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New York Times Urges President to Take Executive Action on Immigration

The New York Times on Friday urged President Barack Obama to take executive action on immigration reform as soon as possible and to "make it big" - despite recent Republican warnings against taking such steps on his own. continue reading »

First Chinese Owned Bank Allowed to Open in Mexico

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the world's largest financial institution by total assets, said Saturday that Mexican authorities have approved its bank license application, official news agency Xinhua reported. continue reading »

Catalonia Hold ‘Symbolic’ Vote to Secede from Spain

More than two million citizens in the northeastern region of Catalonia participated in a non-binding vote on independence from Spain on Sunday despite a Constitutional Court ruling to suspend the voting temporarily. continue reading »

REPORT:  Former President Alberto Fujimoro Administration Had Links to Drug Cartels

Peruvian anti-drug prosecutor Sonia Medina said that there is abundant proof linking the 1990-2000 government of former President Alberto Fujimori to drug trafficking. continue reading »

Political Theivery in Northern Peru Region Assessed at $110 Million

A corruption network operated by officials in the northern Peruvian region of Ancash helped itself to about 320 million soles (more than $110 million) in recent years, Congressman Mesias Guevara, chairman of the committee investigating the case, said. continue reading »

Argentine President Released from Hospital, 10 Days More of Rest Ordered

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was released Sunday from the Buenos Aires hospital where she was treated for sigmoiditis for a week and will have to spend 10 days resting, the Presidential Medical Unit said. continue reading »

Protesters Seeking Answers on Students Disappearance Set Fire to National Palace

About 20 masked protesters broke through the security barriers around the National Palace in Mexico City and set fire to the historic building's main door, an Efe reporter confirmed on the scene. continue reading »

5.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru, No Injuries Reported

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake rocked Peru's Amazonas region on Sunday, but no injuries or damage have been reported, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, or IGP, said. continue reading »

Picasso Art Auction Brings in Nearly $5 Million

The unusual auction session entitled "Picasso through the eyes of a connoisseur" held at Sotheby's in New York on Monday brought in $4.6 million for almost 100 works of art prepared by the Spanish painter using an assortment of techniques. continue reading »

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner Hospitalized Again

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez remains hospitalized in Buenos Aires on Monday and tests performed on her confirm that she is suffering from sigmoiditis, an inflammation or infection of the sigmoid colon. continue reading »

Police General Assasinated in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A police general responsible for overseeing security forces in the northern region of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was murdered, authorities in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon said Monday. continue reading »

Prince Charles Visits Mexico’s Pre-Hispanic Site Xochimilco

Britain's Prince Charles on Monday visited the Mexican tourist zone of Xochimilco to become acquainted with the techniques of pre-Hispanic cultivation on the man-made islands there, where flowers and vegetables are grown. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin American’s Cost for Food on the Rise

The inflation of food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean rose 1.2 percent last September, 0.4 percent more than in August and one of the highest rates for any category in 2014, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, reported Monday. continue reading »

Tennis Great Rafa Nadel Has an Appendectomy

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal underwent an appendectomy Monday in Barcelona and will be released from the hospital in 24-48 hours, "depending on his post-operative progress," his publicist said. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Increase over 7% in First 9 Months of 2014

Remittances sent to Mexico by emigrants totaled $17.58 billion in the first nine months of 2014, up 7.2 percent compared to the same period last year, the Bank of Mexico said Monday. continue reading »