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FEMA nominee who withdrew helps win $133M Puerto Rico hurricane contract

WASHINGTON — A multinational engineering firm contends that a $133 million contract for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico was inappropriately awarded to the firm of President Donald Trump’s former pick for...

El Papa siente “dolor y vergüenza” por los abusos sexuales de la iglesia chilena

The scandals and the inaction of the ecclesiastical leadership before the aggressions have devoured the image of the Church January 16, 2018 - Santiago de Chile - Agencies. Pope Francis wanted to enter...

Thousands of Puerto Rico police owed overtime call in sick

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts as...

Venezuelan first lady’s nephews sentenced to prison on drug charges

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for drug conspiracy convictions by a judge who said their ineptness at their criminal craft and otherwise...

’We move forward’: Despite devastation, Puerto Ricans are celebrating Thanksgiving

Two months after a devastating storm nearly flattened Puerto Rico, leaving the the island to struggle to regain its footing — with nearly 60 percent of residents still without electricity —...

Perú has spectacular archeological treasures. Is it doing enough to keep them safe?

LIMA, Perú – Dating to around 2,000 B.C., the mysterious murals at the Ventarrón archeological site along Perú’s northern coast are thought to be the oldest in the Americas. But this month,...

It’s time to become a ‘citizen advocate’ for Puerto Rico, says this organizer

Next Monday will mark two months since the worst hurricane in over a century virtually decimated Puerto Rico's electric grid, as well as crucial parts of its infrastructure and housing. Yet...

Puerto Rico fears loss of jobs under U.S. House tax bill

WASHINGTON — As the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed sweeping tax legislation, several economists and officials in Puerto Rico warned Thursday that the bill, if it becomes law, could devastate a...

Taino DACA (I am) – A film by Alex Zacarias

All door proceeds go to filmmaker & Latinos Unidos relief campaign for the Puerto Rican Island of VIEQUES Taino DACA (I am) - A film by Alex Zacarias Q&A with Emmy Award Winning Director Liberated...

A witness accuses Televisa and MediaPro of bribing FIFA

Alejandro Burzaco, former president of the Argentinean company Tournaments and Competitions (TyC) and one of the 42 defendants in the corruption mega-scandal at FIFA, said on Tuesday that media companies such...