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MondayAugust 15, 2011

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Ambassador Melanne S. Vereer to Travel to Mexico to Discuss Women’s Issues

Ambassador Melanne S. Vereer to Travel to Mexico to Discuss Women’s Issues

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Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will travel to Mexico City, Mexico August 16-19 to promote bilateral engagement on women’s economic empowerment and political participation, as well as challenges women face on key societal issues like citizen safety.

On August 17, she will deliver the keynote address at the Mexican publisher Expansion Group’s event “50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Mexico,” highlighting the role of women in driving economic growth. While in Mexico, Ambassador Verveer will also meet with government, civil society, and business leaders to exchange views on the economic, political, cultural, and social situation of women in Mexico and the United States.

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Winners of 26th Annual Imagen Awards Announced Honoring Latinos in Entertainment

Winners of 26th Annual Imagen Awards Announced Honoring Latinos in Entertainment

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Winners of the 26th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, were announced at a star-studded dinner ceremony held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

The awards, hosted by actress Maria Canals-Barrera, star of Disney Channel’s Emmy-winning “Wizards of Waverly Place,” were handed out in front of an audience of approximately five hundred attendees representing the entertainment industry and Latino community.  Among celebrities in attendance were Edward James Olmos, Kenny Ortega, Esai Morales, Mark Ballas, Cote de Pablo, Eva La Rue, Lupe Ontiveros, Victoria Justice, Alexa Vega, among others.  Also in attendance were U.S. Secretary of Labor and former local congresswoman, Hilda L. Solis, and PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

Helen Hernandez, president of The Imagen Foundation, said: “We are proud of all the accomplishments that Latinos have achieved thus far throughout all facets of the entertainment industry; however, we must strive for continued progress of inclusion, particularly in decision-making and creative roles throughout the industry.  I would like to personally thank all our corporate sponsors as well as Latino community leaders for their continued support of The Imagen Foundation and our mission.”

Winners were selected in 19 different categories from film, television and the internet, and judged by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders.  Special recognition went to Latino Public Broadcasting, who received the Norman Lear Award, named for the veteran television producer who conceived the Imagen Awards program, and Walt Disney “Imagineer” Alfredo M. Ayala, who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Following are the winners for this year’s Imagen Awards in their respective categories. Please note that there were no nominees for Best Feature Film Director but a new category, Best Young Actress/Television, was added:

  * Best Primetime Television Program or Movie-of-the-Week: Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC)
  * Best Actor/Television: Freddy Rodriguez, CHAOS (CBS)
  * Best Actress/Television: Martha Higareda, Lies in Plain Sight (Lifetime Television)
  * Best Supporting Actor/Television: Carlos Gómez, The Glades (A&E)
  * Best Supporting Actress/Television: Eva La Rue, CSI: Miami (CBS)
  * Best Young Actress/Television: Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
  * Best Children’s Programming: Dora The Explorer (Nickelodeon)
  * Best Documentary/Television: The Longoria Affair (Latino Public Broadcasting)
  * Best National Informational Program: Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One (WGBH)
  * Best Local Informational Program: Eye on Our Community (KCBS-TV)
  * Best On-Air Advertising: Dora 10th Anniversary Campaign (Nickelodeon)
  * Best Variety or Reality Show: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
  * Best Feature Film: Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group/SimonSays Entertainment)
  * Best Actor/Feature Film: Esai Morales, Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group/SimonSays Entertainment)
  * Best Actress/Feature Film: Michelle Rodriguez, Tropico de Sangre (Maya Entertainment)
  * Best Supporting Actor/Feature Film: Miguel Sandoval, Spoken Word (New Mexico Media Partner/Luminaria Films)
  * Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film: Adriana Barraza, From Prada to Nada (Pantelion Films/Lionsgate)
  * Best Theatrical Short or Student Film: The Big Deal (Lucy Rodriguez)

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I-9 Audits Forcing Undocumented into the Shadows Once More

I-9 Audits Forcing Undocumented into the Shadows Once More

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As immigration officials continue the audits of businesses across the U.S., undocumented immigrants aren’t all fleeing the country. Some are just being forced underground, and into the hands of unscrupulous employers who will take advantage of those whose rights are not often recognized in this country.

In today’s economy, and amongst the last few years’ hard-lining immigration laws (Arizona’s SB 1070), once-prospering undocumented workers now find themselves just struggling to remain of the streets.

In 2009, the Obama administration began auditing businesses’ I-9 employment forms looking for verification that all of their employers were legally allowed to work in the U.S. At first, immigrant rights advocates were glad to see an end put to the deportation raids they claimed were inhumane.

The business audits however, are now pushing many immigrant workers back into the shadows, and leaving employers without employees. Though the claims are constantly made that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from Americans and those legally allowed to work in the U.S., business owners (especially farmers) say they have no one willing to work their crops when the immigrants are fired or scared off.

And as the raids continue, undocumented workers – many from Mexico—are seeing the American Dream slip through their fingers, only to look back at the country they hailed from riddled in violence and drugs. Leaving them with fewer places to call home.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal →

Are Luis Miguel and Daisy Fuentes Having a Baby Together?

Are Luis Miguel and Daisy Fuentes Having a Baby Together?

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The Argentine newspaper “Primicia YA” not only thinks so, but says they have confirmed it. It would be the fourth for him, and the first for her.

According to the Argentine website, the couple is in the Palmilla hotel in San José de los Cabos, México, where sources close to the singer said the pair is vacationing, and parading a very noticeable bump.

No pictures have been released, so we still doubt the veracity of these claims.

Luis Miguel and Daisy Fuentes dated a decade ago, and gossip about her pregnancy came after she was once again romantically linked to Luis Miguel, and was photographed in a loose blouse, (allegedly) showing excess pounds on her belly.

What do you think? Let us know in our forums section!

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Check Out The Paraguayan Orchestra of the Recycled Instruments (VIDEO)

Check Out The Paraguayan Orchestra of the Recycled Instruments (VIDEO)

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From Beethoven to the Beatles, from Vivaldi to Sinatra, this orchestra plays their music on instruments they built themselves, out of garbage.

The majority of these musicians hail from such poor backgrounds that creating their own cellos out of old cookie cans and kitchen spatulas is the only way they can play an instrument.

Some actually left their 14-hour day-jobs as recyclers in one of Paraguay’s main dump sites to pursue recycled-instrument-music making at “Sonidos De La Tierra,” an organization dedicated to the creation of schools and music workshops in marginal areas of Paraguay.

Some 700 instruments have been built by the 12,000 youngsters that have been trained in music by this organization; the Orchestra of the Recycled Instruments has performed over 80 concerts, including a 2008 performance for Former President Jimmy Carter, and a show for Nobel Peace prize winner and former Costa Rica President Óscar Arias.

Watch the video below, and tell us what you think in our forums section!

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Border Agents Now Being More Thorough in Checking Those Leaving the U.S., Not Just These Arriving

Border Agents Now Being More Thorough in Checking Those Leaving the U.S., Not Just These Arriving

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As the violent drug war continues south of the border, those coming in to the United States through the legal checkpoints are used to having their documentation scrutinized, but in a twist, those heading into Mexico are seeing an increase in the scrutinization of their documents as well.

Border agents have begun boarding buses heading south, usually full of migrants returning home after working in the U.S., in the hopes of catching those trying to illegally bring contraband back to Mexico or other Latin American countries.

Though the agents are looking for illegal contraband, undocumented immigrants are getting caught up in the searches and are being detained and fingerprinted. So those without criminal records are usually let go, but for those with records, “they are likely to be arrested and formally deported.”

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Arizona border say they have been successful in stopping illegal contraband from leaving the U.S., and between July 18 and July 24 seized more than $22,000 in cash, 5,943 rounds of ammunition, and detained over 1,600 undocumented immigrants.

Officials have said the more thorough examination of those leaving the U.S. is not intended to discourage people from leaving, and human rights groups and immigration advocates are questioning the point of checking the documentation more closely at all considering it wastes tax payers money to check up on people that are trying to leave.

For those wanting all undocumented out of the U.S. and support tighter, more secure borders, these searches could backfire and instead of leaving, undocumented immigrants could simply leave states like Arizona and head to states with less strict immigration laws.

With borders agents detaining those leaving, fewer are going to risk leaving, even if they’re being pushed to.

Read more at New York Times →

Cesc Fábregas Bids Arsenal Farewell and Goes Back Home to Barça with a $320M Buy Out Clause

Cesc Fábregas Bids Arsenal Farewell and Goes Back Home to Barça with a $320M Buy Out Clause

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The awaited return of Cesc Fábregas to his childhood club was sealed Monday, when he signed a five year contract with Barcelona FC.

The terms of the contract were not revealed, but Spanish press says the transfer was worth some $57M, is to be paid in two installments, plus 5 million Euros in bonuses dependent on the club’s success and another 5 million to be paid by Fábregas himself to Arsenal each year of his new contract.

The Barcelona FC posted Tweet that read: “Cesc has signed his contract which ties him to Barcelona until 2016. The buy-out clause is 200 million euros.”

