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Mexico Inaugurates 34th International Book Fair Offering 1,200 Events

The 34th International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria in Mexico City is offering book lovers more than 1,200 events this year, including appearances by over 100 authors, organizers said. continue reading »

Rocker Bono Vacationing in Costa Rica Amidst Rumors His Wife Was Injured in Accident

Costa Rica media is reporting Bono, humanitarian and lead singer of U-2, had been vacationing there for over a week when his wife, Alison suffered an accident. continue reading »

Former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s Genocide Trial Moved to March

A Guatemalan court has moved up by five months the trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators for genocide and crimes against humanity, a lawyer involved in the case told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Supreme Ct Denies Adoption Rights to Partner in Lesbian Relationship

In Latin America news, Puerto Rico's Supreme Court has set issued a setback for same sex couples who want to adopt. In a 5-4 ruling the court denied the partner in a lesbian relationship to adopt a child conceived thorough invitro and birthed by the other female partner. continue reading »

Major Traffic Accident in Mexico City Leaves 35 Injured

In Latin America news, Mexico City authorities are seeking to determine the cause of a multi-vehicle accident that resulted in 35 injured. There were three vehicles involved and all drivers are under arrest. continue reading »

80 Percent of Colombian Households have Cable TV

Colombia has the highest pay television penetration rate in Latin America, with eight of every 10 households subscribing to cable service due to the variety of offerings and prices available in the market, the Latin American Multichannel Advertising Council, or LAMAC, said in a report. continue reading »

Bolivia Says No Need to Fear Nationalization, Only Those Who Steal from Us Should Fear

Bolivia President Evo Morales wants to assure potential and current investors not to fear nationalization of their businesses in the country. This statement came after Spanish-firm managing the country's airports was taken over. continue reading »

Oil Workers Union has Spent Over 95 pct of $39.3 Million Pemex Loan

Some 95.4 percent of the interest-free loan of 500 million pesos (about $39.3 million) provided by state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, in 2011 for employee housing has been spent, the STPRM oil workers union said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives Vote to Take a Pay Cut

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives is currently entertaining legislation to take a pay cut. This measure passed Puerto Rico's Senate last week. Current annual salaries stand at $73,775. continue reading »

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

The new $630 million airport in the Ecuadorian capital has the longest runway in Latin America, officials said. continue reading »

STUDY:  Violence Against Women in Mexico is Continual with Female Homicides Dramatically on the Rise

A national study in Mexico is highlighting violence against women. The study highlight that violence against women is continual and that homicide against women is dramatically on the rise. continue reading »

Dozens of 800-Year-Old Skeletons Discovered in Mexico

Archaeologists found dozens of 800-year-old skeletons at a construction site in the central state of Puebla, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Delegation Leaves Cuba Empty Handed in Its Attempts to Gain Alan Gross Release

A U.S. delegation to Cuba lead by Senator Patrick Leahy has come back empty handed in its attempt to gain the release of American prisoner Alan Gross. continue reading »

Actor Joaquin Cordero From the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Dies, Age 89

Actor Joaquin Cordero died at his home in the Mexican capital, the secretary of the ANDA actors guild told Efe. He was 89. continue reading »

Union Protestors Disrupt Traffic at Argentine Labor Ministry

The head of the Argentine truckers union, Hugo Moyano, a former ally of the government and currently one of its main opponents, on Tuesday brought several trucks to the doors of the Labor Ministry to protest a decision by that department against his union. continue reading »

Honduras to Improve its Principal Highway CA-5 Norte

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $17.2 million loan to support the widening and improvement of CA-5 Norte, the principal highway in Honduras. continue reading »

Spain Helps Nicaragua Close the Biggest Garbage Dump in Latin America

Spain presented Tuesday to the city government of Managua the sealing off of the biggest garbage dump in Latin America, the flagship project of Spanish aid to Nicaragua. continue reading »

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

A Cuban exile organization and relatives of a prisoner who died after 38 days on hunger strike in a prison on the communist island on Tuesday blamed the Cuban government for his death. continue reading »

Alleged Female Killer of Mexican General Arrives from Spain After Extradition

A woman suspected of being involved in the 2011 murder of Gen. Jorge Juarez Loera arrived in Mexico after being extradited by Spain, media reports said Tuesday. continue reading »

Another Priest Murdered in Latin America Making Fr. Jose Mendoza Death the 4th in 2013

Since the beginning of this year 2013, a total number of 4 priests have been killed in Latin America, most recently Fr. Jose Ramon Mendoza in Lara, Venezuela continue reading »