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Contemporary Artist Juliáo Sarmento Brings His Art to Mexico

Contemporary artist Juliáo Sarmento is bringing his art to an exhibit in Mexico for the first time. Sarmento will bring 50 of his pieces to Mexico City. continue reading »

Cordillera Blanca Mountains - Huaraz, Peru

Cordillera Blanca Mountains - Huaraz, Peru -- A fine trek to Peru's Laguna 69 continue reading »

Brazil Bus Crash Kills 7, Injures 6

At least seven people died and six others were injured when a passenger bus plunged off an overpass onto one of Rio de Janeiro's most heavily traveled avenues, paramedics said. continue reading »

Huaca Cao Viejo - Burial Chambers Peru

Huaca Cao Viejo - Burial Chambers Peru continue reading »

Mexico’s Economy Expected to Grow 4 Percent in 2014

The government is maintaining its forecast for 4 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2014, based on the assumption that tax reforms are not implemented in Mexico, the Finance Secretariat said in a report to Congress. continue reading »

Peru Highway Accident Leaves 9 Dead

Nine people died Thursday, among them two children, in a highway accident in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, police said. All the occupants of a pickup truck died continue reading »

Mexico City Museums Open at Night to Draw Visitors

More than one-third of Mexico City's museums opened their doors in the evening to provide an opportunity to people who are unable to visit during normal operating hours. continue reading »

Brazil Investing $150M into Nuclear Plant Safety

Brazil's investments to strengthen safety measures at its two nuclear plants after the 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power complex will total 300 million reais continue reading »

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican authorities said 1,909 kilos (roughly 2.1 tons) of cocaine were seized early Wednesday off the country's eastern coast and that a pair of Colombian suspects were arrested. continue reading »

Vigilante Group “Gives Back” Mexican Town it Took Over

Hundreds of armed civilians have pulled out of a town in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Wednesday after authorities pledged to investigate the death continue reading »

Bolivia Approves France’s Total Giving Gazprom Stakes in Gas Fields

The Chamber of Deputies has approved changes in the operating contracts held by French oil major Total for two gas fields in eastern Bolivia, opening the way for Russia's Gazprom to acquire stakes in th continue reading »

Chilean Court Won’t Indict Former Pres. Bachelet for Tsunami Deaths

A Chilean court on Monday rejected a request to indict former President Michelle Bachelet for the 156 deaths blamed on a botched tsunami warning after the magnitude-8.8 continue reading »

Peru Wants Argentine Oil Company to Clean Up Contaminated Amazon Region

Peru's government will require Argentine oil firm Pluspetrol to rehabilitate a contaminated area in the Amazonian region of Loreto, the Andean nation's environment minister said Monday. continue reading »

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will go on tour to Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru next month, the island's official media said. continue reading »

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

A consortium made up of Spain's Corsan Corviam and Brazil's Engevix and Enex has been chosen to build a hydroelectric power station in southern Peru, officials said. The Andean nation's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or Proinversion, s continue reading »

Spain’s Grupo BBVA to Invest $3.5 Billion in Mexico

Grupo BBVA on Thursday unveiled a four-year, $3.5 billion investment plan for its Mexican unit, saying the funds would be used to modernize more than 1,700 bank branches nationwide and meet other objectives. continue reading »

Rio Continues to Progress Towards Becoming Tech Hub of Latin America

The impending arrival of multinationals Siemens and Halliburton marks the emergence of Latin America's largest technological hub here in Brazil's second city, the head of the ambitious project said. continue reading »

MEXICO: 10 Killed in Mountain Shootout

Ten suspected drug-cartel enforcers were killed in a battle with police and soldiers in central Mexico, authorities said. The confrontation occurred during a joint patrol by police and army troops in the continue reading »

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic came out on top in the third edition of the World Baseball Classic, shutting out Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final to complete its undefeated run to the championship. continue reading »

Brazilian Rains Have Now Claimed 17

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday confirmed the death of a young man connected with the heavy rains that fell in the hilly portion of Rio de Janeiro state continue reading »