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October 2012 Archives

European Union Diplomat Victim of Rampant “Express Kidnapping” in Brazil’s Capital

European Union Diplomat Victim of Rampant “Express Kidnapping” in Brazil’s Capital

An Italian member of the European Union's diplomatic corps was the victim of an "express kidnapping" in Brasilia, a crime that has become commonplace in the Brazilian capital, police said Wednesday. continue reading »

STUDY:  U of I Study Examines Well-Being of Latino Immigrant Families in Rural Illinois

STUDY:  U of I Study Examines Well-Being of Latino Immigrant Families in Rural Illinois

The American dream is alive and well in Illinois’ rural communities among Latino immigrant families, who demonstrate considerable resilience in the face of multiple challenges, a new study indicates. continue reading »

Shakira Confirms She and Pique Will Welcome Baby Boy

Shakira Confirms She and Pique Will Welcome Baby Boy

Colombian singer Shakira said on German television network RTL that the baby she and soccer star Gerard Pique are expecting is a boy. continue reading »

Media Giant New York Times Defends Use of “Illegal Immigrant” Label

Media Giant New York Times Defends Use of “Illegal Immigrant” Label

The New York Times' public editor said Tuesday that she won't urge journalists at the daily to stop using the term "illegal immigrant" to refer to undocumented people living in the United States despite requests that the phrase be discarded as inaccurate and inflammatory. continue reading »

Romney Claims He Won’t Deport Undocumented Youth With Work Permits

Romney Claims He Won’t Deport Undocumented Youth With Work Permits

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised not to deport undocumented youths who have benefited from the Obama administration's Deferred Action program continue reading »

Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC to Begin October 15

Peace Talks Between Colombia and FARC to Begin October 15

Representatives of Colombia's FARC rebel group said that peace talks with the Andean nation's government will begin Oct. 15, a week later than originally announced. continue reading »

Mexican Pharmaceuticals to be More Readily Available in Chile

Mexican Pharmaceuticals to be More Readily Available in Chile

Mexico and Chile signed a cooperation agreement "to strengthen bilateral pharmaceutical policies," opening the way for vaccines and medicines registered in the North American country to be sold in the South American nation, the Mexican Health Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Announces Major Expansion of After-School, Summer Program Opportunities for Children

Expansion Leads to Opportunity for A Total of 13,000 Children Across the City and Increases 2013 Budget Investment in Children's Programs by An Additional $9 Million continue reading »

Video Evidence of Mexican Mayor Making Deal with Drug Traffickers (VIDEO)

Video Evidence of Mexican Mayor Making Deal with Drug Traffickers (VIDEO)

A video allegedly shows the new mayor of Teloloapan, a town in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, cutting a deal with the La Familia Michoacana dr continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Probation Officer Arrested While on Duty with 10 lbs of Pot

LATINO BLOTTER: Probation Officer Arrested While on Duty with 10 lbs of Pot

LATINO BLOTTER: Probation Officer Arrested While on Duty with 10 lbs of Pot - A state government employee is in federal custody after his arrest Wednesday on a drug charge. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's continue reading »

Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Set to Join ‘X Factor’ as Hosts

Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Set to Join ‘X Factor’ as Hosts

TMZ is reporting that dimpled-faced cutie, Mario Lopez, and Khloe Kardashian are on track to be the new hosts of FOX's singing competition show X Factor. According to TMZ, the "final. continue reading »

Check Out Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Other Women Rally to Get Out the Vote for Obama

Check Out Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Other Women Rally to Get Out the Vote for Obama

Check out Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and other women rally to get out the vote for President Barrack Obama. the video titled "Women's Voices - Join Women for Obama." continue reading »

Who Will be Crowned Brazil’s 2012 ‘Miss Bum Bum’?

Who Will be Crowned Brazil’s 2012 ‘Miss Bum Bum’?

In the second annual Miss Bum Bum competition, one woman from each Brazil's states, 27 contestants, competes to win the title of best bum in Brazil. continue reading »

Early Morning Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves One U.S. Agent Dead and Another Wounded

Early Morning Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves One U.S. Agent Dead and Another Wounded

One U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded Tuesday in a shootout with unknown gunmen near the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona's Cochise County. continue reading »

Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

A long-standing tradition of allowing inmates in Dominican prisons to purchase special amenities has come to an end. Prior to Friday, wealthy inmates had been able to purchase air conditio continue reading »