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November 2012 Archives

Brazil Holds First Transsexual Beauty Pageant

Brazil Holds First Transsexual Beauty Pageant

This week, 19 contestants took part in the first ever Miss T Brazil pageant at the Teatro João Caetano in Rio de Janiero.The Brazilian pageant is the first of its kind in continue reading »

Colombian Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal Tells All in ‘La Chica de Cartagena’

Colombian Prostitute at Center of Secret Service Scandal Tells All in ‘La Chica de Cartagena’

Dania Londono Suarez, who rocked the public opinion after being at the center of a sex scandal with a U.S. Secret Service agent at the last Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, publishes her story and recounts the events of that fateful night at the Hotel Caribe. continue reading »

Secret Service Agent on Presidential Detail Commits Suicide, Affair with Mexican Lover Uncovered

Secret Service Agent on Presidential Detail Commits Suicide, Affair with Mexican Lover Uncovered

In yet another blow to the Presidential Secret Service detail, agent Rafael Prieto committed suicide after an extramarital affair with a foreigner was uncovered. continue reading »

Icon Vicente Fernandez Cancels Rest of His Concerts, Will Undergo Surgery to Remove Growth on Liver

Icon Vicente Fernandez Cancels Rest of His Concerts, Will Undergo Surgery to Remove Growth on Liver

Ranchera music idol Vicente Fernandez will undergo an operation to have a "lump" removed from his liver after it was detected several days ago and he was forced to cancel his concerts for the rest of the year, his publicist announced Thursday. continue reading »

Slight Up Tick in October Unemployment Rate to 7.9%, Latino Unemployment Creeps to 10%

Slight Up Tick in October Unemployment Rate to 7.9%, Latino Unemployment Creeps to 10%

The October jobless rate according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics ticked up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September. Hiring was more robust in August and September than first thought – which can be viewed as good news for President Obama five days before the presidential election. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spain's Atletico Madrid may lack the championship pedigree of cross-town rivals Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, but it can boast of being the first soccer club to offer an eternal resting place for its ultra-loyal fan base. continue reading »

Federal Police Apprehend Beltran Leyva Cartel Boss in Mexico

Federal Police Apprehend Beltran Leyva Cartel Boss in Mexico

A suspected Beltran Leyva drug cartel boss who handled operations in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero was arrested by the Federal Police in Mexico City, the Public Safety Secretariat said Thursday. continue reading »

Crown Prince Calls On Businesses to Create Jobs in Spain

Crown Prince Calls On Businesses to Create Jobs in Spain

Crown Prince Felipe told businessmen and representatives of the Spanish government on Wednesday that fostering the creation of jobs is "urgent and vital" in Spain, where the unemployment level is "unacceptable." continue reading »

Raul Castro Discusses Hurricane Sandy’s “Hard Blow” to Cuba

Raul Castro Discusses Hurricane Sandy’s “Hard Blow” to Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro said that Hurricane Sandy dealt a "really hard blow" to the eastern province of Santiago, the area of the island most affected by the storm. continue reading »

Smugglers Attempt to Drive Over U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, SUV Gets Stuck

Smugglers Attempt to Drive Over U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, SUV Gets Stuck

Two people tried to drive over the U.S.-Mexico border fence in an SUV earlier this week in Arizona, but the vehicle got stuck on top of the barrier, media reports said. continue reading »

Stampede at Halloween Concert Leaves 3 Dead in Madrid

Stampede at Halloween Concert Leaves 3 Dead in Madrid

Three young women died and two other people are in critical condition after suffering cardiorespiratory collapse during a stampede at a big Halloween party in Madrid, first responders told Efe. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel and Rep. Pelosi to Speak at UNO Annual Awards Dinner

UNO ALSO TO ANNOUNCE $70 MILLION SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will attend and speak at the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) Annual Awards Dinner at 5:45 p.m., today, Nov. 1, 2012, at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper: 60,000 Have Died in President Calderon’s Drug War

Mexican Newspaper: 60,000 Have Died in President Calderon’s Drug War

Organized crime-related violence has claimed 57,449 lives in Mexico during the presidency of Felipe Calderon, whose six-year term ends on Dec. 1, according to a tally published Thursday by the Milenio daily. continue reading »

Latino Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead With Art Exhibition

Latino Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead With Art Exhibition

An art gallery in Los Angeles on Thursday opened an exhibit of works by Latino artists on the subject of the Day of the Dead, a celebration that was brought to the United States by Hispanic immigrants. continue reading »

Latin Grammy Winner Julieta Venegas To Give Concert in Cuba on Behalf of UN

Latin Grammy Winner Julieta Venegas To Give Concert in Cuba on Behalf of UN

Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas will perform for the first time in Cuba on Dec. 3 in a concert to help the U.N.'s worldwide campaign to end violence against women, Cuban official media said Thursday. continue reading »