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Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Biasr

Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Biasr

The Argentine government granted the "condition of refugee" to a young Russian gay man who escaped from his country where he was the victim of discrimination and violence because of his sexual orientation, something the South American country had never done before, the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, or Falgbt, told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

The Venezuelan government's public safety plan will include radars sensitive to gunfire and drones equipped with video cameras, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez announced Monday. continue reading »

Federal Forces Take Over 13 Mexican Cities Near Where 43 Student-Teachers Disappeared

Federal Forces Take Over 13 Mexican Cities Near Where 43 Student-Teachers Disappeared

Federal security forces are taking control of 13 cities in an effort to find the 43 students who disappeared nearly a month ago in southern Mexico, a high-level official said Monday. continue reading »

Cuban Doctors on Front Line in Africa Helping Fight Ebola

Cuban Doctors on Front Line in Africa Helping Fight Ebola

Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday announced that two health brigades from the island will be dispatched to Liberia and Guinea Conakry early this week to collaborate in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. continue reading »

Latest Brazil Prison Riots Ends Peacefully, 5th Riot in Two Months

The 57 inmates holding two prison guards hostage since Sunday night freed them Monday and put an end to the fifth riot during the last two months in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, officials said. continue reading »

One of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Captured in Mexico after 17-Years

One of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Captured in Mexico after 17-Years

A U.S. man wanted on a federal racketeering indictment handed down in 1997 was apprehended near Tijuana, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Missing Student-Teachers were Burned Alive in Mexico

REPORT:  Missing Student-Teachers were Burned Alive in Mexico

One eyewitness to the Sept. 26 abduction of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has recounted that at least some of the youths were burned alive, a prominent priest and human rights activist said Friday. continue reading »

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is Now Ebola-Free

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is Now Ebola-Free

Spanish auxiliary nurse Teresa Romero, who became infected with Ebola while treating a patient with the disease, has tested negative for the virus in a second test performed on the weekend, although that does not mean that she is "free" of the virus with yet another test being required to determine that, the results of which will not be known for 24 to 48 hours. continue reading »

Tomorrow Ricky Martin Launches New Video “Adios” on Twitter

Tomorrow Ricky Martin Launches New Video “Adios” on Twitter

Ricky Martin will launch Monday his new music video "Adios" on the social network Twitter, the Puerto Rican singer's promotion team said in a press release. continue reading »

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

The U.S. government on Friday extended for 18 months the Temporary Protected Status enjoyed by more than 83,000 Honduran migrants and some 4,200 people from Nicaragua. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  Caballeros Templarios Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico City

Blog del Narco:  Caballeros Templarios Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico City

A high-level member of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel was arrested in Mexico City by Federal Police officers, the National Security Commission said. continue reading »

Pope Francies Beatified Pope Paul VI Today

Pope Francies Beatified Pope Paul VI Today

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Paul VI during a heavily attended Mass in St. Peter's Square, at which he said of the pope who closed the Second Vatican Council that "he led the Church with wisdom and a vision of the future." continue reading »

Google Launches New Web Domain ‘.soy’ for Latino Market

Google Launches New Web Domain ‘.soy’ for Latino Market

Google has launched a new Web domain - .soy - that is intended for members of the Hispanic community, touting it as the "place for Latinos online." continue reading »

Member of Musical Group ‘Banda El Recodo’ Goes Missing in Mexico

Member of Musical Group ‘Banda El Recodo’ Goes Missing in Mexico

A member of the traditional Mexican music group Banda El Recodo has been missing since early this week, according to press reports Saturday that the 15-piece ensemble confirmed. continue reading »

Despite Opposition, Venezuela Gains Seat on U.N. Security Council

Despite Opposition, Venezuela Gains Seat on U.N. Security Council

Venezuela was elected Thursday to one of the 10 non-permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council for the next two years, succeeding Argentina in one of two slots reserved for Latin American and Caribbean. continue reading »