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Brazil Spends $100 Million to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

Brazil Spends $100 Million to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to strengthen the health system of Brazil's State of Sergipe and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases and maternal mortality affecting vulnerable populations. continue reading »

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

The Facts About the Humanitarian Challenge at the Border

What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate surrounding the humanitarian challenge at our southern border. continue reading »

Argentina Fails in World Cup Crown Bid

Argentina Fails in World Cup Crown Bid

Germany, thanks to a goal by Mario Götze in double overtime, defeated Argentina in the World Cup final here Sunday at Maracana Stadium, becoming the first European national team to win the world title in South America. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Kill 8 in Shootout

Mexican Marines Kill 8 in Shootout

Marines killed at least eight suspected members of the Los Mazatlecos gang in a shootout in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, police spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

Shakira Comforts Pique After Spain’s Lackluster World Cup Appearance

Shakira Comforts Pique After Spain’s Lackluster World Cup Appearance

Colombian singer Shakira, who will perform in Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony, said her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique, was still trying to get over his team's ouster from the tournament. continue reading »

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

The Netherlands national team came in third in the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 win over the Brazil squad, which was jeered out of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha Stadium by the home team's disillusioned fans. continue reading »

3 Suspected Cartel Gunmen Die in Shootout in Northwest Mexico

3 Suspected Cartel Gunmen Die in Shootout in Northwest Mexico

Three suspected members of the Meza Flores cartel died in a clash with Mexican marines in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, police told Efe. continue reading »

Honduras Gives Up Trying to Rescue 8 Trapped Miners

Honduras Gives Up Trying to Rescue 8 Trapped Miners

Local miners suspended once and for all their attempt to save eight of their workmates, trapped in an unregulated gold mine in southern Honduras since July 2, due to the risk of further cave-ins. continue reading »

Authorities Rescue 224 Kidnap Victims in Mexico

Authorities Rescue 224 Kidnap Victims in Mexico

Mexican federal forces rescued 224 kidnap victims - mostly undocumented Central American migrants - and arrested nine suspects in two operations in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, officials said. continue reading »

3 Injured During 6th Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

3 Injured During 6th Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

Three men were injured but none were gored in the sixth running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival on Saturday in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, featuring bulls from the Fuente Ymbro estate. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Youngest Inventor Sets Sights on Environmental Protection

Guatemala’s Youngest Inventor Sets Sights on Environmental Protection

Ken Lou Castillo was 9 years old when he became the youngest inventor in Guatemala by patenting Mr. Fuego, a kind of ecological firewood made of recycled materials that when burned, harms neither the environment nor people's health. continue reading »

King Felix Leads Seattle to Win Over Oakland

King Felix Leads Seattle to Win Over Oakland

Ace Felix Hernandez had another strong outing and got just enough run support as the Seattle Mariners edged the Oakland Athletics 3-2. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Brings His Music to the World Cup

Placido Domingo Brings His Music to the World Cup

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo returned to Rio de Janeiro and, two days before the World Cup final, again delighted fans after 20 years away from the Brazilian city. continue reading »

Pau Gasol Rejects Lakers’ Offer, Looking Elsewhere

Pau Gasol Rejects Lakers’ Offer, Looking Elsewhere

Spanish veteran big man Pau Gasol has rejected an initial contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and is reportedly trying to decide whether to sign with the Chicago Bulls or the reigning-champion San Antonio Spurs. continue reading »

Vladimir Putin Calls Cuba “Strategic” Importance for Russia

Vladimir Putin Calls Cuba “Strategic” Importance for Russia

Cuba and Russia strengthened bilateral relations in the political and economic spheres with the official visit to Havana of President Vladimir Putin, who hailed the Caribbean nation's "strategic" importance in Moscow's foreign policy. continue reading »