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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 »

Study: Neanderthals, Humans Shared Earth for 5,400 Years

A new analysis of 40 archaeological sites stretching from Russia to Spain indicates that Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans overlapped in Europe over a period of between 2,600 and 5,400 years. continue reading »

Colombia Creates Agency to Investigate Journalist’s Death

Colombia Creates Agency to Investigate Journalist’s Death

A new agency created by the Colombian Inspector General's Office will investigate this month's murder of a journalist whose police protection had been recently withdrawn even though he had denounced a fresh death threat. continue reading »

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

Ebola Death Toll Rises to 1,350, Says WHO

The Ebola virus death toll in West Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1,350, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. continue reading »

Army Chief, 4 Others Die in Helicopter Crash in Guatemala

Army Chief, 4 Others Die in Helicopter Crash in Guatemala

The chief of Guatemala's armed forces, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, was among five people killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Defense Minister Manuel Lopez said. continue reading »

Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

Argentine Truck Driver Charged in Accident that Killed Pope’s Relatives

The truck driver involved in the accident that killed three of Pope Francis's relatives was charged with aggravated manslaughter on Wednesday by a prosecutor in Argentina, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

Seven Reasons Why Undocumented Immigrants are Rooted in America

With immigration legislation now moribund in Congress, all eyes have turned to the White House to see what sorts of non-legislative fixes to the immigration system might continue reading »

Group Shows Bicycles Are Best Way to Get Around Mexico City

Group Shows Bicycles Are Best Way to Get Around Mexico City

Thirty-five riders participated in Desafio Modal 2014, an event organized to show that bicycles are the best mode of transportation in Mexico City. continue reading »

Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

Peru's armed forces rescued nine captives from a column of Shining Path guerrillas in the central region of Junin, the defense ministry said. continue reading »

1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian police announced the seizure of 1.3 tons of cocaine found in a cargo container aboard an outbound ship in the Pacific port of Buenaventura. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Use Old Traffic Network to Lay Fiber-Optic Cables

Puerto Rico to Use Old Traffic Network to Lay Fiber-Optic Cables

Puerto Rico's government plans to use an old traffic-signal network in San Juan to lay fiber-optic cables in Santurce, a district being developed as the island's tech center and an engine for job creation, officials said. continue reading »