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NGO Says Chile Could Lose All Its Bees, Or Become Their Last Refuge

NGO Says Chile Could Lose All Its Bees, Or Become Their Last Refuge

All the bees could disappear from Chile over the next 15 years, but the country could also become the last refuge for the industrious and beneficial insects, experts with the NGO Plan Bee told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Manchester United Signs Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria

Manchester United Signs Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria

Manchester United confirmed Tuesday night that it has signed Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, a key part of Real Madrid's Champions League-winning side last season, to a five-year deal. continue reading »

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

The President’s Solid Ground for Executive Action on Immigration

Comprehensive immigration reform legislation would give a majority of America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and work authorization. But with immigration reform stalled in the House, continue reading »

Groups Call on Mexico to Ban Fishing Nets to Protect Endangered Vaquita

Groups Call on Mexico to Ban Fishing Nets to Protect Endangered Vaquita

Environmentalist groups have asked the Mexican government to declare a total and immediate ban on fishing nets in order to avoid the extinction of the vaquita, a rare species of porpoise found only in the northern Gulf of California. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Announces Hope to Add a Baby Girl to His Family

Ricky Martin Announces Hope to Add a Baby Girl to His Family

Ricky Martin, father of 6-year-old twin boys Matteo and Valentino, announced Tuesday that next year he wants to be a father again, but this time of a baby girl. continue reading »

Washington Post Petition Obama on Racial Biases in Policing

Washington Post Petition Obama on Racial Biases in Policing

In a petition to the president that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday, more than 125 writers, artists, educators, lawmakers, and union and political group leaders are asking the Obama administration continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Marijuana Plantation Discovered in Texas at Border

Blog del Narco: Marijuana Plantation Discovered in Texas at Border

In a land that was once used to grow watermelons and beans, marijuana plants 8 feet (2.4 meters) tall swaying under the foliage . PVC pipe and a pump divert water diverted from the channel to place it carefully along the furrows of rows 60 feet (18.2 meters) long. Two acres of meticulousl continue reading »

Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

Guatemala Declares Drought Emergency

The Guatemalan government declared Monday a state of public emergency in the country's 22 provinces as a result of the prolonged drought that has affected more than 200,000 families and caused agriculture losses in the millions. continue reading »

Joran Van der Sloot Transferred to Maximum-Security Prison in Peru for Threatening Warden

Joran Van der Sloot Transferred to Maximum-Security Prison in Peru for Threatening Warden

Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of a Peruvian woman, was transferred to a maximum-security prison for threatening the warden of the penitentiary where he was being held, officials told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Alleged Rapists Buried Alive by Mob in Guatemala

Alleged Rapists Buried Alive by Mob in Guatemala

Three suspected rapists were killed by an enraged mob in a community in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala's PNC national police said Monday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Nearly 500,000 Cubans are Self-Employed on Island Nation

Mining Project Threatens Mexico’s Pristine Los Tuxtlas Reserve

Mining Project Threatens Mexico’s Pristine Los Tuxtlas Reserve

A mining project linked to the expansion of the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz threatens North America's largest jungle preserve, which would be the source of 2 million cubic meters of basalt rock. continue reading »

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

Florida Authorities Rescue Distressed Haitian Immigrants, One Found Dead in Water

One migrant died, two were rescued from the waves and 17 others were detained after arriving early Monday morning on a South Florida beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said. continue reading »

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children

As families from Central America flee violence and persecution to seek refuge in the United States, hundreds of mothers and their children apprehended after crossing the border have been locked up at an isolated detention center in Artesia, New Mexico—hours from the nearest major metropolitan area. continue reading »

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian Military Hacks President’s Email

Colombian military personnel linked to former President Alvaro Uribe spied on President Juan Manuel Santos' emails, arrested computer programmer Andres Fernando Sepulveda said in an interview in the current issue of Semana magazine. continue reading »