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Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

There is no evidence to support the comments by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that jihadists could enter the United States via the southern border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said. continue reading »

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Ricardo Arjona’s “Viaje Tour” Heads to Ecuador

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona offered a concert in Quito on the weekend, raising the local temperature on a cold night in Ecuador's capital with a show that was part of his international "Viaje Tour." continue reading »

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday, injuring at least 120 people and cutting electric power across the region. It was the largest temblor registered in the area since the magnitude-7.0 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

Three people, including a police officer, died in a shootout triggered by an attempt to steal an automobile in the central Mexican city of Ecatepec, media reports said. continue reading »

Michelin Rated Chef Berasategui Heads for Costa Rica

Michelin Rated Chef Berasategui Heads for Costa Rica

Martin Berasategui, the Spanish chef who has earned the most Michelin stars, plans to open a new restaurant in Costa Rica in early 2015. continue reading »

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico totaled $9.73 billion in the first half of this year, down 59 percent compared to the same period in 2013, the Economy Secretariat said. continue reading »

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

North Carolina Schools to Welcome Hundreds of Central American Students

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life. continue reading »

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Silvio Rodriguez Claims Bureaucrats Ruining His Recording Studio in Cuba

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez complained that his Abdala recording studio, which he founded in Havana in 1998, is "dying" as a result of all the bureaucratic red tape and useless government officials, while directly blaming the island's Culture Ministry. continue reading »

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie was upgraded Saturday from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast and its outer bands are expected to begin lashing western states with heavy rains in the coming hours, the National Water Commission, or Conagua, said. continue reading »

Robert Rodriguez’s Long-Awaited “Sin City” Sequel Hits Theaters

Robert Rodriguez’s Long-Awaited “Sin City” Sequel Hits Theaters

Hispanic filmmaker Robert Rodriguez again worked with graphic novelist Frank Miller to create the long-awaited sequel to "Sin City" (2005) christened "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." continue reading »

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

The giant tortoise "Pepe the Missionary", a symbol of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at an estimated 100 years of age, apparently due to overweight, Galapagos National Park announced. continue reading »

11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

Mexican authorities have discovered 11 bodies in two clandestine graves in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said. continue reading »

Atletico Defeats Real Madrid Thanks to Mandzukic

Atletico Defeats Real Madrid Thanks to Mandzukic

A goal by recent acquisition Mario Mandzukic just 80 seconds into Friday's second leg of the Spanish Super Cup gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid. continue reading »

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

The Mexican state of Coahuila has banned the use of animals in circuses or in any other kind of entertainment. The reform, unanimously passed by the state legislature, prohibits the use of animals in shows or promotional parades, even including the rabbits and doves manipulated by magicians in their sleight-of-hand feats. continue reading »

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov’t Over Deportations

Four organizations sued the United States Government on Friday for the deportation of immigrant mothers and children who, according to the lawsuit, had fled from violence in Central America. continue reading »