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February 2012 Archives

Brazilian Arrested for Posing as Jack Nicholson

Brazilian Arrested for Posing as Jack Nicholson

A man carrying a fake ID with U.S. actor Jack Nicholson's photograph on it was arrested when he tried to open a bank account in the Brazilian city of Recife, police said. continue reading »

Older Sister of Fidel and Raul Castro Dies in Cuba

Older Sister of Fidel and Raul Castro Dies in Cuba

Angela Castro Ruiz, the older sister of Fidel and Raul, died this Tuesday in Havana, Cuba at the age of 88 due to a deadly combination of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Receives Another Hurricane Irene Recovery Grant for $8.5 Million

Puerto Rico Receives Another Hurricane Irene Recovery Grant for $8.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an $8,563,333 National Emergency Grant increment to continue cleanup and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which struck Puerto Rico in August 2011. continue reading »

Limited Preschool Access Dims Success for Latino Children

Limited Preschool Access Dims Success for Latino Children

Gabriela Ramos had hardly knocked when four-year-old Fátima Martínez opened the front door of her family's home and ushered in her preschool instructor. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Secretary Napolitano Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica

UPDATE:  Secretary Napolitano Visit to El Salvador and Costa Rica

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano,traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador and San Jose, Costa Rica to meet with international counterparts continue reading »

Kris Kobach: If Elected, Romney Would Deport 5 Million Undocumented in 4 Years

The man seen as the "godfather" of the harsh immigration laws adopted by Arizona and Alabama is seeking the expulsion of at least five million undocumented immigrants over the continue reading »

Argentine Government Takes Over Train Operator After Deadly Crash

Argentine Government Takes Over Train Operator After Deadly Crash

The Argentine government announced on Tuesday the "temporary and preventive" takeover of commuter rail operator Trenes de Buenos Aires amid harsh criticism by relatives of the victims of the rail accident that left 50 commuters dead here last week. continue reading »

ALERT:  Armed Robbery of Fast Food Delivery Drivers

Businesses operating in the 008th District (Chicago Lawn) and 009th Districy (Deering) should be aware of recent armed robberies of fast food delivery drivers. Offenders place an "order" via a cell phone for food. continue reading »

President Hugo Chavez in “Good Physical Condition”

President Hugo Chavez in “Good Physical Condition”

President Hugo Chavez is in "good physical condition" after an operation in Cuba for a lesion in the same part of his body where Cuban surgeons removed a cancerous tumor last June, the Venezuelan government said Tuesday. continue reading »

ACLU Wants Court to Strike Down ALL of Fremont, Nebraska’s Immigration Law

ACLU Wants Court to Strike Down ALL of Fremont, Nebraska’s Immigration Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska announced Tuesday that it will appeal the decision of a federal judge to overturn only some parts of an anti-immigrant municipal ordinance adopted by the city of Fremont. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Sustainability-Focused Twitter Feed and Web Page

Continues Commitment to Promoting Sustainability For All Chicagoans. The Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that it would launch a new sustainability webpage and Twitter account, continue reading »

A Number of Young Latinos Running for State Office Positions in Colorado

A Number of Young Latinos Running for State Office Positions in Colorado

A group of young Colorado Hispanics in this year's elections will seek to win seats in the state legislature, thereby transforming the demographic growth of the Latino community into political power on the state level. continue reading »

Cuban Cigar Sales Up 9 Percent Internationally

Cuban Cigar Sales Up 9 Percent Internationally

International sales of luxurious Cuban cigars climbed 9 percent in 2011 with revenues of $401 million following an upturn in the market, executives of Habanos S.A. said Monday. continue reading »

Don Omar, Pitbull, lead Billboard Latin Nominations

Don Omar, Pitbull, lead Billboard Latin Nominations

Don Omar, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Mana, Romeo Santos and Shakira are the artists with the most nominations for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, the Telemundo network announced Tuesday on its morning show "Levantate." continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Goes to Police After Neighbor Tattoos Her Underage Daughter

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Goes to Police After Neighbor Tattoos Her Underage Daughter

A Texas teenager liked the iconic Sanrio character Hello Kitty so much that she had it tattooed on her body by an unlicensed, tattooing neighbor. Olga Losoya of Olmito, TX, the unidentified continue reading »