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Argentina Pays $642 Million on Foreign Debt

Argentina Pays $642 Million on Foreign Debt

Argentina on Monday made an initial payment of $642 million to the wealthy nations of the Paris Club, as per the debt refinancing agreement with that entity signed last May, authorities said. continue reading »

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

Visiting California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed here Monday with Mexico's top diplomat that the massive flow of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States is a humanitarian issue, not a question of security or law enforcement. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Continues to be Investigated for Tax Evasion

Lionel Messi Continues to be Investigated for Tax Evasion

Soccer icon Lionel Messi remains at risk of a criminal trial for tax evasion after a Spanish judge on Monday rejected prosecutors' recommendation to shelve the case against the FC Barcelona striker. continue reading »

U.S. Government Allocates $91M to Address Puerto Rico Housing Shortage

U.S. Government Allocates $91M to Address Puerto Rico Housing Shortage

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate $91 million to more than two dozen Puerto Rican municipalities to alleviate the constantly increasing housing shortage caused by the economic crisis that has prevailed on the island for almost seven years. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign Tourists Spending in Spain Increases by 7.8 Percent

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the past six months spent 26.35 billion euros ($35.4 billion), up 7.8 percent from January-June 2013 and new record for any six-month period, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

Chicago Prepares to Take 1,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Minors

The Chicago municipal government has begun working with humanitarian organizations to outfit shelters in the Windy City where 1,000 Central American child migrants who crossed the southern U.S. border unaccompanied will be housed and cared for. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo and La Barbie Hunger Strike A Victory

Blog del Narco: El Chapo and La Barbie Hunger Strike A Victory

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was regarded as the "Worlds Most Powerful" drug dealer has won his first battle at the maximum security prison El Altiplano. Along with "La Barbie", the two initiated a hunger strike that quickly spred continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Rescue 44 People Kidnapped Inside Drug Rehab Center

Mexican Authorities Rescue 44 People Kidnapped Inside Drug Rehab Center

A total of 44 people, including seven minors, were rescued by federal and state authorities at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Human Rights Watch Denounces Police Torture in Brazil

Human Rights Watch Denounces Police Torture in Brazil

Human Rights Watch on Monday reported 64 cases of torture and human rights violations by Brazilian police over the past four years. continue reading »

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Avalanche of Local Detainer Limits Underscores Need for Federal Policy Reform

Across the United States, county after county continues to alter policies to limit compliance with immigration detainers because of constitutional concerns. A spate of federal rulings found that detainers were not mandatory, so local officials continue reading »

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

Colombian Rebels Blow Up Aqueduct

At least 16,000 residents in part of the central Colombian province of Meta are without potable water after the leftist FARC guerrillas dynamited a portion of a local aqueduct, media outlets said. continue reading »

Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward Despite Contractor Disagreement

Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward Despite Contractor Disagreement

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, and the GUPC consortium tasked with expanding the interocean waterway, on the weekend issued communiques from which it can be deduced that the project is moving forward despite the fact that the two entities have significant disagreements. continue reading »

Spain Backs Egyptian Initiative for Gaza

Spain Backs Egyptian Initiative for Gaza

Spain and Egypt agreed Sunday to maintain "an ongoing, permanent and real-time dialogue on the evolution" of the Middle East, especially the Gaza Strip, with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo offering his full backing to Cairo's peace initiative for the conflict-ridden zone. continue reading »

Spanish Firms Launch Online Education Platform

Spanish Firms Launch Online Education Platform

Spain's Telefonica and Banco Santander on Sunday presented in Rio de Janeiro a global higher education platform that will offer free online courses in Portuguese and Spanish. continue reading »

National Government, Provinces at Odds Over New Energy Legislation in Argentina

National Government, Provinces at Odds Over New Energy Legislation in Argentina

The Argentine government's decision to push for a new Hydrocarbons Law to spur investment in this sector has sparked a hidden fight with the provinces, the true owners of the underground oil and gas. continue reading »