Rodrigo Barraza

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Holy Batkid! 5-year-old cancer patient's wish comes true as he 'rescues' San Franciscans

Most children only ever dream of becoming a superhero, but a 5-year-old leukemia survivor got to experience something like the real thing on Friday morning in San Francisco.<p>Miles, who is from northern California and is now in remission, asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation if he could become Batman. …

PlayStation 4, Your Ticket to Internet Superstardom

New game machines are supposed to have The Game, the killer app that justifies dropping a few hundred bucks on a new machine. The transformational …

Mexico country profile

<b>Mexico is a nation where affluence, poverty, natural splendour and urban blight rub shoulders.</b><p>It has the second-largest economy in Latin America and is a major oil exporter.<p>But prosperity remains a dream for many Mexicans, and the socio-economic gap remains wide. Rural areas are often neglected and …

Mexico

Guatemala country profile

<b>Guatemala is still trying to come to terms with a 36-year-long civil war.</b><p>The conflict, which ended in 1996, pitted leftist, mostly Mayan insurgents against the state, which - backed by the US - waged a vicious campaign to eliminate the guerrillas.<p>More than 200,000 people - most of them civilians - …

Mexico

Antigua and Barbuda country profile

<b>Antigua and Barbuda is one of the Caribbean's most prosperous nations, thanks to its tourism industry and offshore financial services.</b><p>But a reliance on tourism makes the nation vulnerable to downturns in the world market.<p>Antigua has tangled with the United States over its online gambling industry, …

Caribbean

Argentina country profile

<b>Argentina stretches 4,000 km from its sub-tropical north to the sub-Antarctic south.</b><p>Its terrain includes part of the Andes mountain range, swamps, the plains of the Pampas and a long coastline. Its people have had to struggle with military dictatorship, a lost war over the Falkland Islands, and …

Argentina

Latin America: Why are water companies trying to save energy?

<b>Less water lost, more revenue</b><p>Energy efficiency programs have become increasingly relevant for water companies in Latin America. And the reasons were …

Argentine child allowed sex change on official documents

<b>The authorities in Argentina have approved an official gender change for a six-year-old child.</b><p>The case, grounded on the last year's gender identity bill, is the "first in the world", local media reports.<p>The legislation allows sex and name changes on official documents without the need for court …

Latin America

Cuba to scrap two-currency system in latest reform

<b>Cuba is to scrap its two-currency system in the latest financial reform rolled out by President Raul Castro, official media report.</b><p>Since 1994 Cuba has had two currencies, one pegged to the US dollar and the other worth only a fraction of that.<p>The more valuable convertible peso (CUC) was reserved …

Cuba

Check Out the Call of Duty Music Video From Tribute Band Critical Hit

Watch the music video and download the track for free.<p>To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts, the video game tribute band Critical Hit has …

Marriage Isn’t For You

Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me...

They grow up so fast: What this console generation’s characters have learned

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>The current console generation is almost eight years old now, and you don’t stick around that long without going through some changes and …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to …

Android News

Scientists identify a new dolphin species off Australia

A team of scientists says it has found a new species of dolphin swimming off the northern coast of Australia.<p>The dolphin, a member of the humpback family, isn't exactly new to science - researchers have known about the population for years - but it is newly described by science. In fact, it is so …

Zoology

Diez trucos de hace cien años que podrían salvarte la vida

Saber cómo se debe actuar en una situación de peligro puede suponer la diferencia entre la vida y la muerte o, al menos, entre salir indemne o sufrir …

Human cheese and Elvis mice: the future of bio-design – in pictures

Here's your chance to see today's bio-hackers and bio-artists at work, and witness their visions of the future. It's a stomach-churning world full of humans giving birth to dolphins, cheese made from armpit bacteria and mice born from the DNA of dead celebrities ...<p>• The exhibition Grow Your Own, …

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

9 Reasons Why Beer Is Even Better Than You Thought

Happy National Beer Day!<p>In honor of this great and extremely important holiday, we've decided to round up all the reasons why you should love this awesome drink. It turns out that beer has many uses you may have never known of before. Did you know that in many places in Europe people use it to …

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35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.