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March 2014 Archives

Teachers’ Union Call Off Strike, Accept Pay Raise Offer

Teachers’ Union Call Off Strike, Accept Pay Raise Offer

Teachers' unions in Buenos Aires province, Argentina's most populous region, accepted Saturday a new pay offer by the provincial government and will return to the classrooms after 17 days on strike. continue reading »

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

Arizona Sees Major Drop in Immigrant Deaths on Border

The arrest of undocumented immigrants on the Arizona border has decreased by 16 percent while deaths have dropped by 40 percent during the present fiscal year. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Loses Mexican Construction Contract to OHL

Carlos Slim Loses Mexican Construction Contract to OHL

The Mexican unit of Spanish construction and civil engineering group Obrascon Huarte Lain has been awarded a contract to build and operate a toll highway in central Mexico, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Economy Shrinks 3.8 Percent in 1st 8 Months of Fiscal Year

Puerto Rico Economy Shrinks 3.8 Percent in 1st 8 Months of Fiscal Year

Puerto Rico's economy continued to contract in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (July 2013-February 2014), shrinking 3.8 percent relative to the same period of the previous 12-month accounting cycle, the island's Government Development Bank, or GDBPR, said. continue reading »

Arcade Fire Headlines Mexico’s Vive Latino Festival

Arcade Fire Headlines Mexico’s Vive Latino Festival

The performance of Canadian alternative rock band Arcade Fire became the most anticipated and celebrated show on the second day of the Vive Latino festival at this capital's Foro Sol concert venue, where also taking the stage were outfits like the Spanish indie group Love of Lesbian and Australian electronic band Cut Copy. continue reading »

Mexican Government Spending Up by 19% in 2014

Mexican Government Spending Up by 19% in 2014

Mexican government spending totaled 692.1 billion pesos ($52.9 billion) in the first two months of 2014, up 19 percent from the same period of last year, the Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

New Biography of Bolivian President Evo Morales Traces His Rise to Power

New Biography of Bolivian President Evo Morales Traces His Rise to Power

Bolivian President Evo Morales presented his new biography, "Mi Vida, de Orinoca al Palacio Quemado," which contains little-known aspects of a life that began in the remote Andean indigenous community of Isallavi on Oct. 26, 1959. continue reading »

Mexico Responds to Anti-Dumping Complaint Filed by the American Sugar Alliance

Mexico Responds to Anti-Dumping Complaint Filed by the American Sugar Alliance

Mexico's government blasted an anti-dumping complaint filed by U.S. sugar producers against Mexican exporters and said it would defend the rights of its domestic industry. The Agriculture Secretariat said in a statement that the American Sugar Alliance, which represent U.S. sugar beet and sugar cane growers, continue reading »

LatAm Conference Call for More Cooperation to Preserve Antarctic Ecosystem

LatAm Conference Call for More Cooperation to Preserve Antarctic Ecosystem

Scientists and government authorities asked for more international cooperation to preserve Antarctica while attending Latin America's most important diplomatic meeting on the white continent, held this week in Buenos Aires, an Argentine official said Saturday. continue reading »

Head on Collision in Brazil leaves 14 dead, 19 injured

Head on Collision in Brazil leaves 14 dead, 19 injured

A head-on collision between a minibus and a dump truck left at least 14 dead and 19 injured in the Brazilian city of Manaus, capital of the northern state of Amazonas, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

150 Acres in Central Puerto Rico Devastated by Fire

150 Acres in Central Puerto Rico Devastated by Fire

Close to 150 acres (60 hectares) of woodland were devastated before dawn in Puerto Rico by a fire in Adjuntas Forest in the central part of the island. The chief of the Puerto Rican Fire Department, continue reading »

US Coast Guard Rescues 12 Cuban Migrants off Bahamas

US Coast Guard Rescues 12 Cuban Migrants off Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 12 Cuban migrants whose boat sank near Lobos Cay Island in the Bahamas, authorities said Friday. Officers on duty Thursday morning at the 7th District command center were informed that migrants were stranded on Lobos Cay continue reading »

Seville’s Real Betis President Resigns

Seville’s Real Betis President Resigns

Miguel Guillen resigned on Friday as president of Seville's Real Betis, accepting "the entire responsibility for the poor planning" that has left the club facing relegation. He announced his resignation at a shareholders meeting. continue reading »

Amnesty International: 13 Migrants Kidnapped on U.S.-Mexico Border

Amnesty International: 13 Migrants Kidnapped on U.S.-Mexico Border

Thirteen migrants were apparently kidnapped by a gang in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas and their lives may be in danger, Amnesty International said Thursday. continue reading »

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

Trinidadians Among 13 Facing Terror Charges in Venezuela

A court in Caracas ruled Thursday that 13 people - including five Trinidadian nationals - arrested last week will be held pending trial on charges of terrorism and criminal conspiracy, the Venezuelan Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »