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Benicio del Toro’s New Film ‘Jimmy P.’ Premieres at Cannes Film Festival

Benicio del Toro plays an American Indian who undergoes a blend of psychotherapy and anthropological study in "Jimmy P." The film, based on a real story, is competing for a prize at the Cannes Film Festival. continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Travels to Ecuador, Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard will travel to Ecuador, May 17-18, and Colombia, May 19-23. continue reading »

Ex-President Fujimori Under Observation for Gastritis

The imprisoned ex-president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, is under observation at a Lima clinic after being diagnosed with gastritis, his daughter Keiko said Saturday. continue reading »

American Powerball Jackpot Worth Some $600 Million

The jackpot for America's Powerball lottery has reached some $600 million and could get even bigger with the sale of tickets before Saturday night's drawing, the organizers said. continue reading »

China Welcomes Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade begins a working visit Sunday to China, where he hopes to bolster bilateral relations and "start a new stage of cooperation," the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

YPF Partners With Chevron Over Vaca Muerta Development Terms in Argentina

Argentine state-controlled energy company YPF has signed an agreement with Chevron Corp. outlining the commercial terms and conditions for developing the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field in the country's southwest. continue reading »

Mexico to Create Special Unit to Investigate the Missing

Mexico's Government Secretariat and federal Attorney General's Office will soon create a joint unit to investigate and solve the cases of thousands of missing persons. continue reading »

Mexico, Brazil Looking to Boost Trade Relations Without Free-trade Pacts

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade visited his Brazilian counterpart, Antonio Patriota, with whom he agreed to promote a series of business meetings to boost bilateral trade. continue reading »

Defected Cuban Ballerinas to Perform in Miami For First Time

The seven members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected in March while on tour in Mexico will perform for the first time in the United States at a May 25 show in Miami. continue reading »

Brazil Clones 1st Animal in the World from Adipose Cell

A tame, healthy calf that grazes on a farm in Brazil is unique in the world for having been the first to survive cloning from a cell of adipose tissue. A calf of a zebu breed named Brasilia de Cerrado was born on April 23 at the experimental ranch of the Brazilian Agricultural and Livestock Research Company, or Embrapa, in Planaltina near Brasilia. continue reading »

Nestle Invests $130 Million in Factory Expansion in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated a 1.6-billion-peso ($130-million) expansion of a Nestle instant coffee factory in the central city of Toluca. The project has boosted the plant's productive capacity by 30 percent, making it the world's biggest facility of its kind, Nestle Mexico CEO Marcelo Melchior said during Friday's ceremony. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Rescue Baby Manatee

Rangers from Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources rescued a newborn manatee they found stranded on a beach in the La Boquilla district of Mayaguez municipality on the Caribbean island's west coast. continue reading »

Pemex Discovers Deep-Water Find in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it detected the presence of oil at a deep-water field in the Gulf of Mexico. "There are clear signs of the presence of hydrocarbons in Maximino, but final tests are still needed to fully confirm it," Pemex announced on Twitter. continue reading »

Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employers in Cuba

Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor serving a 15-sentence in Cuba for subversion, has settled a lawsuit against the firm that hired him for a project on the Communist-ruled island, his lawyers said Friday. continue reading »

Juan Manuel Santos Looking At Re-Election in 2014

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave advance notice Friday that he will seek a second term in the 2014 elections, though he added that, in compliance with the law, he will not make the formal announcement until six months prior to the vote. continue reading »

American Philanthropists Donate 37,000 Acres to Argentine National Park

The Conservation Land Trust, a project of U.S. philanthropists and environmental activists Douglas and Kris Tompkins, donated 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) for the expansion of Perito Moreno National Park in southern Argentina. continue reading »

Custom and Border Protection Seizes $2 Million Worth of Narcotics on Hidalgo International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over $2,000,000 worth of alleged cocaine, heroin and arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with the incident. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Gov. Mansion, La Fortaleza, Has $30,000 Water Bill

The $265 million Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority is trying to collect from customers includes $30,000 due from La Fortaleza, the official residence of the island's governor. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Meets With Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian President

Visiting U.S. former President Bill Clinton met in Cartagena with Colombian head of state Juan Manuel Santos and literary icon Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and on Thursday joined Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro for a ride around that Caribbean city in an electric taxi. continue reading »

Greenpeace Protests Genetically Modified Corn in Mexico City

Four Greenpeace activists scaled a monument in this capital on Thursday to unfurl a banner denouncing the use of genetically modified organisms in the cultivation of maize, Mexico's emblematic staple. continue reading »