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Mexican Authorities Detain Honduran Migrants Enroute to U.S.

Federal Police officers detained 15 Honduran migrants in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, who were planning to enter the United States, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Santa Maria Brazil Struggles to Recover After Deadly Fire

This southern Brazilian city, where 231 people died last weekend in a discotheque fire, struggled to recover Tuesday despite having 118 injured in hospitals, 75 of them in critical condition. continue reading »

Mexico’s PEMEX Takes Delivery of Environmentally-Friendly Ships

Oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it took delivery of two ships from South Korea's SPP Shipbuilding Group. continue reading »

Formely Imprisoned in Mexico, Cassez Thanks Former French Pres. Sakozy for Getting her Out

Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who was ordered released from prison by the Mexican Supreme Court after serving seven years on a kidnapping conviction, met on Monday with former French President Nicolas Sarkoz continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Pres. Peña Nieto Makes Quick and Friendly Visit to Uruguay

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a quick visit to Uruguay following the CELAC-EU summit in Chile and called for the adoption of a program to provide computers to schoolchildren in Mexico modeled on the one launched in the South American country. continue reading »

Some of the Missing Kombo Kolombia Musicians Found Dead in Well

Twelve bodies, including those of at least four members of the Kombo Kolombia band reported missing last week, were found in a well at a ranch in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Former Dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt to Stand Trial for Genocide in Guatemala

In an unprecedented ruling, a Guatemalan judge ordered Monday that former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity. continue reading »

Cuba’s Raul Castro Now President of Latin America’s CELAC Group

"Don't worry, it will only be one year," Cuban President Raul Castro said Monday as his country assumed the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or Celac, at the group's summit in Santiago. continue reading »

Luggage of Missing Missoni Plane Lost in Venezuela Found

Some of the luggage aboard the missing Venezuelan plane of Missoni executive, Vittorio Missoni, has been located on the Caribbean island of Curacao. continue reading »

Mexican Federal Police Rollout Suspect Rights Initiative

The Mexican Federal Police is providing its more than 37,000 officers with cards listing suspects' rights as part of the new procedures that must be followed when an arrest is made, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Picasso Art Thief Nabbed in Europe

A suspected smuggler who tried to enter Ukraine from neighboring Poland was arrested by border guards when they found he was carrying five paintings and an etching supposedly signed by Spanish master Pablo Picasso, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

A riot last week at Uribana prison in the western state of Lara left 58 people and around a hundred others injured, the head of Venezuela's penitentiary service said. continue reading »

Catholic Church Property Nationalized by Fidel Castro in 1961 Returned

Authorities in the province of Granma, in the south-east of Cuba, have returned to the Catholic Church two buildings and land, within the policies of President Raul Castro, continue reading »

Corporate Tax Day Approaches in Costa Rica and Only 9 out of 10 Businesses Have Paid

Last Friday was the dreaded date for annual corporate taxes in Costa Rica to be paid. And either many businesses in the country forgot or they do not intend on paying continue reading »

Sebastian Silva’s ‘Crystal Fairy’ Wins at Sundance Film Festival

Chilean director Sebastian Silva returned to captivate the jury at the Sundance Film Festival four years after "La Nana" with his latest film "Crystal Fairy," which walked away with the Directing Award in the World Cinema Dramatic category. continue reading »

U.S. Falls to Third Place in Liga Mexico Soccer

America fell to third place in the Liga MX after losing to Atlas as rivals Tigres and Tijuana won to bring their records to a perfect 4-0. continue reading »

Arrests Made in Deadly Brazil Nightclub Fire

One of the owners of the Kiss nightclub and two musicians have been arrested in connection with the fire that killed 231 people over the weekend at the establishment in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, media reports said Monday, citing investigators. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy Advocates for Economic Growth with Latin America

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told leaders attending a summit here Sunday that countries should deal with the financial crisis by taking measures appropriate for their economic situation, Spanish officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Death Toll in Deadly Brazil Fire Revised Downward

The death toll from the fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, has been revised downward to 232, with 131 other people injured, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Presidents Discuss Pemex, Petrobras Oil Alliance

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff discussed forging strategic alliances between oil giants Pemex and Petrobras during a meeting at the CELAC-EU summit in Chile. continue reading »