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Brazilian Operation Nabs 26 Linked to Bolivian Drug Traffickers

Brazilian Operation Nabs 26 Linked to Bolivian Drug Traffickers

Twenty-six people were arrested in an operation targeting a gang with ties to drug traffickers in neighboring Bolivia, Brazilian police said Friday. continue reading »

8 Soldiers Taken Into Custody Over Killings in Central Mexico

8 Soldiers Taken Into Custody Over Killings in Central Mexico

Eight soldiers have been taken into military custody over their alleged involvement in the deaths of 22 civilians on June 30, Mexico's Defense Secretariat said Friday. continue reading »

Hurricane Odile Caused Estimated $224 Million In Damages

Hurricane Odile Caused Estimated $224 Million In Damages

Hurricane Odile caused an 3 billion pesos ($224 million) in damage when it slammed into the western state of Baja California Sur last week, Mexico's AMIS insurers association said. continue reading »

Argentina Defends Collecting Air Passengers’ Data

Argentina Defends Collecting Air Passengers’ Data

The Argentine government defended Friday the centralizing of information about air passengers, a measure being taken for security reasons, and denied any increase in controls on trips abroad. continue reading »

Rapist Sentenced to 106 Years in Prison in Brazil

Rapist Sentenced to 106 Years in Prison in Brazil

A court in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba sentenced Friday to 106 years in prison the ringleader of a group of youths who raped five women at a party and killed two of them. continue reading »

15 Hooded Men Set Fire to 4 Trucks in Chile

15 Hooded Men Set Fire to 4 Trucks in Chile

Four trucks were set ablaze by at least 15 unknown persons who stopped the vehicles in the southern region of Araucania as they were traveling along Chile's main highway, which connects the country from north to south, police and judicial sources said Friday. continue reading »

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Senior justice officials from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the United States and Mexico met in Mexico City Thursday to study the creation of a plan to protect unaccompanied immigrant children, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Colombian President Says Country is “Closer Than Ever to Peace”

Colombian President Says Country is “Closer Than Ever to Peace”

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday at the U.N. General Assembly meeting that the Andean nation is "closer than ever" to bringing an end to its decades-old armed conflict. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Call For Public Safety Changes in Denver

Latino Leaders Call For Public Safety Changes in Denver

Dozens of Latino leaders met with top police authorities in Denver to ask for changes in the public safety regulations in Colorado's capital. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Records 3 Die From Chikungunya Virus

Puerto Rico Records 3 Die From Chikungunya Virus

Three people in Puerto Rico have died after being infected with the Chikungunya virus, Health Department chief epidemiologist Brenda Rivera Garcia said. Two of the dead were residents of greater San Juan, while the third lived in the northeastern coastal town of Fajardo. continue reading »

Man Killed Handling Homemade Bomb in Chile

Man Killed Handling Homemade Bomb in Chile

An as yet unidentified man died Thursday in this capital when a homemade bomb went off in his hands, Chilean authorities said. The man, described as being in his early-to-mid 20s, apparently was handling the bomb when the blast occurred around 1 a.m. on a street corner in Santiago's Yungay neighborhood. continue reading »

Peru’s $250 Million Wind Project Starts Up

Peru’s $250 Million Wind Project Starts Up

New York-based ContourGlobal has cranked up what it describes as Peru's largest wind project, which is spread over two sites on the South American country's north coast. continue reading »

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mexico's Octavio Paz will be honored at the 28th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, or FIL, Latin America's most important such event, fair president Raul Padilla Lopez announced. continue reading »

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Colombian former soccer star Faustino Asprilla plans to launch his own line of flavored condoms, which will be developed and manufactured in China, local media reported. continue reading »

Jesus Torrealba Named New Chief of Opposition Party in Venezuela

Jesus Torrealba Named New Chief of Opposition Party in Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition Democratic Unity coalition on Wednesday named Jesus Torrealba, a journalist known for his popular programs and initiatives, as its new leader. continue reading »