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December 2012 Archives

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

SCARY: Woman Diagnosed with Allergy Issues When She’s Actually Leaking Brain Fluid

An Arizona woman could have died after doctors diagnosed her with simple “allergies” rather than what turned out to be a much more serious condition. For months, Aundrea Aragon, a 35-year-old mother of three continue reading »

JLo Makes Multiple Lists for Yahoo!‘s ‘Most Searched’ in 2012

JLo Makes Multiple Lists for Yahoo!‘s ‘Most Searched’ in 2012

Monday, Yahoo! Inc. revealed the annual list of top searches. Yahoo!'s Year in Review 2012 reflects the daily search habits of users and offers a glimpse into the social trends, compelling newsmakers, top stories, and viral fads of 2012 based o continue reading »

Human Rights Commission Reacts to Murder of Paraguayan Peasant Leader

Human Rights Commission Reacts to Murder of Paraguayan Peasant Leader

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder in Paraguay of human rights defender Vidal Vega, leader of the Campesinos sin Tierra movement continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins ‘Fix the Debt’ Steering Committee

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins ‘Fix the Debt’ Steering Committee

Today, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt Steering Committee. As a former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention continue reading »

REPORT: Hundreds Have Been Murdered in Honduras by Police

REPORT: Hundreds Have Been Murdered in Honduras by Police

The chancellor of the National Autonomous University of Honduras, or Unah, reported Monday that at least 149 people have been murdered by members of the National Police over the past 23 months. continue reading »

Spain Unemployment Rate Hits High of 26.2 Percent

Spain Unemployment Rate Hits High of 26.2 Percent

The number of people officially registered as jobless in Spain climbed by 74,296, or 1.54 percent, in November to 4,907,817, according to figures released Tuesday by the Spanish Employment and Social Security Ministry. continue reading »

Univision Rebrands TeleFutura as UniMas to Attract Younger Latinos

Univision Rebrands TeleFutura as UniMas to Attract Younger Latinos

Univision announced Monday the rebranding of its TeleFutura channel as UniMas, with content including series, sports and movies in Spanish targeting the younger generation of Latinos. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Hispanic Standout:  Sara Velez Becomes 1st Woman President of Puerto Rico’s Olympic Committee

Sara Rosario Velez has become the first female president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, or Copur, after former fencing star David Bernier stepped down from the post. continue reading »

Panama Makes Inroad to Becoming Regional Diamond Trading Power

Panama Makes Inroad to Becoming Regional Diamond Trading Power

The Panamanian government announced that it has been unanimously admitted to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a program meant to keep conflict diamonds off the world market. continue reading »

CNN Latino Channel to Debut Early Next Year

CNN Latino Channel to Debut Early Next Year

CNN increases its programming for the U.S. Hispanic audience with the launch in late January of CNN Latino, a content service designed with broadcast stations in mind. continue reading »

26th Annual Guadalajara International Book Fair Ends a Great Note

Mexico's Guadalajara International Book Fair, the most important event of its type in Latin America, ended its run over the weekend, with organizers touting its success. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Between January and October Drop 7.1%

Remittances to Mexico Between January and October Drop 7.1%

Mexico in October received nearly $1.78 billion in remittances, a drop of 7.1 percent compared with the same month in 2011, the country's central bank said Monday. Accumulated remittances from January to October added up to $19.04 billion, continue reading »

US State Dept to Cuba: Return Alan Gross to Family “Where he Belongs”

US State Dept to Cuba: Return Alan Gross to Family “Where he Belongs”

The Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State released a statement regarding the start of the 4th year of imprisonment for U.S. contractor Alan Gross. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Arrested at Border, Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Arrested at Border, Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol recently arrested a man wanted for the sexual assault of a child. On November 29, CBP officer at the Eagle Pass International Bridge in Texas inspected continue reading »

Mario Lopez Marries Courtney Mazza in Mexico

Mario Lopez Marries Courtney Mazza in Mexico

Dimpled cutie Mario Lopez is now officially off the market after marrying long-time girlfriend Courtney Mazza. Mazza, the mother of their 2-year-old daughter Gia, and Lopez reportedly met while worki continue reading »