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Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. announced Wednesday its plans to build a $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, a key part of Spanish squads that won two European championships and the country's first-ever World Cup title, on Wednesday announced his retirement from the national team. continue reading »

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

President Barack Obama is studying a proposal to double the number of green cards awarded each year, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. continue reading »

Vatican Says Laicized Nuncio Could Stand Trial in Dominican Republic

The Vatican denied covering up for a former papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a statement Aug. 25 in response to journalists continue reading »

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Marina Silva, the former environment minister who entered Brazil's presidential contest only last week, poses a growing threat to incumbent Dilma Rousseff, poll results released Wednesday show. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Alias ​​"Popeye", one of the heads of assassinations for lord Pablo Escobar received conditional freedom this week after serving 22 years in prison for the killing of Colombian politician Luis Carlos Galán. The decision was criticized by victims continue reading »

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to "voluntary return." continue reading »

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Leftist ELN rebels released a geologist kidnapped nearly two months ago while on a mapping mission in the northern Colombian province of Cesar, the academic institution that hired him for the project said Wednesday. continue reading »

Jorge Drexler Prepares For Mexican Tour

Jorge Drexler Prepares For Mexican Tour

Jorge Drexler will perform six shows in Mexico next month to showcase his latest disc, "Bailar en la cueva." The 10-day tour will begin Sept. 18 at Mexico City's Teatro Metropolitan, followed by concerts in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Reynosa, Tampico and Puebla. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Calls Toxic Spill Country’s Worst Mining Disaster

Mexican Gov’t Calls Toxic Spill Country’s Worst Mining Disaster

A toxic spill at a copper mine operated by a Grupo Mexico unit in the northwestern state of Sonora is the Mexican mining sector's worst environmental disaster in recent history, the government said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco- Golf Cartel Sends Message by Hanging Banners from Bridges Today

This morning about 07:30 am, hanging over several footbridges was a message from The drug Cartel - the Gulf Cartel. One was located in front of Boulevard Hidalgo Bodega Aurrera in the city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas; continue reading »

Latin Americans Have Highest Obesity Rate in the World

Latin Americans Have Highest Obesity Rate in the World

The countries of the Americas have the highest obesity rate in the world, said Ecuador's representative to the Pan American Health Organization on Tuesday. continue reading »

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

The first units of the National Guard contingent Texas Gov. Rick Perry is deploying to the Mexican border amid a surge in the arrivals of unaccompanied minors from Central America are in position, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Activists Stand for Undocumented Man Allegedly Beaten by Police, Facing Deportation

Activists Stand for Undocumented Man Allegedly Beaten by Police, Facing Deportation

Pro-immigrant activists are fighting for the release of an undocumented Mexican arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just as he was about to defend himself in a local court with alleged evidence of abuse by police in California's Orange County. continue reading »

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Senator Rubio Warns Obama About Curbing Deportations

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday warned President Barack Obama that use of his executive authority to curb deportations would "close to the door" to immigration reform. continue reading »