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Alleged Rapists Buried Alive by Mob in Guatemala

Alleged Rapists Buried Alive by Mob in Guatemala

Three suspected rapists were killed by an enraged mob in a community in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala's PNC national police said Monday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Nearly 500,000 Cubans are Self-Employed on Island Nation

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Mining Project Threatens Mexico’s Pristine Los Tuxtlas Reserve

Mining Project Threatens Mexico’s Pristine Los Tuxtlas Reserve

A mining project linked to the expansion of the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz threatens North America's largest jungle preserve, which would be the source of 2 million cubic meters of basalt rock. continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

As families from Central America flee violence and persecution to seek refuge in the United States, hundreds of mothers and their children apprehended after crossing the border have been locked up at an isolated detention center in Artesia, New Mexico—hours from the nearest major metropolitan area. continue reading »

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian military personnel linked to former President Alvaro Uribe spied on President Juan Manuel Santos' emails, arrested computer programmer Andres Fernando Sepulveda said in an interview in the current issue of Semana magazine. continue reading »

Over 3,000 Dominicans Displaced by Heavy Rains and Flooding

Over 3,000 Dominicans Displaced by Heavy Rains and Flooding

At least 3,603 people have been displaced, 606 homes damaged or destroyed and 23 communities cut off as a result of intense rains over the past two days in the Dominican Republic, emergency authorities said Sunday. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 189th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

There is no evidence to support the comments by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that jihadists could enter the United States via the southern border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said. continue reading »

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona offered a concert in Quito on the weekend, raising the local temperature on a cold night in Ecuador's capital with a show that was part of his international "Viaje Tour." continue reading »

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday, injuring at least 120 people and cutting electric power across the region. It was the largest temblor registered in the area since the magnitude-7.0 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

Three people, including a police officer, died in a shootout triggered by an attempt to steal an automobile in the central Mexican city of Ecatepec, media reports said. continue reading »

Michelin Rated Chef Berasategui Heads for Costa Rica

Michelin Rated Chef Berasategui Heads for Costa Rica

Martin Berasategui, the Spanish chef who has earned the most Michelin stars, plans to open a new restaurant in Costa Rica in early 2015. continue reading »

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico totaled $9.73 billion in the first half of this year, down 59 percent compared to the same period in 2013, the Economy Secretariat said. continue reading »

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life. continue reading »