24 year old Fábregas arrived to the Arsenal in 2003 as a 16 year-old prospect from the Barça. One month later, he became the youngest starting player in Arsenal’s history, a team that he would become the captain of before his departure back to Barcelona, where he will wear the number 4 jersey until 2016.

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Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increase by Almost 47% in California

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increase by Almost 47% in California

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California held steady in 2010. In 2010, there were 1,107 hate crime events reported statewide, and in 2009 the number of hate crimes reported statewide was 1,100.

“A crime that is motivated by hate is a crime against all people,” Attorney General Harris said. “We will monitor and prosecute these cases to the fullest extent of the law.”

The Attorney General’s report, “Hate Crime in California 2010” was accumulated using data collection programs developed by the California Department of Justice, police agencies, and district attorney’s offices in all of the state’s 58 counties.

In 2010, there were 7 more reported hate crimes events than in 2009, an increase of 0.6 percent.

Anti-Jewish hate crimes decreased by 20 percent from the previous year, anti-black crimes decreased by 13.8 percent, and anti-gay crimes decreased by 10.8 percent. However, anti-Hispanic hate crimes increased 46.9 percent, from 81 in 2009 to 119 in 2010.

A total of 361 hate crime cases were referred to prosecutors in 2010, fewer than the 479 cases referred in 2009. Of the 361 criminal cases that were filed, 230 were hate crimes. Of the 166 hate crimes with dispositions in 2010, there were 151 convictions (70 hate crime convictions and 81 other convictions).

The hate crime reporting system was implemented by the Department of Justice in 1994. Law enforcement agencies are required to submit copies of initial crime reports to the department, and each agency has established procedures incorporating a two-tier review process. The first level is done by the initial officer who responded to the suspected hate crime incident. Then each report is reviewed by at least one other officer to confirm that the event was, in fact, a hate crime.

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WATCH Real Madrid’s Newest Player, Kicking It at 7-Yrs Old (VIDEO)

WATCH Real Madrid’s Newest Player, Kicking It at 7-Yrs Old  (VIDEO)

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Watch Argentine fútbol prodigy Leonel Ángel Coira, the 7 year-old who just got signed to the minor division of the Spanish club Real Madrid. 7 year-old Leonel Angel Coira became the youngest player ever signed to the “Benjamin” division of the Real Madrid.

Leo became the youngest player ever to get signed by the “meringue” club; the 7-year old argentine star will start training with the young division, or “Benjamines, ” aged 9 to 11 on September 6th.

Watch the videos below to see young Leo kicking the ball like the older Leo who, much to the dismay of his new club, is the youngster’s indisputable idol, despite playing for the archenemy soccer team, the Barcelona FC. 

Don’t they kind of, sort of, look alike?

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Scratch Off Lottery Tickets in Colorado Will Soon Be Bilingual

Scratch Off Lottery Tickets in Colorado Will Soon Be Bilingual

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The Colorado Lottery Commission has announced that scratch off tickets will soon be printed with instructions in both English and Spanish.

“Research shows that many Spanish-language speakers buy scratch tickets,” said Lottery Director Abel Tapia on Wednesday. “The new tickets will feature Spanish language instructions that can be viewed by scratching off the English instructions to reveal the Spanish instructions.”

At first look, the scratch offs will appear to be only in English, but underneath the English instructions with be the Spanish, which can be seen by “scratching through the English wording.”

Read more at The Pueblo Chieftain →

1,000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

1,000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

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Mexico City officials have announced they have performed the 1,000 gay marriage in the city since same-sex marriages were approved back on March, 2010.

Mexico City was the first Latin American city to allow same-sex marriage and as a result 6% of those getting a same-sex marriage license are foreigners.  However, the 1,000th gay marriage was between a 37-year-old Mexican national and his 29-year old Dutch partner.

According to city statistics, 85% of gay marriages performed were for couples age 31 or older.  And the number of marriage licenses granted for gay and lesbian couples were about the same.  Specifically 548 licenses were issued for gay men unions and 452 were issued for lesbian couples.

Read more at Sacramento Bee →

Cristina Fernández Indisputable Leader of Argentina’s First Ever Primaries

Cristina Fernández Indisputable Leader of Argentina’s First  Ever Primaries

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Mrs. Fernández snatched close to 50% of the primary votes, clouding the aspirations of 9 other candidates too weak to contend against her re-election campaign.

With 49% of the country-wide votes, Cristina Fernández became the undisputed leader of Argentina’s first ever primaries.

With a 40 point advantage over the candidate in second place, unless the opposition joins together in support of a single candidate, Fernández will most likely be reelected on October 23rd, and extend the “Kirchnerist” era another four years.

The surprise of the primaries came from the governor of the Santa Fé province, Hermes Binner, who came in fourth but close enough to scare candidates Ricardo Alfonsín (son of former president Raúl Alfonsín) and former president Eduardo Duhalde, second and third by a difference of 0.3% of the total votes.

In October, the winner must get at least 45 percent of the vote, or obtain more than 40 percent of the vote with a 10 percentage point lead over the second-place finisher, to avoid a second round.

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Honda Building New Plant in Mexico to Begin Production in 2014

Honda Building New Plant in Mexico to Begin Production in 2014

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Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., (HDM), Honda’s production and sales company in Mexico, announced that it will build an automobile plant for production of fuel-efficient subcompact vehicles for the Mexican and North American markets. Honda will invest approximately US$800 million to build the plant, which is scheduled to begin operation in 2014.

Expected to employ approximately 3,200 associates at its full annual capacity of 200,000 units, the plant will occupy a 5.66 million square meters site in a suburb of Celaya, Guanajuato, about 210 miles east of HDM’s two existing plants in El Salto, Jalisco, which build automobiles, motorcycles and auto parts.

The new Honda plant will apply Honda’s advanced and highly efficient manufacturing system to produce vehicles and engines. By increasing use of local parts and materials, together with global parts sourcing, the new plant will provide customers with high-quality products at an affordable price.

ImageThe plant will be the eighth Honda auto plant in North America - and its 10th auto assembly line - and will boost Honda’s capital investment in its North American operations to nearly US$21 billion. Honda employs more than 33,000 associates in North America. Production operations related to automobiles include four auto plants, two auto engine production facilities and two transmission plants in the United States, two auto plants and an auto engine plant in Canada, and an auto plant in El Salto.

The new plant in Mexico will increase Honda’s automobile production capacity in North America from the current 1.63 million units to 1.83 million units in 2014. In 2010, more than 87 percent of Honda and Acura cars and light trucks sold in America were produced in North America.

“With growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, this plant will increase Honda’s ability to meet customer needs for subcompact vehicles from within North America,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and chief operating officer for Honda’s North America Region. “This new plant will further strengthen the foundation of Honda’s North American business by enabling Honda to more flexibly respond to changing market conditions from within the region.”

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Mark “Short Fuse” Sánchez Confesses to Nearly Punching His Coach

Mark “Short Fuse” Sánchez Confesses to Nearly Punching His Coach

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New York Jets quarterback Mark Sánchez said he was really close to taking a swing at coach Rex Ryan, who was thinking about benching him. 

Sánchez told GQ Magazine that last season, after embarrassing losses to the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots, coach Ryan begun speculating about sending the star quarterback to the sidelines, and even go so far as asking backup quarterback Mark Brunell to practice more with the team’s other starters, decision that made Sánchez think about fist fighting the coach.

But he never did, due in part to the advice of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who apparently cooled Sánchez down after a tantrum at practice; “On the practice field, when Brunell walked into the huddle, Sanchez pushed him away. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer approached. He repeated that Ryan wanted Brunell to take extra reps. “I was like, ‘He can come tell me,’ ” Sanchez says. “And [Schottenheimer] is like, ‘Come on, man, don’t do that.’”

Read the entire GQ interview for the juicy details and also for some unrelated trivia nuggets, such as the fact that the New York Jets Quarterback is an arduous fan of Glee and—hold on to your helmets, Justin Bieber.

Read more at GQ Magazine →

LATINO DECISIONS POLL:  Over 80% of Latino Voters Support Tax Increase

LATINO DECISIONS POLL:  Over 80% of Latino Voters Support Tax Increase

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A new poll released today by impreMedia and Latino Decisions reveals that the August debt deal brokered by President Obama and Republicans in Congress is out of touch with what Latino voters wanted in the debt debate. When asked which approach they prefer to reduce the deficit, 46% of Latino registered voters stated raising taxes on the wealthy, compared to only 7% who said cutting existing programs, and 37% who said a combination of both tax increases and cuts. All together, that’s 83% of Latino voters who support a deficit reduction plan that includes tax increases on the wealthy to help America balance the budget.

This support is consistent with previous attitudes of Latino voters. In the February 2011 tracking poll, Latino Decisions reported that only 27% of Latino registered voters supported extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, while 64% opposed the tax cuts for the wealthy.  Further, the impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll back in February found that by a 2-to-1 margin, Latinos supported federal investment in projects, as opposed to tax reductions, as a way to stimulate and improve the economy.

As the Super Committee of 12 is now set they should take stock, not just of the 83% of Latino voters, but also the 68% of all Americans that Reuters/Ipsos found to be in support of increased revenues to address the deficit, in their July 25, 2011 poll. 

Read more at Latino Decisions →

Brazil Govt to Dispatch Security Force in Amazon to Protect Indigenous Tribes from Drug Cartels

Brazil Govt to Dispatch Security Force in Amazon to Protect Indigenous Tribes from Drug Cartels

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The Brazilian government says it will dispatch National Security Force agents to help protect a tribe of uncontacted Indians missing after drug traffickers attacked a government guard post.

Last week Survival International reported that heavily armed drug traffickers from Peru had surrounded and ransacked the base in the western Brazilian Amazon.  Fears for the Indians’ welfare grew after workers from FUNAI (the government’s Indian Affairs department) found a broken arrow inside one of the trafficker’s rucksacks.

FUNAI has made an overflight of the area to look for signs of the uncontacted Indians.  It showed their village and plantations were in a good condition.  But fears remain high, as there are still no confirmed sightings of the Indians themselves. 

Brazil’s National Security Secretary Regina Miki is reportedly calling this a ‘crisis situation’ requiring a ‘permanent occupation by the Ministry of Defence’.

The Indians made worldwide headlines in February. Survival’s Director Stephen Corry described their disappearance as ‘extremely distressing’.  He says,

‘Thankfully it looks like steps are now being taken by Brazil to improve security in the area, and hopefully stop this part of the Amazon becoming a haven for drug traffickers. But Peru must do its bit too, because that seems to be where the traffickers are coming from.’

Survival has written to Peru’s President urging him to prevent further invasions of the Indians’ land and to implement measures to protect the tribes. 

Read more at Survival International →

Tony Lama Boots Celebrates 100 Yrs of Making Vaquero Boots With the Ultimate Bling Bling Pair

Tony Lama Boots Celebrates 100 Yrs of Making Vaquero Boots With the Ultimate Bling Bling Pair

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Tony Lama, the beloved boot/bota maker to rodeo kings and queens is celebrating 100 years of boot making.  The boot maker started making boots for the U.S. Calvary and has been calling El Paso, Texas home for almost as long.  Founder Tony Lama married Ester Hernandez and now their heirs are part of the business that is owned by none other than Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

It is commemorating its anniversary with the fourth-edition pair of El Rey boots that are covered in 100 diamonds and 14-karat gold buckles.

The fine-grade leather pair of boots was designed by Tony Lama Boots, but the gorgeous gold and jewel ornaments were created by El Paso jewler, goldsmith, designer and author Susan Eisen.

“It was an honor to be chosen to adorn these one-of-a-kind boots for Tony Lama and to show how the art of diamonds and gold can help celebrate momentous occasions in the lives of people, families and corporations,” Eisen said.

Before you go writing checks for the $50,000 these boots are worth, this pair of boots are not for sale, they will be on display at Western specialty retailers and brand events this fall and throughout 2011 all over the United States.

 

 

 

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Chile Hospital Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Unborn Child, Only 2nd in History

Chile Hospital Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Unborn Child, Only 2nd in History

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Doctors in Chile have announced that they have successfully operated on an unborn baby inside its mother’s womb saving its life. The surgery is only the second ever done – the first taking place in Spain – and the first done in Latin America.

The unborn child of Karina Fernández was in distress. It was suffering from what is called massive pleural effusion, a build up of fluid in the chest cavity which can damage the heart and lungs.

Pleural fluid is secreted to lubricate the chest tissue around the lungs, but in the unborn child’s case, the fluid was being leaked in faster than it could be absorbed.

Marcelo Rodríguez, a perinatologist involved in the surgery told La Tercera, “Given the problem, the only solution was to drain the (excess fluids).”

One solution proposed was to have a catheter put in to drain the fluid, but at US$500, the operation was more than Fernandez could afford. The public hospital was also not equipped to do such a procedure.

In the 27th week of pregnancy, doctors performed what is known as “pleuroplasia”, which had them pierce the baby’s chest using a trocar and drain the fluid. A bit of the mother’s blood was inserted to seal the open space.

Rodriguez told a radio show, “We are taking advantage of the characteristics of blood, using its natural coagulation properties to seal the surrounding membranes together so that the space does not continue to produce liquid.”

The child’s cavity filled up once more, and the surgery was performed again, this time with permanent positive results.

Friday, August 5th, at 32 weeks, Fernández gave birth to an 8lb 8oz healthy baby boy.

Read more at Santiago Times →



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