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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

2016 Latino Voter Poll:  Rubio Leads GOP and Clinton Leads Democrats

A new Latino Decisions/America’s Voice poll on the 2016 Latino vote puts Florida Senator Marco Rubio at the top of the list for the GOP and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on top for the Democrats. continue reading »

NYC Honors Hispanic Standouts with Street Naming

New York City is honoring Puerto Rican painter Rafael Tufiño, legendary guitarist Yomo Toro and the Army's 65th Infantry Regiment, among others, by naming streets in Manhattan and the Bronx after them. continue reading »

Guilty: Teen Posted Video of Beating Death of Mexican Father of 12 in Chicago

A 19-year-old Chicago man who recorded on video the attack and robbery that led to the death of a Mexican immigrant was found guilty of murder and robbery on Monday by a judge in Cook County. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Colombian Settlement Killing 5

At least five people were killed and four others wounded when a group of gunmen attacked a hamlet in southwestern Colombia, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

Ecuador to Boost Agricultural Productivity with $15 Million Loan

Ecuador will receive a $15 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for an investment program to increase agricultural productivity and improve market access for rural families in one of its poorest provinces. continue reading »

Miss World Spain Crowns Elena Ibarbia the Winner

Elena Ibarbia won the 2013 Miss World Spain title in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and will represent Spain at the Miss World pageant in Asia in September. continue reading »

National Mall Welcomes Ancient Incan Language to D.C.

The National Mall of Washington D.C. between the White House, Congress and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, is welcoming hundreds of people these days who speak and sing such endangered languages as the Andean Quechua that the Incas spoke, Mexican Zapotec, Colombian Arhuaco and many more. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest Co-Owner of Bar Where 12 Youths were Kidnapped

One of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 youths were kidnapped last month, and who are still missing, was arrested here during a police operation, authorities said. continue reading »

“March for Jesus” Attracts 2 Million Evangelicals to Sao Paulo

Some 2 million evangelicals took to the streets of downtown Sao Paulo Saturday, according to figures provided by organizers of the so-called "March for Jesus," an event that attracted the faithful from around the country and abroad, winding up with a religious and artistic celebration in a public square. continue reading »

Ecuadorian President Has Conversation with Joe Biden Over Snowden

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged him in a phone conversation not to grant asylum to whistle-blower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for revealing details about classified surveillance programs. continue reading »

Teachers Protest Education Reform in Oaxaca

Dissident teachers and representatives of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca, or APPO, tore down electoral advertising from the streets of the Oaxaca capital to protest a recent education overhaul, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Vargas Llosa, Peter Gabriel Work on New Guillermo Arriaga Film

Religion is the central theme of the new film by Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, in which a group of outstanding filmmakers took part along with Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and British musician Peter Gabriel. continue reading »

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

Chile's government said 229,000 children perform some type of economic activity in the country and 219,000 work illegally, many in jobs considered dangerous. continue reading »

Ex-President Leads March in Honduras on Anniversary of Coup

Former President Manuel Zelaya led a march in the Honduran capital to mark Friday's fourth anniversary of the coup that ousted him. continue reading »

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Robbers who assaulted the home of a Bolivian couple before dawn Friday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed their only child "because he wouldn't stop crying," police officials said. continue reading »

So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

The current session of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ended with a great deal of disappointment and joy, depending upon whose side you are on. I’m disappointed. But then again, it’s not the first time I have been disappointed in this institution. After all, they are lawyers! continue reading »

Colombia Prepares to Release New Airbag Vest for Motorcyclists

Seven years ago, engineer German Acevedo left his job as head of R&D for the Colombian navy to develop an innovative product aimed at saving thousands of lives: an airbag vest for motorcyclists. continue reading »

Spain to Boost Annual Revenue by $6.1 Billion with Higher Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco

Spain's government on Friday announced tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco and limits on corporate tax deductions, saying the measures would boost revenue by 4.7 billion euros ($6.1 billion) annually. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Downplays Health Issues

Spain's King Juan Carlos denied being "extremely sick" and described the state of his health as a "matter of screws," a reference to the back and hip operations he has undergone over the past few years.

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Tito Puente Jr. To Pay Tribute to His Father in the Dominican Republic

Singer Tito Puente Jr. will give a concert Saturday in the Dominican capital in honor of his late father, one of the leading figures of Latin jazz and salsa music of the past century. continue reading »