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Report: Over 20 Percent of Latinas Lack Health Insurance

Report: Over 20 Percent of Latinas Lack Health Insurance

More than 21 percent of Latino women in the United States lack medical insurance, compared with 9.8 percent of all Hispanics, according to a Florida Atlantic University study released Thursday. continue reading »

Singer Anahi Announces Engagement to Mexican Governor of Chiapas

Singer Anahi Announces Engagement to Mexican Governor of Chiapas

Mexican actress and singer Anahi on Tuesday announced her engagement to the governor of the southern state of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco, after a more-than-two-year romantic relationship. continue reading »

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

Cuban Health Professional in Liberia Helping in the Fight Against Ebola

The first group of Cuban health professionals to take part in the fight against Ebola in Liberia have arrived in this country, the Liberian government said Tuesday. continue reading »

DUIs in Brazil Fall by 45 Percent Thanks to 2007 Zero Tolerance Law

DUIs in Brazil Fall by 45 Percent Thanks to 2007 Zero Tolerance Law

The incidence of drinking alcohol and then driving has fallen 45 percent in Brazil since 2007, one year before the "zero tolerance" law was adopted, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Theft of Fuel from Pipelines Continues to Plague PEMEX in Mexico

Theft of Fuel from Pipelines Continues to Plague PEMEX in Mexico

Security forces in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas have recovered more than 420,000 liters (110,960 gallons) of diesel stolen from state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos' pipelines, authorities said. continue reading »

Colombia Declares Panama an Illegal Tax Haven

Colombia Declares Panama an Illegal Tax Haven

Colombia's government on Wednesday placed Panama on its list of tax havens after the Central American country failed to meet a deadline for signing a fiscal information exchange agreement, the director of the Andean nation's tax agency, known as the DIAN, said. continue reading »

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona have discovered in the southeastern Spanish region of Murcia the remains of a building believed to be the first example of a Bronze Age political headquarters in Western Europe. continue reading »

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Financial Experts Urge U.S. to Normalize Relations with Cuba

U.S. experts on Wednesday recommended that their government begin to normalize relations with Cuba, eliminating some of the main elements of the economic embargo Washington imposed in 1962. continue reading »

Over 100,000 Peruvian Children Employed as Domestic Help in Country

Over 100,000 Peruvian Children Employed as Domestic Help in Country

About 110,000 children and teens are employed in Peru as domestic workers, according to figures from the International Labor Organization released Wednesday by the Dutch foundation Terre des Hommes. continue reading »

Number of Cuban Immigrants Trying to Enter U.S Illegally Increases by 75 Percent in 2014

Number of Cuban Immigrants Trying to Enter U.S Illegally Increases by 75 Percent in 2014

The number of undocumented Cuban migrants trying to reach U.S. territory by sea increased 75 percent during the 2014 fiscal year, the Coast Guard said. continue reading »

China Provides $35 Million Loan to Bolivia to Enhance Public Safety

China Provides $35 Million Loan to Bolivia to Enhance Public Safety

Bolivia will purchase 1,500 security cameras for public safety purposes using a Chinese $35 million loan, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera announced Monday. continue reading »

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

The discovery of tell-tale objects during excavations at Palos de la Frontera in southwestern Spain has allowed scholars to determine the exact location from which Christopher Columbus's three ships set off to discover the New World in 1492. continue reading »

Report:  Social Media Key to Obtaining the Latino Vote

Report:  Social Media Key to Obtaining the Latino Vote

Social networks, videos and Hollywood stars are the tools that different associations are using to entice the 15 million eligible young Latinos to cast their votes, since this is a group that tends to punch below its weight in legislative elections. continue reading »

Spanish Nurse First Person Outside Africa to Contract Ebola

Spanish Nurse First Person Outside Africa to Contract Ebola

A Spanish nurse who treated the missionary priest who died from Ebola last month has contracted the deadly disease, public health officials said on Monday. continue reading »

Mexican President Makes Statement on 43 Missing Student Teachers

Mexican President Makes Statement on 43 Missing Student Teachers

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday he was concerned about the attacks on students last month in Iguala, a city in the southern state of Guerrero. continue reading »