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November 2012 Archives

Majority of Brazilians Working in Formal Employment

Majority of Brazilians Working in Formal Employment

The proportion of working Brazilians with employment contracts increased from 45.3 percent in 2001 to 56 percent last year, the IBGE statistics agency said Wednesday. continue reading »

Overcrowding to Blame For Halloween Stampede

Overcrowding to Blame For Halloween Stampede

The crowd at the Madrid Arena was 58 percent larger than the facility's legal capacity during the Halloween party that ended in tragedy with the deaths of four young women who were crushed in a human stampede. continue reading »

Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who guided Brazil to its most recent World Cup title, is returning as manager of the national soccer team, Brazilian media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Chicago’s Mezcalina Restaurant Named One of 23 “Authentic Mexican Restaurants” by MX Gov’t

Mezcalina Restaurant in Chicago was officially awarded by Mexican government as one of 23 “Authentic Mexican Restaurants” - In addition, its Master Chef Dudley Nieto was awarded for his contributions to promoting authentic Mexican gastronomy continue reading »

Spainish King Juan Carlos Will be in Hospital for “A Few More Days”

Spainish King Juan Carlos Will be in Hospital for “A Few More Days”

Spain's King Juan Carlos is "in optimum condition" to be discharged after a hip replacement, but his medical team has convinced him to remain in the hospital for "a few more days" to carry out the next phase of his rehabilitation. continue reading »

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that Colombia has pulled out of a pact recognizing the International Court of Justice's jurisdiction over its territorial disputes, a step taken in the wake of this month's world-court decision setting new maritime borders with Nicaragua. continue reading »

‘The Voice’ Season 3: Bad News for Team Xtina, Good News for Melanie Martinez

‘The Voice’ Season 3: Bad News for Team Xtina, Good News for Melanie Martinez

Tuesday night's elimination dealt Team Xtina, Christina Aguilera's team, a fatal blow. With just 8 singers remaining, just one of them was on Team Xtina.Though Monday night, Christina was confident fi continue reading »

Cuba Denies Alan Gross is Suffering from Cancerous Lesions

Cuba Denies Alan Gross is Suffering from Cancerous Lesions

The Cuban government said Wednesday that a biopsy established that U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence here for subversion, does not have any cancerous lesions. continue reading »

Shakira Shows Off Babybump on Twitter/Instagram

Shakira Shows Off Babybump on Twitter/Instagram

Colombian superstar and momma-to-be, Shakira, showed off her ever-growing baby bump on Tuesday. After posting the photo on Instagram, Shakira tweeted the photo, saying: continue reading »

Sammy Sosa Among 24 Newcomers to Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Sammy Sosa Among 24 Newcomers to Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Barry Bonds are among the newcomers to the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Outfielder Sammy Sosa, the NL MVP in 1998, and two former Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award winners continue reading »

Juanes To Finish 2012 Tour Schedule in Colombia

Juanes To Finish 2012 Tour Schedule in Colombia

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes on Tuesday will offer the first concert in his homeland of his "Unplugged" tour, which will take him to six other cities in the Andean nation, including his native Medellin. continue reading »

15 Meownutes of Fame: Cat Interrupts Univision Weather Report (VIDEO)

15 Meownutes of Fame: Cat Interrupts Univision Weather Report (VIDEO)

A Univision meteorologist had a visitor stop by during his weather report recently. During Univision Chief Meteorologist Eduardo Rodriquez’s weather report this week when a cat wandered in fron continue reading »

Brazilian Variety Show, ‘Programa Silvio Santos’, Pulls Horrifying Elevator Prank (VIDEO)

Brazilian Variety Show, ‘Programa Silvio Santos’, Pulls Horrifying Elevator Prank (VIDEO)

Most people love a good prank every now and then, but one Brazilian prank show may have taken things a bit too far. Check out this horrifying prank, "Menina Fantasma no Elevador" continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Boy, 6, Killed When Bus Crashes Into Long Island Home

TRAGEDY: Boy, 6, Killed When Bus Crashes Into Long Island Home

A young New York boy is dead after a bus crashed into his bedroom Tuesday night. The bus, part of the Nassau Inter County Express, was traveling in Long Island’s Hempstead neighb continue reading »

Argentine Researchers Discover Large Penguin Fossil, Measuring More than 6 Ft Tall

Argentine Researchers Discover Large Penguin Fossil, Measuring More than 6 Ft Tall

Argentine paleontologists associated with the country’s Natural Sciences Museum of La Plata have made a key discovery in Antarctica. continue reading »