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Body found near bike of missing New York man in Mexico

Authorities have discovered a body alongside the motorcycle of a Bronx day trader who disappeared in Mexico in January while traveling across Latin America, according to published reports. The ominous find of 32-year-old Harry Devert's...Show More Summary

Putin pledges to help Cuba explore for offshore oil, report

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba’s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin...Show More Summary

Russia to help to create major transport hub in Cuba, Forgives Debt, in Major Latin American Development Push

This is actually a compilation of three important stories on Russia's activities in Latin America. First story, Russia to help to create major transport hub in Cuba: Russia, Cuba and possibly other countries will pool their efforts for...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Sued in Federal Court in Seattle Over Due Process for Immigrant Children

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Irafael/Shutterstock As children fleeing violence in Latin America stream over the border by the thousands, the Los Angeles Times reports: Immigrant advocacy groups sued the federal government on Wednesday for what they say is a failure...Show More Summary

Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria has agreed to join Manchester United, for £150,000 per week [CNN's Diego Bustos]

Well here’s a transfer story out of left field! CNN’s Latin America reporter Diego Bustos has tweeted from Brazil, that Angel Di Maria has agreed to join Manchester United, even adding in his salary demands of £150,000 per week. Though a surprising story, Di Maria has been expected to leave Real Madrid this summer, with [...]

Vladimir Putin Begins Latin America Tour in Cuba

Russian President Vladimir Putin started his Latin America tour, and the first stop is Cuba, an old ally from Cold War days. He will also visit Argentina and Brazil. Russia’s State Duma forgave 90% of Cuba’s debt, which was mostly loans from the old Soviet Union. Show More Summary

Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture

What makes the city of the future? How do you heal a divided city? In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. Show More Summary

New Presidents at McCann Europe and DigitasLBi Boston-Detroit

This week McCann Worldwide announced two C-level changes: Pablo Walker, formerly President of McCann Worldgroup Latin America & Caribbean, will now hold the same title for McCann Worldgroup Europe. Replacing him will be Fernando Fascioli,...Show More Summary

A Trip to Latin America Sparks Global Entrepreneur Movement

Linda Rottenberg didn’t set out to start a global movement of entrepreneurs. She just wanted to take a year off to travel through Latin America after completing law school. But that trip served as the catalyst that eventually led to her starting Endeavor, an investment network for high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Show More Summary

Putin Writes Off 90% Of Cuban Debt

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Wire: Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently on a grand tour of Latin America. His first stop is in Havana, Cuba. Ahead of arriving in Cuba, Putin decided to bestow a gift upon the Cuban government. With one swift signature, he eliminated $32 billion of Cuba's debt, left over from the Soviet era. Show More Summary

Let the Kids Stay: The Drive to Deport Unaccompanied Minors, Refugees of America's Drug War, is Immoral

yesterdayNews : Reason

So let me get this straight: Like a marauding elephant, America sticks its trunk in Latin America, snorts out one-trillion in military and other aid to stop the flow of drugs that Americans want, gives a huge push to drug cartels inShow More Summary

Justice on trial

yesterdayNews : Daily Chart

Tackling crime in Latin America LATIN America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Honduras is the region's—and the world's—most violent country: at present homicide rates, a boy born there today has a one-in-nine chance of being murdered. Show More Summary

Blackstone to Buy a Wealth Management Business

Blackstone will acquire two units of the insurer Friends Life Group. The businesses focus on estate and succession planning for high net worth individuals in Europe and parts of Latin America and Asia.

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Casselman debunks common misconceptions about the origins of America’s immigrants: The immigration debate, now as then, focuses primarily on illegal immigration from Latin America. Yet most new immigrants aren’t Latinos. Most Latinos aren’t immigrants. Show More Summary

Cinemark Is Winning the 2014 World Cup and Latin America at the Same Time

After telling investors the World Cup would hurt its box-office receipts, Cinemark has turned the event into a money maker.

World Evangelical Alliance Disputes Claim That NHCLC/Conela Is the Representative of Evangelicals in Latin America

The World Evangelical Alliance recently voiced its disagreement with Hispanic evangelical leader the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez's claim that the merger of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Conela, a Latin America-based...Show More Summary

Argentina To Face Germany In World Cup Final

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Argentina just smashed Netherlands in a penalty shootout. Highlights here. I missed the game, but this tweet captures my feelings right now: ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Latin America in the finals. Viva Argentina! ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????— TayGo (@taygogo) July 9, 2014 Germany ruthlessly destroyed Brazil in the semifinals yesterday. Show More Summary

Busbud Raises $9 Million as Popularity of Intercity Bus Travel Increases

The Montreal-based startup said it will use the funding to expand in Europe and Latin America.

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