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Bloomberg Honors Barcelona With Innovation Award

Bloomberg Honors Barcelona With Innovation Award

Barcelona has won the grand prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition that honors cities for innovation. continue reading »

Cuban Water Supply at Only 54 Percent of Capacity

Cuban Water Supply at Only 54 Percent of Capacity

Water levels in Cuba's more than 900 reservoirs stood at only 54 percent as of Aug. 31, the National Institute for Water Resources, or INRH, said Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. Company Buys 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer

U.S. Company Buys 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to sell 50 E175 jets to U.S. regional operator Republic Airways Holdings for $2.1 billion. continue reading »

Search Sparks Riot at Bolivian Prison Where 4 Were Killed

Search Sparks Riot at Bolivian Prison Where 4 Were Killed

Inmates at El Abra prison set sheets and clothes on fire Wednesday to prevent authorities from searching for weapons, three days after a shootout between Bolivian and foreign-born inmates left four people dead and 10 injured, authorities said. continue reading »

Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution in 1787 and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. This week, U.S. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Don Omar on Domestic Violence Complaint

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Don Omar on Domestic Violence Complaint

Reggaeton star Don Omar was taken Wednesday to a police station on the outskirts of San Juan after officers responded to a domestic-violence complaint at the home he shares with his girlfriend, Puerto Rican authorities said. continue reading »

Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Sixty Colombian musical artists, including Carlos Vives, Juanes and Andres Cepeda, have released the song "A Step Toward Peace," as part of the I Can campaign that aims to end the decades-long armed conflict in the country. continue reading »

Reggaeton Star Wisin Opens “Nabo Restaurant” in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton Star Wisin Opens “Nabo Restaurant” in Puerto Rico

Wisin, formally half of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, is diversifying with the inauguration of a 130-seat, retro-chic-themed restaurant in this San Juan suburb. continue reading »

Total Estimates Cost of Developing Brazil’s Biggest Oil Field at $80 Billion

Total Estimates Cost of Developing Brazil’s Biggest Oil Field at $80 Billion

Brazil's biggest oil field, Libra, will cost $80 billion to develop, according to a senior executive with France's Total, one of five consortium members participating in the project. continue reading »

Barack Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak a “Threat to Global Security”

Barack Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak a “Threat to Global Security”

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a significant escalation in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 2,400 people in West Africa, which he called a "potential threat to global security." continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid got off to a good start in defending its Champions League title with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Basel. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on an own goal and went on to give up three more in the space of seven minutes before clawing one back nearly 40 minutes into the contest before more than 65,000 people at the Blancos' Santiago Bernabeu stadium. continue reading »

Spain Considers Prosecuting Citizens Who Join Jihadist Groups

Spain Considers Prosecuting Citizens Who Join Jihadist Groups

The Spanish government is thinking about amending the criminal code to allow Spaniards who take part in foreign conflicts, especially those in which radical Islamic groups are involved, to be prosecuted on terrorism charges. continue reading »

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

President Barack Obama's decision to postpone doing anything about immigration reform to help the undocumented will get a strong backlash from the Hispanic community in the November elections, actor and political activist Wilmer Valderrama said. continue reading »

Latin American Families Challenged by Poverty, Violence, Social Norms

Latin American Families Challenged by Poverty, Violence, Social Norms

Poverty, violence and changing social norms are causing the disintegration of the family structure across Latin America, church workers in the region said in advance of the October gathering of bishops in the Vatican to discuss pressures families face. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of the U.S. Latino Market

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of the U.S. Latino Market

According to an infographic by Smartling, the states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations are South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. All of which have more than doubled their Hispanic populations over the past decade. continue reading »