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Pemex Announces Plans to Invest $5.5 Billion On Various Projects

Pemex Announces Plans to Invest $5.5 Billion On Various Projects

The CEO of Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos announced a total of $5.5 billion in investment in various industrial projects that he said are expected to create some 17,000 direct jobs. continue reading »

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

36 Brazilian Inmates Escape Jail

At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Marcelo all returned to Real Madrid on Thursday to prepare for the much-anticipated capital derby against Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Chilean President Says “There’s No Room For Violence”

Chilean President Says “There’s No Room For Violence”

"In Chile there's no room - and there can be no room - for violence or fear," President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. continue reading »

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

Job Creation Drops Over 20 Percent in Brazil

The Brazilian government announced on Thursday that last month 101,145 new jobs were created in the country, a drop of 20.5 percent with respect to the same month in 2013. continue reading »

Pope Francis Names U.S. Jesuit to Investigate Clerical Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has appointed U.S. Jesuit Robert Geisinger as promoter of justice for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, where he is to investigate clergymen charged with sexual abuse of children and other crimes. continue reading »

Russian, Chinese, American Firms Show Interest in Guatemalan Pipeline

Russian, Chinese, American Firms Show Interest in Guatemalan Pipeline

Companies from Russia, China, Spain and the United States are interested in participating in the construction of a pipeline linking Mexico and Guatemala, the Central American nation's economy minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Mexico Touts “Cantinflas” for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar

Mexico Touts “Cantinflas” for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar

"Cantinflas," directed by Sebastian del Amo, will represent Mexico in the competion for the Oscar for best foreign-language film, the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, or AMACC, announced Thursday. continue reading »

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele took part here in the inauguration of a soccer facility that features a lighting system partly powered by the players' movement on the field. continue reading »

Amazon Drug Smuggling Sparks State of Emergency in Peru

Amazon Drug Smuggling Sparks State of Emergency in Peru

The Peruvian government on Thursday imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia. continue reading »

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a shopping center in the Chilean ocean resort city of Viña del Mar and two people were taken to the hospital suffering from minor injuries. continue reading »

Catholic Church Pushes for “Deeper” Reforms in Cuba

Catholic Church Pushes for “Deeper” Reforms in Cuba

The Cuban Catholic Church criticized the reforms undertaken by the island's Communist government and said that they have not managed to "reactivate" the economy. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Sting in LA Recovers $65 Million from Drug Cartels

More than a thousand law enforcement officers participated Wednesday in what has been described as an unprecedented bust in downtown Los Angeles. Nine people were arrested and more than $ 65 million dollars were seized . It is believed that the money belonged the Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Before adjourning for their summer recess a month ago, the House passed a partisan supplemental spending bill that had no hope of making it through the Senate. First, it did not provide anywhere near what the White House was requesting in continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest 3 While Dissolving Body in Acid

Mexican Police Arrest 3 While Dissolving Body in Acid

Authorities in central Mexico apprehended three people as they were using acid to dissolve the body of a man they murdered, the Morelos state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »