Colombian president reinstates ousted capital mayor

EFE | Bogota

President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday reinstated Gustavo Petro as mayor of this capital after a court found that the March 19 ouster of the leftist politician contravened Colombia's obligation to honor formal requests from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.


3 Suspects arrested in killings of officials in western Mexico

EFE | Morelia, Mexico
Three hitmen suspected of participating in a plot to destabilize the government by killing security and justice officials in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been arrested, federal officials said.

Marc Anthony meets with D.R.'s president to discuss orphanage

EFE | Santo Domingo
Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony met with Dominican President Danilo Medina to discuss the Niños de Cristo orphanage and the possibility of government assistance for the organization.

Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger dies while on location in Liberia

EFE | Vienna
Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger, known for his documentaries about the effects of globalization on poor people in the developing world, died after contracting malaria while on location in Liberia, the APA news agency reported, citing representatives of the production company. He was 54.

Spain's economy to grow average of 1.5 pct. in 2014 and 2015, minister says

EFE | Madrid
Spain's economy will grow an average of 1.5 percent in 2014 and 2015, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Wednesday.

FIFA to let Barça sign players pending sanctions appeal

EFE | Madrid
FIFA, soccer's world governing body, said Wednesday that it will allow FC Barcelona to sign players pending resolution of the club's appeal against a 12-month signing ban for infractions related to the international transfer and registration of players under 18.

Video games of the future to adapt to players' mood

EFE | San Francisco
A team of engineers at Stanford University in California has developed a hand-held controller that allows video games to adapt to a player's level of engagement.