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Blog del Narco:  Zeta Cartel Chief Captured in Saltillo, Mexico

Blog del Narco:  Zeta Cartel Chief Captured in Saltillo, Mexico

The suspected boss of the Zetas drug cartel in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo was arrested along with seven associates by federal security forces over the weekend, state officials said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged from Last Year at 5.18%

Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged from Last Year at 5.18%

Mexico's unemployment rate was 5.18 percent in August, basically unchanged from the 5.17 percent level registered in August 2013, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: With All the Immigration Fireworks, Why Do They Seem So Surprised?

NELSON BALIDO: With All the Immigration Fireworks, Why Do They Seem So Surprised?

While the drama is unfurling on Capitol Hill on what to do about an emergency border bill, the public is becoming aware that various high level departments within the administration were sending warning flares of what was coming and yet the administration chose to ignore the signals. continue reading »

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

Mass Exodus of Teachers in Cuba, 7,000 Left Profession Last Year

The exodus of teachers from the classrooms is one of the problems facing Cuba's educational system, with 6,938 educators quitting during the 2013-2014 academic year, according to government figures published Monday in the weekly Trabajadores. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Says Economic Turnaround Depends on What U.S. Does

Brazil’s President Says Economic Turnaround Depends on What U.S. Does

The recovery of Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, depends on a strong rebound in the U.S. economy, President Dilma Rousseff said Monday. continue reading »

Daring Thieves in Chile Make Off With $8.3 Million in Jewelry and Cash

Daring Thieves in Chile Make Off With $8.3 Million in Jewelry and Cash

Thieves broke into an outlet of the Chilean government's Dicrep pawn-shop network and made off with roughly 5 billion pesos ($8.3 million) in jewelry, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

NELSON BALIDO: Failed Immigration Policy Rears Its Ugly Head as Minors Stream Across Border

NELSON BALIDO: Failed Immigration Policy Rears Its Ugly Head as Minors Stream Across Border

Unaccompanied minors from Central America are flooding across the United States-Mexico border in response to rumors that American immigration policy is changing. The kids want in before it’s too late. continue reading »

Environmental Groups Claim Caribbean Among Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Environmental Groups Claim Caribbean Among Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Developing societies in the Caribbean are the most vulnerable economies in the Americas to climate change because the majority of the population live in coastal areas, environmental experts said Thursday. continue reading »

Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

While the U.S. government acknowledges that there is still a lot to do about the crisis of Central American children entering the country, experts and activists believe that sooner rather than later a new wave of unaccompanied youngsters will arrive at the border with Mexico. continue reading »

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid announced on Thursday the extension of French defender Raphael Varane's contract to June 30, 2020. Varane joined the club at 18 in 2011, and has so far won five titles with the team: Champions League, European Super Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. continue reading »

Illiteracy Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent in Brazil

Illiteracy Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent in Brazil

The illiteracy rate in Brazil dropped to 8.3 percent in 2013, but continues to afflict the impoverished northeastern region, where 16.6 percent of the population age 15 and up don't know how to read, according to an official study released Thursday. continue reading »

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chile's Carabineros militarized police force arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with the July 12 and Sept. 8 bombings that wounded 14 people in the Santiago Metro, Bio Bio radio reported. continue reading »

26 Suspected Drug Gang Members Arrested in Brazil

26 Suspected Drug Gang Members Arrested in Brazil

Twenty-six suspected members of a drug-dealing gang operating in a sprawling Rio slum that was supposed to have been "pacified" four years ago were arrested Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Environmentalists Call on Peru’s Gov’t to Fight Illegal Logging

Environmentalists Call on Peru’s Gov’t to Fight Illegal Logging

Illegal logging is the source of more than 40 percent of mahogany and cedar that Peru exports to the United States, and is behind the death of those who oppose that sector of the lumber industry, such as the four Indian leaders murdered in early September by suspected illegal loggers, environmentalists said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Paulo Jose Doesn’t Let Parkinson’s Keep Him From Working

Brazil’s Paulo Jose Doesn’t Let Parkinson’s Keep Him From Working

Paulo Jose, still one of the main figures in Brazil's film industry at 77, said in an interview with Efe that he had no plans to leave the stage despite a two-decade battle with Parkinson's disease. continue reading »