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Venezuela Moves Body of Hugo Chavez to Museum

The body of late President Hugo Chavez was moved on Friday from Venezuela's Military Academy to the site of a planned Museum of the Bolivarian Revolution. continue reading »

Extradited Mexican Politician Claims Former President Framed Him

A former governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo extradited to the United States to face drug charges says he was framed by Ernesto Zedillo, the Aztec nation's president in 1994-2000, Milenio newspaper reported. continue reading »

Carnival Dealing With Another Troubled Cruise Ship in the Caribbean

Carnival decided to evacuate about 5,000 passengers and crewmembers from its cruise ship Dream after they were stranded at the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, where the enormous vessel has been docked since Wednesday night after experiencing technical problems. continue reading »

Human Rights Abuses Against Cassez Force CNDH to File Criminal Complaint in Mexico

Mexico's top human rights body has called for a probe into more than a score of current and former federal law-enforcement officials for alleged rights violations of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who spent seven years in prison on a kidnapping conviction before Mexico's high court ordered her released in January. continue reading »

WHO: LatAm Making Progress on Highway Safety, but Problems Remain

Latin America is "making great efforts" to improve highway safety, but they are still "not sufficient," World Health Organization Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention director Etienne Krug said Thursday. continue reading »

Jose Cuervo to Switch U.S. Distributor in July

U.S. firm Proximo Spirits will begin distributing Jose Cuervo brand tequilas in the United States, replacing Britain's Diageo, Mexico's Casa Cuervo S.A. said in a statement. continue reading »

Monarch Butterflies Occupying 59 Percent Less Area in Mexico

The areas occupied by monarch butterflies during the 2012-2013 season at the reserve in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been reduced by 59 percent, the National Protected Natural Areas Commission, or Conanp, said. continue reading »

Italian Firm, Venezuela’s PDVSA To Begin Production at Orinoco Field

State-owned oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, and Italy's Eni have commenced production ahead of schedule at their joint venture in the Orinoco Belt, while other projects with China's CNPC and U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. should start producing crude soon, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said. continue reading »

Michelle Obama Makes Second Appearance on Vogue’s Cover

First lady Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue's April edition, marking the second time she has graced the cover of the fashion magazine, media reports said. continue reading »

Plans to Embalm Hugo Chavez May Have Failed

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that it would be "rather difficult" to embalm the body of Hugo Chavez because the decision to do so was made too late and the procedure was not started in time. continue reading »

Argentine President Congratulates Francis I on Papal Election

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday congratulated countryman Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the new Pope Francis I, on his election as Catholic pontiff, saying she wished him success in his pastoral duties. continue reading »

Malaga Advances to Champions League Quarterfinals

Malaga will be playing in its first Champions League quarterfinals after a 2-0 win Wednesday over Porto in the second leg of their elimination contest. continue reading »

Former Brazilian President Lula Begins Africa Tour

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is beginning a tour of Africa on Wednesday, the Lula Institute said in a statement. The erstwhile head of state will visit Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria and will meet with political leaders, businessmen and representatives from civil society. continue reading »

Costa Rican Zoo Welcomes First King Vulture Born in Captivity

Costa Rica's Zoo Ave has managed the first birth in captivity in Latin America of a king vulture, the zoological park said Wednesday. Zoo Ave, a respected animal rescue center, operates a zoological park located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. continue reading »

Environmental Experts Warn Mexico of Increased Sea Turtle Mortality Rates

International experts have warned President Enrique Peña Nieto that Mexico is experiencing high mortality rates among sea turtles off the coast of the northwestern state of Baja California Sur, the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, or CEMDA, said. continue reading »

Mexico to Launch “National Crusade Against Hunger”

The federal government plans to launch a new program to fight hunger next month, with the initial focus on 400 cities, Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles said. continue reading »

Lady Gaga Uses Gold Wheelchair Post Hip Surgery

Lady Gaga commissioned a prominent New York jeweler to build a gold-plated wheelchair so she could get around after a Feb. 20 operation to repair an injured hip. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Holds Another Tribute for Deceased President Chavez

The acting president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, government officials and military officers participated Tuesday in a religious ceremony to pay homage to the late President Hugo Chavez, who died a week ago in this capital after a lengthy battle with cancer. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Army troops detained 17 members of an armed group that claimed to be a "community police force" in Michoacan acting as members of a community police force. continue reading »

Chile’s Former Antarctica Military Bases Now Home to Polar Research

The navy bases that Chile began builing in Antarctica in 1947 have evolved into facilities coveted by scientists interested in polar research. continue reading »