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Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Mexican archaeologists have identified more than 400 animal species in some 60 offerings made to the gods at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, including molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Mexican: No Concessions Given to China for Trade Accords

A senior Mexican trade official said agreements with China to bolster bilateral relations, open the Asian giant's market to certain Mexican products and resolve trade disputes were reached without "any concessions or compensation." continue reading »

Illinois Dream Fund To Give $100,000 in Scholarships to Undocumented

The privately financed Illinois Dream Fund announced Friday the awarding of the first college scholarships, for a total of $100,000, to undocumented immigrants who have been accepted to universities in the state. continue reading »

U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

The U.S. Department of the Treasury with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), designated six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Wednesday, pursuant to Executive Order, which targets transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and their supporters. continue reading »

1.4 Million Latino Voters Are Not Asleep

1.4 million more Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election than in 2008. The number seems to be lost in the latest round of national political speculation. continue reading »

Luis Miguel’s Daughter Michelle Salas Happy with Modeling Career

Model Michelle Salas, daughter of Mexican singer Luis Miguel, said in the cover story of the latest People en EspaƱol magazine that she's happy with her career and her economic independence. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

Puerto Rican author Eduardo Lalo was named Thursday as the winner of Venezuela's Romulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for "Simone." continue reading »

Chinese President Praises Latin America

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of praise to the countries of Latin America and hailed the promising moment they are enjoying in their relations with Beijing. continue reading »

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. continue reading »

Public Relations Group Launches Scholarship Program for Hispanic Undergrads

The Hispanic Public Relations Association's New York Chapter announced the creation of the HPRA-NY Scholarship Program to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals. continue reading »

U.S. Marine, Relatives Missing in Mexico

A U.S. marine and two relatives have been reported missing in Matamoros, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors told Efe. continue reading »

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Argues For Marijuana Legalization

Vicente Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000 to 2006, said he would grow marijuana if it was legal, arguing that legalization would benefit the country and hurt drug cartels. continue reading »

U.S., Venezuela to Pursue “More Positive Relationship”

The United States and Venezuela want to "establish a more constructive and positive relationship" after years of strained ties, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said here Wednesday following talks with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Homicide Rate Jumps 9 Percent in 2013

The 2,597 homicides committed in Guatemala in the first five months of the year represent an increase of 9 percent over the same period in 2012, the Mutual Support Group, or GAM, said Thursday. continue reading »

165 Migrants Rescued from Gang in Northern Mexico

Soldiers rescued 165 migrants, including 151 foreigners, from the clutches of a criminal gang in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, the Mexican government said Thursday. continue reading »

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »

Police Find 3 Bodies in Western Mexico

The bodies of three men, including a minor, were found in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. The three victims, who were presumably killed "with shots from firearms," were found Tuesday night in a field in La Higuera Panda, a town outside the city of Chinicuila, a Michoacan Attorney General's Office spokesman said. continue reading »

Top Spirits Brands With Roots in Latin America

Every year BrandDirectory.com ranks the world's most valuable brands, ranging from technology to banks to retailers this website evaluates and compare leading brands in a variety of industries. continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Resolve Alan Gross Case with U.S.

The Cuban government reiterated Wednesday its readiness for talks with Washington to resolve the situations of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, currently behind bars in Cuba for subversion, and of four Cuban intelligence agencies sitting in federal prison in the United States. continue reading »

Former Guatemalan Dictator’s Genocide Re-trial Set for April 2014

Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's re-trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity will not begin until April 2014, a Guatemalan court said Wednesday. continue reading »