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Spanish Citizen Jailed for Drug Trafficking Dies in Peru Prison

A Spanish citizen serving a sentence for drug trafficking died in a women's prison in Lima, Peru's Inpe penitentiary service said. continue reading »

Lawyer Representing Peasant Land Rights Cases Murdered in Honduras

Honduran attorney Antonio Trejo, who represented peasants who have attempted to reclaim land in the Caribbean province of Colon, was murdered by unknown killers in Tegucigalpa, a human rights group announced Sunday. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Has Massive Eruption, Thousands Evacuated

The Fuego volcano, one of Guatemala's most active, spewed columns of ash high above its crater and lava down its flanks, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 10,000 nearby inhabitants. continue reading »

Spanish Press Reporting Shakira and Pique Together in Puerto Rico

Colombian singer Shakira arrived Monday in Puerto Rico to be with boyfriend Gerard Pique, who came to the Caribbean island with the Spanish national soccer team for a friendly match this week, according to the Web edition of the daily El Nuevo Dia. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Banana Industry Declares an Economic Emergency

The Ecuadorian government declared an emergency alert in the banana sector whereby $5 million will be allocated to support small producers of the fruit, Agriculture Minister Javier Ponce said. continue reading »

V.P of Ecuador Lenin Moreno’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize Garners Enormous Support

The Nobel Committee for Peace, which has nominated Ecuador’s Vice President, Lenin Moreno, to receive this high honor, has received close to two million signatures in support of his nomination continue reading »

Pedaling Your Way to Freedom in Brazil

Inmates in one of Brazil’s prison can now pedal their way to freedom all while helping save the environment. continue reading »

Cuba and Venezuela Criticized at UN Human Rights Council

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council were visibly upset last week when one of its leaders criticized both Cuba and Venezuela’s governments. In his critique, the speaker insinuated that Cuba, already a member of the council, and Venezuela, currently applying to become a part of the Council, both violate human rights. continue reading »

Check Out ‘Trakur” Argentine’s New Agricultural Robot (VIDEO)

Although it may not be the most expensive or complex robot on the market, the new agricultural robot, Trakür, has impressed its owners with its reliability and reasonable price. Trakür, which in the indigenous Mapuche language means, ‘fog’ was designed to aid in promoting automation in Argentina’s agro-business market. continue reading »

Brazilian Fattening Up - Does it Spell Doom for the Brazilian Thong?

Although known for their perfect beach bodies, statistics are beginning to prove what is already becoming evident to an observer on the beach, Brazilians are getting fat. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Invest $250 Million to Upgrades Its Electricity Supply to Growing Demand

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $250 million in financing to strengthen the development of Costa Rica’s electricity sector to help meet the country’s growing electricity demand, increase competitiveness, and raise living standards. continue reading »

Colombian FARC Rebels Using Teens to Detonate their Bombs

Colombia's National Police released videos purporting to show leftist FARC rebels using teenagers to detonate bombs. continue reading »

Last of Its Kind – Giant Pinta Tortoise ‘Lonesome George’ Dies in the Galapagos

At approximately 120 years-old the last Giant Pinta tortoise has passed away on the Galapagos Islands, where it is native to. The Galagalogs archipelago of islands are located 600 miles from Ecuador continue reading »

Military Cadet Dies in Freak Accident When Ejected from Plane on Ground

A Brazilian air force cadet died when he was ejected from a training plane for unknown reasons when the aircraft was still on the ground, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Inmates in Costa Rica Can Wear Women’s Panties and Cross Dress Says Supreme Court

The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica's Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women's clothing after he claimed that they forbade him to do so, the La Nacion newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »

Fashion Designer Elie Saab to Open First Store in Latin America in Mexico City

Lebanese fashion designer and designer to the stars, Elie Saab will be opening his first store in Latin America this summer in Mexico City. continue reading »

TV Personality Noel Valladares Gunned Down in Honduras

Television personality Noel Valladares and two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said. continue reading »

U.S. and Dominican Republic Formally Agree to Share Forfeited Assets

Attorney General Eric Holder and Dominican Prosecutor General Radhamés Jiménez Peña met in Washington, D.C. this week, to sign a permanent agreement to share forfeited assets between the governments of the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Mixtec Indians Give Concert Blending Ancient Melodies with Beatles Tunes

More than 50 young Mixtec Indians gave a concert in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, in which they fused their ancestral musical tradition with melodies made famous by the legendary British rock group The Beatles. continue reading »

Brazil Cannibals Accused of Putting Murder Victims Flesh in Empanadas to Eat

Three people accused of killing at least three women in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco said they ate some of their victims' flesh and also used it to make the empanadas they sold to their neighbors, police said Friday. continue reading »