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Blog Entries by Grant Sabatier

Cuba Expecting 200 More Cruise Ships During Upcoming Winter Season

Cuba is expecting the arrival of more than 200 cruise ships at various ports on the island during the winter season, which will kick off this month and last until April 2015, tourist sector authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Declines by 39 Percent Over Last 18 Months

Detentions of immigrants in the United States fell 39 percent between the end of Fiscal Year 2012 and 2014, according to data compiled by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and included in a study published Wednesday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, research center. continue reading »

U.S. and Colombia Strengthen their Security and Defense Ties

The governments of Colombia and the United States renewed their commitment Monday to work on strengthening their cooperation on defense and security, at a working session with a delegation of congressmen from the U.S. visiting Bogota. continue reading »

Argentine Tax Authorities Accuses Procter & Gamble of Fraud & Currency Manipulation

Argentina's Federal Public Income Administration, or AFIP, said Sunday that it had suspended the activities and filed charges against Procter & Gamble for alleged tax fraud and currency diversion. continue reading »

Former Homeland Secretary Napolitano Endorses President Using Executive Power on Immigration

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who pushed the program that suspended the deportation of certain young undocumented immigrants, supports President Barack Obama using his executive authority to deal with the immigration issue if Congress does not do so, she said in an interview published on the weekend in The Washington Post. continue reading »

Phoenix Groups Calls for “City ID” Regardless of Immigration Status

A coalition of organizations in Phoenix is pushing a measure aimed at creating a municipal ID document that can be obtained by anyone regardless of their immigration status. continue reading »

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

The controversial Texas law requiring that voters present an approved photo identification to cast a ballot was temporarily reinstated by a federal appellate court just days after a U.S. district judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz:  Esquire Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive”

Esquire magazine devoted the cover of its November issue to Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, whom the magazine selected as this year's "sexiest woman alive," an honor given in the past to the likes of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johanssen and Rihanna, among others. continue reading »

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

The discovery of tell-tale objects during excavations at Palos de la Frontera in southwestern Spain has allowed scholars to determine the exact location from which Christopher Columbus's three ships set off to discover the New World in 1492. continue reading »

Cuban Firm Creates Colognes Honoring Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara

Cuba's state-owned Labiofam, expanding beyond its line of veterinary and pharmaceutical products, will soon launch colognes named in memory of revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chile's Carabineros militarized police force arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with the July 12 and Sept. 8 bombings that wounded 14 people in the Santiago Metro, Bio Bio radio reported. continue reading »

U.S., Spanish Defense Chiefs Discuss IS Threat

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Spanish counterpart Pedro Morenes conferred by telephone on Washington's planned offensive against the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said Friday. continue reading »

Google Acquires Startup that Analyzes Photos to Create Urban Guides

Tech giant Google has purchased the startup Jetpac, creator of software that analyzes the pictures cybernauts post on the Internet and works up urban guides from the information it extracts from them, the Jetpac Web site said. continue reading »

Embraer to Partner with Saab on Fighter Jets for Brazil Air Force

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer will partner with Sweden's Saab in the development and manufacture of 36 Gripen NG fighter jets for Brazil's air force, the two companies said in a press release Friday. continue reading »

Grenade Blast in Medellin Kills One and Wounds 40

A 23-year-old woman was killed and 40 other people were wounded when a man pulled out a hand grenade during a fight in a neighborhood in Medellin, a city in northwestern Colombia, police said Sunday. continue reading »