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Spanish Priest Arrested in El Salvador For Aiding Gangs

Spanish Priest Arrested in El Salvador For Aiding Gangs

A Spanish priest was arrested in El Salvador and charged with allegedly smuggling banned items to gang members behind bars, the police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Andromeda Galaxy Could be Heavier than the Milky Way

Andromeda Galaxy Could be Heavier than the Milky Way

The mass of the Milky Way Galaxy could be much less than has been believed up to now, according to a study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Politicians Scramble to Distance Themselves from Cartel Leader

Blog del Narco: Politicians Scramble to Distance Themselves from Cartel Leader

Fausto Vallejo Figueroa, former governor of Michoacan, said his son Rodrigo is a victim of organized crime, after a video showing him talking to the leader of the Knights Templar, Servando Gomez alias La Tuta . continue reading »

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Steven Palazzo (R-MS) Wants to Deport US-Born Children of Immigrants

Score one for the GOP’s record as the party of mass deportations. Apparently, trying to end DACA and deport DREAMers isn’t enough. Now, Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Mississippi, wants to deport the US-born children of immigrants as well, according to the Clarion-Ledger. continue reading »

U.S. Revokes Visas for Venezuelan Officials After Alleged Human Rights Violations

U.S. Revokes Visas for Venezuelan Officials After Alleged Human Rights Violations

The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it revoked the visas of several top Venezuelan officials allegedly involved in human rights violations. continue reading »

Hundreds of Clowns Meet in Guatemala for International Gathering

Hundreds of Clowns Meet in Guatemala for International Gathering

More than 200 professional clowns from across the Americas were in Guatemala this week for a meeting to exchange insights about their trade. continue reading »

Dutch Newspaper Claims Atletico Madrid to Sign Zakaria Bakkali

Dutch Newspaper Claims Atletico Madrid to Sign Zakaria Bakkali

Atletico Madrid is negotiating a deal with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven for the transfer of 18-year-old Belgian striker Zakaria Bakkali, Amsterdam-based daily De Telegraaf reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Evacuate 37 Citizens, 10 Portuguese, 3 Poles from Libya

Spanish Authorities Evacuate 37 Citizens, 10 Portuguese, 3 Poles from Libya

A total of 60 people, including 37 Spaniards, 10 Portuguese, nine Libyans and three Poles, arrived in this capital on Tuesday on board a Spanish military jet that evacuated them from Libya after violence increased in the North African country. continue reading »

Spain’s Iberdrola to Build New 202 MW Wind Farm in Texas

Spain’s Iberdrola to Build New 202 MW Wind Farm in Texas

Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola has begun turbine assembly for a new 202 MW wind farm in the U.S. state of Texas, a project with an investment cost of $400 million, the company said Tuesday. continue reading »

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

FARC Guerillas Leave Colombia’s Most Important Port without Electricity

The port of Buenaventura, the most important port on Colombia's Pacific coast, is without electricity after a dynamite attack on several electric towers attributed Tuesday to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, by the Colombian military. continue reading »

40,000 Guatemalan Families Affected by Drought

40,000 Guatemalan Families Affected by Drought

Some 40,000 families have been affected by the drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon in Guatemala, Agriculture, Ranching and Food Minister Elmer Lopez said Tuesday, citing preliminary figures. continue reading »

Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City Universities Sign Accord

The presidents of the University of Buenos Aires, or UBA, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, and the University of Sao Paulo, or USP, on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement governing the recognition of titles, student exchanges and cooperation in finding financing sources. continue reading »

Ex-Mexican Governor’s Son Seen Meeting with Cartel Leaders

Ex-Mexican Governor’s Son Seen Meeting with Cartel Leaders

An online video shows the leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel meeting with a son of Fausto Vallejo, the former governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan. continue reading »

PEMEX Reports Lower Trade Surplus

PEMEX Reports Lower Trade Surplus

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos posted an $8.2 billion trade surplus in the first half of 2014, down 20.42 percent from the same period of last year. continue reading »

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Victims of Notario Fraud (VIDEO)

On Monday, July 28, 2014, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) unveiled H.R. 5228, the Notario Victim Relief Act to assist immigrants who have been victims of fraudulent immigration practices. continue reading »