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November 2012 Archives

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Bishops of Central American Region Meeting in Panama

Since Monday, November 26, 60 Bishops of the Central American region have been in Panama for the 2012 General Assembly of the Bishops' Secretariat of Central America (SEDAC). continue reading »

Outgoing President Felipe Calderon Proposes Constitutional Change to Elections in Mexico

Outgoing President Felipe Calderon Proposes Constitutional Change to Elections in Mexico

Outgoing President Felipe Calderon has sent a bill to Congress that would establish a two-round system of voting in future Mexican presidential elections. continue reading »

Former Coach of Argentina Soccer Club, Diego Maradona, Admits Girlfriend is Pregnant

Former Coach of Argentina Soccer Club, Diego Maradona, Admits Girlfriend is Pregnant

Diego Armando Maradona "acknowledges as his" the baby being carried by girlfriend Veronica Ojeda, but he said his relationship with her is "at an impasse," according to a communique released Tuesday through the retired soccer great's attorney, Victor Stinfale. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Regains Custody of U.S.-born Children

Deported Mexican Regains Custody of U.S.-born Children

A county magistrate in North Carolina ordered Tuesday that a Mexican man deported two years ago receive custody of his three U.S.-born children. continue reading »

GOP Senator: If Immigrants Want A Path To Citizenship, They Can Just Marry Americans

GOP Senator: If Immigrants Want A Path To Citizenship, They Can Just Marry Americans

Lawmakers from both parties have expressed new interest in comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants, after Latino voters overwhelmingly supported President Obama in the presidential election. continue reading »

Missouri Senator Would Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

Missouri Senator Would Consider Puerto Rico’s Statehood

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said she would consider the possibility of Puerto Rican statehood if a bill to that effect should reach Congress. continue reading »

Spanish Police Discover Second Dead Baby in Freezer

Spanish Police Discover Second Dead Baby in Freezer

A second dead baby was found in a freezer Tuesday at the same home in southern Spain where the frozen body of another newborn was discovered earlier this month. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Gutierrez Host Citizenship Ceremony At City Hall

50 Residents from 26 Countries Became U.S. Citizens during the Second Naturalization Ceremony in City Council Chambers - Mayor Rahm Emanuel today hosted a Citizenship swearing-in ceremo continue reading »

Bolivian Officials Arrested After Demanding Bribes from Jailed American

Bolivian Officials Arrested After Demanding Bribes from Jailed American

A senior government attorney and five other officials were arrested on charges they demanded $50,000 from a U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail, the Andean nation's interior minister said Tuesday. continue reading »

Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez Make Bing’s “Most Searched” Lists for 2012

Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez Make Bing’s “Most Searched” Lists for 2012

This year was filled with profound moments and moving stories, such as the Summer Games, the presidential election and Hurricane Sandy, among many others. From rising stars and newborn babies to celebrity scandals and natural disasters, Bing captured hi continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father and Son Shoplift from New Mexico American Eagle Outfitters

LATINO BLOTTER: Father and Son Shoplift from New Mexico American Eagle Outfitters

Nothing brings a father and son closer than a holiday trip to the mall for some good ol' fashioned burglary. The Michael Aragons of Albuquerque, New Mexico – father and son share their name – were caugh continue reading »

Justice Department Investigating Albuquerque, New Mexico Police for Excessive Force

Justice Department Investigating Albuquerque, New Mexico Police for Excessive Force

The Justice Department announced today that it has opened a civil investigation into use of force by the city of Albuquerque, N.M., Police Department (APD) continue reading »

Woman Attacks Man After First Date When he Won’t Agree to be her Boyfriend

Woman Attacks Man After First Date When he Won’t Agree to be her Boyfriend

A Florida woman is jail after she viciously attacked a man after their first date. Police say 35-year-old Jillian Leigh Martone of Delray Beach, Fla. went berserk when the man with whom she went on a continue reading »

Mexican Beauty Queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez Killed in Shootout with Army

Mexican Beauty Queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez Killed in Shootout with Army

Investigators are trying to determine whether model and beauty queen Maria Susana Flores, who died in a shootout with the Mexican army over the weekend, was involved with a drug cartel, Sinaloa state Attorney General Marco Antonio Higuera Gomez said. continue reading »

STUDY: Most Domestic Workers are Undocumented, Paid Poorly and Abused

STUDY: Most Domestic Workers are Undocumented, Paid Poorly and Abused

Domestic workers, most of them undocumented immigrants, receive insufficient pay and are victims of verbal, psychological and physical abuse, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of Illinois at Chicago. continue reading »