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January 2014 Archives

Mexican Businessman Alleges Local Officials in Cahoots with Cartels

Mexican Businessman Alleges Local Officials in Cahoots with Cartels

A prominent businessman in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero who was wounded two days ago in an attack that claimed the life of his son's wife said Thursday that politicians are complicit with organized crime. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Seize 4,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Honduran Authorities Seize 4,600 Pounds of Cocaine

Honduran authorities seized 2,098 kilos (4,621 pounds) of cocaine being transported in one of three suspicious containers that arrived at Puerto Cortes aboard a ship from Colombia, an official said Thursday. continue reading »

54 Percent of Republicans Support Legal Residence for Undocumented

54 Percent of Republicans Support Legal Residence for Undocumented

Half of Republicans agree that undocumented migrants should be given legal residence permits, according to a survey made public as a high-profile GOP gathering is under way on the matter. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Releases Music Video for “Same Girl” (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez Releases Music Video for “Same Girl” (VIDEO)

In a song that will have you remembering "Jenny From the Block," Jennifer Lopez shoots the video in her old neighborhood, The Bronx. continue reading »

IMF Predicts Economic Growth in Latin America But Warns of Market Turmoil

IMF Predicts Economic Growth in Latin America But Warns of Market Turmoil

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it expected Latin America would grow 3 percent in 2014, up from 2.6 percent last year, although it warned of more "turbulence" in the region in the coming months. continue reading »

Gutiérrez: A Long Way To Go, But Republican “Standards” Move Us A Little Closer to Reform

Gutiérrez: A Long Way To Go, But Republican “Standards” Move Us A Little Closer to Reform

"The details really matter and I have not seen anything concrete from the Republicans so I am not in a position to say 'yes' or 'no' to anything… I think we are getting a little bit closer and that bodes well for the future. " Rep. Gutiérrez continue reading »

Blog Del Narco: Cartel Kingpin Says They are Necessary Evil

Blog Del Narco: Cartel Kingpin Says They are Necessary Evil

Despite being one of the most wanted men by the state, and the fact that there are five arrest warrants out against him, a reward of 30 million, Peso’s- Servando Gómez, La Tuta, appears on TV but can not be found. The government has been unable to locate but journalists in the last six weeks have broadcasts two interviews to international sources. continue reading »

Hewlett-Packard Introduces Innovative Programs for Entrepreneurs, Students in Colombia

Hewlett-Packard Introduces Innovative Programs for Entrepreneurs, Students in Colombia

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard this year will bring to Colombia two innovative programs it is marketing worldwide aimed at entrepreneurs and students. continue reading »

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby's auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art. continue reading »

Brazilian President Makes Changes to Cabinet Ahead of Mid-Term Elections

Brazilian President Makes Changes to Cabinet Ahead of Mid-Term Elections

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced changes in her Cabinet on Thursday with an eye on the October elections in which some of her current ministers will run for Congress and regional government posts. continue reading »

Qatari Company Acquires Shell’s Stake in Brazilian Offshore Field

Qatari Company Acquires Shell’s Stake in Brazilian Offshore Field

The Brazilian unit of Anglo-Dutch oil supermajor Shell said Wednesday it was selling its 23 percent stake in Brazil's Parque das Conchas offshore field to Qatar Petroleum International for about $1 billion. continue reading »

Spain’s Black-Market Economy Worth a Quarter of GDP

Spain’s Black-Market Economy Worth a Quarter of GDP

Spain's illicit economy is worth an estimated 24.6 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, or roughly 235.14 billion euros ($320 billion), according to a study by the Finance Ministry. continue reading »

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

The governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro announced the dismissal of half of his administration's political appointees in a YouTube video. continue reading »

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

Argentine Governor Fires Half of Administration Via Youtube

The governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro announced the dismissal of half of his administration's political appointees in a YouTube video. continue reading »

Chefs Offer 370 Types of Tamales At Fair in Mexico City

Chefs Offer 370 Types of Tamales At Fair in Mexico City

Cultural officials have inaugurated the Tamale Fair in Mexico City, where cooks from more than 10 states, as well as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, have gathered, offering visitors more than 370 varieties of the tasty dish. continue reading »