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Veracruz Bans Bullfighting, Dog Fights, Cockfights

The government of the Mexican Gulf city of Veracruz has banned bullfighting and all other shows featuring animals, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Train Collision Kills 3, Injures 50 in Argentina

At least three people were killed and more than 50 others injured when two trains collided Thursday outside Argentina's capital, union and government officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian Firefighters Charged in Nightclub Fire That Killed 242

Eight Brazilian firefighters were charged with failing to properly inspect the nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria where a Jan. 27 blaze resulted in 242 deaths. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Senator on Corruption Charges

A San Juan judge on Wednesday found cause to order the arrest of Puerto Rican former Sen. Antonio "El Chuchin" Soto on 26 counts of aggravated misappropriation of funds and falsifying documents. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Takes a Stand For European Film Industry

The survival of Europe's film industry depends on cooperation, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said at the opening of the 20th Spanish and Ibero-American cinema week in the Bulgarian capital. continue reading »

44 Bullets Kill Brazil Newspaper Editor

The editor of Hora H, a daily serving low-income communities in suburban Rio de Janeiro, was fatally shot, Brazilian police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Most Peaceful Countries in Latin America

Annually, the Institute for Economics and Peace rank the world's nations according to the Global Peace Index. This year 162 nations were evaluated, Iceland (GPI score: 1.16) ranked most peaceful and Afghanistan (GPI score: 3.44) ranked least peaceful. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain 6 Suspects for Deaths of 13 Women

Six gang members were arrested in connection with the murders of 13 women between 2009 and 2011 in northern Mexico, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Top Latino Last Names in America

The United States Social Security Administration has ranked the top 50 most common last names in America. Over 20 percent of the top 50 names are of Latino origin. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug War Gets Assistance From U.S.

Peru's war on drugs will improve in quality and quantity thanks to the support of the United States, the Andean nation's leader, Ollanta Humala, said here Tuesday after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Cuba Tourism Industry to Promote Offerings in Mexico

Cuban tourism industry representatives plan a June 16-23 swing through several Mexican cities to promote the "Autentica Cuba" campaign, the Tourism Ministry said. continue reading »

No Discrepancies Found in Venezuelan Election Recount

A review of 100 percent of the ballots cast in the April 14 special election to choose a replacement for deceased President Hugo Chavez uncovered no discrepancies with the official results, Venezuela's National Electoral Council, or CNE, said Tuesday. continue reading »

President Enrique Peña Nieto Signs Telecom Reform Measure in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed a constitutional reform measure aimed at promoting competition in the telecommunications industry and strengthening freedom of expression and other rights. continue reading »

U.S. and Colombia: Holding First Meeting on Racial & Ethnic Equality

The U.S. and Colombia will hold their first planning meeting on the “U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality” on June 12 and 13, in Washington D.C. continue reading »

Spanish Film Producer Elias Querejeta Dies, Age 78

Spanish film producer Elias Querejeta died on Sunday in Madrid, Spanish Audiovisual Producers Association, or FAPAE, representatives told Efe. He was 78. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group Kills 2 Children

Two children were killed and two other people wounded in an attack staged by National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas on Sipi, a city in the northwestern Colombian province of Choco, media reports said. continue reading »

Nicaragua, China Close to Canal Deal

Nicaragua is moving closer to granting a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build and operate a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. continue reading »

One Direction Brings “Take Me Home Tour” to Mexico City

Anglo-Irish band One Direction is performing this weekend in Mexico City, where female fans have been camped out at the group's hotel for days, media reports said. continue reading »

1,900 Homes Damaged by Torrential Rains in Cuba

The torrential rains in western Cuba over the past week caused "severe losses" to agriculture and damaged more than 1,900 homes in Pinar del Rio province, the hardest hit by the storm, official media said Saturday. continue reading »

Argentina Offers HPV Vaccine to All Young Girls

In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO) Revolving Fund supports the programme. continue reading »