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Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Apply for “Fracking” Permits

Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Apply for “Fracking” Permits

Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it will apply for the environmental permits needed to employ hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in its exploration work. continue reading »

English-language Version of “Queen of the South” Gets Green-lit

English-language Version of “Queen of the South” Gets Green-lit

"Queen of the South," a novel by Spanish writer Arturo Perez Reverte that has already been adapted for television in its original language, will soon get an English-language treatment to be broadcast on the USA Network, The Hollywood Reporter said. continue reading »

Calle 13, Enrique Iglesias Lead in Latin Grammy Nominations

Calle 13, Enrique Iglesias Lead in Latin Grammy Nominations

Enrique Iglesias came away Wednesday with five Latin Grammy Awards nominations, including best recording and best song of the year, while the Puerto Rican band Calle 13 collected nine nominations. continue reading »

Microsoft to Offer Programming Courses to 1 Million Young People in Latin America

Microsoft to Offer Programming Courses to 1 Million Young People in Latin America

Microsoft has launched its "I Can Program" initiative to teach computer programming to more than 1 million young people in Latin America via an "easy and fun" approach. continue reading »

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that his country delivered Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly its ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol for the prevention of greenhouse gases. continue reading »

Ordered Restore in Town Where 11 Guatemalan Indians Were Massacred

Ordered Restore in Town Where 11 Guatemalan Indians Were Massacred

Authorities have reestablished order after the massacre of 11 Indians on the weekend in the western municipality of San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala's interior minister said Tuesday. continue reading »

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

News Taco: Every Week is Banned Books Week for Chicanos.

Every week is banned books week for Chicanos. continue reading »

Peru to Reduce Emissions with Help from Germany and Norway

Peru to Reduce Emissions with Help from Germany and Norway

The Governments of Peru, Norway and Germany have signed today a Letter of Intent for future collaboration for the implementation of the “Peru Results Based Initiative on REDD+ ” as a major effort for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Peru. continue reading »

NELSON BALDIDO: Better to Prepare for U.S.-Mexico Border Terror Threat Than to React to Aftermath

NELSON BALDIDO: Better to Prepare for U.S.-Mexico Border Terror Threat Than to React to Aftermath

The president’s recent address on the threat of the Islamic State terrorist group and its effect on U.S.security resulted in a mixed bag of post-speech analysis and commentary, and it should affect the way policymakers consider U.S.-Mexico border security in the future. continue reading »

Burnt Body of Kidnapped Congressman Found in Mexico

Burnt Body of Kidnapped Congressman Found in Mexico

The burned body of a kidnapped congressman was found Tuesday inside his SUV on the border between the western Mexican states of Zacatecas and Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Blamed for Bombing that Left 8 Injured, Including 3 Children

FARC Guerillas Blamed for Bombing that Left 8 Injured, Including 3 Children

At least eight civilians, including three minors, were injured in a bombing in the southwestern Colombian province of Nariño that authorities blamed on leftist FARC guerrillas. continue reading »

Hyatt Plans Its First Hotel in El Salvador

Hyatt Plans Its First Hotel in El Salvador

U.S.-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. has laid the cornerstone for its first hotel in El Salvador, a $36 million project, the Salvadoran government development agency said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Continues Its Commitment to Saving the Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins

Brazil’s Continues Its Commitment to Saving the Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins

An environmental reserve in Brazil that four decades ago began gathering the surviving Golden Lion Tamarins has prevented the extinction of one of the most endangered species of primates in the world. continue reading »

Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on Its Agents

Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras on Its Agents

he U.S. Border Patrol is ready to test the use of body cameras on its agents in New Mexico to determine if they are using excessive force in certain cases. continue reading »

Clorox Closing Venezuela Operations Due to Economic Instability and Govt Intrusion

Clorox Closing Venezuela Operations Due to Economic Instability and Govt Intrusion

The Clorox Company announced Monday that it has suspended operations in Venezuela in the face of operational restrictions, economic uncertainty and supply interruptions. continue reading »