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March 2014 Archives

Over 200 Migrants Rescued at Sea by U.S. Coast This Week

Over 200 Migrants Rescued at Sea by U.S. Coast This Week

More than 200 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were rescued at sea during the course of one week and repatriated to their countries of origin, the U.S. Coast Guard reported Monday. continue reading »

Tractor-Trailer Bus Crash Leaves 6 Dead in Nuevo Leon Mexico

Tractor-Trailer Bus Crash Leaves 6 Dead in Nuevo Leon Mexico

At least six people died and 14 were injured in a Monday morning crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Woman Found Decapitated in Chihuahua

Blog del Narco: Woman Found Decapitated in Chihuahua

A story out of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua reports that a woman was beheaded and her body dumped in the street. 30 meters away authorities located her upper limb. The victim is currently unidentified reports the staff of the Attorney General's Office (FGE). continue reading »

REPORT:  Nearly 20 Percent of Latin American Kids Ages 12-18 Do Not Attend School

REPORT:  Nearly 20 Percent of Latin American Kids Ages 12-18 Do Not Attend School

About 20 percent of Latin Americans between the ages of 12 and 18 do not attend school, according to a report released here Monday by the U.N. Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean and the regional office of Unicef. continue reading »

Cristano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend to Star in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Cristano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend to Star in Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Russian model Irina Shayk, the girlfriend of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, is the big star of Sao Paulo Fashion Week, which starts on Monday. continue reading »

Vive Latino Music Festival Ends on High Note

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Brazilian Government Sends Armored VEhicles to Occupy Crime-Ridden Shantytowns

About 1,200 Brazilian police supported by armored vehicles provided by the navy on Sunday peacefully occupied the Mare Complex, a group of 15 "favelas," or shantytowns, considered to be the most dangerous in Rio de Janeiro, continue reading »

El Salvador Highway Accident Leaves 8 Dead, 32 Injured

El Salvador Highway Accident Leaves 8 Dead, 32 Injured

At least eight people died and 32 were injured when the truck in which they were riding, which was being driven by a minor, flipped over near a town in central El Salvador, a municipal official said Sunday. continue reading »

Tigres del Norte Surprise 50,000 Fans at Vive Latino Festival

Tigres del Norte Surprise 50,000 Fans at Vive Latino Festival

The traditional rhythms of Los Tigres del Norte shook up the Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City on the weekend, surprising the more than 50,000 people who packed the main venue at Mexico City's Foro Sol. continue reading »

Police Arrest 98 People Following Protests in Chile

Police Arrest 98 People Following Protests in Chile

At least three police officers were injured and 98 people were arrested in the Young Combatants Day demonstrations in Chile, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexico Agrees to Boost Trade, Investment with Argentina

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and Argentine Industry Ministry Debora Giorgi have agreed to promote bilateral trade, especially in the automotive industry, officials said. continue reading »

Puerto Rican City Holds Whale Festival to Raise Awareness

Puerto Rican City Holds Whale Festival to Raise Awareness

Rincon, a city in northwestern Puerto Rico, this weekend is holding a humpback whale festival to raise awareness about the species, which is threatened with extinction and is often seen by people off the coasts of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

4 Men Die in Shootout with Mexican Marines

4 Men Die in Shootout with Mexican Marines

At least four gunmen died in a shootout earlier this weekend with marines in Novolato, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Spanish Reporters Released After 194 Days of Captivity in Syria

Spanish Reporters Released After 194 Days of Captivity in Syria

Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, Spanish reporters with the daily El Mundo kidnapped in Syria last September, have been released. Espinosa confirmed the release in a telephone call to his colleagues at the paper at 9:27 p.m. on Saturday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Confirms Protests’ Death Toll Now 39

Venezuelan Government Confirms Protests’ Death Toll Now 39

Venezuelan Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres confirmed the deaths of two opposition activists protesting against President Nicolas Maduro on barricades in the cities of San Cristobal and Maracaibo, raising to 39 the number of victims in anti-government demonstrations that began last Feb. 12. continue reading »