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Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Businessmen and drivers in Guatemala's intercity bus sector on Thursday demanded that the authorities provide greater security for them. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuelan Government Blasts Arrest of Former Spy Chief in Aruba

Venezuela denounced on Thursday the "illegal and arbitrary" arrest in Aruba of a former head of military intelligence who was traveling on a diplomatic passport. continue reading »

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Death Toll From Colombia Mine Collapse Climbs to 7

Rescue teams recovered the bodies of seven workers who died in a cave-in at an unlicensed open-pit gold mine in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, authorities said. continue reading »

Japan Hires Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach National Squad

Japan Hires Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach National Squad

Japan's soccer federation said Thursday it has named Mexico's Javier Aguirre as head coach of the Asian nation's national team. continue reading »

Remains of Elephant Ancestor Found in Mexico

Remains of Elephant Ancestor Found in Mexico

Scientists found the skull and tusks of a gomphothere - an ancestor of the elephant - in the central state of Tlaxcala, Mexico's National Institute and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Court to Hold Express Hearing on Suarez Biting Case in August

Court to Hold Express Hearing on Suarez Biting Case in August

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has agreed to hold an express hearing during the second week of August on the case of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities for biting an opposing player during the World Cup in Brazil. continue reading »

Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Returns Home After Trip to Cuba

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Wednesday accompanied by his Cuban counterpart and host, Raul Castro, on the last day of his official visit to the communist island. continue reading »

Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazilian Court Exonerates Rousseff From Petrobras Refinery Deal

Brazil's federal audit tribunal said Wednesday that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras' ultimately disastrous acquisition of a U.S. refinery in 2006. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Family of 5 Missing on route to Funeral in Tampico

Blog del Narco: Family of 5 Missing on route to Funeral in Tampico

A native Monterrey family, is reported missing during their traveling from Monterrey city to Tampico, to attend a funeral. Among the five, there are two children missing. According to the authorities, Mr. José Andrés López Ramírez, 43; Esther his wife Hortensia Ramirez Calles 43, their children continue reading »

Peasants, Indians March Against Energy Reforms in Mexico

Peasants, Indians March Against Energy Reforms in Mexico

Thousands of peasants and Indians marched in Mexico City on Wednesday to protest the legislation implementing the energy industry overhaul approved in December 2013. continue reading »

Founder of Mexican Kids’ Shelter Makes Excuses For Not Noticing Abuses

Founder of Mexican Kids’ Shelter Makes Excuses For Not Noticing Abuses

The 79-year-old founder of the La Gran Familia shelter in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where 500 children living in squalid conditions were rescued last week, said that her age prevented her from noticing incidents of abuse and mistreatment. continue reading »

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley. continue reading »

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

Unlicensed Gold Mine Collapses in Colombia, 2 Dead and 17 Missing

The collapse of an unlicensed, open-pit gold mine Wednesday in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca left at least two dead and 17 missing, authorities said. Several people also were injured in the mine accident, according to Jose Victor Amu Sinisterra, the mayor of the town of Timbiqui where the mine is located. continue reading »

Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Republicans Want National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled their recommendations for dealing with the child immigration crisis on the southern border, a list that begins with deploying the National Guard and contains legal changes to facilitate the process of deporting the minors. continue reading »

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Border Patrol:  U.S.-Mexico Border Most Secure in Arizona

Amid the crisis sparked by the massive arrival in Texas of unaccompanied and undocumented children from Central America, Border Patrol commanders in Arizona say their stretch of the frontier with Mexico is the most secure in the United States, thanks to a drastic reduction in illegal crossings. continue reading »