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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Two Havana high school teachers and a worker at a printing company were arrested for selling students copies of a mathematics exam prior to the test, Cuba's official media said Thursday. continue reading »

Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

The relatives, friends and neighbors of the 12 Mexico City youths who were taken from a bar in May in the capital marked the one-month anniversary of their disappearance and expressed hope that the young people would return home alive. continue reading »

Arab Automotive Group to Build Plant in Brazil

Amsia Motors, an automotive group financed by Arab investors, signed a protocol of intentions Thursday with the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, pledging to invest 1 billion reais ($450 million) to build an auto plant. continue reading »

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar’s New Film Opens Mexican Film Festival

The latest from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), will be the first offering at Mexico's Es.Cine festival of Ibero-American film, organizers said. continue reading »

Catholic Indians Beat, Torture Evangelical Indians in Mexico

Catholic Indians in a community in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas took 33 evangelical Indians captive for 14 hours earlier this week and beat, tortured and threatened to burn them alive before finally agreeing to release the group, officials said. continue reading »

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Thousands of people turned out Wednesday on another day of demonstrations called by students in several Chilean cities, with union members, port workers and miners joining the throng. continue reading »

Top Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.

Zagat recently released a list of the top Mexican restaurants in cities throughout the United States. continue reading »

Retailing Giant Macy’s Found to be Discriminating Against Immigrant Employees

The Justice Department announced it has reached a settlement agreement with retailing giant Macy’s over charges it discriminated against its immigrant employees. continue reading »

Brazil Heads to Confederations Cup Finals After Defeating Uruguay 2-1

Host nation Brazil triumphed 2-1 over Uruguay here Wednesday in a tough, penalty-filled match to claim a berth in the Confederations Cup final. continue reading »

Latino Engineer Leads NASA’s SOFIA Program

Since 2012, a Mexican-American engineer has been in charge of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, program, which operates from the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California. continue reading »

Wind Farm Begins Operating in Nuevo Leon

Eolica Santa Catarina said its $51 million wind farm in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon started operating. The facility, which has the capacity to generate 45 GW annually of electricity, uses state-of-the-art General Electric turbines. continue reading »

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

The USDA today announced the 10 members of the 2013 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The 10 fellows, highly accomplished staff, faculty, and administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) from across the nation, were selected based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions' educational capacities. continue reading »

Medical Mystery:  Chilean Girl Cries Tears of Blood (VIDEO)

Medical personnel in the town of Purranque, Chile have a medical mystery on their hands, one that is getting a lot of attention outside their region. continue reading »

Carlos the Jackal’s Life Sentence Upheld by French Court

A French court has upheld the life sentence given to ‘Carlos the Jackal’ whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez for masterminding several bombings in France that killed 11 and wounded over 100 people. continue reading »

Highway Linking Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero Blocked by Brazilian Protestors

About 500 protesters on Tuesday blocked the Dutra highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant. continue reading »

Walls Are Not the Solution to Immigration, Says Mexico

"Walls won't stop migration," the Mexican government said Tuesday with reference to a Republican amendment to comprehensive immigration reform that calls for stronger border security. continue reading »

Favela Violence in Brazil Leads to 9 Deaths

Nine people were killed in clashes between police and members of a gang of drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro slum, Brazilian authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Patriots’ Tight End Aaron Hernandez ARRESTED - Leaves Home in Handcuffs

Early morning reports indicate Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez has been led out of his home in handcuffs by authorities. He was taken into custody and put into the back of a police car. continue reading »

Drought Forces Brazil to Import 200,000 Tons of Black Beans

Brazil's agriculture minister said Tuesday that the country must import 200,000 tons of black beans, a staple of Brazilians' diet that is getting scarce and consequently expensive as a result of the fierce drought. continue reading »