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St. Louis Cardinals Star Yadier Molina Starts Record Label

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is on his way to becoming an entrepreneur in the music world after starting a record label, Molina Records, soon to launch the first solo disc by Venezuelan rapper Oma 206. continue reading »

Federal Agents Launch Extensive Search Operation at Puerto Rican Prison

More than 200 federal agents from different departments carried out a search operation Friday in the Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo in suburban San Juan, the FBI office in Puerto Rico said. continue reading »

Former Argentine President Convicted of Arms Smuggling

An Argentine federal court on Friday convicted former President Carlos Menem of aggravated smuggling in connection with illegal arms sales during his 1989-1999 tenure, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. continue reading »

Germans Held by Colombian Rebels are Released After 4 Months

The smaller of Colombia's two main guerrilla groups on Friday handed over two German captives to a humanitarian commission, ending their four-month ordeal, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Encourages Women to Go Beyond Traditional Roles

The actress of Mexican origin, Eva Longoria, who will return to the big screen with her new film "Frontera," believes women must train themselves professionally in order to shed the role society has traditionally imposed on them. continue reading »

Police in Mexico Arrest Teen Wanted in Spanish Tourists’ Rape

Mexican authorities on Thursday arrested a minor suspected of involvement in last month's rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco. continue reading »

Venezuela to Display Hugo Chavez’s Body Like Lenin, Mao

The body of late President Hugo Chavez will be preserved and kept on display in a glass tomb in the manner of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin, the Venezuelan government said Thursday. continue reading »

FIFA Bans Smoking at Confederations Cup, World Cup in Brazil

FIFA announced Thursday that people attending the Confederations Cup soccer matches in June and the World Cup next year - both to be held in Brazil - will not be allowed to smoke in the stadiums. continue reading »

Elton John Performs for the First Time in Paraguay

As promised, British music icon Sir Elton John served up an intimate performance for his first-ever concert in Paraguay. John gave his band the night off, appearing alone on stage with his piano before some 5,000 fans gathered in a courtyard at the Yacht y Golf Club Paraguayo, just outside Asuncion. continue reading »

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona's Picasso Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the Spanish master's work and documents belonging to Jaume Sabartes, personal secretary and friend to the artist, and the moving force behind the museum. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain 37 Central American Migrants in Oaxaca

The Federal Police detained 37 Honduran and Salvadoran migrants in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, the National Security Council said. The migrants were found during an operation at kilometer 235 of the Mexico City-Ciudad Cuauhtemoc highway, the council, a Government Secretariat agency, said. continue reading »

Atlas, Atlante and Chiapas Head to Copa MX Quarterfinals

Atlas, currently in second place in Mexico's Liga MX Clausura, booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa MX tournament with a 3-1 win over Cruz Azul in its sixth and final match of the group phase, while Atlante and Jaguares de Chiapas also qualified for the knockout stage with victories. continue reading »

Venezuelans Adopt The Color Red While Mourning Chavez

The streets of Caracas are bathed in red in honor of late President Hugo Chavez, who made the color the symbol of his Bolivarian Revolution. Chavez will lie in state in the chapel of the Military Academy until his funeral and burial on Friday. continue reading »

Paulina Rubio, Ex-husband Reach Divorce Agreement

Mexican singer Paulina Rubio and her ex-husband Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera have arrived at an agreement that will put an end to the legal battle over their divorce and the custody of their child, Andrea Nicolas, People en Español reported Wednesday on its Web page. continue reading »

Mexico Gives $1.2 Billion Lifeline To Struggling Homebuilding Industry

The Mexican government has announced that it will be cover up to 30% of bad bank loans taken out by homebuilders and guaranteeing up to 50% of loans taken out by “healthy” homebuilders, in essence throwing them a $1.2 billion lifeline. continue reading »

Media Outlets in Juarez, Mexico Targeted by Gunmen

In Mexico news, gunmen targeted two media outlets in Juarez, Mexico. The masked gunmen shot at the offices of Diario de Ciudad Juarez and Channel 44, no one was injured. continue reading »

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Assist Immigrations Applying for Deportation Relief

Students from two Miami-area law schools will devote their spring break vacations to helping young undocumented immigrants who want to avoid deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

U.S. May Retaliate Against Venezuela for Expulsion of Diplomatic Personnel

In Latin America news, the U.S. has announced it has not ruled some the possibility of retaliation against Venezuela for the expulsion of two military, diplomatic personnel on charges of them being spies. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 86th Birthday

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez described himself as "very happy" on his 86th birthday, which he celebrated Wednesday at his home in this capital in the company of family and friends. continue reading »

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America adopted a nearly unanimous position Wednesday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, meeting in Bangkok to protect sharks, putting its weight behind a proposal that the Asian bloc considers unacceptable. continue reading »