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Brazil, Russia Enter Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement

The leaders of Russia and Brazil, two giants of the world economy seeking a more powerful global role, sealed a strategic cooperation pact Friday to promote their interests jointly in a multipolar world. continue reading »

Mexico Joins G8 Global Partnership as 25th Member

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation welcomes Mexico as the newest addition to the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons continue reading »

Mexican Congress Approves Government Overhaul and Downsizing

Mexico's Congress has approved a public administration overhaul sought by President Enrique Peña Nieto, although his Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI continue reading »

Mexico’s New President Launches Massive Educational Reform for Country

President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed a bill to reform Mexico's educational system, following through on one of the pledges he made in his Dec. 1 inaugural address. continue reading »

Presidential Inauguration Protesters Ordered Released by Mexican Judge

A judge dropped all charges and ordered the release over the weekend of 55 of the 69 people arrested in connection with the protests earlier this month in Mexico City that caused extensive damage. continue reading »

3 Honduran Children Burn to Death Inside their Wooden Shack Home, Left Home Alone

Three siblings died in a fire in their family's dwelling in a poor section of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, fire department spokesman Oscar Triminio said Sunday. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Arrives in Cuba This Morning Greeted by President Raul Castro

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez traveled to Havana, where he was met at the airport by his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, state television reported Monday. continue reading »

Software Entrepreneur John McAfee Hospitalized after Arrest in Guatemala

U.S. software guru John McAfee was hospitalized here Thursday after complaining of chest pains as Guatemalan authorities prepared to deport him to neighboring Belize, where police want to question him in connection with a murder. continue reading »

Boat Accident in Bolivia Leaves 11 Dead, 3 are Children

Eleven people are confirmed dead and five others remain missing after a boat sank on Lake Titicaca, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Plane Crash Leaves 2 Military Officers Dead

Two Mexican military officers died in a plane crash in the western state of Baja California Sur, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

UPDATE:  One of Latin America’s Greatest Architects, Oscar Niemeyer, Dies

Celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died Wednesday at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, doctors said. He was 104. continue reading »

Spanish and Latin American Businesses Make Investment Pitches to Chinese Companies

Companies, investment promotion agencies and diplomats from more than 140 countries, among them Spain and several from Latin America, attended the fourth edition of the China Overseas Investment Fair. continue reading »

REPORT: Hundreds Have Been Murdered in Honduras by Police

The chancellor of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, or Unah, reported Monday that at least 149 people have been murdered by members of the National Police over the past 23 months. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Sara Rosario Velez has become the first female president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, or Copur, after former fencing star David Bernier stepped down from the post. continue reading »

Panama Makes Inroad to Becoming Regional Diamond Trading Power

The Panamanian government announced that it has been unanimously admitted to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a program meant to keep conflict diamonds off the world market. continue reading »

26th Annual Guadalajara International Book Fair Ends a Great Note

Mexico's Guadalajara International Book Fair, the most important event of its type in Latin America, ended its run over the weekend, with organizers touting its success. continue reading »

Paraguay Hopes to Join Petroleum Producers Club after Large Oil Find

A large oil discovery has been made in the Chaco region and Paraguay could join the petroleum producers club in 2013, President Federico Franco said. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Return to Cuba for “Special” Medical Treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel to Cuba to undergo "special" medical treatment six months after his most recent session of anti-cancer radiation therapy. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Elevates Six to Become Cardinals Including Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogota

This morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall the Holy Father received the new cardinals created in the consistory of Saturday November 24, and their families. continue reading »

Merchant in Brazil Guns Down Three People, Including Local Mayor

The recently re-elected mayor of the small northeastern Brazilian city of Jussiape, his wife and a councilman were gunned down by a merchant, who later died in a shootout with police, officials said. continue reading »