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Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting near the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Four Arrested in Chile for Burning 3-Day-Old Baby Alive

A child is dead and four people are in jail after a gruesome ritual in Chile. Police in Colliguay, Chile were shocked to learn a three-day-old baby girl had been sacrificed, continue reading »

MEXICO: Children’s Bulletproof Vests and Backpacks Now Available

Bulletproof vests and backpacks for children will be sold beginning this week in Mexico, where drug-related violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives over the past six years. continue reading »

Will Next World Trade Organization Head be Latin American?

The contest to succeed France's Pascal Lamy as head of the World Trade Organization has come down to a choice between the candidates from Brazil and Mexico, diplomats said here Thursday. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 4.7 Earthquake, Aftershock Damage Numerous Homes

At least six people were injured, 120 others evacuated and 66 dwellings damaged in an earthquake and aftershocks in Atlantida, a province on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the emergency management office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Thanks Spanish Lawmakers

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez visited the lower house of the Spanish Parliament on Wednesday and praised the "solidarity" of Spanish lawmakers with the Cuban people and with the struggle for democracy by the island's civil activists and dissidents. continue reading »

Pope Francis Tells Argentine Rights Group “Count on Me”

Pope Francis on Wednesday told the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo that they can "count on him" in seeking the whereabouts of the children of people disappeared during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship and who were illegally placed with other families to raise. continue reading »

Ex-Business Parter Accuses Urdangarin of Abusing Royal Connections

Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spanish King Juan Carlos I, used the "very good relations" between the Spanish monarchy and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to pursue business opportunities in the Latin American country, the lawyer for Urdangarin's ex-business partner said. continue reading »

Late President Chavez’s Daughter Posts Photo with Soap Star on Twitter

Maria Chavez, the daughter of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, has caused a sensation in the press here with the appearance of a photograph showing her with soap opera actor Manuel "Coco" Sosa. continue reading »

Police Kill Drug Gang’s Number 2 in Colombia

The second-in-command of Colombia's Los Urabeños drug gang was killed in a shootout with police, authorities said Wednesday. Francisco Jose Morela, alias "El negro Sarley," was killed in a rural area outside the northwestern town of Turbo, Antioquia province, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon and National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said in a press conference. continue reading »

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spain's Barcelo Hotels & Resorts said Wednesday it planned to spend more than 34.6 million euros (about $45 million) on renovations at a luxury resort complex in Mexico's Riviera Maya. continue reading »

Brazil Will No Longer Tax Sugar-Based Fuels Like Ethanol

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday that starting May 1 it will increase the obligatory blend of ethanol with gasoline from 20 to 25 percent and will eliminate all taxes on the sugar-based fuel. continue reading »

Angel di Maria Reunites with Real Madrid Following Birth of Child

Angel di Maria has rejoined his Real Madrid teammates, who are taking on Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League semifinals match on Wednesday night. continue reading »

Latin America Economy to Grow 3.5 Percent in 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean will grow at a rate of 3.5 percent in 2013, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America said here Tuesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of 3.8 percent growth this year. continue reading »

Chile Fire Destroys Dozens of Homes in Valparaiso

More than 30 houses have been destroyed by a fire burning on the La Cruz and Mariposas hills in the Chilean city of Valparaiso, located 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of Santiago, on the Pacific coast. continue reading »

Brazil Not Happy with McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’, Fines Company

The Brazilian consumer protection agency, Procon, has fined fast-food chain McDonald’s $1.6 million for targeting its advertising toward children through their Happy Meal toys. continue reading »

Panama Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Panama's Senan aero-naval force seized 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested four Colombians in an operation carried out in the Caribbean Sea 12 nautical miles from El Porvenir, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

A group of "people with their faces covered" occupied the office of the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, over the weekend to protest the expulsion of five students and make several other demands, officials of the Mexico City-based university said. continue reading »

Earth Day 2013: Honoring Nohra Padilla’s Earth Saving Work in Colombia

As the U.S. joins others countries around the world celebrating Earth Day 2013 today, Colombia is celebrating one of their country’s great informal environmentalists, Nohra Padilla. continue reading »

Paraguay’s New President Horacio Cartes Also One of Country’s Richest Men

Paraguay has a new President, Horacio Cartes, who is also one of the richest man in the country. Cartes defeated Efrain Alegre and is replacing President Federico Franco. continue reading »