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December 2012 Archives

Carlos Slim Facing Increased Scrutiny of Telecommunications Monopoly, Rally Planned

Carlos Slim Facing Increased Scrutiny of Telecommunications Monopoly, Rally Planned

On Thursday, December 6, hundreds of Los Angeles Latino and community leaders are joining Two Countries One Voice in a rally against the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, 72, and calling on the California Public Utilities C continue reading »

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

Chicago Judge Rules Suit Against Immigration Detailers May Proceed

A federal judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center against the government's use of immigration detainers may proceed. continue reading »

The Voice Season 3: Team Adam Hit with Double Elimination

The Voice Season 3: Team Adam Hit with Double Elimination

On Tuesday's live show, season three of NBC's The Voice saw two people go home, and one team took a big hit. With just six contestants left, the singers gave their all Monday night, b continue reading »

Lost in Translation: Misquoted Tweet has Mexicans Angry with Boy George

Lost in Translation: Misquoted Tweet has Mexicans Angry with Boy George

On Tuesday, former Culture Club singer Boy George tweeted about Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto, but a terrible translation of the singer’s tweet has garnered him a lot of hate. continue reading »

Spanish and Latin American Businesses Make Investment Pitches to Chinese Companies

Companies, investment promotion agencies and diplomats from more than 140 countries, among them Spain and several from Latin America, attended the fourth edition of the China Overseas Investment Fair. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Beauty Queen Shot at Mexican Soldiers Before Being Shot Dead

NARCO BLOG:  Beauty Queen Shot at Mexican Soldiers Before Being Shot Dead

A Mexican prosecutor said beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez fired at army soldiers before she was killed in an armed clash last month in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. continue reading »

Two Mexicans Charged In Death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer

Two Mexicans Charged In Death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer

U.S. federal prosecutors in Los Angeles filed charges against two Mexicans for the death of a Coast Guard petty officer in a confrontation at sea. Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34, died of a head continue reading »

Software Billionaire McAfee Looks to Guatemala for Political Exile

Software Billionaire McAfee Looks to Guatemala for Political Exile

The millionaire creator of the McAfee antivirus, John McAfee, is "safe and sound" in Guatemala, a country where he will seek political exile because he considers himself "persecuted by the Belize government," his attorney told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Man Murdered For $500 Shocks Puerto Rico

Man Murdered For $500 Shocks Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are shocked by the death of a man murdered after his killers forced him to withdraw $500 from several ATMs in the San Juan suburb of Caguas. continue reading »

Brazilian Operation Arrests 59 Cops For Ties To Drug Organization

Brazilian Operation Arrests 59 Cops For Ties To Drug Organization

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday arrested 59 police officers accused of ties to drug-trafficking organizations based in this metropolis. continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Unveils First-Ever Chicago New Americans Plan

New Plan, Developed over Months of Community Conversations, Outlines 27 Distinct Initiatives That Can Create Thousands of Jobs and Boost the Ability of Chicago’s 560,000 Foreign-Born Residents to Fully Contribute to the City’s Growth continue reading »

Shakira Being Sued by Ex Antonio de la Rua for $100 Million

Shakira Being Sued by Ex Antonio de la Rua for $100 Million

Shakira's ex-boyfriend, Antonio de la Rua, is suing her in U.S. court for $100 million as compensation for having increased her level of fame during the years in which he worked as her representative. continue reading »

Frankie Muñiz Recovering After ‘Mini Stroke’

Frankie Muñiz Recovering After ‘Mini Stroke’

Former Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muñiz (born Francisco Muñiz IV) is now recovering after a terrifying 'mini stroke' last week. The 26-year-old former child star took to Twitter Tuesday: continue reading »

Dominican Show Host Lights California Magician on Fire (VIDEO)

Dominican Show Host Lights California Magician on Fire (VIDEO)

An American magician is recovering after being set on fire by a Dominican TV show’s guest host last week. During a November 26 taping of the Dominican Republic’s continue reading »

Study Lists Colleges/Universities with Best Hispanic Graduation Rates

Study Lists Colleges/Universities with Best Hispanic Graduation Rates

A recently released study from The Education Trust listed some of the U.S. colleges making the grade for Latino students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for h continue reading »