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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 »

Prolific Actress Elizabeth Peña Passes Away at 55

Prolific Actress Elizabeth Peña Passes Away at 55

Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña, known for her roles in films such as "Jacob's Ladder" and "La Bamba," has died continue reading »

Getting Latinos to Go Out and Vote

Getting Latinos to Go Out and Vote

Organizations pushing to turn out the Hispanic vote in Arizona are intensifying their efforts to get Latino voters to go to the polls on Nov. 4 and not become apathetic due to the lack of congressional action on approving immigration reform. continue reading »

“Spoon” Program Launches to Combat Malnutrition and Obesity in Latin America

“Spoon” Program Launches to Combat Malnutrition and Obesity in Latin America

The Inter-American Development Bank on Wednesday launched a pilot project in the most disadvantaged areas of Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru to reduce the risks of malnutrition and obesity, which can be linked, in children under age five. continue reading »

Citigroup Exits Consumer Banking in 6 Latin American Countries

U.S. banking giant Citigroup said Tuesday it planned to exit the consumer banking business in 11 countries, including six nations in Latin America. continue reading »

Major Kiddie Porn Ring Busted in Brazil

Major Kiddie Porn Ring Busted in Brazil

Brazilian authorities arrested 51 people Wednesday on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography. continue reading »

Widespread Protests in Mexico in Name of 43 MIssing Students

Widespread Protests in Mexico in Name of 43 MIssing Students

Thousands of students across Mexico took part in demonstrations Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 education students last month in the southern city of Iguala. continue reading »

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

The controversial Texas law requiring that voters present an approved photo identification to cast a ballot was temporarily reinstated by a federal appellate court just days after a U.S. district judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

Sao Paulo Experiencing Severe Drought Conditions

There are water supply problems in some parts of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous state, due to the record drought affecting the region, state officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserve Increase by $364 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves increased by $364 million last week to $190.83 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

Chief Suspect Linked to Missing 43 Mexican Students Commits Suicide

Chief Suspect Linked to Missing 43 Mexican Students Commits Suicide

A reputed leader of a criminal organization suspected in the abduction of 43 students took his own life to avoid capture, a source with Mexico's Federal Police told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

5 Teens Gunned Down Near Rio de Janeiro

Five teenagers were shot to death and a 12-year-old boy was wounded in the city of Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro, authorities reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

Brazil Breaks Up Major Illegal Abortion Ring

At least 56 people were arrested Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro for belonging to an organization suspected of being the chief provider of illegal abortions in this Brazilian state, officials said. continue reading »

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

25 Latin American Countries Sign Declaration to Eliminate Child Labor

The labor ministers and representatives of 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries on Tuesday in this capital signed a declaration launching an initiative to rid the region of child labor, officials said. continue reading »