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Archaeologists Discover Mummified Remains of Sacrificed Woman in Peru

The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman of the Moche culture were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex some 570 kilometers (350 miles) north of Lima, researchers said. continue reading »

Mexican Security Forces, Gunmen Clash Leaving 13 Dead

Thirteen suspects died in a battle between gunmen and Mexican security forces, the attorney general of the central state of Zacatecas said. "In fact, there were 13 killed by the army in the community of Bañuelos, Sombrerete (municipality), Arturo Nahle said on Twitter. continue reading »

Rick Perry’s Motives

Sixth graders in Texas have known no Governor in their state other than Rick Perry. He was elected the year they were born. If you’re a Latino sixth grader this is significant. Public education in Texas during Perry’s tenure has been at best stagnant and at worst declining. Public school funding in the state has diminished as minority student enrollment has increased. And over the past 12 years Texas school children have become a casualty of political battles. continue reading »

20-Year-Old American Badly Gored During Bull Run in Spain

A 20-year-old American was forced to undergo a splenectomy after being gored here Friday during the sixth running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival. continue reading »

Brazil Raises Interest Rate to 8.5 Percent

The Brazilian Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate a half-point to 8.5 percent, in a move intended to halt the rise in inflation, the entity announced. continue reading »

Daughter of Murdered Mayoral Candidate Wins Election

On the same day that she buried her father, Alma Leticia Reyes decided that she would follow in his footsteps and continue his candidacy for mayor of a Mexican town herself, and now - after winning the election - she will have the chance to carry out the plans that he intended to implement in office. continue reading »

Mexico’s Largest Brewers Must Limit Exclusivity Deals

Mexico's two largest brewers, Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, reached an agreement with the country's competition regulator that limits the exclusivity deals they have with clients to no more than 25 percent of their respective points of sale. continue reading »

For Every 1,000 Cubans There are 74 PCs

Cuba in 2012 had 74 personal computers for every 1,000 inhabitants, according to an index released Thursday by the National Statistics Office, or ONE, showing the slow growth of the sector. continue reading »

Top 5 Latin American Countries Known for Corruption

Transparency International's
 "Global Corruption Barometer 2013," which claims to be the biggest survey tracking world-wide public opinion on corruption. continue reading »

No Runners Gored on Fifth Day of Pamplona

The bulls from the Torrestrella ranch took to the streets of the northern Spanish city, Pamplona, Thursday in a fast and dangerous run that featured some hairy moments but did not leave anyone gored. continue reading »

MTV Millennial Awards to be Held in Mexico City

Television channel MTV Latin America announced that that it will stage its first-ever awards show in Mexico City on July 16 to honor the best in music, social networks, films, television and fashion. continue reading »

Companies Plan to Invest $27 Billion in Mexico

Mexico's biggest companies plan to invest $27 billion this year, the Mexican Businessmen's Council, or CMHN, said. CMHN president Claudio X. Gonzalez made the announcement during a meeting with Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

54 Percent of Mexican Drivers Do Not Have Licenses

More than 50 percent of Mexican drivers operate vehicles without licenses, a new survey found. The figure comes from a nationwide telephone survey of 800 people conducted in June by Gabinete de Comunicacion Estrategica, or GCE. continue reading »

Several Runners Injured During Pamplona Bull Run

The bulls from the Victoriano del Rio ranch completed the fastest run so far at this year's San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, creating dangerous conditions that resulted in several runners being trampled. continue reading »

Teen Set on Fire By Angry Mob Dies in Bolivia

A 17-year-old boy in the central Bolivian province of Cochabamba died en route to the hospital after he was set on fire by a mob over an alleged attempted robbery, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

LatAm’s Largest Technology District Planned in Medellin

Construction is underway on a technological and scientific district that will occupy 114 hectares (280 acres) in the heart the northwestern Colombian metropolis, Medellin, part of efforts to consolidate its status as Latin America's most innovative city. continue reading »

No Injuries on Third Run with the Bulls in Pamplona

The bulls from the Valdefresno estate in Salamanca were the featured attraction Tuesday of the third running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, where one of the animals strayed from the herd but no injuries were reported. continue reading »

Top 5 Latin American Politicos on Twitter

In the current digital age many politicians have been forced to evolve and adopt a social media presence. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, Politicians have become more accessible to their constituents. continue reading »

U.S. Yet to Give Explanation for Spying on Brazilians

Brazil continues to await an explanation from Washington after revelations that the United States has collected and stored the e-mail and telephone records of millions of Brazilians, Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said here Tuesday. continue reading »