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Brazil Denies Blocking Africans’ Entry to Guard Against Ebola

Brazil Denies Blocking Africans’ Entry to Guard Against Ebola

Brazilian immigration authorities denied Wednesday that they are blocking the entry of African immigrants due to fears that they might be carrying the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 2,300 people in West Africa since March. continue reading »

Bombing in Chile Sparks Anti-Terror Reforms

Bombing in Chile Sparks Anti-Terror Reforms

The Chilean government on Tuesday announced legal reforms designed to strengthen the police and prosecutors after a bombing in Santiago that injured 14. continue reading »

Uruguay Aims to Woo Oil Majors for Offshore Prospects

Uruguay Aims to Woo Oil Majors for Offshore Prospects

Uruguay will seek to reach seismic-surveying and crude-prospecting deals with the world's leading global energy companies in hopes oil can be found in offshore areas up to 3,500 meters (11,475 feet) deep, state-owned company Ancap said Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuba Claims U.S. Embargo Has Cost the Island $1.1 Trillion

Cuba Claims U.S. Embargo Has Cost the Island $1.1 Trillion

The Cuban government on Tuesday denounced the "systematic worsening" of the U.S. economic embargo, the impact of which Havana calculated at more than $1.1 trillion - taking into account the depreciation of the dollar against the international price of gold - since being imposed on the island in 1962. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Britneys Team Threatens Boyfriends Mistress

Blog del Narco: Britneys Team Threatens Boyfriends Mistress

After learning that the boyfriend of Britney Spears cheated on her with a porn star, Cali Lee, the singers team sent of a threatening letter. "The Spears team threatened her that she had better not disclose any intimacies that were shared with Cali Lee ." continue reading »

Federal Judge Increases American Terrorist Jose Padilla’s Sentence to 21 Years

Federal Judge Increases American Terrorist Jose Padilla’s Sentence to 21 Years

A federal judge in Miami on Tuesday increased from 17 to 21 years the sentence imposed in 2007 on Al Qaeda recruit Jose Padilla, the first U.S. citizen to be declared an enemy combatant within the context of the George W. Bush administration's global war on terrorism. continue reading »

Colombian Government Says Aerial Fumigation Will Not Affect Ecuador

Colombian Government Says Aerial Fumigation Will Not Affect Ecuador

The aerial fumigations that Colombia has carried out recently against coca plantations along its southern border have not affected Ecuador, Quito's top diplomat said Tuesday. continue reading »

The Faces of Delay: Executive Action Will Come Too Late for Families Facing Deportation

With President Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the November elections, the hopes of thousands of American families facing deportation were dashed. On a press call yesterday, national, local immigration advocates, legal experts, and family members—including those profiled by Julia Preston of the New York Times today continue reading »

Mexico is Only OECD Country Where Work Trumps School Among Youth

Mexico is Only OECD Country Where Work Trumps School Among Youth

Mexicans between the ages of 15 and 29 will spend an average 6.4 years working and 5.3 years studying, according to a report released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. continue reading »

McDonald’s Sales Drop in Light of China Beef Scandal

McDonald’s Sales Drop in Light of China Beef Scandal

McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that its global sales fell 3.7 percent in August, with a substantial push coming from the Asia markets after reports emerged that a Chinese supplier had been shipping expired meat. continue reading »

Brother of Former Paramilitary Chief Arrested in Colombia

Brother of Former Paramilitary Chief Arrested in Colombia

A brother of former warlord Salvatore Mancuso was arrested along with three other people accused of having links with the disbanded AUC rightist militia federation and of participating in 18 murders, Colombian police reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Unconfirmed Reports of Knights Templar Leader La Tuta Arrest

Blog del Narco: Unconfirmed Reports of Knights Templar Leader La Tuta Arrest

In Morelia, Michoacan, the leader of the self-defense groups in Ruana Hipolito Mora, last night confirmed that an operation by the Rural Police has resulted in the capture of La Tuta. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

Anti-Immigrant Group Reduces Lives of Refugee Children to Costs of Education

The nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has long blamed children for the costs of their own educations. Whether focusing its ire on immigrant children or the U.S.-born children of immigrants, FAIR is routinely outraged at continue reading »

First Medical Marijuana Farm Approved in Chile

First Medical Marijuana Farm Approved in Chile

The governor of Metropolitan Santiago, Claudio Orrego, announced on Monday the approval by Chilean authorities of the first farm in this capital to grow marijuana for medicinal and research purposes. continue reading »

Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

The Dominican Republic on Sunday announced a 12.8 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals during August, compared with the same month last year, an achievement that local authorities say is a new record for the sector. continue reading »