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December 2012 Archives

Mexican Soccer Legend Salvador Reyes Passes Away, Age 76

Mexican Soccer Legend Salvador Reyes Passes Away, Age 76

Salvador Reyes, a legendary player for Guadalajara's Chivas and the Mexican national soccer team, has died from colon cancer, the team said. He was 76. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Receive $100M Loan to Improve Preparedness Against Natural Disasters

Costa Rica to Receive $100M Loan to Improve Preparedness Against Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $100 million contingent loan to help Costa Rica cushion the impact that severe or catastrophic natural disasters could have on its public finances. continue reading »

Mexico Shaken by 5.3 Earthquake in Chiapas

Mexico Shaken by 5.3 Earthquake in Chiapas

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rocked the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas on Sunday morning, but no injuries or damage have been reported, the National Seismology Service said. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Crowned 2012’s “King of European Soccer”

Lionel Messi Crowned 2012’s “King of European Soccer”

Argentine striker Leo Messi has been elected the "King of European Soccer" for the fourth consecutive season in the annual press poll conducted by the Uruguayan daily El Pais and whose results were released Sunday. continue reading »

Chile Lowers Death Toll in Andes Car Crash

Chile Lowers Death Toll in Andes Car Crash

The governor of the Chilean province of Los Andes, Edith Quiroz, has lowered the number of fatalities to four in the collision of a bus and a truck on the route connecting Chile and Argentina through the Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes. continue reading »

IDB Committed More Than $11.5 Billion in 2012 to Development Projects in LatAm

IDB Committed More Than $11.5 Billion in 2012 to Development Projects in LatAm

The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean have performed strongly in the face of a challenging external environment, Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno said, but the region needs to continue to pursue key reforms to ensure growth in the future. continue reading »

Chilean Court Orders Jail for Fake Doctor Whose 25 Patients Died

Chilean Court Orders Jail for Fake Doctor Whose 25 Patients Died

A Chilean court of law ordered imprisonment for a woman who pretended to be a doctor, who treated 25 patients who died, who was the dean of a university that was closed down several days ago, and who signed 13 death certificates. continue reading »

Euro Crisis Has Not Been Resolved, Says Bank President

Euro Crisis Has Not Been Resolved, Says Bank President

The president of the central bank of Germany, Jens Weidmann, warned Saturday about the negative consequences of considering the eurozone crisis settled. continue reading »

Mexican Military Kill Regional Kingpin of Los Zetas

Mexican Military Kill Regional Kingpin of Los Zetas

Authorities in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz reported Saturday the deaths of nine members of organized crime during the past 48 hours, all in incidents linked to the killing of a regional kingpin of the Los Zetas drug cartel. continue reading »

Argentina Produces 103 Million Tons of Grains This Year

Argentina Produces 103 Million Tons of Grains This Year

The 2012-2013 crop season in Argentina, one of the world's biggest grain exporters, will produce 103.2 million tons, according to a report released Saturday by the private consulting firm IES. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias and President of Haiti Michel Martelly Perform in Dominican Republic

Julio Iglesias and President of Haiti Michel Martelly Perform in Dominican Republic

Spain's Julio Iglesias gave a concert in the Altos de Chavon Amphitheater in the eastern Dominican city of La Romana, where he shared the stage with Haitian President Michel Martelly. continue reading »

Adamari Lopez Promotes New Book in People en Español Magazine

Adamari Lopez Promotes New Book in People en Español Magazine

Actress Adamari Lopez will end 2012 appearing on the cover of People en Español magazine and with the publication of her book "Viviendo" (Living), in which she recounts her battle against cancer and the cheating ways of her then-husband Luis Fonsi. continue reading »

Some Venezuelans Doubt Positive Reports of Hugo Chavez’s Health

Some Venezuelans Doubt Positive Reports of Hugo Chavez’s Health

The Venezuelan opposition asked the government to release the latest medical report on President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation made necessary by the reappearance of his cancer, the location and type of which have never been made public. continue reading »

Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

Bolivian Government Takes Over 4 Spanish-owned Firms

President Evo Morales announced Saturday the nationalization of four Bolivian units of Spanish utility Iberdrola, including the main electricity distributors in La Paz and Oruro provinces. continue reading »

Obama Remains Positive After Budget Talks

Obama Remains Positive After Budget Talks

President Barack Obama described himself as "moderately optimistic" after Friday's talks with congressional leaders on a possible solution to the so-called fiscal cliff. continue reading »