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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala, Third This Year

A veteran broadcast journalist was fatally shot Tuesday in the eastern province of Zacapa, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Latino Artist Uses Light, Sound to Transform NYC Tunnel

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has taken over the Park Avenue Tunnel running from 33rd Street to 40th Street in New York City. Open to pedestrians between 7 am to 1 pm on August 10th and the 17th, the exhibition, "Voice Tunnel," features an interactive light and sound installation. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Crack Down on Organized Crime

Brazil's Federal Police arrested 18 people Tuesday in a crackdown on an extermination squad that operated in Natal, capital of the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Rescue 38 Sexually Exploited Migrants

Authorities rescued 38 Central American migrants who were being sexually exploited in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Bus Crashes Into Mountain Killing 9, Injuring 35 in Venezuela

At least nine people died and 35 others were injured Tuesday when a bus crashed into the side of a mountain in the western Venezuelan state of Tachira, authorities said. continue reading »

Former President George W. Bush Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery

Former U.S. President George W. Bush is hospitalized in Dallas after successfully undergoing heart surgery on Tuesday to clear an artery, his spokesman said. continue reading »

Teen Mom Prepares to Deliver Twins, Has Triplets in Honduras

An 18-year-old woman who was expecting twins got a big surprise when she gave birth to triplets instead at a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduran media reported. continue reading »

Spain’s Beaches are a Treasure Trove of Biodiversity

Almost half of the 3,500 or so beaches along the Spanish coast form part of the Natura 2000 network, the main conservation, management and sustainable development instrument for biodiversity in the European Union. continue reading »

U.S. Closes 22 Embassies Amidst Terror Threat

The United States is preparing to close 22 of its embassies and consulates in a number of Arab countries on Sunday due to the "significant" threat of a possible terrorist attack, discovered thanks to the interception of communications among leaders of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. continue reading »

Head-on Bus, Truck Collision Kills 5 in Mexico

Five people died and 13 more were injured when a bus full of passengers ran head-on into a truck in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, emergency management services said. continue reading »

OPINION:  Latin America Social Media vs. The World

The use of Facebook helped people create an uprising in Colombia. The uprising in Colombia did not get as much attention as the uprisings in the Middle East or North Africa continue reading »

Multiple Companies Interested in Interoceanic Train Construction in Honduras

At least three foreign companies are interested in taking part in the construction of an interoceanic train line running across Honduras from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean, officials said. continue reading »

Latino Representation in Federal Workforce: Dismal

In June, the Office of Personnel Management released the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program report for fiscal year 2011. continue reading »

Mexican President is Released from Hospital Following Thyroid Surgery

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto left hospital on Saturday after undergoing surgery earlier this week to have a thyroid nodule removed, and expressed his thanks to the medical staff who looked after him. continue reading »

10 Tech Projects Featured at Mexico’s Campus Party Are Heading to Silicon Valley

Ten projects participating in the 4th Campus Party held in the Mexican capital will soon make it to Silicon Valley, the California home of such high-tech enterprises as Apple and Google. continue reading »

Spain Mulls Measures Amid Flare-up of Tensions with Gibraltar

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government is considering adopting different measures in response to recent complaints and actions by Gibraltar, which sent the European Commission a report about border checks that have caused motorists lengthy delays. continue reading »

Methane, Vapors From Solvents Responsible for Pemex Blast

Mexico's Attorney General's Office said the deadly January explosion at state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos' headquarters in this capital was caused by a mix of methane gas of biological origin and vapors from solvents. continue reading »

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama's government will repatriate 99 Panamanian students who lack the funds to return from Cuba after completing university studies on the Communist-ruled island, the foreign minister said Friday. continue reading »

American Businessman Kidnapped in Southern Honduras

A U.S. businessman was kidnapped Friday in southern Honduras, a source in the National Police told the media. Peter Jackson, who owns a hotel in the northern city of San Pedro Sula and shrimp fisheries in Choluteca, was snatched by armed assailants who intercepted his vehicle on a road in the San Bernardo district. continue reading »

Chilean Miners Outraged After Criminal Charges Fail

The shift leader for a group of 33 men trapped for nearly 70 days in 2010 inside a mine in northern Chile said Friday the workers would file a complaint with the International Labor Organization after prosecutors in the Andean nation declined to charge anyone in the cave-in. continue reading »