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March 2014 Archives

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Dies After Being Shot Twice in Head

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Dies After Being Shot Twice in Head

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Cesar Barrientos Pellecer died Sunday in a hospital after being shot twice in the head, police said. continue reading »

Over 1,300 Central American Immigrants Detained in Mexico enroute to U.S.

Over 1,300 Central American Immigrants Detained in Mexico enroute to U.S.

Military personnel and National Migration Institute, or INM, agents detained 1,438 undocumented foreigners, the majority of them Guatemalans, during an operation in southern Mexico, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Kidnapped Spanish Journalist Released in Syria After 6 Months

Kidnapped Spanish Journalist Released in Syria After 6 Months

Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas, who was kidnapped in Syria on Sept. 4, has been released and is in good health in Turkey, from where on Sunday he spoke by telephone with his family and with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. continue reading »

Alfonso Cuaron: First Mexican, Latin American to Win Oscar for Directing

Alfonso Cuaron: First Mexican, Latin American to Win Oscar for Directing

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won an Oscar for best director for his movie ‘Gravity.’ Duran becomes the first Mexican and Latin American to win an Oscar for directing. continue reading »

Protesters Take Stand Against El Chapo, Drug Trafficking in Mexico

Protesters Take Stand Against El Chapo, Drug Trafficking in Mexico

Dozens of people took part in a protest against violence and drug trafficking in Culiacan, the capital of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman's home state of Sinaloa. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Group Meets on Workforce Development, Higher Education Issues

U.S.-Mexico Group Meets on Workforce Development, Higher Education Issues

This week over fifty representatives of U.S. and Mexican Governments, private sector, academia, and civil society met at Northern Virginia Community College to address workforce development needs through greater higher education collaboration. continue reading »

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

The origins of a massive prehistoric whale gravesite, discovered in the Chilean desert in 2010, has now been explained by a team of scientists. continue reading »

Carnival Bridge Collapses Killing 4, Injuring 60 in Bolivia

Carnival Bridge Collapses Killing 4, Injuring 60 in Bolivia

Four people were killed and 60 others injured when a footbridge collapsed during the carnival in the Bolivian city of Oruro, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Teachers Hold Protest at Island’s Largest Mall

Puerto Rican Teachers Hold Protest at Island’s Largest Mall

Dozens of teachers took part in a protest at Plaza Las Americas, Puerto Rico's largest mall, against planned pension system reforms. Saturday's protest was organized Broad Front for the Defense of the Teachers Retirement System, or FADSRM continue reading »

Ecuadorian President Does Not Rule Out Running for Reelection in 2017

Ecuadorian President Does Not Rule Out Running for Reelection in 2017

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced Friday that he will review his decision not to run for reelection in the 2017 balloting, and said he will study the possibility of changing the constitutional restriction that prevents him, for now, from running for another term. continue reading »

INTERVIEW: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s Mom Hopes Her Son Finds God SOON

INTERVIEW: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s Mom Hopes Her Son Finds God SOON

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s long-suffering mother has broken her silence about the recent arrest of her infamous billionaire son. continue reading »

Cristina Fernandez Calls for Argentina-Brazil Auto Alliance

President Cristina Fernandez said in an address to Congress that Argentina would benefit from the formation of a strategic alliance with Brazil in the automotive industry. continue reading »

Mexico’s Telecoms Sector Up 3.4 Percent in End of 2013

Mexico’s Telecoms Sector Up 3.4 Percent in End of 2013

Mexico's telecommunications sector expanded 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the same period of 2012, driven by growth in international long distance, cable and satellite television and mobile telephony, officials said. continue reading »

Remembering One of World’s Greatest Flamenco Guitarist:  Paco de Lucia

Remembering One of World’s Greatest Flamenco Guitarist:  Paco de Lucia

The world is mourning the passing, this week, of one of the world’s greatest flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia. continue reading »

Spanish Police Arrest 75 British, 3 Americans for “Boiler-Room” Fraud

Spanish Police Arrest 75 British, 3 Americans for “Boiler-Room” Fraud

A total of 75 British and three Americans have been arrested by Spanish police in an international operation targeting so-called "boiler-rooms," or networks of businesses with no real commercial activities but responsible for frauds that rake in millions. continue reading »