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Colombian Artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos Dies, Age 72

Colombian Artist Ana Mercedes Hoyos Dies, Age 72

Colombian painter and sculptor Ana Mercedes Hoyos, a paradigm of the arts in Latin America, died Friday in Bogota, her family said. She was 72. continue reading »

Hillary Clinton Says She Will Decide on Presidential Run in Early 2015

Hillary Clinton Says She Will Decide on Presidential Run in Early 2015

U.S. former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that she expects to decide early next year on a possible 2016 presidential bid. continue reading »

Ebola Has Killed 134 Health Workers in West Africa

Ebola Has Killed 134 Health Workers in West Africa

The deadly Ebola virus has claimed the lives of 134 health workers in West Africa, mostly doctors and nurses, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Friday. continue reading »

Colombian Official Accuses Builder of Collapsed High-Rise of Negligence

Colombian Official Accuses Builder of Collapsed High-Rise of Negligence

Colombia's Attorney General's Office said the builder of the Space residential high-rise complex, one of whose towers collapsed in the city of Medellin in October 2013, leaving 12 dead, was guilty of negligence. continue reading »

French Director’s Film Set in Modern-Day Cuba Wins Venice Days Award

French Director’s Film Set in Modern-Day Cuba Wins Venice Days Award

French director Laurent Cantet has taken the Venice Days Award, an independent sidebar of the Venice Film Festival, with his vision of contemporary Cuba in "Return to Ithaca." continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.1 Percent in the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.1 Percent in the U.S.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.1 percent in August, down from 6.2 percent in July and the lowest level in the past six years, the Labor Department said. continue reading »

Honduras Sees 200% Increase in Gun Deaths Over 9 Years

Honduras Sees 200% Increase in Gun Deaths Over 9 Years

The number of deaths in Honduras caused by firearms has increased 206.5 percent over the past nine years, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said Friday. continue reading »

Barack Obama Reviews U.S. Immigration Proposals

Barack Obama Reviews U.S. Immigration Proposals

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that he expects to decide soon on the steps necessary for taking executive action on immigration. continue reading »

U.N. Honors CIAT Project That “Saved” Rice Crops in Colombia

U.N. Honors CIAT Project That “Saved” Rice Crops in Colombia

Research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, or CIAT, which saved some 1,800 hectares (4,400 acres) of rice from the drought in northern Colombia, has been awarded a prize by the United Nations as one of the best ideas for dealing with climate change worldwide. continue reading »

Spanish Priest Gets Suspended Sentence in El Salvador Gang Case

Spanish Priest Gets Suspended Sentence in El Salvador Gang Case

A Spanish priest who pleaded guilty to aiding gang members in El Salvador was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison, but will not have to spend any time behind bars, a Salvadoran judicial spokesperson told Efe. continue reading »

Chelsea’s Mourinho Admires Barça Coach Luis Enrique

Chelsea’s Mourinho Admires Barça Coach Luis Enrique

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed admiration for his Barcelona counterpart, Luis Enrique, but declined to comment on the players who left his former club, Real Madrid, during the summer transfer window. continue reading »

PEW Hispanic: Number of Undocumented has Remained Stable Since 2009

PEW Hispanic: Number of Undocumented has Remained Stable Since 2009

The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States has remained stable since the 2007-2009 recession and half of them have lived in this country for at least 13 years, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Messi Shares Childhood Photo With Facebook Fans

Messi Shares Childhood Photo With Facebook Fans

A childhood photo of FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has received tens of thousands on Facebook, a Spanish sports magazine reported. continue reading »

Honduras Raises Flag on Disputed Island, Angers El Salvador

Honduras Raises Flag on Disputed Island, Angers El Salvador

The Salvadoran government spoke out on Thursday to criticize the ceremonial raising of the Honduran flag on a Pacific island claimed by both nations. continue reading »

Brazil’s Auto Industry See 22 Percent Drop in Production

Brazil’s Auto Industry See 22 Percent Drop in Production

Automakers in Brazil produced 265,900 vehicles in August, a 22.4 percent decline from the same month of 2013, the Brazilian Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers, or Anfavea, said Thursday. continue reading »