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Two FARC Rebels Killed by Colombian Army

Two guerrillas were killed and one was wounded in counterinsurgency operations launched over the weekend by the army after the FARC rebel group staged ambushes in northwestern Colombia, killing two civilians and a police officer, military spokesmen said. continue reading »

Foreign Investment to Latin America Increases by 35% in 2011

In spite of the economic turmoil that shook countries last year, global foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 17 per cent, according to a United Nations report released, which predicts it will continue to increase this year but warns of the risks posed by the frail economic climate. continue reading »

Reggaeton Pair Edgardo Y D’niel Join Fight Against Child Obesity in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton duo Edgardo Y D'niel will be the spokesmen for the "A moverse" (Let's Move) campaign to motivate children and teens to exercise and combat juvenile obesity, which affects some 32 percent of the population in their native Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Brazil Nominates Maria das Graças Foster to Head Oil Giant Petrobras

The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Graças Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said Monday. continue reading »

Comedy Central Comes to Latin America on February 1st

Today, Viacom announced the broadcast launch of Comedy Central Latin America across the region starting February 1, 2012. continue reading »

ABC’s ‘Brothers and Sisters’ Being Remade for Latin American Audiences

The Disney company is hoping to strike gold twice with its ABC ‘Brothers and Sisters’ television show. The now cancelled show is getting a Latin American remake with a Colombian version being produced. continue reading »

Liberian Grounded Vessel Blocking Argentina’s Main Shipping Port

A Liberian-flagged vessel that ran aground last Tuesday near the port of Rosario, Argentina's main grain export hub, is blocking some 20 cargo ships from leaving the port, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

1,300 Year Old Kiln Used by Ancient Zapotecs Discovered in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered in the southern part of the country a kiln used by the ancient Zapotecs to make ceramics more than 1,300 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Auto Theft in Mexico at Record High, Increased 87.5% Since 2005

Thefts of insured motor vehicles in Mexico rose 3.4 percent last year to 82,510, a new record, an organization representing insurance companies said. continue reading »

Dominican Selling Fake Visas Calls in 13 Bomb Threats to U.S. Embassy to Cover Up Fraud

Dominican, Maria Velez de Alli is accused of making 13 false bomb threats to the American consulate in the Dominican Republican to cover visa fraud activities. continue reading »

Birth Rates in Spain Continue to Decline

The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year and continues a trend that began in 2009, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Wednesday. continue reading »

First Company to Market Educational Products to Poor is Launched in Brazil

New social business enterprised launched in Brazil has obtained financing to roll out innovative early childhood development program benefitting as many as 224,000 pre-school children in Brazil continue reading »

Vice President of Paraguay Assures Country ‘Gifting’ Energy to Argentina

Federico Franco, Vice President of Paraguay, maintains that the expansion of Yacyretá, a binational dam and hydroelectric power plant, will depend on the annulment of debt with Buenos Aires as well as business with Uruguay. continue reading »

Food Emergency Declared in Paraguay Due to Prolonged Drought

At least 313 indigenous communities are mostly affected by lack of food caused by the drought which has affected Paraguay since the end of November, for this reason President Fernando Lugo signed a decree yesterday which declares food emergency for 90 days. continue reading »

Mexicans Hurry to Aid the Tarahumara Upon Hearing False Reports They’re Committed Mass Suicide

Upon hearing that a number of proud Tarahumara indians in Mexico’s northern mountains were committing suicide rather than succumb to famine, Mexicans rushed aid to them. However, the story of mass suicides was not exactly true. continue reading »

‘Collar of the Golden Fleece’ Bestowed on France’s Sarkozy by Spain’s King Juan Carlos

Spain's King Juan Carlos conferred the Order of the Golden Fleece on Nicolas Sarkozy here Monday, praising the French president for his effective collaboration against the Basque terrorist group ETA. continue reading »

Local Mexican Police Chief Gunned Down at Gas Station

Assailants gunned down a police chief in the central Mexican state of Morelos in an attack at a gas station, the state Attorney General's Office said in a statement. continue reading »

UN Urges El Salvador to Address Issues of Social Inequality

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today on El Salvador to address its socio-economic inequalities and advance rule of law reform to ensure its citizens can experience positive and tangible continue reading »

Dominican Mother and Daughter Amongst Those Rescued in Capsized Cruise Ship

Dominican Republic passengers Raysa Otanez and Rayrub Torres are enroute to their home country after surviving the capsizing of the Costa Concorida cruise ship. continue reading »

Founder of Spain’s Ruling Party & Franco’s Aid Manuel Fraga, Dies at 89

Manuel Fraga, a veteran Spanish politician and founder of the ruling conservative Popular Party, died at his home in Madrid, his family told Efe. He was 89. continue reading »