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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

Tamayo Exhibition Showcases Artist’s Early Paintings

The exhibition entitled "Construyendo Tamayo, 1922-1937," which opened here this week at the museum that bears his name, aims to show the first works of this Mexican artist who became one of his nation's preeminent muralists. continue reading »

Mexican Train Derailment’s Death Toll Reaches 12

The discovery of another body brought to 12 the number of people confirmed dead after last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco. continue reading »

Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannon to Break Up Protest in Colombia

Colombian police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration in Bogota Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide general strike in the agricultural sector. continue reading »

Colombian Students Protest Spending on Education, Support for Farmers

Thousands of students took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Thursday to show support for a general strike in the farm sector and demand more investment in education. continue reading »

Cuba’s “Cyber Points” Have Hosted Over 100,000 Customers in 3 Months

Cuba's "cyber points," which offer public Internet access, have attracted more than 100,000 paying customers in the last three months, government daily Juventud Rebelde said Thursday. continue reading »

LABOR REPORT:  Latino Workers Continue to Face High Unemployment, Lower Wages and Uncertain Future

The AFL-CIO has just released their 2013 Report on Latinos in the workforce titled “The Elusive American Dream: Lower Wages, High Unemployment and an Uncertain Retirement for Latinos.” continue reading »

Mexican Judge Physically Attacks Colleague During Debate (VIDEO)

A judge in the central Mexican state of Morelos hit a colleague during an argument over alleged irregularities in the appointment of acting judges, media reports said. continue reading »

Train Derailment Causes 11 Confirmed Deaths in Mexico

The number of confirmed fatalities in last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern state of Tabasco stands at 11, but the search for additional victims continues, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Sandcastle Builders Hope to Set World Record in Puerto Rico

Thousands of Puerto Ricans will gather on the beach this weekend in this northeastern coastal city and try to set a new world record for most sandcastles built in an hour, the organizer of the event said. continue reading »

Scientists to Develop Biodiesel Plant in Mexico

Mexican scientists plan to build a pilot biodiesel plant that could be used to supply the public transit system in Mexico City, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Mexico Expected to Produce 2,500 Armored Cars in 2013

Mexico's armored car production is expected to total 2,500 units this year, a figure matching the output in 2012, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

Malnutrition is to blame for the deaths of at least 62 children under the age of 5 so far this year in Guatemala, the government said Wednesday. Nearly 9,800 youngsters have been diagnosed with chronic malnutrition, the secretary for food security, Luis Monterroso, told reporters. continue reading »

Argentine Judge Blocks Eviction of LAN from Airport

An Argentine judge on Wednesday granted an injunction blocking the eviction of LAN Argentina, a unit of Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, from its hangar at this capital's Jorge Newbery Airport, which handles domestic and South American regional flights. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Pledges LatAm Relations Are “Top Priority”

Relations with Latin America represent "the top priority" for her administration, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday during the swearing-in of new Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Identify All Bodies From Mass Grave

The 13 people whose bodies were found in a clandestine grave in the city of Tlalmanalco have all been identified and their remains turned over to Mexico City prosecutors so the investigation can be continued, the federal Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Bolivia, Dutch Government Reach Lithium Battery Plant Deal

The Bolivian and Dutch governments have reached agreement on the future installation of a lithium battery plant in the Andean nation and technology and knowledge transfers in that industry. continue reading »

Obama Looks to Expand Access to Education for Hispanics

President Barack Obama's administration will carry out an "aggressive campaign" to make sure the middle class, particularly the Latino community, has better access to education from kindergarten through college, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Surround National Television Network in Protest

Thousands of teachers surrounded the main studios of Mexico's two national television networks on Tuesday to demand airtime for their objections to a sweeping overhaul of education. continue reading »

U.S. Sentences Salvadoran Linked to Massacre for Immigration Fraud

One of 15 Salvadoran military men indicted in Spain for the 1989 murders of five Spanish Jesuits in the Central American nation was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in prison for lying on his U.S. immigration documents. continue reading »

Brazilian President Blasts Diplomats Helping Corrupt Bolivian Politician

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday denounced the decision by one of her country's diplomats to help a Bolivian senator accused of corruption sneak into Brazil. continue reading »