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Archaeologists Find 4,000 Yr-Old Shaman Stones in Panama

Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete continue reading »

Singer Luis Fonsi Denies Infidelity Accusations Leveled in Ex-Wife’s Book

Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi denied Tuesday in an open letter all the accusations of infidelity that his ex-wife, actress Adamari Lopez, made against him in her book "Viviendo" (Living). continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Set to Return to Play at Brazilian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who is No. 4 in the ATP rankings, will play next month in the Brazilian Open in Sao Paulo, tournament organizers said Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazil’s Petrobras to Buy $500M in GE Equipment

GE Oil & Gas, a unit of U.S. conglomerate General Electric Co., said Tuesday it won a $500 million contract to provide Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras with turbomachinery equipment and services for deepwater oil production. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Billionaire Carlos Slim, ranked by Forbes as the world's richest person, said he planned to invest more than 4 billion pesos (about $317 million) over the next three years to support Mexico's education system. continue reading »

Cholera Outbreak Reported in Havana

The Cuban government said Tuesday that up to 51 cases of cholera have been confirmed in this capital as a result of the outbreak detected at the beginning of January, but noted that the contagion of the disease "is on the point of extinction." continue reading »

Spain Leads Once Again in Organ Transplants

Spain in 2012 kept its world leadership in organ transplants with 4,211 procedures, the director of the National Transplants Organization, or ONT, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Japan’s Kirin Beer Expected to Expand Its Presence in Brazil

The Brazilian unit of Japan's Kirin wants to increase its market share in this South American country via organic growth of its brands, such as Devassa beer, company executives said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

The government has created the Commission for Dialogue with Mexico's Indian Peoples in an effort to repay the "historical debt" owed to the nation's native communities, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

Kim Karadashian and Kanye West Invited to Appear at Rio’s Carnival

The Brazilian brewery Devassa is negotiating with U.S. television star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West, to attend the Rio de Janeiro Carnival as guests, company representatives said. continue reading »

11 People Murdered Throughout Mexico City Metropolitan Area

The bodies of 11 people were found in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

Madrid Star Cristiano Ronalds Defends His Much-Criticized Coach Mourinho

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo spoke up in defense of the club's much-criticized coach, Jose Mourinho, calling his Portuguese compatriot "the best in the world." continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers in Mexico Protest Pending Education Reform Initiatives

Thousands of Mexican teachers took part in protests Monday against an overhaul of labor law and a pending education initiative that would substantially change the terms of their employment. continue reading »

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Mexican activists Javier Sicilia and Sergio Aguayo on Monday delivered to the U.S. Embassy in this capital a letter signed by more than 50,000 people in which they ask Washington for concrete measures to halt the "illegal and immoral" flow of weapons to Mexico. continue reading »

Latin America News:  State Dept Plans Diplomatic Visit to Honduras

Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Rick Barton will travel to Tegucigalpa, Honduras January 15-18. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico Set to Buy Fertilizer from Ukraine

Negotiations are taking place for Mexico to "purchase up to 500,000 tons annually" of fertilizer from Ukraine, the National Peasants Confederation, or CNC, said. continue reading »

Easier Travel Rules for Cubans Go Into Effect Today

Cubans are informing themselves - amid hope and disbelief - about the aspects of the immigration reform that enters into force on Monday on the Communist-ruled island, where the measure simplifying the procedures to travel abroad is still causing confusion. continue reading »

Spanish Government Looks for Cost-Cutting in Its Diplomatic Offices

Spain's foreign minister said Monday that he is open to sharing diplomatic, trade and cultural offices abroad with Latin American countries under certain circumstances. continue reading »

Latin America News: Unidentified Gunman Opens Fire at Brazil Carnival, 2 Dead, 10 Wounded

An unidentified gunman killed two people and wounded 10 others at a carnival in Nova Friburgo, a city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Hugo Chavez Top Aides Meet with Raul and Fidel Castro in Cuba

Former President Fidel Castro and his successor, younger brother Raul, met here with top aides to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains in Havana recuperating from cancer surgery, Cuban official media said Monday. continue reading »