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November 2012 Archives

First Round of Peace Talks Between Colombia and Rebels End

First Round of Peace Talks Between Colombia and Rebels End

The first round of talks here between the Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels has ended with progress on mechanisms for incorporating civil society into the process, which is aimed at bringing an end to a decades-long armed conflict. continue reading »

Judy Gross Urges Obama to Get Husband Released From Cuban Prison

Judy Gross Urges Obama to Get Husband Released From Cuban Prison

Judy Gross, wife of the U.S. contractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba for subversion, urged President Barack Obama on Friday to give the case top priority and to take action to get her husband released by designating a special envoy. continue reading »

Immigrant Birth Rates Drop 14 Percent in Recent Years

Immigrant Birth Rates Drop 14 Percent in Recent Years

The U.S. birthrate in 2011 hit a historic low because of the economic crisis, which reduced reproduction among the immigrant population by 14 percent between 2007 and 2010. continue reading »

Tijuana Defeats Toluca 2-1, Takes Lead in Mexican Final

Tijuana Defeats Toluca 2-1, Takes Lead in Mexican Final

Tijuana defeated Toluca 2-1 on the strength of goals by Fidel Martinez and Pablo Aguilar, taking the lead in the final of the Mexican Apertura 2012 season with one match to play. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Graces Cover of GQ Mexico (VIDEO)

Eva Longoria Graces Cover of GQ Mexico (VIDEO)

Sexy Latina Eva Longoria is the cover model for the December issue of GQ Mexico. While she may be beautiful, the 37-year-old says she hopes people see he continue reading »

Sunken Treasure to Be Displayed in Spanish Museum

Sunken Treasure to Be Displayed in Spanish Museum

The treasure from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, brought up from the bottom of the sea by U.S. salvage firm Odyssey and recovered, after a hard-fought legal battle, by the Spanish state, will be displayed at the National Museum of Subacquatic Archaeology in the southeastern city of Cartagena on the Mediterranean coast. continue reading »

Swiss Passenger on Spanish Airline Stung by Scorpion on Plane

Swiss Passenger on Spanish Airline Stung by Scorpion on Plane

A scorpion stung a passenger on a flight from Costa Rica to Spain, which forced the sealing of the Iberia airlines Airbus 340 at Madrid's Barajas International Airport, a continue reading »

Oscar Nominated Actor Demian Bichir Films Series Focused on Border Zone

Oscar Nominated Actor Demian Bichir Films Series Focused on Border Zone

FX television and Shine America are in El Paso to film the pilot for a series about the reality of the border zone starring Mexican actor Demian Bichir, who was nominated for an Oscar for the film "A Better Life." continue reading »

Salma Hayek Options Memoir ‘The Boy Kings of Texas’

Salma Hayek Options Memoir ‘The Boy Kings of Texas’

Actress-producer Salma Hayek has reportedly optioned Domingo Martinez’s memoir The Boy Kings of Texas. The memoir, a National Book Award finalist inthe nonfiction category this year, tells Martinez’s continue reading »

Brazilian Mother Secretly Raises Daughter as Boy for Two Years

Brazilian Mother Secretly Raises Daughter as Boy for Two Years

It was recently revealed that a mother in Brazil raised her daughter as a boy for the first two years of her life. When the baby was born, the mother named her Samuel and even manag continue reading »

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

Deferred Action Immigrants Denied Driver’s Licenses in Arizona

A coalition of organizations on Thursday filed suit against the state of Arizona for denying driver's licenses to undocumented young people who have been given a reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Authorities Seize 15 Tons of Drugs in Honduras

Authorities Seize 15 Tons of Drugs in Honduras

Honduran authorities seized 15 tons of illegal drugs they discovered buried beneath a clandestine laboratory in the northern province of Yora, prosecutors said Thursday. continue reading »

Steve King: Democrats Will Win Over Hispanics By Giving Them ‘A Great Big Check’

Steve King: Democrats Will Win Over Hispanics By Giving Them ‘A Great Big Check’

Since President Obama’s re-election and Mitt Romney’s poor performance among Hispanic voters, a number of prominent conservative lawmakers and commentators have come out in favor of immigration reform. But Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appears to have not gotten the memo, if his first comments on immigration since the election are any indication. continue reading »

Iberia Airlines Employees Schedule Pre-Christmas Strikes

Iberia Airlines Employees Schedule Pre-Christmas Strikes

Unions representing employees of Spanish airline Iberia said Thursday they will go on strike for six days prior to the Christmas holidays. continue reading »

Fifth Woman Dies As A Result of Halloween Stampede in Spain

Fifth Woman Dies As A Result of Halloween Stampede in Spain

A 20-year-old woman injured in the human stampede at a giant Halloween party in the Spanish capital, died Thursday, medical sources told Efe. Maria Teresa Alonso, who died as a result of "severe brain damage," becomes the fifth fatality from the incident at the Madrid Arena. continue reading »