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February 2012 Archives

LATINO BLOTTER: Soccer Coach Accused of Molesting 15-Yr-Old Player on His Team

LATINO BLOTTER: Soccer Coach Accused of Molesting 15-Yr-Old Player on His Team

Law enforcement in Los Angeles officials are now asking any additional victims or anyone with information about any sexual abuse at the hands of a soccer coach to come forward. continue reading »

Peru and Chile Worry Flooding Will Detonate Landmines on Roads

Peru and Chile Worry Flooding Will Detonate Landmines on Roads

Chilean and Peruvian officials are worrying about the recent heavy rainfall that is causing landmines to travel to more populated areas as they are being swept away by the water and mud caused by flooding rivers. continue reading »

Brave Second Grader Shot at Bronx Bodega Remembers His Manners (VIDEO)

Brave Second Grader Shot at Bronx Bodega Remembers His Manners (VIDEO)

Armando Bigo, a second grader, shot in the shoulder Tuesday evening while shopping with his mother at a nearby bodega somehow remembered his manners. continue reading »

Chávez Sends Fuel to Syria

Chávez Sends Fuel to Syria

The oil shipment has created an international stir. Yet, such controversy is nothing new for President Chávez. Just last month he supported Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amidst claims that Iran was producing dangerous nuclear weapons. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Another Los Angeles Teacher Accused of Sexual Miscoduct With Students

LATINO BLOTTER: Another Los Angeles Teacher Accused of Sexual Miscoduct With Students

Authorities are investigating allegations that a California teacher had sexual relationships with two students between 2008 and 2010. Wednesday night, Gabriella Cortez, 42, was continue reading »

U.S. Lawmakers Meet with Raul Castro in Cuba

U.S. Lawmakers Meet with Raul Castro in Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro met here with two members of a visiting delegation of U.S. lawmakers, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Deported Father Receives Good News in Battle to be Reunited with U.S. Citizen Children

Deported Father Receives Good News in Battle to be Reunited with U.S. Citizen Children

A father who was deported to Mexico has a little more hope now after thousands of people signed a petition to slow the court case that could conceivably keep him from his children. continue reading »

Vaccine Against Heroin Being Developed in Mexico

Vaccine Against Heroin Being Developed in Mexico

Tests of the medication on animals have achieved "significant advances related to the time in which the subjects remain immunized," the institute's head of epidemiological and psychosocial research, Dr. Maria Elena Medina-Mora, told a press conference here. continue reading »

Steven Tyler Strips and Moons at End of American Idol - J.Lo, Randy Jackson Horrified (VIDEO)

Steven Tyler Strips and Moons at End of American Idol - J.Lo, Randy Jackson Horrified (VIDEO)

As the credits rolled on Thursday night's American Idol, viewers were joined by judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson while watching third judge, Steven Tyler strips off his clothes and moon the cameras before jumping into the nearby pool. continue reading »

Narco Guerrero-Jimenez Sentenced for Distributing Coke via Self-Propelled Submarines

Narco Guerrero-Jimenez Sentenced for Distributing Coke via Self-Propelled Submarines

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces today that U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced Neiser Guerrero-Jimenez (33, Colombia, South America) to 235 months in federal prison continue reading »

New California Senate Committee to Review English Learner Programs

New California Senate Committee to Review English Learner Programs

A new California Senate committee will focus its efforts on how to improve the academic success of California’s 1.5 million English Learner students. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Chavez Heading to Cuba for Surgery

Venezuelan President Chavez Heading to Cuba for Surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday his impending departure for Cuba to undergo an operation for a lesion in the same part of his body where Cuban surgeons found and removed a cancerous tumor last June. continue reading »

Gov. Quinn’s Budget Includes Devastating Cuts for Illinois’ Latino Families

As Illinois' fiscal crisis continues to ravage the state--Illinois has $8 billion in unpaid bills--the fiscal year 2013 (FY13) budget proposed yesterday by Gov. Pat Quinn delivered a healthy dose of reality. continue reading »

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Police captured the last two prisoners still at large from a group of 17 who escaped last weekend from Challapalca prison in southern Peru, the Interior Ministry announced Thursday in a communique. continue reading »

Salma Hayek to Turn Gibran’s “Prophet” into Animated Film

Salma Hayek to Turn Gibran’s “Prophet” into Animated Film

Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek plans to make an animated film based on Lebanese author Khalil Gibran's novel "The Prophet," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday. The book, written in 1923, consists of 26 chapters devoted to topics such as love, marriage, childhood, joy, freedom, death and faith. continue reading »