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December 2012 Archives

Venezuela’s Carabobo Field Begins Oil Production

Venezuela’s Carabobo Field Begins Oil Production

The first well in the Carabobo field of Venezuela's oil-rich Orinoco Belt began pumping extra-heavy crude after a launch ceremony attended by the country's energy minister and the CEO of Spain's Repsol, a partner in the project. continue reading »

Brazilian Woman Who Auctioned Off Virginity Now Posing for Playboy

Brazilian Woman Who Auctioned Off Virginity Now Posing for Playboy

Just two months ago, Brazilian Catarina Migliorini made headlines across the world when it was discovered she was auctioning off her virginity, allegedly for charity. continue reading »

2013 Will be “Tough Year” for Spain, Says PM

2013 Will be “Tough Year” for Spain, Says PM

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday that economically ailing Spain has "a very tough year" ahead of it in 2013. continue reading »

Univision Wins Wednesday Night Ratings War

Univision Wins Wednesday Night Ratings War

The Univision network managed to edge out all other networks to top the ratings on Wednesday in a key demographic group. Univision won the advertiser-favorite demographic continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Assaulted Wife After She Caught Him “FB Stalking” His Ex

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Assaulted Wife After She Caught Him “FB Stalking” His Ex

Facebook is once again at the center of yet another domestic dispute. This time, however, the social mid website was only the beginning. continue reading »

Pique’s Birth Announcement Only an Innocents’ Day Joke

Pique’s Birth Announcement Only an Innocents’ Day Joke

Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique played an Innocents' Day joke on his 4.7 million followers on Twitter with a message early Friday announcing the birth of the baby he was having with singer Shakira, only to acknowledge hours later it was a joke. continue reading »

Mexican Left Question Chinese-backed Commercial Project in Cancun

Mexican Left Question Chinese-backed Commercial Project in Cancun

Leftist lawmakers have joined forces with business leaders in demanding that officials not issue building permits for a vast Chinese-backed commercial project in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. continue reading »

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

In two separate incidents, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a registered sex offender, and a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Jefferson Montero Looking to Return to Spain

Ecuadorian Soccer Star Jefferson Montero Looking to Return to Spain

Jefferson Montero, an Ecuadorian midfielder with Mexico's Morelia, said he wanted to return to play in Spain, where he was a member of Real Betis from 2009 to 2012. continue reading »

Mexico Preserves Cultural History With New Museum Collections

Mexico Preserves Cultural History With New Museum Collections

The year now drawing to a close witnessed the renovation of a number of historic structures that now house museums, making room for new collections, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Brazilian Set for 3rd Nuclear Power Plant

Latin America News: Brazilian Set for 3rd Nuclear Power Plant

Brazilian state-owned utility Eletrobras said Thursday that it secured an additional 3.8 billion reais ($1.85 billion) in financing for its third nuclear-power plant, Angra 3. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Set to Sing with Haiti President Martelly in Dominican Republic Benefit

Julio Iglesias Set to Sing with Haiti President Martelly in Dominican Republic Benefit

Haitian President Michel Martelly will get back in touch with his musical roots when he joins Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias on stage for a benefit concert in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Spain Arrests Halloween Party Organizer Following Deaths of 5 People

Spain Arrests Halloween Party Organizer Following Deaths of 5 People

On Thursday, Spanish police arrested the owner of the company behind a giant Halloween party in Madrid that ended with a human stampede resulting in five deaths. continue reading »

Border Patrol Captures Mexican National Wanted for Murder in Phoenix

Border Patrol Captures Mexican National Wanted for Murder in Phoenix

A Mexican national wanted on an active felony warrant for murder was apprehended Saturday by Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station. continue reading »

Brand Spain, Spanish Public Broadcaster to Promote Spanish Image

Brand Spain, Spanish Public Broadcaster to Promote Spanish Image

The government's high commissioner for Brand Spain and the head of public broadcaster RTVE signed an agreement here Thursday to cooperate in promoting the image of the Iberian nation. continue reading »