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December 2012 Archives

Member of Latin Kings, 2 Associates Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy in Indiana

Member of Latin Kings, 2 Associates Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy in Indiana

A member of the Latin Kings street gang and two associates were sentenced to prison this week in Hammond, Indiana federal court for racketeering conspiracy and other crimes in support of the gang, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David Capp of the Northern District of Indiana. continue reading »

Hector “Macho” Camacho Laid To Rest By Family and Fans

Hector “Macho” Camacho Laid To Rest By Family and Fans

Amid tears, applause, fainting and intense cold, controversial world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was buried Saturday in New York after a four-day vigil in Puerto Rico, his native country, and in the Big Apple where he grew up and won fame. continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries. continue reading »

3 Acclaimed Chefs Killed in Car Crash in Peru

3 Acclaimed Chefs Killed in Car Crash in Peru

Three acclaimed chefs were among a group of four people killed in a traffic accident in a highland area of southern Peru. continue reading »

Cuba Overturns Fidel Castro Law Placing Surcharge on International Calls

Cuba Overturns Fidel Castro Law Placing Surcharge on International Calls

The Cuban government is making international calls between the island and the United States less costly by repealing a decree signed by ex-President Fidel Castro in the year 2000 that established a 10-percent surcharge on calls between the two countries. continue reading »

Arrest Warrants Issued For Fake News Team Stopped in Nicaragua

Arrest Warrants Issued For Fake News Team Stopped in Nicaragua

A Mexican judge has issued an arrest order for 16 people - including 15 arrested in Nicaragua while carrying $9.2 million in cash - for their alleged role in transactions involving illicit proceeds, federal prosecutors said. continue reading »

Fito Paez to Premier “El Amor Despues del Amor: 20 Años” at Cuban Film Festival

Fito Paez to Premier “El Amor Despues del Amor: 20 Años” at Cuban Film Festival

Argentine singer-songwriter Fito Paez will premiere his DVD "El Amor despues del Amor: 20 Años" (Love after Love: 20 Years) at the 34th International Festival of New Latin American Film, which begins Tuesday in Cuba, local media said. continue reading »

Mexican Shelter Takes In Deported Immigrants with HIV

Mexican Shelter Takes In Deported Immigrants with HIV

Immigrants with HIV virus deported from the United States are finding refuge at the Las Memorias shelter in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, the only one in Baja California state to deal with AIDS patients. continue reading »

The Latino Commission on AIDS Reflects on World AIDS Day

The Latino Commission on AIDS Reflects on World AIDS Day

On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Latino Commission on AIDS reflected on the theme, “Getting to Zero”, which gives us an opportunity to assess where we are and what we need to do to reach an AIDS free generation. continue reading »

Drunk Driver Kills 3, Injures 8 Who Were Fundraising for Chile Telethon

Drunk Driver Kills 3, Injures 8 Who Were Fundraising for Chile Telethon

At least three people died and eight were injured Saturday when an apparent drunk driver ran over 12 people competing in an "ultramarathon" in support of the Chilean Telethon. continue reading »

Mexico Swears In Enrique Peña Nieto As President

Mexico Swears In Enrique Peña Nieto As President

Enrique Peña Nieto was inaugurated Saturday as Mexico's president, returning the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to power after a 12-year hiatus. continue reading »

Latin Rapper Discusses Immigrants’ Struggles Through Song (VIDEO)

Latin Rapper Discusses Immigrants’ Struggles Through Song (VIDEO)

New Latin Pop artist, Immi has brought his own style to the growing Latin rap scene with "Immigrant" (Inmigrante). continue reading »

Seth MacFarlane Is Giving College Students a Chance at the Oscars

Seth MacFarlane Is Giving College Students a Chance at the Oscars

On Friday, it was announced that the 2013 Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane will begin a national contest search for college students interested in film. Contest winners will be flown to Los Angeles and given the opportunity to present an Oscar, sort of. continue reading »

World AIDS Day Reminder that Systemic Barriers Leave Latinas at Higher Risk

World AIDS Day Reminder that Systemic Barriers Leave Latinas at Higher Risk

December 1 marks the annual World AIDS Day as organizations across the United States and the world work together toward an AIDS-free generation by raising awareness about the importance of protection and testing. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Vetos Portion of Royalties Bill Pertaining to Existing Contracts

Brazil’s President Vetos Portion of Royalties Bill Pertaining to Existing Contracts

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her veto power to exclude existing contracts from a bill to more widely distribute oil royalties, officials said. continue reading »