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Rain Storms in Argentina Leave 14 Dead Some by Electrocution

Fourteen people were killed and 18 others injured in a storm that brought rain, hail and winds of more than 90 kph (56 mph) to the provinces of Buenos Aires and Santa Fe, Argentine authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country's largest business group, Coparmex. continue reading »

UN Welcomes Brazil’s Contribution to Global Humanitarian Action

The United Nations humanitarian affairs chief yesterday pledged support for Brazil’s humanitarian work around the world, highlighting the country’s contributions in the areas of disaster-risk prevention and food security. continue reading »

Owners of Guiness and Johnnie Walker Want to Buy Jose Cuervo Tequila

The British spirits group, Diageo, is getting close to becoming the owners of the Jose Cuervo tequila brand according to some reports. The eponymous Mexican tequila brand has been privately held for 200-years by the Beckmann family. continue reading »

May 6th - First Mexican Presidential Debate

The first debate among the four candidates seeking the presidency in Mexico's July 1 general elections will be held on May 6, organizers said Tuesday. continue reading »

WATCH Violent Protests in Front of UK Embassy in Argentina

WATCH Violent Protests in Front of UK Embassy in Argentina. As Argentina and Britain commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War there were violent protests in fron the the UK Embassy in Argentina. continue reading »

Latin American Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Eliminate Hunger

Latin American and Caribbean countries reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger during a United Nations conference on food and agriculture in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the weekend. continue reading »

6.0 Aftershock Hits Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico Today

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked an area between the southern Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca on Monday, but no injuries have been reported, the Mexican Seismology Institute said. continue reading »

Venezuela Oil Blast Kills One, Injures Three

At least one worker was killed and three others were injured in an explosion over the weekend at a refinery in eastern Venezuela operated by Petrocedeño, which is owned by state-owned PDVSA, France's Total and Norway's Statoil, PDVSA said. continue reading »

Largest Solar Farm in the World Coming to U.S.-Mexico Border

SolFocus, announced the launch of a landmark solar power plant in Baja California near Tecate, Mexico, with construction starting in late 2012 and being operational before the end of 2013. continue reading »

Petroleum Exploration in Peru Tied to 3,000 Dolphin Deaths Thus Far

So far in 2011, some 3,000 dead dolphins have washed up on the beaches in the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque, supposedly having died from the effects of petroleum exploitation in the area, the daily Peru21 reported Sunday. continue reading »

Former President of Mexico, Miguel De La Madrid Dead at 77

Former President Miguel de la Madrid died early Sunday at a Mexico City hospital after a long battle with emphysema, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said. He was 77. continue reading »

Good Friday Now a Catholic Holiday in Cuba after Pope Makes Plea to Castro Government

Cuba's government has declared Good Friday a holiday to comply with a request by Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to the island, a decision taken as an "exception" this year while awaiting the "definitive ruling." continue reading »

FARC Captives to be Released in Early April

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group put an end to the uncertainty surrounding the release of its last 10 military and police hostages by designating April 2 as the start of the humanitarian missions. continue reading »

Uruguay May Have More than 250 Suspicious Hospital Deaths

The consumer group Movimiento Salud para Todos reported Wednesday that it is investigating 250 complaints of suspicious deaths in hospitals across Uruguay, where the public was stunned earlier this week by revelations that nurses had murdered 16 patients at Montevideo clinics. continue reading »