for several hours due to the ashes falling from Popocatepetl volcano, Airports and Auxiliary Services officials said. continue reading »

Merengue Star Elvis Crespo Seeks Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

Puerto Rican merengue star Elvis Crespo will soon check into a rehab center to treat his alcoholism following an incident this week related to his drinking problem. continue reading »