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November 2012 Archives

Colombian Soliders Killed in FARC Minefield Near Ecuador Border

Colombian Soliders Killed in FARC Minefield Near Ecuador Border

Two Colombian soldiers died and another four were wounded after setting foot in a minefield installed by FARC guerrillas operating in the southwestern province of Nariño bordering on Ecuador, army officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Arrested in Argentina Denies Being Drug Lord

Colombian Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño has denied in statements to Argentine authorities any drug-trafficking ties and said he had been living a "normal life" in a residential area outside Buenos Aires, where he was arrested this week. continue reading »

Obama Promises Necessary Aid to Hurricane Sandy’s Victims

Obama Promises Necessary Aid to Hurricane Sandy’s Victims

U.S. President Barack Obama guaranteed Saturday all necessary aid to states hit by Hurricane Sandy, which left at least 100 dead and widespread damage on the East Coast. continue reading »

Alfaguara to Publish Carlos Fuentes’s Novel Posthumously

Alfaguara to Publish Carlos Fuentes’s Novel Posthumously

A novel by late Mexican author Carlos Fuentes, in which he invents a dialogue with the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, is to be posthumously published by Alfaguara. continue reading »

ICE Arrests 11 Sex Offenders, Criminal Aliens in Central Florida

ICE Arrests 11 Sex Offenders, Criminal Aliens in Central Florida

Eleven convicted alien sex offenders and other criminal aliens were arrested as part of a four-day operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Jr., Charisse Verhaert Marry in Private Ceremony

Julio Iglesias Jr., Charisse Verhaert Marry in Private Ceremony

After a seven-year engagement, the second child of Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler, Julio Iglesias Jr. and the model Charisse Verhaert said "I do" to one another at the El Rincon estate. continue reading »

Don’t Forget To Set Your Clocks Back Sunday Morning

Don’t Forget To Set Your Clocks Back Sunday Morning

Remember to turn back your clock one hour on Sunday, November 4. When we turn back our clocks to Standard Time it will be darker earlier. If you drive to work early in the morning, be mindful that more school children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops when it is still dark. Keep an eye out for them while driving. Remind your kids about these safety tips continue reading »

PEW STUDY: Latinos Express Growing Confidence In Personal Finances, Nation’s Direction

PEW STUDY: Latinos Express Growing Confidence In Personal Finances, Nation’s Direction

Hispanics have grown more satisfied with the nation's direction and more confident in their finances since 2011, according to a new survey from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

Another Teen Dies After Halloween Stampede in Madrid

Another Teen Dies After Halloween Stampede in Madrid

A 17-year-old girl, who was admitted to hospital in critical condition after being crushed at a giant Halloween party in the Spanish capital, died Saturday, authorities at the medical center said. continue reading »

USCIS Publishes New Petition for Alien Worker Forms

USCIS Publishes New Petition for Alien Worker Forms

A new Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, is now available. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) changed the format to improve intake processing and added Adobe fillable format features to make it easier for you to complete the form. continue reading »

6 Die Partaking in Holy Death Ceremony in Mexico

6 Die Partaking in Holy Death Ceremony in Mexico

Six people were killed in northern Mexico while taking part in a Holy Death ceremony on the Day of the Dead, when millions of Mexicans pay homage to their late friends and relatives, prosecutors said. continue reading »

David Ortiz Signs $26 Million, 2-year Deal with Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz Signs $26 Million, 2-year Deal with Boston Red Sox

Veteran Dominican-American slugger David Ortiz has reached a two-year, $26 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, sources close to the negotiations said. continue reading »

Sandy Reconstruction: Latinos to the Rescue

Sandy Reconstruction: Latinos to the Rescue

I’m floored, flabbergasted. Read this: Immigrant workers, mostly Hispanics in the building trades, will flock along with others to the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. As in previous natural disasters, they will be an important component of any rebuilding. continue reading »

Will Arizona Elect it’s First Hispanic U.S. Senator? Richard Carmona Hopes So

Will Arizona Elect it’s First Hispanic U.S. Senator? Richard Carmona Hopes So

Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general, is very close to becoming the first Latino to be elected to the federal Senate from Arizona, a state that has clashed with Washington in defending its stand against undocumented immigration. continue reading »

Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

Venezuela’s PDVSA Unable to Find Oil in Cuban Waters

A well drilled by Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA in Cuban waters of the Gulf of Mexico also has turned up dry, the Communist-ruled island's official media reported Friday. continue reading »