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Blog Entries by Grant Sabatier

SeaWorld Loses Major Court Battle in Washington

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals banned SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. from having employees who train orcas, known as "killer whales," from swimming with the sea mammals in its aquatic parks. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Fifteen Dominicans were arrested for illegally bringing into Spain some of their countrymen by having them pass for professional basketball players, Spanish police said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Singer Caetano Veloso Shines at Intimate Performance in Sao Paulo

Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso continued his national "Abracaco" tour here, and with yet another musical reinvention won the hearts of the audience that packed a small theater. continue reading »

Cuban Government Reacts to USAID’s “Cuban Twitter” Project

The Raul Castro government demanded Friday that the United States call off its "illegal and covert" actions against Cuba, in an official reaction to news that the U.S. Agency for International Development sought to create a Twitter-like social network on the Communist island. continue reading »

Authorities Arrest 2 Men With $1.4 million Concealed in Car

Honduran authorities said that two citizens who were arrested this week near Tegucigalpa and sent to jail had more than $1.4 million hidden in the two vehicles they were driving. continue reading »

Guadalajara Kicks off 29th Film Festival

The 29th Guadalajara International Film Festival, or FICG, which has the Canadian province of Quebec as guest of honor, was inaugurated at the Telmex Auditorium in this western Mexican city. continue reading »

Enrique Bunbury’s New Disc has Combative, Activist Spirit

Spanish singer Enrique Bunbury said in Santo Domingo that he feels he is living one of the best times of his life, and a sign of that is his new disc "Palosanto," in which he calls for change from a passionate social point of view and with a certain combative, activist spirit. continue reading »

Technology, Human Resources Not Developed Equally in LatAm

Latin America is making a big effort to apply information technology (IT) to improve the quality of public services, but lacks trained personnel to handle it, the Latin American Administration Center for Development, or CLAD, said. continue reading »

International Tourists Spent $1.44 Billion in January

Mexico earned $1.44 billion from international tourism in January, up 17.4 percent from the same month in 2013, when the figure came in at $1.22 billion, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 87th Birthday

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was in high spirits Thursday on his 87th birthday, which he celebrated in the privacy of his home in this capital. continue reading »

Mexican Chef Highlights Yucatan Cuisine in Cookbook

The Mexican community in the United States never forgets its roots and feels most at home when enjoying traditional dishes, which prompted chef Gilberto Cetina to launch a Spanish-language edition of his book "Sabores Yucatecos: A Culinary Tour of the Yucatan." continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 Sinaloa Cartel Members Arrested by Mexican Army

Police and Mexican army troops captured 10 suspected Sinaloa cartel members, including the security chief of one of the criminal organization's top bosses, media reports said, citing security officials. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest Handicapped Woman for Entering Prison with Explosives

A woman in a wheelchair was arrested on the weekend as she was trying to enter a prison in the western state of Tachira with almost a kilogram of C-4 plastic explosive, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of 2,000 Year-Old Indian Village in Miami

Archaeologists working on a dig in downtown Miami have found the remains of a Tequesta Indian village that could date back 2,000 years, making it one of the most important pre-historic sites found in the United States, media reports said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

The manager of Spain's national soccer team says it will be an honor for the squad to try to defend its World Cup title this summer in Brazil. continue reading »