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Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Offers Wide Ranging Support to Mexico’

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe offered Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, Madrid's collaboration on its new security strategy and both have also studied the possible participation of Spanish companies in Mexico's ambitious infrastructure plan. continue reading »

Latino Pair Plead Guilty to Stealing $3 Million Matisse Painting

Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman, 46, and Maria Martha Elisa Ornelas Lazo, 50, of Mexico City pleaded guilty to transporting and selling stolen art. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members, Seize 30 Grenade Launchers

Nine suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were arrested in Saltillo, the capital of the northern state of Coahuila, by marines, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

Cuba Eases Travel Restrictions for Its Citizens, Exit Visa Eliminated

Cuba announced Tuesday the elimination of exit permits for taking trips abroad and will annul the requirement for a letter of invitation as part of the longed-for and long-awaited travel reform that will take effect Jan. 14, 2013. continue reading »

Largest Solar Energy Park in Caribbean Opens in Puerto Rico

The Caribbean's largest solar energy park, capable of generating enough electricity to meet the annual consumption of 12,000 families, was inaugurated Monday in the southern Puerto Rican municipality of Guayama. continue reading »

Massive Blackout HIts Cuba, Many Struggling Under Oppressive Heat

Power was restored Monday to several sections of Havana that were left without electricity for nearly six hours due to a problem over the weekend with a transmission line in central Cuba. continue reading »

7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Tsunami Warning for Most of the Americas

A 7.9 earthquake has rattled Costa Rica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this morning with the epicenter occurring some 5 miles from the Costa Rican coast line and some 95 miles west of the capital city of San Jose. continue reading »

Another Deadly Accident on Bolivia’s “Highway of Death” Leaves 6 Dead, 30 Injured

At least six people were killed and more than 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on the so-called "highway of death" in Bolivia's Los Yungas region, police said. continue reading »

Argentina’s Aconcagua Mountain Taller than Originally Thought

Aconcagua mountain, known as the "roof" of America, has a new official height of 6,980.8 meters (22,822 feet), a measurement slightly higher than it had more than 50 years ago, researchers said Monday. continue reading »

Soccer Great Diego Maradona Named Sports Ambassador in Dubai

Dubai authorities on Sunday named former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona Honorary Sports Ambassador, a post in which he will support the development of the sport in the emirate and aid in the search for new athletic talent. continue reading »

Two Men Lynched in Dominican Republic Over Stolen Cell Phones

Two male residents in Santiago, Dominican Republic were reportedly lynched for stealing three cell phones and RD $10,000 ($250 USD). continue reading »

PEMEX Finds Large Oil Reserve in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, has made a large deep-water light crude discovery in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday. continue reading »

PEMEX Finds Large Oil Reserve in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, has made a large deep-water light crude discovery in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday. continue reading »

Human Rights Commission Condemns Kidnapping and Murder of Transgender in Honduras

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Barbarita, a 21-year-old transgender woman, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Confirms ‘Exploratory’ Talks with FARC Guerillas

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed that "exploratory discussions have been held" with the FARC guerrilla group about coming to the table for peace talks and that he has invited the smaller ELN rebel group to join the dialogue under the same conditions. continue reading »

UN:  Chile Continues to Face Challenges with ‘Involuntary’ Disappearances

While progress has been made investigating and prosecuting enforced disappearances in Chile, challenges remain to ensure perpetrators serve their sentences, a group of United Nations independent experts said. continue reading »

Constitutional Changes Supported by Gov. Fortuño Rejected by Puerto Rican People

Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constituition to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also against reducing the size of the legislature. continue reading »

Ecuador to U.K. Stop ‘Threatening’ Us and Then We Can Talk

Ecuador said it is open to dialogue with Britain if it first withdraws the "threat" of storming the Andean nation's embassy in London to arrest the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to whom Quito granted political asylum last week. continue reading »

Brazilian Researchers Find Ways to Reduce Mother-Child AIDS Link

A treatment developed by researchers with Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, or Fiocruz, and tested in Argentina, Brazil, the United States and South Africa has managed to reduce the transmission of AIDS from infected mothers to their children, officials said. continue reading »

Olympic Flag Arrives in Brazil in Preparation for First Olympics Games in Latin America

The Olympic flag on Sunday was brought to the huge Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Hill, the iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro, in an ecumenical ceremony attended by municipal and religious authorities and representatives of civil society. continue reading »