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Peruvian Photographer Luis Choy Murdered in Lima

Peruvian photojournalist Luis Choy, 34, was shot to death in an apparent hit on the weekend at the door of his home in Lima's Pueblo Libre district, according to police sources quoted by the daily El Comercio. continue reading »

Dozens of Brazilian Ports Shut Down as a Result of Strike

A strike to protest the Brazilian government's plan to privatize several ports shut down at least 36 terminals for six hours on Friday, union spokespersons said. continue reading »

Brazil and Russia Sign Deals to Increase Bilateral Trade

Brazil and Russia signed a series of agreements Wednesday aimed at increasing annual trade flows between two of the world's largest emerging economies from $5.9 billion to at least $10 billion in the coming years. continue reading »

Mexican Senator Jailed for Refusing Breathalyzer, Admits to Drinking Tequila

Mexican Sen. Jorge Emilio Gonzalez said Monday that he spent several hours in a police cell for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer after drinking four tequilas and knowing he wouldn't pass the test. continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Claims Union Boss is Interfering with Food Distribution

The Argentine government on Monday accused truckers union leader Hugo Moyano of wanting to complicate the nationwide distribution of food. "With this act, Moyano is only (trying) to affect the normal distribution of food. continue reading »

Environmentalists to EU: Stop Allowing Companies to Buy Carbon Credits

More than 75 environmental organizations on Monday urged the European Parliament to end the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, launched seven years ago as a market-oriented way of reducing pollution and greenhouse gases. continue reading »

President Chavez Remains Ill, Returns to Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after spending more than two months in Cuba due to complications that followed a Dec. 11 cancer surgery in Havana. continue reading »

First Day of Iberia Strike Results in Arrests

The first day of a strike by employees of Spanish airline Iberia to protest a restructuring plan that includes 3,807 layoffs led to the arrest of five people at Madrid's Barajas International Airport. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

5 Dead After Costa Rica Motel Fire

The Health Ministry said that on Dec. 19 he declared the Las Aguilas Motel uninhabitable due to the disrepair of its wooden construction and electrical system, continue reading »

MEXICO: Prosecutor’s 3 Boydguards Killed by Police in Odd Confrontation

Three bodyguards were killed Friday when police attacked the motorcade of the attorney general of the central Mexican state of Morelos, the state's governor said continue reading »

Explosion Outside Peruvian Soccer Celebration Kills Horse, Injures Police

Peruvian soccer fans at a Universitario match on Friday reportedly set off an explosion that killed a police horse and the injured the officer riding it. continue reading »

Argentina Freezing Supermarket Chains’ Prices for Two Months

Argentina's major supermarket chains reached agreement with the government to freeze prices for two months, the head of the association representing the retail giants told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

A Colombian judge on Thursday struck down a request for an injunction from a politician and attorney who spent six years as a hostage of FARC guerrillas, ruling that a feature film inspired by the story of a peasant who cared for the son Clara Ro continue reading »

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico's businesses plan to spend up to 10 percent of their advertising budgets on social media this year, focusing on social-networking giants Facebook and Twitter, a new report said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Found Bodies May be Those of Missing Musicians

Four bodies found in a well in Mina, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, may be those of the Kombo Kolombia band members reported missing last week, security officials said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Leftist Party Plans Campaign to Protect State-Owned Pemex

The leftist opposition Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, plans to organize a national campaign to protect state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, party officials said. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Six Fatally Shot in Rio de Janeiro Suburb

Six men were found fatally shot Friday in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Duque de Caxias, Brazilian police said. The bodies were discovered on a street in the Vai Quem Quer "favela," or shantytown. continue reading »

European Union Fines Portugal’s Telecom and Spain’s Telefonica

The European Commission imposed a 79-million-euro ($104.96-million) fine Wednesday on Spain's Telefonica and Portugal Telecom for agreeing not to compete against each other in the Iberian market. continue reading »

NIcaragua to Open First Full-Service Luxury Hotel

Mukul Resort & Spa, the first luxury boutique hotel in Nicaragua, will open on February 1, 2013 at Guacalito de la Isla, a 1,670-acre, US$250-million low-density, continue reading »