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1,000 People Evacuated after Thieves Rupture Gas Pipeline in Mexico

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution after would-be thieves ruptured a pipeline in the central Mexican town of Tepeji del Rio, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Travels to Peru on Diplomatic Visit

Secretary Clinton will travel to Lima, Peru, on October 15 and 16. In Peru, she will meet with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Nieto in Spain Offers Support to Economy

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto delivered an address Monday to business leaders in Madrid, offering Spain the support and assistance of his incoming administration in dealing with the economic crisis. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Brazil to Discuss Economic Partnerships

Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez will travel to Brasilia and Recife, Brazil October 9-11, 2012. continue reading »

U.S. and Guatemala Extend Agreement to Protect Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

The U.S. and Guatemala have extended an agreement that began in 1991 with the imposition of emergency U.S. import restrictions to staunch the pillage of Guatemala’s rich archaeological heritage and the illicit trafficking of it. continue reading »

Venezuela Presidential Election to be Monitored by 139,000 Members of the Military

Venezuela's Oct. 7 general elections will be patrolled by 139,000 troops, the head of the military strategic command, Gen. Wilmer Barrientos, said Monday continue reading »

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. continue reading »

President Hugo Chavez Silences Opponent by Canceling His Political Speech on TV

Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves continue reading »

WTF? - Armadillo Official Mascot for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup Games

FIFA and Brazil's 2014 World Cup Organizing Committee have presented the soccer championship's mascot, an armadillo whose name will be decided by popular vote and which will be used to raise awareness about the importance of ecology and the environment. continue reading »

Mexico City Legislator Stabbed to Death

A state legislator who belonged to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was murdered over the weekend in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Costa Ricans Targeted by Thieves with False Reports of More Earthquakes and Tsunami

As Costa Rica recovers from a 7.9 earthquake that occurred on September 5, 2012 and numerous aftershocks, people are also having to contend with heartless thieves preying on their fear. continue reading »

Four Bodies Found Shot to Death in Abandoned House in Rio, Two Teens Amongst Victims

The bodies of four people who had been shot dead were found over the weekend in an abandoned house in a Rio de Janeiro suburb by police, Brazilian officials said. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Ernesto Moving Through Southern Mexico, May Regain Hurricane Status Again

Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving through southern Mexico and is on the verge of regaining Category 1 hurricane status, the Mexican weather service said Thursday. continue reading »

Jalisco’s Bird Flu Costing Mexican Economy $50 Million Thus Far

An outbreak of avian flu in the western state of Jalisco has claimed 2.5 million chickens and caused $50 million in losses, a representative of the Mexican poultry sector said Thursday. continue reading »

First Humanitarian Aid Shipment in Fifty Years Leaves U.S. to Cuba

The first direct maritime shipment of merchandise between Miami and Havana in more than five decades is being made on Wednesday, with the cargo ship Ana Cecilia due to set sail for Cuba loaded with humanitarian aid items. continue reading »

Missing Indians Involved in Land Dispute Turn Up Dead in Mexico

The two Indians who disappeared over the weekend in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were found dead in a rural area outside the city of Zacapu, members of the Purepecha community told Efe. continue reading »

Tortured Bodies Found on Mexican Highway in Guerrero

Bodies of five people tortured were found on a highway in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, while the bodies of two police officers were discovered inside their patrol car in another part of the state continue reading »

Peru President Shakes Up Country’s Military Fires 22 Generals

President Ollanta Humala relieved 22 generals of their commands in an effort to reinvigorate strategically important units of the Peruvian army, La Republica newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Receives $4 Million Labor Grant to Help Recently Laid Off Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded three National Emergency Grants totaling more than $4 million to the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources that will assist more than 750 workers affected by recent plant closures and resulting layoffs in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano Erupts

The Fuego volcano, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of this capital, on Sunday spewed a column of ash up to a kilometer (about 3,300 feet) high, a government agency reported. continue reading »