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France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

France’s Renault to Invest $222 Million in Brazilian Plant

French automaker Renault announced that it will invest 500 million reais ($222 million) over the next five years in the production of two new models at it plant in Sao Jose dos Pinhais in the southern Brazilian state of Parana. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies, Age 87

Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. continue reading »

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

Argentine Police Rescue Teen Who Spent 9 Years Locked in a Garage

A 15-year-old girl was rescued Wednesday after spending nine years locked in a garage, being fed only brewer's yeast, bread and water, and bearing signs of physical violence, Argentine police said. continue reading »

Nicaragua Arrests Suspect in Murder of U.S. Woman

Nicaragua Arrests Suspect in Murder of U.S. Woman

The prime suspect in the murder of a U.S. woman who traveled to Nicaragua on a church mission was arrested Wednesday, a senior police officer said. continue reading »

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

President Santos Denies Garcia Marquez Battling Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied a newspaper article stating that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer, saying the Nobel literature laureate is merely recovering from a bout of pneumonia. continue reading »

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

Caught on Video – Gunmen Terrorize Brazilian Indians

A violent gang of gunmen who have been terrorizing a community of Brazilian Indians since they returned to their ancestral land has been caught on video. The gang is believed to be employed by the rancher occupying the Guarani Indians’ land, which was seized from them in the 1970s, and cleared for ranching. continue reading »

Barack Obama Calls on House Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

Barack Obama Calls on House Republicans to Support Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama marked Wednesday's one-year anniversary of the introduction of the bipartisan immigration reform approved last June by the Senate by calling on Republicans in the House of Representatives "to listen to the will of the American people" and bring the measure to a vote. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Michoacan Mayors Arrested for Working with Drug Cartel

Blog del Narco: Two Michoacan Mayors Arrested for Working with Drug Cartel

Federal Authorities have reported that Uriel Mendoza Chavez, mayor of Apatzingán, and Noah Octavio Aburto Inclan, mayor of Tacámbaro have been arrested for extortion. Chavez is accused of extortion, and allegedly of demanding monthly payments from several aldermen in support of the Knights Templar Drug Carte continue reading »

Venezuelan President, Opposition Continue Dialogue

Venezuelan President, Opposition Continue Dialogue

Venezuela's government and opposition representatives met for the first time behind closed doors to continue their dialogue aimed at resolving the political conflict behind two months of protests that have left 41 people dead and hundreds more injured. continue reading »

52 Undocumented Migrants Detained by Dominican Navy

52 Undocumented Migrants Detained by Dominican Navy

The navy of the Dominican Republic announced Wednesday that it detained 52 undocumented migrants from Haiti and Cuba who were trying to travel illegally to the neighboring island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

A tremendous individual effort by Welsh international Gareth Bale with six minutes left in regulation gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona in Wednesday's 2014 Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Pit Bulls Maul Young Child in Dominican Republic

Pit Bulls Maul Young Child in Dominican Republic

A 3-year-old boy in the northeastern town of Las Terrenas died and his mother was seriously injured when they were attacked by three pit-bull dogs, Dominican police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexico's foreign reserves rose by $304 million last week to $183.62 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. Gold and foreign currency reserves grew in the week ending April 11 mainly due to an increase in the value of the central bank's assets. continue reading »

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis Communicates with His 13 Million Twitter Followers

Pope Francis's official Twitter account (@pontifex) has reached 13 million followers in nine languages. The pontiff has 13,005,370 followers on the social-networking site, with the majority of them in Spanish. continue reading »