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Dilma Rousseff Re-elected President of Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Re-elected President of Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won reelection in the presidential runoff held Sunday, garnering 51.45 percent of the votes, compared with 48.55 percent for Social Democratic challenger Aecio Neves, and with 98 percent of the votes counted, according to the Superior Electoral Tribunal. continue reading »

Rogelio Ortega Martinez Named as New Governor of Troubled Guerrero, Mexico

Rogelio Ortega Martinez Named as New Governor of Troubled Guerrero, Mexico

The legislature in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Sunday named Rogelio Ortega Martinez as governor, replacing Angel Aguirre, to aid in the search for 43 missing students. continue reading »

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Peru’s Central Jungle Region

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Peru’s Central Jungle Region

A magnitude-6 earthquake rocked Peru's central jungle region early Sunday, causing rockslides on a highway, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, or IGP, said. continue reading »

Uruguay Holds Election Day for Next President and Congressional Members

Uruguay Holds Election Day for Next President and Congressional Members

Uruguay is holding general elections on Sunday, with the presidency, vice presidency and congressional seats up for grabs. continue reading »

Fossile of Ancient Giant Ground Sloth Found in Argentina

Fossile of Ancient Giant Ground Sloth Found in Argentina

An amateur paleontologist found the 500,000-year-old fossil of a giant ground sloth while digging in a well on his property in the southern Argentine coastal city of Mar del Plata, media reports said. continue reading »

Student Protesting Over Missing Students Loot Supermarkets in Guerrero, Mexico

Student Protesting Over Missing Students Loot Supermarkets in Guerrero, Mexico

Students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School attacked and looted several supermarkets in Chilpancingo, the capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, to protest the disappearance of 43 classmates last month. continue reading »

New Book “The Forgotten Children of Immigration” Highlights Negative Impact of Deportation

New Book “The Forgotten Children of Immigration” Highlights Negative Impact of Deportation

A journalist and a writer, both Mexicans who have lived many years in Colorado, present the "forgotten children" of immigration in the United States with a work written in both English and Spanish, and which gathers together the testimonies of immigrants' children. continue reading »

Latino Leaders Warn Democratic Party about Political Danger of Continuing Deportations

Latino Leaders Warn Democratic Party about Political Danger of Continuing Deportations

Hispanic leaders from a dozen U.S. states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, legislator Luis Gutierrez, if the Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Families of Missing Student Say Mexican Authorities Alleging Ties to Cartels

Families of Missing Student Say Mexican Authorities Alleging Ties to Cartels

Relatives of the 43 trainee teachers who went missing nearly a month ago in the southern Mexican city of Iguala after being attacked by municipal police warned the federal government not to try to lower social tensions by leveling false accusations against the students. continue reading »

Hedgefund Billionaire Kenneth Dart Goes after Argentina Over Defaulted Debt

Hedgefund Billionaire Kenneth Dart Goes after Argentina Over Defaulted Debt

EM Ltd., a hedge fund controlled by billionaire Kenneth Dart, has filed a new complaint here against Argentina in its long-standing struggle for payment on defaulted debt, arguing that it should receive the same treatment as other holdout bond holders that won a 2012 court judgment in the United States. continue reading »

Chile Expands Its Efforts to Preserve Ancient Churches

Chile Expands Its Efforts to Preserve Ancient Churches

Chile will expand the protection of 16 churches in the southern archipelago of Chiloe to ensure that urban development does not encroach on structures which together constitute a U.N.-certified World Heritage Site. continue reading »

California Universities Actively Recruiting Undocumented Students to Apply

California Universities Actively Recruiting Undocumented Students to Apply

The University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University have introduced a program to provide young Latinos with information and advice on issues such as Deferred Action policy and opportunities to attend college. continue reading »

Two Ancient Archaeological Sites Located in Peruvian Andes

Two Ancient Archaeological Sites Located in Peruvian Andes

Tools found at two archaeological sites in the Peruvian Andes show that humans were able to survive in extreme environmental conditions a millennium earlier than previously thought, according to a study published by Science. continue reading »

Governor of Guerrero, Mexico Resigns Amidst Scandal of 43 Missing Students

Governor of Guerrero, Mexico Resigns Amidst Scandal of 43 Missing Students

The governor of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero announced Thursday that he will step down amid increasing protests over the disappearance of 43 students and the deaths of six others at the hands of police. continue reading »

Peru in Crisis as Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Strike

Peru in Crisis as Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Strike

Public health employees in Peru launched a nationwide strike Thursday to press the government to comply with the agreements that ended a previous job action, union leader Susana Palacios told Efe. continue reading »