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Photographer Annie Leibovitz Honored By Asturias Foundation in Spain

U.S. photographer Annie Leibovitz was named in Madrid as this year's recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. Leibovitz, 63, who is known for portraits of celebrities such as music icons Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, is one of the world's most acclaimed contemporary photographers. continue reading »

Chile Launches Bid for 8,525-Ft Suspension Bridge Across Chacao Channel

Chile's government has launched a bid process for the construction of a 2,600-meter (8,525-foot) suspension bridge linking Chiloe Island to the mainland, a project with an investment limit of $740 million. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Says His State is Calmer Thanks to Army

This week's deployment of Mexican army soldiers in Michoacan has brought "tranquility" to the violence-wracked western state, Gov. Jesus Reyna said Thursday. Acknowledging the state is not "100 percent" calm, the governor told MVS radio that "the results have been good." continue reading »

Ecuador President Rafael Correa Will Not Seek Another Term in 2017

On the eve of his inauguration for another four-year term, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he will not run again in 2017. continue reading »

Government To Give Nearly $200 Million to Mexican Ranchers

The government will provide 2.46 billion pesos ($199 million) in assistance to ranchers affected by droughts and freezes in Mexico, Agriculture and Ranching Secretary Enrique Martinez y Martinez said. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Calls for Gay Rights in Puerto Rico

Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve bill No. 238, which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island. continue reading »

MEXICO: Environmental Officials Address Air Pollution

Environmental officials in the capital and neighboring Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, are taking measures to deal with the high levels of air pollution in the region continue reading »

Puerto Rican Announces Bid to Lead International Olympic Committee

Puerto Rican banker Richard Carrion on Wednesday announced his bid to become president of the International Olympic Committee. continue reading »

Colombian Rebel Group Kills 9 Soldiers

The death toll from the attack staged by National Liberation Army, or ELN, guerrillas on soldiers in a rural area outside Chitaga, a city in Colombia's Norte de Santander province, has risen to nine, the army said Wednesday. continue reading »

Top 5 Restaurants in Latin America

Every year the Diners Club World's 50 Best Restaurants evaluates restaurants ranging from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo. Tallying the votes of nearly 800 dining experts, five Latin American restaurants were chosen in the 50 best restaurants in the world. continue reading »

Customs Uncovers Stashed Marijuana Worth $1 Million at Arizona Border

More than one ton of marijuana hidden in a truck entering the United States from Mexico was seized at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, said. continue reading »

Labor Dept Provides $9 Million in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it is providing $9 million in grant funding to help reduce child labor in Colombian mines. continue reading »

Mexico’s Liga MX to Relocate Jaguares de Chiapas to Queretaro

The Mexican soccer federation and Liga MX management have approved the move of the Jaguares de Chiapas club to the central city of Queretaro. The idea originated with the owners of Queretaro's existing Liga MX team, which was relegated at the end of the just-completed season. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Arrests Teacher, Prison Guard After Discovering Kiddie Porn

A teacher and a prison guard were arrested by federal authorities in Puerto Rico in separate cases of child pornography, the U.S. attorney in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez, announced Tuesday. continue reading »

Pope Names Valdez Torres Bishop of Ensenada, Mexico

Pope Francis has named Rafael Valdez Torres, who has been serving as pastor and rector of the Shrine of Our Lord of the Miracles in San Juan Nuevo, to be the new bishop of Ensenada, Mexico, the Vatican press office said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Tourism Grew 4 Percent in 2012, Generating $11 Billion

Economic activity associated with tourism grew 4 percent in 2012 compared with the year before, Mexico's INEGI statistics service said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Climber is 1st to Double Summit on Everest in 1 Climbing Season

Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez on Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb's organizers said. continue reading »

Peru’s Ex-President Fujimori Released From Hospital After Gastritis

Imprisoned Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori was released from a local hospital on Sunday after being diagnosed with acute gastritis. Fujimori, 74, had been hospitalized Friday night when he was found to be having problems digesting his food and after losing weight. continue reading »

America Qualifies for Finals After Eliminating Monterrey

America beat Monterrey 2-1 after tying them 2-2 in the first match of a two-game series, thus qualifying for the final in the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament. continue reading »

Heritage Foundation Between a Rock and a Hard Place

If you’re looking for the Heritage Foundation today, look behind the rock next to the hard place. You’ll find the Heritage between the two, acting like it doesn’t have a care in the world. You get the sense of it by the silence. continue reading »