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Widespread Protests in Mexico in Name of 43 MIssing Students

Widespread Protests in Mexico in Name of 43 MIssing Students

Thousands of students across Mexico took part in demonstrations Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 education students last month in the southern city of Iguala. continue reading »

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

The controversial Texas law requiring that voters present an approved photo identification to cast a ballot was temporarily reinstated by a federal appellate court just days after a U.S. district judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

There are water supply problems in some parts of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state, due to the record drought affecting the region, state officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves increased by $364 million last week to $190.83 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

Chief Suspect Linked to Missing 43 Mexican Students Commits Suicide

Chief Suspect Linked to Missing 43 Mexican Students Commits Suicide

A reputed leader of a criminal organization suspected in the abduction of 43 students took his own life to avoid capture, a source with Mexico's Federal Police told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

Five teenagers were shot to death and a 12-year-old boy was wounded in the city of Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, authorities reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

At least 56 people were arrested Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro for belonging to an organization suspected of being the chief provider of illegal abortions in this Brazilian state, officials said. continue reading »

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

The labor ministers and representatives of 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Tuesday in this capital signed a declaration launching an initiative to rid the region of child labor, officials said. continue reading »

Citigroup Uncovered $15 Million Fraud in It’s Mexico Banamex Division

Citigroup Uncovered $15 Million Fraud in It’s Mexico Banamex Division

Citigroup Inc. announced Tuesday that an independent probe found evidence of $15 million in fraud at the personal security unit belonging to Banamex, the U.S.-based financial giant's Mexican division. continue reading »

Actor Hector Elizondo’s 50-Year Career is Honored

Actor Hector Elizondo’s 50-Year Career is Honored

Veteran actor Hector Elizondo was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 50-year career that has included theater, movies and television, by his colleagues in the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors, or HOLA, during its annual gala in New York. continue reading »

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Fidel Castro Makes Mention of NY Times Editorial Calling for End of Cuban Embargo

Last weekend's editorial in The New York Times calling for an end to Washington's economic embargo against Cuba was spurred by a quest for "the greatest benefit" to U.S. policy in difficult times, Fidel Castro said in an article published Tuesday. continue reading »

Singer Miguel Bose Unveils Plans to Help Mexico’s Native Indians

Singer Miguel Bose Unveils Plans to Help Mexico’s Native Indians

Spanish singer Miguel Bose has unveiled a project aimed at helping children in Mexico's Indian communities. continue reading »

Evo Morales Re-elected President of Bolivia for Third Term

Evo Morales Re-elected President of Bolivia for Third Term

resident Evo Morales said Monday that the same exit polls which show him winning another term in Bolivian's elections indicate his leftist MAS party will continue to command a two-thirds majority in both houses of congress. continue reading »

Protesters Demand Safe Return of Missing 43 Students in Mexico

Protesters Demand Safe Return of Missing 43 Students in Mexico

A group of teachers, classmates and relatives of the 43 students who disappeared 17 days ago seized the Government Palace and state legislature in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Monday to protest the slow pace of the investigation and demand the young people's safe return. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz:  Esquire Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive”

Penelope Cruz:  Esquire Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive”

Esquire magazine devoted the cover of its November issue to Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, whom the magazine selected as this year's "sexiest woman alive," an honor given in the past to the likes of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johanssen and Rihanna, among others. continue reading »