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George Zimmerman Stopped AGAIN for Speeding

Reports are coming out that George Zimmerman was stopped by local Florida police for speeding this week. This would be his second speeding infraction since he was acquitted of killing teen Trayvon Martin. continue reading »

Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's scheduled state visit to the United States may be in jeopardy after revelations that Washington spied on her, an official source told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

Federal and local autoridades detained Tuesday 56 Haitians and a Cuban who were trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally, police in the U.S. commonwealth said Tuesday. continue reading »

Commuters Angered by Poor Service Set Fire to Train in Brazil

Passengers on a Rio commuter train set fire to one of the cars on Tuesday in protest against the bad service, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazil’s Spaipa

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Brazil's Spaipa in a deal worth $1.85 billion. continue reading »

Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday that to date authorities have recovered 216 archaeological items of the more than 1,000 that were stolen from a museum in Minya Governorate during the recent disturbances. continue reading »

Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 In Puerto Rico

Four people were killed Sunday in a car crash in northwestern Puerto Rico, police said. The vehicle's driver was apparently speeding, passed another automobile and hit a cement wall on the bridge over the Culebrinas River in Aguada, investigators said, citing the preliminary accident report. continue reading »

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

British Journalist Known For Nixon Interviews Dies, Age 74

Popular British journalist and television host David Frost, known for his hard-hitting 1977 interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died, his family said Sunday. He was 74. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Former Foreign Relations Secretary Jorge Castañeda said in an interview published by the Brazilian press that Mexico should enact a marijuana law like the one passed by Uruguayan lawmakers on July 31 as part of an effort to fight drug trafficking and drug abuse. continue reading »

Mexican Researcher Honored by American Geophysical Union

Mexican researcher Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, known for his work on the Chicxulub crater, has been awarded the 2013 International Award by the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that the crisis with Brazil is now resolved that exploded with the escape to that country of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto without the required safe-conduct and with the direct complicity of a Brazilian diplomat. continue reading »

Brazil’s MMX Sells Chile Assets to Cooper Mining

Brazil's MMX Mineração e Metalicos, part of Brazilian magnate Eike Batista's conglomerate, said it had agreed to sell its Chilean unit to Inversiones Cooper Mining. continue reading »

Officials Say Mexican Train Derailment Caused by Theft of Track Parts

The theft of a metal bar used to link two rails caused the train crash last weekend in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco that left 12 dead, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

80 Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities detained 80 undocumented migrants, most of them from Central America, in three separate operations, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Says Tax Cuts, Economic Growth on the Horizon

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government would announce plans to cut taxes within a year and predicted that the Spanish economy was "on the cusp" of growth. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal to Depict Undocumented Immigrant in New Film

Actor Gael Garcia Bernal will star in the next Jonas Cuaron movie, in which he will play an undocumented Mexican immigrant trying to enter the United States illegally, Deadline Hollywood said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Admits “Difficulties” in Hospitals

Venezuela's health minister acknowledged Friday that there are "difficulties" in the nation's hospitals following the complaints of medical personnel and patients over the past few weeks about the lack of resources. continue reading »

Colombia’s Santos Breaks Off Talks with Disgruntled Farmers

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday instructed Cabinet ministers who have held four days of talks aimed at ending a general strike in the agricultural sector to break off negotiations with farm leaders, citing the impossibility of reaching an agreement. continue reading »

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

A storm of controversy has settled over San Antonio, Texas, concerning the expansion of the City’s anti-discrimination ordinance. The expansion proposes the inclusion of LGBT persons under the ordinance’s protective umbrella. continue reading »