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Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

Women in Argentina Gather to Protest Against Violence Toward Women

With a call to end all forms of violence against women, nearly 40,000 participants brought Argentina's 29th National Women's Conference to an end Monday in the northwestern city of Salta, where speakers claimed that "femicide" kills one woman every 30 hours on average in Argentina. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Eugenio Derbez to Host Latin Grammys

Mexican Actor Eugenio Derbez to Host Latin Grammys

Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez said Monday that he will host the awards ceremony for the 15th Latin Grammys, to be held next Nov. 20 in Las Vegas. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Braces Itself for Tropical Storm Gonzalo

Puerto Rico Braces Itself for Tropical Storm Gonzalo

Puerto Rican authorities warned citizens to take all the precautions necessary to face the landfall of Tropical Storm Gonzalo, forecast to sweep the eastern part of the island Monday night through Tuesday morning. continue reading »

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Peru’s Ayachucho Region

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Peru’s Ayachucho Region

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake Monday in southern Peru's Ayacucho region damaged homes and public buildings, authorities said. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Unifies to Clean Up Tijuana River

U.S. and Mexico Unifies to Clean Up Tijuana River

Dozens of volunteers turned out this weekend for a binational event aimed at cleaning up the Tijuana River Valley between the United States and Mexico. continue reading »

Mexico’s Tourism Revenues Soars 18.1 Percent Since Last Year

Mexico’s Tourism Revenues Soars 18.1 Percent Since Last Year

Mexico's revenues from international tourism totaled $11.13 billion in the January-August period, up 18.1 percent from the same period in 2013, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexican Attorney ‘Asher Potter’ Holds Guiness Record for Having Most Harry Potter Memorabilia

Mexican Attorney ‘Asher Potter’ Holds Guiness Record for Having Most Harry Potter Memorabilia

A selection of hats, scarves and the coats of arms of the four houses of Hogwarts, along with glasses, wigs, pillows...and so on up to 3,097 items that have allowed Menahem Asher Silva Vargas to set the Guinness record for the world's largest collection of Harry Potter items. continue reading »

Two Environmental Prosecutors Executed in Honduras

Two Environmental Prosecutors Executed in Honduras

Two Honduran prosecutors were murdered in San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras, police and the local press reported. continue reading »

Oaxaca, Mexico Rattled by Earthquake this Morning

Oaxaca, Mexico Rattled by Earthquake this Morning

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake shook the coasts of the southeastern Mexican state of Oaxaca, though no victims or material damage have been reported up to now, the National Meteorological Service, or SMN, said. continue reading »

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican Director Guillermo Arriaga Shows Latest Film at Chicago Film Festival

Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga presents "Words with Gods" at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival, a film created to spark among the public "a critical and respectful dialogue on the meaning of religion and God or gods." continue reading »

Spanish Nurse Infected with Ebola is Conscious and Able to Meet with Her Medical Team

Spanish Nurse Infected with Ebola is Conscious and Able to Meet with Her Medical Team

The Spanish nursing assistant infected with the Ebola virus is conscious Saturday and able to speak with the medical team caring for her at Carlos III Hospital, medical sources said. continue reading »

Explosive Device Found in Residential Neighborhood of Bogota, Colombia

Explosive Device Found in Residential Neighborhood of Bogota, Colombia

Colombian police performed a controlled detonation Friday of an explosive device that had been planted behind a building in a residential neighborhood of Bogota. continue reading »

Border Report: Illegal Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors Grew by 77 Percent in 2014

Border Report: Illegal Immigration of Unaccompanied Minors Grew by 77 Percent in 2014

The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Mexico grew by 77 percent during fiscal year 2014, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Mexican Government Debuts New Presidential Plane at a Cost of $505 Million

Mexican Government Debuts New Presidential Plane at a Cost of $505 Million

Mexico's new presidential airplane was for several hours on the runway of a military airbase near this capital for its formal delivery, before returning to the United States to be fully equipped, the press reported Friday. continue reading »

Aerospace Companies Heading to Quertaro, Mexico in Record Numbers

Six aerospace companies from Spain, the United States and Canada will begin operating in the coming months in the central Mexican state of Queretaro with an initial investment outlay of 400 million pesos ($28 million), Gov. Jose Calzada said. continue reading »