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Mayan Objects Over 2,000 Years Old

Mexican archaeologists have found handicrafts from the Mayan culture in the southeastern states of Yucatan and Campeche, notable among which are ceramics some 2,300 years old. continue reading »

Denver Students Design Blankets Using Mayan Hieroglyphics

A group of children at an elementary school in Denver decided to decorate blankets with drawings based on Mayan hieroglyphics and donate them to a nearby nursing home. continue reading »

11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

Archaeologist have located 11 pre-Inca tombs that are relics of the Lima and Yschma culture inside Peru's ancient village known as National Sports Village continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a roughly 1,200-year-old tomb at the Zapotec site of Atzompa, a find that shows the city's central complex not only had a civic-ceremonial area but also a residential section. continue reading »

Denver Students Design Blankets Using Mayan Hieroglyphics

A group of children at an elementary school in Denver decided to decorate blankets with drawings based on Mayan hieroglyphics and donate them to a nearby nursing home. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Mayan Objects Over 2,000 Years Old

Mexican archaeologists have found handicrafts from the Mayan culture in the southeastern states of Yucatan and Campeche, notable among which are ceramics some 2,300 years old. continue reading »

Mexico Tourism Board, Embassy Host “Flight of the Butterflies” in 3D World Premiere

The Government of Mexico, through the Mexico Tourism Board and the Embassy of Mexico hosted the world premiere of “Flight of the Butterflies” at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. More than 400 guests, in the presence of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, gathered for the IMAX® 3D screening which tells the story of the Monarch Butterfly – one of the great natural mysteries of the world. continue reading »

Mexico Joins Group to Promote Linguistic Diversity, Communications

Mexico will join the World Network for Linguistic Diversity in order to promote intercultural education and communications, as well as to strengthen individual languages, The National Institute of Indigenous Languages, or Inali, said. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Named to Prestigious World Heritage List

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. The decision regarding the Brazilian city was adopted by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in Russia's second-largest city. continue reading »

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

Rare Artifacts Discovered Near Tucson By Border Patrol Agents

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents discovered multiple artifacts during the last few months while patrolling in remote, rugged mountain areas west of the city. continue reading »

Cuban Tourism to See Boost with Increased Capacity and New Destinations

Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to leaders in the sector attending the 32nd International Fitur Fair. continue reading »

Brazilian Helicopter Crash Leaves 8 Dead, Including Murder Suspect

All eight people aboard were killed when a police helicopter crashed in the central Brazilian state of Goiás, authorities said. continue reading »

Closure of Rio Huge Dump Leaves 1200+ Scavengers Without Livelihood

The closure of Latin America's largest dump will put some 1,200 people out of work who live by selling the reusable goods they find among the 8,400 tons of trash produced daily by Brazil's second city. The city dump with the bucolic name of Gramacho Garden continue reading »

CareerBuilder Moves into South American Market by Acquires CEVIU in Brazil

CareerBuilder is making a much-anticipated move into the South American market with the acquisition of CEVIU.com.br, the leading information technology job board in Brazil. CEVIU features the most IT job listings in the country and its online traffic has had a compound annual growth rate of 158 percent over continue reading »

Outage Cuts Cell Phone Service to 16 Million People in Argentina- Sparking Social Media Protest

An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company is dealing with "an issue reported at a general level with the data, voice and SMS continue reading »

Thousands Take to the Streets to Promote Non-Polluting Pedal Power in Brazil

Some 6,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro over the weekend for an 11-kilometer (6.8-mile) bike ride as part of the World Bike Tour, which was held in the Brazilian city to promote alternative and non-polluting transportation, the official Agencia Brasil news agency reported. continue reading »

Mexican Family Accused of Human Sacrifices After 7 Year Old Disappears

Eight members of a Mexican family were arrested in the northern state of Sonora on suspicion of committing ritual murders, authorities said. The spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office, Jose Larrinaga, continue reading »

Decreasing Population of Monarch Butterflies from US and Canada Hibernate in Mexican Forests

Mexico has seen fewer hectares (acres) occupied by the monarch butterfly during its latest hibernation in the forests of the nation's central region, the head of the National Natural Protected Areas Commission, Luis Fueyo, said. continue reading »

16 Die in Peru as Bus Plunges into Ravine, 7 Injured

A bus plunged into a ravine in northwestern Peru, leaving 16 dead and seven injured, highway police told local media. The vehicle tumbled 200 meters (655 feet) down a hillside Friday near continue reading »