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May 2014 Archives

Police Arrest Female Money Manager of Guatemalan Gang

Police Arrest Female Money Manager of Guatemalan Gang

A woman with more than $500,000 in her bank account is among four suspected members of the feared Mara Salvatrucha gang arrested Friday, Guatemala's PNC national police force said. continue reading »

Retired Colonel Who Tortured for Brazil Junta Also Targeted Argentine Dissidents

Retired Colonel Who Tortured for Brazil Junta Also Targeted Argentine Dissidents

The retired army colonel slain last month after testifying that he tortured opponents of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship also admitted to engineering the "disappearance" of dissidents from Argentina, documents release Friday show. continue reading »

Mexico Promotes Hike Through Biosphere Reserve as Tourist Option

Mexico Promotes Hike Through Biosphere Reserve as Tourist Option

Nature and archaeology lovers have a new tourist option to consider in Mexico with the launch of a walking route through the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. continue reading »

Honduras Detains Cubans, Guatemalans en Route to U.S.

Honduras Detains Cubans, Guatemalans en Route to U.S.

Honduran police detained 19 Cubans and two Guatemalans on Friday in the western part of the country as they tried to travel without documents from this Central American nation to the United States. continue reading »

Spain Awards Alfaguara Novel Prize to Colombian Writer

Spain Awards Alfaguara Novel Prize to Colombian Writer

Colombian writer Jorge Franco was presented in Madrid Friday with the Alfaguara Novel Prize for "El Mundo de Afuera," which is loosely based on a kidnapping that rocked Medellin - the Andean nation's second city - in 1971. continue reading »

Bolivian President Inaugurates World’s Highest Cable-Car System

Bolivian President Inaugurates World’s Highest Cable-Car System

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Friday inaugurated the world's highest cable-car system, which has begun carrying passengers between this capital and the adjacent city of El Alto at an elevation of some 4,000 meters (13,115 feet) above sea level. continue reading »

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

Real Madrid faces punishment for racist conduct by fans during an April 23 Champions League match between the Blancos and Bayern Munich, UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced Friday. continue reading »

SpaceX Unveils New Spacecraft for Transporting Astronauts

SpaceX Unveils New Spacecraft for Transporting Astronauts

U.S. private company SpaceX unveiled its new spacecraft Dragon V2, created so that NASA can again transport astronauts to such destinations as the International Space Station. continue reading »

Aleks Syntek’s New Album Focuses on Romance

Aleks Syntek’s New Album Focuses on Romance

Mexican singer Aleks Syntek has a summer full of work ahead of him with the U.S. launch of his new album. The disc, "Romantico Desliz," seeks to "praise human goodness and get back to believing in people," the artist told Efe in an interview. continue reading »

CEO of Mexican Oil Services Firm Arrested in Bank-Fraud Case

CEO of Mexican Oil Services Firm Arrested in Bank-Fraud Case

Mexican prosecutors carried out an arrest warrant for oil services company Oceanografia's chief executive officer, who was already being held in preventive detention in a fraud case affecting Citigroup's Mexican unit Banamex. continue reading »

London Gallery Displays Art of Late Mexican-American Actor Anthony Quinn

London Gallery Displays Art of Late Mexican-American Actor Anthony Quinn

A collection of paintings and sculptures by late Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn, whose "true passion" was art, as his widow Katherine told Efe, is being exhibited in the British capital until June 8. continue reading »

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police have dismantled a ring in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla that recruited and sent jihadist terrorists to Mali and Libya, arresting six people thus far in the ongoing operation. continue reading »

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants detained in Texas are being freed under supervision in Arizona because the detention centers in the Lone Star State do not have enough space for them due to an avalanche of immigrants entering illegally from Mexico. continue reading »

Chile to Improve Santiago Public Transport with $1 Billion Investment

Chile to Improve Santiago Public Transport with $1 Billion Investment

Chile's government plans to invest 548 billion pesos ($1 billion) to improve this capital's problem-plagued Transantiago public-transport system, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday. continue reading »

Experts Cautious About Ecuador’s Controversial Oil Project in Amazon

Experts Cautious About Ecuador’s Controversial Oil Project in Amazon

Ecuador's controversial plans to develop oil fields in the Amazon jungle can be successfully brought to fruition but there is little margin for error in that bio-diverse region, according to experts taking part in an international forum in this capital. continue reading »