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December 2012 Archives

Two Arrested in Mexico for Trafficking 22,000 Turtle Eggs

Two Arrested in Mexico for Trafficking 22,000 Turtle Eggs

Two people were arrested in Mexico as they attempted to traffic the more than 22,000 turtle eggs they were carrying on a public bus. The arrest was made on a highway in the sout continue reading »

Car Accident in the Andes Kills 5, Injures 25

Car Accident in the Andes Kills 5, Injures 25

Five people died and another 25 were injured Friday when a bus and truck collided on the international route connecting Chile with Argentina through the Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes, authorities said. continue reading »

Latino Voices Supported California Coastal Conservation

Latino Voices Supported California Coastal Conservation

Good news for California’s coast: California has now completed its Marine Protected Areas (MPA) network. This is in addition to President Obama’s recent announcement for a proposed extension of national marine sanctuaries. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic Health in America

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanic Health in America

Diabetes, health care, and cancer are all major topics of conversation for hispanics in America. Unfortunately, 31 percent of adult latinos in America are obese. continue reading »

Spanish Tennis Player Nicolas Almargo Reaches Finals in Abu Dhabi

Spanish Tennis Player Nicolas Almargo Reaches Finals in Abu Dhabi

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, 11th in the rankings, advanced to the final of the exhibition event in Abu Dhabi with wins Friday over David Ferrer and Janko Tipsarevic. continue reading »

Argentina’s YPF Partners with Bridas to Develop Shale Resources

Argentina’s YPF Partners with Bridas to Develop Shale Resources

State-run energy company YPF announced Friday a preliminary accord with Bridas International to exploit the massive non-conventional Vaca Muerta formation in southwestern Argentina. continue reading »

Chile Indicts 8 Former Army Officers For Murder of Victor Jara

Chile Indicts 8 Former Army Officers For Murder of Victor Jara

The murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara in the wake of Chile's Sept. 11, 1973, military coup became front-page news again Friday with a judge's decision to indict 8 retired army officers for the crime. continue reading »

Breakups Inspire Colombian Singer Marre’s New Album

Breakups Inspire Colombian Singer Marre’s New Album

Colombian pop singer-songwriter Marre sought inspiration in bygone romances to create the songs of love and loss she composed in New York and will launch in January 2013 in the album "Sombras de Luz" (Shadows of Light). continue reading »

Nadal Suffering from Stomach Flu, Will Miss Australian Open

Nadal Suffering from Stomach Flu, Will Miss Australian Open

World No. 4 Rafael Nadal said Friday that a stomach flu will prevent him from taking part in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. continue reading »

Venzuela’s Ailing President Sends End of Year Message to Military

Venzuela’s Ailing President Sends End of Year Message to Military

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains in Cuba recovering from his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, had his vice president deliver a year-end message to the Andean nation's military on Friday. continue reading »

Spain Investigating Kidnapping, Murder of Toddler

Spain Investigating Kidnapping, Murder of Toddler

Police in the southern Spanish province of Almeria are investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 16-month-old girl found dead a week after she was kidnapped. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cell of Zeta Cartel Members Arrested in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: Cell of Zeta Cartel Members Arrested in Nuevo Leon

Five members of the Zeta Cartel were arrested by the Highway Patrol and the State Investigation Agency, accused of having participated in the execution of 12 men and 10 women, who were mostly incinerated. continue reading »

Venezuelan Web Comedy Series Features Nun Hearing Online Confessions

Venezuelan Web Comedy Series Features Nun Hearing Online Confessions

A nun hearing confessions online? That's the storyline of the irreverent comedy "Madre Mia!" written for the Web by Francisco Lupini. continue reading »

Mexico Exchanging Guns for Computers, Cash, Safety

Mexico Exchanging Guns for Computers, Cash, Safety

Low-income familes in the crime-wracked Mexico City borough of Iztapalapa decided this year to trade in their old rifles, handguns and shotguns for laptop computers, bicycle continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico’s Hotel Occupancy at Almost 100% for the Holidays

Puerto Rico will bid farewell to the last week of 2012 with its hotel occupancy rate at close to 100 percent, in a year when the sector saw an improvement over 2011 in both occupancy and price per room. continue reading »