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October 2012 Archives

Director Robert Rodriguez Nominates Hugo Fernandez for AMD’s Visionary Young Directors Award

Director Robert Rodriguez Nominates Hugo Fernandez for AMD’s Visionary Young Directors Award

When the Census in 2010 demonstrated the Latino population grew four times more than any other group, subsequently becoming the 2nd largest group amassing an estimated 50 million in the United States, Latino demographic became a paramount focus for the entertainment industry. continue reading »

MundoFOX Star, PETA Screen Spanish-Language Video Exposé of the Meat Industry to Students

MundoFOX Star, PETA Screen Spanish-Language Video Exposé of the Meat Industry to Students

In anticipation of the launch of PETA's new website, PETALatino.com, in December, the organization has teamed up with renowned television host Marco Antonio Regil to release a Spanish version of PETA's video "Glass Walls"—which takes its name from Paul McCartney's famous quote, "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian." continue reading »

Celebrate the Day of the Dead With This Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Celebrate the Day of the Dead With This Chocolate Mousse Recipe

The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) is a traditional Mexican celebration in which families celebrate and remember their loved ones who have passed away. Unlike other cultures, Mexican families come together and prepare their loved ones favorite dishes. V&V Supremo shares recipes for you to celebrate a la Mexicana! continue reading »

Sincere Belief in Economic Relief with Sebastian and Iago

Sincere Belief in Economic Relief with Sebastian and Iago

Independence was a running theme in my household when I was younger. There was no such as privacy when I was growing up. Telephone calls were measured because they somehow affected the electric bill. At that point, we lived in a two bedroom house. My uncle slept in one room and my parents and sister slept in the other room. I felt the need for independence, so I slept in the living room on a mattress I brought out every night from underneath my parents’ bed. I did not mind except that my dad would wake me up to show me how early he had to be up. continue reading »

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison

A total of 967 inmates sentenced to prison terms for federal crimes were moved to Penitentiary 12 in Ocampo, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

No Fast-Track for Controversial Labor Bill in Mexico

No Fast-Track for Controversial Labor Bill in Mexico

A Mexican labor overhaul bill will not be fast-tracked through the lower house on the second go-around, but it is not "frozen" and will be handled like a standard piece of legislation, a lawmaker said. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed confidence that 2013 will be a better year and that the economic crisis can begin to be overcome in the near future. Rajoy sounded that optimistic note Saturday at the close of a two-day meeting here of the ruling Popular Party. continue reading »

2 Die, 21 Injured during Riot at Marketplace Between Police, Criminals and Vendors in Peru

2 Die, 21 Injured during Riot at Marketplace Between Police, Criminals and Vendors in Peru

Two people were killed Saturday during a new police intervention in a Lima marketplace, where last Thursday clashes between police, criminals and wholesalers left another two people dead, the director of the Dos de Mayo Hospital, Jose Roca, said. continue reading »

Southeastern Mexico Shaken by 5.0 Earthquake

Southeastern Mexico Shaken by 5.0 Earthquake

A magnitude-5 earthquake shook the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas early Saturday, but without leaving any victims or material damage, the National Seismological Service said. continue reading »

Inmate Stabbed to Death by 7 Others at Dominican Juvenile Detention Center

Inmate Stabbed to Death by 7 Others at Dominican Juvenile Detention Center

An inmate was killed Saturday by a group of convicts and another four were were slightly injured by guards during an incident at a youth prison in the southern Dominican city of San Cristobal, according to officials. continue reading »

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Three Mexican movies by directors Luis Mandoki, Kenya Marquez and Everaldo Gonzalez were awarded prizes Saturday by the jury of Valladolid's 57th International Film Week, or Seminci. continue reading »

Leon Beats Jaguares 4-1 in Mexican soccer

Leon Beats Jaguares 4-1 in Mexican soccer

Colombian Hernan Dario Burbano scored a goal and assisted on another to lead Leon to a 4-1 victory over Jaguares de Chiapas in late-season play in the Mexican soccer league. continue reading »

Cuba Has Performed 20 Sex-Change Operations for Transexuals

Cuba Has Performed 20 Sex-Change Operations for Transexuals

The number of Cuban transsexuals who have had sex-change surgery has risen to 20, according to figures released by Mariela Castro, director of the National Center for Sex Education, or Cenesex. continue reading »

Celebrate the Day of the Dead With This Mushroom Quesadillas Recipe

Celebrate the Day of the Dead With This Mushroom Quesadillas Recipe

The Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) is a traditional Mexican celebration in which families celebrate and remember their loved ones who have passed away. Unlike other cultures, Mexican families come together and prepare their loved ones favorite dishes. V&V Supremo shares recipes for you to celebrate a la Mexicana! continue reading »

Parents Can Check Sex Offender Registry to Plan Safe Halloween Routes

Parents Can Check Sex Offender Registry to Plan Safe Halloween Routes

As Halloween approaches, Attorney General Lisa Madigan today reminded families to “know their neighborhood” and check the online sex offender registry when planning their trick-or-treat routes. continue reading »