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Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

El Salvador women have taken to the streets to protest the recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court that refused to allow a severely ill woman to have an immediate abortion. continue reading »

Obama Welcomes Latino Businessmen at White House

Latino businessmen from all over the United States on Wednesday asked for the Obama administration's support in developing their businesses via greater access to capital. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police said Wednesday that they seized 1.5 tons of high-quality cocaine that the Los Rastrojos criminal organization was planning to ship to Guatemala. continue reading »

Brazil Sees .6% Economy Growth in 2013 1st Quarter

Brazil's economy grew 0.60 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared with the final quarter of last year, the government said Wednesday. The figures confirmed official projections that the economy would continue reading »

Biden Looking to Increase U.S.-Brazil Relations

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Brazil expressed his country's wish to broaden ties with Latin America. "No partner is more significant in this endeavor than Brazil," he said in a speech at the port of Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of a three-day visit to the South American giant. continue reading »

Top 5 Universities in Latin American

Universities in Latin America have long been recognized for their research contributions in various fields. TopUniversities.com, ranks the Universities based on seven key indicators, chosen to reflect regional strengths and priorities. continue reading »

PEMEX to Upgrade Docks with $67 Million Investment

Some 840 million pesos (nearly $67 million) will be invested this year to upgrade and modernize seven docks in Mexico, state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said. continue reading »

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

The increasing volcanic activity of the Copahue Volcanco, that borders Argentina and Chile, has resulted in the mandatory evacuation of 3,000 people. continue reading »

“Blancanieves” Wins Best Ibero-American Picture at Ariel Awards

"Blancanieves," by Spanish director Pablo Berger, took Best Ibero-American Picture honors at the Ariel awards, the Mexican film industry's equivalent of the Oscars. Berger's silent, black-and-white version of the Snow White story garnered multiple trophies earlier this year at Spain's Goya Awards. continue reading »

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

According to a recent human development report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global South has seen substantial progress. With increased life expectancy, average salaries, and education, Latin American countries have higher human development. continue reading »

Missing Persons Search Unit Gets Green-light in Mexico

The Mexican government on Monday announced the creation of a Missing Persons Search Unit aimed at ending the "bureaucratic labyrinth" facing thousands of citizens in the search for the loves ones. continue reading »

Court Confirms Overturning Dictator’s Genocide Conviction in Guatemala

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld its May 20 decision overturning former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity. continue reading »

First Artifical Heart Implant Surgery Performed in Latin America

A 68-year-old Mexican man has undergone the first successful permanent implantation of an artificial heart in Latin America, the Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS, said. continue reading »

Colombian Govt and FARC Reach Agreement on First Stage of Peace Talks

The Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas announced here Sunday that they have reached an agreement on the issue of land, the first point on the agenda created for the peace talks they are pursuing in the Cuban capital. continue reading »

Alfonso Portillo, Former Guatemalan President Extradited to U.S., Money Laundering Charges

DEA officials today announced the extradition of Alfonso Portillo, the former President of Guatemala, who is charged with conspiring to launder millions of dollars he embezzled from the Government of Guatemala through bank accounts located in the United States. continue reading »

4.5 Million Buenos Aires Students Have No Classes as Teachers Strike

Teachers in Argentina's richest and most-populous province on Monday began a two-day strike to demand pay hikes, leaving some 4.5 million students with no classes. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Media Mogul Roberto Civita Dies at 76

Roberto Civita, chief of the Brazilian media conglomerate Abril and creator of the prestigious newsweekly Veja, has died, his company said Monday. He was 76. continue reading »

Mexican Writer Jose Maria Perez Gay Dies, Age 70

Jose Maria Perez Gay, a Mexican writer, academic, translator and diplomat, died early Sunday, his brother, Rafael Perez Gay, said. He was 70. "My brother, Jose Maria Perez Gay, died at 2:05 a.m. today, Sunday, at the age of 70," Rafael Perez Gay said in a Twitter posting that did not provide the cause of death. continue reading »

At Least 3 Die from Swine Flu in Venezuela

At least 160 cases and three deaths have been registered in Venezuela from swine flu, officials said. "We have officially registered 11 cases and sadly have two people dead from this disease here in Aragua state as of now," Aragua Gov. Tareck El Aissami said. continue reading »

Jaguar Kills Fisherman on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

A fisherman was killed by a jaguar in a rural area outside Turbo, a city in northern Colombia, in the second attack of this kind in the area since April, media reports said. continue reading »