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December 2012 Archives

“How to…” - What the World Wanted to Know How to Do According to Google Searches

“How to…” - What the World Wanted to Know How to Do According to Google Searches

The internet can teach us a great number of things - the who, what, where, when, why and hows of life - and often we turn to Google search. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  One Person Killed, Two Injured  in Ixtapaluca

Blog del Narco:  One Person Killed, Two Injured in Ixtapaluca

One dead, two were wounded by gunfire early this morning when the occupants of a car after being chased through several streets of Colonia Alfredo del Mazo in this county. continue reading »

Colombia: Three Die in Mudslide, Many Still Missing

Colombia: Three Die in Mudslide, Many Still Missing

Colombian emergency rescue workers found the body of another person killed in the mudslide that cascaded onto a rural road in the southern part of the country last weekend, continue reading »

New Years on the Water: Afro-Brazilians Take to the Beach

New Years on the Water: Afro-Brazilians Take to the Beach

Crowds of Brazilians were getting ready to greet 2013 on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro with floral offerings to Yemanja, the "orisha" or divinity of the seas in Afro-Brazilian religions. continue reading »

Ciudad Juarez Murder Rate Drops 75% Over Two Years

Ciudad Juarez Murder Rate Drops 75% Over Two Years

Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico that was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world until recently, has seen its murder rate drop by 75 percent continue reading »

Brazilian Robbers Who Took Hostages Free All 9

Brazilian Robbers Who Took Hostages Free All 9

The group of thieves who dynamited the doors and safes of a jewelry factory freed nine people they had held hostage for 20 hours in southern Brazil, police said. continue reading »

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Welcome 3rd Child, A Son Named Livingston

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey Welcome 3rd Child, A Son Named Livingston

On Friday, Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alvez welcomed their third child, a baby boy named Livingston. Alvez, 30, who was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, continue reading »

Financially Ailing Mexico Gets Boost From Hotel Industry

Financially Ailing Mexico Gets Boost From Hotel Industry

The Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, which is experiencing a severe financial crisis, is getting a boost from the hotel industry, which reported an occupancy rate of 97 percent, continue reading »

Colombian Bullfight Festival Leaves 19 Injured

Colombian Bullfight Festival Leaves 19 Injured

Colombia's traditional bullfight festival known as Las Corralejas left 19 people hurt, one of them seriously, in Turbaco, a village near the Caribbean city of Cartagena. continue reading »

Voto Latino: Make Sure We Don’t Miss a Beat When We Start the New Year

Voto Latino: Make Sure We Don’t Miss a Beat When We Start the New Year

From VotoLatino: Tomorrow we start a new year -- and Voto Latino turns a new page. The 2012 election made it clear that American demographics are changing. Now, the future of our democracy depends on our ability to get our continue reading »

Actress Kiele Sanchez Marries ‘The Mob Doctor’ Star Zach Gilford

Actress Kiele Sanchez Marries ‘The Mob Doctor’ Star Zach Gilford

Two years after meeting while filming the pilot for The Matador, Kiele Sanchez and Zach Gilford have tied the knot. The couple got engaged last year after meeting in 2010, but say that despite rumors, continue reading »

IACHR Welcomes Law Creating the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Argentina

IACHR Welcomes Law Creating the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture in Argentina

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) welcomes the National Congress of Argentina’s recent approval of legislation that creates the System for Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment continue reading »

Player Poll: FC Barcelona Will Win Champions League

Player Poll: FC Barcelona Will Win Champions League

A plurality of players in Germany's Bundesliga expect FC Barcelona to emerge triumphant from the 2012-2013 Champions League. continue reading »

Tenor Placido Domingo Performs at Charity Concert in Acapulco

Tenor Placido Domingo Performs at Charity Concert in Acapulco

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo made his last appearance of the year at a charity concert in the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, performing before nearly 20,000 people. continue reading »

President Obama Voices Opinion on Assault Riffle Ban

President Obama Voices Opinion on Assault Riffle Ban

President Barack Obama reiterated his support in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" for a ban on assault rifles and a push for legislation next year to stem firearms violence in the United States. continue reading »