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433,000 Visitors Headed to Bogota International Book Fair

The Bogota International Book Fair, whose guest of honor was Portugal this year, drew 18,000 more visitors than the 2012 edition, with total visitors hitting 433,000, organizers said. continue reading »

Cuban Artist Brings Love to New York Exhibit

New York City’s Times Square has welcomed Cuban artist Esterio Segura’s installation "Adiós mi amor" (Goodbye My Love) since March as part of an arts’ initiative to introduce the multitude of Times Square tourists to contemporary art. continue reading »

Cuba to Allow “Dozens” of Dissidents to Leave

The Cuban government is preparing to authorize "dozens" of political opponents to leave the country in the coming weeks, the chairman of the dissident Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation said here Wednesday. continue reading »

Train in Chile Derailed, Engineers Shot

Unknown persons on Tuesday derailed a freight train in the southern Chilean region of La Araucania, in the so-called Mapuche conflict zone, and then fired on the engineers and tried to burn the cargo and the railcars. continue reading »

Brazilian Oil Giant Petrobras Sells Stake in Gulf of Mexico Exploratory Blocks

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it has sold its 20 percent stake in six exploratory blocks in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. In a regulatory filing, Petrobras said it signed a sale and purchase agreement for the divestment continue reading »

Bolivian President Evo Morales Expels USAID

President Evo Morales on Wednesday expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development from Bolivia, accusing USAID of meddling in politics. He announced the decision at a May Day rally in La Paz's Murillo Square. continue reading »

Spanish Artist Gives Zoo Animals a Sophisticated Look

Spanish photographer Yago Partal has created a fun collection called "Zoo Portraits" using the heads of animals dressed in human clothes. Based in Barcelona, Partal has developed this series by mixing photography and illustration to create truly unique prints. continue reading »

Top Five Most Beautiful Mammals in the Amazon

There are approximately 800 different species of mammals in the Amazon Rainforest that have been classified. In an area spanning 2.124 million sq miles (5.5 million km²), there are bound to be more exotic creatures yet to be discovered. continue reading »

MEXICO: Plane Crash in Zacatecas Kills 6

Six people who were traveling in a small plane belonging to the Mexican Attorney General's Office died Tuesday when it crashed in the northern state of Zacatecas, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

State Department Launches Journalism Security Hub in Central America

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security Hub, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day (May 3). continue reading »

“El Chapo” Guzman’s Father-in-Law Arrested in Mexico

Mexican police arrested Ines Coronel, the father-in-law of the country's biggest drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, government officials told the local Milenio television network on Tuesday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Fails to Qualify for Champions League Finals

Real Madrid scored twice in the last eight minutes of regulation Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund, but it wasn't enough to erase the 4-1 advantage the visitors racked up in last week's first leg in Germany. continue reading »

Peru: New Protected Areas in Amazon Near Ecuador, Colombia

Those areas - the Güeppi-Sekime National Park, the Huimeki Communal Reserve and the Airo Pai Communal Reserve - are located in Maynas province, which borders Ecuador and Colombia. continue reading »

World’s Largest Glassmaker, Mexico’s Vitro, Plans $146M Investment

Mexico's Vitro, one of the world's largest glassmakers, said it planned to invest 1.77 billion pesos ($146 million) in different projects this year. "The authorized amount represents an increase continue reading »

Mexican PRI Politician Living VERY Well in Spain After Scandal

A former Coahuila Gov. and Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, chairman is living in an upscale community outside the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona and paying monthly rent of 3,500 euros (about $4,580), the Mexican press reported Monday. continue reading »

Classic Taxis of Havana Now Face Competition From Private Services

Havana's taxis, most of them vintage American cars that have traditionally shared the service they offer, for the first time in decades face the unusu continue reading »

Liga MX: America, Atlas, Tigres Lead at 16 Weeks

America, Tigres and Atlas are clustered together atop the Liga MX 16 weeks into the Clausura season, while Queretaro - despite winning its weekend match - has been relegated. continue reading »

Latin America News: 17 Miners Rescued in Chile

Seventeen miners were rescued in northern Chile on Sunday after becoming trapped in a copper mine earlier this weekend, police spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

Ex-Brazilian Cop Gets 22 Years For Murder of Soccer Player

A former Brazilian police officer was sentenced to 22 years behind bars for the murder of the lover of Bruno Fernandes, the former goalie for the Flamengo soccer club, who already received a similar sentence for b continue reading »

Five Brazilian Police Officers Implicated in Murder of Journalists

Five Brazilian police officers were arrested for their suspected role in the murders of journalist Rodrigo Neto de Faria and press photographer Walgney Carvalho, the daily Folha de Sao Paulo said Saturday. continue reading »