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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Brazil Seeks to Raise At Least $5.36 Billion in 4G License Auction

Brazil's government expects to raise at least 11.8 billion reais ($5.36 billion) in a Sept. 30 auction of six fourth-generation (4G) wireless licenses. continue reading »

Argentina, Russia Announce Food-Export Deal

Argentina on Thursday announced a series of accords with Russia that pave the way for food exports amounting to as much as $18 billion. The agreements were reached during an Argentine trade delegation's visit to Russia this week headed by Industry Minister Debora Giorgi and Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC, ELN Attacks on Oil Infrastructure Cause $531 Million in Losses

Nearly 100 attacks by leftist rebels on Colombian oil infrastructure this year have cost the Andean nation roughly 1 trillion pesos ($531 million), an industry group said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Governing Party Wants Referendum on Decreasing Size of Congress

The governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said it would hold a referendum in 2015 to ask voters whether they support eliminating 100 seats in the lower house of Mexico's Congress and 32 in the Senate. continue reading »

Mexican Government to Loan Farmers Over $3 Billion

Mexico's government plans to provide farmers with 44 billion pesos ($3.35 billion) in loans this year on preferential terms, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »

Mexican Congress Urges Gov’t to Cancel Mine Concession After Toxic Spill

Mexico's Congress has urged the federal government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession for a large copper mine in the northwestern state of Sonora after acid spilled into two rivers. continue reading »

Pope Francis Phones Family of Slain U.S. Journalist

Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the pope phoned relative continue reading »

Mexico’s Economy Grows 1.7 Percent in First Half of 2014

Mexico's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.7 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said Thursday. continue reading »

Study: Neanderthals, Humans Shared Earth for 5,400 Years

A new analysis of 40 archaeological sites stretching from Russia to Spain indicates that Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans overlapped in Europe over a period of between 2,600 and 5,400 years. continue reading »

Colombia Creates Agency to Investigate Journalist’s Death

A new agency created by the Colombian Inspector General's Office will investigate this month's murder of a journalist whose police protection had been recently withdrawn even though he had denounced a fresh death threat. continue reading »

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

The Ebola virus death toll in West Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. continue reading »

Army Chief, 4 Others Die in Helicopter Crash in Guatemala

The chief of Guatemala's armed forces, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, was among five people killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Defense Minister Manuel Lopez said. continue reading »

Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

The truck driver involved in the accident that killed three of Pope Francis's relatives was charged with aggravated manslaughter on Wednesday by a prosecutor in Argentina, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Group Shows Bicycles Are Best Way to Get Around Mexico City

Thirty-five riders participated in Desafio Modal 2014, an event organized to show that bicycles are the best mode of transportation in Mexico City. continue reading »

Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

Peru's armed forces rescued nine captives from a column of Shining Path guerrillas in the central region of Junin, the defense ministry said. continue reading »