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Latin America News: Millions in Chile Left Without Water After Severe Weather

Some 2 million inhabitants of Santiago were without drinking water Tuesday due to the closing down of production plants following a rainstorm and flooding in the Andes east of the Chilean capital, officials said. continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Arrest Kidnappers of Mining Employees

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said authorities have three people in custody in connection with last week's kidnapping of five mining company employees in the northern province of Bolivar. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s America Movil to Buy CIE Media

Mexico City-based wireless giant America Movil has agreed to buy the media and advertising division of Corporacion Interamericana de Entretenimiento for nearly 1.7 billion pesos ($132 million), CIE said Monday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Unemployment in Venezuela Dips Below 6%

Venezuelan Finance Minister Jorge Giordani said that unemployment stood at 5.9% in December of 2012, the country‚Äôs lowest rate least since 1999. He pointed to strong economic growth last year of 5.2% and predicted more growth in 2013. continue reading »

Latin America News: Guatemalan Authorities Rescue Kidnapped 8-year-old

Police rescued a kidnapped 8-year-old boy safe and sound on Monday, killed one of his captors during the rescue operation and arrested six others, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Latin America News: City in Brazil Sees Over 9,000 Cases of Dengue Since Beginning of Year

Municipal authorities in Campo Grande, the capital of the southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, on Monday declared a health emergency due to a serious outbreak of dengue fever. continue reading »

Mexico Launches Ambitious Program to Fight Hunger

The Mexican government launched Monday a national program to combat hunger, initially focused on serving the 7.4 million people living in extreme poverty and without enough food. continue reading »

Venezuela New Foreign Minister Visitor Hugo Chavez in Cuba

Venezuela's new foreign minister is in Cuba to consult with his country's ailing president, Hugo Chavez, on Caracas' international stance. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexican Sugar Growers Protest, Want Lower Priced Imports

Mexican sugar growers occupied sugar warehouses across the country Monday to demand a reduction in fructose imports, the CNC peasant confederation said. continue reading »

Massive Water Source Found Under Mexico City, Could Be 100-Year Supply

A team of geologists has discovered a large aquifer far beneath Mexico City that could supply potable water to the capital for many decades and serve as a reserve basin in times of drought, the municipal government said Monday. continue reading »

40,000 Bikers Pay Homage to their Patroness: Our Lady of the Favor in Mexico

Bikers rode hundreds of kilometers in Mexico to have their motorcycles blessed and to pay homage to the Our Lady of the Favor, whom they consider their patroness. continue reading »

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

In 2012, 13 children died in Colombia and 52 others were injured as a result of landmines. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Colombian FARC Guerillas Explore Bilateral Cease-Fire Option

The FARC rebels on Sunday asked the Colombian government to study the possibility of a bilateral cease-fire upon the ending of the unilateral truce that the guerrillas declared two months ago. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Break Up Coke Smuggling Ring from Latin America

Spanish police arrested seven people who were trying to smuggle 93 kilograms of cocaine into the country hidden in blocks of stone, which had been seized by Chilean customs authorities before they could be shipped to Spain. continue reading »

Latin America News: Gunmen Kill Honduran Mayor and Family Member

The mayor of the central Honduran city of Esquias, his father and two other people were gunned down Sunday, police said. continue reading »

Latin America News: 4 Missing in Argentina Boating Accident

The navy is searching for four people who disappeared after an accident involving a recreational vessel that was carrying nine people on the Parana River, Argentine officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Kill 11 Gunmen in Multiple Shootouts

Police killed 11 suspected gunmen in two shootouts this weekend in Mexico, officials said. Five gunmen died in a shootout that lasted more than an hour in Los Mochis, a city in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, the state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies, Age 82

Baseball Hall of Fame member Earl Weaver, who managed the Baltimore Orioles, died from an apparent heart attack while on a Caribbean cruise. He was 82. continue reading »

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Northwestern Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela is leading a project to create "sustainable energy communities" in Colombia, providing free electricity to residents of La Primavera, a town in the so-called "FARC zone," officials said. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Enters into New Treatment Phase, Says Venezuelan V.P.

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Sunday that President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from cancer surgery in Cuba, is coming out of the postoperative period and "is going to enter a new phase of treatment that is in the process of evaluation" after going through a "difficult" period. continue reading »