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January 2014 Archives

Doctors to Perform Second Round of Tests on Draco Rosa on Monday

Doctors to Perform Second Round of Tests on Draco Rosa on Monday

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa will undergo Monday a second test to enable a group of doctors to certify for the second time that he is free of cancer after being treated for the disease. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Space Company Captures Image of South America, Recovers Lost Satellite Signal

Ecuadorian Space Company Captures Image of South America, Recovers Lost Satellite Signal

The Ecuadorian Civil Space Company, or EXA, captured Saturday the first images of South America emitted by its Krysaor satellite, which also managed to recover the audio signal from another device - the Pegaso - launched nine months ago and which was considered lost after crashing into some space debris last August. continue reading »

Surgeon Calls Falcao’s Knee Surgery a Success

Surgeon Calls Falcao’s Knee Surgery a Success

Colombian national team and AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao underwent successful surgery Saturday in Portugal to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and now will race against the clock to recover in time for the World Cup, which gets underway on June 12. continue reading »

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Deaths Caused by Flu Jump 322 Percent in One Week

Mexican health authorities said 103 people died of the flu in the week that ended Jan. 23, up 322 percent from the 32 fatalities reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 16. continue reading »

“Who Killed Pablo Escobar?” to Debut on Infinito TV

“Who Killed Pablo Escobar?” to Debut on Infinito TV

A documentary with new versions of the death of Medellin drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar Gaviria, which questions the official account, premieres Sunday in Latin America on the Infinito TV channel, the studio in Colombia announced. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin America’s First Pope Expected to Visit U.S. Next Year

REPORT:  Latin America’s First Pope Expected to Visit U.S. Next Year

Reports are coming out of Vatican circles indicating Pope Francis will be coming to the U.S. sometime next year. continue reading »

Mexico Creates All-Female Police Investigative Unit

Mexico Creates All-Female Police Investigative Unit

The government of the central Mexican state of Morelos has unveiled an all-female police investigative unit created to probe crimes against women. continue reading »

Audit Shows President Energy’s Resources in Paraguay at 1 Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent

Audit Shows President Energy’s Resources in Paraguay at 1 Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent

An independent audit found potential hydrocarbons reserves totaling more than 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in President Energy's exploration areas in Paraguay's Chaco region, the British company said in a statement. continue reading »

Colombian Coast Guard Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Colombian Coast Guard Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Coast guard and police units seized 1.5 tons of cocaine from a high-speed launch intercepted in Pacific waters near the southwestern port of Buenaventura, the Colombian navy said Friday. continue reading »

Manchester United Signs Chelsea’s Juan Mata for Record Fee

Manchester United Signs Chelsea’s Juan Mata for Record Fee

Spanish international Juan Mata is joining Manchester United, the defending Premier League champions said Friday. "MUFC has reached agreement with Chelsea for the transfer of Juan Mata for a club record fee," United said on Twitter. continue reading »

2 Colombian Police Officers Killed in FARC Attacks

2 Colombian Police Officers Killed in FARC Attacks

Two police officers were killed and another wounded in separate attacks by FARC rebels in southern Colombia, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

2 Men Convicted of Felisburgo Massacre in Brazil

2 Men Convicted of Felisburgo Massacre in Brazil

A Brazilian court on Friday convicted two men for the murders of five squatters in a 2004 incident known as the Felisburgo Massacre. continue reading »

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Latina Gubernatorial Hopeful Says Texas Could Set Example of Immigration

Texas needs its own immigration reform that will serve as an example for all the other states - that is the proposal of Republican Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-American who went from being a TV news anchor to try and become the first Latina governor in the history of the Lone Star state. continue reading »

Chile’s President-Elect Names Record Number of Women to Cabinet

Chile’s President-Elect Names Record Number of Women to Cabinet

The Cabinet announced Friday by Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet includes record numbers of both women and political independents. continue reading »

Chinese Firm to Build Bolivia’s Longest Bridges

Chinese Firm to Build Bolivia’s Longest Bridges

China's Harzone Industry Corp. has been selected to build two bridges in Bolivia's Amazon region that, once completed, will be the nation's longest, the official ABI news agency said Friday. continue reading »