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Brazil spearheads fight for global internet governance

Sao Paulo - Brazil launched a push Wednesday for global internet governance based on principles rooted in freedom and protection of privacy. ... Full story

Venezuela accuses U.S. man of arms trafficking, attempted murder

BOGOTA, Colombia - A criminal court in the Venezuelan border state of Táchira on Wednesday ordered the detention of a U.S. citizen pending investigation into allegations of arms trafficking, criminal association and attempted homicide, the Ministry of Information reported. ... Full story

In Argentina, getting by is getting harder

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Gabriel Mendoza's tourism business has changed dramatically over the past two years as Argentina inches closer to an economic crisis. ... Full story

Security forces prepare for World Cup in a restive Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Drones, bomb-detecting robots, camera glasses, rubber bullets and sound and light grenades will all be at the ready if Brazilian police need them to quell disturbances during the FIFA World Cup. ... Full story

Violence erupts near planned 2016 Olympics venue in Rio de Janeiro

As if the organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics needed more bad news, angry residents have clashed with police in a slum not far from the planned site of the Games' swimming events. ... Full story

Dispute over Latino sign at truck stop becomes he said, she said

The manager of an Evans truck stop and a customer each accused the other on Wednesday of being behind a controversial sign that appeared to target Latinos. ... Full story

Banc of California gets 20 Popular Community branches, Latino presence

Banc of California in Irvine is acquiring Popular Community Bank's 20 Southern California offices, part of a deal in which Popular Inc., Puerto Rico's largest bank, is shedding 41 mainland U.S. branches. ... Full story

Immigrants: Company reaches settlement over unfair employment practices

WASHINGTON — A Seattle-based international sandwich supplier has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over the company’s alleged practice of requiring specific forms of identification from job seekers who are not American citizens. ... Full story

Women2Women launches networking series for Latinas in Penn. county

Local author and educator Norma Tamayo's life story is pockmarked by challenges, but she said she hoped she could show others the power of perseverance. ... Full story

Latino College Completion Numbers Released

For a snapshot of how Latino students are doing when it comes to finishing college, Excelencia in Education has released 53 fact sheets and an online interactive tool showing degree completion in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ... Full story

A mission for the Mission: Preserve Latino legacy for future

San Francisco's Mission District is the nucleus of the city's Latino culture, boasting a rich history that began in the 1800s with Mexican land grants and the Gold Rush and continued in the 20th century with the Chicano movement, mural projects and the low-rider culture. ... Full story

Vicente Fox: Mexico economy on par with U.S. in 10 years

Reforms in Mexico will put its economy on par with the United States within 10 years, former President Vicente Fox predicts. ... Full story

Former CIA agent, now in Havana, discusses Gadhafi's 'secret world'

MIAMI - U.S. fugitive and renegade CIA agent Frank Terpil is still living in Havana and easily recounting his days helping former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to murder his political enemies, according to a recently released British documentary. ... Full story

Undocumented student tuition language remains in budget bill

JEFFERSON CITY • Language prohibiting public higher education institutions from giving undocumented immigrant students in-state tuition remains in the fiscal year 2015 budget after vetting from a Senate committee. ... Full story

Escoto convicted in murder of new bride for life insurance money

After the verdict, Myriam Benitez squeezed her teary eyes shut, slipped to her knees in the back of the Miami-Dade courtroom and clasped her hands in prayer. ... Full story

World Cup's road to Brazil remains bumpy

RIO DE JANEIRO — In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. ... Full story

U.S. Supreme Court holds key hearing on Argentine debt

Washington - The case may be about the Argentine economy, but the setting is pure American as the US Supreme Court Monday began hearing a case that pits holders of defaulted Argentine bonds against a government that wants to put the case behind it. ... Full story

Accused teacher denied bail in sex case involving pregnant teen

SAN ANTONIO — A former Memorial High School chemistry teacher charged with taking pictures of himself having sex with a 15-year-old student he impregnated lost a bid for bail Monday. ... Full story

Mexican, Colombian presidents hail Gabriel Garcia Marquez in lavish Mexico City memorial

MEXICO CITY — The presidents of Mexico and Colombia on Monday evening stood before an urn containing the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and extolled him as the most transcendent Spanish-language writer in centuries. ... Full story

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