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  • Mo-Chica to open May 30: Here's the menu

     
    Ricardo Zarate says he's looking forward to grilling paiche, an Amazonian river fish that can weigh up to 500 pounds, in his new kitchen at downtown Mo-Chica, set to open May 30. The original Mo-Chica located in the Mercado de......
  • Peru police arrest mayor who led mine protests

     
    Peruvian police detain a mayor who supported protests against a mine in defiance of state of emergency...
  • Peru declares state of emergency after violence at mine protests

     
    The Peruvian government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a southeastern province after eight days of protests over a proposed expansion of a huge copper mine left at least two residents dead and 70 police injured....
  • 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....
  • Blasts kill nearly two dozen Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

     
    Attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq: Nearly two dozen Iraqis were killed and more than 75 wounded Monday in at least seven attacks on pilgrims headed to or from the Shiite holy city of Karbala in southern Iraq....
  • Britain closes embassy in Tehran after attacks

     
    Britain announces that it is closing its embassy in Tehran and gives Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave London. The announcement came the day after hundreds of Iranian demonstrators stormed the British embassy and another diplomatic compound in Tehran......
  • Copper and gold mine project in Peru suspended in face of protests

     
    Operators of a proposed gold and copper mine in northern Peru suspended the project Tuesday night at the government's request after six days of protests that grew increasingly violent...
  • Art review: 'Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World,' LACMA

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World," an unprecedented exhibition at LACMA...
  • Protests mount against proposed gold mine in northern Peru

     
    Peru mine protests: Opponents to a proposed gold mine near Cajamarca, Peru claim it may contaminate the region's water supply....