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At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

Malnutrition is to blame for the deaths of at least 62 children under the age of 5 so far this year in Guatemala, the government said Wednesday. Nearly 9,800 youngsters have been diagnosed with chronic malnutrition, the secretary for food security, Luis Monterroso, told reporters. continue reading »

Argentine Judge Blocks Eviction of LAN from Airport

An Argentine judge on Wednesday granted an injunction blocking the eviction of LAN Argentina, a unit of Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, from its hangar at this capital's Jorge Newbery Airport, which handles domestic and South American regional flights. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Pledges LatAm Relations Are “Top Priority”

Relations with Latin America represent "the top priority" for her administration, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday during the swearing-in of new Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Identify All Bodies From Mass Grave

The 13 people whose bodies were found in a clandestine grave in the city of Tlalmanalco have all been identified and their remains turned over to Mexico City prosecutors so the investigation can be continued, the federal Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Bolivia, Dutch Government Reach Lithium Battery Plant Deal

The Bolivian and Dutch governments have reached agreement on the future installation of a lithium battery plant in the Andean nation and technology and knowledge transfers in that industry. continue reading »

REPORT: 3 Million Children Working in Mexico Many as Farmworkers

Mexico is home to some 30 million children under the age of 14, of whom more than 3 million work in paid and unpaid jobs, Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete said. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Surround National Television Network in Protest

Thousands of teachers surrounded the main studios of Mexico's two national television networks on Tuesday to demand airtime for their objections to a sweeping overhaul of education. continue reading »

U.S. Sentences Salvadoran Linked to Massacre for Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison for lying on his U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

Brazilian President Blasts Diplomats Helping Corrupt Bolivian Politician

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday denounced the decision by one of her country's diplomats to help a Bolivian senator accused of corruption sneak into Brazil. continue reading »

Coca-Cola Breaks Ground on $200 M Bottling Plant in Colombia

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it broke ground on a $200 million bottling plant in Tocancipa, a city in central Colombia. The new plant will be in operation in late 2014, the Mexican corporation, considered the world's largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in terms of sales volume, said. continue reading »

Director To Offer “Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso” in Spanish in California

For the first time playwright and actor Herbert Siguenza will offer performances in Spanish of his play "Un Fin de Semana con Pablo Picasso" (A Weekend with Pablo Picasso) on the stage Sept. 7 to Oct. 6 at the San Diego Repertory Theater, where he will portray the Spanish painter at his studio in France in 1954. continue reading »

Mexico Apprehends 7 Suspects Linked to Kidnapped Teens from Bar

Mexican authorities say they have seven people in custody in connection with the May 26 abduction of 12 patrons from a capital bar and their subsequent murder. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Building Collapses, 6 Dead and 24 Rescued under Debris

At least six people died when a two-story building under construction collapsed here Tuesday in Brazil's largest city, while 24 others were rescued alive from the wreckage, firefighters said. continue reading »

Bus Crash in Northern Honduras Leaves 2 Dead and 8 Injured

Two people died and eight others were injured on a highway in northern Honduras when the bus in which they were riding overturned, police said on Sunday. continue reading »

Doctor Who Claimed to Be Chavez’s Psychiatrist is Found Dead

Psychiatrist Edmundo Chirinos, who said that the late President Hugo Chavez had been one of his patients, was found dead at his home, where since March he had been serving a 20-year sentence for murder handed down in 2010. continue reading »

IDB Lends El Salvador $25 Million to Improve Coastal Tourism

El Salvador’s Ministry of Tourism will receive a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the development of tourism attractions in La Libertad and Usulután coastal regions. continue reading »

Hispanics Join Civil Rights March on Washington

Hispanics joined forces with African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during which, among other issues, they again pressured Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

Ramiro Gomez is combating "the invisibility" of immigrant workers employed in the mansions of Los Angeles by painting cardboard figures of them that he installs in the city's exclusive areas to remind people of their existence. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Begin talks with Government, End Road-Blocking Protest

Mexican teachers have lifted a road-blocking protest that cut off access to the Mexico City airport for several hours, and were due to meet Saturday with government representatives to air their grievances over a recent overhaul of the nation's schools. continue reading »

President Santos Calls Peace Negotiators Back to Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos instructed the government team that has been holding peace talks in Cuba with FARC guerrillas to return to the Andean nation, issuing the order after the rebels announced a brief "pause" in the negotiations. continue reading »