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October 2012 Archives

Mexico Investigating Link Between 3 Mining Companies, Los Zetas Cartel

Mexico Investigating Link Between 3 Mining Companies, Los Zetas Cartel

Mexican authorities are investigating three coal mining firms for their alleged links to drug traffickers, a Mexico City daily reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian Rapper “El Duke” Murdered in Medellin

Colombian Rapper “El Duke” Murdered in Medellin

Rapper Elider Varela, known as "El Duke," was murdered in the northwestern Colombian metropolis of Medellin, reminding people of the violence that continues to plague poor areas of many of the nation's cities, grassroots and cultural groups and local artists say. continue reading »

Mexico Restores Sixteenth Century Santo Domingo Convent

Mexico Restores Sixteenth Century Santo Domingo Convent

The old Santo Domingo Convent in San Cristobal de Las Casas, a city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, is being inaugurated on Wednesday after undergoing extensive restoration in one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH. continue reading »

New Date For Tree Lighting Ceremony

Prospect Heights Tree Picked to Serve as Chicago’s 99th Christmas Tree - The City of Chicago and UL are proud to present the 99th Annual Christmas Tree continue reading »

Massive Blackout Hits Venezuela

Massive Blackout Hits Venezuela

A large power outage on Wednesday affected two northwestern Venezuelan states, Electrical Energy Minister Hector Navarro said. The blackout, the cause of which is not yet known, "is a significant failure" that reduced by continue reading »

Minnesota Timberwolves Keep Ricky Rubio on for 2013-14 Season

Minnesota Timberwolves Keep Ricky Rubio on for 2013-14 Season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised an option on the contract of point guard Ricky Rubio, meaning the Spaniard will continue to play for the team through the end of the 2013-2014 season. continue reading »

President Calderon Inaugurates New Metro Line in Mexico City

President Calderon Inaugurates New Metro Line in Mexico City

The Mexican capital is operating a new 25.1-kilometer (15.5-mile) Metro line that cost nearly $1.7 billion and uses Spanish-made trains. continue reading »

Voting Not Open to Hispanic Veterans Fighting Deportations in Colorado

Voting Not Open to Hispanic Veterans Fighting Deportations in Colorado

Two Hispanic brothers in Colorado, both Vietnam War veterans, will not be able to vote in the upcoming election after they were dropped from the voter rolls due to official doubts about their citizenship, one of them, Jesus Valenzuela, told Efe on Wednesday. continue reading »

Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenburg Team Up to Create “Wind Map”

Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenburg Team Up to Create “Wind Map”

Described as a "living portrait of the wind currents over the U.S.," Wind Map is a project between artists Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg using data from the National Digital Forecast Database. continue reading »

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

Victor Cruz Close to Extending His Contract with NY Giants

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz says he is on track to signing a contract extension with the reigning Super Bowl champions. "From what I hear, they've just agreed on the structure right now," the 25-year-old Cruz, whose mother is Puerto Rican, told WFAN radio on Tuesday. continue reading »

Juarez Police Charged with Sexual Assault Against Men in Custody

Juarez Police Charged with Sexual Assault Against Men in Custody

Police officers in Mexico's border town of Juarez have been charged with sexually assaulting two men in their custody. According to the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office, four officers working in Juarez continue reading »

Eva Longoria’s Matchmaking Series “Ready for Love” Gets Premiere Date

Eva Longoria’s Matchmaking Series “Ready for Love” Gets Premiere Date

Actress-turned-producer Eva Longoria's matchmaking reality show "Ready for Love". The show follows matchmakers as they scour the country to fi continue reading »

First-Time Mom: Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Age 61

First-Time Mom: Brazilian Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Age 61

At 61, a Brazilian woman recently became a mother for the first time to not just one, but two children. Last week, Antonia Leticia Rovati Asti gave birth to twins So continue reading »

US Border Prepares for Mexican Ghosts, Witches and Princesses as They Come Over to Trick and Treat

US Border Prepares for Mexican Ghosts, Witches and Princesses as They Come Over to Trick and Treat

Customs inspectors on the U.S. southern border are preparing for Halloween night, when - by tradition - there will be an increase in vehicular traffic to ferry witches, mummies, princesses and other characters across the U.S. border to cities such as El Paso. continue reading »

Ray Villafane: The Amazing Pumpkin Carver

Ray Villafane: The Amazing Pumpkin Carver

A special "Thank you" to Bored Panda for once again compiling the work of American sculptor Ray Villafane just in time for Halloween. Former art teacher Villafane began his ama continue reading »