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Mexican Cartels Considering Major Alliance

Mexican Cartels Considering Major Alliance

Several of Mexico's major drug cartels are pursuing an alliance, capital daily Reforma said Friday, citing unnamed intelligence sources. The Juarez organization and Los Zetas are among the groups trying to create a "cartel of cartels," the newspaper said in a front-page story. continue reading »

Experts: Exercise is the Most Effective Preventive Medicine

Experts: Exercise is the Most Effective Preventive Medicine

Physical exercise is the most effective preventive medicine against ailments like diabetes and is an effective remedy for problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, experts taking part in a forum in Mexico City said. continue reading »

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

The Brazilian Attorney General's Office has called for a revision of a 1979 law that has prevented the prosecution of members of the 1964-1985 military regime for crimes against humanity, a document released Friday shows. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso to Be Transferred to Bayern Munich

Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso to Be Transferred to Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich confirmed Friday that it has reached a deal with Real Madrid for the transfer of Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, who has completed his medical and will sign a two-year deal. continue reading »

Carlos Vives, Zoe Saldaña, Pepe Aguilar to Receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

Carlos Vives, Zoe Saldaña, Pepe Aguilar to Receive Hispanic Heritage Awards

Colombian singer Carlos Vives, the American actress of Dominican descent Zoe Saldaña, and Mexican musician Pepe Aguilar will each be honored this year with the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Award, which celebrates the contribution Latinos make to America. continue reading »

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. has inaugurated a plant in the southeastern Brazilian city of Jacarei, its first in the South American country. continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $32 Million Worth of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard seized a shipment of 970 kilograms of cocaine valued at $32.4 million on Aug. 10 in an operation conducted in Caribbean waters, the service announced Thursday. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

Puerto Rican Senator Proposes Making Country’s First Language Spanish

A senator from Puerto Rico's governing party on Thursday launched a proposal to make Spanish the island's official language and relegate English to second position in the U.S. commonwealth. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Player in Europe Award

UEFA on Thursday presented Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo with its Best Player in Europe Award. The Portuguese international and reigning Ballon d'Or beat out German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch winger Arjen Robben in the vote by a panel of 54 journalists. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

Puerto Rico Investigating Possible Chikungunya-Related Deaths

The Puerto Rican Health Department said Thursday that it is investigating whether two people who died had contracted Chikungunya, which - if true - would be the first two fatalities linked to that virus on the island. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona. continue reading »

Deported Mom Lives in Fear After Returning to Honduras

Celina Velasquez doesn't feel safe in her home. The 29-year-old mother of three, who lives in a one-story house off a dirt road on the outskirts of town, fears the man who almost killed her father is still out to get her. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Colombian songstress Shakira is pregnant with her second child, the 37-year-old global superstar said in an interview with the Mexican edition of Cosmopolitan. continue reading »

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Human clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa will begin next week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday. continue reading »