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Blog Entries by HS News Staff

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

The business climate in Latin America last month fell to its worst level since July 2009, Brazil's Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash Wednesday in Santos, a city in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, party officials told Efe. continue reading »

Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

Aeromexico cut its payroll by 5.6 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the Dec. 31 figure, the Reforma newspaper reported, citing company filings with regulators. continue reading »

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

More than 106,000 bicycles are stolen annually in the Chilean capital, a problem that prompted three university students here to come up with an innovative, theft-proof model. continue reading »

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals here Tuesday as Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves One Policeman Dead

The death Tuesday of a police officer in a shootout in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown raised to six the number of law enforcement personnel slain this year in Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »

5.1 Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital, Leaves 2 Dead

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha on Tuesday and shook this capital, according to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School. continue reading »

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state. continue reading »

Mexican Congress Approve Large ‘Bonus’ for Its Members

The lower house of Mexico's Congress plans to pay each of its 500 members a "performance bonus" of 1 million pesos ($76,000), Congressman Ricardo Monreal said Tuesday. continue reading »

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro at Odds Over Scarce Water Rights

The governments of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's wealthiest and most populous states, exchanged accusations and litigation threats on Tuesday after the decision by the operators of a dam in Sao Paulo to reduce the flow of a river to guarantee their own access to the water. continue reading »

Colombian Troops Injured in Explosion, Possible FARC Attack

Eight soldiers were wounded Tuesday when an explosive device was launched at them by unknown persons in the northeastern Colombian province of Arauca, military officials told Efe. continue reading »

Housekeeper and Two Accomplices Murder Judge and Wife in El Salvador

Salvadoran authorities arrested a female housekeeper and two alleged accomplices for their suspected participation in the murder of a judge and his wife, Attorney General Luis Martinez and other sources said Tuesday. continue reading »

Gunmen Pull Off Biggest Heist in Chile, Rob Armored Car of $10.5 Milion

A group of gunmen made off with a haul of as much as 6 billion pesos ($10.5 million) - the largest in Chilean history - in an assault on an armored car at Santiago International Airport. continue reading »

REPORT:  Colombia Goverment Peace Accord with FARC Will Not Happen in 2014

Negotiators for the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group will not meet President Juan Manuel Santos' goal of finalizing a peace accord by the end of this year, the leader of the guerrillas said Monday. continue reading »

Argentina Cozies Up to Russia During their Feud with U.S.

The Argentine government said Monday that it will expand exports to Russia by taking advantage of "the opportunity" created by Vladimir Putin's ban on importing food and raw materials from the United States and the European Union in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Moscow by Washington and Brussels. continue reading »