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Spain Allows Repsol To Explore For Oil Off Canary Islands

Spain Allows Repsol To Explore For Oil Off Canary Islands

Spain's Industry Ministry has authorized Madrid-based oil major Repsol to drill up to three exploratory wells off the Canary Islands, a major tourist destination. continue reading »

Mexico Allocates 83 Percent of Reserves to Pemex

Mexico Allocates 83 Percent of Reserves to Pemex

Mexico's Energy Secretariat said Wednesday it has assigned 83 percent of the country's proved and probable, or 2P, reserves to state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos as part of a historic energy-sector overhaul and has also granted the state-owned company 21 percent of prospective resources. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Leader Rules Community- Settles Legal Disputes

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Leader Rules Community- Settles Legal Disputes

The leader of the Knights Templar cartel, Servando Gomez, alias "La Tuta," was captured in a video that showing his power and leadership. La Tuta distributed the estate of a deceased businessman in the town of Zitácuaro, Michoacan state. In the video, the Mexican drug lord with his cap on and a white shirt, continue reading »

Man Shot by Police in Missouri Near Vigil for Michael Brown

Man Shot by Police in Missouri Near Vigil for Michael Brown

A man was injured by police gunfire early Wednesday not far from where, for the third consecutive night, incidents have been occurring after the death of a young black man at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, a city in west-central Missouri. continue reading »

Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Guatemala Arrests 6 Suspected Drug Traffickers

Six suspected drug traffickers, including two Salvadorans and a Mexican, were captured in Guatemala's Pacific Ocean waters, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Rescue teams on Wednesday found the body of another person evidently killed in a landslide during this week's earthquake in northern Quito, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano said. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

Reporters Without Borders Calls For Investigation Into Murder of Mexican Reporter

Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into this week's killing of a crime reporter in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. continue reading »

Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia Postpones Sale of Majority Stake in Isagen

Colombia's government has postponed the sale of its 57.61 percent stake in power producer Isagen, with Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas saying the auction will be delayed for a year. continue reading »

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

Survey: LatAm Business Climate at Lowest Level in 5 Years

The business climate in Latin America last month fell to its worst level since July 2009, Brazil's Getulio Vargas Foundation, or FGV, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash Wednesday in Santos, a city in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, party officials told Efe. continue reading »

Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

Aeromexico Cut 5.6 Percent of Employees Over Last Year

Aeromexico cut its payroll by 5.6 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the Dec. 31 figure, the Reforma newspaper reported, citing company filings with regulators. continue reading »

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

More than 106,000 bicycles are stolen annually in the Chilean capital, a problem that prompted three university students here to come up with an innovative, theft-proof model. continue reading »

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Film to Premiere at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

Benicio del Toro’s Pablo Escobar Film to Premiere at Toronto Int’l Film Festival

"Escobar: Paradise Lost," a French drama-thriller starring Benicio del Toro as the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and directed by Andrea Di Stefano, will have its world premiere at next month's Toronto International Film Festival. continue reading »

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Ronaldo Scores Two Goals to Take Real Madrid to Victory in Super Cup

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals here Tuesday as Real Madrid cruised to a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. continue reading »

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves One Policeman Dead

Shootout in Rio de Janeiro Leaves One Policeman Dead

The death Tuesday of a police officer in a shootout in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown raised to six the number of law enforcement personnel slain this year in Brazil's second-largest city. continue reading »