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Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

Paleontologists Reconstruct Giant Dinosaur With Fossils Found in Spain

Fossils discovered in the east-central Spanish province of Cuenca have enabled experts to reconstruct the dermal armor of the titanosaurs, the last of the giant dinosaurs, for the first time. continue reading »

Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

Juanes Makes New Videos in Puerto Rico Ahead of World Tour

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes filmed in Puerto Rico four videos of songs from his new disc "Loco de Amor," with which he will launch his new world tour next week in his native land. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

U.S. automaker General Motors plans to invest 6.5 billion reais (nearly $3 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, CEO Mary Barra said. She said after meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that GM has a nearly 90-year track record in Brazil and plans to be in the country for the long haul. continue reading »

Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

Mexican Actress Columba Dominguez Dies, Age 85

Actress Columba Dominguez, an emblematic figure of the golden age of Mexican cinema, has died in a Mexico City hospital. She was 85. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Narco Violence Returns to Tijuana

Blog del Narco: Narco Violence Returns to Tijuana

Violence again surfacing in the border city of Tijuana where in the first seven months of the year there have been 302 crimes, most of them related to disputes between rival groups for control of drug dealing. continue reading »

Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

Mexican Mayor With Alleged Ties to Knights Templar Accused of Murder

The mayor of the western Mexican town of Huetamo was arrested on charges of homicide and extortion, the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office said Thursday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders Blames Negligence For Colombian Journalist’s Death

Reporters Without Borders said Colombian authorities' negligence was partially to blame for the death of a radio journalist who was gunned down just two weeks after his police protection was removed. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Calls on EU to Take Stance on Illegal Immigration

Mariano Rajoy Calls on EU to Take Stance on Illegal Immigration

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday here pushed for a "forceful" European Union policy on illegal immigration, pointing to the "difficult situation" his government has been facing due to recent massive attempts by migrants to enter Spain. continue reading »

Central American Coffee Rust Fungus Contributes to Region’s Migration

Central American Coffee Rust Fungus Contributes to Region’s Migration

Oralia Lopez had a brother leave for the United States in 2013. He had given up on eking out a living in El Salvador's coffee country, where a fungus known as coffee rust wiped out crops and caused hardship and hunger. He arrived in the Washington, D.C., area, home to many Salvadoran migrants, and started sending home remittances. continue reading »

Mexican Political Party Removes Legislative Leaders After Scandal

Mexican Political Party Removes Legislative Leaders After Scandal

The chairman of Mexico's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, announced the dismissal of the party's leaders in the lower house of Congress after they were caught on video dancing with scantily clad women at a private party. continue reading »

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

Marlow Rosado Looks To Expand Salsa Genre

The latest album from Marlow Rosado and his La Riqueña band aims to show that salsa can accommodate new elements and colors. "Salsanimal," the follow-up to the Grammy-winning "Retro," was crafted with the idea of expanding the genre, Rosado said in an interview with Efe. continue reading »

English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

Monkeys and lions are among the animals rescued from Peruvian circuses by British-based Animal Defenders International, which is raising funds to find new homes for those creatures in refuges and reserves. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9 Percent in Mexico

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9 Percent in Mexico

Mexico's unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent of the workforce in the second quarter of 2014, down slightly from 5 percent in the same period of last year, authorities said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Capture 3 Alleged Kidnappers

Guatemalan Police Capture 3 Alleged Kidnappers

Guatemalan security forces captured three alleged kidnappers in the northwestern part of the country suspected of having abducted a young girl on July 22, an official source reported. continue reading »

3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

3 Cargo Trucks Burned By Violent Groups in Colombia

Unidentified violent groups on Wednesday burned three cargo trucks on a road linking the town of Ocaña with the city of Cucuta, both in Colombia's northeastern Norte de Santander province, which borders on Venezuela, sources with the National Police confirmed to Efe. continue reading »