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Cocaine Found Aboard Spanish Navy Training Vessel

Cocaine Found Aboard Spanish Navy Training Vessel

Authorities found 127 kilos of cocaine hidden aboard the Spanish navy's training ship, the Juan Sebastian Elcano, after an investigation in which three sailors - two Spaniards and an Ecuadorian - were arrested last month, Spain's Civil Guard said Wednesday. continue reading »

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Immigrants Rights Groups Criticize NC Gov. for Wanting Faster Deportations

Organizations defending immigrants' rights in North Carolina on Wednesday called remarks by Gov. Pat McCrory "irresponsible" after he asked for deportations of undocumented Central American children who come unaccompanied to this country to be speeded up. continue reading »

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

Castro’s Estranged Daughter Visits Ailing Mother in Cuba

Alina Fernandez Revuelta, the estranged daughter of Fidel Castro, flew from Miami to Havana to visit her ailing 88-year-old mother, media outlets said Wednesday. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and plundered silver deposits. The fight for independence started in 1809 and was 16-years in the making; led by Simon Bolivar and General Antonio Jose de Sucre. August 6th is the date on which Bolivia officially became an independent republic. continue reading »

South America Welcomes First Gorilla Born in Captivity

South America Welcomes First Gorilla Born in Captivity

The zoo in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brazil's Minas Gerais state, is the home of the first gorilla born in captivity in South America, the Fundacion Zoo-Botanica said. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid’s Manquillo Joins Liverpool on 2-Year Loan

Atletico Madrid’s Manquillo Joins Liverpool on 2-Year Loan

Right back Javier Manquillo, who came through Atletico Madrid's youth system and played last season with its first team, has joined Liverpool F.C. on a two-year loan, the clubs announced Wednesday on their respective Web sites. continue reading »

Olga Tañon Joins Reality Music Competition on Telemundo

Olga Tañon Joins Reality Music Competition on Telemundo

Singing star Olga Tañon has signed on as school director and judge for Telemundo's new reality music competition, "Yo Soy El Artista" (I'm The Artist), the network said. continue reading »

Costa Rica Arrests 2 Men Carrying Over $1 Million Concealed in Truck

Costa Rica Arrests 2 Men Carrying Over $1 Million Concealed in Truck

Costa Rican authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a man and his son, both Costa Rican citizens, who were intending to enter the country from Nicaragua carrying more than $1 million in cash hidden inside a truck. continue reading »

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

Authorities Discovered 97 Bodies of Immigrants in Arizona Over Past 10 Months

The U.S. Border Patrol has found the bodies of 97 undocumented immigrants in the Arizona desert over the past 10 months, the latest being that of a 19-year-old youth. continue reading »

Stolen Grandson of Argentine’s ‘Plazo de Mayo’ Leader is Found

Stolen Grandson of Argentine’s ‘Plazo de Mayo’ Leader is Found

Doubts about his real identity led a 36-year-old Argentine man to submit to a DNA test that showed him to be the grandson of the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo human rights group, the family said Tuesday. continue reading »

REPORT:  South Carolina Migrant Workers “Least Visible” Members of Community

REPORT:  South Carolina Migrant Workers “Least Visible” Members of Community

South Carolina fieldworkers receive low pay for toiling long hours in dangerous conditions, live in deplorable conditions and remain isolated and in the shadows out of fear of the country's immigration laws, a new study shows. continue reading »

Dept. of Justice Earmarks Funds for Crime Victims in Puerto Rico

Dept. of Justice Earmarks Funds for Crime Victims in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Justice has allocated $5.4 million for services needed by crime victims in Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Suspected Gulf Cartel Chief Arrested in Mexico

Suspected Gulf Cartel Chief Arrested in Mexico

A suspected boss of a drug cartel based in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas was arrested by federal security forces in Mexico City, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist Seeks Protection After 12-Year Old Son Murder

Mexican Journalist Seeks Protection After 12-Year Old Son Murder

Reporters Without Borders sought protection Tuesday for a Mexican journalist whose 12-year-old son was fatally shot outside the family's home in the central state of Mexico. continue reading »

REPORT: Spanish Priest Working in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

REPORT: Spanish Priest Working in Africa Tests Positive for Ebola

A Spanish priest working in the West African nation of Liberia tested positive for the ebola virus and is being treated in isolation at San Jose Hospital in Monrovia, the Spain-based health charity Juan Ciudad ONGD said Tuesday. continue reading »