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China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. has inaugurated a plant in the southeastern Brazilian city of Jacarei, its first in the South American country. continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a shipment of 970 kilograms of cocaine valued at $32.4 million on Aug. 10 in an operation conducted in Caribbean waters, the service announced Thursday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

A senator from Puerto Rico's governing party on Thursday launched a proposal to make Spanish the island's official language and relegate English to second position in the U.S. commonwealth. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

UEFA on Thursday presented Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo with its Best Player in Europe Award. The Portuguese international and reigning Ballon d'Or beat out German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the vote by a panel of 54 journalists. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted Chikungunya, which - if true - would be the first two fatalities linked to that virus on the island. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona. continue reading »

Deported Mom Lives in Fear After Returning to Honduras

Celina Velasquez doesn't feel safe in her home. The 29-year-old mother of three, who lives in a one-story house off a dirt road on the outskirts of town, fears the man who almost killed her father is still out to get her. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Colombian songstress Shakira is pregnant with her second child, the 37-year-old global superstar said in an interview with the Mexican edition of Cosmopolitan. continue reading »

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Human clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa will begin next week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuba is facing difficulties getting medications and technology to treat children with cancer due to the U.S. economic embargo, state-run media said Thursday, citing an official with the pediatric service of the National Oncology and Radiobiology Institute. continue reading »

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

The Brazilian population climbed above 202 million last month, an increase of 0.86 percent from July 2013, the country's IBGE statistics agency said Thursday. continue reading »

Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. announced Wednesday its plans to build a $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, a key part of Spanish squads that won two European championships and the country's first-ever World Cup title, on Wednesday announced his retirement from the national team. continue reading »

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

President Barack Obama is studying a proposal to double the number of green cards awarded each year, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. continue reading »