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Blog Entries by Kimberly Kipp

Nearly 450 Inmates Sick with Food Poisoning at Mexican Prison

Nearly 450 inmates required medical attention in an episode of food poisoning at a maximum security prison in western Mexico, Jalisco state authorities said. "None of the (affected inmates) is in serious condition, nor did any require medical transfer," the state public safety office said. continue reading »

HS News Salutes the 150,000 Latinos Serving in our Armed Services and the One Million + Veterans

House Resolution 1651 includes the fact that 149,411 Latinos are currently serving as active duty members in the United States Armed Services. According to the most recently available figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, over 1.1 million Latinos are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. There are 23 million surviving veterans in the United States. continue reading »

Sarah Batista Hispanic Reporter Leaves TV to Make Documentaries Telling “Positive Stories”

A Hispanic television reporter in North Carolina has left broadcasting to start her own business and dedicate herself to telling "positive stories." After seven years as a reporter and program host on WBTV, an affiliate of CBS in Charlotte, Sarah Batista dropped the crime beat to produce a series of documentaries called "Stories to Inspire." continue reading »

Apple Wins Court Battle with Brazilian Firm Over iPhone Trademark

Brazilian company IGB Eletrônica has lost exclusive rights to the iPhone trademark in the South American nation, despite having registered it before U.S. tech giant Apple, authorities said. A ruling last Thursday by the Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro, published Tuesday on its Web site, prohibits IGB from using the iPhone name in isolation. continue reading »

Mexico Surpasses US as Fattest Nation in the World

The US is not No. 1 anymore. Mexico, according to the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, has surpassed the United States as the fattest nation in the world. An estimated 70 percent of the population is overweight, and about one-third of Mexicans are obese. Just one fat-related disease, diabetes, accounts for nearly 70,000 Mexican deaths per year. continue reading »

Rio Mayor Wants Woody Allen To Film There in a BIG Way

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said in a newspaper interview that he will pay "any price" for U.S. director Woody Allen to shoot some of his films in this Brazilian city. "I really want him to come. I've done everything I could. I'd pay any price for him to come film here," Paes told O Globo, referring to some unsuccessful negotiations years ago with the famous filmmaker. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Narcotics Agents Outraged by Release of Rafael Caro Quintero

The Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents U.S. said it was "outraged" by the release of Rafael Caro Quintero, siting that contributed heavily to corruption of the judicial system in Mexico. continue reading »

AAA Lucha Libre Event Suffers From Massive Outage

AAA Lucha Libre in Mexico had their annual Triplemania XXI event Sunday. The program was to be broadcasted live via Ustream for $14.99. Unfortunately the event stream never got off the ground and the broadcast was unavailable. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Shooting at Gym in Mexico City Leaves 4 Dead

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a shooting at a gym in the Mexican capital that left four people dead, the city's mayor said Friday. A pair of brothers and a man accompanying them were pronounced dead at the Body Extreme gym in the downtown Tepito neighborhood, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. continue reading »

President Obama’s Trip to Mexico and Costa Rica (VIDEO)

On Thursday, President Obama leaves on a three day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica, where he will meet with key leaders to discuss a range of issues. We asked Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, to preview the upcoming trip and some of the issues the President would be discussing in his meetings. continue reading »

President Obama’s Four Part Plan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Yesterday, President Obama spoke from Las Vegas about creating a fair and effective immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. "I’m here because most Americans agree that it’s time to fix a system that’s been broken for way too long." President Obama said continue reading »

Half the Families in Durango Lack Basic Necessities

Five families out of 10 in Durango, in northern Mexico, live in food poverty. Of the 203,000 families who do not have sufficient means to purchase basic necessities, partly because of the severe drought, 148,000 live in urban areas and 55,000 in rural areas. continue reading »

Baby Names Predictions for 2013 - 5 Trends That Will Shock You

One might think that we have seen it all – last year brought a lot of outrageous baby names. It would appear this is only the tip of the iceberg though, as 2013 is shaping up to be the year that pushes the boundaries of what was previously considered "norm continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Three Found Tortured, Executed and Beheaded in Car in Mazatlan

Three young men who have been kidnapped last weekend by a group of armed men were found tortured and decapitated in a car that criminals left abandoned by Santa Rosa Avenue in pueto Valle Dorado. continue reading »

Blog del Narco” Women in Sinaloa Killed with Neck Tourniquet

A woman was found executed behind the Villa de Cortez subdivision. The deceased has not been officially identified by authorities. Reports show that at 7:00 pm some people were passing by the side of the drain and discovered the body of a woman. continue reading »