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72 Arrested in Spain for Human Trafficking

72 Arrested in Spain for Human Trafficking

Spanish police arrested 72 people and broke up a band dedicated to illegally smuggling Albanian citizens to Britain, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Guatemalan National Police Accused of Demanding Money from Migrants

Guatemalan National Police Accused of Demanding Money from Migrants

Three agents of Guatemala's PNC national police were arrested after they demanded money from a family of Honduran migrants, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony’s Foundation Inaugurates New Basketball Court in Puerto Rico

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony’s Foundation Inaugurates New Basketball Court in Puerto Rico

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his foundation opened a fifth basketball court over the weekend in Puerto Rico to give poor kids a place to play. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economic Growth Forecast Cut for 2014 and 2015

Brazil’s Economic Growth Forecast Cut for 2014 and 2015

Private sector analysts have cut their 2014 growth forecasts for Brazil's economy to 0.81 percent from 0.86 percent last week, marking the 11th straight week of downward revisions, the Central Bank said Monday. continue reading »

Surgeons Remove 132 LB Tumor From Woman in Mexico

Surgeons Remove 132 LB Tumor From Woman in Mexico

A team of Mexican Social Security Institute, or IMSS, doctors removed a 60.2-kilo (132-pound) tumor from a 51-year-old woman's ovaries, health officials said. continue reading »

Mexican scientists Target Cholesterol, Triglycerides with New Device

Mexican scientists Target Cholesterol, Triglycerides with New Device

Mexican scientists are developing a wearable device that can monitor cholesterol and triglyceride levels based on the viscosity of blood. The Materials Research Institute, or IIM, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, is working on the wrist monitor, which is still in the prototype phase, to help doctors provide better care to patients. continue reading »

Bolivian Family Welcomes Siamese Twins Joined at Heart, Liver

Bolivian Family Welcomes Siamese Twins Joined at Heart, Liver

A Bolivian woman has given birth to Siamese twins joined at the heart and liver in a hospital in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, who for the moment are in stable condition, local media said. continue reading »

Gunmen Kill 3 Attending Children’s Party in Mexico

Gunmen Kill 3 Attending Children’s Party in Mexico

Gunmen killed three people and wounded two others who were attending a children's birthday party in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, police and city officials said. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Signs Vermaelen for Next 5 Seasons

FC Barcelona Signs Vermaelen for Next 5 Seasons

Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has signed with FC Barcelona for the next five seasons and on Sunday will be presented as a new player for the Spanish-league side, Barça said in a press release. continue reading »

Doctors Treat Spanish Priest with Ebola with Experimental Serum

Doctors Treat Spanish Priest with Ebola with Experimental Serum

The Spanish missionary infected with Ebola and admitted to a hospital in Madrid is being treated with the experimental serum ZMapp, also used in the United States for patients with the hemorrhagic virus. continue reading »

Costa Rica Seeks Investigation of Immigrant Bribes to Nicaraguan Military

Costa Rica Seeks Investigation of Immigrant Bribes to Nicaraguan Military

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry asked Nicaragua to investigate the case of immigrants from that country paying suspected bribes to the Nicaraguan military for help in entering Costa Rica illegally. continue reading »

Obama Shares Success Against Militants in Iraq

Obama Shares Success Against Militants in Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday that the first airstrikes carried out against the Sunni militant group Islamic State in northern Iraq were successful, but stressed that the solution to the problem posed by the jihadists lies in creating a strong an inclusive Iraqi government. continue reading »

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican to Coordinate Care for Immigrants, Undocumented Children in Chicago

Mexican-American Tonantzin Carmona, 24, has assumed the management of the Office of New Americans at Chicago City Hall, which provides needed aid to immigrants and will coordinate shelter in this city for 1,000 undocumented Central American children. continue reading »

Petrobras’ Net Income Drops 20 Percent

Petrobras’ Net Income Drops 20 Percent

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras posted net income of 4.96 billion reais (some $2.17 billion) in the second quarter, down 20 percent from the same period of 2013. continue reading »

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban Musician Descemer Bueno Partners With Juanes, Estopa

Cuban musician Descemer Bueno, composer of the hit "Bailando," which topped the charts in several countries this summer, announced his new projects with Colombian singer Juanes and the Spanish duo Estopa, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »