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Most Active and Laziest U.S. Cities

Men's Health Magazine recently ranked the most and least active cities in the United States. The magazine compiled the rankings by studying local habits and culture, the amount of exercise residents did at health clubs and at their homes. The amount of television watched was taken into account as well. They also looked in exercise initiative and the degree of the residents' inactivity. continue reading »

Soccer Stars Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain Lead Efforts to Empower Girls in Brazil

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Soccer announced today that Olympic Gold Medalists and World Cup champions Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain will travel to Brazil, May 19 – 26. continue reading »

Sao Paulo to Get Free Public Wi-Fi Ahead of 2014 World Cup

Brazil recently released a list of 120 public spaces in Sao Paulo where free Wi-Fi access is set to be made available. With the FIFA World Cup being held in Brazil next year, continue reading »

ESPN Deportes Upfront Unveils Original Programming, Road to Brazil 2014

ESPN Deportes, the leading Spanish-language sports network, puts major focus on second screen and original programming during its Upfront presentation in New York City. The network also reinforces ESPN’s total market approach in serving Hispanic sports fans and advertisers, and ESPN Deportes’ unique positioning in the marketplace for Spanish-speaking fans. continue reading »

Interjet Bringing Direct Flights Between Mexico, Puerto Rico

Mexican budget airline Interjet has begun flying a route between that country and Puerto Rico, ending a more than 13-year drought without a direct flight between the two territories, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority said. continue reading »

Bus Flips Over Killing 10 in Northeastern Brazil

At least 10 people died and 20 others were injured Wednesday when the bus they were riding in flipped over on a highway in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, the Federal Highway Police reported. continue reading »

Haute Couture Fashion Houses Lining Up to Dress Matadors

Leading fashion houses, including Lacroix, Armani and Victorio & Lucchino, are creating colorful, comfortable and imaginative outfits for some of Spain's top bullfighters. Some of the outfits have been inspired by the works of Goya and Picasso, giving bullfighters a new luster as they take the ring. continue reading »

ABC Orders New Series Starring Puerto Rico’s Alexandra Pomales

Puerto Rican actress Alexandra Pomales is slated to star in the series "Killer Women," set to air on ABC later this year, production company Latin World Entertainment said. continue reading »

Ex-Miss Universe Denise Quinones To Relaunch Music Career

Puerto Rico's ex-Miss Universe Denise Quiñones announced her return as a singer with performances on May 30-31. Quiñones, 32, will present the show "Estoy Aqui" at the Punto Fijo Theater Cafe of the Luis A. Ferre Fine Arts Center in San Juan. continue reading »

Spain Records First Monthly Trade Surplus in History

Spain achieved in March its first monthly trade surplus since records have been kept, the country's economy minister said Tuesday. At a press conference after the meeting of European Union economy chiefs, Luis de Guindos said that once the calculations are complete, the surplus will come out to more than 600 million euros ($776.5 million). continue reading »

Foreign Investment in Latin America Grows to Record Level of $173.36 Billion

Latin America and the Caribbean received in 2012 a record $173.36 billion in foreign direct investment, or FDI, up 6.7 percent from the year before, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said Tuesday. continue reading »

Investment in Peru’s Mining Sector Jumps 23 Percent

Mining investment in Peru soared 23 percent in the first quarter to $1.92 billion, creating 211,748 direct jobs, the Energy and Mines Ministry said. continue reading »

760,000 Tons of Food Arrives in Venezuela from Latin American Allies to Eleviate Food Shortages

The Venezuelan government said Monday that this week a shipment of 760,000 tons of food will arrive in the country, all of it being the product of agreements reached during President Nicolas Maduro's recent tour through countries of the Mercosur trade bloc. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives Colombian President – Urges Peace with FARC Guerillas

This morning, Pope Francis I received President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia and urged for peace between the government and FARC guerillas. continue reading »

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

The value of the NBA's tall men once again was clearly demonstrated on the court with Spanish center Marc Gasol and Jamaican Roy Hibbert - playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers, respectively - stepping up on the weekend to give their teams 2-1 advantages in the semifinals. continue reading »

America Heads to Mexican Soccer League’s Semifinals

With a last-minute goal by Ecuadorian Christian Benitez, his second of the match, America snagged a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the quarterfinals of the Mexican Clausura soccer tournament and qualified for the semifinals. continue reading »

NASA Says Astronauts Repair Ammonia Leak on Space Station

Two astronauts managed to fix an ammonia leak on the International Space Station by replacing a defective pump during a spacewalk lasting a little over five hours, NASA said. continue reading »

Nicaragua Expels AFP Photojournalist

An Agence France-Presse photojournalist was expelled from Nicaragua, Chilean Consul Diego Rivera said. Hector Retamal, a Chilean national, was put on a plane Saturday to Costa Rica, where the French news agency has its Central American headquarters, Rivera said. continue reading »

Bodies of Spanish Businessmen Discovered in Mexico

The bullet-riddled bodies of two Spanish businessmen were found inside a vehicle that was pushed into a canal in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Filmographer Brings New 3D Effects to ‘The Great Gatsby’

Mexican Alonso Homs, the filmographer in charge of 3D effects in the film "The Great Gatsby," spoke in an interview with Efe about the artistic value of the third dimension because it contributes to the audiovisual language and emphasizes the acting. continue reading »