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November 2012 Archives

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Grandma Says Granddaughter Put Crack in her “Lady Purse” as She Slept

LATINO BLOTTER: Brazilian Grandma Says Granddaughter Put Crack in her “Lady Purse” as She Slept

A Brazilian grandmother was recently charged with drug smuggling after police found 55 crack rocks in her vagina. However, the septuagenarian claims she knew nothing about the drugs and believes her granddaughter must have put them up there without her knowledge. continue reading »

Over Half of Young Latino Voters Plan to Vote Next Week

Over Half of Young Latino Voters Plan to Vote Next Week

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University’s preeminent youth research organization, released a groundbreaking poll of young people’s views of the election. The survey, commissioned by the Youth Education Fund, is unique in that it polled 1,695 youth (ages 18-29) in June/July and 1,109 of the same youth between October 12 and 23. Surveying the same people twice provides powerful evidence of change over time. continue reading »

U.S. Citizen Jailed in Juarez Found Dead in Prison Bathroom

U.S. Citizen Jailed in Juarez Found Dead in Prison Bathroom

The body of a U.S. citizen arrested in Mexico late last month was found in his prison cell after he apparently died from blood loss. William Allen Smith, 37, was arrested for burglary on October 22. continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Spreads his Wings to “I Believe I Can Fly” (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Spreads his Wings to “I Believe I Can Fly” (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nearly took flight at the California Science Center recently and someone caught it on video. With everyone’s favorite scientist, Bill Nye, sitting next to him, Mayo continue reading »

Tim Tebow Steps Out with New Girlfriend Camilla Belle in Florida

Tim Tebow Steps Out with New Girlfriend Camilla Belle in Florida

Tim Tebow, the kneeling quarterback now with the New York Jets, seemed to confirm his rumored relationship with actress Camilla Belle this week. The two stepped out in Jacksonville, Fla., where Tebow grew up, continue reading »

Illegal Border Crossers Attempt to Drive OVER Border Fence - Check It Out

Illegal Border Crossers Attempt to Drive OVER Border Fence - Check It Out

U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Yuma Station foiled a smuggling attempt when suspects attempting to drive a vehicle over the border fence fell prey to their own devices. continue reading »

BRAZIL: 9 Beautiful Endangered Tree-Dwelling Tarantulas Discovered

BRAZIL: 9 Beautiful Endangered Tree-Dwelling Tarantulas Discovered

Arboreal tarantulas are known from a few tropical places in Asia, Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean. These tarantulas generally have a lighter build, thinner bodies and longer legs, better suited for their habitat. continue reading »

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

Brazil Researchers Find Rattlesnake Venom Helpful for Skin Cancer Patients

A substance extracted from rattlesnake venom could raise survival hopes among patients with skin cancer, according to experiments performed by Brazilian researchers. continue reading »

Apple Denied an Injunction in Mexico Against iFone

Apple Denied an Injunction in Mexico Against iFone

A judge has denied U.S. technology giant Apple an injunction that would have allowed it to continue selling iPhone-branded products in Mexico, ruling that the company iFone had the rights to that brand name earlier, an attorney for the Mexican firm told Efe. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members, Seize 30 Grenade Launchers

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members, Seize 30 Grenade Launchers

Nine suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were arrested in Saltillo, the capital of the northern state of Coahuila, by marines, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

Four Latin American Players Win Gold Gloves for 2012 MLB Season

Four Latin American Players Win Gold Gloves for 2012 MLB Season

Four Latin American players won Gold Gloves for their outstanding fielding during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. They include New York Yankees second baseman continue reading »

Gas Explosion at Brazilian Supermarket Kills 7

Gas Explosion at Brazilian Supermarket Kills 7

At least seven people were injured, four of them suffering serious burns, in a gas explosion Wednesday at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. The blast, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. (9:30 GMT), apparently was caused by a gas leak at a grocery store in the northern Rio neighborhood of Iraja, the Fire Department said. continue reading »