Cuban Muslims celebrate Ramadan despite the obstacles

With no official mosque, Cuban followers of Islam do their best to observe the holy month and practise their religion.

Chile adds warning labels for unhealthy food ingredients

Chile joined Ecuador and Britain on becoming one of the few countries in the world providing consumers with warning labels about the excessive content of unhealthy ingredients in foods.

Lollapalooza lineup announced

Some of the mystery of the Lollapalooza lineup was revealed on Wednesday, with confirmation that Lana del Rey, Disclosure, Wiz Khalifa and The Chainsmokers will be headlining the festival.

Lionel Messi retires from Arentina's national team

Lionel Messi has retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years.

How Donald Trump became America's Hugo Chávez

Despite ideological differences there are eerie similarities between the late socialist strongman and the Manhattan billionaire – and warnings to heed

Bolivia leader Morales wants to ditch Gregorian calendar

Bolivian President Evo Morales has proposed that the Andean country switch back from the Gregorian calendar to the calendar previously used by its indigenous people.

Lionel Messi breaks record

Lionel Messi became Argentina's leading scorer with a superb free-kick as they beat hosts the USA 4-0 to reach Sunday's Copa America final.

Mexican engineer extracts gas from urine to heat shower

Mexican engineer Gabriel Luna-Sandoval has invented a machine that he said can transform urine into a biogas to serve as a household heater to take hot showers or cook.

CBF President Fires Dunga

Dunga is no longer the Brazilian national team's coach. He was fired on Tuesday (14) during a meeting with the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation

Medellin inspires as model of urban transformation

The capital of the province of Antioquia, Medellin is looking to leverage the transformation it has experienced in recent years to consolidate itself as a venue for international events.

Adoption for domestic help in Paraguy might be at an end

Paraguay’s most recent census, in 2011, showed 46,993 boys and girls — 2.5 percent of the country’s juvenile population — to be “criados,” some of them as young as 5.

Fiat Argentina withdraws car handbook after complaints of misogyny

Women’s groups condemned references to ‘short skirts’, ‘nice legs’ and ‘wandering hands’ in the booklets handed out with new cars

The communities of Cochabamba taking control of their own water supply

Bolivia’s ‘city of eternal spring’ has a history of water struggles. Now some neighbourhoods that lack piped water are taking matters into their own hands

Brazil’s Copacabana protest violence against women

“We can’t tolerate abuse against women,” said Rio de Paz, the NGO that organized the protest.

Not all latin american rulers have been Latino

The Arab communities in the region have prospered, and have made major contributions in business, culture, and politics.

Salvadorans in California help youths out of gangs

In El Salvador, the powerful gangs exert tremendous pressure on young people on the streets to join their ranks and commit crimes.

Big changes in Mexico justice system

Mexico has invested some $3 billion in support of state governments transitioning to the new justice system

Paraguayan farmers defend native seeds over GMOs

About 100 farmers with peasant organizations left their family farms in Paraguay’s interior to attend a fair in downtown Asuncion, where they displayed their native seeds

El Chapulin Colorado brings joy to kids with cancer

Dressed as a superhero, prince, clown or chef, a doctor is bringing joy to kids with cancer whom he treats at a public hospital in Guadalajara, capital of Mexico’s eastern Jalisco state.

Miss Chubby contest embraces plus-size beauty

Contestants are paired with a nutritionist, psychologist and image consultant to teach them how to improve eating habits and be comfortable with their body

Women in Mexico City have their own separate subway cars

The separate subway cars are meant to prevent women from being harassed or assaulted in the often crowded, co-ed subway trains.

Mexico's president calls for legalization of same-sex marriage

President Enrique Peña Nieto reiterated commitment to combat discrimination in Mexico with an announcement on National Day Against Homophobia

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