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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

STUDY: Latino Voters Face Bias by Election Officials

A study by Harvard political science students found that local election officials are biased against Latino voters and hence are less responsive to their election inquiries. continue reading »

Cleveland Kidnapping Shines Light on Latino Community

We have tiny attention spans. I won’t expand further, you can Google it yourself; here’s a LINK to get you started. I mention this because it’s been a scant few days since the Cleveland kidnapping story appalled us, and already we’ve moved on to other headlines. But if you’re Latino and live in Cleveland, the story festers. continue reading »

The Met Re-Opens European Gallery With New Space For Spanish Art

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened its European paintings galleries after a two-year renovation, giving a privileged space to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Goya. continue reading »

Former Cartel Leader Eduardo Arellano Felix Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in U.S.

Eduardo Arellano Felix, who managed money for his brothers Tijuana-based drug cartel, pleaded guilty Friday to money laundering after reaching an agreement with U.S. federal prosecutors. continue reading »

Argentine Wanted for “Dirty War” Crimes Arrested in Uruguay

A retired Argentine military officer wanted for crimes committed during the 1976-1983 "dirty war" against the left has been arrested in the Uruguayan capital, a police source told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Rafael Correa Sworn In For Another Term as President of Ecuador

Left-leaning economist Rafael Correa took the oath of office Friday for what he says will be his final term as president of Ecuador. The 50-year-old Correa, who became head of state in 2007, convened an early election in 2009 under the new constitution he promoted. continue reading »

Guatemalan Ex-President Alfonso Portillo is Extradited to U.S.

Alfonso Portillo, who was Guatemala's president from 2000-2004, was extradited Friday to the United States to face money laundering charges. He was handed over to U.S. agents at a military airfield and then boarded a government aircraft to be taken to New York. continue reading »

Undocumented Cuban Migrants Rescued in Puerto Rico

Six undocumented Cuban migrants landed illegally on the Mona islet, in western Puerto Rico, U.S. authorities in San Juan reported Thursday. continue reading »

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Ninos en la Play” Earns $4.1M at Auction

The oil painting "Niños en la playa" (Children on the Beach) by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), considered by experts to be one of his greatest works, brought 2.77 million pounds ($4.1 million) at auction here on Thursday. continue reading »

Most Powerful Latinas in the World According to Forbes

Forbes has released it's annual list ranking the world's most powerful women. Ranging from politicians to activists to celebrities, this is a comprehensive list of who's who of female leaders in the world. continue reading »

Ex-Officials Face Corruption Charges in Mexico

A Mexican judge ordered eight former officials to stand trial for massive cost overruns in the construction of a monument in this capital. The defendants are all erstwhile employees of III Servicios, a subsidiary of state oil monopoly Pemex. continue reading »

Doctors to Perform LatAm’s First Ovary Transplant in Mexico

A Mexican woman received Latin America's first transplant of ovaries in a hospital in the western city of Guadalajara, the director of the Mexican Infertility Institute, Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba, announced. continue reading »

Photographer Annie Leibovitz Honored By Asturias Foundation in Spain

U.S. photographer Annie Leibovitz was named in Madrid as this year's recipient of the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. Leibovitz, 63, who is known for portraits of celebrities such as music icons Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, is one of the world's most acclaimed contemporary photographers. continue reading »

Mexican Governor Says His State is Calmer Thanks to Army

This week's deployment of Mexican army soldiers in Michoacan has brought "tranquility" to the violence-wracked western state, Gov. Jesus Reyna said Thursday. Acknowledging the state is not "100 percent" calm, the governor told MVS radio that "the results have been good." continue reading »

Ecuador President Rafael Correa Will Not Seek Another Term in 2017

On the eve of his inauguration for another four-year term, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he will not run again in 2017. continue reading »

Government To Give Nearly $200 Million to Mexican Ranchers

The government will provide 2.46 billion pesos ($199 million) in assistance to ranchers affected by droughts and freezes in Mexico, Agriculture and Ranching Secretary Enrique Martinez y Martinez said. continue reading »

Actress Eva Longoria Obtains Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

Eva Longoria has just obtained a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University. The 38-year-old actress already holds an undergraduate degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. continue reading »

Oklahoma Says Good-Bye to 9-Yr-Old Antonia Candelaria: 1st Tornado Victim to be Buried

Nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria is the first Oklahoma tornado victim to be buried. The Plaza Towers third-grader lost her life on Monday with a EF-5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma right outside Oklahoma City. The death toll stands at 24, 10 of which are children. continue reading »

Ricky Martin Calls for Gay Rights in Puerto Rico

Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve bill No. 238, which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

Felix German Contreras has quite a list of accomplishments to add to his name: NJ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, pre-med aspirant, amongst others but the one he is most proud of is “Immigrant Dreamer”. continue reading »