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  • Mexico cartel kills four in car bombing

    Mexico cartel kills four in car bombing
    Four are killed in what officials call a well-planned trap near a federal police headquarters. It appears to be the first time traffickers have used a car bomb since the start of a military-led offensive against drug cartels. Drug traffickers have...
  • Harry Pachon dies at 66; Latino scholar and activist

    Harry Pachon dies at 66; Latino scholar and activist
    Harry Pachon, a scholar-activist who helped focus national attention on the needs and traits of a growing Latino population, particularly in politics and education, has died. He was 66. Pachon, the longtime president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute,...
  • In Colombia, the face of one of the 'Missing Ones'

     
    A Colombian woman holds a photo of her missing relative. His name is Carlos Alberto Forero, a hostage of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC....
  • Happy birthday, Gabriel Garcia Marquez!

     
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez turns 84 today. Celebrate and read his interview with Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa....
  • SXSW 2012: Peaking Lights illuminates Urban Outfitters party

     
    Los Angeles-by-way-of-Wisconsin duo Peaking Lights sparked a deep melodic fire in the parking lot of Urban Outfitters in Austin, Texas. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reports on the band's sound....
  • Colombia drops plan to let military judge abuses in its ranks

     
    Colombia has shelved a plan to expand the power of military courts to judge military abuses, an idea that was vigorously opposed by human rights groups. "Military judges lack the independence and impartiality to decide whether an alleged crime constitutes...
  • 49 killed as train slams into retaining wall in Buenos Aires

     
    A commuter train went out of control and slammed into a retaining barrier in a central Buenos Aires train station during peak rush hour Wednesday morning, killing at least 49 people and injuring more than 500, federal police officials said....
  • Measles outbreak kills at least 20 Afghan children

     
    Health officials on Tuesday reported a deadly measles outbreak in rural western Afghanistan that they said was compounded by severe winter weather hampering access to the area....
  • Taliban reportedly behead four men as suspected spies

     
    Suspected Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan have beheaded four men they apparently suspected of being spies for the government because they had a satellite phone, Afghan officials said Tuesday....
  • 25 suspected Anonymous hackers arrested in international sweep

     
    Twenty-five alleged hackers from the freewheeling, decentralized Anonymous protest movement were arrested across Europe and Central America in a massive sweep coordinated by Interpol, an agency based in France that links police from around the world....
  • Argentina president Fernandez proposes oil firm nationalization

     
    Argentinan president Cristina Fernandez proposal to nationalize a majority interest in the country's biggest oil company is a reaction to rising imports....