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January 2013 Archives

PEW Report  :A Nation of Immigrants  A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

PEW Report :A Nation of Immigrants A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized

The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

Latin America News: Venezuela Prison Riot Leaves 58 Dead, 100 Injured

A riot last week at Uribana prison in the western state of Lara left 58 people and around a hundred others injured, the head of Venezuela's penitentiary service said. continue reading »

Arrests Made in Deadly Brazil Nightclub Fire

Arrests Made in Deadly Brazil Nightclub Fire

One of the owners of the Kiss nightclub and two musicians have been arrested in connection with the fire that killed 231 people over the weekend at the establishment in Santa Maria, a city in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, media reports said Monday, citing investigators. continue reading »

JUST IN:  245 Dead Thus Far in Deadly Brazil Nightclub Fire

JUST IN:  245 Dead Thus Far in Deadly Brazil Nightclub Fire

Brazilian authorities are reporting that at least 245 people have died in a 2:00 a.m. nightclub fire and that death toll could rise throughout the day. continue reading »

16 Spanish Chefs Fight Child Malnutrition in Latin America

16 Spanish Chefs Fight Child Malnutrition in Latin America

Sixteen famous Spanish chefs plan to cook up a storm on Feb. 11 at a like number of Madrid luxury stores, with the proceeds from the sale of meals going to fight child malnutrition in Latin America. continue reading »

Latin America News: 20 Die, 30 Injured in Bolivia Bus Crash

Latin America News: 20 Die, 30 Injured in Bolivia Bus Crash

More than 20 people were killed Wednesday and 30 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Andes, Bolivian police said. continue reading »

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Survival Launches ‘Stop Complaining’ Ad for Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe

Human rights organization Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Awá tribe in Brazil, Earth’s most threatened tribe.The advert, entitled ‘Stop Complaining, and put your problems in perspective’ was designed by Tribe Global. continue reading »

Latin America News: Millions in Chile Left Without Water After Severe Weather

Latin America News: Millions in Chile Left Without Water After Severe Weather

Some 2 million inhabitants of Santiago were without drinking water Tuesday due to the closing down of production plants following a rainstorm and flooding in the Andes east of the Chilean capital, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico Launches Ambitious Program to Fight Hunger

Mexico Launches Ambitious Program to Fight Hunger

The Mexican government launched Monday a national program to combat hunger, initially focused on serving the 7.4 million people living in extreme poverty and without enough food. continue reading »

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

In 2012, 13 children died in Colombia and 52 others were injured as a result of landmines. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

A third baby has died from among the sextuplets born Jan. 10 in this western Mexican city, and the state of the remaining three is delicate, the Michoacan state Health Department said. continue reading »

Latino Organizations Ask White House to Make Climate Change and Carbon Limits a Priority

Latino Organizations Ask White House to Make Climate Change and Carbon Limits a Priority

Over 20 Latino leaders and organizations submitted a letter to the White House asking President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for strong standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. continue reading »

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

A dog sanctuary in Mexico is the first of its kind as it provides troubled canines with a safe and loving home. Milagros Caninos (Miracle Dogs) is a sanctuary in Mexico City that ta continue reading »

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

A school near the now tragically famous Sandy Hook Elementary School is being renamed to honor one of the teachers killed in the massacre last month. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford, Connecticut will be continue reading »