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Mexico Touts “Cantinflas” for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar

Mexico Touts “Cantinflas” for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar

"Cantinflas," directed by Sebastian del Amo, will represent Mexico in the competion for the Oscar for best foreign-language film, the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, or AMACC, announced Thursday. continue reading »

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele Inaugurates Innovative Green Soccer Field in Rio Favela

Pele took part here in the inauguration of a soccer facility that features a lighting system partly powered by the players' movement on the field. continue reading »

Amazon Drug Smuggling Sparks State of Emergency in Peru

Amazon Drug Smuggling Sparks State of Emergency in Peru

The Peruvian government on Thursday imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia. continue reading »

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a shopping center in the Chilean ocean resort city of ViƱa del Mar and two people were taken to the hospital suffering from minor injuries. continue reading »

Catholic Church Pushes for “Deeper” Reforms in Cuba

Catholic Church Pushes for “Deeper” Reforms in Cuba

The Cuban Catholic Church criticized the reforms undertaken by the island's Communist government and said that they have not managed to "reactivate" the economy. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Sting in LA Recovers $65 Million from Drug Cartels

More than a thousand law enforcement officers participated Wednesday in what has been described as an unprecedented bust in downtown Los Angeles. Nine people were arrested and more than $ 65 million dollars were seized . It is believed that the money belonged the Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Conservative Lawmakers Double Down on Deporting DREAMers and Limiting Deferred Action

Before adjourning for their summer recess a month ago, the House passed a partisan supplemental spending bill that had no hope of making it through the Senate. First, it did not provide anywhere near what the White House was requesting in continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest 3 While Dissolving Body in Acid

Mexican Police Arrest 3 While Dissolving Body in Acid

Authorities in central Mexico apprehended three people as they were using acid to dissolve the body of a man they murdered, the Morelos state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Obama’s Approval Rating Drops 15 Percent Among Hispanics

Obama’s Approval Rating Drops 15 Percent Among Hispanics

Approval among Hispanics for the way President Barack Obama is doing his job has fallen 15 percentage points since April 2013 to 47 percent, according to a new survey showing that the immigration issue is still a priority for Latinos. continue reading »

Production Resumes at VW Plant in Argentina

Production Resumes at VW Plant in Argentina

German automaker Volkswagen will restart production at its plant in the central Argentine province of Cordoba after reaching an agreement to produce 90,000 gearboxes for the Chinese market, a union official said Wednesday. continue reading »

Nicaragua Seeks U.S. Assistance in Investigating Meteorite

Nicaragua Seeks U.S. Assistance in Investigating Meteorite

The Nicaraguan government requested U.S. help in the ongoing scientific investigation of the meteorite that fell to Earth in an unpopulated part of Managua last weekend. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Bolivia 1-0 in Friendly Match

Mexico Defeats Bolivia 1-0 in Friendly Match

Mexico's national soccer team controlled ball possession throughout and overcame deficiencies in its attack to defeat Bolivia 1-0 in an international friendly. continue reading »

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 »