Ukrainian military command reports fierce fighting in east

EFE | Kiev

Government forces have engaged in fierce fighting against pro-Russian militias in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, the Ukrainian military command said Tuesday.

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GUATEMALA DRUGS

Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers join forces in Guatemala, paper says

EFE | Guatemala City
Drug cartels from Colombia and Mexico have formed an alliance to produce designer drugs and cocaine in Guatemala that will later be smuggled into the United States, the Prensa Libre newspaper reported Tuesday.
US BARBIE

Mariachi Barbie to make her debut in Mexico

EFE | Mexico City
The latest Barbie doll will be dressed in Mexico's traditional mariachi costume and wide-brimmed sombrero as it joins the 2014 Barbie Dolls of the World Collection, the doll's manufacturer, Mattel, said.
ENTERTAINMENT FILM

Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro to be honored at San Sebastian film fest

San Sebastian, Spain, Sep 2 (EFE). - Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro will be honored for his life's work at the upcoming San Sebastian Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
MEXICO AIRPORT

Mexico to invest $9 bn in new airport for capital

EFE | Mexico City
The Mexican government expects to spend 120 billion pesos ($9.17 billion) building a new airport for this capital, President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday.
TENNIS US OPEN

Wawrinka knocks Robredo out of U.S. Open

EFE | New York
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, the No. 3 seed, overcame cramps and a fall to defeat Spain's Tommy Robredo 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 and advance to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.
CHILE FOSSILS

Chilean town wants UNESCO to add fossil park to global network

EFE | Santiago
Puchuncavi, a town on the coast of Chile's Valparaiso region, wants UNESCO to acknowledge and add to its Global Geoparks Network some fossils 300 million years old that were discovered nearby.
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