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Reggaeton Star Wisin Opens “Nabo Restaurant” in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton Star Wisin Opens “Nabo Restaurant” in Puerto Rico

Wisin, formally half of the reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel, is diversifying with the inauguration of a 130-seat, retro-chic-themed restaurant in this San Juan suburb. continue reading »

Total Estimates Cost of Developing Brazil’s Biggest Oil Field at $80 Billion

Total Estimates Cost of Developing Brazil’s Biggest Oil Field at $80 Billion

Brazil's biggest oil field, Libra, will cost $80 billion to develop, according to a senior executive with France's Total, one of five consortium members participating in the project. continue reading »

Barack Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak a “Threat to Global Security”

Barack Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak a “Threat to Global Security”

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a significant escalation in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 2,400 people in West Africa, which he called a "potential threat to global security." continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid got off to a good start in defending its Champions League title with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Basel. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on an own goal and went on to give up three more in the space of seven minutes before clawing one back nearly 40 minutes into the contest before more than 65,000 people at the Blancos' Santiago Bernabeu stadium. continue reading »

Spain Considers Prosecuting Citizens Who Join Jihadist Groups

Spain Considers Prosecuting Citizens Who Join Jihadist Groups

The Spanish government is thinking about amending the criminal code to allow Spaniards who take part in foreign conflicts, especially those in which radical Islamic groups are involved, to be prosecuted on terrorism charges. continue reading »

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

Lack of Immigration Reform Will Hurt Democrats at Polls, Says Wilmer Valderrama

President Barack Obama's decision to postpone doing anything about immigration reform to help the undocumented will get a strong backlash from the Hispanic community in the November elections, actor and political activist Wilmer Valderrama said. continue reading »

Latin American Families Challenged by Poverty, Violence, Social Norms

Latin American Families Challenged by Poverty, Violence, Social Norms

Poverty, violence and changing social norms are causing the disintegration of the family structure across Latin America, church workers in the region said in advance of the October gathering of bishops in the Vatican to discuss pressures families face. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of the U.S. Latino Market

INFOGRAPHIC: The Power of the U.S. Latino Market

According to an infographic by Smartling, the states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations are South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. All of which have more than doubled their Hispanic populations over the past decade. continue reading »

Colombian Economy Grew 5.4 Percent in First Half of 2014

Colombian Economy Grew 5.4 Percent in First Half of 2014

Boosted by a construction boom, Colombia's gross domestic product grew 5.4 percent between January and June, compared with an increase of 3.7 percent during the same period of 2013, the National Statistics Department said Tuesday. continue reading »

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling Welcomed Baby Girl Last Friday

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling Welcomed Baby Girl Last Friday

Actors Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling became first-time parents last week when the Latina gave birth to a baby girl, US Weekly reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said Tuesday that he does not understand the criticism he has received in social media for attending a rally in favor of a referendum on Catalonia's independence from Spain. continue reading »

Venezuela Charges Ex-Bank President with Embezzlement

Venezuela Charges Ex-Bank President with Embezzlement

The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office on Tuesday formally accused the former president of Banco Canarias, Alvaro Gorrin Ramos, with embezzlement and criminal conspiracy. continue reading »

Ecuador and China Strengthening Military Ties

Ecuador and China Strengthening Military Ties

Ecuadorian Defense Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa and her Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, agreed during a meeting Tuesday in Beijing to strengthen bilateral military ties. continue reading »

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

Deploying National Guard to Border Hurt Texas Economy

The thousands of Central American children and families fleeing violence and arriving at the southern U.S. border became national front-page news over the summer. Congress responded by saying a lot but doing nothing, while many states and cities continue reading »

REPORT: 10 Million People Living in U.S. Living on $2 or Less a Day

REPORT: 10 Million People Living in U.S. Living on $2 or Less a Day

Almost 10 million people in the United States live on less than $2 a day and outside the money economy, surviving on food stamps, welfare and free meals provided by public schools and charities, Brookings Institution researcher Laurence Chandy said. continue reading »