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December 2012 Archives

MISSING: AZ Police Looking for Leukemia Patient, 11, Taken From Hospital by Mother

MISSING: AZ Police Looking for Leukemia Patient, 11, Taken From Hospital by Mother

Arizona police and hospital workers are desperately trying to locate a young patient who was taken from a hospital by her mother. Identified only as Emily, the 11-year-old was reportedly removed from the hospital wh continue reading »

Check Out Bruno Mars’ Latest Single “When I Was Your Man” (AUDIO)

Check Out Bruno Mars’ Latest Single “When I Was Your Man” (AUDIO)

Bruno Mars has released the fourth single off his upcoming album, Unorthodox Jukebox. Slowing things down a bit, Mars has put aside the rocking confidence to si continue reading »

J.K. Rowling’s Novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’ in Spanish Coming to Latin America

J.K. Rowling’s Novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’ in Spanish Coming to Latin America

The first novel for adults by British writer J.K. Rowling, "Una Vacante Imprevista" (The Casual Vacancy) in its new Spanish version will be in bookstores throughout Spain and Latin America simultaneously on Dec. 19. continue reading »

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

In an attempt to reverse decades of population decline, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has launched a high-profile effort to attract “new Americans” to the city. continue reading »

Massive Protesting in Spain Over Privatization of Hospitals

Massive Protesting in Spain Over Privatization of Hospitals

Thousands of citizens and health professionals took to the streets of the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest plans by the Madrid regional government to outsource management and some services provided by public hospitals. continue reading »

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Offers Wide Ranging Support to Mexico’

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Offers Wide Ranging Support to Mexico’

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe offered Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, Madrid's collaboration on its new security strategy and both have also studied the possible participation of Spanish companies in Mexico's ambitious infrastructure plan. continue reading »

Software Creator John McAfee Apprehended on Belize-Mexico Border

Software Creator John McAfee Apprehended on Belize-Mexico Border

Software pioneer John McAfee, the creator of the antivirus program that bears his name, was arrested on the border between Belize and Mexico after authorities from the former demanded his capture as a suspect in a murder investigation, his official Website reported. continue reading »

100 Injured, 92 Arrested During Inauguration Protests in Mexico

100 Injured, 92 Arrested During Inauguration Protests in Mexico

Around 100 people were injured and nearly 100 others arrested in clashes between police and protesters angry over the inauguration of new President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico City, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Banking Data Reveals Cities that Borrow More than Save have Better Quality of Life

Mexican Banking Data Reveals Cities that Borrow More than Save have Better Quality of Life

Mexican cities and villages where credit exceeds savings deposits offer a higher quality of life and a more educated citizenry, according to 12 years of financial data released by Mexico's National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV). The research was funded by the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty at the University of Chicago. continue reading »

Reserva de la Familia Showcases Mexican Artist Ricardo Pinto’s Work

Reserva de la Familia Showcases Mexican Artist Ricardo Pinto’s Work

Every year, Jose Cuervo and Tequila Reserva de la Familia offer famous Mexican artists the opportunity to create original artwork for its packaging. Each Reserva de la Familia box is made of wood and features the artwork of renowned Mexican artists. continue reading »

Real Madrid Tops Atletico de Madrid 2-0

Real Madrid Tops Atletico de Madrid 2-0

Real Madrid upset Atletico de Madrid 2-0 in Liga Derbi soccer at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Saturday night. continue reading »

Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Firm

Justice Dept. Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against North Carolina Firm

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement with Gamewell Mechanical Inc., a subsidiary of Woodfin Heating, Inc. based in Salisbury, N.C., resolving claims that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), when it terminated three employees based on the incorrect assumption that they were undocumented foreign nationals when they were in fact U.S. citizens. The company is in the mechanical construction business and fabricates and installs heating and cooling systems. continue reading »

Mexican Organization Receives $10M Loan to Expand Low-cost Medical Clinics

Mexican Organization Receives $10M Loan to Expand Low-cost Medical Clinics

Salud Digna Para Todos I.A.P., a Mexican non-profit organization, will get a 130 million Mexican peso loan ($10 million) from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to expand access to high-quality, low-cost medical diagnostic services in several northwestern and central Mexican states. continue reading »

Brazil Lights World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

Brazil Lights World’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree

The world's largest floating Christmas tree has been lighted in Rio de Janeiro during an event that featured lights, music and fireworks. continue reading »

The Dilemma of Higher Education Facing Latinos

The Dilemma of Higher Education Facing Latinos

One of the questions Latinos face in our time is the pursuit of higher education. The only reason this is an issue is due to the high cost of obtaining a degree and the prospects of finding employment with it. The high unemployment and underemployment scale has many re-evaluating conventional wisdom. continue reading »