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More Cubans Dying From Cancer Than Heart Disease, Brain Illnesses

Cancer in 2012 became the chief cause of death in Cuba for the first time, accounting for 25 percent of all fatalities while exceeding heart disease and cerebrovascular illnesses, the official daily Granma said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico May Retaliate Against U.S. Meat Labeling

Mexico's government says it may raise tariffs on U.S. exporters as a retaliatory measure, accusing its northern neighbor of flouting a World Trade Organization ruling on the labeling of meat and other products. continue reading »

29 Guatemalan Migrants Detained in Mexico

Mexico's federal police said it detained 29 Guatemalan migrants who were traveling undocumented in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. In a communique, that force said the incident took place along the Matehuala-Saltillo highway, continue reading »

Helicopter Kills 4, Injures 1 in Central Mexico

Businessman and politician Juan Ignacio Torres Landa was among four people killed Friday when a helicopter crashed in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said. continue reading »

Mexican President Stresses Need to Modernize Pemex

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed his commitment to maintain Petroleos Mexicanos as a state-owned company, but also stressed the need to modernize and transform the world's No. 5 oil producer. continue reading »

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

A court sentenced the last of Peru's original Shining Path guerrilla leaders, Florindo Flores Hala, known as "Comrade Artemio," to life in prison. continue reading »

Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Mexican archaeologists have identified more than 400 animal species in some 60 offerings made to the gods at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, including molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Mexican: No Concessions Given to China for Trade Accords

A senior Mexican trade official said agreements with China to bolster bilateral relations, open the Asian giant's market to certain Mexican products and resolve trade disputes were reached without "any concessions or compensation." continue reading »

U.S. Gov’t Sanctions Significant Members of MS-13 Gang

The U.S. Department of the Treasury with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), designated six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Wednesday, pursuant to Executive Order, which targets transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and their supporters. continue reading »

Luis Miguel’s Daughter Michelle Salas Happy with Modeling Career

Model Michelle Salas, daughter of Mexican singer Luis Miguel, said in the cover story of the latest People en Español magazine that she's happy with her career and her economic independence. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Eduardo Lalo Wins Literary Award in Venezuela

Puerto Rican author Eduardo Lalo was named Thursday as the winner of Venezuela's Romulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for "Simone." continue reading »

Chinese President Praises Latin America

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of praise to the countries of Latin America and hailed the promising moment they are enjoying in their relations with Beijing. continue reading »

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. continue reading »

U.S. Marine, Relatives Missing in Mexico

A U.S. marine and two relatives have been reported missing in Matamoros, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors told Efe. continue reading »

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Argues For Marijuana Legalization

Vicente Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000 to 2006, said he would grow marijuana if it was legal, arguing that legalization would benefit the country and hurt drug cartels. continue reading »

U.S., Venezuela to Pursue “More Positive Relationship”

The United States and Venezuela want to "establish a more constructive and positive relationship" after years of strained ties, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said here Wednesday following talks with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Homicide Rate Jumps 9 Percent in 2013

The 2,597 homicides committed in Guatemala in the first five months of the year represent an increase of 9 percent over the same period in 2012, the Mutual Support Group, or GAM, said Thursday. continue reading »

165 Migrants Rescued from Gang in Northern Mexico

Soldiers rescued 165 migrants, including 151 foreigners, from the clutches of a criminal gang in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, the Mexican government said Thursday. continue reading »

Is This UFO Over Peru a Sign of Aliens? (VIDEO)

A number of people near Lima, Peru have reported seeing an odd shape in the sky in recent weeks, prompting many to wonder if the UFO is a sign of alien visitors. continue reading »

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »