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Loan Allows Argentina to Offer Basic Services Coverage in Disadvantaged Areas

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a $250 million loan for a program to increase coverage of basic services in Argentina’s less developed municipalities, with emphasis on the poorest areas of the Norte Grande region. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Detain 120 Central American Migrants in Southern MX

Army troops and Federal Police officers detained 120 Central American migrants, including 20 children, in southern Mexico, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

BajaLibros Launches Spanish-Language eBookstore in U.S.

BajaLibros, one of the Latin America’s largest and most well known digital bookstores has announced plans to come to the U.S. continue reading »

Nearly 4M Birds Killed at MX Poultry Farms Due to Avian Flu

Nearly 4 million birds were destroyed at poultry farms in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Guanajuato due to the outbreak of avian influenza in February, Agriculture Secretary Enrique Martinez said. continue reading »

10th Annual MACO Art Fair Taking Place in Mexico City

The 10th MACO contemporary art fair is underway in Mexico City, showcasing the work of hundreds of both established and emerging artists from around the world. The fair, which runs until Sunday, is expected to draw about 35,000 visitors. continue reading »

Chilean Students Return to Protest Current Education Model

Chile's student movement on Thursday offered another demonstration of its clout, bringing tens of thousands onto the streets of the capital to demand the overhaul of an educational model that dates from the Pinochet dictatorship. continue reading »

Mexico Registers 4,249 Deaths Since Peña Nieto Took Office in December

A total of 4,249 drug-related killings occurred in Mexico from December 2012, when President Enrique Peña Nieto took office, to March 2013, marking a drop of 14 percent from the comparable four-month period in 2011-2012, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Calls For an End to Censorship

South African-born Nobel literature laureate J.M. Coetzee offered an impassioned critique of censorship during a seminar at the Universidad Central de Bogota. continue reading »

Film Centered on Central American Migrant Earns 11 Ariel Nominations in Mexico

Director Luis Mandoki's "La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas" leads the nominations for the Ariel - Mexico's equivalent of the Oscar - with 11. continue reading »

Drug-related Violence Leads to 19 Deaths in Mexico

At least 19 people died in drug-related violence in the western Mexican state of Michoacan and the southern state of Guerrero, officials and community leaders said. continue reading »

Tests Confirm Messi’s Injury Has Not Worsened

The tests performed on FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on Thursday morning confirmed that the player has not suffered "any worsening or change" and his recovery is continuing. continue reading »

For the First Time, Pope Francis Speaks to Audience in Spanish

For the first time during one of his Wednesday public audiences, Pope Francis spoke in Spanish, the language he used along with Italian to greet the roughly 40,000 people from all over the world who came to St. Peter's Square f continue reading »

Colombia Restores Land Seized by Militia to Peasants

President Juan Manuel Santos traveled to the northern province of Cordoba on Wednesday to preside over the restoration of lands stolen from 60 peasant families by the founders of Colombia's murderous AUC militia movement. continue reading »

Catholic Majority Uruguay Approves Same-Sex Marriage

The Latin American country of Uruguay has approved same sex marriage, becoming the second country in the region to do so. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist’s Killer Gets 38 Years in Prison

The man convicted of killing Mexican journalist Regina Martinez has been sentenced to 38 years and two months in prison by a judge in the Gulf state of Veracruz. continue reading »

Woman Shares Her Story of Border Crossing, Living as an Undocumented Immigrant

Odilia Chavez crossed the U.S.-Mexican border secretly so many times that she could have left her job and become a "coyote," as people smugglers are known, but neither she nor her son - also undocumented - wanted to live on the margins of the law. continue reading »

Cuba to Turn Over Parents Wanted For Kidnapping Sons

Cuba will turn over to U.S. authorities the American couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons from their maternal grandmother, who had permanent custody of them, and taking them to the island illegally, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. continue reading »

COLOMBIA: Marchers Call for Peace Between Gov’t, FARC

Thousands of Colombians filled the streets of this capital and other cities Tuesday to support the peace process being negotiated by the government and FARC rebels, in the most pluralistic rally that a continue reading »

PepsiCo Agrees to Join Mexico’s “National Crusade Against Hunger” Program

U.S.-based food giant PepsiCo has signed an agreement with the Social Development Secretariat to join the Mexican government's National Crusade against Hunger, a program aimed at dealing with malnutrition among low-income people. continue reading »

Hoping to Boost Economy, Guatemala Increasing Tourism Advertising

The Guatemalan Tourism Institute, or Inguat, will increase advertising the country as a destination for foreign visitors with the aim of boosting the economy. continue reading »