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Colombia Arrests Italian Suspected of Working as Drug Go-between

An Italian man suspected of being a go-between for the Sicilian mafia with Colombian drug gangs was arrested in Bogota, the National Police said. continue reading »

Violence in Acapulco Continues as Belgian Tourist is Gunned Down

A Belgian tourist was gunned down by several men who attempted to steal his luxury car in the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Obama Administration Looks to Make Law Banning Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

The government of President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to find unconstitutional the federal law that defines marriage as "the union of one man and one woman" when it rules on the issue next June. continue reading »

Colombian President Will Abandon Peace Talks with Rebels if They Do Not Progress

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that if peace talks with the FARC make no progress, "we're getting up from the negotiating table," adding that the guerrillas will not get the truce they are asking for. continue reading »

Spanish Singer Miguel Bose Performs for 11,000 in Quito

Spanish singer-songwriter Miguel Bose promoted peace and solidarity at a concert in the Ecuadorian capital, during which he treated the crowd of 11,000 to a broad sampling of his musical output. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Met with Government for Over 5 Hours

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday that President Hugo Chavez met with members of his government team for 5 1/2 hours to discuss various topics, about which he expressed his views in writing and seemed "very energetic." continue reading »

Florida International University to Honor Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez will receive on April 1 in Miami the Florida International University Medallion of Courage, which is awarded "to recognize individuals who pursue or defend a noble cause at a personal cost," the institution said. continue reading »

Mexico Appoints Lawmakers to Monitor Rape Case

Mexico's lower house has formed a special work group to monitor the investigation into the case of six Spanish women raped earlier this month in the Pacific resort of Acapulco. continue reading »

Undercover DEA Agent’s Book Chronicling his Time With Pablo Escobar to be Made Into Movie

Robert Mazur, Former DEA Undercover Agent and Author of 'The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel' After five years deeply undercover within Pablo Escobar's network, Robert Mazur wrote a book about his life that has now been picked up by Hollywood for a new movie. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Says $151 Million Missing From State Coffers

The governor of the southern Mexican state of Tabasco said Friday that an audit of his predecessor's administration detected 1.9 billion pesos ($151 million) in missing funds. continue reading »

Nicaragua Inaugurates Solar Farm

Nicaraguan authorities inaugurated the country's first photovoltaic park, a 1 MW solar facility that could supply electricity to more than 1,000 homes. continue reading »

“Respiratory Insufficiency” Latest Challege for Hugo Chavez Says Venezuelan Govt.

In Latin American news President Hugo Chavez continues with health challenges. The Venezuelan government noted he is being treated for respiratory insufficiency with an outlook that "has not been favorable" continue reading »

Raul Castro Jokes About Resigning with Reporters

Cuban President Raul Castro, soon to be confirmed by parliament for a second five-year term, joked on Friday about the possibility that he might resign because of being so advanced in years. continue reading »

STUDY: No Upward Mobility When there is Migration Between Latin-American Countries

In Latin America news, a study by shows there is no upward mobility when immigrants migrant between Latin American nations like there is when there is immigration to U.S. continue reading »

Bogota Prepares for Alejandro Sanz Concert on April 23

Singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz takes his Latin American tour "La Musica No Se Toca" (Dont' Touch the Music) to Bogota on April 23, the company organizing the concert, Evenpro, said Friday. continue reading »

Google’s Touch-Screen Laptop Looks to Compete with Apple (VIDEO)

Internet giant Google rolled out its latest laptop computer, Chromebook Pixel, which features a 12-inch touchscreen and what the company says is the highest-resolution screen of any laptop. continue reading »

Walmart Saw $17 Billion Profit in 2012

Walmart Stores, Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Thursday it posted income from continuing operations of $17 billion in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, up 7.8 percent from the comparable prior period, thanks to higher sales and lower financing costs. continue reading »

Cuba to Remain on U.S.‘s Countries that Sponsor Terrorism List

The U.S. government on Thursday denied that it is considering removing Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, where Havana has found itself since 1982 and which has constituted one of the great obstacles to the thawing of bilateral relations. continue reading »

Paraguayan Robin Hood Claims to Have Distributed Stolen Money Among Poor

An employee of a security company who made off with nearly $500,000 before turning himself in to the Paraguayan police 30 hours later with just $200 in his pocket said he had distributed the cash among the poor. continue reading »

Mexican Educational Congress Discusses Role of NGOs in Educational Policy

The 6th International Educational Innovation Congress drew thousands of participants to Mexico City, where they examined new trends in the field, science education and the role of non-governmental organizations in setting educational policy, an organizer said. continue reading »