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Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

A Brazilian judge has ruled that in the civil register, the name of a baby girl may officially appear with the name of the father, two mothers - the biological mother and her current partner - and six grandparents, in an unprecedented decision in this country, according to judicial sources cited Saturday in local media. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

At least 64 people were arrested in Venezuela following anti-government protests in Caracas and the western city of Barquisimeto, the executive director of the non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano, Alfredo Romero, said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented Saturday a five-step plan for improving security on Colombia's San Andres Island, where two Argentine tourists were assaulted last month. continue reading »

Mexican Police Foil Human-Trafficking Ring, Arrest 9

Mexican Police Foil Human-Trafficking Ring, Arrest 9

Nine people-trafficking suspects were arrested in a pair of operations in Mexico, the National Security Commission said Saturday in a statement. continue reading »

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

At least 20 people died and another 11 were injured when a passenger bus plunged Saturday into a 200-meter (655-foot) ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Apurimac, National Police said. continue reading »

Mother of Boy Killed in Protests Calls on Mexican Governor to Resign

Mother of Boy Killed in Protests Calls on Mexican Governor to Resign

Elia Tamayo, the mother of a 13-year-old boy who died following a clash between protesters and police in July, said in an interview with Efe that there would not be justice in the case until Rafael Moreno, the governor of the central Mexican state of Puebla, resigned. continue reading »

U.S. Deportations Hit Lowest Level Since 2007

U.S. Deportations Hit Lowest Level Since 2007

Deportations from the United States have dropped 20 percent over the past 10 months compared with the same period last year, to reach their lowest level since at least 2007 and represent the largest decline since Barack Obama has been in office, officials said. continue reading »

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Expert: Climate Change to Increase Pests, Disease in Coffee Crops

Pests and diseases such as the coffee berry borer, coffee rust and leaf spot disease could make a strong comeback due to drastic climate change, a scientist warned the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science in the Colombian city of Armenia. continue reading »

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Ronaldinho Receives Warm Welcome in Mexico

Brazilian attacking midfielder Ronaldinho, recently signed by Mexican-league club Queretaro, thanked fans for their warm welcome during his presentation at halftime of a game against Puebla. continue reading »

Kate del Castillo Debuts in Hollywood Thriller “No Good Deed”

Kate del Castillo Debuts in Hollywood Thriller “No Good Deed”

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo appeared in the U.S. premiere of the suspense thriller "No Good Deed," her latest role in Hollywood movies, and says further films are not to be ruled out following the stardom she has achieved in the world of Spanish-language telenovelas. continue reading »

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

Venezuelan Official Denies Fast-Acting Deadly Virus in Hospital

A Venezuelan governor denied that eight people were killed by a deadly, fast-acting virus at a hospital in the north-central city of Maracay and accused the head of the local medical association of deliberately attempting to sow panic among the local population. continue reading »

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazil Prosecutors File Criminal Charges Against Eike Batista

Brazilian federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against high-profile businessman Eike Batista and asked a federal court to freeze up to 1.5 billion reais ($642.3 million) worth of the former multi-billionaire's assets. continue reading »

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Just over half of California's registered voters - 56 percent - favor keeping capital punishment as a legal sentence, the lowest level of support in the past 50 years, according to a survey by Field Research Corp. continue reading »

U.S., Spanish Defense Chiefs Discuss IS Threat

U.S., Spanish Defense Chiefs Discuss IS Threat

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Spanish counterpart Pedro Morenes conferred by telephone on Washington's planned offensive against the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said Friday. continue reading »

6 FARC Rebels Killed in Colombian Military Operation

6 FARC Rebels Killed in Colombian Military Operation

Six leftist FARC rebels were killed in a military operation in the central province of Meta, the Colombian military said Friday. continue reading »