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8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

8 Security-Force Members Charged for Protester’s Death in Venezuela

An officer of Venezuela's Sebin intelligence service and seven other members of the security forces have been indicted for the Feb. 12 death of an anti-government protester, Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Friday. continue reading »

6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua Blamed for 1 Death

6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua Blamed for 1 Death

One person is dead as a result of the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck northeast of this capital, Nicaraguan authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Wearable Technology Sector to Grow in 2014

Wearable Technology Sector to Grow in 2014

Wearable technology, a concept that goes from bracelets that measure physical exercise to Google Glass, will gain strength as a global market this year, according to a new study by International Data Corporation. continue reading »

Mexican Nobel Laureate Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

Mexican Nobel Laureate Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

Mexican scientist Mario Molina, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was decorated with the Knight medal of the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Hollande in recognition of his services to humanity. continue reading »

Influential Lieutenant of “El Chapo” Murdered in Mexico

Influential Lieutenant of “El Chapo” Murdered in Mexico

A former army officer reputed to have been head of security for recently captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found shot to death in western Mexico, authorities said. continue reading »

Javier Bardem Joins Charlize Theron in “The Last Face”

Javier Bardem Joins Charlize Theron in “The Last Face”

Javier Bardem will join the cast of "The Last Face," the latest film to be directed by Sean Penn, with whom the Spanish actor recently collaborated in the shoot of "The Gunman." continue reading »

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals, which will get underway later this month. continue reading »

Pemex Signs Technology-Sharing Agreement with France’s Total

Pemex Signs Technology-Sharing Agreement with France’s Total

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos has signed an agreement with French energy major Total to exchange technology related to hydrocarbon exploration and production and explore future business opportunities in non-conventional fields. continue reading »

Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

After almost four years of legal battles, a Nebraska town - starting on Thursday - will enforce a municipal ordinance requiring that anyone who wants to rent a home must prove that they are in the country legally. continue reading »

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

Accused Killers of DEA Agent to be Extradited from Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that he signed the order to extradite to the United States the seven Colombians accused of the June 2013 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. continue reading »

General Strike Cripples Argentina

General Strike Cripples Argentina

Unions opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's government brought the country to a standstill with a general strike on Thursday, while the administration said militants were preventing people from going to work. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Thalia Releases Album Targeting “Inner Child”

Mexican Singer Thalia Releases Album Targeting “Inner Child”

Mexican singer Thalia said her new album, "VivaKids," aimed to bring out everyone's inner child and make people forget about the daily grind. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Real Madrid said new tests showed Cristiano Ronaldo has sustained a left hamstring injury but did not indicate how much longer the star forward would be out of action. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombia’s Ecopetrol, Environmental Organizations Team Up to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation. continue reading »

Brazil’ Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.1 Percent With New Indicators

Brazil’ Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.1 Percent With New Indicators

Brazil's unemployment rate averaged 7.1 percent for all of 2013, the government said Thursday, which marked the debut of a new way of measuring joblessness. continue reading »