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Designers Display Creations Integrating New Technology at Fashion Fair in Colombia

Designers are reinventing sportswear with new synthetic fibers that combine design and technology, and are on display at the Colombiatex 2013 fair in Medellin, Colombia. continue reading »

Mexico May Implement New Telecom Guidelines in February

New guidelines for the interconnection fees that Mexican telecommunications companies charge each other could be published in early February, regulators said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Solidarium Website Brings Small Community Retailers into World Market

Coming from different regions, these artists will be able to show that their works genuinely deserve our deepest admiration. continue reading »

Study: Crime Has Dramatic Impact on Women and Youth in Latin America

Crime and violence have had a dramatic impact on women, youth and the economic well-being of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to several studies commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Venezuela Celebrates 55 Years of Democracy

President Hugo Chavez's leftist government and its opponents held separate events Wednesday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Venezuela's return to democracy. continue reading »

Mexico Ready to Boost Its $11 Billion Tourism Sector

Mexico is striving to diversify its tourism sector and overcome an image of insecurity created by thousands of gangland killings. continue reading »

Mexican Supreme Court Overturns Frenchwoman’s Conviction, Florence Cassez Released

The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping and other crimes in Mexico and sentenced to serve 60 years in prison. continue reading »

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Drug enforcement agents seized 3,826 kilos of cocaine suspected of belonging to Colombia's Los Urabeños gang and bound for the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz, where the drugs would be received by the Los Zetas cartel, National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said. continue reading »

Astronomers Photograph First Nebula with Cavity in Chile

Astronomers based at the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, in Chile have captured the first image of a nebula with a patch, or cavity, using the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, or APEX, telescope, the ESO said Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin America News: 20 Die, 30 Injured in Bolivia Bus Crash

More than 20 people were killed Wednesday and 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Andes, Bolivian police said. continue reading »

Group of U.S. Doctors on Humanitarian Mission in Dominican Republic Robbed at Gunpoint

According to local reports in the Dominican Republic, visiting doctors on a medical mission from the US were robbed by two men on motorbikes in Santo Domingo yesterday. continue reading »

Will Mexico Throw Out 60-Year Sentence for Frenchwoman Convicted of Kidnapping?

The French government is confident that the Mexican Supreme Court will throw out the 60-year prison sentence imposed on Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Public Debt Equal to 36% of Its GDP, Allowed to Borrow $7B on Foreign Markets

Mexico's total public debt is at 35.8 percent of the gross domestic product, the Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Investigating Death of Hundreds of Sea Turtles

A formal investigation was launched Tuesday to determine the cause of death of about 280 sea turtles in the Gulf of Dulce, on the southern Pacific coast, a situation that was denounced by environmentalists, the Costa Rican Environment Ministry said. continue reading »

Angel Carromero Makes Public Appearance at PP Event in Spain

The head of the New Generations of the Popular Party of Madrid, Angel Carromero, who was sentenced to four years in prison in Cuba for negligent homicide, on Tuesday attended his first public event since being returned to Spain on Dec. 29. continue reading »

Shakira and Pique Welcome Baby Boy, Name Him Milan

Colombian singer Shakira gave birth to her first child - a boy - in a Barcelona hospital on Tuesday, her family confirmed in a communique. continue reading »

Violence at Puerto Rico’s San Sebastin Festival Leaves 13 Dead

Violence during the long San Sebastian Street Festival weekend in Old San Juan, the best-known festival in Puerto Rico, left 13 people dead. continue reading »

Latin America News:  26 People Injured in Argentine Prison Riot

At least 26 people were injured and an undetermined number of inmates managed to escape during a violent riot that erupted Tuesday in a prison in Argentina's Chaco province, officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  No Date Set for Hugo Chavez’ Return to Venezuela

No date has yet been announced for the return to Venezuela of President Hugo Chavez, who underwent surgery more than a month ago in Cuba, but he "has been in very good spirits," Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas said Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Peru Peasants Protest Canadian Mining Project

More than 200 peasants staged a protest against Canadian mining firm Candente Copper and blocked roadways in Cañaris, a district in northern Peru, to demand that the company cease activities in the zone, police said. continue reading »