Mauricio E Vega

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The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15Girls

<i>In many countries, the decisions teens make at 15 can determine the rest of their lives. But, often, girls don't have much say — parents, culture and tradition decide for them. In a new series, #15Girls, NPR explores the lives of 15-year-old girls who are seeking to take control and change their</i> …

Latin America

Cowboys don't pick up option for CB Morris Claiborne

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys, as expected, passed on picking up a fifth-year option on cornerback Morris Claiborne's contract.<p>Had the Cowboys …

NFL

Federal Judge In Immigration Case Pushes Off Obama Administration Request

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen turns down Justice Department request to issue ruling by "close of business" on Monday.<p>WASHINGTON — The federal judge in Texas who last month ruled that Obama's recent immigration executive actions are unconstitutional has delayed a decision on the Justice …

All About Yuca and How to Put It to Good Use

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: We’re talking about another tropical root while we wait out spring's arrival.</i><p>Let's clear this up right off the bat: Yuca is pronounced YOO-ka. And, although you might sometimes …

Costa Rica

Dunga: Neymar likes a challenge

Brazil's coach says he's not at all shocked by his star's form of late.<p>Brazil coach Dunga hailed the form of captain Neymar, who will lead the team in friendlies against France and Chile.<p>Neymar has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Barcelona this term, with the Catalan club still on track for …

Los Zetas drugs cartel leader 'Z-42' arrested in Mexico

Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, nicknamed Z-42, seized by police in San Pedro Garza García – the wealthiest town in Latin America<p><b>Mexican</b> police have arrested the leader of the Zetas cartel in an early morning raid near the city of Monterrey.<p>Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, who went by the name …