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Salvadoran President Sanchez Creren Travel to Mexico for 4-Day Official Visit

Salvadoran President Sanchez Creren Travel to Mexico for 4-Day Official Visit

Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren traveled Wednesday to Mexico for a four-day official visit that will include a meeting with Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, officials here said. continue reading »

Honda’s New Mini SUV to be Made in Argentina

Honda’s New Mini SUV to be Made in Argentina

Japanese automaker Honda said it plans to invest 250 million pesos ($29.5 million) to launch production of its new HR-V mini SUV in Argentina. continue reading »

Pitbull to Star in Two Reality Shows Backed by The Weinstein Company

Pitbull to Star in Two Reality Shows Backed by The Weinstein Company

Rapper Pittbull has signed a contract with The Weinstein Company to produce two reality shows about his life and career, The Hollywood Reporter said. continue reading »

Over 65 Children Poisoned by Food Given by Peru School Program

Over 65 Children Poisoned by Food Given by Peru School Program

About 70 Peruvian schoolchildren between 10 and 15 years of age began showing symptoms of poisoning after eating food provided by a state-run social program in northern Lambayeque province, local media reported. continue reading »

Pope Francis Advocates for Poor on World Stage

Pope Francis Advocates for Poor on World Stage

Pope Francis asked for "land, jobs and housing" for society's poor and outcasts, during a meeting on Tuesday with participants of the World Meeting of Popular Movements, in which the pontiff addressed issues of poverty and social marginalization. continue reading »

Video Shows Soccer Great Diego Maradona Slapping His Girlfriend

Video Shows Soccer Great Diego Maradona Slapping His Girlfriend

An Argentine television program aired a video Tuesday showing Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, hours after the soccer idol had said he "never raised a hand" against a woman continue reading »

President Obama Calls Dilma Rousseff to Congratulate Her on Re-Election

President Obama Calls Dilma Rousseff to Congratulate Her on Re-Election

President Barack Obama telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said. continue reading »

UN Again Urges End to U.S. Cuban Embargo

UN Again Urges End to U.S. Cuban Embargo

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to demand that the United States end its 52-year-old economic embargo against Cuba. continue reading »

10 Students and Teachers Die in School Bus Accident in Brazil

At least 10 people, including six teenagers, were killed and 16 others injured when a school bus collided with a tanker truck in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, the highway patrol said. continue reading »

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

Authorities Pick Up 11 Cuban Migrants at Sea Near Miami, 2 Others Are Missing

U.S. Coast Guard and Miami search and rescue teams continued Tuesday looking for two men at sea after 11 Cuban migrants where picked up a day earlier from a rickety boat in Biscayne Bay. continue reading »

Armored Car Stolen Steps Away from Chile’s Presidential Palace

Armored Car Stolen Steps Away from Chile’s Presidential Palace

A group of robbers stole an armored car Monday near the La Moneda presidential palace, seat of the Chilean government, and made off with close to 2.4 billion pesos (some $4.1 million), police officials said. continue reading »

UN Urges Mexico to Investigate Death of Blogger Killed by Narcos

UN Urges Mexico to Investigate Death of Blogger Killed by Narcos

The head of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Monday urged Mexico to investigate the murder of citizen journalist Maria del Rosario Fuentes. continue reading »

Singer Luz Rios and Husband Welcome Baby Boy

Singer Luz Rios and Husband Welcome Baby Boy

Mexican singer Luz Rios gave birth to her first child - Benjamin - in Upland, California on Oct. 23, representatives of the artist announced Monday. continue reading »

Former Homeland Secretary Napolitano Endorses President Using Executive Power on Immigration

Former Homeland Secretary Napolitano Endorses President Using Executive Power on Immigration

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who pushed the program that suspended the deportation of certain young undocumented immigrants, supports President Barack Obama using his executive authority to deal with the immigration issue if Congress does not do so, she said in an interview published on the weekend in The Washington Post. continue reading »

First Made-In-Argentina Satellite Reaches Permanent Orbit

First Made-In-Argentina Satellite Reaches Permanent Orbit

Arsat-1, the first made-in-Argentina telecommunications satellite, completed over the weekend the last of five apogee maneuver firings that put it into its definitive geostationary orbit, operator Arsat told Efe Monday. continue reading »