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March 2014 Archives

Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant Goes Online

Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant Goes Online

Latin America's largest solar power plant, a facility with 39 MW of generating capacity, has gone online in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur. continue reading »

Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Enclave

Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Enclave

Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants made various attempts to enter the Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa on Friday, some of whom managed to get across the border fence. continue reading »

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

Barcelona Trades Dynamo Zagreb for Croatian Teen

FC Barcelona has reached agreement with Dynamo Zagreb and 17-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder Alen Halilovic on the transfer of the player to Camp Nou for five seasons, the Spanish-league powerhouse confirmed Thursday on its Web site. continue reading »

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis this Thursday, his first face-to-face meeting with the wildly popular pontiff since the Argentinian Jesuit was named the head of the Catholic church a little over a year ago. continue reading »

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

What Obama’s Meeting With The Pope Means — Minus The Hype

President Barack Obama visited Pope Francis this Thursday, his first face-to-face meeting with the wildly popular pontiff since the Argentinian Jesuit was named the head of the Catholic church a little over a year ago. continue reading »

LatAm Airlines Predicts Travel Problems Ahead of World Cup in Brazil

LatAm Airlines Predicts Travel Problems Ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Latin American airlines expect this year's World Cup in Brazil to be bad for business due, among other reasons, to operational difficulties and reduced business volume, industry executives said here Thursday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Welcomes Barack Obama to Vatican

Pope Francis Welcomes Barack Obama to Vatican

Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama met for 50 minutes on Thursday at the Vatican. The meeting lasted more than the 30 minutes that most of the pope's conversations with heads of state and government run. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police  Kill 10 Members of the  Los Zetas Drug Cartel in Veracruz

Blog del Narco: Police Kill 10 Members of the Los Zetas Drug Cartel in Veracruz

Ten alleged members of the drug cartel "Los Zetas" who engaged in kidnapping in central Veracruz area, were killed Thursday afternoon in an armed confrontation with members of the State Police Creditable and the Mexican Army. continue reading »

El Salvador Questions Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

El Salvador Questions Honduran Heliport on Disputed Island

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes sent a formal protest to Honduran counterpart Juan Orlando Hernandez on Wednesday to protest Honduras' construction of a heliport on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. continue reading »

Newspaper Credits Citizen For Alerting Authorities of El Chapo’s Location

Newspaper Credits Citizen For Alerting Authorities of El Chapo’s Location

The arrest of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman was made by marines responding to a request for assistance from a civilian, press reports said Wednesday. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Goalie Valdes Likely Out for the Season

FC Barcelona Goalie Valdes Likely Out for the Season

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes will need surgery after injuring his knee in Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Wednesday, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

U.S. Shipping Law Stifling Puerto Rico’s Economy

U.S. Shipping Law Stifling Puerto Rico’s Economy

A federal law that bans foreign vessels from engaging in coastwise shipping within U.S. territory adversely affects Puerto Rico's troubled economy, according to studies cited by the island's Senate. continue reading »

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

Latinos Ask Pope to Pressure Obama to Halt Deportations

A group of 14 U.S. Latino activists traveled today to the Vatican to request the intercession of Pope Francis to halt deportations, which increased under the office of President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Arrest Leaves Area Prime for Violence

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Arrest Leaves Area Prime for Violence

Domestic and foreign analysts have warned that since the arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman a war is about to break out between different cartels trying to claim the the territory occupied by the Sinaloa Cartel. continue reading »

Cuba Opens Doors to Foreign Investors in All Sectors but Health, Education

Cuba Opens Doors to Foreign Investors in All Sectors but Health, Education

Communist Cuba will allow foreign investment in all sectors except education, health and "armed institutions" and offer tax exemptions to overseas companies, the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported Wednesday, disclosing details of a bill proposed by Raul Castro's government. continue reading »