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November 2012 Archives

Lady Gaga Finds Fans in her Garage While on Tour in Peru

Lady Gaga Finds Fans in her Garage While on Tour in Peru

While Mother Monster, Lady Gaga, is known to absolutely adore her loving fans, she probably did not love them being in her garage in the middle of the night. Early Friday morning, while Gaga was in Peru preparing for her continue reading »

New York Man Accused of Killing his 15-Year-Old Step-Niece

New York Man Accused of Killing his 15-Year-Old Step-Niece

Police are investigating the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found the day after Thanksgiving. The girl, Destiny Sanchez, was found in the lobby of a three-family home in New Yor continue reading »

Newly Elected Texas Senator Ted Cruz Considering Run for President in 2016

Newly Elected Texas Senator Ted Cruz Considering Run for President in 2016

The newly elected Texas Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, is considering a run for the Presidency in 2016 the Houston Chronicle is reporting. continue reading »

American Author Jonathan Franzen First to Receive Carlos Fuentes Medal

American Author Jonathan Franzen First to Receive Carlos Fuentes Medal

American writer Jonathan Franzen received the first Carlos Fuentes Medal from the late Mexican writer's widow, Silvia Lemus, during the opening ceremony of the 26th Guadalajara International Book Fair. continue reading »

Merchant in Brazil Guns Down Three People, Including Local Mayor

Merchant in Brazil Guns Down Three People, Including Local Mayor

The recently re-elected mayor of the small northeastern Brazilian city of Jussiape, his wife and a councilman were gunned down by a merchant, who later died in a shootout with police, officials said. continue reading »

Toluca vs Tijuana in Apertura Tournament

Toluca vs Tijuana in Apertura Tournament

Toluca and Tijuana will play in the final of the Mexican League's Apertura tournament in a two-match series. continue reading »

Kidnapped Banana Industry Executive Rescued in Colombia

Kidnapped Banana Industry Executive Rescued in Colombia

The security forces rescued a banana industry executive who had been kidnapped earlier this month by unidentified individuals in northern Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos said. continue reading »

Parts of Panama Declared as Emergency Zones After Torrential Rains

Parts of Panama Declared as Emergency Zones After Torrential Rains

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Sunday declared three northern areas to be emergency zones after torrential rains caused at least two deaths, damaged the property of hundreds and flooded dozens of homes, authorities said. continue reading »

Catalonia Will Not Splinter from Spain, Sovereignty Plan Fails at Voting Booth

Catalonia Will Not Splinter from Spain, Sovereignty Plan Fails at Voting Booth

The center-right Catalonian nationalists won the regional elections here Sunday but with 98.7 percent of the votes counted were far from garnering "the exceptional majority" they were seeking to push their sovereignty plan. continue reading »

PEMEX Finds 500 Million Barrels of Crude Oil, Largest Discovery in a Decade

PEMEX Finds 500 Million Barrels of Crude Oil, Largest Discovery in a Decade

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it found reserves of up to 500 million barrels of crude in southern Mexico, a discovery that President Felipe Calderon hailed as the "biggest find" of petroleum on land in the past decade. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Union Threaten Indefinite Strike in Oaxaca

Mexican Teachers Union Threaten Indefinite Strike in Oaxaca

A section of the SNTE teachers union threatened to call an indefinite strike in all the schools of the southern state of Oaxaca if the regional government does not return to them the centers that it awarded six years ago to another local of the same union. continue reading »

Drug Fugitive Captured, Hash Ring Busted in Spain

Drug Fugitive Captured, Hash Ring Busted in Spain

Spanish police arrested a drug suspect who was on the lam after escaping from a prison in Sweden in 2003 and dismantled a hashish-trafficking organization he allegedly headed. continue reading »

Help NCLR Combat Childhood Hunger This Holiday Season

Help NCLR Combat Childhood Hunger This Holiday Season

While most Americans celebrate the holidays with friends and family around crowded tables overflowing with home-cooked dishes, millions of Latino children and families will go to bed without any food in their stomachs. continue reading »

HS News Contributor: Blog del Narco

HS News Contributor: Blog del Narco

Today Mexico’s regional Newspapers are failing to report many of the murders, kidnappings, and violence linked to the nations war against the drug cartels. A recent study by Fundación MEPI, an independent investigative journalism center shows that the threats and intimidation of journalists has routinely caused journalists not to report on the cartels. continue reading »

Peru’s Business Sector to Improve Competitiveness, Stability with $30 Million Loan

Peru’s Business Sector to Improve Competitiveness, Stability with $30 Million Loan

Peru is carrying out reforms to increase productivity and business competitiveness in a program financed by a $30 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »