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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

Defected Cuban Ballerinas to Perform in Miami For First Time

The seven members of the National Ballet of Cuba who defected in March while on tour in Mexico will perform for the first time in the United States at a May 25 show in Miami. continue reading »

Brazil Clones 1st Animal in the World from Adipose Cell

A tame, healthy calf that grazes on a farm in Brazil is unique in the world for having been the first to survive cloning from a cell of adipose tissue. A calf of a zebu breed named Brasilia de Cerrado was born on April 23 at the experimental ranch of the Brazilian Agricultural and Livestock Research Company, or Embrapa, in Planaltina near Brasilia. continue reading »

Nestle Invests $130 Million in Factory Expansion in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated a 1.6-billion-peso ($130-million) expansion of a Nestle instant coffee factory in the central city of Toluca. The project has boosted the plant's productive capacity by 30 percent, making it the world's biggest facility of its kind, Nestle Mexico CEO Marcelo Melchior said during Friday's ceremony. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Rescue Baby Manatee

Rangers from Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources rescued a newborn manatee they found stranded on a beach in the La Boquilla district of Mayaguez municipality on the Caribbean island's west coast. continue reading »

Pemex Discovers Deep-Water Find in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it detected the presence of oil at a deep-water field in the Gulf of Mexico. "There are clear signs of the presence of hydrocarbons in Maximino, but final tests are still needed to fully confirm it," Pemex announced on Twitter. continue reading »

America Ferrera Earns International Relations Degree, 10 Years After Entering College

Actress America Ferrera graduates Friday from the University of Southern California, 10 years after beginning her International Relations course. "Graduation day! Congratulations to everyone in the Class of 2013!" she said Friday on Twitter. continue reading »

Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employers in Cuba

Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor serving a 15-sentence in Cuba for subversion, has settled a lawsuit against the firm that hired him for a project on the Communist-ruled island, his lawyers said Friday. continue reading »

Juan Manuel Santos Looking At Re-Election in 2014

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave advance notice Friday that he will seek a second term in the 2014 elections, though he added that, in compliance with the law, he will not make the formal announcement until six months prior to the vote. continue reading »

American Philanthropists Donate 37,000 Acres to Argentine National Park

The Conservation Land Trust, a project of U.S. philanthropists and environmental activists Douglas and Kris Tompkins, donated 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) for the expansion of Perito Moreno National Park in southern Argentina. continue reading »

Custom and Border Protection Seizes $2 Million Worth of Narcotics on Hidalgo International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over $2,000,000 worth of alleged cocaine, heroin and arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with the incident. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Meets With Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian President

Visiting U.S. former President Bill Clinton met in Cartagena with Colombian head of state Juan Manuel Santos and literary icon Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and on Thursday joined Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro for a ride around that Caribbean city in an electric taxi. continue reading »

Greenpeace Protests Genetically Modified Corn in Mexico City

Four Greenpeace activists scaled a monument in this capital on Thursday to unfurl a banner denouncing the use of genetically modified organisms in the cultivation of maize, Mexico's emblematic staple. continue reading »

Education Coalition of Latino Policymakers Address Needs of Latino Students with Congress

Latino public officials from across the country, representing more than 13.6 million Latino students (ages 5-21) currently enrolled in American schools, will gather in the nation’s capital next week to discuss the impact of sequestration and strategies for improving Latino student success with members of Congress and the Administration. continue reading »

Most Active and Laziest U.S. Cities

Men's Health Magazine recently ranked the most and least active cities in the United States. The magazine compiled the rankings by studying local habits and culture, the amount of exercise residents did at health clubs and at their homes. The amount of television watched was taken into account as well. They also looked in exercise initiative and the degree of the residents' inactivity. continue reading »

Soccer Stars Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain Lead Efforts to Empower Girls in Brazil

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Soccer announced today that Olympic Gold Medalists and World Cup champions Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain will travel to Brazil, May 19 – 26. continue reading »

Are You Ready for Coca Leaf Beer?

Bolivians who have lived with the gifts and curses, some say, of the coca leaf for centuries have just found another use for the abundant green – beer. continue reading »

ESPN Deportes Upfront Unveils Original Programming, Road to Brazil 2014

ESPN Deportes, the leading Spanish-language sports network, puts major focus on second screen and original programming during its Upfront presentation in New York City. The network also reinforces ESPN’s total market approach in serving Hispanic sports fans and advertisers, and ESPN Deportes’ unique positioning in the marketplace for Spanish-speaking fans. continue reading »

Interjet Bringing Direct Flights Between Mexico, Puerto Rico

Mexican budget airline Interjet has begun flying a route between that country and Puerto Rico, ending a more than 13-year drought without a direct flight between the two territories, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority said. continue reading »

Bus Flips Over Killing 10 in Northeastern Brazil

At least 10 people died and 20 others were injured Wednesday when the bus they were riding in flipped over on a highway in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, the Federal Highway Police reported. continue reading »

Haute Couture Fashion Houses Lining Up to Dress Matadors

Leading fashion houses, including Lacroix, Armani and Victorio & Lucchino, are creating colorful, comfortable and imaginative outfits for some of Spain's top bullfighters. Some of the outfits have been inspired by the works of Goya and Picasso, giving bullfighters a new luster as they take the ring. continue reading »