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93 Migrants Rescued by Spanish Ship Near Lampedusa Island

The Spanish-flagged merchant ship Bouga rescued Saturday 93 migrants who were in trouble at sea near the southwestern Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean, at the petition of the Italian coast guard. continue reading »

Amnesty International Applauds Release of 2 Mexican Journalists

Amnesty International praised the release on bail of Mexican journalists Gustavo Ruiz Lizarraga and Pavel Alejandro Primo, who were arrested while covering teachers' protests in this capital against President Enrique Peña Nieto's education overhaul. continue reading »

Herradura Challenges Artists to Transform Tequila Oak Barrels into Works of Art for $100K

Since 1870, Tequila Herradura has been crafting what many consider to be the finest tequila in the world. This year, Herradura will be sharing its history, heritage and passion for crafting the finest tequila with art aficionados nationwide through the "Herradura Barrel Art Collection." continue reading »

69-Year-old Mexican Woman Runs Over Man Who Robbed Her Husband in SUV

A 69-year-old Mexican woman driving an SUV chased and ran over a thief who had previously robbed her husband of 45,000 pesos ($3,400), police in this capital said. continue reading »

6.5 Earthquake Rattles Guatemala

A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala and also caused alarm in neighboring El Salvador, although no casualties were immediately reported. continue reading »

Mexico Sacks Head Coach Following World Cup Qualifier Loss

Jose Manuel de la Torre is out as head coach of Mexico's national soccer team after the squad's latest disappointing result, a 2-1 loss at home to Honduras in World Cup qualifying. continue reading »

Russian Social Network Looking to Surpass Facebook in Latin America

Russian social-networking Web site VK aims to displace Facebook as the Peruvians' favorite in the medium term as a first step toward establishing its presence throughout the Latin American market, its representatives said. continue reading »

Honduras Upsets Mexico 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Honduras pulled off a major upset of Mexico in World Cup qualifying, stunning El Tri 2-1 at Estadio Azteca to improve its chances of securing an automatic berth in Brazil. continue reading »

Nostalgia for Cuba’s Past, A Difference of Generations

A Cuban-American friend of mine recently e-mailed me a PowerPoint presentation containing slides of pre-1959 Cuba. To put you in the right frame of mind, it came with a soundtrack from that era. I had just finished a book that another friend gave me, Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements.” This is not the first time that I have received these e-mails. In fact, there is vibrant cottage industry that generates similar presentations ad nauseam. continue reading »

G-20 Summit Helps Spain, Britain Move Towards Gibraltar Dialogue

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday that his meetings here with British counterpart David Cameron "have laid the foundation for a dialogue" to address recent bilateral frictions over Gibraltar. continue reading »

Obama Must Respond to Spying Accusation If Rousseff to Visit U.S.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that whether she makes a planned state visit to Washington next month depends on Barack Obama's response to revelations the United States monitored her communications. continue reading »

Florida Backs Off Bid to Bar Public Contracts for Firms With Cuba Ties

Florida authorities have decided not to enforce a law that bans the state and local governments from hiring companies that have business ties with Cuba, The Miami Herald reported. continue reading »

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Tens of thousands of students marched here Thursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. continue reading »

Top 10 Latin American Restaurants According to “World’s 50 Best” Organization

Recently, the World's 50 Best organization announced Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants in Lima, Peru. The list is internationally recognized as the most credible indicator of the best places to eat on Earth and is the trusted arbiter of what matters in global cuisine. continue reading »

Librarians Discover Unpublished Borges Manuscript in Argentine Library

Researchers combing the archives of Argentina's National Library have found an unpublished manuscript written by literary giant Jorge Luis Borges. Librarians Laura Rosato and German Alvarez found an alternate ending to the Borges short story "Tema del traidor y del heroe" (Theme of the Traitor and the Hero), which was first published in 1944. continue reading »

Teachers Shut Down Major Road Leading to Mexico City Airport

Around 1,000 Mexican teachers unhappy about aspects of a wide-ranging schools overhaul blocked the main road into the capital's international airport on Thursday, forcing outbound passengers to abandon vehicles and walk to the terminal. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Investigate Spying on Mexican President

U.S. President Barack Obama assured Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto he will investigate reports that Washington's spy apparatus monitored his communications, officials here said Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish PM Boasts of Economic Recovery at G-20 Summit

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he plans to convey a message of confidence in Spain's economy to other leaders attending the G-20 Summit. continue reading »

Brazil’s Rousseff is One Step Closer to Canceling U.S. Visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a planned trip to Washington this weekend by members of her staff, who were to have made advance preparations for her scheduled Oct. 23 visit to the United States, the official Agencia Brasil news service said Thursday. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Panel Backs Authorization for Strikes in Syria

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved on Wednesday a bill that would authorize President Barack Obama to order attacks on Syria to punish Damascus for its alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels. continue reading »