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Tag Results for "Hispanic Current Events"

Spanish Group Predicts Job Growth in 2014

Spain will begin to see job growth in 2014, the leader of the Iberian nation's Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, said here Wednesday. continue reading »

Alsea Acquires Master Franchise for Burger King in Mexico

Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said it acquired the master franchise for Burger King brand fast-food eateries in Mexico. "Pursuant to the Joint Venture Agreement reached between Alsea and Burger King Worldwide, Inc. ("BKW"), the BKW subsidiary in Mexico was merged into Operadora de Franquicias Alsea S.A. de C.V. ("OFA"), an Alsea subsidiary, which will become the merged company and the operator of 204 BURGER KING restaurants in Mexico," the company said in a statement. continue reading »

Libyan Diplomat Found Apparently Murdered in Spain

In Spanish news authorities are reporting the apparent violent death of a Libyan diplomat that lived in Spain and worked at the Libyan Embassy in Spain. continue reading »

AP Says Adios and Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

Associated Press (AP), the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, announced it will no longer be using the term “illegal” in their AP Stylebook to describe people living in the country illegally. continue reading »

Google Defends Decision to Honor Cesar Chavez on Easter

Google’s decision to honor Latino civil rights icon Cesar Chavez on his birthday Sunday instead of Easter was the target of criticism, forcing Google to defend its decision. continue reading »

Mexican Family of 5 Killed in Sinaloa

At least five people, all members of the same family, were gunned down outside the Mexican Pacific port city of Mazatlan, police and prosecutors said. continue reading »

U.S. State Dept. Confirms U.S. Citizen Raped, Kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro

The State Department has confirmed what Brazilian and French authorities had stated earlier, that a U.S. citizen was the victim of a vicious gang rape and kidnapping in Rio de Janiero this past Sunday. continue reading »

Argentina Calls on UK to Discuss Sovereignty of Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked Tuesday's 31st anniversary of the start of the Falklands War by again demanding that Britain agree to discuss the question of sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago known to Latin Americans as the Malvinas. continue reading »

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced an ambitious multidisciplinary program to create a map of the human brain that could help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Migrant Head Start Program Can be Model

Long before President Obama triggered a new national interest in universal preschool earlier this year, a Central Valley-based Head Start program for children of migrant workers has been breaking down barriers that have kept Latino families out of early learning programs. continue reading »

500-Yrs Ago Spain’s Ponce de Leon Arrived in FL Looking for Fountain of Youth

It is believed that around April 2 or 3 of the year 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the east coast of Florida to claim the land for Spain and named it after the Easter feast of those days known as Pascua Florida. continue reading »

Spanish Book Lovers Await LeaLA Book Fair in May

The largest Spanish book competition in the U.S., LeaLa also known as The Spanish Book Fair of Los Angeles is expecting close to record crowds nearing 100,000. The event is held from May 17-19, 2013. continue reading »

$338 Million Powerball Winner Pedro Quezada to Pay Neighbors Rent

Dominican immigrant and recent $338 Million Powerball winner Pedro Quezada is going to pay the rent of his Passaic, New Jersey neighbors for a couple of months, one of his close friends announced to the NY Daily News. continue reading »

Monthly Remittances to Mexico $1.58 Billion - 11% Drop

Mexico received $1.58 billion in remittances in February, 11.1 percent below the amount recorded in the same month of 2012, the country's central bank said Monday. continue reading »

Chicago Make-Up Artist and Latino Entrepreneur Launches Fragrance Line

Chicago make-up artist and perfume entrepreneur, Hernan Rivera, has launched a new fragrance line called 'Greed'. The Hispanic entrepreneur is ready to compete with other perfume heavyweights continue reading »

U.S. Developer Taubman to Build $400 Million Luxury Mall in Puerto Rico

U.S. Developer Taubman is planning a $400 million shopping mall in San Juan, Puerto Rico that will host high-end retailers Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue amongst others. continue reading »

Bachata Star Prince Royce Signs with Sony, Next Album in Spanish

Bachata star Prince Royce has just signed a lucrative contract with Sony Music and will launch his next album under their label in Spanish. continue reading »

2 Men Arrested For Raping Tourist in Brazil

Two men were arrested for robbing and raping a foreign tourist aboard a microbus in Rio de Janeiro and beating her boyfriend, Brazilian police said Sunday. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Latino Doctor Arrested for Illegally Trafficking $10M Worth of Oxycodone in NYC

Dr. Hector Castro and Patricia Rodriguez were arrested for illegally trafficking oxycodone through the Itzama Medical Center in New York to the tune of $10 million. continue reading »

Rafael Amaya Stars in Telemundo’s New Telenovela Focused on Drug Trafficking

Mexican actor Rafael Amaya plays the lead role in "El señor de los cielos," the new soap opera that Telemundo will air in April. continue reading »