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Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Fall by $104 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Fall by $104 Million

Mexico's foreign reserves fell by $104 million last week to $190.23 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

Defender Jeremy Mathieu Aquired by FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona said it will sign defender Jeremy Mathieu to a four-year deal after reaching an agreement with Valencia CF for the French player's transfer. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Lords El Chapo and La Barbie Team Up for Prison Hunger Strike

Blog del Narco: Drug Lords El Chapo and La Barbie Team Up for Prison Hunger Strike

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, and Edgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie," imprisoned in the maximum security prison of the Altiplano in Almoloya, State of Mexico, banded together last week and showed their strength to the federal government. They organized almost a thousand inmates, five modules of the prison, to initiate a hunger strike to protest alleged human rights violations at the prison. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Undocumented Immigrants Face Perilous Journey to US, No Guarantees (VIDEO)

Every day, hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Central America attempt the arduous journey through Mexico and turn themselves over to U.S. border patrol -- with the hope that they will not be turned away. continue reading »

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its "concern" over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to help stem the massive arrival of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »

Court Urges Argentina and Its Creditors to Reach Debt Agreement

Court Urges Argentina and Its Creditors to Reach Debt Agreement

A U.S. federal judge said here Tuesday that Argentina and creditors who boycotted Buenos Aires' debt restructurings must negotiate "continuously until a settlement is reached" to avoid another default. continue reading »

Chile and Spain Expand their Strategic Alliance

Chile and Spain Expand their Strategic Alliance

Chile and Spain are intending to broaden the scope of the strategic alliance they established more than a year ago with the incorporation of reforms that are currently being implemented by both governments, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian Police Implicated in Killing of Teen Robbery Suspect

Brazilian authorities are investigating two police officers in last month's killing of a 14-year-old boy in Rio de Janeiro, public safety officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Honduras Criticized for Its Harrassment of Journalists

Honduras Criticized for Its Harrassment of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders denounced Tuesday the judicial harassment of news professionals in Honduras, asserting that journalists are being prosecuted for giving voice to minorities and reporting on subjects the authorities want to keep hidden. continue reading »

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos “Dunga” Verri to Return as Brazil’s National Soccer Team Coach

Carlos Caetano "Dunga" Bledorn Verri, who played on three Brazilian World Cup squads, was named Tuesday as the national soccer team's new coach. continue reading »

U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling Threatens Obamacare Subsidies

U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling Threatens Obamacare Subsidies

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that many of the subsidies authorized by the federal government via President Barack Obama's health care plan are illegal. continue reading »

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Providing Safe Passage to 90K Unaccompanied Children from Central America

The Children’s Services unit within USCCB’s department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) provides community-based services to support the reunification of unaccompanied children with their family members. The USCCB released the following statement. continue reading »

Venezuela Declares China a Critical Element of Its Economy

Venezuela Declares China a Critical Element of Its Economy

Venezuela confirmed Monday that its relations with China have become a fundamental pillar for making progress in almost all sectors of its economy. continue reading »

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

Colombian President Vows to Stop Future Presidents From Seeking Re-Election

President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia's Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election. continue reading »

Food and Agriculture Organization Warns of Link Between Ebola, Eating Fruit Bats

Food and Agriculture Organization Warns of Link Between Ebola, Eating Fruit Bats

People living in West African communities run the risk of contracting the Ebola virus if they consume species like the fruit bat, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, said Monday. continue reading »