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Spanish Firms to Build Wind Farm in Honduras

Spanish Firms to Build Wind Farm in Honduras

Spain's Iberdrola Ingenieria and Gamesa have been awarded a contract to build a 50 MW wind farm in Honduras, Iberdrola said Wednesday in a statement. continue reading »

Come Meet Aspiring Latino Muralists from Rosemont

Come Meet Aspiring Latino Muralists from Rosemont

Youth with an avid interest in the arts were selected from the Rosemont community, located 20-miles outside of Chicago, to participate in a unique project promoting the ancient art of muralism continue reading »

Central Americans Experience “Frightful Nightmare” en Route to U.S.

Central Americans Experience “Frightful Nightmare” en Route to U.S.

Rapes, robberies, hunger and cold. Central American children traveling through Mexico en route to the United States experience a "frightful nightmare," according to what a Honduran teenager told Efe, adding that she will "never again" make that journey. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s America Movil to Divest Assets

Carlos Slim’s America Movil to Divest Assets

Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil says it is prepared to divest assets to bring its share of Mexico's telecommunications market below 50 percent, a necessary step to shed its dominant-player tag and an accompanying heavy regulatory burden. continue reading »

Latin Mixx Conference to Honor Johnny Ventura, Jellybean Benitez

Latin Mixx Conference to Honor Johnny Ventura, Jellybean Benitez

Dominican singer Johnny Ventura and famous disc jockey John "Jellybean" Benitez, who has worked with artists like Madonna, will be honored on Thursday at the 9th Latin Mixx Conference in New York. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Study shows 70% of Mexicans Fear Thier City is Unsafe

Blog del Narco: Study shows 70% of Mexicans Fear Thier City is Unsafe

Research says that nearly 77 million Mexicans have changed their habits and now go out without wearing jewelry, cash or credit cards to avoid being victims of crime, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety. The study by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) last June reveals that this figure represents 65.4 percent of the population in Mexico, amounting to 118 million people. continue reading »

From Gangs to Coffee Rust: Push factors for Central American Migrants

From Gangs to Coffee Rust: Push factors for Central American Migrants

Giovani Melendez, 31, fled this Central American capital with his family, setting out suddenly on a search for safety in the United States after gangs demanded growing extortion payments he was unable afford. The family -- Melen continue reading »

7 Dead, 32 Injured During Traffic Accident in Venezuela

7 Dead, 32 Injured During Traffic Accident in Venezuela

At least seven people died and 32 were injured Wednesday when two buses collided on a highway in eastern Venezuela, authorities said. continue reading »

3 Seniors Die After Drinking Insecticide Thinking it was Alcohol in Bolivia

3 Seniors Die After Drinking Insecticide Thinking it was Alcohol in Bolivia

Three people died after drinking insecticide thinking it was alcohol in a town in southwestern Bolivia, a government official reported Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. Government Stops Airborne TV Broadcasts to Cuba

U.S. Government Stops Airborne TV Broadcasts to Cuba

The United States has discretely cancelled Aero Marti, an airborne broadcasting platform that sent radio and television signals to Cuba and began operating in 2006, sparking controversy over its cost and debated effectiveness. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Argentina on Your 198th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Argentina on Your 198th Year of Independence

Today, all of Argentina is celebrating and rejoicing its 198-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the region with disease. continue reading »

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Five-time World Cup champion Brazil was overwhelmed here Tuesday, losing 7-1 to Germany in the most lopsided semifinal in the history of the competition. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Prison Riot Leaves 10 Guards Injured

Puerto Rico Prison Riot Leaves 10 Guards Injured

Ten guards and several inmates were injured during a large-scale riot at the Zarzal Correctional Institution in the eastern town of Rio Grande, Puerto Rican authorities said. continue reading »

75 Undocumented Cuban Migrants Detained in Honduras

75 Undocumented Cuban Migrants Detained in Honduras

Honduran authorities detained Tuesday 75 Cubans trying to get to the United States, a police spokesman said. continue reading »

Chilean Authorities Seized 3 Tons of Crack and Coke in Large Drug Bust

Chilean Authorities Seized 3 Tons of Crack and Coke in Large Drug Bust

Police seized 3 tons of crack and power cocaine and marijuana and arrested eight people in an operation last weekend in northern Chile, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »