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January 2013 Archives

Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

A Catholic priest sentenced to 20 years in prison as an accomplice in the 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi was paroled on Friday and spoke out to assert his innocence. continue reading »

Spanish Man Confesses to Slitting Ex-Girlfriend’s Throat

Spanish Man Confesses to Slitting Ex-Girlfriend’s Throat

A 39-year-old man turned himself over to the police and confessed he had slit his ex-girlfriend's throat the night before on a street in the eastern Spanish town of Benaguasil. continue reading »

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

A Hungarian cardiac surgeon with a "Latino heart" is directing from North Carolina a program that donates medical equipment to hospitals in Central America and provides training for their staffs. continue reading »

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas Wins 5th Straight Goalkeeper of the Year Award

Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas Wins 5th Straight Goalkeeper of the Year Award

Iker Casillas, captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national soccer squad, has been named goalkeeper of the year for the fifth straight time by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. continue reading »

King Juan Carlos Urges Spaniards to Regain Confidence

King Juan Carlos Urges Spaniards to Regain Confidence

Spain's King Juan Carlos expressed his concern about the lack of jobs in his country and the fact that many youths have to look for work abroad, but expressed confidence that Spaniards can regain their confidence and overcome the crisis. continue reading »

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Petrobras Announces Oil Find Off of Brazilian Coast

Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras announced a new oil discovery in ultra-deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. continue reading »

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized in Puerto Rico

U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico reported Friday the arrest of two Dominicans from whose vessel they seized 2,200 kilos (4,845 pounds) of cocaine. continue reading »

After Positive Reception in 2012, Disneyland Expanding Three Kings Fest

After Positive Reception in 2012, Disneyland Expanding Three Kings Fest

The Disneyland theme park in Southern California is expanding its celebration of Three Kings Day after the Hispanic community's enthusiastic response to last year continue reading »

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

The hacker-activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for attacks this week on the Web sites of Guatemala's executive and legislative branches. continue reading »

WEIRD: Jets Coach Has QB Mark Sanchez’s Number Tattooed on His Arm

WEIRD: Jets Coach Has QB Mark Sanchez’s Number Tattooed on His Arm

Head coach of the NFL's New York Jets has revealed what can only be described as a slightly confusing tattoo. Still, as odd as it may seem, it could mean good news for Mark Sanchez. continue reading »

Mexico City: Those Guilty of Animal Abuse Will Serve Jail Time

Mexico City: Those Guilty of Animal Abuse Will Serve Jail Time

Lawmakers in Mexico City have announced that those found guilty of animal cruelty now face up to four years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. continue reading »

Long-Hidden Frida Kahlo Garments on Display at Casa Azul through Nov. ‘13

Long-Hidden Frida Kahlo Garments on Display at Casa Azul through Nov. ‘13

Four years after the death of the world's most famous Latin artist, Frida Kahlo, her home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a museum using a trust created b continue reading »

American Airlines Employee, Luis Montano, Put on ‘No Fly’ List, Doesn’t Know Why

American Airlines Employee, Luis Montano, Put on ‘No Fly’ List, Doesn’t Know Why

A 13-year employee of American Airlines is baffled and financially crushed, having been told by his employer that he was being suspended after his name was added to the TSA's "no fly" list. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Charged with Killing Ex-Wife, Beating Her Boyfriend

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Charged with Killing Ex-Wife, Beating Her Boyfriend

On Wednesday, a Chicago man was charged with killing his ex-wife and beating her boyfriend in northwest Indiana. Margarito Valdivia, 44, has been charged with the murder for killi continue reading »

Taco Bell Hints at New Flavored Taco: Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco

Taco Bell Hints at New Flavored Taco: Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco

As if the American palette needed another assault, Taco Bell is hinting at that another taco flavor. The ‘Cool Ranch Doritos Locos’ taco is anticipated sometime in 2013. The fast-food chain wants to duplicate the success it has had with its Doritos Locos Taco – its best-selling new product ever. continue reading »