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NICARAGUA: Dengue Fever Puts 5 Children in Critical Condition

Five children are hospitalized in critical condition after being infected with dengue fever in Nicaragua, where on the weekend a Cuban epidemiological delegation arrived to help fight the epidemic, a top government official said. continue reading »

Luka Modric Calls Cristiano Ronaldo “Past, Present, and Future” of Real Madrid

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is "the past, present and future" of Real Madrid, teammate Luka Modric said Monday. "There are so many great players who have been active with continue reading »

1 Year After Referendum, Puerto Rico’s Status Unchanged

The review of Puerto Rico's political status remains dead in the water a year after the last non-binding referendum held on the island, a vote in which the majority of Puerto Ricans came continue reading »

Tijuana Police Find Drug Tunnel at US-Mexico Border, $12M in Pot Recovered

Police from the northwestern Mexican border city of Tijuana and army troops found a tunnel running under the U.S.-Mexican border that apparently held several tons of drugs, officials said. continue reading »

Auto Dealers in Mexico Lower Sales Expectations

Dealers are cutting their sales forecasts for this year from 1.07 million vehicles to between 1.06 million and 1.05 million units due to the uncertainty created by the tax reform package being debated continue reading »

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

Michelle Bachelet, a former head of state representing the center-left New Majority, will defeat the standard-bearer of the governing rightist coalition outright in Chile's Nov. 17 presidential election, a poll released Tuesday predicts. continue reading »

Maine and Mexico Officials to Expand Trade, Investment Ties

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade and Maine Gov. Paul LePage met and discussed the need to expand investment and trade between Mexico and the northeastern U.S. state, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Former Soccer Player Beheaded in Rio

Former professional soccer player Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos was decapitated in the wee hours of Tuesday and his severed head placed in a backpack and left at the door of his Rio de Janeiro home, authorities said. continue reading »

Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

The annual deforestation rate in Madre de Dios, a region in the Peruvian Amazon, has tripled since 2008 due to the rapid expansion of illegal gold mines started in response continue reading »

MEXICO: Recovered Antiquities Now on Display in National Museum

Thousands of Mexican antiquities are scattered around the world, with illegally obtained archaeological items rarely being returned to Mexico. continue reading »

Puerto Rico-Based Craft Brewery Looking to Expand

Puerto Rico's Old Harbor Brewery wants to conquer the global craft beer market, a sector that is growing rapidly. The brewing company wants to introduce its beers in all t continue reading »

SPAIN: Man Accused of Trafficking Antiquities Acquitted

A Costa Rican citizen accused of illegally exporting some 1,400 pieces of pre-Colombian art was acquitted by a court in this northwestern Spanish city, his attorney told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei would face each other in a runoff vote if Chile's presidential election were next weekend, according to results of the Ipsos poll released Tuesday. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: Six Die in Amazonas Prison Fight

Six inmates were killed and two more were injured Tuesday in a brawl at a prison in the southwestern Venezuelan state of Amazonas, Gov. Liborio Guarulla said. continue reading »

Western Mexico to be Home of New Nestle Plant

Swiss food giant Nestle plans to build a $400 million plant in Ocotlan, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, press reports said Tuesday. The company, which currently has 14 plants and employs 16,000 people continue reading »

HONDURAS: Deputy Mayor of La Masica Shot, Killed

The deputy mayor of the Caribbean coastal town of La Masica was fatally shot on Tuesday, a Honduran police source told Efe. continue reading »

Cuba Will No Longer Have Dual Currency

The Cuban government announced Tuesday the beginning of a process to eliminate the unpopular dual-currency system that has prevailed on the island since 1994, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. continue reading »

Marc Anthony: I Feel Like I’m Starting My Career All Over Again

American singer Marc Anthony, who went a decade without launching a new studio disc, said that when "3.0" hit the market it made him so nervous it was like starting a new career. continue reading »

Armed Anti-Violence Activist Among 4 Killed in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Police Department on Monday is investigating a quadruple murder in PiƱones, a tourist locale near San Juan where just a week ago four other people were slain. continue reading »

BMW Locking System Blamed for Death of Latina Teen, Now Family Needs Help to Bury their Daughter

The lock system on a BMW car is being blamed for the death of a California Latina teen, Graciela Martinez, 14, earlier this week. continue reading »