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Police Find 3 Bodies in Western Mexico

The bodies of three men, including a minor, were found in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. The three victims, who were presumably killed "with shots from firearms," were found Tuesday night in a field in La Higuera Panda, a town outside the city of Chinicuila, a Michoacan Attorney General's Office spokesman said. continue reading »

Top Spirits Brands With Roots in Latin America

Every year BrandDirectory.com ranks the world's most valuable brands, ranging from technology to banks to retailers this website evaluates and compare leading brands in a variety of industries. continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Resolve Alan Gross Case with U.S.

The Cuban government reiterated Wednesday its readiness for talks with Washington to resolve the situations of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, currently behind bars in Cuba for subversion, and of four Cuban intelligence agencies sitting in federal prison in the United States. continue reading »

Former Guatemalan Dictator’s Genocide Re-trial Set for April 2014

Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's re-trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity will not begin until April 2014, a Guatemalan court said Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. Filmmaker Accused of Espionage Expelled From Venezuela

The Venezuelan government on Wednesday expelled a U.S. independent filmmaker who was arrested in April and accused of training Venezuelan students in how to stage acts of violence. continue reading »

Scientists Investigating Whale Deaths Off Argentina

Scientists in Argentina are investigating what may have caused a spike in the mortality rate of southern right whale calves in the country's Atlantic coastal waters. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican archaeologists have found traces of the Mezcala and Olmec cultures, as well as human remains, in a cave in the southern state of Guerrero, indicating that the site was inhabited at different times and served as a funerary center, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Corruption Allegations May Force PRI to Expel Former Mexican Governor

Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, may expel former Tabasco Gov. Andres Granier, who has been accused of corruption, a party leader said. continue reading »

Are Cuban Internet Centers Offering Fair Prices?

Cubans had their first experience Tuesday of the island's new Web browsing services with the opening of 118 new Internet centers nationwide, though the price of being online was still too expensive for most citizens. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Looks to Promote China–Mexico Relations

Mexico hopes to forge a "comprehensive strategic association" with China, President Enrique Peña Nieto said here Tuesday during a ceremony to welcome Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s Mexican Mining Operations Shut Down Due to Labor Disputes

Minera Frisco, which is owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said it halted operations at the El Coronel, San Francisco del Oro and Minera Maria mines due to labor problems. continue reading »

Evolution Scientists Meet at Galapagos Island to Get Darwin-Inspired

More than a dozen scientists from the Americas and Europe gathered on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands to discuss evolution in the place that inspired 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin to develop his theory of the evolution of species. continue reading »

Uruguayan President Asks Spain to Play Decisive Role in EU-Mercosur Accord

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica on Sunday asked Spain to play a decisive role in the negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur to ensure that they are fruitful and an association agreement that includes free trade can be concluded. continue reading »

Ladies in White May Look to Expand Movement in Cuba

The leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, Berta Soler, said Sunday that she would like to broaden the movement on the island as part of her near-term plans after the three-month international tour she concluded early this past week. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Confiscate Over a Ton of Cocaine

Drug enforcement agents seized 1,048 kilos of cocaine hidden in a van in Puerto Quetzal, a city in the southern Guatemalan province of Escuintla, but no arrests were made, a police spokesman said Sunday. continue reading »

Drug Enforcement Police Chief Killed in Argentina

The chief of the Argentine Federal Police's dangerous drugs division was shot outside his house and investigators do not consider the incident a random crime, Security Secretary Sergio Berni said Sunday. continue reading »

Flores Sisters Get Fans Up On Their Feet in Quito

Sisters Lolita and Rosario Flores, the musical heirs and daughters of Lola Flores ("La Faraona"), heated up a chilly Ecuadorian capital on the weekend with their "Las Flores" concert at which they blended art and history in an amalgam of flamenco, rumba and pop. continue reading »

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index has come out with its listing of least ‘gay-friendly’ countries to travel to and several Latin American countries are at the top of that list. continue reading »

Police Arrest 9 for Killings of Hondurans in Southern Mexico

Nine illegal Honduran immigrants who apparently "belong to Central American gangs dedicated to extortion and robberies of migrants" have been arrested in connection with the killings last week of two Hondurans in southern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Shootings in Nuevo Leon Lead to 5 Deaths

Five people were killed and one was wounded in two shootings earlier this weekend in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »