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Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

The government of Costa Rica announced Friday a plan to install access to the Internet in every public school in the country in order to reduce the digital divide and have better teaching tools. continue reading »

Mexico Inaugurates Memorial to 70,000 Victims of Drug-War

A memorial to the more than 70,000 people killed in drug-war violence in Mexico since December 2006 was inaugurated Friday in Mexico City. continue reading »

Report: 53 Mexicans Currently Sitting on Death Row in the U.S.

Fifty-three Mexican nationals are in U.S. prisons awaiting execution, including 13 in Texas, which annually leads the nation in the number of people put to death. continue reading »

4 Bodies, Including 13-Year-Old Boy Found on Road in Chihuahua

Four people, one of them a 13-year-old boy, were found fatally shot on a road in the northern border state of Chihuahua, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new poll has found that the majority of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana. The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, shows that 52 percent of those polled support the legalization of marijuana, while 45 percent are still opposed. When the poll was last taken in 2010, only 45 percent supported legalization. continue reading »

Brazilian Scientists to Study Solar Explosions With Stratospheric Balloons

A team of Brazilian scientists plan to use a pair of stratospheric balloons to study the energy produced by explosions on the Sun, the head of the project said. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. Respects Courts Dealing with Corruption Case Involving Princess

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday expressed his respect for all the judicial decisions connected with the naming of Princess Cristina, youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, as a suspect in a corruption case. continue reading »

Police Foil Plot to Assassinate Mexican Lawmakers

Several people were arrested here Thursday on suspicion they planned to kill two leftist legislators, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Number of Minority Business Professors in U.S. Has Quadrupled Since 1994

The number of doctorally-qualified minority (African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American) professors at U.S. business schools has quadrupled since 1994, due largely to the efforts of The PhD Project, an award-winning program aimed at increasing diversity in America's business management ranks. continue reading »

Colombian “Emerald Czar” Victor Carranza Dies, Age 78

Colombian "emerald czar" Victor Carranza, a mining tycoon who was investigated for alleged ties to right-wing militias and other crimes, died on Thursday, officials at the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota hospital told Efe. He was 78. continue reading »

U.S. Senate to Look Into Rights of Mexicans on Death Row

The Senate has asked the Foreign Relations Secretariat for a report on the number of Mexicans on death row in the United States and efforts being made to provide them with legal assistance. continue reading »

7 Members of Cuban National Ballet Defect During International Tour

Seven members of the Cuban National Ballet defected during a recent tour in Mexico and all but one have crossed the border into the United States, a Miami-based news Web site reported. continue reading »

Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. continue reading »

Witnesses Share Horrific Stories During Trial of Guatemalan Ex-dictator

A survivor of the massacres carried out by the Guatemalan army during the 1982-1983 rule of strongman Efrain Rios Montt said Wednesday at the retired general's genocide trial that soldiers "ripped out" the heart of one of his children. continue reading »

Argentina Inundated with “Tsunami of Rain,” 54 Die

The death toll from the heavy rains that have recently fallen on Buenos Aires and nearby parts of the country now stands at 54, Argentine authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived on Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Task Force Uncovers Marijuana Laboratory

Recently, the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force uncovered a substantial marijuana laboratory while following-up on a lead pertaining to federal and state fugitive Jose Cosme-Rios aka "Pocholo." continue reading »

Univ. of Arizona Shares 150 Years of Mexican, Mexican American History Online

A new digital collection at the University of Arizona Libraries makes accessible more than 150 years of news coverage documenting the voice of the Mexican and Mexican American community. continue reading »

Peace Activist Javier Sicilia Wants Bicentennial Monument Dedicated to Victims of Violence

An online campaign launched by human rights activists seeks to turn Mexico's Bicentennial Monument into a memorial to victims of violence, organizers said. continue reading »

Gloria Estefan Returns to Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is proud to announce the return of international superstar Gloria Estefan to her longtime label home. continue reading »