Mexican health authority confirms 37 Zika cases

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Mexican health authority confirms 37 Zika cases 

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 3 — At least 37 cases of the Zika virus infections were registered in Mexico, the head of the epidemiology service of the country's Health Secretary, Cuitlahuac Ruiz Matus, confirmed on Tuesday.

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Swine flu outbreak in Georgia kills three since start of 2016

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Swine flu outbreak in Georgia kills three since start of 2016 

TBILISI, Jan. 21 — An outbreak of the swine flu in Georgia, in the mountainous Caucasus region, has killed three since the start of the year, the national disease control center said Thursday.

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Feature: Poverty, violence, unemployment create more Central American migrants

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Feature: Poverty, violence, unemployment create more Central American migrants 

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 2 — Poverty, violence and a lack of job opportunities have combined to lead thousands of Central Americans to risk their lives and uproot their families in illegal migration into the United States in 2015 for the "American dream."

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News Analysis: Airlift only short-term solution to Cubans trapped in Costa Rica

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on News Analysis: Airlift only short-term solution to Cubans trapped in Costa Rica 

SAN JOSE, Jan. 4 — A burgeoning humanitarian crisis in Central America seemed to have got a temporary solution last Tuesday when regional countries agreed to begin next week airlifting around 8,000 Cuban migrants from Costa Rica to El Salvador.

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Spotlight: Latin America battered by plummeting oil prices in 2015

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Spotlight: Latin America battered by plummeting oil prices in 2015 

By Chris Dalby

Mexico CITY, Dec. 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — Latin America's abundance of natural resources was long held as a "secret" to its economic development, with exports of oil, copper, gold, silver and many others accumulated in the 1990s.

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Cuban president to pay first official visit to Mexico

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cuban president to pay first official visit to Mexico 

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 30 — Cuban President Raul Castro will travel to Mexico on Nov. 5-7 for his first official visit to the country since he took office in 2006, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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(Sports) Nietes wins eighth world title defense; Viloria bows to undefeated foe

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Sports) Nietes wins eighth world title defense; Viloria bows to undefeated foe 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 18 (PNA) – Donnie Nietes, the only reigning world Filipino champion, successfully defended his WBO junior flyweight title for the eighth time in a row, while former world champion Brian Viloria failed in another try to snatch the world flyweight crown on Sunday (Manila time) in the United States.

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BP reaches USD 18.7-B settlement with U.S. for 2010 oil spill

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on BP reaches USD 18.7-B settlement with U.S. for 2010 oil spill 

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, July 3 — British multinational company, BP Plc, has agreed in principle to pay up to USD 18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. federal government and five states to resolve claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, said the Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday.

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China now sends most immigrants to US

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on China now sends most immigrants to US 

MOSCOW, May 5 — china has replaced Mexico as the top country of origin for immigrants to the United States, according to a new review of 2013 immigration data.

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7 dead, 15 wounded amid violence during anti-cartel operation in Mexico

May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on 7 dead, 15 wounded amid violence during anti-cartel operation in Mexico 

MEXICO CITY, May 2 — At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured during an outbreak of violence early Friday in parts of Mexico's western state of Jalisco, where local government launched an operation against a drug cartel.

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