iOntheAmericas

Police General Assasinated in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A police general responsible for overseeing security forces in the northern region of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was murdered, authorities in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon said Monday. continue reading »

Prince Charles Visits Mexico’s Pre-Hispanic Site Xochimilco

Britain's Prince Charles on Monday visited the Mexican tourist zone of Xochimilco to become acquainted with the techniques of pre-Hispanic cultivation on the man-made islands there, where flowers and vegetables are grown. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin American’s Cost for Food on the Rise

The inflation of food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean rose 1.2 percent last September, 0.4 percent more than in August and one of the highest rates for any category in 2014, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, reported Monday. continue reading »

Tennis Great Rafa Nadel Has an Appendectomy

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal underwent an appendectomy Monday in Barcelona and will be released from the hospital in 24-48 hours, "depending on his post-operative progress," his publicist said. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Increase over 7% in First 9 Months of 2014

Remittances sent to Mexico by emigrants totaled $17.58 billion in the first nine months of 2014, up 7.2 percent compared to the same period last year, the Bank of Mexico said Monday. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Experiences Its 2nd Most Violent Weekend, Leaving 14 Dead

Fourteen people were killed over the weekend in Puerto Rico to make it the second most violent so far this year, the Caribbean island's police told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Prince Charles and Camilla Arrive in Mexico for 4-Day Visit

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrived Sunday in this capital for a four-day official visit aimed at tightening the relationship between the United Kingdom and Mexico. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Governor Wants Puerto Ricans To Try Harder to Overcome Economic Crisis

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Sunday called on the island's citizens to "redouble" their efforts to overcome their worst economic crisis in 70 years. continue reading »

Argentine Tax Authorities Accuses Procter & Gamble of Fraud & Currency Manipulation

Argentine Tax Authorities Accuses Procter & Gamble of Fraud & Currency Manipulation

Argentina's Federal Public Income Administration, or AFIP, said Sunday that it had suspended the activities and filed charges against Procter & Gamble for alleged tax fraud and currency diversion. continue reading »

STUDY: 78 Percent of Latin American Millennials Own Smartphones

STUDY: 78 Percent of Latin American Millennials Own Smartphones

Seventy-eight percent of Latin Americans "millennials" - people between the ages of 18 and 30 - own a smartphone, according to the results of the Telefonica Global Millennial Survey 2014, released here Friday. continue reading »

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancero Undergoes Heart Surgery

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera is making an "extraordinary" recovery from surgery to fix a hole in his heart, Dr. Carlos Riera Kinkel said. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Frees Jailed U.S. Marine after 7 Months in Jail

Mexican Judge Frees Jailed U.S. Marine after 7 Months in Jail

U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, jailed for seven months in Mexico for entering the country with military-grade weapons, has been released after a court dismissed the charges, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

Argentine Court Orders Arrest of Spanish Officials for Crimes Against Humanity

Argentine Court Orders Arrest of Spanish Officials for Crimes Against Humanity

An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of 20 Spanish ex-officials suspected of crimes committed during dictator Francisco Franco's 1939-1975 regime and the 1975-1977 transition to democracy, including former ministers Rodolfo Martin Villa and Jose Utrera Molina, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

Elton John Wants Pope Francis to be Made a Saint for Work on Behalf of AIDS

Elton John Wants Pope Francis to be Made a Saint for Work on Behalf of AIDS

British singer Elton John praised Pope Francisco once again, this time at a charity concert Wednesday in New York where he said Francis should be made a saint "now," local media reported. continue reading »

U.S. Participating in Ebola Forum Hosted by Cuba

U.S. Participating in Ebola Forum Hosted by Cuba

More than 250 officials and specialists from 32 Western Hemisphere countries, including the United States, are participating in a regional technical forum in this capital to exchange information about strategies to fight Ebola and coordinate efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to the region. continue reading »