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Fake Mexican Journalists Appeal Drug Convictions in Nicaragua

Appeals have been filed by attorneys representing 18 Mexicans who posed as Televisa journalists and were convicted on drug charges in Nicaragua, judicial officials said Thursday. continue reading »

American Woman Stabbed 40 Times in San Miguel de Allende, Daughter Implicated

A 59-year-old American woman was found dead of multiple stab wounds inside her home in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Correo newspaper said on its Web site. continue reading »

Leader of Cuban Dissident Group, Berta Soler, Obtains Passport

The leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White was issued a passport Friday and said she hopes to travel outside the country for the first time next month. continue reading »

MEXICO: President Vows to Solve Spanish Tourist Rape Case

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Thursday that "every institutional support" will be provided to the effort to track down those responsible for the rapes of six Spanish tourists this we continue reading »

Mexico Screening Horses for Virus at Belize Border

Inspections of horses are being stepped up along Mexico's border with Belize to prevent animals infected with equine encephalitis from entering the country, the Agriculture Secretariat said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Colombian Government Suspends 4G Broadband Auction

Colombia's government has suspended a scheduled auction of 4G mobile broadband service after learning about a potential merger deal involving two of the participants, Information Technologies and Communications Minister Diego Molano said. continue reading »

Latin America Entices International Wind Power Industry

Wind power has tremendous potential for growth in Latin America, where demand for renewable energy is high in Central America and the Caribbean, while Mexico has a favorable political environment for the industry, the Mexico manager for Danish wind power company Vestas, Adrian Katzew, told Efe. continue reading »

Police Question 8 in Connection with Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Investigators have questioned eight people in connection with the rapes of six Spanish tourists earlier this week outside the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, a police commander said. continue reading »

Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Gen. Efrain Rio Montt Genocide Trial Set for August

The trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators for genocide and crimes against humanity will begin Aug. 13, a Guatemalan court announced Thursday. continue reading »

Weapons Including Grenades Found at Venezuela Prison Where Deadly Riot Occurs

The Venezuelan government announced on Thursday that authorities confiscated 106 firearms, including rifles and submachine guns, ammunition and grenades, along with assorted illegal drugs, at the Uribana prison, where on Jan. 25 a riot by inmates resulted in the deaths of 58 people. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Telmex Faces $52 Million Fine for Monopolistic Practices

Fixed-line giant Telmex faces a fine of 657 million pesos (some $52 million) for monopolistic practices, Mexico's Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Nissan to Invest $220 Million in New Auto Plant in Mexico, 1,200 New Jobs to Be Created

Jatco, a unit of Japanese automaker Nissan, said it planned to build a $220 million plant in western Mexico to manufacture 400,000 automobile transmissions annually. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Investigate Whether Homophobia Played a Role in Murder

Investigators are looking at homophobia as a possible motive in the slaying of a young man whose body was found in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Chilean Telescope Captures Seagull Nebula

The MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile has captured a new image of the wings of a "cosmic seagull," the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin America New: Spanish Investment in Region is “Secure”

Spanish investment in Latin America "is secure" and is producing good results, Spain's secretary of state for International Cooperation and Ibero-America said here Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Army Investigates Car Bombs that Killed 2, Wounded 2

Colombia's army said two car bombs - not one, as was initially reported - were used in attacks in the conflict-ridden province of Cauca that left two dead and two others wounded. continue reading »

One Week After PEMEX Explosion Employees Return to Work

Thousands of employees of Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos returned to work Wednesday at the company's headquarters in this capital, where an explosion last week left 37 dead and more than 100 injured. continue reading »

Mexico Establishes Commission to Commemorate Centennial of Constitution

A commission has been created to mark the centennial of the Mexican Constitution, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

A growing number of Americans support President Barack Obama's stance on illegal immigration, and there is better support than in the past for the idea of offering citizenship to immigrants who meet certain requirements and for increasing border monitoring, according to a national survey released Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Rape Victims Bought Drugs from their Attackers Say Mexican Authorities

According to reports Mexican authorities are alleging the six Spanish tourists that were raped knew their attackers having purchased drugs from them in the days leading up to the attack. continue reading »