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Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

Experts Predict More Central American Children to Arrive in U.S. Soon

While the U.S. government acknowledges that there is still a lot to do about the crisis of Central American children entering the country, experts and activists believe that sooner rather than later a new wave of unaccompanied youngsters will arrive at the border with Mexico. continue reading »

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid announced on Thursday the extension of French defender Raphael Varane's contract to June 30, 2020. Varane joined the club at 18 in 2011, and has so far won five titles with the team: Champions League, European Super Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. continue reading »

Illiteracy Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent in Brazil

Illiteracy Rate Falls to 8.3 Percent in Brazil

The illiteracy rate in Brazil dropped to 8.3 percent in 2013, but continues to afflict the impoverished northeastern region, where 16.6 percent of the population age 15 and up don't know how to read, according to an official study released Thursday. continue reading »

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chile's Carabineros militarized police force arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with the July 12 and Sept. 8 bombings that wounded 14 people in the Santiago Metro, Bio Bio radio reported. continue reading »

26 Suspected Drug Gang Members Arrested in Brazil

26 Suspected Drug Gang Members Arrested in Brazil

Twenty-six suspected members of a drug-dealing gang operating in a sprawling Rio slum that was supposed to have been "pacified" four years ago were arrested Thursday, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

Environmentalists Call on Peru’s Gov’t to Fight Illegal Logging

Environmentalists Call on Peru’s Gov’t to Fight Illegal Logging

Illegal logging is the source of more than 40 percent of mahogany and cedar that Peru exports to the United States, and is behind the death of those who oppose that sector of the lumber industry, such as the four Indian leaders murdered in early September by suspected illegal loggers, environmentalists said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Paulo Jose Doesn’t Let Parkinson’s Keep Him From Working

Brazil’s Paulo Jose Doesn’t Let Parkinson’s Keep Him From Working

Paulo Jose, still one of the main figures in Brazil's film industry at 77, said in an interview with Efe that he had no plans to leave the stage despite a two-decade battle with Parkinson's disease. continue reading »

Bloomberg Honors Barcelona With Innovation Award

Bloomberg Honors Barcelona With Innovation Award

Barcelona has won the grand prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition that honors cities for innovation. continue reading »

Cuban Water Supply at Only 54 Percent of Capacity

Cuban Water Supply at Only 54 Percent of Capacity

Water levels in Cuba's more than 900 reservoirs stood at only 54 percent as of Aug. 31, the National Institute for Water Resources, or INRH, said Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. Company Buys 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer

U.S. Company Buys 50 Jets From Brazil’s Embraer

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Wednesday it has reached an agreement to sell 50 E175 jets to U.S. regional operator Republic Airways Holdings for $2.1 billion. continue reading »

Search Sparks Riot at Bolivian Prison Where 4 Were Killed

Search Sparks Riot at Bolivian Prison Where 4 Were Killed

Inmates at El Abra prison set sheets and clothes on fire Wednesday to prevent authorities from searching for weapons, three days after a shootout between Bolivian and foreign-born inmates left four people dead and 10 injured, authorities said. continue reading »

Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution in 1787 and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. This week, U.S. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Don Omar on Domestic Violence Complaint

Puerto Rican Police Arrest Don Omar on Domestic Violence Complaint

Reggaeton star Don Omar was taken Wednesday to a police station on the outskirts of San Juan after officers responded to a domestic-violence complaint at the home he shares with his girlfriend, Puerto Rican authorities said. continue reading »

Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Juanes, Carlos Vives, 58 Other Colombian Artists Record Song for Peace

Sixty Colombian musical artists, including Carlos Vives, Juanes and Andres Cepeda, have released the song "A Step Toward Peace," as part of the I Can campaign that aims to end the decades-long armed conflict in the country. continue reading »

Reggaeton Star Wisin Opens “Nabo Restaurant” in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton Star Wisin Opens “Nabo Restaurant” in Puerto Rico

Wisin, formally half of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, is diversifying with the inauguration of a 130-seat, retro-chic-themed restaurant in this San Juan suburb. continue reading »