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January 2013 Archives

Telenovelas Remain Most Watched Programming Amongst Latin Americans

Telenovelas Remain Most Watched Programming Amongst Latin Americans

The soap opera, or "telenovela," continues to be the star television product throughout Latin America and is making inroads in the United States and Europe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Father and Two Sons Executed in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: Father and Two Sons Executed in Nuevo Leon

A man and his two sons were executed, each shot in the head, in the Colony Rene Alvarez, on the streets of Cerro del Topo Chico, where the bodies were naked. Last night neighbors reported gunfire in the Street, between Tang and Norias, in the San Bernabe, a source. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  More than $2 Million Worth of Pot Found in Watermelon Shipment

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  More than $2 Million Worth of Pot Found in Watermelon Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) on Friday discovered and seized a substantial load of alleged marijuana weighing more than 2,500 pounds at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Texas. continue reading »

Arsenal Manager Says Barça Won’t Discuss Selling David Villa

Arsenal Manager Says Barça Won’t Discuss Selling David Villa

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that FC Barcelona has rejected the Gunners' overture for an accord that would send forward David Villa to London. continue reading »

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers to Win Over Hornets

Kobe Bryant Leads Lakers to Win Over Hornets

The Los Angeles Lakers won their third straight game thanks to another unselfish performance from Kobe Bryant, who handed out 11 assists to lead his team to a hard-fought 111-106 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. continue reading »

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF Responds to President’s Speech on Immigration

MALDEF President and General Counsel, Thomas A. Saenz, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on immigration today: continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »

Missing Selena. Justin Bieber’s New Song “Nothing Like Us” Is Heartbreaking

Missing Selena. Justin Bieber’s New Song “Nothing Like Us” Is Heartbreaking

Known as a pop star hit machine, Justin Bieber has had his share of chart-toppers, but it's his latest acoustic song about his break-up with Selena Gomez that has really grabbed our attention. continue reading »

El Gran Combo Cofounder Denies Firing Original Member, Saxophonist Eddie Perez

El Gran Combo Cofounder Denies Firing Original Member, Saxophonist Eddie Perez

The cofounder and musical director of the legendary Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo, Rafael Ithier, denied on Tuesday firing a fellow original member of the group, saxophonist Eddie "La Bala" Perez. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over $300,000 Unreported Cash Found Inside Car’s Roof at Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over $300,000 Unreported Cash Found Inside Car’s Roof at Border

A 54-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle $302,800 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

The run-up to the 2012 elections was one of court battles and legislative jockeying over Republican-backed voter ID and elections laws that critics called bald-faced attempts to suppress turnout and disenfranchise Democratic voters. continue reading »

BP to Pay $4.52 Billion Settlement for Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

BP to Pay $4.52 Billion Settlement for Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

A federal judge on Tuesday accepted the agreement between BP and U.S. authorities under which the company agreed to pay $4.52 billion to settle criminal charges arising from the April 2010 crude spill in the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

Senate Confirms John Kerry Nomination for Secretary of State

Senate Confirms John Kerry Nomination for Secretary of State

Sen John Kerry will succeed Hillary Clinton as U.S. secretary of state after being confirmed Tuesday in a Senate vote. The Massachusetts Democrat, nominated by President Barack Obama in mid-December, was confirmed by a vote of 94-3. continue reading »

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Obama Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that if the U.S. Congress does not act quickly on immigration reform, he will send his own proposal that guarantees "a fair process" for undocumented immigrants "to earn their way" toward legalization and citizenship. continue reading »

Michael Bublé and Argentine Wife, Luisana Lopilato, Expecting Baby!

Michael Bublé and Argentine Wife, Luisana Lopilato, Expecting Baby!

Crooner Michael Bublé and his Argentinian wife, Luisana Lopilato, recently announced they are expected On January 24, Lopilato, affectionately known as Lu, posted a video on her YouTube continue reading »