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Hundreds Evacuated From Central Mexico After Pipe Explosion

Hundreds Evacuated From Central Mexico After Pipe Explosion

At least 500 industrial workers were evacuated following an explosion in a gas pipeline in San Miguel Xoxtla, a town in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but no one was injured in the blast, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

A man presumed to be the son of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, one of the leaders of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, will face trial on drug and other charges, the Attorney General's Office said, citing a ruling by a judge. continue reading »

Scientists in Puerto Rico Research Human Fears, How to Overcome Them

Scientists in Puerto Rico Research Human Fears, How to Overcome Them

The American Gregory Quirk leads a team of scientists in Puerto Rico that is studying the neural mechanisms of fear and preparing what could be the first article from the island in more than a decade to appear in the prestigious scientific publication "Nature." continue reading »

Oil Industry Union Leader is Assassinated in Colombia

Oil Industry Union Leader is Assassinated in Colombia

A union leader in the oil industry in the central Colombian province of Meta was gunned down by hired killers riding a motorcycle, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Spanish Priest Confesses to Aiding Gangs in El Salvador

Spanish Priest Confesses to Aiding Gangs in El Salvador

Spanish priest Antonio Rodriguez, in custody for the past month, has confessed to aiding Salvadoran street gangs and agreed to collaborate with the law in order to speed up his trial, El Salvador's attorney general, Luis Martinez, said. continue reading »

Bolivia Expects to Produce 100% of Domestic Electricity By 2018

Bolivia Expects to Produce 100% of Domestic Electricity By 2018

Bolivia will be able to cover 100 percent of its domestic electricity demand in 2018 thanks to additional output from two natural gas-fired plants currently under construction in the Andean nation, President Evo Morales said Saturday. continue reading »

Cuban Tourism Continues to See Slight Drop

Cuban Tourism Continues to See Slight Drop

The arrival of visiting foreigners to Cuba, where tourism is the second largest source of revenue, continued its slowdown in July with a drop of 0.5 percent compared with the same month in 2013, according to official figures released Saturday. continue reading »

Guillermo Arriaga’s “Words With Gods” Screens at Venice Film Festival

Guillermo Arriaga’s “Words With Gods” Screens at Venice Film Festival

A wave of spirituality washed over the Venice Film Festival on Saturday with the out-of-competition screening of "Words with Gods," a series of religious-themed short films directed by Mexico's Guillermo Arriaga and eight other filmmakers, including Spain's Alex de la Iglesia and Argentine-born Brazilian Hector Babenco. continue reading »

Argentine Couple Set Off on Argentina-to-Alaska Road Trip in Name of Science

Argentine Couple Set Off on Argentina-to-Alaska Road Trip in Name of Science

Nico and Lola are two young Argentines who in the name of popularizing science will cross the Americas from bottom to top, from Buenos Aires to Alaska, in a 1981 Brazilian van that will be their home for two years. continue reading »

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Representatives of several Ibero-American governments agreed during a forum in Mexico to implement policies favoring exercise in order to halt the growing problem of obesity and overweight among their populations. continue reading »

Spanish Fashion Designer Manuel Pertegaz Dies, Age 96

Spanish Fashion Designer Manuel Pertegaz Dies, Age 96

Spanish fashion designer Manuel Pertegaz died before dawn Saturday in Barcelona, his design studio told told Efe. He was 96. His funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary in the Sant Gervasi district. continue reading »

20 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Mine in Nicaragua

20 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Mine in Nicaragua

Rescue teams brought 20 people to safety at an artisanal gold mine located on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast and are continuing to search for seven others who remain trapped. continue reading »

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Car-Bomb Injures 3 Soldiers in Southern Colombia

Three Colombian soldiers suffered slight injuries in a car-bomb explosion in front of an army installation in the southern province of Caqueta, the military said. continue reading »

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday it expects its crude output to fall by 6.7 percent in 2014 compared to last year, attributing the result to measurement improvements. continue reading »

Mexico Exonerates Exiled Union Leader Living in Canada

Mexico Exonerates Exiled Union Leader Living in Canada

A powerful Mexican labor leader forced into exile eight years ago by an indictment for embezzlement has been cleared of any wrongdoing, the judiciary said Friday. continue reading »