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Guatemalan Gangs Targeting Bus Drivers

Gang members killed two people and three others in Guatemala City Friday in attacks on bus drivers who failed to pay protection money, Guatemalan police said. continue reading »

Trucker Killed Trying to Break Through Brazil Highway Blockade

A trucker who tried to break through a highway blockade set up by other drivers in southern Brazil died from being hit on the head by a hurled stone, local media reported Thursday. continue reading »

Business Group Predicts Brazil’s Economy to Grow 2 Percent in 2013

The Brazilian economy will expand by 2 percent in 2013 and manufacturing will grow barely 1 percent, the National Confederation of Industry, or CNI, said Thursday. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Tourism is expected to generate more than $2.5 billion for the Panamanian economy in 2013, the Panama Tourism Authority, or ATP, said. "The revenues from tourism during 2013 are going to be above $2.5 billion. In tourist visits, I think we're (at) 875,000 tourists, up to now, and estimates are that 2013 will close on the order of 2.2 million," ATP administrator Salomon Shamah said at a press conference. continue reading »

Mexico Sees 7.5 Percent Increase in International Visitors

Mexico registered the arrival of 5.2 million international visitors by air in the first five months of 2013, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat announced on Thursday. continue reading »

Pemex’s Gasoline Production Hits 40 Month High

Gasoline production hit a 40-month high in Mexico in May, reaching a daily average of 417,000 barrels, state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said. continue reading »

ACLU Charges: Whole Foods English-Only is Really a “No Spanish” Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has filed charges against Whole Food Markets for allegedly discriminating against its Spanish-speaking employees. continue reading »

Venezuela Questions Relations with Spain Following Bolivian Plane Incident

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday that he will re-evaluate relations with Spain in light of this week's incident involving Bolivian head of state Evo Morales' plane, which had to divert to Vienna after several western European countries barred the flight from their airspace. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Remains at 7.6%, Hispanic Unemployment Increases to 9.1%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics June’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6 percent. The rate is slight better than anticipated, market expectations were at 7.5 percent. continue reading »

Canadian, 2 Americans, 5 Hondurans Rescued After 4 Days Adrift

A Canadian, two Americans and five Hondurans were found alive Wednesday in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras, where the speedboat they were riding on disappeared last weekend, authorities said. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Mayor in Hot Water After Raising His Monthly Salary

People in recession-battered Puerto Rico were fuming Wednesday over the news that the mayor of a town of 40,000 near San Juan increased his monthly salary from $6,500 to $8,000. continue reading »

Former President of Mexican University Gunned Down

The former president of Mexico's Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, or BUAP, was gunned down, the Puebla state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

NGO Alliance Promote Anti-Obesity Campagne in Mexico

A coalition of civic groups is asking Mexicans to use social networks to condemn ads for junk food and sugary soft drinks that many blame for rampant childhood obesity in the Aztec nation. continue reading »

Mexican Energy Agency Builds 8 Power Plants Worth Nearly $1.5 Billion

Eight new power plants worth $1.45 billion are under construction in Mexico, the Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, said. The power plants will have total generating capacity of 1,749 MW and will boost the national power grid, the CFE said in a statement. continue reading »

Leftist Mayoral Candidate Gunned Down in Mexico

A leftist candidate for the mayoralty of San Dimas, a city in the northern Mexican state of Durango, was murdered, prosecutors told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Officials Say the Burned Body was Suspect in Kidnapped Youths Case

A burned body found several days ago in Mexico's Morelos state has been identified as that of Dax Rodriguez Ledezma, one of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 young people disappeared on May 26, the Federal District's government said. continue reading »

Mexico Takes On Greater Responsibility of Protecting Sea Turtles

Mexico has been elected to preside over the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, or IAC, for the 2013-2015 period, National Protected Natural Areas Commissioner Luis Fueyo Mac Donald said. continue reading »

Bodies of Kidnapped Teenagers Discovered in Western Mexico

The attorney general of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, Luis Carlos Najera, announced Tuesday that the bodies of two teenagers who had been kidnapped on June 21 at a mall near Guadalajara, the state capital, had been found. continue reading »

Mexican Police Recover 10 Kindergarteners Abducted from School

Ten children were "abducted" from a kindergarten in the central Mexican state of Morelos, but they were freed a few hours later and are "in good health," Gov. Graco Ramirez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Gas Price Hike Upsets Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rican consumers are expressing their discontent with the increase in gasoline prices resulting from the government's near-doubling of a tax on fuel wholesalers. continue reading »