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GMO salmon's future in question after producer fined over violations
Panama fined a US biotechnology company’s local facility that “repeatedly violated” the nation’s permitting and regulatory laws as it worked to develop the world’s first genetically-modified salmon. The 2012 infractions were first made public on Tuesday.

29.10.2014 16:55

Mexico’s missing students: New mass grave uncovered
A new mass grave was uncovered in the same Mexican state as the one found after the September 26 disappearance of 43 students at a protest. The police were led to the site by four arrested gang members.

28.10.2014 07:56

Obama appoints Ebola 'czar' charged with coordinating fight against epidemic
US President Barack Obama is set to appoint Ron Klain as the Ebola "czar" charged with coordinating government efforts in fight against the spread of the virus in the United States, CNN reports.

17.10.2014 14:13

Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa
​Airplane cabin cleaning crews at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, citing, in part, possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a poll found most Americans want flights banned from Ebola-ravaged areas.

09.10.2014 14:54

Texas detention center staff accused of sexual assault
Central American women being held at a Texas detention center claim that multiple female detainees are being sexually assaulted by guards, according to a civil rights group asking for an investigation into the matter.

04.10.2014 00:37

Armed citizen militias build up along US-Mexico border
Armed militias continue to patrol the United States-Mexico border seeking to repel any migration north, but critics warn that these self-styled ‘freedom defenders’ lingering on private land represent a powder keg that could have “disastrous” consequences.

10.09.2014 14:12

Large space object slams Nicaragua’s capital as asteroid passes Earth
A blast that filled Nicaragua's 1.2 million capital Managua with dismay on Sunday night is most probably a meteorite that left a 12-meter crater near the city’s airport. The space rock might be a fragment of a larger space object that passed near Earth.

08.09.2014 04:32

Guatemala defies ‘Monsanto Law’ pushed by US as part of trade agreement
The highest court in Guatemala has suspended the controversial 'Monsanto Law,' a provision of a US-Central American trade agreement, that would insulate transnational seed corporations considered to have “discovered" new plant varieties.

03.09.2014 15:00

Obama considering immigration reform with executive actions, Congress readies to sue him
US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering options to move on immigration reform via executive action despite protests from disapproving members of Congress.

06.08.2014 14:54

Private militias patrolling US-Mexico border raise concerns
There are more than 10 independently operated private militia groups patrolling the border between Texas and Mexico, ignoring calls from Customs and Border Patrol to back off and inviting criticism from local lawmakers.

29.07.2014 22:42

Mississippi governor threatens to block transport of undocumented children
In a letter to President Obama, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he would not allow the government to send immigrant children to sponsors within his state without consultation.

26.07.2014 02:29

US mulling refugee status for Honduran children as Obama meets with C. American leaders
The Obama administration is considering a plan that would grant refugee status in the United States to Honduran children and young adults without having to travel the dangerous land journey through Mexico.

25.07.2014 15:57

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