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  • Mexico cancels mega-resort project near Baja California reef

     
    Mexico's government on Friday halted a controversial mega-resort development in Baja California Sur after environmentalists said it would have threatened a large coral reef in the Sea of Cortes that has rebounded dramatically from years of damage. The...
  • Leading foe rejects new plan for Peru mine

     
    Gregorio Santos, Cajamarca regional president, said changes in a plan to build a $4.8-billion copper and gold mine in northern Peru are not sufficient to win locals' support....
  • Iran urged to halt executions for alcohol consumption

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to scrap the death penalty for citizens convicted of drinking alcohol following reports that the nation's judiciary has upheld two such sentences. The watchdog called on Iranian authorities to end capital punishment for...
  • U.S. officials say China is reducing purchases of Iranian oil

     
    China has fallen in line with Western efforts to cut back purchases of Iranian oil and will be spared economic punishment threatened under a new round of U.S. sanctions, Obama administration officials said this week....
  • Passengers, flight crew in China foil hijack attempt, police say

     
    Passengers and flight crew helped foil a hijacking attempt Friday in the restive Chinese province of Xinjiang, the official New China News Agency said, citing police....
  • U.N.: Colombian coca and cocaine production shows little change

     
    A U.N. survey indicates Colombia's coca leaf and cocaine production didn't change much in 2011, while comparisons with Peru will have to wait until August....
  • Presidential election in Perś: Peruvians in Central Florida could make a difference

     
                                                                                                                    Peruvians from Central Florida will hit the voting polls this Sunday, to choose the next president of their country of origin. More than 7,...
  • Cheapflights.com lists top white-water rafting destinations

     
    It's not really a Florida thing, but it's still cool. And coo, of course, is good in the summer time. With the temperatures warming up, online travel site www.Cheapflights.com  has released its list of Top 10 Whitewater Rafting Destinations.  While the...
  • Humala claims victory in Peru elections, beating the Fujimori name

     
    Former Peruvian military officer Ollanta Humala has been named the winner of Sunday's presidential election, news that briefly sent Peru's stock market into a jittery plunge, reports L.A. Times correspondent Tracy Wilkinson from Lima. Humala ran strong...
  • A giant 'Christ of the Pacific' statue is erected in Peru

     
    The outgoing president of Peru, Alan Garcia, is bringing a gargantuan statue of Jesus to a hill overlooking the capital, Lima. The "Christ of the Pacific" monument, set to be inaugurated later this month on the Morro Solar hill in southern Lima, is a 120-...
  • Cyberattacks strike networks in Brazil, revealing vulnerability across Latin America

     
    Latin America's vulnerability to cyberattacks was laid bare in recent weeks as government networks in several countries were hacked or temporarily shut down, and hackers threatened to go after more. On June 21, the hackers group LulzSec claimed on Twitter...