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Oakland Trades Cuban Cespedes for Boston Pitcher Jon Lester

Oakland Trades Cuban Cespedes for Boston Pitcher Jon Lester

The Oakland Athletics bolstered their pitching staff on Thursday by acquiring ace starter Jon Lester from the cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox for Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes. continue reading »

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

House Republicans Cancel Vote on Border-Crisis Bill

The House of Representatives did not bring to a final vote the bill crafted by the Republican majority for $659 million in supplementary funds to handle the border crisis. continue reading »

Retired Army Officer Arrested for 1999 Murder of Colombian Journalist

Retired Army Officer Arrested for 1999 Murder of Colombian Journalist

A retired army officer accused of being one of the people involved in the 1999 murder of popular journalist and political humorist Jaime Garzon was captured Thursday after a decade on the run, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Argentina Denies Economy is in Default

Argentina Denies Economy is in Default

A day after rating agency Standard & Poor's declared Argentina to be in selective default for failing to make interest payments to holders of restructured debt, the Argentine government dismissed talk of default as "an absurd fable." continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Children arrested in Mexico Carrying Firearms Skyrocket

Blog del Narco: Children arrested in Mexico Carrying Firearms Skyrocket

The number of children and adolescents who carry firearms in Guanajuato is steadily increasing according to a report from the Attorney General PGJ entity. In 2011 only nine minors were found to be in possession of revolvers, brackets, machine guns, etc.. Although in 2013 found a total of 50. All of them were found in the 23 municipalities as continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together

Rep. Gutiérrez On Failure of House Republicans to Get Their Act Together on Immigration, Border Spending, Children and DREAMers continue reading »

Petrobras Stops Production at Offshore Rig after Fire, Spill Near Brazil

Petrobras Stops Production at Offshore Rig after Fire, Spill Near Brazil

Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras halted production at its PNA-1 platform off the coast of the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro after a fire broke out and oily water spilled, the Sindipetro NF oil workers union said Thursday. continue reading »

Peruvian Police Arrest Man Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

Peruvian Police Arrest Man Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

A man was arrested for allegedly heading an international drug organization linked to Mexico's Tijuana cartel, the Peruvian Interior Ministry said. continue reading »

Cameron Diaz Brings “Sex Tape” to Mexico

Cameron Diaz Brings “Sex Tape” to Mexico

Actress Cameron Diaz traveled to Mexico to promote her new film, "Sex Tape," in which Jason Segel co-stars. continue reading »

Brazilian Group Captures First Contact with Indian Tribe (VIDEO)

Brazilian Group Captures First Contact with Indian Tribe (VIDEO)

A video released by Brazil's National Indian Foundation, or FUNAI, shows an isolated Indian tribe's first contact with civilization in Acre, a state on the border with Peru, and how the Indians interact with a nearby indigenous community. continue reading »

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

Senate to Vote on Emergency Funds for Border

The Senate on Wednesday approved continuing the procedure to bring to a vote the Democratic bill to provide $2.7 billion in supplementary emergency funding to deal with the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Neymar Will Join Barça’s Pre-Season Match in August

Neymar Will Join Barça’s Pre-Season Match in August

Brazilian star striker Neymar said here Thursday he will be "100 percent" when he joins FC Barcelona's training sessions next week and is confident he will play in a friendly pre-season match later in August. continue reading »

El Salvador Charges Spanish Priest with Assisting Gangs

El Salvador Charges Spanish Priest with Assisting Gangs

A Spanish priest was arrested in El Salvador and charged with allegedly smuggling banned items to gang members behind bars, the police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian authorities seized 1,555 kilograms (3,425 lbs.) of cocaine that were found on a boat en route to Central America, the military said Wednesday. continue reading »

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez to Appear Before CAS on August 8

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez to Appear Before CAS on August 8

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has summoned Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, currently serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities, to a hearing on Aug. 8. continue reading »