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Oaxaca, Mexico Rattled by Earthquake this Morning

Oaxaca, Mexico Rattled by Earthquake this Morning

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake shook the coasts of the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, though no victims or material damage have been reported up to now, the National Meteorological Service, or SMN, said. continue reading »

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga presents "Words with Gods" at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, a film created to spark among the public "a critical and respectful dialogue on the meaning of religion and God or gods." continue reading »

Spanish Nurse Infected with Ebola is Conscious and Able to Meet with Her Medical Team

Spanish Nurse Infected with Ebola is Conscious and Able to Meet with Her Medical Team

The Spanish nursing assistant infected with the Ebola virus is conscious Saturday and able to speak with the medical team caring for her at Carlos III Hospital, medical sources said. continue reading »

Explosive Device Found in Residential Neighborhood of Bogota, Colombia

Explosive Device Found in Residential Neighborhood of Bogota, Colombia

Colombian police performed a controlled detonation Friday of an explosive device that had been planted behind a building in a residential neighborhood of Bogota. continue reading »

Border Report: Illegal Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors Grew by 77 Percent in 2014

Border Report: Illegal Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors Grew by 77 Percent in 2014

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Mexico grew by 77 percent during fiscal year 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Mexican Government Debuts New Presidential Plane at a Cost of $505 Million

Mexican Government Debuts New Presidential Plane at a Cost of $505 Million

Mexico's new presidential airplane was for several hours on the runway of a military airbase near this capital for its formal delivery, before returning to the United States to be fully equipped, the press reported Friday. continue reading »

Aerospace Companies Heading to Quertaro, Mexico in Record Numbers

Six aerospace companies from Spain, the United States and Canada will begin operating in the coming months in the central Mexican state of Queretaro with an initial investment outlay of 400 million pesos ($28 million), Gov. Jose Calzada said. continue reading »

Report: Over 20 Percent of Latinas Lack Health Insurance

Report: Over 20 Percent of Latinas Lack Health Insurance

More than 21 percent of Latino women in the United States lack medical insurance, compared with 9.8 percent of all Hispanics, according to a Florida Atlantic University study released Thursday. continue reading »

Singer Anahi Announces Engagement to Mexican Governor of Chiapas

Singer Anahi Announces Engagement to Mexican Governor of Chiapas

Mexican actress and singer Anahi on Tuesday announced her engagement to the governor of the southern state of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco, after a more-than-two-year romantic relationship. continue reading »

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

The first group of Cuban health professionals to take part in the fight against Ebola in Liberia have arrived in this country, the Liberian government said Tuesday. continue reading »

DUIs in Brazil Fall by 45 Percent Thanks to 2007 Zero Tolerance Law

DUIs in Brazil Fall by 45 Percent Thanks to 2007 Zero Tolerance Law

The incidence of drinking alcohol and then driving has fallen 45 percent in Brazil since 2007, one year before the "zero tolerance" law was adopted, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Theft of Fuel from Pipelines Continues to Plague PEMEX in Mexico

Theft of Fuel from Pipelines Continues to Plague PEMEX in Mexico

Security forces in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas have recovered more than 420,000 liters (110,960 gallons) of diesel stolen from state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos' pipelines, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombia Declares Panama an Illegal Tax Haven

Colombia Declares Panama an Illegal Tax Haven

Colombia's government on Wednesday placed Panama on its list of tax havens after the Central American country failed to meet a deadline for signing a fiscal information exchange agreement, the director of the Andean nation's tax agency, known as the DIAN, said. continue reading »

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona have discovered in the southeastern Spanish region of Murcia the remains of a building believed to be the first example of a Bronze Age political headquarters in Western Europe. continue reading »

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

U.S. experts on Wednesday recommended that their government begin to normalize relations with Cuba, eliminating some of the main elements of the economic embargo Washington imposed in 1962. continue reading »