Costa Rica (Tico Times)
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:05:51 +0000: Seven tremors recorded in Cartago in the last two days - TicoTimes
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:23:08 +0000: Climate change blamed for Costa Rica's national banana emergency - TicoTimes
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:52:10 +0000: A quarter of Costa Rican employers expect to hire more staff in coming months - TicoTimes
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:32:31 +0000: University of Costa Rica presidential poll shows virtual tie between Araya and Villalta - TicoTimes
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:58:49 +0000: Obama leads world tributes at Nelson Mandela memorial service - TicoTimes
The Americas (Washington Post)
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:12:00 +0000: Mexican Senate approves changes to oil industry - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexican lawmakers on Wednesday moved a step closer to overhauling the nation’s energy sector, approving constitutional amendments that would reorganize the hidebound state oil monopoly, Pemex, and potentially open up vast pools of oil and gas to foreign companies for the first time in 75 years.Read full article >>
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:20:00 +0000: Uruguay votes to legalize marijuana - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Lawmakers in the small South American nation of Uruguay voted Tuesday to legalize and regulate marijuana, going further than any other country in the world toward decriminalizing the plant and lifting the stigma from its use.Read full article >>
- Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:36:00 +0000: Stolen cobalt-60 found in Mexico; thieves may be doomed - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s public-health scare turned into a logistical hurdle Thursday as authorities sought to safely put a stolen load of radioactive material back into its container.
As officials worked on the material, federal police and soldiers formed a cordon of several hundred yards around the field in Hueypoxtla where a container of highly radioactive cobalt-60 was abandoned after it was stolen from truck drivers transporting it to a storage facility in central Mexico.Read full article >>
- Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:01:00 +0000: Mexican army has taken control of major port in effort to combat drug cartel - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
This strategic port has been a major moneymaker for the powerful Knights Templar drug gang, which extorts millions from the city’s businesses and smuggles in meth-making chemicals from Asia.
But President Enrique Peña Nieto’s decision this month to deploy troops to Lazaro Cardenas marks a new attempt to sever the cartel’s economic lifeline by putting a stop to its criminal activities here.Read full article >>
- Mon, 02 Dec 2013 01:29:00 +0000: Mexican bishop takes on cultish cartel in drug war battleground state - The Americas News: News and Headlines from Canada, South America & More - The Washington Post
APATZINGAN, Mexico — Their names hang from a wooden cross at the altar of a Catholic cathedral, the dead and missing of the diocese: Manuel Alaya. Octavio Contreras. Sergio Madrigal.
This has been the bloodiest year since 1998 when it comes to drug violence here in the state of Michoacan. For Miguel Patiño Velazquez, a 75-year-old bishop with a white frock and dark circles under his eyes, it is time to speak out.Read full article >>