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Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a law that raised the sales-tax rate in border states from 11 percent to 16 percent to bring it in line with the rest of the country. continue reading »

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

In the first seven months of the year, Spain welcomed 36.3 million foreign tourists, 7 percent more than in the same period of 2013 and the most ever recorded between January and July. continue reading »

Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes

Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes

Legislators in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa repealed a measure that barred reporters from crime scenes and otherwise limited their ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice. continue reading »

Nissan to Make 3 Small Infiniti Models at New Mexico Plant

Nissan to Make 3 Small Infiniti Models at New Mexico Plant

Nissan Motor Co. will manufacture three small Infiniti luxury vehicles at the plant it is jointly building with Germany's Daimler in the north-central Mexican state of Aguascalientes, Japanese daily Nikkei reported Friday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

The Dominican Republic's CNEPR entertainment and radio commission has banned a concert that U.S. singer Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the nation's capital on Sept. 13. continue reading »

Mexican Grad Student Develops Voice-Recognition Software

Mexican Grad Student Develops Voice-Recognition Software

A graduate student in the engineering department is developing voice-recognition software for use in investigations and court cases, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Brazil Seeks to Raise At Least $5.36 Billion in 4G License Auction

Brazil Seeks to Raise At Least $5.36 Billion in 4G License Auction

Brazil's government expects to raise at least 11.8 billion reais ($5.36 billion) in a Sept. 30 auction of six fourth-generation (4G) wireless licenses. continue reading »

Argentina, Russia Announce Food-Export Deal

Argentina, Russia Announce Food-Export Deal

Argentina on Thursday announced a series of accords with Russia that pave the way for food exports amounting to as much as $18 billion. The agreements were reached during an Argentine trade delegation's visit to Russia this week headed by Industry Minister Debora Giorgi and Agriculture Minister Carlos Casamiquela. continue reading »

Colombia’s FARC, ELN Attacks on Oil Infrastructure Cause $531 Million in Losses

Colombia’s FARC, ELN Attacks on Oil Infrastructure Cause $531 Million in Losses

Nearly 100 attacks by leftist rebels on Colombian oil infrastructure this year have cost the Andean nation roughly 1 trillion pesos ($531 million), an industry group said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Governing Party Wants Referendum on Decreasing Size of Congress

Mexico’s Governing Party Wants Referendum on Decreasing Size of Congress

The governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said it would hold a referendum in 2015 to ask voters whether they support eliminating 100 seats in the lower house of Mexico's Congress and 32 in the Senate. continue reading »

Mexican Government to Loan Farmers Over $3 Billion

Mexican Government to Loan Farmers Over $3 Billion

Mexico's government plans to provide farmers with 44 billion pesos ($3.35 billion) in loans this year on preferential terms, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »

Mexican Congress Urges Gov’t to Cancel Mine Concession After Toxic Spill

Mexican Congress Urges Gov’t to Cancel Mine Concession After Toxic Spill

Mexico's Congress has urged the federal government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession for a large copper mine in the northwestern state of Sonora after acid spilled into two rivers. continue reading »

Pope Francis Phones Family of Slain U.S. Journalist

Pope Francis Phones Family of Slain U.S. Journalist

Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the pope phoned relative continue reading »

Judge Rules Shakira’s “Loca” was Illegally Copied From Dominican

Judge Rules Shakira’s “Loca” was Illegally Copied From Dominican

A federal judge in New York has ruled that Colombian singer Shakira's 2010 hit "Loca" was illegally copied from a song by Dominican songwriter Ramon Arias Vazquez, whose author rights are owned by Mayimba Music. continue reading »

Mexico’s Economy Grows 1.7 Percent in First Half of 2014

Mexico’s Economy Grows 1.7 Percent in First Half of 2014

Mexico's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 1.7 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said Thursday. continue reading »