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The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

Comprehensive immigration reform legislation would give a majority of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and work authorization. But with immigration reform stalled in the House, President Obama announced that he plans to “fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Takes Blow with $300 Million of Cocaine Seized in Peru

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Takes Blow with $300 Million of Cocaine Seized in Peru

Seized Cocaine was displayed in dozens of blocks of 25 kilos each in a hangar at the police airport in Lima. The drugs arrived in the morning on a cargo plane from Trujillo, 560 kms north of the Peruvian capital. The seizure is the largest seizure ever recorded in Peru, a country considered by the UN, along with Colombia, one of the largest producers of this alkaloid with about 320 tones of cocaine annually. continue reading »

Did Narcos Call Argentine’s Presidential Office?

Did Narcos Call Argentine’s Presidential Office?

The Argentine government on Monday released a technical report in response to a judge's request for information on alleged telephone calls made by drug traffickers to numbers within the executive branch. continue reading »

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia's Foreign Ministry on Monday publicly presented a total of 691 pre-Columbian artifacts repatriated from Spain in recent weeks. continue reading »

Diego Maradona Leads Group of Retired Soccer Stars Honoring Pope Francis

Diego Maradona Leads Group of Retired Soccer Stars Honoring Pope Francis

Former greats such as Diego Armando Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Diego Simeone, Carlos Valderrama and Ivan Zamorano put on a show here Monday at an interfaith charity match inspired by Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan. continue reading »

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba Experiencing a Teacher Shortage as School Year Begins

Cuba begins Monday its 2014-2015 school year with almost 2 million students in 10,366 schools and close to 172,000 teachers, 93 percent of the number that administrators say are needed. continue reading »

Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Empaque to U.S. Concern for $1.22 Billion

Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Empaque to U.S. Concern for $1.22 Billion

Dutch brewer Heineken said it signed an agreement to sell its Mexican packaging business to U.S.-based Crown Holdings for $1.22 billion. continue reading »

4.5 Ton Fishkill in Jalisco Being Investigated

4.5 Ton Fishkill in Jalisco Being Investigated

Environmental officials in the western Mexican state of Jalisco are investigating a fish kill in the Cajititlan lagoon. continue reading »

Lima’s New Public Transport System Launches Amidst Confusion, Long Lines

Lima’s New Public Transport System Launches Amidst Confusion, Long Lines

The first route of the new public transport system in Peru's capital started operating Monday with riders having to put up with long lines and unprecedented confusion. continue reading »

Ailing Fidel Castro Rants U.S. Promoting Global Conflicts

Ailing Fidel Castro Rants U.S. Promoting Global Conflicts

Fidel Castro on Monday attacked the alleged imperialism of the United States and its allies, accusing them of promoting conflicts in third countries and comparing the style of recent statements by NATO spokespeople with those of the Nazis. continue reading »

U.S. Lawmakers In Honduras to Discuss Surge of Child Immigration

U.S. Lawmakers In Honduras to Discuss Surge of Child Immigration

Honduran authorities and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met in this capital to discuss the structural causes of child immigration, officials said on Sunday. continue reading »

Hundreds Evacuated From Central Mexico After Pipe Explosion

Hundreds Evacuated From Central Mexico After Pipe Explosion

At least 500 industrial workers were evacuated following an explosion in a gas pipeline in San Miguel Xoxtla, a town in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but no one was injured in the blast, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

A man presumed to be the son of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, one of the leaders of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, will face trial on drug and other charges, the Attorney General's Office said, citing a ruling by a judge. continue reading »

Scientists in Puerto Rico Research Human Fears, How to Overcome Them

Scientists in Puerto Rico Research Human Fears, How to Overcome Them

The American Gregory Quirk leads a team of scientists in Puerto Rico that is studying the neural mechanisms of fear and preparing what could be the first article from the island in more than a decade to appear in the prestigious scientific publication "Nature." continue reading »

Oil Industry Union Leader is Assassinated in Colombia

Oil Industry Union Leader is Assassinated in Colombia

A union leader in the oil industry in the central Colombian province of Meta was gunned down by hired killers riding a motorcycle, officials said Saturday. continue reading »