America in English
Havana's Russian Orthodox cathedral, an exotic jewel on the Caribbean island
| CUBA CATHEDRAL | 14 de febrero de 2016
Havana, Feb 14 (EFE).- Catapulted into the news by the visit of the Russian Orthodox Church's patriarch, Kirill, to Cuba, the faith's cathedral in Havana breaks the colonial architectural monotony of the Old City, where it is recognized as one of the Caribbean island's rare and exotic jewels.
Mexican who tried to smuggle iguanas out of Galapagos gets 2 years in prison
| ECUADOR GALAPAGOS | 14 de febrero de 2016
Quito, Feb 14 (EFE).- A Mexican man who tried to smuggle 11 iguanas out of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands has been sentenced by a judge to serve two years in prison and pay a fine of $20,000, Galapagos National Park said in a Twitter post Sunday.
Warden of Mexican prison where 49 died is arrested
| MEXICO PRISON | 14 de febrero de 2016
Mexico City, Feb 14 (EFE).- The warden of the Topo Chico penitentiary in the northern Mexican industrial city of Monterrey, where 49 inmates died and 12 others were wounded in a riot last week, has been arrested on manslaughter and abuse of authority charges, prosecutors said.
Gasol: It's special to be the only foreigner in NBA All Star game
| NBA GASOL | 14 de febrero de 2016
Toronto, Feb 14 (EFE).- Spain's Pau Gasol said on the weekend that it's a "special feeling" to be the only foreign-born player participating in the NBA All Star game on Sunday, going on to praise Kobe Bryant, who will make his 18th and last appearance in the traditional match-up.
Switzerland to represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia and vice versa
| SAUDI ARABIA IRAN | 14 de febrero de 2016
Riyadh, Feb 14 (EFE) .- The governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed that Switzerland shall represent Iranian interests in Saudi Arabia and vice versa, after the severance of diplomatic relations between the two countries early this year.
Zetas cartel boss ordered Mexican reporter's killing, governor says
| MEXICO PRESS | 14 de febrero de 2016
Veracruz, Mexico, Feb 14 (EFE).- Josele Marquez, a regional Zetas drug cartel boss arrested earlier this month, ordered the killing of Mexican reporter Anabel Flores Salazar, Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte said.