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6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

One police officer and five suspected gang members were killed in a gun battle in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, the Honduran security ministry said. continue reading »

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's Security Ministry said. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz Welcomes Second Child With Raquel Perera

Alejandro Sanz Welcomes Second Child With Raquel Perera

Singer Alejandro Sanz and his wife, Raquel Perera, are the parents of a baby girl, their second child together, sources at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

iPad Sales Failing, But Tablet Sales Rise by 11 Percent

iPad Sales Failing, But Tablet Sales Rise by 11 Percent

Worldwide tablet sales rose 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 over the same period last year, a figure that banishes doubts about the future of these devices despite a drop in iPad sales. continue reading »

U.S. Weights Granting Refugee Status to Honduran Minors

U.S. Weights Granting Refugee Status to Honduran Minors

The U.S. government is considering the possibility of granting refugee status to young Hondurans as one way of stemming the flood of unaccompanied Central American minors streaming across the border from Mexico, officials at the White House said Thursday. continue reading »

Guatemalan President Calls for “Plan Central America”

Guatemalan President Calls for “Plan Central America”

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said in Washington Thursday that to deal with the border crisis spurred by the arrival of more than 50,000 unaccompanied underage migrants from Central America it will be necessary for the United States to implement a plan similar to Washington's multi-billion-dollar initiative in Colombia. continue reading »

Pope Francis First US Visit Confirmed

Pope Francis First US Visit Confirmed

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year. Archbishop Chaput made the announcement July 24 before giving his homily during the opening Mass of the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented

Puerto Rico to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented

The Puerto Rican government on Thursday announced that it will issue driver's licenses to undocumented foreigners, a measure that could benefit more than 100,000 immigrants on the island, most of them Dominicans. continue reading »

Restrictionists Spread Unfounded Rumors About Migrant Children and Disease

Restrictionists Spread Unfounded Rumors About Migrant Children and Disease

More often than not, anti-immigrant groups use their hateful rhetoric to blame immigrants for all of our nation’s ills. On a regular basis, restrictionist groups release reports that portray immigrants as criminals, terrorists, a threat to American continue reading »

Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Businessmen and drivers in Guatemala's intercity bus sector on Thursday demanded that the authorities provide greater security for them. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuela denounced on Thursday the "illegal and arbitrary" arrest in Aruba of a former head of military intelligence who was traveling on a diplomatic passport. continue reading »

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of seven workers who died in a cave-in at an unlicensed open-pit gold mine in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, authorities said. continue reading »

Japan Hires Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach National Squad

Japan Hires Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach National Squad

Japan's soccer federation said Thursday it has named Mexico's Javier Aguirre as head coach of the Asian nation's national team. continue reading »

Remains of Elephant Ancestor Found in Mexico

Remains of Elephant Ancestor Found in Mexico

Scientists found the skull and tusks of a gomphothere - an ancestor of the elephant - in the central state of Tlaxcala, Mexico's National Institute and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Court to Hold Express Hearing on Suarez Biting Case in August

Court to Hold Express Hearing on Suarez Biting Case in August

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has agreed to hold an express hearing during the second week of August on the case of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities for biting an opposing player during the World Cup in Brazil. continue reading »