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January 2013 Archives

HONDURAS: Murder of Young People on the Rise, About 76 Killed Each Month

HONDURAS: Murder of Young People on the Rise, About 76 Killed Each Month

Hondurans under the age of 23 are being murdered at the rate of 76 a month, compared with 45 youth homicides monthly in 1998, the Honduras branch of Covenant House says in a report released here Thursday. continue reading »

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light Commemorates Mexican Soccer Tour with $100,000 Donation to HSF

Bud Light, official sponsor of the Men's Mexican National Soccer Team (MNT), is donating $100,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to commemorate the team's five-city American tour and make the dream of a college education a reality for Hispanics across this country. continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: He May be Small, but Matheus Fernandes Has a Big Voice (VIDEO)

AMERICAN IDOL: He May be Small, but Matheus Fernandes Has a Big Voice (VIDEO)

Like fellow American Idol contestant Isabel Gonzalez, Matheus Fernandes covered a Sam Cooke song for his audition, but unlike Gonzalez, Fernandes looks a little different. continue reading »

Sec Clinton Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Before Their Meeting

Sec Clinton Remarks With Mexican Foreign Secretary Jose Antonio Meade Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY CLINTON: It is such a treat for me to welcome the new Foreign Secretary of Mexico. Secretary Meade is no stranger to Washington having served previously as finance minister and been very active on many issues that are of mutual concern to our two countries. But this is my last official continue reading »

JUST IN:  Blast at PEMEX Headquarters Leaves 14 Dead and 100 Injured in Mexico

JUST IN:  Blast at PEMEX Headquarters Leaves 14 Dead and 100 Injured in Mexico

Mexican authorities are reporting a blast at the headquarters complex of state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX). The blast has killed 14 people and injured 100. Early reports say that some type of machinery exploded in the basement of an administration building. The explosion occurred near 4:00 p.m. local time. continue reading »

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth by a group of eight U.S. Senators as a blueprint for reform the country’s immigration system. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico's businesses plan to spend up to 10 percent of their advertising budgets on social media this year, focusing on social-networking giants Facebook and Twitter, a new report said. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 5.5 Percent

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Drops to 5.5 Percent

Brazil's average unemployment rate last year came in at 5.5 percent, the lowest level since stricter measurement criteria were adopted in 2002, the government said Thursday. continue reading »

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya's portrait of his grandson went unsold Thursday in an auction of works by Old Masters at Sotheby's New York. The highest bid for "Portrait of Mariano Goya," was $5.5 million, short of the undisclosed reserve price continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico’s Economy Grows 4 Percent in 2012

Latin America News:  Mexico’s Economy Grows 4 Percent in 2012

Mexico's gross domestic product grew around 4 percent in real terms in 2012 and 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of the year, the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat said. continue reading »

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. continue reading »

13 Former TX Prison Employees Charged With Taking Bribes for Smuggling into Fed Detention Center

13 Former TX Prison Employees Charged With Taking Bribes for Smuggling into Fed Detention Center

Federal authorities arrested 12 former Ector County Correctional Center (ECCC) guards and one former ECCC employee this morning for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband to inmates inside the federal detention facility continue reading »

Jon Stewart Takes on the GOP and Recent Immigration Proposals (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Takes on the GOP and Recent Immigration Proposals (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show touched on the GOP, their seemingly shifting stances on immigration reform, and why they're really changes their minds (as stated by John McCain). continue reading »

Mexican Actress Ana Claudia Talancon Discusses New Role

Mexican Actress Ana Claudia Talancon Discusses New Role

Mexican actress Ana Claudia Talancon said she was a huge fan of children and soccer, the two subjects of her film, "El sueño de Ivan." "I've always loved kids. I've felt that way since I was a little girl, with my dolls," the actress said. continue reading »

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones Star Natalia Tena Speaks out Over Colombian Killing

Game of Thrones and Harry Potter star Natalia Tena has lent her support to a Survival International campaign to finally bring the killers of three Colombian Indian leaders to justice. Twenty-two years ago, in November 1990, Angel María Torres and two other leaders of Colombia’s Arhuaco tribe were kidnapped, tortured and killed. continue reading »