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Goalkeeper Jan Oblak Joins Atletico Madrid

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak Joins Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Portugal's Benfica have reached an agreement that will bring Slovenian international goalkeeper Jan Oblak to Spain, the La Liga club said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize 11 Tons of Smuggled Food From Venezuela

Colombian Police Seize 11 Tons of Smuggled Food From Venezuela

More than 11 tons of fish, chicken and beef smuggled into Colombia from neighboring Venezuela were seized in the northeastern border province of Norte de Santander, the customs and tax police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Americans More Concerned About Immigration

Americans More Concerned About Immigration

The proportion of Americans who feel that immigration is the biggest problem facing the country rose 5 percent in June to 17 percent this month, the highest since 2006, pollster Gallup said Wednesday. continue reading »

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

Must-Watch Daily Show VIDEO: Immigration Reform—Kids Edition

As only Jon Stewart can do it! Jon Stewart takes on the current anti-immigrant panic, noting that it's maybe a little weird for people to be terrified by children. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Orders Inspections of State’s Children’s Shelters

Mexican Governor Orders Inspections of State’s Children’s Shelters

Gov. Salvador Jara said Wednesday that he ordered inspections of all the shelters in Michoacan following the discovery of more than 500 children living in squalid conditions at a private facility in the western Mexican state. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Discovers Crude in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Discovers Crude in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol on Wednesday announced a crude discovery at a well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that it has been exploring in partnership with operator Royal Dutch Shell and Canada's Nexen. continue reading »

Cygnus Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

Cygnus Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus spacecraft on Wednesday berthed with the International Space Station, or ISS, delivering more than one ton of supplies, equipment and tools, NASA said. continue reading »

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Four members of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges they assaulted reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the World Cup soccer tournament. continue reading »

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles will offer refuse to unaccompanied minors detained after they crossed the U.S. border and the city government is in the midst of talks with federal agencies to be able to put its plan into effect, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. continue reading »

Animals No Longer Allowed in Circus Acts in Mexico City

Animals No Longer Allowed in Circus Acts in Mexico City

Mexico City's government has enacted the legislation approved by the Federal District Legislative Assembly banning the use of animals in circuses, a measure that was criticized by the industry. continue reading »

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

A federal appeals court ruled that the University of Texas may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Photos of the Bride of New Zetas Drug Cartel Leader “Z42”

Blog del Narco: Photos of the Bride of New Zetas Drug Cartel Leader “Z42”

El Blog del Narco presents the photographs of the alleged girlfriend of the new leader of the Zetas. The drug lord is the brother of former drug lord Miguel Treviño Morales. Authorities believe he is the successor to his brother, who was continue reading »

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise by $123 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise by $123 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves rose by $123 million last week to $190.34 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. Gold and foreign currency reserves increased in the week ending July 11 mainly due to a rise in the value of the central bank's assets. continue reading »

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

Texans Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) and Sen. John Cornyn (R) will soon introduce a bill that expedites the removal of unaccompanied children from Central America. Their measure, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National continue reading »

Argentina Names Presidential Jet After Bishop Killed by Military

Argentina Names Presidential Jet After Bishop Killed by Military

The Argentine President's Office added a new jet to its official fleet and bestowed the name of Monsignor Enrique Angelelli upon it, paying tribute to the bishop assassinated during the country's most recent military dictatorship, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »