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North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life. continue reading »

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez complained that his Abdala recording studio, which he founded in Havana in 1998, is "dying" as a result of all the bureaucratic red tape and useless government officials, while directly blaming the island's Culture Ministry. continue reading »

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie was upgraded Saturday from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast and its outer bands are expected to begin lashing western states with heavy rains in the coming hours, the National Water Commission, or Conagua, said. continue reading »

Robert Rodriguez’s Long-Awaited “Sin City” Sequel Hits Theaters

Robert Rodriguez’s Long-Awaited “Sin City” Sequel Hits Theaters

Hispanic filmmaker Robert Rodriguez again worked with graphic novelist Frank Miller to create the long-awaited sequel to "Sin City" (2005) christened "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." continue reading »

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

The giant tortoise "Pepe the Missionary", a symbol of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at an estimated 100 years of age, apparently due to overweight, Galapagos National Park announced. continue reading »

11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

Mexican authorities have discovered 11 bodies in two clandestine graves in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said. continue reading »

Atletico Defeats Real Madrid Thanks to Mandzukic

Atletico Defeats Real Madrid Thanks to Mandzukic

A goal by recent acquisition Mario Mandzukic just 80 seconds into Friday's second leg of the Spanish Super Cup gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid. continue reading »

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

The Mexican state of Coahuila has banned the use of animals in circuses or in any other kind of entertainment. The reform, unanimously passed by the state legislature, prohibits the use of animals in shows or promotional parades, even including the rabbits and doves manipulated by magicians in their sleight-of-hand feats. continue reading »

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

Four organizations sued the United States Government on Friday for the deportation of immigrant mothers and children who, according to the lawsuit, had fled from violence in Central America. continue reading »

Mexico’s Gendarmerie Ready to Hit the Streets

Mexico’s Gendarmerie Ready to Hit the Streets

President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday formally commissioned the Gendarmerie, a new division of the Mexican Federal Police. continue reading »

Colombia: “Serious Possibilities” Exist For Ending the Conflict

Colombia: “Serious Possibilities” Exist For Ending the Conflict

The head of the Colombian government delegation negotiating peace with leftist FARC guerrillas said on Friday that the process is entering "decisive moments" and that there are "serious possibilities" for ending the decades-long conflict. continue reading »

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

Border Vigilantes Return in Wake of Surge of Unaccompanied Children

The flood of unaccompanied Central American children in recent months has sparked a comeback of militias like the Minutemen, making even more complex the situation on the Mexican border. continue reading »

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

A 65-year-old man lost in the Amazon jungle survived for 12 days eating insects like bees and flies, authorities of the northern state of Amazonas said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a law that raised the sales-tax rate in border states from 11 percent to 16 percent to bring it in line with the rest of the country. continue reading »

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

Spain Has Welcomed 36.3 Million Foreign Tourists in 2014

In the first seven months of the year, Spain welcomed 36.3 million foreign tourists, 7 percent more than in the same period of 2013 and the most ever recorded between January and July. continue reading »