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COLOMBIA – Plane crash kills 72

COLOMBIA – Plane crash kills 72

LA UNION/CHAPECO –– A plane carrying Brazilian top-tier football team Chapecoense to the biggest game in its history crashed in the Colombian mountains after reporting an electrical fault, killing 72 people, authorities said on Tuesday. Colombia’s worst air disaster in two decades killed all but five people as the team flew to face Atletico Nacional of […]

EL SALVADOR – Earthquake and hurricane hit Central America

EL SALVADOR – Earthquake and hurricane hit Central America

SAN SALVADOR –– A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of any quake damage. Emergency services in El Salvador said on Twitter it had received no reports […]

MEXICO – Snake on a plane

MEXICO – Snake on a plane

MEXICO CITY – Where’s Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? Because we can put up with a lot of things, but a snake dangling overhead while we’re on a plane is not one of them. That’s the situation passengers on an Aeromexico flight from Torreon to Mexico City found themselves in on Sunday. Just […]

Venezuela’s parliament votes to try president

Venezuela’s parliament votes to try president

CARACAS – Venezuela’s opposition-led parliament has voted to open a trial against President Nicolas Maduro, accusing him of violating the constitution. The move comes after last week’s suspension of a referendum process seeking to remove Maduro. The government said the vote was meaningless, referring to an earlier court ruling that had declared parliament illegitimate. President […]

MEXICO – First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

MEXICO – First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

MEXICO – The world’s first baby has been born using a new “three person” fertility technique, New Scientist reveals. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free […]

Colombia ends 50 years of fighting

Colombia ends 50 years of fighting

BOGOTA – A conflict that lasted over five decades. An estimated 220,000 people killed and over five million displaced. These staggering figures will be consigned to history as the Colombian government buries the hatchet with its long-time nemesis, the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group, better known by its Spanish acronym, FARC. In […]

MEXICO – Kidnapped!

MEXICO – Kidnapped!

MEXICO CITY— The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Tuesday. Jalisco state Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer told Radio Formula that “it is presumed”, though not yet certain, that Ivan Archivaldo […]

Drug-resistant ‘super bacteria’ found in Rio

Drug-resistant ‘super bacteria’ found in Rio

RIO DE JANIERO –– A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off of some of Rio de Janeiro’s most stunning beaches, one month before the city is due to host the 2016 Olympic Games. According to lead researcher Renata Picao, the “super bacteria” entered the city’s waterways when sewage coming from local […]

MEXICO – Deadly clashes between police and teachers

OAXACA — Violent clashes between police and members of a radical teachers’ union who had blockaded roads in southern Mexico on Sunday left six people dead and more than 100 injured, officials said. The teachers from the National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, are opposed to the mandatory testing of teachers as part of […]

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