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Robot Guiding Scientists Through the Hidden World of Teotihuacan

A robot that weighs just 25 kilos (55 pounds) is helping scientists explore the underworld of Teotihuacan, an archaeological complex located some 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) north of Mexico City. continue reading »

Supreme Court to Rule on Civil Rights Cases in Coming Weeks

The U. S. Supreme Court will be handing down its decisions on two important civil rights cases soon, one possibly as soon as Monday, May 13. Both cases could have a lasting impact in the fight for civil rights that began in the decade of the 50′s and 60′s. continue reading »

Asuncion Street Vendors, Paraguay’s Informal Economy In Action

Money changers and car parkers, paperboys, vendors of fruit juice and handicrafts, soccer articles and herbs for the popular drink called "terere," populate the streets of Asuncion and represent the informal economy that allows hundreds of thousands of families to survive. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Colombia

Colombian journalist Alberto Lazaro Del Valle died after being shot in the southwestern city of Cali, officials said. Authorities said the motive for Friday night's homicide would have nothing to do with his profession as a radio announcer and disc jockey, according to the latest investigations into the killing of the director of Cali's Radio Planeta. continue reading »

Maduro Blames Venezuela’s Biggest Food Company for Scarcities

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Polar, the country's biggest food corporation, of reducing production and hoarding products to cause scarcities in the country, and spoke of economic "sabotage" against his presidency. continue reading »

6,000 Harley-Davidsons Celebrate 110th Anniversary in Mexico City

More than 6,000 motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidsons, roared Saturday through several downtown streets of the Mexican capital to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the legendary firm, which for some created an entire way of life. continue reading »

Former Dictator Vows to Appeal Genocide Verdict in Guatemala

Guatemalan ex-strongman Efrain Rios Montt has vowed to appeal his 80-year sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity, insisting he is innocent and that the trial was an "international political show." continue reading »

Brazilian Judge Halts Privatization of Maracana Stadium

A Brazilian judge has suspended the decision to grant a concession for the Maracana stadium to a private consortium headed by Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

Homicides Linked to Organized Crime Down 18 Percent in Mexico

Mexican authorities said organized crime-related homicides fell by 18 percent in the first five months of President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, relative to the final five months of his predecessor's six-year term. continue reading »

The Latino Vote: Good News & Work To Do

At first glance, yeah, Latino voters are “punching below their weight,” as a Pew press release succinctly put it. The Latino voter turn-out rate in the past presidential election was a paltry 48% – to quote Pew again – ,”far below that of whites (64.1%) or blacks (66.2%).” continue reading »

Scientists say Carbon Dioxide Levels Above Feared Milestone

Carbon-dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached a level not seen in the Earth's recent history, according to a reading reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a U.S. federal agency. continue reading »

Cuban Spy Rene Gonzalez Renounces US Citizenship

Rene Gonzalez, currently on probation after spending 13 years behind bars in the United States for espionage, received on Friday formal certification of his renunciation of U.S. citizenship. continue reading »

Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Receives 80-Year Sentence

Guatemalan former strongman Efrain Rios Montt was convicted Friday of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 80 years in prison. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Rapper Yandel Leaves Hospital After Kidney Stones

Yandel, one-half of the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, was back home Friday after being released from a hospital in Orlando, Florida, where he was treated for kidney stones, his agent told Efe. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Cut Off Water to Non-payers

Puerto Rico's heavily indebted state-owned water and sewer authority announced that it is cutting off service to customers who don't pay their bills, including the municipal government of Arecibo. continue reading »

Los Zetas Money Man Apprehended in Northern Mexico

Navy personnel arrested a man suspected of managing financial operations for the fearsome Los Zetas drug cartel, the Mexican government said. Alfonso Zamudio Quijada was nabbed Wednesday as he left a house in Monclova, a city in the northern state of Coahuila, Government Secretariat official Eduardo Sanchez Hernandez said. continue reading »

Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Unique Spin on Matador Tale

Writer Mario Vargas Llosa takes on the character of a fighting bull in one of the essays compiled in "Dialogo con Navegante" (Dialogue with Navegante), a book inspired by Spanish matador Jose Tomas. continue reading »

14 Central American Migrants Injured in Major Car Accident in Mexico

Fourteen undocumented Central American migrants were injured when the vehicle in which they were traveling overturned in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said. continue reading »

Colombia to Produce Flight Simulator for Drones Training

Colombian authorities presented the country's first domestically produced flight simulator for training operators of unmanned drones. The simulator is the debut project to emerge from Colombia's Corporation for High Technology in Defense and involved collaboration between military and civilian engineers, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said in an event at Apiay airbase in the central province of Meta. continue reading »

MEXICO: 55,000 Chickens Slaughtered Due to Bird Flu

Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico's agriculture department said. continue reading »