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¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 188th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 188-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

Vice President of Bolivia Marries in Traditional Indian Ceremony at Temples of Tiahuanaco

Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and journalist Claudia Fernandez married one another in an unannounced ceremony that included indigenous rites at an open-air temple in the pre-Columbian citadel of Tiahuanaco held prior to the Catholic and civil ceremonies on Sunday. continue reading »

Mother and Two Teen Daughters Found Murdered and Dismembered in Guatemala

The dismembered bodies of a mother and her two teenage daughters were found Monday by emergency teams in southeastern Guatemala, authorities said. continue reading »

7.4 Earthquake Hits Coast of El Salvador, Tsunami Warning for Portions of Latin America

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 7.4 earthquake off the coast of El Salvador and 110 miles southeast of the country's capital of San Salvador, late Sunday early Monday. continue reading »

Death Toll Keeps Climbing in Venezuela Refinery Explosion, 41 Now Dead

Two of the people injured in the explosion at Venezuela's Amuay refinery over the weekend have died while being treated at Coromoto Hospital in the western city of Maracaibo, raising the death toll from the industrial accident to 41, officials said. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 187th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 187-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

Mexican Teen Implicated in Multiple Rapes and Robberies in Camp Ground

A minor was arrested in connection with the assaults and rapes last month at a campground in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, police said. continue reading »

Mexico Reintroducing California Condor to Baja State

A total of 23 California condors flying free and six other soon to be released are the basis of a project to reintroduce the species in Mexico's Baja California state, the Environment Secretariat said. continue reading »

Actor Sean Penn Joins Hugo Chavez on His Presidential Campaign in Venezuela (VIDEO)

In spite of a double-digit lead in the upcoming Venezuela Presidential election, current President Hugo Chavez added star power to his campaign, U.S. star power that is. continue reading »

Fire at Brazil Prison Farm Leaves 7 Dead and Several Others Injured

Seven inmates burned to death in a fire over the weekend at a prison farm in Rondonia, a state in northern Brazil, media reports said. continue reading »

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center Files Legal Brief in Case of Military Abuses in Mexico

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center) today delivered a "friend of the court" brief to Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice regarding international standards for limiting military jurisdiction. continue reading »

Dominican President Leonel Fernandez Awards Highest Civilian Honor to U.S. DEA Administrator

Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez today awarded the Order of Merit to DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart for her effort and commitment to battling global drug trafficking. continue reading »

Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $5 million equity investment in Mexico Development Fund I (MDF-I), a venture capital fund that will provide financing, as well as strategic and operational advice to small and medium-sized companies in Mexico. continue reading »

No More Happy in ‘Happy Meals’ in Chile – Ban on Toys in Fast Food Being Enforced

Chile’s Health ministry has received a formal complaint against fast food companies operating in the country that continue to give out toys and give-aways in children’s meals. continue reading »

Shipping of Used Clothes to Relatives or Others in Dominican Republic is Now Illegal

Effective today the Dominican Republic government has prohibited the importation of used clothes that enter through any Dominican port. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Latin American Judo Athletes Surprised by Early Elimination

The tears of frustration shed by Brazilian judo team member Rafaela Silva, one of the favorites in the under-57kg class, upon being disqualified from competition were the image of the fateful day experienced Monday by Latin American athletes at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina:  Monkeys Being Treated for Depression

Black howler monkeys at an Argentine ecological park have been suffering depression following the death of two of the oldest females in the group and had to be given medication because they refused to eat, the press reported. continue reading »

Mexican Businessman and PRI Supporter Juan Hinojosa Cantu Dies in Helicopter Crash

Three people, including a prominent businessman, died in a helicopter crash over the weekend in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru No Longer ‘Catholic’ Vatican Says

After 22 years of conflict between the Vatican and university officials, the Catholic Church has ruled that the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru can no longer call themselves ‘Catholic’ or ‘Pontifical.’ continue reading »

Dominican Republic’s Abortion Ban Tested with Case of Pregnant Teen with Cancer

The plight of a pregnant teenager suffering from acute leukemia stirred up anew on Monday the controversy over abortion, which is barred by the Dominican Constitution even in cases where the mother's life is in danger. continue reading »