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Latinos Part of High Level Post Inaugural Rumor Mill

One of the interesting things about being in Washington DC for a few days after a presidential inaugural is the sifting through the residual rumors. It’s a lot like walking a shoreline after a storm, all sorts of things catch your eye. continue reading »

Volkswagen to Begin Manufacturing Golf in Mexico in 2014

German automaker Volkswagen said it will begin manufacturing its redesigned Golf model in Mexico in the first quarter of 2014. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Chavez Continues to Fight Cancer, Says Aid

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is recovering from his Dec. 11 operation to remove a tumor, but is still fighting "the more difficult battle" against cancer, one of his top aides said. continue reading »

Police Impound Mexican Soccer Club’s Bus Over Tax Dispute

Mexican authorities impounded a bus and some office furniture belonging to Atlas soccer club in connection with a tax dispute, the team's management said Friday. continue reading »

Denis McDonough Named As Obama’s New Chief of Staff

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday named Denis McDonough, who had been serving as deputy national security advisor, as his new chief of staff. continue reading »

Undocumented Students in Colorado Can Qualify for In-State Tuition

The wide political backing for a bill in the Colorado legislature to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities appears to assure that the measure will finally pass after six failed attempts. continue reading »

HISPANIC EDUCATION: Affirmative Action Ban Results in Underrepresentation in Sciences, Engineering

Important findings on the impact of banning affirmative action in higher education were just published continue reading »

Violence in Entertainment is Not Responsible for Mass Shootings, Says J.Lo

Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, whose latest film "Parker" premieres Friday, is convinced that the violence seen in Hollywood movies is not the only cause of the mass shootings that periodically shock the nation. continue reading »

Marc Anthony and Girlfriend of One Year Call it Quits

People Magazine is reporting that Latin singer and Jennifer Lopez ex, Marc Anthony has called it quits with his girlfriend, Shannon de Lima. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Arrest 4 Suspected Russian Mafia Members

Four suspected Russian mafia members, including reputed boss Andrei Petrov, have been arrested in the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar, sources involved in the investigation said Friday. continue reading »

Shakira Had Emotional Childbirth, Says Mother

Shakira "became very emotional and the tears flowed" the first time she held her baby, her mother said Friday at the clinic where the singer gave birth to son Milan. continue reading »

Florida Set to Celebrate 500th Anniversary of Spain’s Arrival

Florida has launched an ambitious program of more than 200 events this year to commemorate the 500th anniversary of its discovery by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. continue reading »

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires 51 Percent of Bottler in the Philippines

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it has finalized the acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines from The Coca-Cola Company for $688.5 million. continue reading »

Two Out of Four Casey Anthony Convictions Thrown Out by Florida Appeals Court

The Florida Appeals Court has overturned two of the four convictions Casey Anthony faced for lying to detectives during the investigation of her then missing 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Prepares for “Evita” to Close on Broadway

The revival of the musical "Evita," which brought pop superstar Ricky Martin back to the Broadway stage, will ring down the curtain for the last time next Saturday. continue reading »

FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid Join Real Madrid, Sevilla in Copa del Rey Semis

Apparently unbothered by the absence of injured star Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid was dominant here Thursday in a 1-1 draw with Real Betis, advancing to the Copa del Rey semifinals by 3-1 on aggregate. continue reading »

Salvadoran Quintuplets Continue to Defy Odds, Turn 18

The Salvadoran quintuplets who were given little chance of survival when they were born in 1995 are now 18 and busy planning for their futures. continue reading »

Wealthy Businessman Shoots Brother in Mexico

Mexican businessman Javier Garza Lagüera suffered minor injuries Thursday when his brother Ricardo shot him at the victim's home in suburban Monterrey, a source in the Nuevo Leon state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Researchers Say States Should Require Students to Attend School Until 18

A growing body of research indicates that increasing the minimum school-leaving age to 18 not only increases high-school graduation rates but also significantly improves the life outcomes of students who otherwise would have become dropouts, according to an article in the winter 2013 Issues in Science and Technology. continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Number of Latino Cancer Researchers on the Rise

According to Salud Today, the number of Latino cancer researchers is starting to grow, thanks to Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training, continue reading »