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ABC Orders New Series Starring Puerto Rico’s Alexandra Pomales

Puerto Rican actress Alexandra Pomales is slated to star in the series "Killer Women," set to air on ABC later this year, production company Latin World Entertainment said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latinos ‘Nearly Invisible’ on Cable News Networks

Media Matters recently released a report showing that Latinos and people of color are almost absent from evening cable news. Their report “Diversity on Evening Cable News in 13 Charts” highlights the underrepresentation of women and people of color on: CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. continue reading »

Spain Records First Monthly Trade Surplus in History

Spain achieved in March its first monthly trade surplus since records have been kept, the country's economy minister said Tuesday. At a press conference after the meeting of European Union economy chiefs, Luis de Guindos said that once the calculations are complete, the surplus will come out to more than 600 million euros ($776.5 million). continue reading »

NTSB:  Lower Legal Blood-Alcohol Level .08 to .05, Latino Drivers Stand to Benefit Greatly

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in its advisory role has recommended the legal blood-alcohol level for all drivers be lowered to .05 from .08. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Make Arrests in Beating Death of Malcolm X Grandson

The Assocaited Press is reporting Mexican authorities have arrested two people in connection with the beating death of Malcolm X troubled grandson, Malcolm Shabazz. continue reading »

JUST IN:  La Mafia’s Oscar De la Rosa Reportedly Knifed in Houston Bar

Reports are coming in that La Mafia founder and singer Oscar de la Rosa was injured in an early morning bar fight in Houston, Texas. The first reports were seen on the group’s Facebook page. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Sexually Assaulting Undocumented Immigrant

Texas Border Patrol Agent Philip Westerman has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted an undocumented immigrant while she was hospitalized. continue reading »

Gasol, Hibbert Lead Grizzlies to Win Over Pacers

The value of the NBA's tall men once again was clearly demonstrated on the court with Spanish center Marc Gasol and Jamaican Roy Hibbert - playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers, respectively - stepping up on the weekend to give their teams 2-1 advantages in the semifinals. continue reading »

NASA Says Astronauts Repair Ammonia Leak on Space Station

Two astronauts managed to fix an ammonia leak on the International Space Station by replacing a defective pump during a spacewalk lasting a little over five hours, NASA said. continue reading »

Nicaragua Expels AFP Photojournalist

An Agence France-Presse photojournalist was expelled from Nicaragua, Chilean Consul Diego Rivera said. Hector Retamal, a Chilean national, was put on a plane Saturday to Costa Rica, where the French news agency has its Central American headquarters, Rivera said. continue reading »

Bodies of Spanish Businessmen Discovered in Mexico

The bullet-riddled bodies of two Spanish businessmen were found inside a vehicle that was pushed into a canal in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Filmographer Brings New 3D Effects to ‘The Great Gatsby’

Mexican Alonso Homs, the filmographer in charge of 3D effects in the film "The Great Gatsby," spoke in an interview with Efe about the artistic value of the third dimension because it contributes to the audiovisual language and emphasizes the acting. continue reading »

Robot Guiding Scientists Through the Hidden World of Teotihuacan

A robot that weighs just 25 kilos (55 pounds) is helping scientists explore the underworld of Teotihuacan, an archaeological complex located some 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) north of Mexico City. continue reading »

Supreme Court to Rule on Civil Rights Cases in Coming Weeks

The U. S. Supreme Court will be handing down its decisions on two important civil rights cases soon, one possibly as soon as Monday, May 13. Both cases could have a lasting impact in the fight for civil rights that began in the decade of the 50′s and 60′s. continue reading »

Asuncion Street Vendors, Paraguay’s Informal Economy In Action

Money changers and car parkers, paperboys, vendors of fruit juice and handicrafts, soccer articles and herbs for the popular drink called "terere," populate the streets of Asuncion and represent the informal economy that allows hundreds of thousands of families to survive. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Colombia

Colombian journalist Alberto Lazaro Del Valle died after being shot in the southwestern city of Cali, officials said. Authorities said the motive for Friday night's homicide would have nothing to do with his profession as a radio announcer and disc jockey, according to the latest investigations into the killing of the director of Cali's Radio Planeta. continue reading »

Maduro Blames Venezuela’s Biggest Food Company for Scarcities

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused Polar, the country's biggest food corporation, of reducing production and hoarding products to cause scarcities in the country, and spoke of economic "sabotage" against his presidency. continue reading »

6,000 Harley-Davidsons Celebrate 110th Anniversary in Mexico City

More than 6,000 motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidsons, roared Saturday through several downtown streets of the Mexican capital to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the legendary firm, which for some created an entire way of life. continue reading »

Former Dictator Vows to Appeal Genocide Verdict in Guatemala

Guatemalan ex-strongman Efrain Rios Montt has vowed to appeal his 80-year sentence for genocide and crimes against humanity, insisting he is innocent and that the trial was an "international political show." continue reading »

Brazilian Judge Halts Privatization of Maracana Stadium

A Brazilian judge has suspended the decision to grant a concession for the Maracana stadium to a private consortium headed by Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht, judiciary officials said. continue reading »