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2 Mexican Moviemakers Receive Heineken/Tribeca Grants

2 Mexican Moviemakers Receive Heineken/Tribeca Grants

Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York's Tribeca Film Institute. continue reading »

Construction Accident Kills 4 in Northern Mexico

Construction Accident Kills 4 in Northern Mexico

Four laborers working on the remodeling of a restaurant in northern Mexico were killed when the marquee over the entrance crashed down on them, authorities said. continue reading »

NASA Spots Distant Planet in “Habitable Zone” with Space Telescope

NASA Spots Distant Planet in “Habitable Zone” with Space Telescope

NASA said that astronomers working with the Kepler Space Telescope have located the first Earth-sized planet within what is called the habitable zone: the right distance from a star to allow liquid water to pool on its surface. continue reading »

Singer Cheo Feliciano Killed in Car Accident

Singer Cheo Feliciano Killed in Car Accident

Puerto Rican salsa star Cheo Feliciano died early Thursday when his car collided with a cement pole in San Juan. He was 78. The crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. as the singer was driving to his home in the suburb of Cupey, transit police coordinator Jorge Hernandez Peña told Efe from the accident scene. continue reading »

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police have made an arrest in the killing of prominent chef and restaurateur Humberto Dominguez, Guatemala's interior minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Cuban authorities to release an independent journalist arrested 10 days ago and to drop all charges in the case. continue reading »

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

A U.S. man who faces criminal charges in his homeland was detained while trying to sneak into Panama from neighboring Costa Rica, Panamanian authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

The northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador suffered 21 murders in a 24-hour period amid a strike by Bahia state police, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

The Buenos Aires Zoo has put its white Bengal tiger triplets, who were born three months ago, on display, officials at the Argentine wildlife park said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

A man with his mouth taped was found dead inside a suitcase in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The incident was reported around 10:40pm last night. On M. Hernández Pablo Street, between Railroad Street and Alberto Garduñ continue reading »

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Thousands of vehicles were stranded for more than 12 hours overnight on a highway west of Mexico City when a hailstorm hit the mountain area that divides the capital from the Valley of Toluca, federal officials said Thursday. continue reading »

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

French automaker Renault announced that it will invest 500 million reais ($222 million) over the next five years in the production of two new models at it plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais in the southern Brazilian state of Parana. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. continue reading »

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

A 15-year-old girl was rescued Wednesday after spending nine years locked in a garage, being fed only brewer's yeast, bread and water, and bearing signs of physical violence, Argentine police said. continue reading »