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Three Students Die Making ‘Potato’ Bombs in Colombia

Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, police and city officials said. continue reading »

Chavez Back in Cuba for More Cancer Treatments, Will be There When Pope Arrives

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is once again in Havana to receive radiation therapy just as the island is preparing to welcome Pope Benedict XVI. continue reading »

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Agnes Torres Sulca, a trans person and human rights defender of lesbians, gays, trans, bisexuals and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Mexico. continue reading »

Brazilian Deported for Double Murder Back Home

A Brazilian national residing in Bridgeport, who was wanted in his home country for his involvement in a double homicide, was turned over to Brazilian law enforcement authorities this morning in Rio De Janeiro. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Hours before Pope Benedict XVI is to land in Guanajuato, Mexico the Vatican has released statistical information on Mexico and Cuba. The Pope has events schedule in three cities in Guanajuato during his March 23-26 visit, he is due to land in Mexico at 5:30 CST. continue reading »

Ban on Bullfighting Bill in Mexico Advances

A commission of the Legislative assembly (local congress) of the Federal District (ALDF) approved a bill that bans bullfighting in the capital city of Mexico City. continue reading »

Free Viagra for Erectile Dysfunction in Santa Fe Province, Argentina

The government of the central Argentine province of Santa Fe will manufacture the drug sildenafil, better known under the brandname Viagra, and will distribute it free to males with erectile dysfunction. continue reading »

Vatican Says Pope’s Visit to Cuba will Help Move them Toward Democracy

Next week's visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba "will help the process toward democracy and will open new spaces of presence and activity (for the Catholic Church)" on the Communist-ruled island, the Vatican secretary of state said. continue reading »

Anonymous Disables Guanajuato Websites to Protest Papal Visit

The hacker group Anonymous disabled both Guanajuato’s government website and the Mexican site for Pope Benedict XVI in protests to his visit to Mexico. continue reading »

Former Puerto Rico Cop Convicted for Serving as Narco Lookout, He’s One of 89 Officers Charged

A former officer with the San Juan, Puerto Rico, Municipal Police Department was convicted by a federal jury yesterday for his role in providing security for drug transactions, continue reading »

Uruguay May Have More than 250 Suspicious Hospital Deaths

The consumer group Movimiento Salud para Todos reported Wednesday that it is investigating 250 complaints of suspicious deaths in hospitals across Uruguay, where the public was stunned earlier this week by revelations that nurses had murdered 16 patients at Montevideo clinics. continue reading »

Founder of Tequila Don Julio Dies

Julio Gonzalez Estrada, who helped make tequila a lucrative export for Mexico, died at his home in the western state of Jalisco, industry sources said. He was 83. continue reading »

Mexico Will Not Ask for Pope’s Support in Fight Against Narco Violence

Pope Benedict XVI is traveling to Mexico to preach the gospel and no government official will ask him to help fight against the drug-related violence besetting the country, Mexico's ambassador to The Holy See told Efe. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Making A Big Comeback in the U.S.

Bomba, Puerto Rico's oldest musical rhythm, is growing in the United States thanks to workshops given by maestro Angel Luis Reyes. continue reading »

Ecuardorian Shoe Designer Paulina Anda at Miami Beach Fashion Week

Paulina Anda wants her "Urban Romanticism" shoe line to leave a mark "of fashion talent by Ecuadorians" at Miami Beach's International Fashion Week, which begins on Tuesday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico in Guerrero

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting 7.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico 15 miles east of Ometepec in Guerrero, Mexico and 108 miles east-southeast of Acapulco. continue reading »

Human Rights Commission Condemns Murder of Well-Known Colombian Radio Journalist

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Colombian broadcast journalist Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo, which took place on March 15 continue reading »

Nurses at Uruguay Hospitals Accused of Killing 16

Uruguayan authorities tried on Monday to calm the public after the alarm generated by the deaths of 16 patients in two Montevideo hospitals at the hands of two nurses. continue reading »

Pair of Male Nurses in Uruguay Charged with Killing at Least 16 Patients

Two male nurses apparently acting independent of each other are charged with killing at least 16 patients in Uruguay. continue reading »