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February 2012 Archives

Female Sinaloa Cartel Narco Member Arrested for Ordering Multiple Kllings

Female Sinaloa Cartel Narco Member Arrested for Ordering Multiple Kllings

A woman who confessed to ordering the killings of five people last month was among several Sinaloa drug cartel members arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California, state officials said. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Concert Inaugurates New $400 Million Mexico City Arena

Luis Miguel Concert Inaugurates New $400 Million Mexico City Arena

According to what businessmen Alberto Hinojosa and Guillermo Salinas Pliego said on Saturday, the venue is one of the largest of the so-called "arenas" in the Americas, which are designed for musical, theatrical and sports events. continue reading »

Hispanic Association Seeks Nominees for Its Hall of Champions

Hispanic Association Seeks Nominees for Its Hall of Champions

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announced that nominations for the HACU Hall of Champions will be accepted through Friday, April 13, 2012, 5:00 p.m. (CDT). continue reading »

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

Plane Crash in Brazil Kills State Legislator and Two Others

A state legislator and two other people died in a plane crash in the northern Brazilian state of Para, officials said. continue reading »

Dominican Singer-Songwriter Juan Luis Guerra Debuts New Christian Album

Dominican Singer-Songwriter Juan Luis Guerra Debuts New Christian Album

Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra next Tuesday will release his new album "Coleccion Cristiana" with 11 songs directed at the Christian market, his press office said. continue reading »

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombia Rounds Up Record Number of Narcos Wanted in U.S., 16 Planes & 10 Tons Cocaine Also Seized

Colombian authorities captured 34 suspected drug traffickers wanted in the United States, in the biggest roundup of criminals for extradition in the history of the country's war on drugs, police officials said Saturday. continue reading »

POLL:  55% of Americans Oppose Affirmative Action for College Admissions

POLL:  55% of Americans Oppose Affirmative Action for College Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court last week agreed to hear a case involving the use of race as a factor in college admissions. Most voters oppose the use of so-called affirmative action policies at colleges and universities and continue to believe those policies have not been successful despite being in place for 50 years. continue reading »

Mexicana Airlines Set to Return to the Skies

Mexicana Airlines Set to Return to the Skies

Mexican airline Mexicana de Aviacion, grounded since August 2010 while in bankruptcy proceedings, is set to return to the skies under new ownership. continue reading »

Venezuela’s 2012 Lent Campaign: A Country 100% Free of Violence

Venezuela’s 2012 Lent Campaign: A Country 100% Free of Violence

Lent is considered a suitable time for prayer, fellowship, sharing: this is why Caritas Venezuela presented its campaign "Compartir 2012" (Sharing) aimed at building peace. continue reading »

Amnesty International: Violence Against Disabled Protesters in Bolivia Must be Investigated

Amnesty International: Violence Against Disabled Protesters in Bolivia Must be Investigated

Bolivia’s authorities must initiate a prompt, full and independent investigation into reports that police used excessive force against people with disabilities during a demonstration in La Paz on Thursday, Amnesty International said. continue reading »

Watch Video:  Jorge Ramos Interviews Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Check out Univision's Jorge Ramos interview the sheriff as 'the face of racism and discrimination' to many Latinos. To that the shameless Sheriff assures Ramos that Latinos love him. Ramos assured him they don't and has polls and interviews to back that up. continue reading »

Illegally Exported Mayan Ceramic Artifacts Returned to Guatemala

Illegally Exported Mayan Ceramic Artifacts Returned to Guatemala

Eight artifacts that were illegally exported from Guatemala in two separate incidents were officially returned to the country at a repatriation ceremony Friday at the Guatemalan Embassy in Washington. continue reading »

Five-Day Sting Operation in Loiza, Puerto Rico Seizes Guns, Drugs with Multiple Arrests

Five-Day Sting Operation in Loiza, Puerto Rico Seizes Guns, Drugs with Multiple Arrests

The San Juan-based, multi-agency Border Enforcement Security Task Force arrested eight individuals and seized illegal guns and drugs during a five-day operation in the municipality of Loiza, Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Culturally Responsive Teaching Model to Expand in Chicago & Suburbs

Culturally Responsive Teaching Model to Expand in Chicago & Suburbs

Students’ academic achievement and social development grew from a curriculum that uses culture as the foundation for literacy and fine arts instruction—according to a three-year independent study conducted by nonprofit Changing Worlds and its research partner, Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research continue reading »

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Arizona’s Latinos and Immigrants

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Arizona’s Latinos and Immigrants

Since Arizona’s Republican-controlled legislature and governor passed the harsh anti-immigrant law S.B. 1070 in 2010, the state has been ground zero for the nation’s increasingly acrimonious immigration debate. The policies enacted in S.B. 1070 continue reading »