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October 2012 Archives

Singer Larry Hernandez’s Reality Show to Air October 7 on mun2

Singer Larry Hernandez’s Reality Show to Air October 7 on mun2

Popular singer Larry Hernandez will expose his daily life to the public on "Larrymania," a 10-episode reality show that will begin airing on Oct. 7 on the cable channel mun2. continue reading »

Police Arrest Man in Connection With Murder of Mexican Tourist in Croatia

Police Arrest Man in Connection With Murder of Mexican Tourist in Croatia

A Croatian man was arrested in connection with the murder of Mexican tourist Selena Margarit Graciano Macedo at a park in Split in August, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Santos Enters Hospital For Cancer Surgery

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a Bogota university hospital Wednesday morning to undergo surgery for prostate cancer. continue reading »

Thousands of Students Take to the Streets of Mexico City on Anniversary of 1968 Massacre

Thousands of Students Take to the Streets of Mexico City on Anniversary of 1968 Massacre

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Mexico's capital to mark the passage of 44 years since the October 1968 massacre of student protesters, an anniversary that took on new significance this year with the re-emergence of young people as a force in public life. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel To Replace Entire Board of Ethics

Seven New Nominees Include Two Former Judges, Respected Attorney and Community Leaders - Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the replacement of the entire Board of Ethics, an continue reading »

Honda Considering Moving Fit Production to Mexico

Honda Considering Moving Fit Production to Mexico

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. is studying the possibility of moving production of its Fit model destined for the U.S. market from its plant in Japan to Mexico in 2014, the Nikkei business daily reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Awarded Mexico’s Top Fine Arts Medal

The Mexican government announced Tuesday that it had awarded the country's Fine Arts Medal to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has been living in Mexico since the 1970s. continue reading »

Cuban Ophthalmologist Overcame Personal Struggles to Become a Leading Doctor

Cuban Ophthalmologist Overcame Personal Struggles to Become a Leading Doctor

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a young surgeon specializing in correcting eyesight problems with laser surgery, and who has made several trips to Central America to donate his time, skill and technology to the poorest communities. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Hours Before Man Confesses to Killing Ex he Tells ‘Dr. Phil’ he Did Not

LATINO BLOTTER: Hours Before Man Confesses to Killing Ex he Tells ‘Dr. Phil’ he Did Not

Just days after he taped an interview for the “Dr. Phil” show, Mark Augustin Castellano of Texas confessed to killing his ex-girlfriend. In the interview with the show’s host, Phil Mcgraw, Castellano, 37, continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Drunk Man on Bicycle Hits Patrol Car

LATINO BLOTTER: Drunk Man on Bicycle Hits Patrol Car

A 32-year-old Oregon man allegedly drunk and riding a bicycle ran into some trouble last week, literally. On Thursday, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says Donald Juan Muñoz continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and Higher Education

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and Higher Education

Today, Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States. They represent 1 out of every 6 people in the country and have an estimated annual buying power that exceeds $1 trillion. It is also expected that one in four children enrolled in K-12 public schools will be Latino by 2020. While these numbers are projected to increase substantially in the years ahead, they are expected to fall short in one critical area—the number of Latino college graduates. continue reading »

Shakira Says Baby Boy Will Go on Charity Trips to Learn he Can “Change the World”

Shakira Says Baby Boy Will Go on Charity Trips to Learn he Can “Change the World”

“He shall learn that he is able to change the world.” Shakira, 35, recently spoke with RTL and shared that her child with Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, 25, will be a boy. continue reading »

2012 MacArthur Fellows Include Junot Diaz and Natalia Almada

2012 MacArthur Fellows Include Junot Diaz and Natalia Almada

On Monday, the MacArthur Foundation named the 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2012, and among them were Natalia Almada of Mexico City and Junot Diaz of Cambridge, Mass. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Florida Woman Facing Charges After Riding Manatee

LATINO BLOTTER: Florida Woman Facing Charges After Riding Manatee

Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez is in big trouble after she harassed a marine mammal at Fort DeSoto Park on Sunday. Witnesses caught Gutierrez, 52, not only pestering a manatee, but actually climbing on top of one and riding it around for awhile. continue reading »

“Three’s a Charm”- Bruno Mars Announced as a Performer at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

“Three’s a Charm”- Bruno Mars Announced as a Performer at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Tuesday, Victoria’s Secret announced on their Facebook page the performers for this year’s Angels fashion show and Bruno Mars will have the models strutting to the his beats. continue reading »