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December 2012 Archives

Chicago Police Discover 350 Pounds of Cannabis Stuffed in Frozen Strawberries

Chicago Police Discover 350 Pounds of Cannabis Stuffed in Frozen Strawberries

Chicago Police arrested a 41-year-old south suburban man involved in a cannabis trafficking operation that included a rental truck filled with numerous buckets of frozen strawberries concealing cannabis. Officers discovered the buckets contained a total of 350 pounds of cannabis with an estimated street value of more than $853,000. continue reading »

Immigration and the Lame Duck Congress

Immigration and the Lame Duck Congress

What a difference an election makes. Take, for instance, immigration. Wasn’t it a mere handful of weeks ago that Republicans were staunchly stalwart in their opposition to any and all immigration reform? Now there’s talk of a GOP led immigration bill to be considered by the lame duck Congress. continue reading »

Costa Rica to Boost Innovation with $35 Million Loan

Costa Rica to Boost Innovation with $35 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a $35 million loan to Costa Rica for a program that will help boost productivity by supporting innovation and human capital formation in strategic sectors. continue reading »

Colombian Actress Maria Adelaida Puerta Announces New Telenovela About Drug Traffickers

Colombian Actress Maria Adelaida Puerta Announces New Telenovela About Drug Traffickers

Colombian actress Maria Adelaida Puerta, who captivated international audiences with her role as La Perrys in the action series "El Capo," returns now as a sophisticated drug trafficker who falls in love with a U.S. agent in a new telenovela. continue reading »

Spanish Prince Promotes Country’s Underlying Strengths While in Mexico

Spanish Prince Promotes Country’s Underlying Strengths While in Mexico

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe met here Friday with Mexican notables, intellectuals and opinion leaders in order to learn more about the state of their nation and also to explain the difficulties his own country is going through and the underlying strengths of its economy that will enable it to forge ahead. continue reading »

Brazilian Economy Saw Growth in 3rd Quarter, Below Gov’t Expectations

Brazilian Economy Saw Growth in 3rd Quarter, Below Gov’t Expectations

Brazil's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous three-month period, well below the government's forecasts, the IBGE statistics agency said Friday. continue reading »

Mine Explosion Kills 3 in Mexico

Mine Explosion Kills 3 in Mexico

Three people were killed and three others injured Friday in an explosion at a mine in the central Mexican municipality of Zacazonapan, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Mexicans Protest Final Hours of Calderon’s Term with Embroidered Scarves

Mexicans Protest Final Hours of Calderon’s Term with Embroidered Scarves

Activists will display hundreds of scarves embroidered with blood-colored thread at a memorial here this weekend, a protest that calls attention to the tens of thousands of drug-related deaths during departing Mexican President Felipe Calderon's six-year term. continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said here Friday he hopes to speak in the most respectful, civilized way with Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega about a world court ruling that awarded Managua waters long claimed by Bogota. continue reading »

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

Three Colombian police officers were suspended Friday in connection with the death of journalist who said he was beaten in custody. continue reading »