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Colin Firth’s Campaign to Save the Awa Tribe of Brazil’s Amazon

Oscar-winning film star Colin Firth today launched a major Survival International campaign to save ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ – the Awá of the Brazilian Amazon. continue reading »

Panetta Embarks on South American Tour

The United States Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta left Monday for a tour of three South American countries, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile, in an effort to discuss drug trafficking, arms deals and aiding Latin American militaries. continue reading »

LATNIO BLOTTER: Mother and Son Team Steal $350,000 Worth of Copper from Border Factory

According to Chihuahua state authorities, five men along with one mother allegedly stole $350,000 worth of copper from a Juárez assembly plant. It is believed that the group was aided by the plant’s security guard, the alleged mastermind of the crime which took place on April 3rd at Bell Electronics. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Forgives All Those that Wished for His Death

President Hugo Chavez said in a videotape broadcast Tuesday on all Venezuelan television networks that he has forgiven all those who have desired his death and he reiterated his faith in God to help him overcome the cancer from which he is suffering. continue reading »

Catholic Churches Near Popocatepetl Volcano Will Serve as Shelters for Those Fleeing Eruptions

The parishes closest to area of the Popocatepetl volcano (San Martin Texmelucan, Atlixco, San Andres and San Pedro Cholula), 4-hostel centers will be set up as shelters for people forced to leave their homes because of the volcanic activity. continue reading »

Chavez Remains in Cuba but No Health Updates Provided

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent more than a week in Havana, where he is undergoing the final phase of his radiation therapy treatment, but he has communicated only via Twitter without giving any details about his health. continue reading »

Major Water Supply Issues Affecting Cuban People Due to Prolonged Drought

Some 45,000 residents of Havana are currently receiving their drinking water in cistern trucks due to the ongoing drought affecting Cuba, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Wal-Mart Facing Charges It Spent $24 Million in Bribes to Mexican Officials

Wal-Mart said it is investigating its operations in Mexico for possible violations of U.S. laws prohibiting the paying of bribes to foreign officials. continue reading »

300 Well Preserved Pre-Historic Animal Fossils Found in Argentina

Paleontologists found about 300 well-preserved fossils of pre-historic animals at two quarries outside Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said. continue reading »

Bus Bombings in Colombia Leaves 8 Wounded

At least eight people were injured by two bombs left, presumably by leftist rebels, on two public buses in Ibague, police in this southwestern Colombian city said Sunday. continue reading »

12-Year-Old Mexican Farmworker Gives Birth and Returns to Fields after Delivery

A 12-year-old indigenous farmworker has given birth at a hospital in the northwestern Mexican city of Escuinapa, medical officials said. continue reading »

In the Last Four Years 80,000 Migrants Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico

"The country is currently experiencing the worst historical humanitarian crisis with regards to migration." With these words His Exc. Raúl Vera, Bishop of Saltillo, in the Forum entitled "Budget Law on Human Rights and Migration, Findings and Challenges " organized by the Mexican Senate. This meeting was attended by legislators, representatives of organizations that defend human rights, religious and social groups. continue reading »

FOR REAL:  Mayor of “Presidente Kennedy” Nabbed for Corruption in Sting Dubbed “Oswald” in Brazil

The mayor of the Brazilian city of Presidente Kennedy was arrested Thursday for corruption in a Federal Police operation ironically dubbed "Lee Harvey Oswald." continue reading »

Violence Explodes Inside Venezuela Police Lockup Leaving 7 dead, 12 Injured

At least seven detainees died and 12 others were injured in a violent confrontation at a police lockup in the southern Venezuelan state of Amazonas, authorities and non-governmental organizations said Wednesday. continue reading »

Taiwanese Diplomat Beaten to Death in Her Dominican Republic Home

A Taiwanese diplomat was found slain Tuesday in her apartment in Santo Domingo's university district, local police reported. continue reading »

Sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias to be Beatified in Mexico

Sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias (1904-1981), the Mexican nun who founded the Congregation of Poor Clare Missionary Sisters, will be beatified at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Catholic Church said. continue reading »

Summit of the Americas Concludes with No Decision on Cuba’s Inclusion

The 6th Summit of the Americas wrapped up here Sunday with Latin American support for including Cuba at the next continental gathering but without a final declaration due to a lack of consensus among participating nations on that and other matters. continue reading »

470 Inmates Riot in Brazil, Take 120 People Hostage

The uprising started during visiting hours Sunday at the Attorney Antonio Jacinto Filho Penitentiary Complex, where more than 150 police officers and prison guards have been deployed while officials negotiate with the inmates, the Sergipe Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

U.S. - Colombia Announce Increase in Visa Validity from Five to Ten Years

The State Department announced an increase in the validity of visas for Colombians traveling on a temporary basis to the United States from five years to ten years. continue reading »

Two Motorcyclists in Northern Mexico Charged with Terrorism for Noisy Exhausts

Two motorcyclists leaving work in the northern Mexico city of San Luis Potosi were charged with terrorism after their loud exhaust pipes backfired and caused a panicked stampede. continue reading »