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Mexican Researcher Honored by American Geophysical Union

Mexican researcher Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, known for his work on the Chicxulub crater, has been awarded the 2013 International Award by the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Confirms Lopez to Start Next Match

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Diego Lopez would be his starting goalkeeper for Sunday's Spanish league home match against Athletic Bilbao, although he said captain Iker Casillas would get the chance to play in the near future. continue reading »

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that the crisis with Brazil is now resolved that exploded with the escape to that country of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto without the required safe-conduct and with the direct complicity of a Brazilian diplomat. continue reading »

Brazil’s MMX Sells Chile Assets to Cooper Mining

Brazil's MMX Mineração e Metalicos, part of Brazilian magnate Eike Batista's conglomerate, said it had agreed to sell its Chilean unit to Inversiones Cooper Mining. continue reading »

Officials Say Mexican Train Derailment Caused by Theft of Track Parts

The theft of a metal bar used to link two rails caused the train crash last weekend in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco that left 12 dead, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

80 Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities detained 80 undocumented migrants, most of them from Central America, in three separate operations, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Says Tax Cuts, Economic Growth on the Horizon

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government would announce plans to cut taxes within a year and predicted that the Spanish economy was "on the cusp" of growth. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Admits “Difficulties” in Hospitals

Venezuela's health minister acknowledged Friday that there are "difficulties" in the nation's hospitals following the complaints of medical personnel and patients over the past few weeks about the lack of resources. continue reading »

Colombia’s Santos Breaks Off Talks with Disgruntled Farmers

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday instructed Cabinet ministers who have held four days of talks aimed at ending a general strike in the agricultural sector to break off negotiations with farm leaders, citing the impossibility of reaching an agreement. continue reading »

Tamayo Exhibition Showcases Artist’s Early Paintings

The exhibition entitled "Construyendo Tamayo, 1922-1937," which opened here this week at the museum that bears his name, aims to show the first works of this Mexican artist who became one of his nation's preeminent muralists. continue reading »

Mexican Train Derailment’s Death Toll Reaches 12

The discovery of another body brought to 12 the number of people confirmed dead after last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco. continue reading »

Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannon to Break Up Protest in Colombia

Colombian police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration in Bogota Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide general strike in the agricultural sector. continue reading »

Colombian Students Protest Spending on Education, Support for Farmers

Thousands of students took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Thursday to show support for a general strike in the farm sector and demand more investment in education. continue reading »

Cuba’s “Cyber Points” Have Hosted Over 100,000 Customers in 3 Months

Cuba's "cyber points," which offer public Internet access, have attracted more than 100,000 paying customers in the last three months, government daily Juventud Rebelde said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Kaka Expresses Desire to Leave Team

Brazilian midfielder Kaka went public in La Coruña Thursday with his desire to leave Real Madrid for another European club where he would get more playing time. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Physically Attacks Colleague During Debate (VIDEO)

A judge in the central Mexican state of Morelos hit a colleague during an argument over alleged irregularities in the appointment of acting judges, media reports said. continue reading »

Train Derailment Causes 11 Confirmed Deaths in Mexico

The number of confirmed fatalities in last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern state of Tabasco stands at 11, but the search for additional victims continues, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Sandcastle Builders Hope to Set World Record in Puerto Rico

Thousands of Puerto Ricans will gather on the beach this weekend in this northeastern coastal city and try to set a new world record for most sandcastles built in an hour, the organizer of the event said. continue reading »

Scientists to Develop Biodiesel Plant in Mexico

Mexican scientists plan to build a pilot biodiesel plant that could be used to supply the public transit system in Mexico City, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Mexico Expected to Produce 2,500 Armored Cars in 2013

Mexico's armored car production is expected to total 2,500 units this year, a figure matching the output in 2012, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »