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Health Officials in Chile Suspected of Embezzling $10 Million, Maybe More

Chilean prosecutors are investigating the embezzlement of at least $10 million by health service officials in the capital region, Health Minister Jaime Mañalich said Thursday. continue reading »

1st Quarter Remittances to Mexico Rise by 5.3% to $5.37 Billion

Remittances from Mexicans living abroad climbed 5.3 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2011, Mexico's central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

Human Rights Commission: Concern for Kidnapped French Journalist in Colombia

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) states its concern for the kidnapping of French journalist Romeo Langlois, on April 28th in Caquetá, Colombia. continue reading »

Chavez in Cuba for ‘Homestretch’ of Cancer Treatments

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is back in Cuba to complete the "homestretch" of his radiation therapy for the cancer that was detected while he was on a visit to the island last year, state media reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Gene Simmons Does Peru - Watch Video

It isn’t everyday that a former Rocker with heinous hair and reality show star show get to meet a President and First Lady and tour the Governmental Palace unless its Peru. continue reading »

Deadly Helicopter Crash in Colombia Leaves 13 Dead

Seven airmen and six National Police officers were killed when an air force helicopter crashed outside Sabanagrande, a city in Colombia's northern Atlantico province, the air force said. continue reading »

Wedding Gift Drop Off Leaves 7 Beheaded in Brazil Farm

Police found seven people decapitated at a farm in the central Brazilian state of Goias, media outlets said. continue reading »

Costa Rican Company President Guilty of Massive Fraud in U.S., Spends Money on Soccer Team

The president of a Costa Rican company that sold reinsurance bonds to life settlement companies was found guilty by a federal jury in Richmond, Va., for carrying out a half-billion-dollar fraud scheme that affected more than 2,000 victims throughout the United States and abroad. continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute in Secret Service Scandal in Playboy? or Hustler?

Dania Suarez, the prostitute who blew the lid off the Secret Service scandal,told the press that she plans to sell her story to the highest bidder. continue reading »

First Meeting of “Cubans Living in U.S.” Held in Cuba

The Cuban government this weekend broached the issue of immigration reform on the island during a videoconference held between Cuba and the United States as part of the first Meeting of Cubans Living in the United States. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Five Men Tortured and Strangled in Guatemalan Auto-Repair Shop

The bodies of five strangled men were found Saturday inside an auto-repair shop on the southeast side of the Guatemalan capital, emergency workers said. continue reading »

Colombia to Provide 100,000 Residents Free Homes, To Spend $738 Million on Housing

Colombia plans to invest 1.3 trillion pesos (about $738.13 million) in housing programs "for the poorest of the poor," which it is adding to the plan to provide 100,000 homes free to the most vulnerable among the population, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, Beaten and Strangled in Her Bathroom

The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house, officials said. continue reading »

Dead Dolphins and Now Hundreds of Dead Pelicans in Peru

Fishermen and environmentalists are calling on officials to investigate the deaths of more than 200 pelicans on the beaches of northern Peru, media reports said. continue reading »

‘Missing’ Cuban Actors Seek Asylum after Winning Big at Tribeca Film Festival

The two Cuban actors who disappeared as soon as they set foot in the United States, where they had traveled to present at New York's Tribeca Film Festival the film "Una noche" (One Night), in which they both star, will request asylum in this country. continue reading »

Colombian Adventure Park Plans to Construct Largest Jesus Christ Statute in the World

Huila Africa, a wildlife adventure park located in central Colombia, plans to construct the two largest statues in the world of Jesus. The extreme sports and adventure park known for activities such as camping, horseback riding, paintball, and kayaking, will now add religion to that list. continue reading »

First Ladies of Latin America Combating Number of Minor Children Immigrating Alone to Find Parents

During a conference sponsored by the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, first ladies from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala joined forces to raise awareness of the growing numbers of illegal immigration of unaccompanied children. continue reading »

UN Alarmed at Most Recent Killing of Brazilian Journalist

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern at what it called a “disturbing” trend of killing journalists in Brazil, after another reporter was found dead earlier this week. continue reading »

Wal-Mart Now Faces Investigation by Mexican Government for Allegation of $24 Million Bribery Scheme

Investigators are looking into allegations that U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its expansion push in the country in the past decade, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

Another Secret Service Ho-Down, This Time with Prostitutes & Strippers from El Salvador

The U.S. Secret Service said Thursday it is investigating allegations that agents frequented a strip club and patronized prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of President Barack Obama's March 2011 visit to the Central American country. continue reading »