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Brazil Inaugurates First City Totally Wired With Optical Fiber

Brazil Inaugurates First City Totally Wired With Optical Fiber

The Brazilian city of Aguas de Sao Pedro, in central Sao Paulo state, became the first municipality in the country totally wired with optical fiber as part of a "digital city" project aiming to modernize and digitize public services. continue reading »

Classic Horror Film to Be Re-Released in 3D by Mexican Cinema

Classic Horror Film to Be Re-Released in 3D by Mexican Cinema

Mexican cinema will make its first foray into 3D with a new version of late Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada's horror classic "Mas negro que la noche" (Blacker Than the Night), which is scheduled to hit theaters in September. continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Turns Over Documents in Corruption Probe

Brazil’s Petrobras Turns Over Documents in Corruption Probe

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras turned over documents to Federal Police investigators carrying out a corruption probe, officials said. continue reading »

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Kidnappers of Venezuelan Journalist Keeping Silent

Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza said the kidnappers of Globovision television journalist Nairobi Pinto, abducted last Sunday in Caracas, are keeping quiet, which makes the investigation more difficult. continue reading »

SeaWorld Loses Major Court Battle in Washington

SeaWorld Loses Major Court Battle in Washington

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals banned SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. from having employees who train orcas, known as "killer whales," from swimming with the sea mammals in its aquatic parks. continue reading »

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

American Alan Gross Calls of Hunger Strike After 8 Days

Alan Gross, the U.S. government contractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on subversion charges, has abandoned a hunger strike after eight days at the urging of family members, his attorney said Friday. continue reading »

Venezuela Intercepts Brazilian Private Jet

Venezuela Intercepts Brazilian Private Jet

A private jet that took off from Brazil and entered Venezuelan airspace with its transponder deactivated was intercepted by the Andean nation's air force, the Brazilian military said Friday. continue reading »

Clash Between Brazilian Police, Squatters Leads to 12 Injured

Clash Between Brazilian Police, Squatters Leads to 12 Injured

A dozen people were hurt and 27 arrested Friday in clashes between police and some of the roughly 5,000 squatters occupying a vacant industrial property in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Fifteen Dominicans were arrested for illegally bringing into Spain some of their countrymen by having them pass for professional basketball players, Spanish police said Friday. continue reading »

Pope Francis Apologizes for Sexual Abuse by Priests

Pope Francis Apologizes for Sexual Abuse by Priests

Pope Francis begged pardon Friday for the sexual abuse of children committed by "quite a few" Roman Catholic priests. "The Church is aware of this damage, it is personal, moral damage carried out by men of the Church, and we will not take one step backward with regard to how we will deal with this problem, and the sanctions that must be imposed," the pontiff told a Catholic children's NGO. continue reading »

Colombian Mayor Killed by Ex-Husband

Colombian Mayor Killed by Ex-Husband

The mayor of the central Colombian municipality of Norcasia was fatally shot by her former husband, who then killed himself, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

An officer of Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service and seven other members of the security forces have been indicted for the Feb. 12 death of an anti-government protester, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Friday. continue reading »

6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua Blamed for 1 Death

6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua Blamed for 1 Death

One person is dead as a result of the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck northeast of this capital, Nicaraguan authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Wearable Technology Sector to Grow in 2014

Wearable Technology Sector to Grow in 2014

Wearable technology, a concept that goes from bracelets that measure physical exercise to Google Glass, will gain strength as a global market this year, according to a new study by International Data Corporation. continue reading »

Mexican Nobel Laureate Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

Mexican Nobel Laureate Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

Mexican scientist Mario Molina, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was decorated with the Knight medal of the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Hollande in recognition of his services to humanity. continue reading »