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Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean police defused an explosive device before dawn Friday that had been planted in a branch office of the Banco del Estado, located several blocks south of downtown Santiago. continue reading »

Guatemala Records Over 80,300 Homicides Between 1997-2013

Guatemala Records Over 80,300 Homicides Between 1997-2013

Guatemala had a total of 80,303 homicides between 1997 and 2013, the Mutual Aid Group, or GAM, an independent human rights monitor, said Friday. continue reading »

Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

Authorities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil's wealthiest and most heavily populated, have restored the water flow of the Paraiba do Sul River to normal levels, bringing an end to a dispute with the neighboring states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. continue reading »

3 Killed, 5 Wounded During Home Invasion Outside of Mexico City

3 Killed, 5 Wounded During Home Invasion Outside of Mexico City

Three members of a family were killed and five others wounded Friday when gunmen burst into a home in the capital suburb of Ecatepec and started shooting, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

Cuba Calls On Retired Professors to Cover University Deficit

The Cuban government has authorized universities to hire professors already retired in the same positions they had before retiring, in order to cover the existing deficit of educators. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find Bodies of 5 Kidnapped Men

Mexican Authorities Find Bodies of 5 Kidnapped Men

Five young men kidnapped last weekend in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa were found slain in the northern state of Durango, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

Brazil's central bank said its economic activity index, a leading indicator for gross domestic product performance, declined by 1.2 percent in the second quarter relative to the previous three-month period. continue reading »

Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

Broadcast Journalist Slain in Honduras

A broadcast journalist was murdered in northern Honduras, becoming the seventh journalist to be slain in the Central American country this year, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

Fossils discovered in the east-central Spanish province of Cuenca have enabled experts to reconstruct the dermal armor of the titanosaurs, the last of the giant dinosaurs, for the first time. continue reading »

Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes filmed in Puerto Rico four videos of songs from his new disc "Loco de Amor," with which he will launch his new world tour next week in his native land. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

U.S. automaker General Motors plans to invest 6.5 billion reais (nearly $3 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, CEO Mary Barra said. She said after meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that GM has a nearly 90-year track record in Brazil and plans to be in the country for the long haul. continue reading »

Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

Actress Columba Dominguez, an emblematic figure of the golden age of Mexican cinema, has died in a Mexico City hospital. She was 85. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Narco Violence Returns to Tijuana

Blog del Narco: Narco Violence Returns to Tijuana

Violence again surfacing in the border city of Tijuana where in the first seven months of the year there have been 302 crimes, most of them related to disputes between rival groups for control of drug dealing. continue reading »

Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

The mayor of the western Mexican town of Huetamo was arrested on charges of homicide and extortion, the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders said Colombian authorities' negligence was partially to blame for the death of a radio journalist who was gunned down just two weeks after his police protection was removed. continue reading »