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Friend Says Garcia Marquez’s Widow is “Full of Sadness”

Friend Says Garcia Marquez’s Widow is “Full of Sadness”

Mercedes Barcha is "full of sadness" for the death of husband Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a family friend said Friday as he was leaving the Mexico City home of the late Nobel laureate. continue reading »

Bolivian President Believes Poor Kids Need to Learn Foreign Languages

Bolivian President Believes Poor Kids Need to Learn Foreign Languages

President Evo Morales advised Bolivian peasants, Indians and workers to make sure their children learn another language so they can apply for scholarships to study abroad. continue reading »

Mexico Reports No Casualties after 7.2 Earthquake

Mexico Reports No Casualties after 7.2 Earthquake

The Mexican government has received no reports of casualties or major damage after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake off the Aztec nation's southwestern Pacific coast, emergency services chief Luis Felipe Puente said. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

Atletico Madrid to Face Major Challenges in the Next Few Weeks

April will be a "very decisive month" for Atletico Madrid as it fights to stay atop the Spanish first division and prepares for a Champions League semifinal against Chelsea, top striker Diego Costa says. continue reading »

2 Mexican Moviemakers Receive Heineken/Tribeca Grants

2 Mexican Moviemakers Receive Heineken/Tribeca Grants

Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York's Tribeca Film Institute. continue reading »

Construction Accident Kills 4 in Northern Mexico

Construction Accident Kills 4 in Northern Mexico

Four laborers working on the remodeling of a restaurant in northern Mexico were killed when the marquee over the entrance crashed down on them, authorities said. continue reading »

NASA Spots Distant Planet in “Habitable Zone” with Space Telescope

NASA Spots Distant Planet in “Habitable Zone” with Space Telescope

NASA said that astronomers working with the Kepler Space Telescope have located the first Earth-sized planet within what is called the habitable zone: the right distance from a star to allow liquid water to pool on its surface. continue reading »

Singer Cheo Feliciano Killed in Car Accident

Singer Cheo Feliciano Killed in Car Accident

Puerto Rican salsa star Cheo Feliciano died early Thursday when his car collided with a cement pole in San Juan. He was 78. The crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. as the singer was driving to his home in the suburb of Cupey, transit police coordinator Jorge Hernandez Peña told Efe from the accident scene. continue reading »

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police have made an arrest in the killing of prominent chef and restaurateur Humberto Dominguez, Guatemala's interior minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Cuban authorities to release an independent journalist arrested 10 days ago and to drop all charges in the case. continue reading »

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

A U.S. man who faces criminal charges in his homeland was detained while trying to sneak into Panama from neighboring Costa Rica, Panamanian authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

The northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador suffered 21 murders in a 24-hour period amid a strike by Bahia state police, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

The Buenos Aires Zoo has put its white Bengal tiger triplets, who were born three months ago, on display, officials at the Argentine wildlife park said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

A man with his mouth taped was found dead inside a suitcase in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The incident was reported around 10:40pm last night. On M. Hernández Pablo Street, between Railroad Street and Alberto Garduñ continue reading »

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Thousands of vehicles were stranded for more than 12 hours overnight on a highway west of Mexico City when a hailstorm hit the mountain area that divides the capital from the Valley of Toluca, federal officials said Thursday. continue reading »