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January 2013 Archives

Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez Linked to Performance Enhancement Drugs Clinic in Miami

Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez Linked to Performance Enhancement Drugs Clinic in Miami

A new report out on Tuesday claims that Alex Rodriguez was just one of many star baseball players who received banned performance enhancing drugs from a Miami anti-aging clinic. continue reading »

FIFA General Sec. on Claims Qatar Bought 2022 World Cup: No Comment

FIFA General Sec. on Claims Qatar Bought 2022 World Cup: No Comment

The general secretary of soccer governing body FIFA declined to comment here Wednesday on charges by France Football magazine that Qatar paid bribes for the right to host the 2022 World Cup. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee and Red Cross Team up in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee and Red Cross Team up in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee on Wednesday here launched the Unete service campaign to collect money for the American Red Cross. continue reading »

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

Undocumented students in California feel a sense of relief now that they are eligible for financial aid from the state's public universities. continue reading »

Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009

Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009

Brazil last year granted 73,022 work visas for foreigners, 3.54 percent more than in 2011 and a 70.15 percent increase since 2009, the Labor and Employment Ministry announced here Wednesday. continue reading »

Real Madrid vs Barca Tie in First Leg of Copa de Rey Semifinal

Real Madrid vs Barca Tie in First Leg of Copa de Rey Semifinal

Archrivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona put on a magnificent display of soccer here Wednesday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which ended in a 1-1 draw. continue reading »

Critics Calling Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Commercial Racist (VIDEO)

Critics Calling Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Commercial Racist (VIDEO)

An ad that has landed in the highly coveted Super Bowl time slot has garnered a lot of attention for being accused of racism. Volkswagen’s ad, which made its debut on Monday, is already being criticized for being racist by Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

The colors, tastes, accents and music of Latin America are being seen and heard again at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, whose 33rd edition was kicked off on Wednesday by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe continue reading »

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Only 59 Percent of Hispanics in New Mexico Will Finish High School in 4 Years

Hispanics, who represent about 60 percent of New Mexico's student population, have one of the highest high school dropout rates. "The future of our state depends in large part on what happens with our young students," Diane Torres-Velasquez, the director of the Latino Education Task Force, told Efe. continue reading »

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

Colombian Teen Commits Suicide When Father Denies her Plastic Surgery

A teenaged girl in Colombia jumped to her death after her father would not allow her to get liposuction. The unidentified girl was just 14 years old when she jumped from the ninth story of her apartment com continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Bodies Recovered of 17 Kombo Kolombia Musicians From Well

Blog del Narco: Bodies Recovered of 17 Kombo Kolombia Musicians From Well

After three days of searching for human remains in a water well in the town of Mina, the Medical Examiner today reported that the bodies of the 17 staff members and Kombo Kolombia musical group, were returned to their families. continue reading »

Jon Secada Reflects on His Long Career as Singer, Composer and Actor

Jon Secada Reflects on His Long Career as Singer, Composer and Actor

Cuban-born pop star Jon Secada said that he finds himself at a moment of fulfillment in his professional career as a composer, singer-songwriter and actor. continue reading »

During Peace Talks FARC Guerillas Vow to Take Prisoners During Combat

During Peace Talks FARC Guerillas Vow to Take Prisoners During Combat

The team representing the FARC guerrilla group in peace talks with the Colombian government said Wednesday that insurgents have the right to hold police and soldiers who are fall into their hands in combat. continue reading »

‘El Diario’ Celebrates 100 Years - Oldest Spanish-Language Newspaper in U.S.

‘El Diario’ Celebrates 100 Years - Oldest Spanish-Language Newspaper in U.S.

El Diario, the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States, this year will celebrate its 100th anniversary as the voice of Latinos in the Big Apple. "During these years, we've been the voice of New York Latinos continue reading »

Gabrielle Giffords Addresses Senate Hearing on Gun Control

Gabrielle Giffords Addresses Senate Hearing on Gun Control

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, badly wounded two years ago in a mass shooting that left six people dead, made a surprise appearance at a Senate hearing on Wednesday to ask her erstwhile colleagues for action on gun control. continue reading »