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Six Dead After Plane Crashes in Chiapas, Mexico

Six people were killed Thursday when a small plane crashed just seconds after it took off from an airport in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Spainish Companies’ Investment in U.S. Up More Than 300% Since 2006

Investment by Spanish companies in the United States has more than tripled since 2006 to $50 billion, Washington's envoy to Spain said here Thursday. Ambassador Alan D. Solomont also took the opportunity to e continue reading »

Shakira, Gerard Pique Partner with Unicef for Online “Baby Shower”

Colombian pop star Shakira and FC Barcelona defenseman Gerard Pique, who are expecting their first child in the coming days, said they have organized an online "baby shower" to help underprivileged children around the world. continue reading »

Prince Felipe: Now is the Time to Invest in Spain

Crown Prince Felipe told international investors on Tuesday that now is the "best time" to take advantage of business opportunities that are opening up in Spain as the Iberian nation adopts the necessary measures to resume growing economically. continue reading »

Trumps to Build Residential Tower in Uruguay for $100 Million

Two offspring of Donald Trump launched Tuesday in Punta del Este a $100-million building development with which the U.S. magnate plans to mark "a before and after" of the famous Uruguayan seaside resort. continue reading »

Chile Saw 3.5 Million Tourists in 2012

Chile received a total of 3.5 million foreign tourists in 2012, a 13 percent hike over the year before and an all-time record, according to an official report issued Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Railway Opertor Eusko Tren Looking into Investments in Uruguay

Spanish railway operator Eusko Tren has confirmed its interest in investing in Uruguay and presented a plan to Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, the press reported Sunday, citing company executives. continue reading »

President Chavez Supporters Flood into Venezuelan Capital

Thousands of supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez flooded into central Caracas on Thursday to participate in a rally called by the governing PSUV to support the ailing leftist leader on the day he was supported to be sworn in for another term. continue reading »

World’s Tech Spending Expected to Grow 4% in 2013

Worldwide expenditure on technological products will reach $1.1 trillion this year, 4 percent more than in 2012, thanks to the demand for tablet computers and smartphones, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Battling “Severe” Lung Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains hospitalized in Cuba more than three weeks after his latest cancer surgery, is experiencing respiratory deficiency caused by a "severe" lung infection, government officials said. continue reading »

Mexico Sees 10% Rise in Armored Car Sales in 2012

A total of 3,102 automobiles were fitted with armor in 2012, up 10 percent from the previous year, due to the drug-related violence plaguing Mexico, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »

Ciudad Juarez Murder Rate Drops 75% Over Two Years

Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico that was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world until recently, has seen its murder rate drop by 75 percent continue reading »

Adamari Lopez Promotes New Book in People en Español Magazine

Actress Adamari Lopez will end 2012 appearing on the cover of People en Español magazine and with the publication of her book "Viviendo" (Living), in which she recounts her battle against cancer and the cheating ways of her then-husband Luis Fonsi. continue reading »

Breakups Inspire Colombian Singer Marre’s New Album

Colombian pop singer-songwriter Marre sought inspiration in bygone romances to create the songs of love and loss she composed in New York and will launch in January 2013 in the album "Sombras de Luz" (Shadows of Light). continue reading »

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, with their region being home to eight of the top 10 countries for positive emotions worldwide. Residents in Panama and Paraguay continue reading »

Only Polar Bear at Buenos Aires Zoo Dies Due to “Excessive Heat”

The Buenos Aires zoo's only polar bear died earlier this week due to the high temperatures that have been affecting the Argentine capital, the zoological park's animal welfare director, Miguel Rivolta, said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Drug cartels and other criminal organizations have infiltrated the Guatemalan justice system, Attorney General Claudia Paz said in comments published Wednesday by capital daily Siglo 21. continue reading »

Mexico’s Knights Templar Seeking Less Violence, Offer to Lay Down Arms

A drug-trafficking organization active in the western state of Michoacan offered to lay down its guns if Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, takes effective action to curb violent crime in the state. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a roughly 1,200-year-old tomb at the Zapotec site of Atzompa, a find that shows the city's central complex not only had a civic-ceremonial area but also a residential section. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil’s Petrobras Finds Oil Reserve in Colombia

State-controlled oil giant Petrobras said it found oil in a well in the upper basin of the Magdalena River in Colombia's Tolima province. continue reading »