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MondayMay 14, 2012

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¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 201th Year of Independence

Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted natives to Christianity and enslaved native Indian populations.

Paraguay gained independence from Spain in 1811 but not before becoming the primary site of Jesuit missions and settlements.

Paraguay is home to an estimated 6.5 million people, the majority of which are Catholic. After surviving several financial and political corruption scandals in the ‘90s the country continues to try to move away from an informal economy and have a more transparent government.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent the following congratulatory message to the People of Paraguay: 

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to all Paraguayans as you celebrate the anniversary of your independence this May 15.

Paraguay and the United States are united by our common democratic values and respect for individual rights and liberties. Together, we are working to deepen democratic institutions, strengthen human rights, combat crime, and promote effective, transparent governments and judicial systems.

As you celebrate this joyous occasion, know that the United States stands with you as a partner and friend. We look forward to continuing to work closely together as partners for peace and prosperity. Tapevyaite (que disfruten este día).

 

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Murders in Juarez Leave Strewn Body Parts and State Prosecutor Dead

Murders in Juarez Leave Strewn Body Parts and State Prosecutor Dead

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Murders in Juarez left a Chihuahua General Attorney prosecutor and her son dead while in an unrelated incident body parts were found strewn in a local parking lot.

Juarez located in the state of Chihuahua continues to fight its reputation as one of Mexico’s deadliest cities and has been the focus of President Felipe Calderon’s security resources.  Ciudad Juarez remained Mexico’s deadliest major city in 2011 with nearly 2,000 homicides, or roughly 148 murders for every 100,000 residents, although that figure was down from the previous year, when 3,100 people were murdered.

Meanwhile on Saturday the bullet-ridden body of Ana Lilia Lopez, 45, and her 22-year-old son were found inside their home.  Lopez was a State Attorney prosecutor assigned to the Special Anti-theft unit according to the El Paso Times.

While early this morning two heads and four hands were found in the parking local of the Bandolero bar in Juarez.  Mexican officials have only confirmed that the body parts belong to men.

 

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Latina Bride Still Wearing Wedding Dress Found Murdered in Bathtub

Latina Bride Still Wearing Wedding Dress Found Murdered in Bathtub

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Estrella Carrera, 26, should have been enjoying the happiest time of her life with her Friday wedding just concluded but instead she was found stabbed to death in a bathtub, still wearing her wedding dress.

The Burbank, Illinois newlywed and mother of a 9-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son failed to show up to pick up her children the day after her wedding, as planned. That is when Carrera’s family started to worry and went to look for her.

The bride’s family was not able to get anyone to answer the door, not even the groom who remains unnamed and is the father of her youngest child.  On Sunday afternoon Burbank police entered her apartment and found her stabbed body in a dry bathtub.

The last time everyone saw her was when she left her wedding celebration at 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. 

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Deportation of Hispanic Mom from Colorado Suspended

Deportation of Hispanic Mom from Colorado Suspended

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The mother of a brilliant student in Colorado was set free after authorities suspended her scheduled deportation for a year, apparently in response to a mobilization by pro-immigrant groups.

Norma Galindo, who was being held in a jail for the undocumented in Aurora, east of Denver, left there at 5:30 p.m. Friday and was taken immediately by a representative of the Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition to her home in Basalt, 193 miles away, son Hector Morales said.

Edgar Niebla, spokesman for the Association of Youth United in Action and a CIRC board member, said that the release of Galindo, 39, and the suspension of her deportation were “completely unexpected.”

“What’s important is that she’s home now and was able to spend Mother’s Day with her family,” Niebla said.

Last Thursday, CIRC and Niebla’s group launched a campaign in favor of the Mexican immigrant’s release, in part because her detention on May 1 came soon after Morales was accepted to Duke University and learned that he had been selected as a Daniels Fund Scholar.

Galindo’s deportation, activists said, would have kept Morales, an outstanding student and athlete, from entering university.

They also argued that the deportation order for Galindo, who made an attempt in 2005 to obtain a Colorado ID card using another person’s birth certificate, is one of those cases where authorities’ discretion may be used to “freeze” the order and halt deportation procedures.

In a brief communique, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that Galindo had been set free and her deportation suspended for a year.

Niebla said that CIRC made “numerous calls” to ICE asking for Galindo’s release and, though there was no direct contact with federal agents, “they apparently listened to the messages.”

Attorney Ted Hess, who represents Galindo, formally asked ICE last Friday for the annulment of his client’s deportation order on grounds that she has fulfilled the requirements for remaining in the country, such as speaking English, having children who are American citizens, not constituting a threat and making positive contributions to the community.

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Authorities Determine Fire at Cuba’s Airline Brokers Co. Was Deliberate

Authorities Determine Fire at Cuba’s Airline Brokers Co. Was Deliberate

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The fire last month that ravaged an agency offering charter flights to Cuba from Miami was set deliberately, authorities determined.

According to a Coral Gables Fire Department report, obtained by Miami’s El Nuevo Herald newspaper, the blaze that destroyed Airline Brokers Co. before dawn on April 27 was a case of arson.

The owner of the 20-year-old firm, Vivian Mannerud, told investigators that she had received threats and had been the object of hostile activities due to the nature of her clientele, the report said.

Experts found on the floor next to one of the burned walls the remains of a green crystal bottle and an object that appeared to be a piece of cement paving, which could have been used to break the building’s windows.

They also found the remains of a disposable lighter and traces of a liquid accelerant, according to the authorities, who up to now have made no arrests nor have they interrogated any suspect.

In the 1970s and ‘80s there were several attacks in Miami, home to a large Cuban exile community, against travel agencies offering trips to Cuba.

A federal anti-terrorist team and FBI agents continue to investigate the attack against Airline Brokers, which during the recent visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba chartered several additional flights to the island.

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Mexico’s Carlos Slim Will Enter U.S. Wireless Market

Mexico’s Carlos Slim Will Enter U.S. Wireless Market

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Regional wireless giant America Movil, controlled by Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire a 100 percent stake in U.S. wireless carrier Simple Mobile, Inc., a unit of T-Mobile USA.

In a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Mexico City-based company said the deal was subject to “certain conditions as well as the granting of certain authorizations.”

America Movil said its U.S. unit, Tracfone Wireless, will acquire California-based Simple Mobile “in the second quarter of 2012.”

The filing did not indicate the cost of the acquisition but it said Simple Mobile is one of T-Mobile’s biggest mobile virtual network operators in the United States.

The company provides service to more than 1 million subscribers and offers voice, text messaging, data and wireless broadband services, the filing said.

America Movil is the largest provider of telecommunications services in the Americas with 246 million cellular subscribers, according to figures released in March.

The deal was made public three days after America Movil announced that it was seeking a stake of up to 28 percent in Dutch telecom company KPN to expand its presence in Europe.

America Movil, which operates in 19 countries across the Americas, was founded as a unit of Mexico City-based fixed-line giant Telmex in the 1990s but was spun off from its parent company in 2000.

Over time, it became bigger than Telmex and Slim, the world’s richest person with a net worth of $74 billion, unified control of his companies under America Movil in 2010.

America Movil has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the United States and Uruguay.

T-Mobile USA is the U.S. wireless subsidiary of Deutsche Telecom AG.

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D.C. Council Unanimously Votes on Measure to Prevent Info-Sharing Regarding Undocumented

D.C. Council Unanimously Votes on Measure to Prevent Info-Sharing Regarding Undocumented

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Tuesday, a D.C. Council committee agreed on a measure that would limit the information-sharing that currently allows the area’s jails to hold those suspected of being in the country illegally until federal officials can take over custody.

Under the new law, the District of Columbia would only hold immigrants wanted for serious crimes within the last 10 years and only hold them for 24 hours with the expectation that the they will be reimbursed by the federal government.

Councilwoman Muriel Bowser, told the Washington Examiner, ‘The Metropolitan Police are there to keep the District safe and not to do the bidding of others.’

The measure is intended to prevent the implementation of Secure Communities, which is a program that calls for information-sharing between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. It is managed by the Dept. of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and is often seen as allowing law enforcement to racially profile. Others like Councilwoman Bowser point out that rather than helping weed out criminals, Secure Communities keeps many afraid to report crime, for fear that they will be taken in to custody.

‘We know that Secure Communities is coming,” Councilwoman Bowser added. ‘This is going to be a step in the direction of making sure that an immigrant mother who needs help from the police can call the police.’

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AMERICAN IDOL: Jessica Sanchez Sees Some Serious Support In Chula Vista

AMERICAN IDOL: Jessica Sanchez Sees Some Serious Support In Chula Vista

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Now in the top three on Fox’s hit singing competition show, Jessica Sanchez was every bit and “American Idol” on Saturday as she performed on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum in her home town of Chula Vista/San Diego as well as at her former high school.

Prior to singing four songs for the 4,000 fans in aboard the aircraft carrier, 16-year-old Sanchez sang in front of the nearly 6,000 fans who had gathered to cheer her on at Eastlake High School’s Stan Canaris Football Stadium. Eastlake in the school she attended before leaving to pursue music. She is currently home-schooled.

Her final song at the high school was “Proud Mary,” while her final at the aircraft carrier was Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father” which she also sang on Idol. The teen’s father is a U.S. Navy Reserve member about to be sent to Singapore. He joined her on stage and she dedicated the performance to him.

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, who had asked the community to join her in supporting and voting for the hometown hero, proclaimed May 12 as “Jessica Sanchez Day” with the help of the Eastlake High School marching band.

Both events were filmed by American Idol crew, with segments being used on Wednesday night’s show.

Not only has Sanchez received support from her fans in the U.S., she is also being cheered on by Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, who has called on all Filipino to support her.

The little powerhouse is of Mexican and Filipino decent.

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LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Has Sex With Daughter’s 16-Yr-Old Boyfriend, Gives Birth to His Baby

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Has Sex With Daughter’s 16-Yr-Old Boyfriend, Gives Birth to His Baby

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A California mother has been arrested for having sex with her daughter’s teenage boyfriend, with whom she now has a son, according to the Orange County district Attorney’s officer.

Mayra Gonzalez, 32, of Santa Ana was arrested Thursday after police discovered the son she gave birth to six weeks ago was the product of Gonzalez’s affair with her oldest daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend.

On six occasions between July 1, 2011, and Dec. 24, 2011, the mother of three is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old unidentified minor,. On two occasions between July 1 and Dec. 24, 2011, Gonzalez is accused of orally copulating with her daughter’s boyfriend, who lives in the same apartment complex.

She would reportedly sneak over to the boy’s home when his parents were out.

Gonzalez, who claims to be in love with the teen, has been charged with six felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years old and two felony counts of oral copulation with a minor under 18 years old. If convicted, Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of seven years and eight months in state prison and possible lifetime sex offender registration.

If convicted, Gonzalez’s lifetime sex offender registration would bar her from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance.

She is being held on $20,000 bail.

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Vice Media: Colombia Producing World’s Scariest Drug (VIDEO)

Vice Media: Colombia Producing World’s Scariest Drug (VIDEO)

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Check out Vice Media’s insightful piece on the drug ‘Scopolamine’, that is produced in Colombia.  Vice’s Ryan Duffy is calling it a ‘strange and powerful’ drug that makes you lose your self-control while you are still conscious.  Duffy takes you to the jungles of Colombia and to the streets of Bogota tracing it popularity. 

The drug is also known as ‘The Devil’s Breath’ or ‘brundogga’ or ‘borrachero’.  The investigative piece argues that scopolamine might be the most dangerous drug in the world because you may not recover from its use.


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Photo of Military Police Officer Spraying Dog With Pepper Spray Goes Viral, Many Outraged

Photo of Military Police Officer Spraying Dog With Pepper Spray Goes Viral, Many Outraged

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Residents worldwide are outraged after seeing a photo of a member of the Brazilian military police spraying a dog in the face with pepper spray.

After military police had responded to a shout out in the Rochina favelas at around 5 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, a photographer snapped a shot of one of the officers spraying a dog’s eyes with pepper spray and he and other officers appear to be walking casually by.

The photo, which was taken by a photographer with the Blobo news agency, quickly went viral, with more than 3,700 comments on and 12,000 shares Globo’s story by Monday. As the outrage grew, many called for an investigation.

Major Edson Santos, the patrols’ commander, stated that he was going to speak with the officer in the photo, but said he could have used the spray on the dog because it was attacking him, pointing out that pepper spray is a non-lethal weapon.

Though the recent attempts to quell violence and crime in across the Rio area have been successful, the favelas of Rochina have not responded as well to the pacification process.

Many of the residents have stated they find the military police’s conduct too aggressive and not helpful to the community.

See the photo of the officer casually spraying the dog with pepper spray and read Globo’s original story here.

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Alejandro of Boyce Avenue Sings Cover of “The A Team” (VIDEO)

Alejandro of Boyce Avenue Sings Cover of “The A Team” (VIDEO)

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Alejandro of the Puerto Rican Manzano brothers who make up YouTube sensations Boyce Avenue, has just posted a video of his cover of Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team”.

Boyce Avenue will embark on a European tour next month, kicking off with supporting acts Alex Goot & Megan Nicole in Brussels, BE at the Ancienne Belgique on June 4.

Check out the video below and tell us which Boyce Avenue original or cover song is your favorite.

Click here to listen to Boyce Avenue’s cover of the world-wide sensation “Somebody That I Used to Know” originally by Gotye feat. Kimbra.


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Demi Lovato to Join ‘X Factor’ as Judge Along With Britney Spears

Demi Lovato to Join ‘X Factor’ as Judge Along With Britney Spears

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E! News is reporting Demi Lovato will join the judges panel on the upcoming season of Fox’s X Factor.

The 19-year-old former Disney princess has reportedly signed on to be the fourth judge of the talent program, joining Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and fellow pop star Britney Spears.

The show will return in September and while the price tag on the contract has not been disclosed, Britney Spears reportedly received $15 million for a single season (more than J.Lo was given for one season of American Idol).

In January, Cowell relieved Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger of their judges seats.

A formal announcement regarding the addition of Lovato and Spears is expected to be made at the Fox Upfronts today, with the two already spotted in NYC.

It has been speculated that the network initially approached fellow former-Disney starlet Miley Cyrus, but after she turned down the offer, the show scrambled to get Lovato on board.

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Brazilian Supermodel Isabeli Fontana Plans to Wed Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s Son

Brazilian Supermodel Isabeli Fontana Plans to Wed Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s Son

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Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana told Veja magazine that she planned to marry Rohan Marley, son of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley, in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement.

“Rohan told me we have to return to the roots so the marriage will last forever,” the 28-year-old model, who will be marrying for the third time, said.

Fontana said the couple had not set a wedding date, but the Brazilian press speculated that the two could tie the knot this year at a ceremony for family and a few close friends.

The model has two children from her first two marriages, while Marley has two children from his first marriage to Geraldine Khawly and five others with singer Lauryn Hill.

Marley separated from Hill last year after it came out that she was expecting a child from an affair with another man.

He met Fontana a short time later and the two officially became an item in October.

Marley and Fontana “see each other very little” because she continues living in Sao Paulo and he lives in New York, Veja said.

The model’s mother, Maribel Fontana, told the magazine she was a bit concerned about the wedding plans.

“I think everything is happening too fast,” Maribel Fontana said of her daughter’s plans, “but everything has a different rhythm with Isabeli.”

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Ultimate Hikers Begin Trek from Mexico to Canada

Ultimate Hikers Begin Trek from Mexico to Canada

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Hikers have set out to tackle the multi country, 2,650 mile hike beginning in the small border town of Campo, Mexico and ending many months later in Canada.  The hike, taking several months to complete by only a select few that begin it, takes its travelers along the famous Pacific Crest Trail. 

The trail, designated a National Scenic Trail in 1968, allows the walkers the opportunity to experience six out of seven of North America’s ecozones as hikers walk through high and low deserts, old growth forest as well as alpine country. The trail passes through seven national parks, including Yosemite, several mountain ranges, the volcanoes of the Cascades, and the Russian Wilderness in Northern California.

Many a hiker has been known to give up along the way as many years; more people reach the top of Mount Everest than complete the Pacific Crest Trail.  Yet this challenge does not deter the roughly 700 participants planning to take the 5.3 million steps to Canada this year. 

One participant, Ray Lenihan, a 67 year old retired Navy corpsman, has already started and believes that although the trek may be tough, he’s faced tougher obstacles.  After serving in Vietnam, working with the Coast Guard and successfully raising two children on his own, he plans to finish the hike and enjoys hanging out with his younger fellow hikers who help him “forget his age.”  “I love this so much.  It’s an incredible feeling you get,” he said.

Other hikers attempting this daunting trail include a variety of ages and backgrounds.  Stephanie Studebaker, a 25 year old woman from Davis, California, finished a book about the trail and was hooked.  Jeanna Voellmer and her husband, George, come from Arizona and love the outdoors, yet plan to take some ‘breaks’ at local pubs and bed and breakfasts along the way. 

Greg Hummel of Diamond Bar, who completed the trail in 1977, believes it’s more of a mental fight than a physical one. “When you come down to it, it’s what’s in your heart and in your head that gets you to Canada,” he said.  Hummel is the annual organizer of a kickoff party at Lake Morena to mark the start of the hike. 

The hike has gained more publicity after the recent success of Cheryl Strayed’s new memoir, “Wild,” retelling the story of her 1,100 miles along the trail.

Although many participants are still hiking and plan to arrive in Canada, many will not complete the trail.  In April a 37 year old man was airlifted out of Hauser Canyon seeking treatment for heat exhaustion.

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Llama Taxis – New Way to Travel in Peru

Llama Taxis – New Way to Travel in Peru

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Tourists visiting the South American country of Perú will now have a new way to tour while in town: the Llama Taxi.  Visitors will now be able to see local attractions while being ‘driven’ by a llama.  Tours will begin in Chivay as well as the Sibayo district.

Fred Barrios, the manager of Autocolca, said to Peru This Week, “On board Llama Taxi, tourists can get to know areas near Chivay, such as the La Calera hot springs, the colonial bridge, and other natural tourist areas.”  The service will create jobs for local residents and so far 6 llamas will be available for use touring the Colca valley.

According to La República, plans are in the works for expansion of the service to other regions within Perú.

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Institute for Mexican Studies Open at CUNY

Institute for Mexican Studies Open at CUNY

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City University of New York inaugurated Friday an institute devoted to Mexican studies and Mexican Americans at Lehman College in the Bronx where 43% of the student population is Latino.  The institute’s mission will be to provide support for research as well as community advocacy projects.  It will also focus on the history of Mexican Americans in the New York region, offer seminars and conferences as well as provide study abroad opportunities for students.

“At CUNY we don’t do anything in the abstract only.  So it’s really a question of combining world class scholarship with advocacy and collaboration with the community organizations,” stated Alyshia Galvez, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican studies at Lehman College to CityRoom-NY Times.  Galvez led efforts to form the institute and will serve as its acting director.

In addition to the institute’s mission, it will also provide a new major of Mexican American Studies at CUNY, a Mexican studies certificate for M.S. and M.A. students in nursing, speech, education and other disciplines. 

This opening will provide the New York area’s ever growing Mexican American population a ‘home base’ for community organizations in the area.  Over the past three decades, New York has seen the Mexican immigrant population increase from 6,740 in 1980 to today’s population of 183,200.  It is now the third largest immigrant population in New York. 

According to Galvez, “We have CUNY facilities in the five boroughs and we will make them available to the community and enable conversations to happen that wouldn’t otherwise happen.  It’s something that will enable them to grow.”

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Sex Change Surgery – Legal Right in Argentina

Sex Change Surgery – Legal Right in Argentina

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Adults hoping for a sex change in Argentina will now be able to get it after a new gender rights law was approved last week.  The law states that sex change surgery or hormone therapy will now be included in the private or public health care plans.  The bill also allows people to specify how their gender is listed at the civil registry, even if their physical characteristics don’t match up with this title. 

Argentina’s President Christina Fernandez, fully supported the law and most likely will sign it.  She has been known to express her pride in Argentina’s acceptance and legalization of gay marriage two years ago.  As the first country to legalize this right, many couples in Argentina now enjoy the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples. 

In addition to adults, children also have a role in this new law.  Anyone under 18 that has the desire to change their genders, may obtain the right to undergo surgery provided they have approval of their legal guardians.  In addition to this, many adults with children may not be allowed treatment and or surgery if their children disapprove or their rights are not being protected as a result of the sex change. 

In addition to Argentina, other countries including neighboring Uruguay have passed similar gender rights laws. 

Read more at Wall Street Journal →

Netflix Continues to Jump Hurdles and Expand Service to Latin America

Netflix Continues to Jump Hurdles and Expand Service to Latin America

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Although only 20 percent of Brazil’s 42 million internet users have a connection speed over 500 kilobytes per second and streaming movies requires at least 800 kilobytes Netflix continues to push towards expansion in Latin America.  Netflix announced its plan to bring Fox Network’s television series and films into the area’s streaming portfolio. 

Series that will be available after July 15th for streaming include, Prison Break, 24, The X-Files, and Arrested Development. Current and past seasons of Glee, How I Met your Mother, and Bones will also be available.  After July 1st, Fox films such as, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wall Street, and Office Space will also be available. 

Although the CEO of the internet movie company admitted on April 23rd that this Latin American expansion faces some hurdles, the company still continues to push towards spreading into Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.  Yet, this hurdle could prove even more daunting as DirecTV announced this week that it had added 593,000 additional Latin American subscribers in its first quarter, according to Paid Content.

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MondayMay 14, 2012