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January 2014 Archives

Failed Robbery Ends in 3 Deaths in El Salvador

Failed Robbery Ends in 3 Deaths in El Salvador

At least two criminals and a passenger were killed Tuesday during an attempted robbery on a bus in central El Salvador, police said. continue reading »

Police Officer Gunned Down in Southwestern Colombia

Police Officer Gunned Down in Southwestern Colombia

A gunman killed one police officer and wounded another in the southwestern Colombian town of La Union, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Forest Fire Shuts Down Chilean Highway

Forest Fire Shuts Down Chilean Highway

A forest fire on Tuesday forced Chilean police to shut down one of the main roads linking this capital with the coastal city of Valparaiso, aggravating a New Year's Eve traffic crush. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Fireworks Leave Over 60 People Injured

Buenos Aires Fireworks Leave Over 60 People Injured

At least 67 people were injured, the majority with burns, in the traditional setting off of fireworks to celebrate the arrival of the new year in the Argentine capital, health care authorities reported. At the Buenos Aires Burn Hospital, 24 people - including 16 children continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Up $25 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Up $25 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves rose by $25 million last week to $176.57 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. Foreign reserves grew by $13.06 billion from Jan. 1 to Dec. 27, 2013, the central bank said in a statement. continue reading »

Second Child to Die by Falling into Open Sewers In Colombia

Second Child to Die by Falling into Open Sewers In Colombia

Firefighters found Tuesday the lifeless body of a 4-year-old girl who fell into an open sewer the day before when she was walking with her father through a neighborhood on the Colombian capital's south side, the municipal government said. continue reading »

New Species of Dinosaur Found in Spain’s La Rioja Region

New Species of Dinosaur Found in Spain’s La Rioja Region

Spanish researcher Ignacio Diaz Martinez says fossilized footprints found in northern Spain's La Rioja region point to the existence of a previously unknown species of dinosaur. Study of the footprints indicates that large number of a tall, bipedal, carnivorous dinosaur inhabited La Rioja 120 million years ago, Diaz told Efe. continue reading »

Two Million Flock to Copacabana Beach for New Years Firework Show

Two Million Flock to Copacabana Beach for New Years Firework Show

The city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed 2014 with a huge fireworks show early Wednesday over Copacabana beach and a party that drew more than 2 million people to one of the most popular events on the calendar each year in Brazil. continue reading »

120 Degree Heat Wave Attacks Northern Argentina

120 Degree Heat Wave Attacks Northern Argentina

With temperatures up to 50 C (122 F), the northern province of Santiago del Estero has become the epicenter of Argentina's worst heat wave in 100 years. continue reading »

Warmer Weather Causing Mangroves to Expand in Florida

Warmer Weather Causing Mangroves to Expand in Florida

Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded enormously on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said. continue reading »