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Peru’s $250 Million Wind Project Starts Up

Peru’s $250 Million Wind Project Starts Up

New York-based ContourGlobal has cranked up what it describes as Peru's largest wind project, which is spread over two sites on the South American country's north coast. continue reading »

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mexico's Octavio Paz will be honored at the 28th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, or FIL, Latin America's most important such event, fair president Raul Padilla Lopez announced. continue reading »

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Former Soccer Player Tino Asprilla Launches Line of Flavored Condoms

Colombian former soccer star Faustino Asprilla plans to launch his own line of flavored condoms, which will be developed and manufactured in China, local media reported. continue reading »

Jesus Torrealba Named New Chief of Opposition Party in Venezuela

Jesus Torrealba Named New Chief of Opposition Party in Venezuela

Venezuela's opposition Democratic Unity coalition on Wednesday named Jesus Torrealba, a journalist known for his popular programs and initiatives, as its new leader. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Lack of Food Security Worries Experts

Puerto Rico’s Lack of Food Security Worries Experts

Puerto Rico is far from achieving food security because it imports between 85 percent and 87 percent of its daily food consumption, partly due to neglect of the island's farm sector as well as to increased urban development in recent decades, several experts told Efe. continue reading »

Conjoined Twins Linked at Chest Die in Honduras

Conjoined Twins Linked at Chest Die in Honduras

The conjoined twins linked at the chest and born in Honduras on Aug. 31 died Wednesday after heart problems from which they were suffering worsened, one of the doctors treating them announced. continue reading »

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in a speech Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly meeting that his country will make the "historic step" of resuming its participation in U.N. peacekeeping missions. continue reading »

Obama Calls for Unity in Fighting Terrorists at U.N.

Obama Calls for Unity in Fighting Terrorists at U.N.

U.S. President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that the world is "at a crossroads between war and peace" and called on the international community for unity "to dismantle this network of death" being imposed in Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State, pressure Russia over its actions in Ukraine and contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. continue reading »

4 Arrested in Connection with Guatemalan Massacre

4 Arrested in Connection with Guatemalan Massacre

Four suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with the massacre of 11 Indians over the weekend in San Juan Sacatepequez, a city located 31 kilometers (19 miles) west of Guatemala City, a police spokesman said. continue reading »

Colombia Begins Selling Grolsch Beer

Colombia Begins Selling Grolsch Beer

Dutch beer Grolsch is for sale in Colombia as of Wednesday, distributor Bavaria said. Grolsch, first brewed in the Netherlands in 1615 and featuring 5 percent alcohol content, is now the oldest brand among the global offerings distributed by Bavaria, the company said in a statement. continue reading »

U.N. Honors Peruvian Project for Improving Crops Through Mutation

U.N. Honors Peruvian Project for Improving Crops Through Mutation

The United Nations honored the National Agrarian University of Peru on Wednesday for a project that develops hardier, more resistant food crops using radiation-induced mutations. continue reading »

Brazil Deploys Army to Respond to Prison Violence

Brazil Deploys Army to Respond to Prison Violence

The government on Wednesday approved the sending of federal troops to Maranhao, a state in northeastern Brazil, to combat a wave of attacks evidently ordered from inside one of the nation's prisons, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Authorities in the western Mexican states of Jalisco and Zacatecas said forensic tests show that two completely charred bodies found this week in an SUV are those of a kidnapped congressman and one of his assistants. continue reading »

Northern Chile Rocked by 6.3 Earthquake

Northern Chile Rocked by 6.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook the northern Chilean regions of Atacama, Antofagasta, Tarapaca, and Arica and Parinacota on Wednesday morning, but it caused no injuries or discernible damage, authorities said. continue reading »

Court Files Securities Charges Against Brazil’s Former Richest Man

Court Files Securities Charges Against Brazil’s Former Richest Man

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they have filed charges against businessman Eike Batista, up to last year the richest man in Brazil, for market manipulation after concluding that he used false information to induce thousands of stockholders to invest in one of his companies. continue reading »