Latino State News

Guillermo del Toro Presents “The Book of Life” at Comic-Con

Guillermo del Toro Presents “The Book of Life” at Comic-Con

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro presented at Comic-Con "The Book of Life," the first work by compatriot Jorge Gutierrez, who explores the roots of that Latin American country's folklore to tell a story of love beyond death. continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Offers Shelter for Central American Children in Chicago

The city of Chicago has offered temporary shelter for up to 1,000 unaccompanied, undocumented Central American children who crossed the southern border to enter the country over the past few months, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexico, Japan Agree to Work Toward Finishing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work toward wrapping up a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the near future. continue reading »

Rust Fungus No Match for New Coffee Plant in Guatemala

Rust Fungus No Match for New Coffee Plant in Guatemala

Guatemala's National Coffee Association, or Anacafe, announced the existence of a new variety of coffee plant immune to roya, a fungus that causes coffee rust and which damaged crops on 70 percent of Guatemalan plantations in 2012 and 40 percent in 2013. continue reading »

Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

U.S. actress Eva Longoria will be the star of the red carpet event "Vogue en Vivo Multiplaza" to be held in the Panamanian capital for the second straight year, the organizers said. continue reading »

EU: Gibraltar has Not Breached Bloc’s Environmental Regulations

EU: Gibraltar has Not Breached Bloc’s Environmental Regulations

The European Commission found that the government of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, committed no breach of the bloc's environmental regulations with its creation of an artificial reef last year and other activities, rejecting Spain's allegations to the contrary. continue reading »

Obama: Most Migrants to be Deported

Obama: Most Migrants to be Deported

The unaccompanied Central American minors streaming into the United States across the Mexican border who don't qualify for asylum will be repatriated, President Barack Obama said here Friday in a meeting with leaders from the region. continue reading »

Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

Peru's government has reshuffled the board of state-owned oil company Petroperu, replacing chairman Hector Reyes Cruz following an oil spill. continue reading »

More than 88,000 Displaced by Floods in Paraguay

More than 88,000 Displaced by Floods in Paraguay

Some 88,200 people have been displaced here by floods caused by two months of rising waters in the Paraguay River, while nationwide the number of those driven from their homes dropped from 245,000 to 222,000, the head of the SEN emergency management agency told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

Brazil’s Petrobras Looking to Sell Argentine Assets

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras is once again looking to divest assets in Argentina, including oil fields in that country's southern region that yield 20,000 barrels of crude per day, Argentine media outlets said Friday. continue reading »

Over 100 Iowa Families to Welcome Undocumented Children

Over 100 Iowa Families to Welcome Undocumented Children

When Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad refused to receive undocumented, unaccompanied Central American children in his state, the Eychaner Foundation launched the "1,000 Kids For Iowa" campaign, which in a scant 10 days received 600 offers of assistance. continue reading »

2 Mexicans Murdered in Guatemala

2 Mexicans Murdered in Guatemala

Two Mexican nationals were fatally shot while staying at a roadside hotel on the Atlantic Route highway, Guatemala's PNC national police force said. continue reading »

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

President Santos Aids Drought-Stricken Regions of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced financial aid for the agricultural sector that could be hurt if the weather phenomenon known as El Niño aggravates the severe drought already affecting much of the northern part of the country. continue reading »

6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

6 Die in Shootout in Honduras

One police officer and five suspected gang members were killed in a gun battle in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, the Honduran security ministry said. continue reading »

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's Security Ministry said. continue reading »