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Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Six suspected drug traffickers, including two Salvadorans and a Mexican, were captured in Guatemala's Pacific Ocean waters, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Rescue teams on Wednesday found the body of another person evidently killed in a landslide during this week's earthquake in northern Quito, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano said. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into this week's killing of a crime reporter in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. continue reading »

Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia's government has postponed the sale of its 57.61 percent stake in power producer Isagen, with Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas saying the auction will be delayed for a year. continue reading »

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

The business climate in Latin America last month fell to its worst level since July 2009, Brazil's Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash Wednesday in Santos, a city in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, party officials told Efe. continue reading »

Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

Aeromexico cut its payroll by 5.6 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the Dec. 31 figure, the Reforma newspaper reported, citing company filings with regulators. continue reading »

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

More than 106,000 bicycles are stolen annually in the Chilean capital, a problem that prompted three university students here to come up with an innovative, theft-proof model. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Film to Premiere at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Film to Premiere at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

"Escobar: Paradise Lost," a French drama-thriller starring Benicio del Toro as the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and directed by Andrea Di Stefano, will have its world premiere at next month's Toronto International Film Festival. continue reading »

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals here Tuesday as Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves One Policeman Dead

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves One Policeman Dead

The death Tuesday of a police officer in a shootout in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown raised to six the number of law enforcement personnel slain this year in Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »

5.1 Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital, Leaves 2 Dead

5.1 Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital, Leaves 2 Dead

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha on Tuesday and shook this capital, according to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School. continue reading »

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

Latinos Continue to Fight Arizona’s SB1070

The Tucson police chief expressed the opinion that Arizona's controversial SB1070 immigration law was designed to make the immigrant community afraid of law enforcement authorities and leave the state. continue reading »

Mexican Congress Approve Large ‘Bonus’ for Its Members

Mexican Congress Approve Large ‘Bonus’ for Its Members

The lower house of Mexico's Congress plans to pay each of its 500 members a "performance bonus" of 1 million pesos ($76,000), Congressman Ricardo Monreal said Tuesday. continue reading »

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro at Odds Over Scarce Water Rights

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro at Odds Over Scarce Water Rights

The governments of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's wealthiest and most populous states, exchanged accusations and litigation threats on Tuesday after the decision by the operators of a dam in Sao Paulo to reduce the flow of a river to guarantee their own access to the water. continue reading »