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1,000 Mexican Artworks Digitally Documented in Germany, Austria

More than 1,000 Mexican artworks, some dating from pre-Columbian times and which were sent to Germany and Austria over the last four centuries, have been documented for the first time in a digital catalogue. continue reading »

President Chavez Twitter Message “I send You All My Supreme Love! We Will Live and We Will Win!”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has vowed an October election victory, in his first public comment after surgery in Cuba this week to remove a pelvic lesion. continue reading »

AntiSEC and Anonymous Hack Private Prison Corporation

Antisec and Anonymous have hacked and defaced the website to private prison corporation GEO Group. This is one of the biggest money makers in the continue reading »

Nicaraguan Prison Inmates Hold Warden Hostage

The warden of La Esperanza prison in northern Nicaragua was taken hostage Friday amid a brawl between two groups of inmates, Deputy Interior Minister Carlos Najar said. continue reading »

Uruguay Urged to Provide Water to Its Poorest Communities

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Uruguayan authorities to implement measures to provide access to health and sanitation to its poorest and most marginalized communities. continue reading »

Argentina Police Arrested for Leaking Corpse Photos of Model Jazmin de Grazia

The Argentine government has fired 11 Federal Police officers for their alleged responsibility in leaking photographs of the corpse of model Jazmin De Grazia that were published earlier this weekend in a Buenos Aires newspaper, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Handover of Recovered Sunken Treasure to Spain Moves One Step Closer

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued on Friday a mandate obliging a Florida company to hand over to Spain $500 million in gold and silver coins salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007. The Atlanta-based appellate panel sent a notification of the mandate to the district court in Tampa that originally heard the case pitting the Spanish government against Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. continue reading »

War-Torn Guatemalan Family Reunited After 25 yrs

A Maya family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with the help of the International Red Cross, brought Antonio Morales Bartolome together with his parents and daughter, from whom he and his wife were separated in 1987. continue reading »

Protesters Call for End to Bullfighting in Mexico City

About 1,000 animal rights activists staged a protest over the weekend in Mexico City to demand an end to bullfighting, a deep-rooted tradition in Mexico. The majority of the people who took part in Sunday's protest showed up at a plaza on the Paseo de la Reforma partially clothed and with simulated blood smeared on their bodies. continue reading »

Up Close One Year Later: Startling New Photos of Brazil Uncontacted Indians Released

Survival International has released close-up pictures of uncontacted Indians, exactly a year after aerial photos from Brazil astonished the world. The new photographs taken in south-east Peru show an uncontacted family from the Mashco Piro. continue reading »

US Attorney General Faces Renewed Criticism Over Mexico Gun Operation

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has faced a new round of Republican criticism over a controversial tactic in which U.S. authorities allowed gun buyers to move arms into Mexico, destined for drug cartels. continue reading »

Thousands Demand Food, Jobs in Mexico City

Thousands of peasants, workers, university students and unemployed people took to the streets of Mexico City to demand that the government provide more resources to farmers, guarantee the provision of food and boost job creation. The protesters also called for economic and political changes to improve Mexicans' lives, as well as for action to fight crime. continue reading »

Environmentally Friendly Tortillas Coming to Mexico

Researchers have developed "environmentally friendly tortillas" that are more nutritious, help prevent osteoporosis, slow the aging process and help fight obesity continue reading »

Papal Events Should be Free Urges Mexican Archbishop

Pope Benedict XVI's March 23-26 visit to Mexico should serve to inspire unity and people should not be charged to attend papal events, Leon Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago said. continue reading »

Fire at Peru Rehab Center Leaves at Least 26 Dead

A fire that erupted Saturday at a center for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in the Peruvian capital killed at least 26 people, volunteer firefighters said. continue reading »

US Immigrant Restaurateurs Share Dishes of Mexican State

Los Angeles is home to people from many countries who share their culture, and their food, with their neighbors. We talk with a family with roots in southern Mexico that is preserving and teaching others about their culinary traditions. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro’s Building Collapse Death Toll Climbs to 17

The death toll from this week's collapse of three buildings in Rio de Janeiro's historic downtown has risen to 17, officials said Saturday. Despite steady rain that has fallen since Friday night, dozens of firefighters were still working amid the mountain of rubble to find the corpses of at least five people still believed to be missing. continue reading »

Pregnancy of 11-Year Old Argentinian Girl Renews Debate About Legalizing Abortion in the Country

The case of a pregnant 11-year-old girl, whose mother asked a court to give her daughter permission to have her pregnancy interrupted - but later unexpectedly dropped the petition - has renewed the controversy in Argentina about legalizing abortion. continue reading »

Sen Dick Durbin, (D-Il )Seeks Release of American Jailed in Cuba

A high ranking member of the U.S. Senate is in Cuba trying to gain the release of an American accused of spying. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin arrived on the island Wednesday for high level talks with Cuban officials. continue reading »

Food Emergency Declared in Paraguay Due to Prolonged Drought

At least 313 indigenous communities are mostly affected by lack of food caused by the drought which has affected Paraguay since the end of November, for this reason President Fernando Lugo signed a decree yesterday which declares food emergency for 90 days. continue reading »