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BREAKING NEWS:  Fire in Chilean Prison Kills at Least 81 (UPDATE) (VIDEO)

A fire broke at the San Miguel prison in the Chilean capital city of Santiago that reportedly has left 81 people dead. Reports are just emerging from state authorities. continue reading »

Jaime Bayly Latest Novel an Homage to Stieg Larsson’s Influence

A scathing critic, a failed writer, a vain journalist, a thieving editor, and a betraying woman are the victims of Jaime Bayly's protagonist in his new work "Moriras manana: El escritor sale a matar," the first installment in a trilogy to be published by Alfaguara. continue reading »

U.S. and Brazil Establish ‘Open Skies’ Agreement

Negotiators for the United States and Brazil initialed a text for a new air transport agreement in Rio de Janeiro on December 3, 2010, which once formally approved will establish an Open Skies continue reading »

U.S. Ambassador to Travel to Guatemala to Discuss Resuming International Adoptions

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs will visit Guatemala today, December 7 through the 11th, for meetings on intercountry adoption. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Chavez Blames Country’s Flooding and Deaths on Capitalism

The death toll from torrential rains and mudslides in Venezuela has risen to 32 people dead and 70,000 homeless. In an angry rhetorical, President Hugo Chavez blamed the devastation on "criminal" capitalism and the "arrogance" of rich nations. continue reading »

Poverty in Latin America Stabilizes per UN Report

The number of poor people in Latin America will fall this year to 180 million – the pre-crisis levels seen in 2008 – thanks to robust economic recovery in most of the countries of the region, says a United Nations report released today. continue reading »