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Costa Rican Volcano Park No Longer Charging Admission Due to Violence

As the violence at Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal) continues, park officials have made the decision to no longer charge admission to the park. continue reading »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Swears in 3 New Ministers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in Saturday three new ministers in a Cabinet shuffle that strengthens the two important parties allied to the government with a view to the 2014 elections. continue reading »

Brazilian Gov’t Offers Millions in Loans to Innovative Firms

The Brazilian government announced it will offer 32.9 billion reais ($16.5 billion) in loans over the next two years to companies using technological innovation to improve their competitiveness. continue reading »

Extradited Mexican Politician Claims Former President Framed Him

A former governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo extradited to the United States to face drug charges says he was framed by Ernesto Zedillo, the Aztec nation's president in 1994-2000, Milenio newspaper reported. continue reading »

Gray Whales Find Mexico Coast is Safe Place to Breed

Gray whales have found a safe place to breed on Mexico's coast, where programs have been implemented to try to bring the marine mammals back from the brink of extinction. continue reading »

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration is not doing enough to address abuses of the rights of migrants, Amnesty International's Mexico chapter said. continue reading »

Argentine Town Riots After Teen Dies After Being Shot (VIDEO)

Following the death of 17-year-old Karen Daiana Campos in Argentina over the weekend, the community was outraged after learning it took authorities 15 minutes to arrive at the scene though continue reading »

Specialists Who Care for Embalmed Lenin to Help with Chavez Embalming

The Russian specialists who care for the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin are ready to help in the process of embalming the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. "The institute's experts have the necessary knowledge continue reading »

PERU: 36 Injured, 14 Dead in Bus Crash

Fourteen people died and 36 were injured when a passenger bus went off the road and down a mountainside in southern Peru, the highway police reported on the weekend. continue reading »

Storm in Brazil Kills Two, Damages City of Sao Paulo

A heavy storm that began Saturday afternoon killed two people and caused landslides, flooding and traffic jams in Sao Paulo, the authorities in Brazil's largest city reported Sunday. continue reading »

Rep. McGovern Says It’s Time for U.S. to Drop Cuba from Terror List

The United States should remove Cuba from its list of countries that sponsor terrorism as a gesture of goodwill so that progress can be made on a broad range of matters of bilateral interest, continue reading »

Latin American Leaders React to Death of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

In Latin America news, regional leaders are reacting to the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez this afternoon who lost his battle with cancer. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called Chavez a great Latin America, Mexico's Pena Nieto offered the family his condolences. continue reading »

MEXICO: PRI Approve Pres. Peña Nieto’s Energy and Tax Reforms

President Enrique Peña Nieto has won the approval of the assembly of his governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to move forward with energy and tax reforms. continue reading »

Two Mexican Fishermen Killed in Guatemala

Two Mexican fishermen were murdered and their bodies found by residents on the coast of Retalhuleu, a province on Guatemala's Pacific coast, prosecutors said Sunday. continue reading »

As in Spain, Austerity Measures Spark Massive Protests in Portugal

For Lisbon and more than 30 cities in Portugal, Friday was a day of massive demonstrations expressing citizens' resentment and discontent after more t continue reading »

Latin American Would Not Escape Effects of U.S. Sequester

With just one day before Friday’s sequester deadline, the United States government is preparing for massive cuts, but our neighbors south of the border should also be preparing, as Latin America will not escape the effects of the spending cuts. continue reading »

New Commission Will Investigate Venezuela’s “State Terrorism” Crimes

The Venezuelan government on Wednesday swore in a commission that will investigate "state terrorism" crimes it attributed to the administrations that alternated in power between 19 continue reading »

Mexico’s Powerful Teacher’s Union Leader Arrested for Possible $204M Theft

In Mexico news, one of Mexico's most powerful union leaders, Elba Esther Gordillo was arrested at the Toluca airport on suspicion that she siphoned over $200 million of teachers union funds for personal use. continue reading »

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

A female Mexican national was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle nearly a pound of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port. Customs and Border Protection officers selected Selena Andrea Perez-Cruz continue reading »

CBP Disrupts 2 Attempts to Move Cocaine

Trackers spot boats in Pacific, Caribbean waters - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its interagency partners disrupted two separate maritime smuggling attempts, continue reading »