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Cuban Tourism Continues to See Slight Drop

Cuban Tourism Continues to See Slight Drop

The arrival of visiting foreigners to Cuba, where tourism is the second largest source of revenue, continued its slowdown in July with a drop of 0.5 percent compared with the same month in 2013, according to official figures released Saturday. continue reading »

Guillermo Arriaga’s “Words With Gods” Screens at Venice Film Festival

Guillermo Arriaga’s “Words With Gods” Screens at Venice Film Festival

A wave of spirituality washed over the Venice Film Festival on Saturday with the out-of-competition screening of "Words with Gods," a series of religious-themed short films directed by Mexico's Guillermo Arriaga and eight other filmmakers, including Spain's Alex de la Iglesia and Argentine-born Brazilian Hector Babenco. continue reading »

Argentine Couple Set Off on Argentina-to-Alaska Road Trip in Name of Science

Argentine Couple Set Off on Argentina-to-Alaska Road Trip in Name of Science

Nico and Lola are two young Argentines who in the name of popularizing science will cross the Americas from bottom to top, from Buenos Aires to Alaska, in a 1981 Brazilian van that will be their home for two years. continue reading »

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Representatives of several Ibero-American governments agreed during a forum in Mexico to implement policies favoring exercise in order to halt the growing problem of obesity and overweight among their populations. continue reading »

Spanish Fashion Designer Manuel Pertegaz Dies, Age 96

Spanish Fashion Designer Manuel Pertegaz Dies, Age 96

Spanish fashion designer Manuel Pertegaz died before dawn Saturday in Barcelona, his design studio told told Efe. He was 96. His funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary in the Sant Gervasi district. continue reading »

20 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Mine in Nicaragua

20 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Mine in Nicaragua

Rescue teams brought 20 people to safety at an artisanal gold mine located on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast and are continuing to search for seven others who remain trapped. continue reading »

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Three Colombian soldiers suffered slight injuries in a car-bomb explosion in front of an army installation in the southern province of Caqueta, the military said. continue reading »

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday it expects its crude output to fall by 6.7 percent in 2014 compared to last year, attributing the result to measurement improvements. continue reading »

Mexico Exonerates Exiled Union Leader Living in Canada

Mexico Exonerates Exiled Union Leader Living in Canada

A powerful Mexican labor leader forced into exile eight years ago by an indictment for embezzlement has been cleared of any wrongdoing, the judiciary said Friday. continue reading »

Bolivian Police Seize Guns en Route to Brazilian Crime Organization

Bolivian Police Seize Guns en Route to Brazilian Crime Organization

Bolivian police seized a consignment of weapons that was bound for the most powerful criminal organization in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo, the interior ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

A former rightist militia chief convicted in absentia for his role in massacres has been arrested in neighboring Panama, Colombian police said Friday. continue reading »

90 Percent of Oil Spilled Into River Has Been Recovered, Says Pemex

90 Percent of Oil Spilled Into River Has Been Recovered, Says Pemex

Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said it has recovered 90 percent of the crude that was spilled into a river in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

27 Trapped in Nicaraguan Mine

27 Trapped in Nicaraguan Mine

The number of people trapped inside a gold mine on Nicaragua's northern Atlantic coast is 27 and not 24, as reported earlier, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Cartels Considering Major Alliance

Mexican Cartels Considering Major Alliance

Several of Mexico's major drug cartels are pursuing an alliance, capital daily Reforma said Friday, citing unnamed intelligence sources. The Juarez organization and Los Zetas are among the groups trying to create a "cartel of cartels," the newspaper said in a front-page story. continue reading »

Experts: Exercise is the Most Effective Preventive Medicine

Experts: Exercise is the Most Effective Preventive Medicine

Physical exercise is the most effective preventive medicine against ailments like diabetes and is an effective remedy for problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, experts taking part in a forum in Mexico City said. continue reading »