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1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

1.3 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombia

Colombian police announced the seizure of 1.3 tons of cocaine found in a cargo container aboard an outbound ship in the Pacific port of Buenaventura. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Use Old Traffic Network to Lay Fiber-Optic Cables

Puerto Rico to Use Old Traffic Network to Lay Fiber-Optic Cables

Puerto Rico's government plans to use an old traffic-signal network in San Juan to lay fiber-optic cables in Santurce, a district being developed as the island's tech center and an engine for job creation, officials said. continue reading »

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile's helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe. continue reading »

Film Festival Held in L.A. to Honor Demian Bichir

Film Festival Held in L.A. to Honor Demian Bichir

Mexican actor Demian Bichir will be honored on Sept. 5 at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre during the 4th Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles, or FICG in LA, organizers said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Up by $48 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Up by $48 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves increased by $48 million last week to $190.55 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. Gold and foreign currency reserves increased in the week ending Aug. 15 mainly due to a rise in the value of the central bank's foreign assets. continue reading »

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Tie in First Round of Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid Tie in First Round of Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid battled to a 1-1 tie in the first leg of Spain's Super Cup, with both goals coming in the final 10 minutes of regulation. continue reading »

Argentina Claims U.S. Is Accountable for Judge’s “Illegal” Acts in Debt Case

Argentina Claims U.S. Is Accountable for Judge’s “Illegal” Acts in Debt Case

The United States "should assume its responsibility for the illegal acts" of the federal judge who has found in favor of hedge funds demanding 100 cents on the dollar for Argentine bonds bought in the wake of Buenos Aires' 2001 default, the South American nation's government said Tuesday. continue reading »

New Snake Species Discovered in Brazil

New Snake Species Discovered in Brazil

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced Tuesday the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country. continue reading »

Women Who Sought Refuge in AZ Church Will be Deported

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to suspend the deportation order for an undocumented Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in an Arizona church almost two weeks ago. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Lula Campaigns for Dilma Rouseff’s Re-election

Former Brazil President Lula Campaigns for Dilma Rouseff’s Re-election

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, one of Brazil's most popular politicians, came all-out Tuesday in favor of the campaign to reelect his successor, Dilma Rousseff, assuring voters they can support her without qualms. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  Photos Show Michoacan Mayor’s Meeting with Cartel Members

Blog del Narco:  Photos Show Michoacan Mayor’s Meeting with Cartel Members

A Mexican news agency has posted photos on its Web site showing the mayors of Patzcuaro and Huetamo, two cities in the western state of Michoacan, meeting with Caballeros Templarios drug cartel boss Servando Gomez. continue reading »

Valle de Bravo’s Kidnapping Problem

Valle de Bravo’s Kidnapping Problem

At least seven people have been kidnapped in Valle de Bravo, a popular tourist town in central Mexico, with three of the victims already released, state officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuba’s Tourism Revenue Grows by 4 Percent

International tourism generated $1.08 billion in revenues for Cuba in the first half of 2014, an increase of 4 percent over the same period last year, the National Statistics and Information Office, or ONEI, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend Arrested for Drug Smuggling

Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend Arrested for Drug Smuggling

Chilean police arrested a girlfriend of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) on suspicion of running a group that smuggled drugs into the country from neighboring Bolivia and Peru. continue reading »

Investors to Bid on Power Projects in Mexico Valued at $4.9 Billion

Investors to Bid on Power Projects in Mexico Valued at $4.9 Billion

Investors can now bid on 16 power projects expected to draw about $4.9 billion in investment, the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, said. continue reading »