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Panama, Honduras Arrest Colombian Drug Kingpins

Two drug kingpins operating from the Colombian island of San Andres were captured in Honduras and Panama, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico Arrests 7 Prison Officials Who Allegedly Assisted Inmates in Escape

Seven officials at a prison in San Cristobal de las Casas, in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, were detained as possible accomplices in the escape of two inmates last week, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 158 Polices with Ties to Organized Crime

Federal and state agents arrested 158 municipal police in the northern Mexican state of Durango for alleged ties to organized crime, officials said. continue reading »

Florida Man Bit Off Girlfriend’s Thumb During Fight

A Florida man is being accused of biting off the left thumb of his on-again, off-again girlfriend during a fight on Wednesday. continue reading »

Eat Healthy But Cuidado with Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. continue reading »

Nicaragua Sentences Fake Journalists to 30 Years

The 18 Mexicans arrested last summer in Nicaragua while posing as Televisa journalists and later convicted on drug, money laundering and racketeering charges were sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. continue reading »

Latin America Aims to Improve Education System with New Technologies

Latin America is aware that new technologies can represent a "lever of change" in its educational systems, the director of digital business for the Spanish publishing house Santillana said here Friday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Suspected ETA Guerilla Member Arrested in Brazil

The suspected member of the Basque terrorist group ETA who was detained here Friday raised the possibility of seeking political asylum in Brazil, police said. continue reading »

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

A third baby has died from among the sextuplets born Jan. 10 in this western Mexican city, and the state of the remaining three is delicate, the Michoacan state Health Department said. continue reading »

Adsmovil and RedMas Merger Creates Largest Mobile Ad Network in the Americas

The Cisneros Group of Companies today announced the creation of the largest mobile ad network serving the Americas by merging the mobile business of RedMas, Cisneros' digital media unit continue reading »

Cultural Center in Miami Exhibits Photos of Spain from Last 60 Years

An exhibit here of the work of Spain's greatest photographers, from black-and-white images of the impoverished post-civil-war period to intense color photos capturing the "movida madrileña" counter-cultural movement, documents the recent societal transformations in the Iberian nation. continue reading »

Latin America News: Colombian Rebels Kidnap Gold Mine Employees

Colombia's ELN guerrilla group abducted five employees from a gold mine in the northern province of Bolivar, the armed forces commander said Friday. continue reading »

Colombia Halts Hotel Project in Tayrona National Park

The Colombian government has suspended a hotel project in Tayrona National Park that included the construction of 12 cabins, to prevent any possible damage to the ecosystems of this natural reserve. continue reading »

U.S. Economic Delegation Travels to Mexico

A U.S. delegation will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, January 22-24, 2013, to discuss further strengthening the U.S.-Mexico bilateral economic relationship and increasing trade and the creation of jobs in both countries. continue reading »

Mexico to Create New ‘CIA’ Type Intelligence Center

Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong recently announced to the press plans to form a new agency analogous to the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency. continue reading »

Mexico’s PEMEX and MexiChem Form Joint Venture Valued at $556 Million

State oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos' board of directors has approved a joint venture with private Mexican petrochemical company Mexichem that involves capital injection and asset integration totaling $556 million. continue reading »

Death Toll of Chiapas Plane Crash Rises to 8

Eight people, three of them children, were killed Thursday when a small plane crashed just seconds after it took off from an airport in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Chavez Has Been Fully Aware Since Operation Last Month, Says V.P.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is calm and has remained fully aware throughout the complications that followed his Dec. 11 cancer surgery, his vice president said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Efe. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Gov. Garcia Padilla Remains Committed to Creating 50,000 New Jobs

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla reiterated his commitment to create 50,000 new jobs in the next 18 months. continue reading »

Former Boxing Champ Isidro “Sid” Perez Found Dead After Going Missing Since September

Retired Mexican boxer Isidro "Sid" Perez, a former flyweight champion who went missing in September, has been found dead, the World Boxing Council said. continue reading »