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4 Gunned Down at Pizza Joint in Honduras

Gunmen killed four people at a pizzeria in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras, the National Police said. The two gunmen entered the restaurant on Saturday, walked to the table where the four young men were eating and opened fire. continue reading »

Parental Custody Battle Leads to Major Protest in Spain

Hundreds of residents in Alboraya, a city in eastern Spain, took to the streets Sunday to prevent the Civil Guard from executing a court order to hand over a Spanish woman's three children to their Mexican father. continue reading »

Brazilian Forces Launch Lightning Operation in Rio Favelas Ahead of Olympics

A lightning operation conducted without incident by Brazilian security forces early Sunday morning allowed authorities to regain control of two "favelas," or shantytowns, in a strategic part of Rio de Janeiro forming part of the roadway corridor for the 2016 Olympic Games. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Brazil

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Mafaldo Bezerra Goes, host of a radio program on the station FM Rio Jaguaribe, which occurred on February 22 in the city of Jaguaribe, state of Ceará, in Brazil. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Undergoing Chemotherapy

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has received "complementary treatments" of chemotherapy after being operated in December for a recurrence of cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said. continue reading »

Pemex’s Crude Output Up 1.6 percent

Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it produced an average of 2.56 million barrels of crude per day in January, a 1.6 percent increase over the same month of 2012. continue reading »

Colombia Lifts Ban on Drummond Coal Shipments

Colombian environmental authorities have lifted a ban on coal exports by U.S.-based Drummond Co. while also authorizing a train to resume nighttime shipments of the fossil fuel. continue reading »

Petrobras Reveals 28-Gallon Oil Leak Off Brazil’s coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said it discovered a 108-liter (28-gallon) oil leak off the coast of the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

Former Police Chief Convicted of Drug Traffic Conspiracy in Mexico

Gilberto Lerma Plata, a former police commander of Tamaulipas state and a member of the Gulf cartel, was found guilty of conspiring to import several tons of marijuana and cocaine to the United States, the Justice Department said. continue reading »

King Juan Carlos’s Back Surgery Scheduled for Sunday

King Juan Carlos will be operated this Sunday at a Madrid hospital for a herniated disc, yet another surgery following the hip operation he underwent last Nov. 23. continue reading »

Obama Reluctantly Orders $85 bn in Budget Cuts

U.S. President Barack Obama reluctantly ordered the launch of $85 billion in budget cuts over the remainder of fiscal year 2013 after efforts by the White House and Congress to avert them failed. continue reading »

Academy Award Winning Director Says He Prefers to Make Period Pieces

Contemporary life is too "boring" to make movies about, Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who much prefers period pieces, said. continue reading »

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

This isn’t being talked about very loudly in Latino political circles, in fact, it hasn’t been talked about loudly for a long time. But it has been acknowledged and mulled over by many people for many years. continue reading »

Problem Hinders Dragon Capsule Arrival at International Space Station

The Dragon space capsule, which on Friday departed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a cargo run to the International Space Station, will have its arrival there delayed due to a problem with its thruster system. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday inaugurated a naval installation that will make parts for conventional submarines - and eventually a nuclear-powered sub - under cooperation agreements signed with France in 2009. continue reading »

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos. continue reading »

Kiko Veneno Strengthens Ties with Latin America

Legendary Spanish artist Kiko Veneno said here Friday in an interview with Efe that he feels "really at home" with Latin American audiences, a few short days before his live presentation in Montevideo of "El Pimiento Indomable" (The Untamable Pepper), a disc he recorded with Uruguayan artist Martin Buscaglia. continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Demands Stop to Chavez’s Death Rumors

Venezuela's vice president called on Friday for an end to rumors about the condition of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez as the head of state "is battling for his health." continue reading »

Nearly 3,000 Mexicans Have Been Killed Since Peña Nieto Took Office

More than 2,880 people were killed in organized crime-related violence in Mexico during the first three months of President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, according to a tally published Friday by the Milenio newspaper. continue reading »

Medellin Recognized as World’s Most Innovative City

Medellin, the metropolis in northwestern Colombian was named Friday as the winner of the Innovative City of the Year competition, beating out New York and Tel Aviv. continue reading »