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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

ELN Rebel Group Release Kidnapped Mine Workers in Colombia

Five foreign workers kidnapped last month from a mining project in northern Colombia were released Friday by the smaller of the Andean nation's two main guerrilla groups, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. continue reading »

Asteroid Goes Past Earth Hours After Meteorite Shower

Asteroid 2012 DA14 came within 27,000 kilometers (17,200) of Earth at 1924 GMT Friday, just hours after nearly 1,000 people were injured when a meteorite exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains. continue reading »

Cervantes Institute Partners With Mexican University to Promote Spanish in U.S.

Spain's Cervantes Institute and Mexico's largest university held talks here Friday on an accord to collaborate in promoting the Spanish language and Ibero-American culture in the United States. continue reading »

Maradona to Return to Argentina to Meet New Son

Argentine soccer icon Diego Armando Maradona said Friday from Dubai that he will be in Buenos Aires soon to "acknowledge" his new son, Diego Fernando, born here this week to the former player's ex-girlfriend. continue reading »

Latin Love:  Elderly Man Refuses to Leave Corpse of His Deceased Wife

78-year-old Angel Garcia Dominguez had to be pried away from the decaying body of his 88-year-old wife even after authorities broke into their apartment after complaints of severe odors from the neighbors. continue reading »

Barack Obama Honors Teachers Killed in Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

U.S. President Barack Obama awarded posthumously on Friday Presidential Citizens Medals to the six educators who died along with 20 of their students in the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. continue reading »

EU Approves Stricter Controls on Meat in Light of Horsemeat Scandal

The European Union on Friday approved tighter controls on beef within its member states to determine the extent to which horsemeat is being fraudulently labeled as beef and sold to consumers. continue reading »

Carnival Triumph Returns to Alabama, Passangers Rejoice

The 4,229 exhausted passengers and crew on the disabled cruise ship Triumph are now on their way home from Mobile, Alabama, where they disembarked in the wee hours Friday after almost five grueling days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

Tombs Dating Back to 332 B.C. Discovered in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered several Greek and Roman tombs dating from as early as 332 B.C. in the Al-Qabari district of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the Ministry of State for Antiquities said Thursday. continue reading »

Japan’s GDP Drops for Third Consecutive Quarter

Japanese gross domestic product shrank 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 on an interannual basis, its third consecutive quarterly decline, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

Bill Gates Discusses Difficulties of Education Investment in Spain

Spain "is a good country" that is "going through tough times" amid economic stagnation and a 26.1 percent unemployment rate, philanthropist Bill Gates said in an interview with Efe in Mexico. continue reading »

Taco Bell to Release Cool Ranch Taco in March

It’s finally here! On March 7, Taco Bell restaurants will finally release a Cool Ranch taco. Last year, Taco Bell released its Doritos Locos Tacos, and it quickly became the company’s most successful product launch ever, selling more than 350 million in under a year, reported BusinessWire. continue reading »

Pemex Lends $39.3 Million to Workers’ Union Interest-free

Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos made a 10-year, interest-free loan for 500 million pesos ($39.3 million) to the union representing its employees, Mexico City daily Reforma reported Thursday. continue reading »

International Press Delegation Urges Mexico to Protect Journalists

An international press delegation visiting Mexico has called for more protection for journalists in light of their inability to defend themselves against abuses in the country. continue reading »

American Airlines, US Airways Announce $11 Billion Merger

American Airlines and US Airways said Thursday they planned to merge in a deal worth $11 billion, creating the largest carrier in the United States and bringing an end for now to the wave of consolidation in the airline industry. continue reading »

WATCH:  Stephen Colbert’s Witty Take on Marco Rubio’s Thirst Problem (VIDEO)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was chosen to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, but while he was speaking, he seemed to suffer a bout of dry mouth. continue reading »

Was Pope Benedict’s Trip to Mexico Reason for Historic Resignation?

Reports coming out of the Vatican indicate Pope Benedict decided to retire after his trip to Mexico-Cuba back in March of last year. continue reading »

Men Confess to Raping Spanish Tourists

Mexico's attorney general said Wednesday that six detainees have "fully confessed" to raping six Spanish women in the Pacific port of Acapulco and that one other suspect is being sought in the case. continue reading »

Rio Chooses Vila Isabel Samba School as Carnival Winner

The Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school was named the winner of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival for its attractive and colorful parade highlighting rural life and the customs of the Brazilian interior. continue reading »

Police Arrest 6 French Soccer Fans After Incidents at Match in Spain

Six French nationals who traveled to this Mediterranean city for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League match with Valencia were arrested after incidents outside the stadium, Spanish police sources told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »