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Tourism in Mexico Grows Nearly 4 Percent in First Quarter of 2012

Mexico's tourism activity grew 3.9 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2011, thanks to strong demand for tourist services, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI said Tuesday. continue reading »

38 Cities in Mexico Declared Disaster Zones Due to Hurricane Ernesto

Disaster declarations have been issued in 38 cities in southern and eastern Mexico affected last week by Hurricane Ernesto, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Violent and Deadly Weekend for Puerto Rico

Eighteen people, among them a U.S. military veteran, were murdered last weekend in Puerto Rico, raising the murder count on the island so far this year to 595, police said Monday. continue reading »

U.S. Bringing Innovation Delegation to Brazil to Promote Sustainable Urban Environments

On August 15-17, the Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston will lead an Innovation Delegation of entrepreneurs, educators and technology leaders to Brazil continue reading »

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro Turns 86

The former President of Cuba and brother of current President Raul Castro, Fidel Castro turns 86-years-old today. The ailing Castro’s last public appearance was when in March during Pope Benedict’s visit. continue reading »

Boat Carrying Undocumented Immigrants from Dominican Republic Sinks, 1 Dead and 8 Are Missing

One person died and six others are missing in the sinking of a boat that was carrying illegal immigrants last week from the eastern Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, the Listin Diario newspaper said. continue reading »

Supreme Court Clerk Arrested for Ties to Mexican Drug Cartels

A Mexican Supreme Court official was arrested and arraigned in federal court for allegedly having links to a drug cartel, the high court said. continue reading »

GM Walks Out of Talks with Colombian Hunger Strikers

Four months after President Barack Obama announced “mission accomplished” on the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan that facilitated the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement continue reading »

A Tearful Tribute to Ranchera Chavela Vargas in Mexico City (VIDEO)

Tears and songs flowed in Mexico City’s Plaza Garibaldi as the coffin of Chavela Vargas was on display last night. continue reading »

Argentine Train Derailment Leaves at Least 30 Injured

At least 30 people were injured when a train derailed Monday at the entrance to the Retiro station, one of the main stations in Buenos Aires, where more than 50 people were killed in a railway accident at another station in February, Argentine officials said. continue reading »

Occupy Wall Street and Others to Protest Against Carlos Slim’s ‘Monopoly’ in Mexico

New York City community leaders and Occupy Wall Street gathered today to announce joining the growing coalition – Two Countries One Voice -- in protest of Carlos Slim's monopolistic practices. continue reading »

Singer Juanes Supporting Uruguay’s Call to Legalize Pot

Colombian singer Juanes threw his support behind the initiative of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to legalize the regulated production and sale of marijuana. continue reading »

U.S. ‘Poker Refugees’ Hiding Out in Costa Rica

Since April 15, 2011, more American men in their 20s have been flocking to Costa Rica. They did not go there on vacation, but are doing something now nearly forbidden in the U.S. continue reading »

Brazilians Have Close to $520 Billion Stashed Away in Offshore Tax Haven Accounts

In a report entitled, ‘The Price of Offshore Revisited’ it is estimated that Brazil’s wealthiest are stashing away close to 520 billion dollars in offshore accounts continue reading »

Brazilians Have Close to $520 Billion Stashed Away in Offshore Tax Haven Accounts

In a report entitled, ‘The Price of Offshore Revisited’ it is estimated that Brazil’s wealthiest are stashing away close to 520 billion dollars in offshore accounts continue reading »

Mexico: Hub for Aerospace Industry

“Made in Mexico” has a familiar ring when associated with the Mexican auto industry. However, if the Mexican government reaches its goal, Mexico will be exporting $12 billion in aircraft and parts by 2020. continue reading »

Mexico: Hub for Aerospace Industry

“Made in Mexico” has a familiar ring when associated with the Mexican auto industry. However, if the Mexican government reaches its goal, Mexico will be exporting $12 billion in aircraft and parts by 2020. continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon and Successor Enrique Peña Nieto Meet for First Time Since Election

Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with the virtual winner of the July 1 presidential election, Enrique Peña Nieto, for the first time since the balloting. continue reading »

Former President Fernando Collor de Melo Practiced Black Magic While Governing Brazil Says Ex-Wife

Rosane Collor, ex-wife of former President Fernando Collor de Melo, said in a television interview that the former head of state practiced black magic rituals while governing Brazil from 1990 to 1992. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico today. continue reading »