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October 2013 Archives

US Ambassador Looking to Put Spain at Ease Over Alleged Spying

US Ambassador Looking to Put Spain at Ease Over Alleged Spying

U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos made a commitment Monday to Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union Iñigo Mendez de Vigo to clear up any "doubts" continue reading »

Gomes, Ortiz Help Red Sox Win to Tie Cardinals in World Series

Gomes, Ortiz Help Red Sox Win to Tie Cardinals in World Series

Outfielder Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to power the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, leaving the World Series tied at two games apiece. continue reading »

Argentines Take to the Polls for Legislative Elections

Argentines Take to the Polls for Legislative Elections

Argentines are heading to the polls Sunday for legislative elections, with half the seats in the Chamber of Deputies and one-third of the seats in the Senate up for grabs. continue reading »

Thousands Protest Release of ETA Terrorist in Spain

Thousands Protest Release of ETA Terrorist in Spain

Thousands of people took part in a demonstration organized by the Association of Victims of Terrorism on Sunday in Spain's capital to protest a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, or ECHR, that resulted in the release from prison last week of a terrorist. continue reading »

Spanish Scientist Contributes to NASA Lightning Experiment

Spanish Scientist Contributes to NASA Lightning Experiment

A Spanish scientist is working on a NASA project on lightning that is examining the energy released by the natural phenomena. continue reading »

Alejandro Fernandez Shines In Front of 10,000 Fans in Mexico

Alejandro Fernandez Shines In Front of 10,000 Fans in Mexico

Singer Alejandro Fernandez performed songs from his most recent album, "Confidencias," for about 10,000 fans at Mexico City's National Auditorium. continue reading »

Southern Peru Hit by Mudslide, 3 Dead

Southern Peru Hit by Mudslide, 3 Dead

Three workers were killed by a mudslide on a hill in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco this weekend, the official Andina news agency reported. continue reading »

7 Inmates Die at Prison Brawl in Mexico

7 Inmates Die at Prison Brawl in Mexico

Seven inmates died and two others were wounded in a fight at a prison in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico Reopens Acapulco Bridge Destroyed by Tropical Storm

Mexico Reopens Acapulco Bridge Destroyed by Tropical Storm

Papagayo Bridge, located on the federal highway that connects the cities of Chilpancingo and Acapulco in Guerrero state, was reopened Saturday after being destroyed by the torrential rains of Tropical Storm Manuel. continue reading »

Rio’s Port Area to See a Revitalization Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

Rio’s Port Area to See a Revitalization Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

The port area of Rio de Janeiro, which currently has a Human Development Index worse than that of Sub-Saharan Africa, will be completely revitalized by 2016, when the city will host the Olympic Games, thanks to a $1.8 billion project that has the Port of Barcelona as its model. continue reading »

Puerto Rico doctors Ask Obama to Decontaminate Islands Used by the Military

Puerto Rico doctors Ask Obama to Decontaminate Islands Used by the Military

The Puerto Rico College of Physicans and Surgeons sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama asking him to launch by executive order the decontamination of Vieques and Culebra, islands used for decades as a testing ground by the U.S. Army, and provide adequate treatment for those harmed by the pollution. continue reading »

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Brazilian Indians Begin to Suffer From “White People” Illnesses

Indians of the Brazilian Amazon no longer suffer much from malaria, which is relatively under control in the world's largest tropical forest, but now they are contracting illnesses common in the big cities of the "whites," such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, an abnormal amount of cholesterol and/or fat in the blood. continue reading »

Brazil Receives $10 Billion Investment From World’s Largest Electric Utility

Brazil Receives $10 Billion Investment From World’s Largest Electric Utility

China's third-largest company and the world's biggest electric utility, state-owned State Grid Corporation of China, plans to invest $10 billion in Brazil through 2015, Brazilian media reported Saturday. continue reading »

800,000 Visitors Partake in International Book Fair in Mexico

800,000 Visitors Partake in International Book Fair in Mexico

Some 800,000 people visited the 13th annual International Book Fair in the Mexican capital and enjoyed the activities organized by publishing houses in which some 200 writers took part, the capital's government said Saturday. continue reading »

Petrobras to Finish Refinery Alone After Talks Between Brazil, Venezuela Fail

Petrobras to Finish Refinery Alone After Talks Between Brazil, Venezuela Fail

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has confirmed that long-running negotiations to bring Venezuela on board as a joint-venture partner in the Abreu e Lima refinery have failed and that it will finish the project on its own. continue reading »