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1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

The review of Puerto Rico's political status remains dead in the water a year after the last non-binding referendum held on the island, a vote in which the majority of Puerto Ricans came continue reading »

Puerto Rico-Based Craft Brewery Looking to Expand

Puerto Rico's Old Harbor Brewery wants to conquer the global craft beer market, a sector that is growing rapidly. The brewing company wants to introduce its beers in all t continue reading »

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei would face each other in a runoff vote if Chile's presidential election were next weekend, according to results of the Ipsos poll released Tuesday. continue reading »

President Rousseff Thanks LatAm Doctors for Helping Brazil

President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday expressed her thanks for the rapid response of doctors from Latin American countries to the call issued by Brazil for medical professionals to serve in the country's most remote and poorest areas. continue reading »

HONDURAS: Deputy Mayor of La Masica Shot, Killed

The deputy mayor of the Caribbean coastal town of La Masica was fatally shot on Tuesday, a Honduran police source told Efe. continue reading »

Cuba Will No Longer Have Dual Currency

The Cuban government announced Tuesday the beginning of a process to eliminate the unpopular dual-currency system that has prevailed on the island since 1994, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. continue reading »

Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in Piñones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain. continue reading »

Panama Will be Home to Central America’s First Subway

Panama is getting ready to debut Central America’s first subway system in the capital city of Panama City. President Ricardo Martinelli and several members of his cabinet recently went for a ride in preparation of an official launch at the end of 2013. continue reading »

Colombia’s Former President Alvaro Uribe to Run for Senate

Former President Alvaro Uribe presented Monday his candidacy for the Senate in Colombia's March 2014 legislative elections. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economic Growth Forecast Revised Upward to 2.4 Percent

Financial analysts have revised their 2013 growth forecasts for the Brazilian economy upward to 2.4 percent from the 2.35 percent estimate released last week, the Central Bank said Monday. continue reading »

Overcrowded Bar in Bogota Leads to 6 Asphyxiation Deaths

Six people died from asphyxiation and two others were injured on Sunday morning in a confused incident at a bar in the southern part of this capital, police said, adding that they are investigating the matter. continue reading »

Bond Market Turns Against Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's government is monitoring the market for its long-term debt, whose interest rates have soared above 10 percent, threatening planned bond issues. continue reading »

Spain Defeats Finland 82-56 at EuroBasket 2013 Game

Spain beat Finland 82-56 at the EuroBasket 2013 championships, keeping its hopes of winning a third consecutive European title alive. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Improve Transport System with $91.5 Million Loan

Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its road transportation system and advance regional integration with a $91.5 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Suspects in Mexico City Mass Kidnapping Case Held in Preventive Arrest

The three suspects arrested last week in connection with the mass kidnapping in May at a Mexico City bar will be held in preventive arrest following a ruling by a judge, officials said. continue reading »

Afro-latinos, A Gateway To The Multicultural Market

The Afro-Latina actress from the smash-hit series Suits, Gina Torres, goes to the Alma Awards – an event that recognize the best American Latino contributions to music, television, and film – and has her identity questioned by a Telemundo reporter. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Ingrid Upgraded to Hurricane, 4,700 People in Mexico Evacuated

Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthened Saturday to become a Category 1 hurricane, the Mexican National Meteorological Service, or SMN, told Efe. continue reading »

Third Member of Center-Left PRD Party Killed in Mexico This Week

Mexico's center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, denounced the killing of a former mayor of a town in the western state of Michoacan, the third slaying of a party member in recent days. continue reading »

NGOs Condemn Refusal to Re-open Mexican Indian’s Murder Case

Non-governmental organizations, political leaders and the attorney for Mexican Indian Alberto Patishtan, who was convicted of killing several police officers and sentenced to 60 years in prison, slammed a court's refusal to re-open the murder case. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Closes Radio Station For Its “Call to Rebellion”

Venezuelan Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said the radio station Voz del Orinoco, which broadcasts in the southern state of Amazonas, was closed down because of its "call to rebellion" and for "creating divisions among Venezuelans." continue reading »