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Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders Calls on Cuba to Release Jailed Journalist

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday urged Cuban authorities to release an independent journalist arrested 10 days ago and to drop all charges in the case. continue reading »

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

A U.S. man who faces criminal charges in his homeland was detained while trying to sneak into Panama from neighboring Costa Rica, Panamanian authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

Brazilian Town Reports 21 Murders in One Day Amid Police Strike

The northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador suffered 21 murders in a 24-hour period amid a strike by Bahia state police, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

Buenos Aires Zoo Introduces White Bengal Tiger Triplets to the World

The Buenos Aires Zoo has put its white Bengal tiger triplets, who were born three months ago, on display, officials at the Argentine wildlife park said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

A man with his mouth taped was found dead inside a suitcase in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The incident was reported around 10:40pm last night. On M. Hernández Pablo Street, between Railroad Street and Alberto Garduñ continue reading »

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Thousands of vehicles were stranded for more than 12 hours overnight on a highway west of Mexico City when a hailstorm hit the mountain area that divides the capital from the Valley of Toluca, federal officials said Thursday. continue reading »

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

French automaker Renault announced that it will invest 500 million reais ($222 million) over the next five years in the production of two new models at it plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais in the southern Brazilian state of Parana. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. continue reading »

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

A 15-year-old girl was rescued Wednesday after spending nine years locked in a garage, being fed only brewer's yeast, bread and water, and bearing signs of physical violence, Argentine police said. continue reading »

Nicaragua Arrests Suspect in Murder of U.S. Woman

Nicaragua Arrests Suspect in Murder of U.S. Woman

The prime suspect in the murder of a U.S. woman who traveled to Nicaragua on a church mission was arrested Wednesday, a senior police officer said. continue reading »

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied a newspaper article stating that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, saying the Nobel literature laureate is merely recovering from a bout of pneumonia. continue reading »

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

A violent gang of gunmen who have been terrorizing a community of Brazilian Indians since they returned to their ancestral land has been caught on video. The gang is believed to be employed by the rancher occupying the Guarani Indians’ land, which was seized from them in the 1970s, and cleared for ranching. continue reading »

Barack Obama Calls on House Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

Barack Obama Calls on House Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama marked Wednesday's one-year anniversary of the introduction of the bipartisan immigration reform approved last June by the Senate by calling on Republicans in the House of Representatives "to listen to the will of the American people" and bring the measure to a vote. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Michoacan Mayors Arrested for Working with Drug Cartel

Blog del Narco: Two Michoacan Mayors Arrested for Working with Drug Cartel

Federal Authorities have reported that Uriel Mendoza Chavez, mayor of Apatzingán, and Noah Octavio Aburto Inclan, mayor of Tacámbaro have been arrested for extortion. Chavez is accused of extortion, and allegedly of demanding monthly payments from several aldermen in support of the Knights Templar Drug Carte continue reading »