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Hotel Occupancy Up 6.7 Percent in Mexico

Hotel occupancy in Mexico grew by 6.7 percent in the first half of 2013 compared with the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said Tuesday. continue reading »

Natural Gas Pipeline to be Expanded in Bolivia

Bolivian state oil company YPFB inaugurated on Tuesday a pipeline expansion that will double the amount of natural gas supplied to the capital and the nearby industrial city of El Alto. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

After more than a decade in office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he wouldn’t seek re-election next year, saying he would serve out the remaining year-and-a-half of his term before stepping down. continue reading »

Gang Violence Across Colombia Leaves 8 Dead

Five people dead in Cali and another three in Medellin is the death toll in several confrontations staged Sunday by gangs in different parts of these two Colombian cities, authorities said. continue reading »

Favela Fire Kills 3, Injures 8 in Sao Paulo

A huge fire in Heliopolis, Sao Paulo's largest "favela," or shantytown, killed at least three people and injured eight, two of them critically, the city's fire department said Sunday. continue reading »

5 Dead, 40 Missing After Train Carrying Petroleum Derails in Canada

The Quebec Provincial Police said Sunday that five people died and about 40 are missing in the derailment and explosion on the weekend of a train carrying petroleum. continue reading »

Election-related Violence in Mexico Leads to 1 Death

At least one person has died in election-related violence Sunday in Mexico, where 15 states are holding gubernatorial, legislative and mayoral elections, officials said. continue reading »

Rajoy Says Spanish Economy is Improving

Spain's economy "is getting better" and the proposals of former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar to reduce taxes will be heeded, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Army Kills 3 During Shootout

At least three suspected gunmen died in a shootout with army troops in Monclova, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said. continue reading »

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

U.S. investigators are examining on Sunday the hard landing of an Asiana airlines jet that killed two people and injured hundreds at the San Francisco international airport. continue reading »

Miami’s Casa Casuarina, aka Versace Mansion, Faces Uncertain Future

Casa Casuarina, the South Beach mansion where Italian designer Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997, faces an uncertain future after its current owner filed for bankrutpcy protection. continue reading »

Controversial Nuclear Plant Gets Shut Down in Spain

The 42-year-old Santa Maria de Garoña nuclear power plant in the north-central province of Burgos, one of the eight nuclear reactors operating in Spain, has been shut down. continue reading »

Mexican Indian Exonerated After 5 Years in Pre-Trial Detention

A Mixtec Indian was exonerated of kidnapping and sex-abuse charges and released from custody after five years in pre-trial detention, according to the Asilegal organization. continue reading »

Rate of Amazon Deforestation Nearly Quintupled in May

Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest lost 464.96 sq. kilometers (180 sq. miles) of cover in May, or 4.7 times the amount deforested in the same month of 2012 (98.85 sq. kilometers), officials said. continue reading »

23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Fossil Found in Mexico

Mexican scientists are studying a complete fossil of a lizard that lived some 23 million years ago and whose soft tissue remains have been preserved in amber. continue reading »

Raymond Rodriguez: Chronicler of Mass Mexican Deportations during Great Depression, Dies at 87

The chronicler of the mass deportation of over 1 million Mexican and Mexican-Americans during the Great Depression and author of “Decade of Betrayal” has died at 87. continue reading »

Edward Snowden Offered “Humanitarian Asylum” in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he had decided to offer "humanitarian asylum" to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to "protect him from persecution" by Washington. continue reading »

Spain’s San Fermin Festival Draws Large Crowds

The firing of the traditional "chupinazo" rocket here Saturday before a giant crowd marked the start of the nine-day San Fermin festival. continue reading »

Bolivian Questions Whether Europeans Would Have Searched Obama’s Plane

The European countries involved in this week's diversion and subsequent search of Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane would not have acted likewise toward another head of state, a member of Bolivia's government suggested here Friday. continue reading »

7 Young Males Killed in Southern Mexico

Seven males ranging in age from 12 to 24 were fatally shot in the southern Mexican town of Coyuca de Benitez, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »