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Puerto Rican Announces Bid to Lead International Olympic Committee

Puerto Rican banker Richard Carrion on Wednesday announced his bid to become president of the International Olympic Committee. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group Kills 9 Soldiers

The death toll from the attack staged by National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas on soldiers in a rural area outside Chitaga, a city in Colombia's Norte de Santander province, has risen to nine, the army said Wednesday. continue reading »

Top 5 Restaurants in Latin America

Every year the Diners Club World's 50 Best Restaurants evaluates restaurants ranging from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo. Tallying the votes of nearly 800 dining experts, five Latin American restaurants were chosen in the 50 best restaurants in the world. continue reading »

Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

More than one ton of marijuana hidden in a truck entering the United States from Mexico was seized at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, said. continue reading »

New LAX Terminal Pavilion to be Named after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received an early retirement gift – the naming of a portion of the new international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). continue reading »

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Climber is 1st to Double Summit on Everest in 1 Climbing Season

Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez on Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb's organizers said. continue reading »

Peru’s Ex-President Fujimori Released From Hospital After Gastritis

Imprisoned Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori was released from a local hospital on Sunday after being diagnosed with acute gastritis. Fujimori, 74, had been hospitalized Friday night when he was found to be having problems digesting his food and after losing weight. continue reading »

Judge Orders Trial for Suspects in Killing of Malcolm X’s Grandson in Mexico

A Mexican judge has ordered the two waiters accused of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of U.S. political activist Malcolm X, to stand trial, the District Attorney's Office said. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Latino Favorite Yahoo to Buy Tumblr in $1.1B Deal

Yahoo Board of Directors has just approved the acquisition of social media network Tumblr in a $1.1 Billion cash deal, according to the Wall Street Journal. continue reading »

Madrid Zoo Returns Spanish-born Panda Cubs to China

Panda bear cubs Po and De De, who were born at Madrid's Zoo Aquarium on Sept. 7, 2010, are settling into their new lives at the panda reserve in Chengdu, China, where they will live from now on, a keeper told Efe. continue reading »

Heritage Foundation Between a Rock and a Hard Place

If you’re looking for the Heritage Foundation today, look behind the rock next to the hard place. You’ll find the Heritage between the two, acting like it doesn’t have a care in the world. You get the sense of it by the silence. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro’s New Film ‘Jimmy P.’ Premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Benicio del Toro plays an American Indian who undergoes a blend of psychotherapy and anthropological study in "Jimmy P." The film, based on a real story, is competing for a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Travels to Ecuador, Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard will travel to Ecuador, May 17-18, and Colombia, May 19-23. continue reading »

Ex-President Fujimori Under Observation for Gastritis

The imprisoned ex-president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, is under observation at a Lima clinic after being diagnosed with gastritis, his daughter Keiko said Saturday. continue reading »

American Powerball Jackpot Worth Some $600 Million

The jackpot for America's Powerball lottery has reached some $600 million and could get even bigger with the sale of tickets before Saturday night's drawing, the organizers said. continue reading »

China Welcomes Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade begins a working visit Sunday to China, where he hopes to bolster bilateral relations and "start a new stage of cooperation," the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

YPF Partners With Chevron Over Vaca Muerta Development Terms in Argentina

Argentine state-controlled energy company YPF has signed an agreement with Chevron Corp. outlining the commercial terms and conditions for developing the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in the country's southwest. continue reading »

Mexico to Create Special Unit to Investigate the Missing

Mexico's Government Secretariat and federal Attorney General's Office will soon create a joint unit to investigate and solve the cases of thousands of missing persons. continue reading »

Mexico, Brazil Looking to Boost Trade Relations Without Free-trade Pacts

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade visited his Brazilian counterpart, Antonio Patriota, with whom he agreed to promote a series of business meetings to boost bilateral trade. continue reading »