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Peruvian Prison Fight Leaves 2 Dead

Two inmates were killed and three other people wounded in a fight at Yanamayo prison in the southeastern region of Puno, the head of Peru's INPE penitentiary service said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper: 60,000 Have Died in President Calderon’s Drug War

Organized crime-related violence has claimed 57,449 lives in Mexico during the presidency of Felipe Calderon, whose six-year term ends on Dec. 1, according to a tally published Thursday by the Milenio daily. continue reading »

Juarez Police Charged with Sexual Assault Against Men in Custody

Police officers in Mexico's border town of Juarez have been charged with sexually assaulting two men in their custody. According to the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office, four officers working in Juarez continue reading »

Tape Reveals Former Colombian VP Met with Militia Chiefs

Francisco Santos, who was Colombia's vice president from 2002-2010, met with leaders of the AUC rightist militia federation on three occasions in the 1990s, paramilitary chiefs are heard to say in an audio broadcast Tuesday by Caracol Radio. continue reading »

Bolivian Radio Presenter Fernando Vidal Set On Fire While on the Air

Anyone listening to radio presenter Fernando Vidal on Bolivia’s Radio Popular station on Monday may have heard the gruesome attack against him. continue reading »

São Paulo, Brazil - Louis Vuitton Open First Global Store in Latin America

On Thursday, Louis Vuitton opened its first global store in Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil. The 10,620-square-foot is located in the city’s Cidade Jardim mall has a far more lu continue reading »

Brazilian Catarina Migliorini Auctions Off Virginity, Gets $780,000

The top bidder for the young Brazilian woman auctioning off her virginity will pay $780,000. Catarina Migliorini, 20, made international headlines in recent weeks as she auctioned off her virginity, sayi continue reading »

Brazilian Man’s Family Thought he was Dead Until He Arrived at Own Funeral

A Brazilian family was shocked at the funeral of Gilberto Marcos Araujo when the man they whose life they were morning made an appearance, very much alive. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Purchases High-tech Oceanography Research Vessel

The Brazilian government announced Monday that it will invest 162 million reais ($81 million) in the purchase of a high-tech oceanography research vessel. The ship, which will join the Brazilian fleet in 2013, "will be among the continue reading »

Conservative Argentina Court Allows Rape Victim to Have Abortion

This capital's conservative mayor has agreed to designate five municipal hospitals to terminate pregnancies in certain circumstances after the Argentine Supreme Court continue reading »

Dominican Organizations March In Protest of Proposed Tax Hikes

Grassroots organizations protested here Friday against the Dominican government's proposal to raise taxes. Representatives of the groups gathered in front of Congress to denounce P continue reading »

BRAZIL: Elderly Woman Dies After Soup Injected into Vein Instead of Feeding Tube

The family of an elderly Brazilian woman have filed a lawsuit against the hospital they say is responsible for her death after one of the nursing technicians injected soup into continue reading »

Upon Learning Chavez has Won Venezuelan Election, Little Boy Inconsolable (VIDEO)

On Sunday, Hugo Chavez was announced the winner of the Venezuelan presidential election, but his opponent, Henrique Capriles, was not the only one disappointed. Capriles supports were upset, but one little supporter’s continue reading »

US Insurance Giant to Buy Brazil’s Largest Health Insurer for $4.9 Billion

UnitedHealth Group Inc plans to buy 90 percent of Brazil's largest health insurer, Amil Participacoes SA, for roughly $4.9 billion, the companies said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Unveils New High-Tech Federal Prison

The government has inaugurated a federal prison featuring state-of-the-art technology in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, the first penitentiary built with the participation of the private sector. continue reading »

Police Arrest Man in Connection With Murder of Mexican Tourist in Croatia

A Croatian man was arrested in connection with the murder of Mexican tourist Selena Margarit Graciano Macedo at a park in Split in August, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a Bogota university hospital Wednesday morning to undergo surgery for prostate cancer. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

The Mexican government announced Tuesday that it had awarded the country's Fine Arts Medal to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has been living in Mexico since the 1970s. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 91% of Those Over 60 Are Without Income

Ninety-one percent of Honduras' 700,000 residents over the age of 60 have no income, the National Association of Elderly Adults, or ANAM, said Monday. continue reading »

Report: By 2050, 25% of Latin America’s Population Will be Made up of People Over 60

The populations of Latin America and the Caribbean are aging faster than those of developed countries and a fourth of the region's population will be over 60 by 2005, according to a report published Monday by the United Nations Population Fund. continue reading »