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McDonald’s Sales Drop in Light of China Beef Scandal

McDonald’s Sales Drop in Light of China Beef Scandal

McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that its global sales fell 3.7 percent in August, with a substantial push coming from the Asia markets after reports emerged that a Chinese supplier had been shipping expired meat. continue reading »

Brother of Former Paramilitary Chief Arrested in Colombia

Brother of Former Paramilitary Chief Arrested in Colombia

A brother of former warlord Salvatore Mancuso was arrested along with three other people accused of having links with the disbanded AUC rightist militia federation and of participating in 18 murders, Colombian police reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Unconfirmed Reports of Knights Templar Leader La Tuta Arrest

Blog del Narco: Unconfirmed Reports of Knights Templar Leader La Tuta Arrest

In Morelia, Michoacan, the leader of the self-defense groups in Ruana Hipolito Mora, last night confirmed that an operation by the Rural Police has resulted in the capture of La Tuta. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

The nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has long blamed children for the costs of their own educations. Whether focusing its ire on immigrant children or the U.S.-born children of immigrants, FAIR is routinely outraged at continue reading »

First Medical Marijuana Farm Approved in Chile

First Medical Marijuana Farm Approved in Chile

The governor of Metropolitan Santiago, Claudio Orrego, announced on Monday the approval by Chilean authorities of the first farm in this capital to grow marijuana for medicinal and research purposes. continue reading »

Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

The Dominican Republic on Sunday announced a 12.8 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals during August, compared with the same month last year, an achievement that local authorities say is a new record for the sector. continue reading »

Bombing at Santiago, Chile’s Metro Station Leaves 8 Injured

Bombing at Santiago, Chile’s Metro Station Leaves 8 Injured

Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left eight people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. continue reading »

American Teaching in Chile is Murdered

American Teaching in Chile is Murdered

The death of a 22-year-old U.S. woman teaching English in the southern city of Temuco is being investigated as a homicide, Chilean authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco- Homeowner Murdered by Three Men on Motorcycles

Blog del Narco- Homeowner Murdered by Three Men on Motorcycles

A murder has been reported to authorities in Santa Ana Pacueco. The attacked man was identified as Martin "N", 31, residing at the corner of Rio Grande and River Shore streets in Santa Ana Pacueco. He was killed by shots to the chest, continue reading »

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

White House Says President WILL Act on Immigration Before Year-End

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action on immigration before the end of the year, the White House said Monday, two days after the president announced that he would take no action on the matter before the November mid-term elections. continue reading »

BREAKING: President Obama Agrees to Deport 70,000 More People, Separate Countless More Families

BREAKING: President Obama Agrees to Deport 70,000 More People, Separate Countless More Families

Reports have announced that President Obama has once again delayed using his indisputable executive authority to provide deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. The President is instead waiting until after the November midterm elections to make an announcement, leaving millions of mothers and fathers under the perpetual threat of deportation. continue reading »

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

Escondido, CA Considers Building Shelter for Immigrant Shelter

The city council of Escondido, California, this week will discuss the proposal to build a shelter for Central American minors who cross the country's southern border illegally, a project that has already been preliminarily rejected by city hall. continue reading »

Falling Meteorite Cause of Mysterious Blast Near Nicaragua International Airport

Falling Meteorite Cause of Mysterious Blast Near Nicaragua International Airport

The mysterious explosion that occurred over the weekend near Managua's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport was caused by a falling meteorite that could have become detached from the 2014RC asteroid when it came near Earth, Nicaraguan officials said. continue reading »

Fire in Sao Paulo Favela Leaves 2,500 People Homeless

Fire in Sao Paulo Favela Leaves 2,500 People Homeless

A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown - or "favela" - here in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said Monday. continue reading »

Colombia’s Carlos Vives Shows Off Soccer Skills While Performing Greatest Hits

Colombia’s Carlos Vives Shows Off Soccer Skills While Performing Greatest Hits

Colombian singer Carlos Vives wowed his fans in Bogota on the weekend with the second extraordinary concert of his "Mas corazon profundo Tour." continue reading »