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Brazil’ Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.1 Percent With New Indicators

Brazil’ Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.1 Percent With New Indicators

Brazil's unemployment rate averaged 7.1 percent for all of 2013, the government said Thursday, which marked the debut of a new way of measuring joblessness. continue reading »

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombian Authorities Confiscate 7 Tons of Cocaine Heading for Netherlands

Colombia's National Police confiscated seven tons of cocaine bound for the Netherlands at the Caribbean port of Cartagena, in what officials described as the third-biggest seizure of that drug in the past 13 years. continue reading »

Mexico Discovers Missing Persons who Disappeared in 2008

Mexico Discovers Missing Persons who Disappeared in 2008

Mexico's Attorney General's Office said it has located three people who went missing six years ago from a children's shelter in this capital, two of whom are now adults. continue reading »

Undocumented Women Take Contraceptives Amid Rape Fears While Crossing Border

Undocumented Women Take Contraceptives Amid Rape Fears While Crossing Border

Quite apart from the risks inherent in crossing the U.S. border illegally, a large number of women decide to take contraceptive pills to prevent unwanted pregnancies knowing that the possibility also exists that they might be raped on their journey to the United States. continue reading »

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain last year became the world's second-largest wine producer, moving ahead of France - but still behind Italy - thanks to a 31 percent production increase over 2012 to 42.7 million hectoliters (about 1.13 billion gallons), the International Organization of Vine and Wine, or OIV, said Wednesday. continue reading »

USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

USCIS Releases Information About DACA Renewal Process

Yesterday, USCIS posted an update shedding light on what the renewal process for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will look like. Though the notice is preliminary and subject to change, it offers over half a million DA continue reading »

Police Arrest Mayor for Ties to Gang in Southern Mexico

Police Arrest Mayor for Ties to Gang in Southern Mexico

The mayor of Cuetzala del Progreso, a town of 9,000 in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, was arrested for allegedly having ties to a criminal organization, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Three of El Chapo’s Top Aides Found Murdered

Blog del Narco: Three of El Chapo’s Top Aides Found Murdered

Sinaloa Police found three bodies in a commercial establishment in Elota Township, including Manuel Alejandro Aponte Gomez, El Bravo. Three Members of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel Military Elite whom the federal government identifies as security chief of Joaquin Guzman Loer continue reading »

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

"Aztecs," an exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Melbourne Museum in southeastern Australia, features about 200 gold, jade, clay and stone artifacts from this people of the Valley of Mexico. continue reading »

Intel Closing Microprocessor Plant in Costa Rica

Intel Closing Microprocessor Plant in Costa Rica

In a major blow to the economy of the Costa Rica, tech giant Intel said it is closing its microprocessor assembly plant there, a move that means 1,500 workers will lose their jobs. continue reading »

Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

Atletico, Bayern Join Real Madrid, Chelsea at Champions League Semifinals

An inspired Atletico Madrid advanced to the final four of the Champions League with a 1-0 home victory over FC Barcelona in Wednesday's second leg of their quarterfinal clash. continue reading »

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Garcia Marquez Released from Mexican Hospital

Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been discharged from the Mexico City hospital where he underwent treatment for pneumonia and will continue his recovery at home, sources at the medical center said. continue reading »

Darth Vader Inspires Brazilian Police’s Masks for World Cup

Darth Vader Inspires Brazilian Police’s Masks for World Cup

Police units in the 12 Brazilian states where matches will be played during the 2014 soccer World Cup in June received masks inspired by Star Wars character Darth Vader to equip their anti-riot officers, the firm that provided the gear reported. continue reading »

Bolivian President Fires Mining Minister Amid Conflict

Bolivian President Fires Mining Minister Amid Conflict

Deadly clashes last week after the new Mining Law was passed led to the dismissal Tuesday of Bolivia's minister of mines. Early Tuesday morning President Evo Morales designated Cesar Navarro to replace Mario Virreira. continue reading »

1 in 4 Pregnant Teens in the U.S. is Hispanic

1 in 4 Pregnant Teens in the U.S. is Hispanic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released the most recent figures for teenage pregnancies, which historically have been higher among Hispanics. continue reading »