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February 2012 Archives

Argentina Investing $300 Million to Improve Roads

Argentina Investing $300 Million to Improve Roads

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $300 million loan to finance the expansion, rehabilitation and improvement of roads in Argentina. continue reading »

$22.73 Billion Sent in Remittances to Mexico in 2011

$22.73 Billion Sent in Remittances to Mexico in 2011

Remittances sent by Mexicans living abroad rose 6.86 percent to $22.73 billion in 2011, the Bank of Mexico said. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Announces A Combined Tourism Organization to Attract 50 Million Visitors to Chicago

Streamlined Organization will Save $1.3 Million that will be Reinvested in National and International Marketing Campaigns to Draw Visitors. Mayor Emanuel today launched a new tourism organization for the city of Chicago continue reading »

Troubled Mexican Airline Could Once Again Begin Operations as Early as March

Troubled Mexican Airline Could Once Again Begin Operations as Early as March

The judge presiding over Mexicana de Aviacion's bankruptcy proceedings said a consortium has deposited $300 million to recapitalize the Mexican airline, which could return to the skies next month. continue reading »

Thousands Demand Food, Jobs in Mexico City

Thousands Demand Food, Jobs in Mexico City

Thousands of peasants, workers, university students and unemployed people took to the streets of Mexico City to demand that the government provide more resources to farmers, guarantee the provision of food and boost job creation. The protesters also called for economic and political changes to improve Mexicans' lives, as well as for action to fight crime. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Tons of Border Trash Attributed to Illegal Immigration in Arizona

Nearly 5,000 Tons of Border Trash Attributed to Illegal Immigration in Arizona

More than 10,000 pounds of border trash were collected by 123 volunteers during the Saturday, Jan. 28 cleanup event on the Santa Cruz River north of Nogales in Rio Rico, Arizona continue reading »

Adoption Battle Over 5-Year Old Boy Pits Missouri Couple Vs. Illegal Immigrant

Adoption Battle Over 5-Year Old Boy Pits Missouri Couple Vs. Illegal Immigrant

A tug-of-war over a five-year-old boy is at the center of a national debate over parental rights and immigration, and a sign of what critics say is a growing trend in which immigrants are being deemed unfit parents because they crossed the border illegally. Seth and Melinda Moser of Carthage, Missouri say the boy they call Jamison is their son, and that returning him to his birth mother after five years will cause him untold harm. continue reading »

No Theater Release For Mel Gibson’s ‘Get the Gringo’ - Film Being Released on DirecTV

No Theater Release For Mel Gibson’s ‘Get the Gringo’ - Film Being Released on DirecTV

Deadline New York is reporting that Mel Gibson’s Film Get the Gringo will not appear in theaters and will head straight to DVD after being premiered exclusively on DirecTV. continue reading »

American Ferrera Speaks Up For Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen Foundation Cuts Funds

American Ferrera Speaks Up For Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen Foundation Cuts Funds

Actress America Ferrera recently spoke a luncheon for Planned Parenthood, in which she said she happy to be a part of an organization devoted to women’s health. “I think that women’s health is an issue that is close continue reading »

Mitt Romney’s Latino Victory in Florida Has a Decidedly Cuban Feel to It

Mitt Romney’s Latino Victory in Florida Has a Decidedly Cuban Feel to It

Yesterday, Mitt Romney won a decisive primary victory in Florida over Newt Gingrich thanks in part to garnering an overwhelming majority of the Latino vote. continue reading »

Environmentally Friendly Tortillas Coming to Mexico

Environmentally Friendly Tortillas Coming to Mexico

Researchers have developed "environmentally friendly tortillas" that are more nutritious, help prevent osteoporosis, slow the aging process and help fight obesity continue reading »

St. Jude Hospital Researchers Find Hispanic Children at Greater Risk for Leukemia

St. Jude Hospital Researchers Find Hispanic Children at Greater Risk for Leukemia

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics. continue reading »

Argentina Calls Prince William a “Conquistador” as he Arrives in Falklands with Royal Air Force

Argentina Calls Prince William a “Conquistador” as he Arrives in Falklands with Royal Air Force

Helicopter pilot Prince William is in the Falklands with the Royal Air Force for a six-week military mission and Argentina, not appreciating the RAF’s presence, has taken to calling the newly wed prince a “conquistador." continue reading »

WATCH Music Video Premiere of Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars in ‘Mirror’

WATCH Music Video Premiere of Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars in ‘Mirror’

Watch the music video premiere of Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars in ‘Mirror’. continue reading »

Ricky Rubio v. Kobe Bryant on Who Will Win London’s Gold (VIDEO)

Ricky Rubio v. Kobe Bryant on Who Will Win London’s Gold (VIDEO)

Ricky Rubio, although just a rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves, demonstrated confidence not only in his own basketball abilities but also in that of his home country, Spain. continue reading »