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Brazilian Education System to Receive $200 Million Loan

The Brazilian state of Pará will receive significant support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve access to quality basic education, the IDB announced today. continue reading »

$61 Billion in Remittances Flows to Latin America

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) showed a slight increase in 2012 with respect to the previous year, according to the latest report on remittances by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. continue reading »

DEA: Mexican Cartels Working in the U.S. Pose Threat to Public Safety

The Mexican cartels that are the principal source of illicit drugs coming into the United States have managed to extend their tentacles to the U.S. heartland, where they represent a significant threat to public safety, a senior Drug Enforcement Administration agent told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Spy May Return to Cuba if he Renounces U.S. Citizenship

Rene Gonzalez, currently on probation after serving 13 years in a U.S. prison for espionage, may remain in Cuba - where he traveled last month with court approval - if he agrees to give up his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge said Friday. continue reading »

Journalists Remain Targets of Violence in Mexico

Aggression against the news media in Mexico rose 20 percent in the first three months of this year compared with the same period in 2012, the watchdog group Article 19 said Friday. continue reading »

Honda Announces Plans to Build Plant in Mexico

The Mexican unit of Japanese auto giant the Honda Motor Co. annonced plans to invest $470 million in the construction of a transmission plant in Celaya, in the central state of Guanajuato. continue reading »

Gordon Tech College Prep Gets Ready to Celebrate Its Many Academic Successes

Chicago’s Gordon Tech College Prep is getting ready to celebrate its unique approach to getting Latino students into traditional four-year colleges. continue reading »

Capriles Continues to Fight for New Election in Venezuela

The campaign of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles on Thursday asked Venezuela's Supreme Court to overturn the April 14 vote that resulted in a narrow victory for ruling-party standard-bearer Nicolas Maduro. continue reading »

Israel to Strengthen Relationship with U.S. Latino Community

The country of Israel is planning on strengthening its ties to the U.S. Latino community as part of its strategic initiative with the U.S. continue reading »

Top 5 iPanema Flip Flops

Brazil's iPanema flip flops have been a favorite of celebrities and fashionistas alike. Having been worn by Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen these fashionable and affordable sandals are the perfect summer accessory. continue reading »

Obama, Peña Nieto Reaffirm Cooperation in Reducing Violence in Mexico

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he supports the Mexican government's efforts to reduce violence in this country and emphasized that the bilateral relationship is "dynamic." continue reading »

State of Siege Imposed on Eastern Guatemala

President Otto Perez Molina imposed a state of siege on four municipalities in the eastern part of the country following the abduction of 23 police officers and the killing of another cop, the Guatemalan government said Thursday. continue reading »

Radio, Television Announcer Missing in Northern Mexico

A radio and television announcer in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila is missing, state officials said. Jose Gerardo Padilla Blanquet disappeared Tuesday in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, state security spokesman Jesus Carranza told Efe. continue reading »

433,000 Visitors Headed to Bogota International Book Fair

The Bogota International Book Fair, whose guest of honor was Portugal this year, drew 18,000 more visitors than the 2012 edition, with total visitors hitting 433,000, organizers said. continue reading »

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA's Blum Center is a research institute that seeks to contribute to improving the health of communities with few economic resources in Latin America. continue reading »

Cuban Artist Brings Love to New York Exhibit

New York City’s Times Square has welcomed Cuban artist Esterio Segura’s installation "Adiós mi amor" (Goodbye My Love) since March as part of an arts’ initiative to introduce the multitude of Times Square tourists to contemporary art. continue reading »

Cuba to Allow “Dozens” of Dissidents to Leave

The Cuban government is preparing to authorize "dozens" of political opponents to leave the country in the coming weeks, the chairman of the dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said here Wednesday. continue reading »

North Carolina to Deport Community Activist After Traffic Violation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to deport a community activist and coordinator of a Catholic youth group in North Carolina after her arrest on a minor traffic violation. continue reading »

Bolivian President Evo Morales Expels USAID

President Evo Morales on Wednesday expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development from Bolivia, accusing USAID of meddling in politics. He announced the decision at a May Day rally in La Paz's Murillo Square. continue reading »

North Carolina Immigrants Press for In-State College Tuition

Pro-immigrant groups in North Carolina stepped up their pressure Tuesday on state legislators to approve a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay resident tuition at public universities and community colleges. continue reading »