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Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexico's foreign reserves rose by $304 million last week to $183.62 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. Gold and foreign currency reserves grew in the week ending April 11 mainly due to an increase in the value of the central bank's assets. continue reading »

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis's official Twitter account (@pontifex) has reached 13 million followers in nine languages. The pontiff has 13,005,370 followers on the social-networking site, with the majority of them in Spanish. continue reading »

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of people blocked roads Tuesday in the southern region of Madre de Dios to protest the Peruvian government's imposition of controls on fuel distribution as part of authorities' battle against drug trafficking and illegal mining. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Undocumented Immigrants Contribute Billions in Taxes

Death and taxes, according to Benjamin Franklin, are the only things in life that are certain. And despite the prevailing myth perpetrated by nativist groups, there are plenty of undocumented immigrants facing the certainty of taxes on April 15. They pay billions in state and local continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian Police Seize 3 Tons of Liquid Cocaine

Colombian police on Tuesday seized 2,877 kilos (6,337 lbs.) of liquid cocaine discovered in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, where seven tons of the drug in solid form were confiscated a week ago. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Dangerous Cartel Members Walk Michoacan Freely

Blog del Narco: Dangerous Cartel Members Walk Michoacan Freely

The cartel hit man known as Broly Banderas continues to walk around Michoacán without a care in the world. Undoubtedly one of the most famous hit men due to his face book and other social media exposure, Brody is well known to all. continue reading »

Nissan Unveils New Complex in Southern Brazil

Nissan Unveils New Complex in Southern Brazil

Nissan's top executives came to the southeastern Brazilian city of Resende on Tuesday to inaugurate a complex designed to turn out 200,000 vehicles and engines per year. continue reading »

Barack Obama Will Not Use Executive Orders to Stop Deportations

Barack Obama Will Not Use Executive Orders to Stop Deportations

President Barack Obama does not wish to use any executive order to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants, considering it would damaged efforts to pass immigration reform, religious leaders said after a meeting at the White House. continue reading »

NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

NGO Reports Gunmen Threaten Indians in Brazil

A group of Guarani Indians that two months ago occupied ancestral lands in the southern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul is being threatened by gunmen working for big landowners, Survival International said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

The leaders of the community self-defense groups in 20 cities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have reached an agreement with federal officials to begin demobilizing, officials said. continue reading »

Separate Shootouts throughout Veracruz Leaves 4 People Dead

Separate Shootouts throughout Veracruz Leaves 4 People Dead

At least four suspected criminals died in separate shootouts with police in the port city of Veracruz, Mexican officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Paraguayan Authorities Take Down Major International Drug Trafficking Ring

Paraguayan Authorities Take Down Major International Drug Trafficking Ring

Paraguayan police, in coordination with authorities in Israel and Brazil, took down an organization that was smuggling cocaine to the Middle East and Africa, Paraguay's Senad counternarcotics agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

FARC Guerrillas Blow Up Highway Conneting Colombia and Ecuador

Colombia's leftist FARC guerrillas blew up a portion of the main road linking their country with neighboring Ecuador, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuban Government Makes Good Friday an Official Holiday

Cuba has now made Good Friday an official national holiday after restoring that Catholic feast as an "exceptional" measure when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island in 2012. continue reading »

From Buenos Aires to World Stage: Pope Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking

From Buenos Aires to World Stage: Pope Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking

As Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future pope dragged the hidden problem of human slavery into broad daylight. He held annual open-air Masses in the city's Constitution Square for and with victims of human trafficking -- many of them children accompanied by their enormous burlap sacks stuffed with recyclable cardboard. continue reading »