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October 2012 Archives

Spanish Writer Fernando Diaz-Plaja, 94, Dies in Uruguay

Spanish Writer Fernando Diaz-Plaja, 94, Dies in Uruguay

Spanish writer and historian Fernando Diaz-Plaja died Wednesday of pneumonia in Uruguay, where he had lived for the past decade, doctors told Efe. He was 94. continue reading »

Mexico Offers Solidarity and Support for Communities Hit by Hurricane Sandy

Mexico Offers Solidarity and Support for Communities Hit by Hurricane Sandy

The Mexican government expressed its solidarity with all the communities hammered by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and said it was offering "consular protection to all the Mexicans who require it." continue reading »

Killer of Journalist Regina Martinez Arrested, She was Beaten & Strangled at Home

Killer of Journalist Regina Martinez Arrested, She was Beaten & Strangled at Home

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Regina Martinez last April in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Hurricane Sandy’s Death Toll Rises to 46 in U.S.

Hurricane Sandy’s Death Toll Rises to 46 in U.S.

Hurricane Sandy killed at least 30 people and left 8 million without electricity on the East Coast of the United States, while risk analysts said Tuesday that damage from the "super storm" could run as high as $20 billion. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Faces Murder Trial for Death of 4-Year-Old

LATINO BLOTTER: Puerto Rican Mother Faces Murder Trial for Death of 4-Year-Old

A mother faces prosecution on charges of murder and intentional mistreatment for letting her 4-year-old son die of malnutrition, Puerto Rico's Justice Department said Tuesday. continue reading »

Pemex Up $2.45 Billion Since Beginning of 2012

Pemex Up $2.45 Billion Since Beginning of 2012

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it posted a net profit of 31.9 billion pesos (about $2.45 billion) in the first nine months of this year, marking a turnaround from the loss posted in the same period in 2011. continue reading »

Michael Phelps Teaches Young Brazilians to Swim in Rio

Michael Phelps Teaches Young Brazilians to Swim in Rio

U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps gave a swimming class Tuesday to Brazilian tots and teens in a rough Rio de Janeiro neighborhood that until two years ago was occupied by drug-trafficking gangs. continue reading »

Juan Rivera Jr. Sues After Being Wrongfully Convicted for 20 Years

Juan Rivera Jr., who spent almost 20 years in an Illinois prison for a murder he did not commit, filed suit on Tuesday against Lake County and several individual officials. continue reading »

Halloween Brings Ghosts, Zombies, & Vampires to Spain

Halloween Brings Ghosts, Zombies, & Vampires to Spain

Halloween, an Anglo tradition, is becoming more and more popular in Spain, as seen by the growing number of activities and sales of articles for its celebration.Businesses are jumping on the Halloween bandwagon, promoting "terror" with a wide choice of products. continue reading »

Tape Reveals Former Colombian VP Met with Militia Chiefs

Tape Reveals Former Colombian VP Met with Militia Chiefs

Francisco Santos, who was Colombia's vice president from 2002-2010, met with leaders of the AUC rightist militia federation on three occasions in the 1990s, paramilitary chiefs are heard to say in an audio broadcast Tuesday by Caracol Radio. continue reading »

Texas Judge Calls Defendant Maricelda Marie Aguilar “Worthless” Storms from Courtroom

Texas Judge Calls Defendant Maricelda Marie Aguilar “Worthless” Storms from Courtroom

Defendant Maricelda Marie Aguilar was not Texas Judge Lonnie Cox’s favorite person, but his recent outburst left many stunned. At an October 5th hearing, District Judge Cox learned that 22-year-old continue reading »

Bolivian Radio Presenter Fernando Vidal Set On Fire While on the Air

Bolivian Radio Presenter Fernando Vidal Set On Fire While on the Air

Anyone listening to radio presenter Fernando Vidal on Bolivia’s Radio Popular station on Monday may have heard the gruesome attack against him. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Pours Rum into 2-Month-Old’s Feeding Tube at Hospital

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Pours Rum into 2-Month-Old’s Feeding Tube at Hospital

Just days before a two-month-old Lucas Ruiz was scheduled for surgery he began having seizures and police believe his own father is to blame. On October 16, the son of Cesar Ruiz, 19, and Erika Wigstrom was ad continue reading »

Man Has Leg Amputated, Sues New York Church After Crucifix Falls on Him

Man Has Leg Amputated, Sues New York Church After Crucifix Falls on Him

After a crucifix fell and caused him serious injury, a New York man is suing the church at which he worshipped. When David Jimenez’s wife, Delia, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer he went to Ne continue reading »

PHOTOS from Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast

Satellite view of Sandy on October 29 at 8:15 a.m. - "7PM Plymouth St & lower park areas flooded, water now breaching carousel," - doorsixteen on Instagram continue reading »