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June 2014 Archives

22 Gunmen Killed in Clash with Mexican Federal Troops

22 Gunmen Killed in Clash with Mexican Federal Troops

Twenty-two gunmen were killed early Monday in a battle with security forces in central Mexico, authorities said. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he will use executive orders to reform the U.S. immigration system as Republicans in Congress refuse to take up the issue. continue reading »

President Obama Welcomes Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet

President Obama Welcomes Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet

U.S. President Barack Obama praised Chilean democracy on Monday as he welcomed the Andean nation's leader, Michelle Bachelet, to the White House. continue reading »

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that some corporations can cite their religious beliefs as a reason to refuse to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans. continue reading »

Report: Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach Japan’s National Team

Report: Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach Japan’s National Team

Mexico's Javier Aguirre has agreed to coach the Japanese national soccer team through the 2018 World Cup, Nikkan Sports newspaper said Monday. continue reading »

Spain’s New King and Queen Meet the Pope

Spain’s New King and Queen Meet the Pope

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the Vatican. continue reading »

8 Die in Colombia in World Cup Celebrations

8 Die in Colombia in World Cup Celebrations

The celebration of Colombia's 2-0 World Cup victory over Uruguay, a win that earned the nation a berth in the quarterfinals of the soccer tourney in Brazil, took the lives of eight people in Bogota, Mayor Gustavo Petro said Sunday. continue reading »

400 Kilos of Cocaine Seized in Honduras

400 Kilos of Cocaine Seized in Honduras

Police seized at least 400 kilos of cocaine hidden in the cab of a truck in northern Honduras and arrested the driver on Sunday, military police spokesman Col. German Alfaro said. continue reading »

President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $2 billion in new funding to deal with the influx of Central American children who are crossing this country's southern border alone, at the same time that he is seeking more authority for his administration to speed up the deportation of those minors, a White House official told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride in Mexico City

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride in Mexico City

Thousands of people took part this weekend in the 36th Gay-Lesbian Pride and Dignity March in Mexico City, where about four dozen floats accompanied by marchers wound their way through downtown avenues to the Zocalo, the capital's largest plaza, for a concert, officials said. continue reading »

Panama Judge Absolves North Korean Sailors of Arms-Trafficking Charges

Panama Judge Absolves North Korean Sailors of Arms-Trafficking Charges

A Panamanian judge absolved three crew members of a North Korean ship seized in Panama in 2013 on arms-trafficking charges but ordered the arsenal retained. continue reading »

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

A pair of goals by emerging superstar James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 2-0 victory Saturday over Uruguay and earned the South American country its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal berth. continue reading »

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

New York Assemblywoman Lied to Obtain U.S. Citizenship

Dominican-born New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pled guilty to committing fraud by arranging marriage to obtain U.S. citizenship and of making a false statement to a bankruptcy court, judicial sources said. continue reading »

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

Some 500,000 people suffered from a lack of water in the Brazilian city of Manaos, Amazonas state, following the break of a water main, for which the local city hall decreed a state of emergency, officials said. continue reading »

Police Rescue 39 Migrants From Ranch in Mexico

Police Rescue 39 Migrants From Ranch in Mexico

Mexican authorities rescued 39 migrants who were allegedly being held captive at a ranch in the northern state of Sonora and arrested four suspects, the federal Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »