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Latino Victory Project and more than 50 Partners Launch Robust National Voter Registration Drive

Latino Victory Project and more than 50 Partners Launch Robust National Voter Registration Drive

Today, more than 50 partners are launching an online voter registration campaign in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The collective voice will ensure elected officials no longer ignore us or the issues that impact the Latino community. The campaign kick-off urges Latinos to register to vote and then take their families, neighbors, and friends to the ballot box on Election Day, November 4. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 193rdYear of Independence

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 193rdYear of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. The fight for independence started in 1811 with numerous uprisings against Spanish rule and concluded in 1821 when El Salvador declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the country with smallpox. continue reading »

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

A Brazilian judge has ruled that in the civil register, the name of a baby girl may officially appear with the name of the father, two mothers - the biological mother and her current partner - and six grandparents, in an unprecedented decision in this country, according to judicial sources cited Saturday in local media. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

At least 64 people were arrested in Venezuela following anti-government protests in Caracas and the western city of Barquisimeto, the executive director of the non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano, Alfredo Romero, said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented Saturday a five-step plan for improving security on Colombia's San Andres Island, where two Argentine tourists were assaulted last month. continue reading »

Mexican Police Foil Human-Trafficking Ring, Arrest 9

Mexican Police Foil Human-Trafficking Ring, Arrest 9

Nine people-trafficking suspects were arrested in a pair of operations in Mexico, the National Security Commission said Saturday in a statement. continue reading »

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

At least 20 people died and another 11 were injured when a passenger bus plunged Saturday into a 200-meter (655-foot) ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Apurimac, National Police said. continue reading »

Mother of Boy Killed in Protests Calls on Mexican Governor to Resign

Mother of Boy Killed in Protests Calls on Mexican Governor to Resign

Elia Tamayo, the mother of a 13-year-old boy who died following a clash between protesters and police in July, said in an interview with Efe that there would not be justice in the case until Rafael Moreno, the governor of the central Mexican state of Puebla, resigned. continue reading »

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Pests and diseases such as the coffee berry borer, coffee rust and leaf spot disease could make a strong comeback due to drastic climate change, a scientist warned the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science in the Colombian city of Armenia. continue reading »

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Brazilian attacking midfielder Ronaldinho, recently signed by Mexican-league club Queretaro, thanked fans for their warm welcome during his presentation at halftime of a game against Puebla. continue reading »

Kate del Castillo Debuts in Hollywood Thriller “No Good Deed”

Kate del Castillo Debuts in Hollywood Thriller “No Good Deed”

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo appeared in the U.S. premiere of the suspense thriller "No Good Deed," her latest role in Hollywood movies, and says further films are not to be ruled out following the stardom she has achieved in the world of Spanish-language telenovelas. continue reading »

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

A Venezuelan governor denied that eight people were killed by a deadly, fast-acting virus at a hospital in the north-central city of Maracay and accused the head of the local medical association of deliberately attempting to sow panic among the local population. continue reading »

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against high-profile businessman Eike Batista and asked a federal court to freeze up to 1.5 billion reais ($642.3 million) worth of the former multi-billionaire's assets. continue reading »

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Just over half of California's registered voters - 56 percent - favor keeping capital punishment as a legal sentence, the lowest level of support in the past 50 years, according to a survey by Field Research Corp. continue reading »