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Top 5 Universities in Latin American

Universities in Latin America have long been recognized for their research contributions in various fields. TopUniversities.com, ranks the Universities based on seven key indicators, chosen to reflect regional strengths and priorities. continue reading »

PEMEX to Upgrade Docks with $67 Million Investment

Some 840 million pesos (nearly $67 million) will be invested this year to upgrade and modernize seven docks in Mexico, state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said. continue reading »

“Blancanieves” Wins Best Ibero-American Picture at Ariel Awards

"Blancanieves," by Spanish director Pablo Berger, took Best Ibero-American Picture honors at the Ariel awards, the Mexican film industry's equivalent of the Oscars. Berger's silent, black-and-white version of the Snow White story garnered multiple trophies earlier this year at Spain's Goya Awards. continue reading »

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

According to a recent human development report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global South has seen substantial progress. With increased life expectancy, average salaries, and education, Latin American countries have higher human development. continue reading »

3 Latina Teens Identified in Deadly O.C. Crash that Left 5 Dead

Orange County officials have released the name of the five teenagers that died in a fiery Memorial Day crash on the way to a beach outing; amongst them are three Latina teens. continue reading »

Missing Persons Search Unit Gets Green-light in Mexico

The Mexican government on Monday announced the creation of a Missing Persons Search Unit aimed at ending the "bureaucratic labyrinth" facing thousands of citizens in the search for the loves ones. continue reading »

Court Confirms Overturning Dictator’s Genocide Conviction in Guatemala

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld its May 20 decision overturning former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity. continue reading »

Digital Currency Liberty Reserve Honcho Arrested in Spain on U.S. Warrant for Money Laundering

Arthur Budovsky, the founder and CEO of Liberty Reserve SA, was arrested by Spanish police at Madrid's Barajas International Airport in conjunction with a U.S. indictment of the firm for money laundering. continue reading »

Mexican Writer Jose Maria Perez Gay Dies, Age 70

Jose Maria Perez Gay, a Mexican writer, academic, translator and diplomat, died early Sunday, his brother, Rafael Perez Gay, said. He was 70. "My brother, Jose Maria Perez Gay, died at 2:05 a.m. today, Sunday, at the age of 70," Rafael Perez Gay said in a Twitter posting that did not provide the cause of death. continue reading »

At Least 3 Die from Swine Flu in Venezuela

At least 160 cases and three deaths have been registered in Venezuela from swine flu, officials said. "We have officially registered 11 cases and sadly have two people dead from this disease here in Aragua state as of now," Aragua Gov. Tareck El Aissami said. continue reading »

Jaguar Kills Fisherman on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

A fisherman was killed by a jaguar in a rural area outside Turbo, a city in northern Colombia, in the second attack of this kind in the area since April, media reports said. continue reading »

After Everest, Mexican Adventurer Plans to Sail Around World

Mexican adventurer David LiaƱo Gonzalez, who just became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest in the same climbing season, is planning to set off in September to sail around the world solo. continue reading »

Mexican Cuisine Has A Strong Following in Madrid

Mexican gastronomy has been weighed down for decades by the Tex-Mex style of cooking. So it came as a surprise for many here when its true authenticity was revealed, so much so that the restaurant with the second longest waiting list is Mexican - Punto MX - which opened in Madrid a year ago. continue reading »

British Hotel Group Developing $350-million Golf Resort in Cuba

The British firm Esencia Hotels and Resorts is to take part in developing a $350-million golf resort on the island in a project approved by Cuba's tourism authorities. continue reading »

Sex Offenders in Spain Will Be Watched to Prevent Repeat Offenses

Those sentenced for gender-related violence in Spain, after doing their time in jail, will be set free but under constant surveillance, so that both the agents charged with protecting the victims and the victims themselves will know where the offender is at any time. continue reading »

Pemex Produced 2.54 million Barrels Per Day in Early 2013

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said it produced an average of nearly 2.54 million barrels per day in the first four months of 2013, nearly half of which was destined for export. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Brings “Authenticity” to Role at Chinese Opera

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo said the Giuseppe Verdi opera "Nabucco," in which he plays the titular character, was the best choice for showing China real "authenticity," since that is the value its composer was looking for. continue reading »

28 Migrants in Rubber Boats Rescued en Route to Spain

A total of 28 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were rescued Saturday in the Strait of Gibraltar by Moroccan police as they tried to reach the coast of Spain on five inflatable boats, the Spanish rescue service said. continue reading »

Bolivian Government to Boost Incentives for Gas Exploration

Bolivia's government, which asserted greater state control over the Andean nation's natural gas sector seven years ago, says it will issue a decree to encourage investment in exploration. continue reading »

Ex-Dictator’s Overturned Conviction Leads to Large Protests in Guatemala

Thousands marched in this capital on Friday to protest the Guatemalan Constitutional Court's overturning of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity. continue reading »