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Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazil's federal audit tribunal said Wednesday that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras' ultimately disastrous acquisition of a U.S. refinery in 2006. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Family of 5 Missing on route to Funeral in Tampico

Blog del Narco: Family of 5 Missing on route to Funeral in Tampico

A native Monterrey family, is reported missing during their traveling from Monterrey city to Tampico, to attend a funeral. Among the five, there are two children missing. According to the authorities, Mr. José Andrés López Ramírez, 43; Esther his wife Hortensia Ramirez Calles 43, their children continue reading »

Peasants, Indians March Against Energy Reforms in Mexico

Peasants, Indians March Against Energy Reforms in Mexico

Thousands of peasants and Indians marched in Mexico City on Wednesday to protest the legislation implementing the energy industry overhaul approved in December 2013. continue reading »

Founder of Mexican Kids’ Shelter Makes Excuses For Not Noticing Abuses

Founder of Mexican Kids’ Shelter Makes Excuses For Not Noticing Abuses

The 79-year-old founder of the La Gran Familia shelter in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where 500 children living in squalid conditions were rescued last week, said that her age prevented her from noticing incidents of abuse and mistreatment. continue reading »

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley. continue reading »

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said. Several people also were injured in the mine accident, according to Jose Victor Amu Sinisterra, the mayor of the town of Timbiqui where the mine is located. continue reading »

Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled their recommendations for dealing with the child immigration crisis on the southern border, a list that begins with deploying the National Guard and contains legal changes to facilitate the process of deporting the minors. continue reading »

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Amid the crisis sparked by the massive arrival in Texas of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America, Border Patrol commanders in Arizona say their stretch of the frontier with Mexico is the most secure in the United States, thanks to a drastic reduction in illegal crossings. continue reading »

Colombian Military Kills 13 Guerrillas and Captures 20

Government forces killed a total of 13 leftist guerrillas on Tuesday in separate operations, sources in the Colombia Defense Ministry told Efe. continue reading »

Arsonists Torch Vehicles in Chile’s Capital City of Santiago

Arsonists Torch Vehicles in Chile’s Capital City of Santiago

Three automobiles were burned early Wednesday in Santiago's San Miguel district, where those responsible for the vandalism left pamphlets alluding to the cases of anarchists who have been arrested in Chile and abroad, police said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Fall by $104 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Fall by $104 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves fell by $104 million last week to $190.23 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona said it will sign defender Jeremy Mathieu to a four-year deal after reaching an agreement with Valencia CF for the French player's transfer. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Lords El Chapo and La Barbie Team Up for Prison Hunger Strike

Blog del Narco: Drug Lords El Chapo and La Barbie Team Up for Prison Hunger Strike

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, and Edgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie," imprisoned in the maximum security prison of the Altiplano in Almoloya, State of Mexico, banded together last week and showed their strength to the federal government. They organized almost a thousand inmates, five modules of the prison, to initiate a hunger strike to protest alleged human rights violations at the prison. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Every day, hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Central America attempt the arduous journey through Mexico and turn themselves over to U.S. border patrol -- with the hope that they will not be turned away. continue reading »

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its "concern" over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to help stem the massive arrival of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »