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February 2012 Archives

Drug Related Violence at Unprecedented Levels in Central America

Drug Related Violence at Unprecedented Levels in Central America

Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed in its annual report. continue reading »

Historic Victory Announced: Chicago Clean Power Coalition Press Conference March 1

Today, Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of Edison International, will announce the retirement of its Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the nation. continue reading »

Man Wanted for Murdering 8 Women Escapes Federal Prison in Mexico

A manhunt is underway in Mexico state and the Federal District for the suspected rapist and killer of eight women after he escaped from jail hours after being arrested, officials said. continue reading »

Georgia Mulls Banning Undocumented from Public Universities

Georgia Mulls Banning Undocumented from Public Universities

Activists and students in Georgia rallied here to urge legislators to reject SB 458, which if approved would prohibit access by undocumented immigrants to all of the state's public universities. continue reading »

Central America Drug-Related Violence at Unprecedented Levels from Narco Wars

Central America Drug-Related Violence at Unprecedented Levels from Narco Wars

Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Killed After Singing “Somos mas Americanos” at Texas Bar

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Killed After Singing “Somos mas Americanos” at Texas Bar

Karaoke night at a Texas bar turned deadly after a bar patron shot a man singing “Somos mas Americanos”. The victim had just finished his rendition of the Los Tigres del Norte s continue reading »

Decayed Remains Found in Juarez Just Days After 3 Other Sets of Remains Identified from Same Area

Decayed Remains Found in Juarez Just Days After 3 Other Sets of Remains Identified from Same Area

A new unit in Mexico organized to focus on female killings discovered a number of victims in the Valley of Juarez Monday. Due to extensive decay, police were unable to identify the bodies foun continue reading »

Drought May Have Caused Collapse of Mayan Civilization

Drought May Have Caused Collapse of Mayan Civilization

According to a study from Science Journal, the abandonment of the Mayan civilizations may have occurred as a result of a lack of rain. According to experts, Martín Medina-Elizalde and Eelco Rohling, continue reading »

Faces of the DREAM Act: Crocheting Student Jose Luis Zelaya Runs for Student Office at Texas A&M

Faces of the DREAM Act: Crocheting Student Jose Luis Zelaya Runs for Student Office at Texas A&M

We first heard about undocumented student Jose Luis Zelaya after he posted a video of himself attempting to crochet his way to a Guinness World Record to help pay for college for his sister and graduate school for himself. continue reading »

BLOTTER: Spanish Man Throws Acid at Children and Mother at Bus Stop

BLOTTER: Spanish Man Throws Acid at Children and Mother at Bus Stop

Monday, three children and their mother were taken to the hospital after a man at a bus stop in Spain threw acid at their faces. The unprovoked attack left two of the children with continue reading »

WATCH VIDEO: Steven Tyler Shows J Lo His Own Nip Slip

Watch video from American Idol when Steven Tyler makes fun of Jennifer Lopez' alleged nip slip incident at the 2012 Academy Awards. continue reading »

Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez Among the Latinas Cast in ABC’s Upcoming Show ‘Devious Maids’

Judy Reyes, Roselyn Sanchez Among the Latinas Cast in ABC’s Upcoming Show ‘Devious Maids’

Transforming the Spanish-language telenovela Ellas son…la alegría del hogar into an English show for ABC’s primetime lineup, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has cast some of Hollywood’s leading Latinas to play the leads. continue reading »

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Alongside his family and personal security, U2 lead singer, Bono, is enjoying a trip to Peru. This is the first time the singer has visited the South American country. continue reading »

WIKILEAKS: Pres. Chavez’s Health is Worse Than Reported, May Have as Little as 1 Year to Live

WIKILEAKS: Pres. Chavez’s Health is Worse Than Reported, May Have as Little as 1 Year to Live

According to an intelligence report revealed by Wikileaks, the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is far worse than is being shared with the public. continue reading »

Pultizer Prize Winner Junot Diaz Pens Book of Short Stories

Pultizer Prize Winner Junot Diaz Pens Book of Short Stories

After receiving the Pulitzer prize for his 2007 novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the author’s second book of short stories will arrive in stores this September according to his publisher, Riverhead. continue reading »