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June 2013 Archives

Sec. of State Kerry to Participate at OAS General Assembly in Guatemala

Sec. of State Kerry to Participate at OAS General Assembly in Guatemala

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Guatemala June 4-5 to participate in the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s premier multilateral organization. continue reading »

Guatemala, Mexico Partner to Combat Poverty Along Border

Guatemala, Mexico Partner to Combat Poverty Along Border

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto said they would launch joint actions "in the short term" to combat hunger in the border region and spur development for its more than five million inhabitants. continue reading »

Honduras’s Extremely Impoverished to Benefit from $100 Million Loan

Honduras’s Extremely Impoverished to Benefit from $100 Million Loan

Honduras will improve its efficiency and coverage of the program to support the social safety net known as the Bono 10,000, with a $100 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Gastronomy Festival Gets Underway in Central Mexico

Gastronomy Festival Gets Underway in Central Mexico

A gastronomy festival got underway Saturday in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, where thousands of people will enjoy the different events featuring leading local and international chefs. continue reading »

Nadal Advances to 4th Round of French Open

Nadal Advances to 4th Round of French Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal nearly lost another set in the first week of this year's French Open, but he managed to come through Saturday with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Fabio Fognini in third-round action. continue reading »

Radamel Falcao Signs 5 Year Deal with Monaco

Radamel Falcao Signs 5 Year Deal with Monaco

French club AS Monaco FC has officially confirmed the signing of a five-year deal with Colombian star striker Radamel Falcao, saying Friday that an agreement was struck with the player and Spanish side Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

Argentine, Cuban Scientists Develop 1st Therapeutic Vaccine for Lung Cancer

A team of Argentine and Cuban scientists has developed the first therapeutic vaccine for treating lung cancer. The vaccine does not prevent the tumor, but promotes its destruction by activating the body's immune system, the Insud Group said Friday. continue reading »

Biden Says Brazil Exemplifies That Democracy Leads to Development

Biden Says Brazil Exemplifies That Democracy Leads to Development

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said here Friday that the social changes that have taken place in Brazil, the world's seventh-largest economy, in recent years are proof that democracy is the surest, quickest path to development. continue reading »

Spain Halts Town’s Plan to Grow Pot to Pay Off Debt

Spain Halts Town’s Plan to Grow Pot to Pay Off Debt

This small farming community in northeastern Spain cannot create a cannabis plantation to help pay off its 1.3 million euro ($1.7 million) municipal debt, a judge ruled Friday. Spain permits private consumption and cultivation of marijuana, which is used for medicinal purposes by some who suffer from chronic pain. continue reading »

SPAIN: Nearly 4 Tons of Cocaine Seized at Sea

SPAIN: Nearly 4 Tons of Cocaine Seized at Sea

Spanish police seized 3,400 kilos (7,488 pounds) of cocaine from a fishing boat on the high seas and arrested a total of 21 people, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Authorities Detain 43 Migrants in Mexico

Authorities Detain 43 Migrants in Mexico

Mexican police detained 43 undocumented migrants and six people who were holding them at a home in the city of Ecatepec, the Mexico state Attorney General's Office said Friday. continue reading »