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October 2012 Archives

Penelope, Monica Cruz Working on L’Agent Lingerie Line for Agent Provocateur

Penelope, Monica Cruz Working on L’Agent Lingerie Line for Agent Provocateur

Penelope Cruz and her sister are teaming up to create a new line for London-based lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. The new line will be called ‘L’Agent’ and serves to bring new, lower continue reading »

1.4-Ton “Bread of the Dead” Made for Day of the Dead Celebration

1.4-Ton “Bread of the Dead” Made for Day of the Dead Celebration

A team of about 20 bakers prepared a 1.4-ton loaf of "Pan de Muerto" (Bread of the Dead) in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, making it the largest such delicacy in the country. Mexicans traditionally use the bread in the observation of the Day of the Dead rites on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Drunk Teen Runs Over, Kills Two Sleeping Homeless People

LATINO BLOTTER: Drunk Teen Runs Over, Kills Two Sleeping Homeless People

A Los Angeles teen has been booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for running over and killing two sleeping homeless people Sunday morning. Police believe 19-year-old Carmen Elena Chavez was drunk w continue reading »

Demi Lovato Sings National Anthem at World Series’ Game 4 (VIDEO)

Demi Lovato Sings National Anthem at World Series’ Game 4 (VIDEO)

X Factor judge Demi Lovato took a break from her judging duties this weekend to sing the National Anthem at Game 4 of the World Series. Before the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants took the diamond continue reading »

Pablo Sandoval Wins World Series MVP

Pablo Sandoval Wins World Series MVP

The San Francisco Giants capped off an amazing playoff run with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers last night to win their second World Series in three years. continue reading »

Latino Decisions:  8% of Latinos Have Already Voted, Election Enthusiasm Continues to Increase

Latino Decisions:  8% of Latinos Have Already Voted, Election Enthusiasm Continues to Increase

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll shows that Latinos are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote than ten weeks ago when the initial poll was fielded. Forty-five percent of Latino voters say they are more enthusiastic about voting in 2012 compared to 2008. That number is up from 37% from ten weeks ago continue reading »

Eastern Part of Cuba Battered by Hurricane Sandy, Preliminary Losses Set at $88 Million

Eastern Part of Cuba Battered by Hurricane Sandy, Preliminary Losses Set at $88 Million

Cuban President Raul Castro visited the central provinces of Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus, drenched by heavy rains brought by Hurricane Sandy, which caused considerable damage as it swept through the eastern part of the island, the official AIN news agency reported. "We can say we've had a big hurricane in the east and a small 'Flora' (the devastating 1964 hurricane) in the central part of the country," Castro said. "We didn't want to go to the east without first visiting the central provinces." On Saturday Castro visited the provinces of Villa Clara and Sancti Spiritus after presiding over a Council of Ministers meeting which analyzed, among other matters, the measures the government will adopt for repairing the damage from Hurricane Sandy, which crossed the eastern part of the island from south to north last Thursday. In Santiago, the second most populous province of the country with more than 1 million inhabitants, there have been reported in the housing sector alone more than 14,200 completely destroyed homes and more than 32,000 badly damaged, as well as crop losses, roadways blocked, power outages and loss of telephone service. The damage extends to other provinces of the region as well, including Holguin and Guantanamo. The government has not yet released an official estimate of the economic losses caused by the hurricane, but preliminary reports estimate that in Santiago de Cuba they amount to more than 2.12 billion pesos (more than $88 million). continue reading »

SF Giant’s Marco Scutaro Hit Single Gives Team World Series Sweep over Tigers

SF Giant’s Marco Scutaro Hit Single Gives Team World Series Sweep over Tigers

The San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the fourth game of the World Series, capturing their second title in three seasons. continue reading »

U.S. Northeast Awaits Ravages of Hurricane Sandy

U.S. Northeast Awaits Ravages of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is about 505 kilometers (some 310 miles) south-southeast of New York City and moving at 32 kph (about 20 mph) toward the northeastern United States, where it is expected to arrive late in the day on Monday. continue reading »

Missing Mexican Journalist Body May Have Been Found in Costa Rica

Missing Mexican Journalist Body May Have Been Found in Costa Rica

Investigators are trying to determine whether a body found last week in a vacant lot in San Jose is that of a Mexican journalist who disappeared in June, the press reported. continue reading »

Barcelona’s Messi Officially on Spain’s Top 10 Scoring List

Barcelona’s Messi Officially on Spain’s Top 10 Scoring List

Argentine superstar Leo Messi, who scored two goals in Barcelona's win Saturday night over Rayo Vallecano, is now 10th on the Spanish League's Top 10 list of scorers, tying former Seville player Juan Arza at 182 goals. continue reading »

Higher Death Toll in Last Week’s Supermarket Collapse in Argentina

Higher Death Toll in Last Week’s Supermarket Collapse in Argentina

The death toll from the collapse last week of the roof of a supermarket in the southwestern Argentine city of Neuquen has risen to seven, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Javier Bardem Regarded as One of the Best Bond Villains Ever

Javier Bardem Regarded as One of the Best Bond Villains Ever

Javier Bardem is being hailed by the British press for his performance in "Skyfall," the latest installment in the James Bond series, with critics saying the character played by the Spanish actor may be one of the best villains to ever take on 007. continue reading »

Wisconsin Researcher to Study Vaccination Decisions in Latino Community

Wisconsin Researcher to Study Vaccination Decisions in Latino Community

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a two-year, $440,000 award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research to investigate the decision-making processes between Latina girls and their mothers when it comes to obtaining the HPV vaccine. continue reading »

World Food Programme Wants You to Connect with Bolivian Students

World Food Programme Wants You to Connect with Bolivian Students

Providing nutritious meals in school is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways one can make a difference in the life of a child. But the World Food Programme (WFP) not asking you to donate here – they want to invite you to get to know some of the kids WFP is supporting at the Huarimarca School in Bolivia. continue reading »