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More than 1,700 Haitian Refugees Arrive in Brazil

Some 1,700 Haitians have entered the Brazilian state of Acre over the past two weeks and are being sheltered in a sports facility, the state government said. continue reading »

Pesticide Plant Fire Forces 300 to Evacuate in Central Mexico

At least 300 people were evacuated early Sunday in Atitalaquia, a city in central Mexico, due to a fire at a pesiticide plant that unleashed a "toxic cloud," the Hidalgo state emergency management office said. continue reading »

Lollapalooza Headliner Pearl Jam Rocks Chile

U.S. rock band Pearl Jam kept the soul of grunge alive at the close of the first day of the 3rd edition of Chile's Lollapalooza music festival. The death of Nirvana leader and legend Kurt Cobain 19 years ago and of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley in 2002 had left this subgenre of rock without key stylists and almost resulted in its slipping into oblivion. continue reading »

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Nicaraguan naval forces and Russian drug enforcement agents seized 100 packages of cocaine on the high seas, state media reported, citing military spokesmen. continue reading »

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

The immigration reform debate is complicated and filled with nuance, case in point is the discussion over whether undocumented workers pay income tax and whether they should be made to do so as a requisite of legalizing their status. continue reading »

State Department, USAID Host Event Focused on Nutrition in Guatemala

On April 3, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier and Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Weisenfeld hosted Guatemalan Minister of Health Jorge Villavicencio, other Government of Guatemala officials, private sector representatives and a panel of nutrition experts at the Department of State for a joint discussion on Guatemala’s “Zero Hunger Pact” (“Pacto Cero Hambre”) to reduce chronic malnutrition. continue reading »

Nasa Indian Killed as Colombian Violence Continues

A 57-year-old Nasa Indian man has been shot dead in an alleged army attack in Colombia. Álvaro Chocué was shot in the head on Saturday, 30th March in the Caldono Indian Reserve in Colombia’s south-west Cauca province. continue reading »

NASA Wants to Lasso an Asteroid So Astronauts Can Land On It

NASA has unveiled an ambitious plan to send astronauts to an asteroid, and it involves a lasso. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who was an astronaut himself, told reporters on Friday about the plan, which President Obama has set aside $100 million for, notes The Associated Press. The plan features a robotic spaceship lassoing a 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. That would bring it close enough to the earth to allow astronauts to use an Orion capsule to approach the rock in 2021. continue reading »

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain has passed to Portugal the command of the Atalanta, a European naval vessel for fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, which it has held for the past four months, during which time there were no hijackings, nine attacks were aborted and 29 pirates were captured. continue reading »

Costa Rica Continues to Combat Coffee Fungus

Costa Rican authorities will begin on April 22 the distribution of packs of agrichemicals that will enable coffee growers to combat a fungus known as leaf rust, which affects some 65 percent of the country's coffee plantations. continue reading »

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain's King Juan Carlos has sent a telegram to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez expressing his condolences to the families of those who died in the recent floods in the South American country, and stated his support for the Argentine people in this catastrophe, sources in the royal household told Efe. continue reading »

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of slain African-American teen, Trayvon Martin, have settled a wrongful death suit for a reported $1 million with the home association where the 17-year-old was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, 2012. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Says “No Going Back” on Education Reform in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Saturday that his government is open "to dialogue and to hearing different views" with regard to educational reform, but insisted that "the law is not negotiable" and "there's no going back on what was enacted to improve the quality of education." continue reading »

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, pays tribute Saturday to Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521), who discovered Florida in 1513. continue reading »

$500M Not Enough for Maracana Stadium Renovations Ahead of Rio Olympics

The costly renovation of Maracana stadium, estimated at some $500 million, does not meet the requirements of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, so that further reconstruction will be necessary, the Brazilian press said. continue reading »

Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico (VIDEO)

This is so NewsTaco! I watched it this morning – a short documentary about people in the mountains of Oaxaca who communicate through a whistling language. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive Grant to Promote Low-Carbon Agriculture

Brazil is to receive funding to provide small and medium farmers with grants to encourage the adoption of sustainable farming methods in states critical to Brazil’s biomass—three in the Amazon region (Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia) plus four in the Atlantic Forest region (Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul). continue reading »

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel to Rome on April 15 to be received in the Vatican by Pope Francis, government officials told Efe. continue reading »

Target Apologizes for ‘Manatee Grey’ Color for Plus-Size Women’s Dresses

Retailer Target has apologized to offended customers after a Twitter user discovered that the grey color option for a dress had two different names. The standard sizes’ grey was called ‘Dark Heather Grey’ while the plus-size version was called ‘Manatee Grey.’ continue reading »

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

The European Commission gave the go-ahead to the merger of Penguin and Random House to create the world's No. 1 publishing house, considering that the operation will not harm competition in Europe. continue reading »