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El Salvador Charges Spanish Priest with Assisting Gangs

El Salvador Charges Spanish Priest with Assisting Gangs

A Spanish priest was arrested in El Salvador and charged with allegedly smuggling banned items to gang members behind bars, the police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Over 1.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian authorities seized 1,555 kilograms (3,425 lbs.) of cocaine that were found on a boat en route to Central America, the military said Wednesday. continue reading »

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez to Appear Before CAS on August 8

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez to Appear Before CAS on August 8

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has summoned Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, currently serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities, to a hearing on Aug. 8. continue reading »

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian Oil Firm Begins Producing Oil in Gulf of Mexico

Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol announced Wednesday the start of crude production from two wells in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

Migration Fix Must Look at Big Picture, Bishop Encourages

The head of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee challenged U.S. President Obama and the leaders of Central America to respond to violence in that region in order to protect children who are being forced to flee. continue reading »

Drought Forces Puerto Rico to Begin Rationing Water

Drought Forces Puerto Rico to Begin Rationing Water

Drought-stricken Puerto Rico soon will begin implementing an alternate-day water rationing plan that will affect some 300,000 residents of greater San Juan. continue reading »

Italy to Extradite Convicted Organ-Trafficker to Brazil

Italy to Extradite Convicted Organ-Trafficker to Brazil

Italy has agreed to extradite an Israeli army reservist who was convicted in Brazil of organ trafficking, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

International Tourism Declines by 1.4 Pct in Cuba

International Tourism Declines by 1.4 Pct in Cuba

Foreign tourist arrivals are continuing to slow, declining 1.4 percent last month compared with June 2013, Cuban official media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Priest Arrested in El Salvador For Aiding Gangs

Spanish Priest Arrested in El Salvador For Aiding Gangs

A Spanish priest was arrested in El Salvador and charged with allegedly smuggling banned items to gang members behind bars, the police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Andromeda Galaxy Could be Heavier than the Milky Way

Andromeda Galaxy Could be Heavier than the Milky Way

The mass of the Milky Way Galaxy could be much less than has been believed up to now, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Politicians Scramble to Distance Themselves from Cartel Leader

Blog del Narco: Politicians Scramble to Distance Themselves from Cartel Leader

Fausto Vallejo Figueroa, former governor of Michoacan, said his son Rodrigo is a victim of organized crime, after a video showing him talking to the leader of the Knights Templar, Servando Gomez alias La Tuta . continue reading »

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations. Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough. Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger. continue reading »

U.S. Revokes Visas for Venezuelan Officials After Alleged Human Rights Violations

U.S. Revokes Visas for Venezuelan Officials After Alleged Human Rights Violations

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it revoked the visas of several top Venezuelan officials allegedly involved in human rights violations. continue reading »

Hundreds of Clowns Meet in Guatemala for International Gathering

Hundreds of Clowns Meet in Guatemala for International Gathering

More than 200 professional clowns from across the Americas were in Guatemala this week for a meeting to exchange insights about their trade. continue reading »

Dutch Newspaper Claims Atletico Madrid to Sign Zakaria Bakkali

Dutch Newspaper Claims Atletico Madrid to Sign Zakaria Bakkali

Atletico Madrid is negotiating a deal with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven for the transfer of 18-year-old Belgian striker Zakaria Bakkali, Amsterdam-based daily De Telegraaf reported Wednesday. continue reading »