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January 2013 Archives

Current Death Toll of Deadly Brazil Fire Stands at 235, 143 Remain Hospitalized

Current Death Toll of Deadly Brazil Fire Stands at 235, 143 Remain Hospitalized

The death toll from last weekend's fire at a discotheque in this southern Brazilian city rose to 235 and 143 other people remain hospitalized, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Hope His Films of Peace Will Reduce Narco Violence

Mexican Priest Hope His Films of Peace Will Reduce Narco Violence

The violence associated with organized crime that is besetting Mexico has spurred a Catholic priest to write and produce a series of short film features that he hopes will touch the hearts of both victims and victimizers. continue reading »

Editorial Pages Agree: Citizenship Provision Must Be Viable & Straightforward for Reform to Work

Editorial Pages Agree: Citizenship Provision Must Be Viable & Straightforward for Reform to Work

It’s been a busy week on immigration, with President Obama delivering an immigration speech yesterday, following the unveiling of bipartisan Senate principles on Monday. The nation’s leading editorial pages have been following this issue for years, and are weighing in with optimism that the stalemate in Washington may finally clear this year. They are also near unanimous in insisting that the citizenship provision of any reform bill be viable and straightforward for reform to work. Among the key editorials today: continue reading »

HAPPY NEWS: A Year After Being Stolen, Kentucky Dog Found in New Mexico

HAPPY NEWS: A Year After Being Stolen, Kentucky Dog Found in New Mexico

After a sad year without their beloved dog, a military family in Kentucky is being reunited with her after she was found wandering the streets of New Mexico. In 2011, the family’s dog, Pooka, was stolen from their backyard. continue reading »

Police Discover 17 Bodies in Well in Northern Mexico

Police Discover 17 Bodies in Well in Northern Mexico

Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon have concluded the work of recovering and identifying a total of 17 bodies found in a well, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

BlackBerry 10 Launches with Collection of Univision Apps

BlackBerry 10 Launches with Collection of Univision Apps

We are one month into 2013 and if there's one trend that is very clear in the marketplace these past four weeks, it is the significantly growing importance of Hispanics and digital. We marked a milestone today launching a new partnership with BlackBerry. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Colombian Immigrant in Georgia Shot When GPS Sends Them Down Wrong Driveway

TRAGEDY: Colombian Immigrant in Georgia Shot When GPS Sends Them Down Wrong Driveway

A 22-year-old Colombian immigrant in Georgia was shot and killed over the weekend after a GPS unit gave him incorrect directions and sent him and his passengers down the wrong driveway. continue reading »

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

A man and a woman were murdered and a 1-year-old baby was seriously wounded in a new criminal incident in the central Puerto Rican town of Cayey bringing to 63 the island's homicide total so far in 2013. continue reading »

Spanish TV Producers Creating Content that Has Global Appeal

Spanish TV Producers Creating Content that Has Global Appeal

Defying their country's economic crisis, Spanish TV producers are creating series with international appeal, as demonstrated here at the annual conference of the National Association of Television Programming Executives. continue reading »

Spanish TV Producers Creating Content that Has Global Appeal

Defying their country's economic crisis, Spanish TV producers are creating series with international appeal, as demonstrated here at the annual conference of the National Association of Television Programming Executives. continue reading »

‘Machete’ Director Robert Rodriguez Being Sued for $11 Million

‘Machete’ Director Robert Rodriguez Being Sued for $11 Million

Famed director Robert Rodriguez is being sued for millions by a producer claiming Rodriguez used “threat and intimidation” to keep a game app and film featuring Danny Trejo from being released, believing it would take away from his upcoming film Machete Kills starring Trejo. continue reading »

President Obama’s Four Part Plan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

President Obama’s Four Part Plan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Yesterday, President Obama spoke from Las Vegas about creating a fair and effective immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. "I’m here because most Americans agree that it’s time to fix a system that’s been broken for way too long." President Obama said continue reading »

Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Alliance with Oil Agreements

Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Alliance with Oil Agreements

Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA has signed a series of offshore gas development and drill-rig import agreements with Russian state-controlled Rosneft, bolstering an alliance with a country that Caracas expects will be its top oil partner by 2021. continue reading »

Toyota Safety Recall for 1 Million Corollas and Lexus IS Sedans

Toyota Safety Recall for 1 Million Corollas and Lexus IS Sedans

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), will conduct two separate safety recalls involving approximately 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles and approximately 270,000 Lexus IS vehicles. continue reading »

Following Corruption Charges, Spanish King’s Son-in-Law has Bail Set at $11 Million

Following Corruption Charges, Spanish King’s Son-in-Law has Bail Set at $11 Million

The judge investigating a corruption case implicating Iñaki Urdangarin has ordered the Spanish king's son-in-law and his co-defendant, former business partner Diego Torres, each to post an 8.1-million-euro (nearly $11-million) civil bond. continue reading »