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2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised on Monday to rebuild "with all the resources necessary" the Pacific port city of Valparaiso, which was devastated by a huge and still active fire that has killed 13 people and destroyed 2,200 homes. continue reading »

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

REPORT:  Cuba has Over 16,000 Cases of AIDS

The number of people in Cuba with HIV/AIDS currently stands at 16,479, according to figures published Monday in the official weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Threaten Tamaulipas to” Become Hell Itself ”

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Threaten Tamaulipas to” Become Hell Itself ”

The criminal organization Los Zetas today released a message on the Internet that threatens to intensify violence in Tamaulipas state, which in the last week has killed 28 gunmen, according to official figures. Through an anonymous email, various blogs received the image of a card with a text supposedly written by Los Zetas, in which calls continue reading »

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

A Colorado school district has become the first in the nation to actively seek out qualified undocumented immigrants who want to be teachers, 9 News, NBC’s Colorado affiliate first reported. The Denver Public School (DPS) system has joined with continue reading »

Vigilantes Involved in Shootout with Knights Templarios Cartel Members in Mexico

Vigilantes Involved in Shootout with Knights Templarios Cartel Members in Mexico

Suspected Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gunmen engaged in a shootout with vigilantes in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a vigilante leader said. continue reading »

Tour Bus Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Veracruz, 33 Killed

Tour Bus Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Veracruz, 33 Killed

At least 33 people were killed early Sunday when a tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on the Cosamalopan-Acayucan highway in the southern part of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. continue reading »

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign investment in Spanish real estate rose in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year to 6.45 billion euros ($8.95 billion), the highest level registered in the past nine years and 16 percent more than in 2012. continue reading »

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighborhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarized police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Actor Antonio Banderas said Sunday that he returned once again for Holy Week to his hometown of Malaga, a city in southern Spain, to "rest" from the "whirlpool" of making four films this year and enjoy his "people." continue reading »

P.R. Supreme Court Justice Steps Down Due to Constitutional Requirements

P.R. Supreme Court Justice Steps Down Due to Constitutional Requirements

Puerto Rican Supreme Court Chief Justice Federico Hernandez Denton stepped down after nearly 30 years on the bench and was replaced by Justice Liana Fiol Matta. continue reading »

Honduran Media Executive Murdered in His Home

Honduran Media Executive Murdered in His Home

A Radio Progreso executive who had received protection since 2009 was found stabbed to death this weekend in the northern Honduran province of Yoro, Reflection, Investigation and Communications Team, or ERIC, director the Rev. Ismael Moreno said. continue reading »

Death in Army Occupied Favela Sparks Protests in Rio

Death in Army Occupied Favela Sparks Protests in Rio

The first slaying in military action at a Rio de Janeiro shantytown complex known as Mare, which was occupied last week by the army, sparked protests by locals who said the victim was a worker with no ties to any criminal groups. continue reading »

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

Drummond Boat Shipwrecked Near Coast of Colombia

The U.S. mining company Drummond reported Saturday the shipwreck of a boat that was helping with construction work at this multinational coal company's port on the Colombian Caribbean, though nothing has been said about the possible environmental impact of the accident. continue reading »

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Some 100 people were evacuated Saturday as a fire spread in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Reexamine Teacher Pensions After Overhaul Struck Down

Puerto Rico to Reexamine Teacher Pensions After Overhaul Struck Down

Puerto Rico's government said it will seek alternative ways of overhauling the U.S. commonwealth's teacher pension system after the island's Supreme Court ruled that a new law to modify the current retirement scheme was unconstitutional. continue reading »