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Blog del Narco: El Chapo and La Barbie Hunger Strike A Victory

Blog del Narco: El Chapo and La Barbie Hunger Strike A Victory

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was regarded as the "Worlds Most Powerful" drug dealer has won his first battle at the maximum security prison El Altiplano. Along with "La Barbie", the two initiated a hunger strike that quickly spred continue reading »

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Across the United States, county after county continues to alter policies to limit compliance with immigration detainers because of constitutional concerns. A spate of federal rulings found that detainers were not mandatory, so local officials continue reading »

Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward Despite Contractor Disagreement

Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward Despite Contractor Disagreement

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, and the GUPC consortium tasked with expanding the interocean waterway, on the weekend issued communiques from which it can be deduced that the project is moving forward despite the fact that the two entities have significant disagreements. continue reading »

Spain Backs Egyptian Initiative for Gaza

Spain Backs Egyptian Initiative for Gaza

Spain and Egypt agreed Sunday to maintain "an ongoing, permanent and real-time dialogue on the evolution" of the Middle East, especially the Gaza Strip, with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo offering his full backing to Cairo's peace initiative for the conflict-ridden zone. continue reading »

Spanish Firms Launch Online Education Platform

Spanish Firms Launch Online Education Platform

Spain's Telefonica and Banco Santander on Sunday presented in Rio de Janeiro a global higher education platform that will offer free online courses in Portuguese and Spanish. continue reading »

National Government, Provinces at Odds Over New Energy Legislation in Argentina

National Government, Provinces at Odds Over New Energy Legislation in Argentina

The Argentine government's decision to push for a new Hydrocarbons Law to spur investment in this sector has sparked a hidden fight with the provinces, the true owners of the underground oil and gas. continue reading »

Mexican Politician Gunned Down in Michoacan

Mexican Politician Gunned Down in Michoacan

The leader of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Nuevo Urecho, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, was gunned down by hitmen suspected of being on the payroll of a drug cartel, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Police Arrest Romanian for Cloning Debit Cards in Mexico

Police Arrest Romanian for Cloning Debit Cards in Mexico

A Romanian man was arrested by the Mexican Federal Police in Reynosa, a border city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, in connection with a scheme to clone debit cards, the National Security Commission said. continue reading »

Mexican States Issue Heat Advisories

Mexican States Issue Heat Advisories

Several states, including Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Coahuila and Guerrero, have issued heat advisories to residents as temperatures rise above 37 C (98.5 F), the Mexican National Water Commission, or Conagua, said. continue reading »

Gunmen Kill 5 People At Bar in Sao Paulo

Gunmen Kill 5 People At Bar in Sao Paulo

At least five people were shot and killed Saturday and another was wounded by gunmen at a bar in the Brazilian city of Carapicuiba, in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Plagued by Drought

Puerto Rico Plagued by Drought

Drought conditions continue worse than usual in Puerto Rico due to the drastic lack of rainfall over most of the island, except for the eastern and northwestern regions. continue reading »

Ramiro Valdes Warns of Subversive Use of New Technologies in Cuba

Ramiro Valdes Warns of Subversive Use of New Technologies in Cuba

Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes warned Saturday about the use of new technologies to carry out internal subversion on the island, and made a call "to preserve" the nation's unity because the revolution "is not over." continue reading »

Guillermo del Toro Presents “The Book of Life” at Comic-Con

Guillermo del Toro Presents “The Book of Life” at Comic-Con

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro presented at Comic-Con "The Book of Life," the first work by compatriot Jorge Gutierrez, who explores the roots of that Latin American country's folklore to tell a story of love beyond death. continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

The city of Chicago has offered temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied, undocumented Central American children who crossed the southern border to enter the country over the past few months, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work toward wrapping up a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the near future. continue reading »