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Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

There are water supply problems in some parts of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state, due to the record drought affecting the region, state officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves increased by $364 million last week to $190.83 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

Five teenagers were shot to death and a 12-year-old boy was wounded in the city of Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, authorities reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

At least 56 people were arrested Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro for belonging to an organization suspected of being the chief provider of illegal abortions in this Brazilian state, officials said. continue reading »

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

The labor ministers and representatives of 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Tuesday in this capital signed a declaration launching an initiative to rid the region of child labor, officials said. continue reading »

Citigroup Uncovered $15 Million Fraud in It’s Mexico Banamex Division

Citigroup Uncovered $15 Million Fraud in It’s Mexico Banamex Division

Citigroup Inc. announced Tuesday that an independent probe found evidence of $15 million in fraud at the personal security unit belonging to Banamex, the U.S.-based financial giant's Mexican division. continue reading »

Actor Hector Elizondo’s 50-Year Career is Honored

Actor Hector Elizondo’s 50-Year Career is Honored

Veteran actor Hector Elizondo was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 50-year career that has included theater, movies and television, by his colleagues in the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors, or HOLA, during its annual gala in New York. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Last weekend's editorial in The New York Times calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo against Cuba was spurred by a quest for "the greatest benefit" to U.S. policy in difficult times, Fidel Castro said in an article published Tuesday. continue reading »

Singer Miguel Bose Unveils Plans to Help Mexico’s Native Indians

Singer Miguel Bose Unveils Plans to Help Mexico’s Native Indians

Spanish singer Miguel Bose has unveiled a project aimed at helping children in Mexico's Indian communities. continue reading »

Evo Morales Re-elected President of Bolivia for Third Term

Evo Morales Re-elected President of Bolivia for Third Term

resident Evo Morales said Monday that the same exit polls which show him winning another term in Bolivian's elections indicate his leftist MAS party will continue to command a two-thirds majority in both houses of congress. continue reading »

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

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 »

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

With a call to end all forms of violence against women, nearly 40,000 participants brought Argentina's 29th National Women's Conference to an end Monday in the northwestern city of Salta, where speakers claimed that "femicide" kills one woman every 30 hours on average in Argentina. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Eugenio Derbez to Host Latin Grammys

Mexican Actor Eugenio Derbez to Host Latin Grammys

Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez said Monday that he will host the awards ceremony for the 15th Latin Grammys, to be held next Nov. 20 in Las Vegas. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Braces Itself for Tropical Storm Gonzalo

Puerto Rico Braces Itself for Tropical Storm Gonzalo

Puerto Rican authorities warned citizens to take all the precautions necessary to face the landfall of Tropical Storm Gonzalo, forecast to sweep the eastern part of the island Monday night through Tuesday morning. continue reading »

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Peru’s Ayachucho Region

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Peru’s Ayachucho Region

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake Monday in southern Peru's Ayacucho region damaged homes and public buildings, authorities said. continue reading »