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October 2012 Archives

Heading to a Quiceañera, Girl Falls Out of Party Bus Window, Dies

Heading to a Quiceañera, Girl Falls Out of Party Bus Window, Dies

Angie Hernandez was celebrating her cousin's 15th birthday on a party bus rented for the quinceañera in Portland, Oregon Saturday night when she fell out of the vehicle and died. continue reading »

Mexico Receives $1.9 billion in Remittances in August, 11.6% Decrease from Same Time Last Year

Mexico Receives $1.9 billion in Remittances in August, 11.6% Decrease from Same Time Last Year

Mexico received in August nearly $1.9 billion in remittances, representing an 11.6 percent drop compared with the same month in 2011, the country's central bank said Monday. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Has Prostate Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Has Prostate Cancer

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has prostate cancer and will be operated on Wednesday, two weeks before the beginning of peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 91% of Those Over 60 Are Without Income

HONDURAS: 91% of Those Over 60 Are Without Income

Ninety-one percent of Honduras' 700,000 residents over the age of 60 have no income, the National Association of Elderly Adults, or ANAM, said Monday. continue reading »

Report: By 2050, 25% of Latin America’s Population Will be Made up of People Over 60

Report: By 2050, 25% of Latin America’s Population Will be Made up of People Over 60

The populations of Latin America and the Caribbean are aging faster than those of developed countries and a fourth of the region's population will be over 60 by 2005, according to a report published Monday by the United Nations Population Fund. continue reading »

NY QB Mark Sanchez Struggles in Humiliating Loss

NY QB Mark Sanchez Struggles in Humiliating Loss

The quarterback controversy in New York got a little more interesting on Sunday. continue reading »

Henry Cervantes Promotes Message of Peaces to Chicago Students

Amid the violence in low-income Chicago neighborhoods such as Little Village/La Villita, a Latino is teaching young people in several Catholic schools to be the bearers of a message of peace. continue reading »

PEW: Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged Whites & Blacks

PEW: Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged Whites & Blacks

A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. continue reading »

Chile Hooligan Shooting Leaves One Dead

Chile Hooligan Shooting Leaves One Dead

One man was killed and another badly wounded in a shooting attributed by Chilean police to a feud between rival factions of hardcore fans of the Colo Colo soccer club. continue reading »

Gulf Cartel Boss Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking after 2 Hours of Jury Deliberations

Gulf Cartel Boss Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking after 2 Hours of Jury Deliberations

Juan Roberto Rincon-Rincon, a high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, has been convicted on all counts as charged in a large drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Gabriel Estevez, 3, Falls From 4th-Floor Window of Bronx Apartment

TRAGEDY: Gabriel Estevez, 3, Falls From 4th-Floor Window of Bronx Apartment

A tragic accident on Saturday has left a New York family missing 3-year-old Gabriel Estevez. The Bronx family is grieving after the loss of little Gabriel who fell from the window of fourth-floor apartment. continue reading »

“Crucifixion of Neymar” Magainze Cover Blasted by Brazil’s Bishops

“Crucifixion of Neymar” Magainze Cover Blasted by Brazil’s Bishops

The controversial photo montage in the Brazilian sports magazine “Placar” of Neymar, a rising star of Brazilian football, has been labeled “shameful and disgraceful” ,according to the Agenzia Fides, by the Bishops of Brazil. continue reading »

“Vote4Stuff” - Selena Gomez, Benicio Del Toro Join Hollywood Stars in New Voter PSA (VIDEO)

“Vote4Stuff” - Selena Gomez, Benicio Del Toro Join Hollywood Stars in New Voter PSA (VIDEO)

Benicio Del Toro and Selena Gomez are just some of the celebrities urging Americans to vote. The two Latino stars are joined by Ellen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Edward Norton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron, continue reading »

Paris Hilton’s Boyfriend, Spanish Model River Viiperi, Arrested for Battery

Paris Hilton’s Boyfriend, Spanish Model River Viiperi, Arrested for Battery

Matching mugshots for the mantel? Paris Hilton’s latest beau, Spanish model River Viiperi, was arrested Monday morning for allegedly punching someone at a Las Vegas club. continue reading »

Brazilian Beauty Pageant Contestant has Boyfriend Kill Competitor

Brazilian Beauty Pageant Contestant has Boyfriend Kill Competitor

A Brazilian beauty pageant contestant has reportedly confessed to hiring her boyfriend to kill a competitor who won the southeast Brazil contest and a role in a music video. continue reading »