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Cuban Judoka Claims Someone Bribed Him to Throw World Championship

Cuban judoka Asley Gonzalez, the champion in the 90-kilo weight class at the recently concluded World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro, said someone offered him a bribe to throw the gold medal match, official media reported Wednesday. continue reading »

What Are These Curious Structures Discovered in Peruvian Amazon?

Mysterious little structures found in the Peruvian Amazon are stumping some of the top scientists in the world. Troy Alexander, a graduate student at Georgia Tech, first spotted the structure on June 7 on a blue tarp near the Tambopata Research Center, in southeastern Peru. continue reading »

Cuba Launches Yellow Ribbon Campaign on Fifteenth Anniversary of Cuban Spies’ Arrest

Cuba's Communist government is urging a display of yellow ribbons on Sept. 12 in an appeal to the United States to release four Cuban intelligence agents who have been in custody since 1998, official media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Pays $6.6 Million in Back Taxes to Spain

FC Barcelona super-striker Lionel Messi and his father have paid 5 million euros ($6.6 million) in back taxes owed to Spanish authorities, the superior court for the Catalonia region said Wednesday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica this Morning

The United States Geological Service (USGS) is reporting a 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the Guanacaste province in Liberia, Costa Rica this morning, 6:29 a.m. local time. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Stop Group Supplying Guns to Drug Gangs

Brazilian police dismantled a ring that supplied U.S. rifles to drug traffickers, authorities said Wednesday. The operation, carried out with support from Interpol and U.S. authorities, involved the arrest of five people in Brazil and two others in the United States, Federal Police said in a statement. continue reading »

Juarez Cartel Boss Responsible for “Good Part” of Violence in Northern Mexico

Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, the brother of the leader of Mexico's Juarez drug cartel, was behind much of the violence in the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa, federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said. continue reading »

Thirteenth Century “Vampire” Remains Discovered in Bulgaria

The skeleton of a man who lived between the 13th and 14th centuries, and had an iron stake driven into his chest to prevent him from becoming a vampire was found in Bulgaria, archaeologists said. continue reading »

Diego Maradona Files Complaint with Popular Argentine TV Host

Soccer legend Diego Maradona has filed a contempt complaint against popular Argentine TV host Susana Gimenez after she talked on the air about his youngest son, Diego Fernando, an accusation the celebrity termed "stupidity." continue reading »

Lionel Messi Shows Support for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic Bid

Argentine soccer star Leo Messi spoke out in Buenos Aires Tuesday in favor of Madrid's application to host the 2020 Olympics. "I believe it would be good for sport if Madrid prevails. Not just for what it is as a city, but also for the first-class athletes Spain has," the man many consider the world's best soccer player told Efe. continue reading »

Building Designed by Uruguayan Architect Reflects Powerful Sun Rays

Building designed by Uruguayan-born architect, Rafael Viñoly, is melting expensive cars and bicycles along an English street. Nicknamed "the Walkie Talkie," the skyscraper located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London is reflecting powerful sun rays due to its unique shape. continue reading »

Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's scheduled state visit to the United States may be in jeopardy after revelations that Washington spied on her, an official source told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Puerto Rico

Federal and local autoridades detained Tuesday 56 Haitians and a Cuban who were trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally, police in the U.S. commonwealth said Tuesday. continue reading »

Commuters Angered by Poor Service Set Fire to Train in Brazil

Passengers on a Rio commuter train set fire to one of the cars on Tuesday in protest against the bad service, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazil’s Spaipa

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Brazil's Spaipa in a deal worth $1.85 billion. continue reading »

Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday that to date authorities have recovered 216 archaeological items of the more than 1,000 that were stolen from a museum in Minya Governorate during the recent disturbances. continue reading »

Fiery Car Crash Kills 4 In Puerto Rico

Four people were killed Sunday in a car crash in northwestern Puerto Rico, police said. The vehicle's driver was apparently speeding, passed another automobile and hit a cement wall on the bridge over the Culebrinas River in Aguada, investigators said, citing the preliminary accident report. continue reading »

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

British Journalist Known For Nixon Interviews Dies, Age 74

Popular British journalist and television host David Frost, known for his hard-hitting 1977 interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died, his family said Sunday. He was 74. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Former Foreign Relations Secretary Jorge Castañeda said in an interview published by the Brazilian press that Mexico should enact a marijuana law like the one passed by Uruguayan lawmakers on July 31 as part of an effort to fight drug trafficking and drug abuse. continue reading »