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December 2012 Archives

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Argentine forward Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona was the best goal scorer of the 60 main leagues in the world in 2012, managing 50 goals in 37 games, and was also the most effective, with 1.35 goals per match, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, or IFFHS, says. continue reading »

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

2012 Was Another Bloody Year For Puerto Rico

Though the number of homicides won't match last year's record total of 1,122, violent crime remains the most pressing issue as Puerto Rico prepares to bid farewell to 2012. continue reading »

Woman Gunned Down In Mexican Hospital

Woman Gunned Down In Mexican Hospital

A woman was gunned down in the general hospital in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors said. continue reading »

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Four Executed in Guerrero- Found in Mass Grave

Blog del Narco: Four Executed in Guerrero- Found in Mass Grave

The bodies of four people, three men and a woman, in various stages of decomposition, were found in three graves located in the suburbs adjoining the city of Iguala on Tuesday. One of the bodies belonged to a person kidnapped last December 5 in Colonia Francisco Villa in the same city. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Nouel Alba Arrested in Fundraising Scheme for Newtown Shooting Victims

Latino Blotter:  Nouel Alba Arrested in Fundraising Scheme for Newtown Shooting Victims

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that NOUEL ALBA, 37, of the Bronx, New York, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging her with lying to FBI agents in connection with their investigation into a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Newtown school shooting tragedy. continue reading »

Actress Alexandra Barreto Engaged to ‘Boy Meets World’ Star Rider Strong

Actress Alexandra Barreto Engaged to ‘Boy Meets World’ Star Rider Strong

Puerto Rican-Italian actress Alexandra Barreto is reportedly engaged to the pouty-faced former star of "Boy Meets World," Rider Strong. continue reading »

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Successfully Prosecutes and Convicts 14 People

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Successfully Prosecutes and Convicts 14 People

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents’ recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 13 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crime(s), and one individual for alien smuggling. continue reading »

Argentina’s Rainy Season Could Affect Global Grain Prices

Argentina’s Rainy Season Could Affect Global Grain Prices

Christmas rainstorms in Argentina further delayed soy and corn planting, keeping markets guessing about whether the grains powerhouse can produce enough this season to help bring high-flying global food prices down to earth. continue reading »

Check Out Don Omar’s Song in Zumba Fitness Core Game

Check Out Don Omar’s Song in Zumba Fitness Core Game

Don Omar has teamed up with the Zumba fitness franchise to help promote its new Zumba Core Fitness game using his song appropriately titled "Zumba." continue reading »

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

A Guatemalan man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away early Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for diabetes complications. continue reading »

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

When Angie Estrada's daughter's dog was stolen she watched in sadness as the heartbroken little girl continued to wish for the dog's return for Christmas continue reading »

NHMC:  State of Minority Owned Media

NHMC:  State of Minority Owned Media

The National Hispanic Media Coalition ("NHMC") yesterday filed comments concerning the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") recently released data on ownership of broadcast stations by women and people of color. continue reading »

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Gallup Poll: Latin Americans Most Positive in the World

Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, with their region being home to eight of the top 10 countries for positive emotions worldwide. Residents in Panama and Paraguay continue reading »

Only Polar Bear at Buenos Aires Zoo Dies Due to “Excessive Heat”

Only Polar Bear at Buenos Aires Zoo Dies Due to “Excessive Heat”

The Buenos Aires zoo's only polar bear died earlier this week due to the high temperatures that have been affecting the Argentine capital, the zoological park's animal welfare director, Miguel Rivolta, said. continue reading »