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January 2013 Archives

December Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.8%, Hispanic Unemployment Steady at 9.6%

December Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.8%, Hispanic Unemployment Steady at 9.6%

The December jobless rate according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics remained at 7.8 percent, same as November. The economy added 155,000 new jobs in the month. While November’s unemployment rate was revised slightly higher from the 7.7 percent initially reported. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Battling “Severe” Lung Infection

Latin America News:  Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Battling “Severe” Lung Infection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who remains hospitalized in Cuba more than three weeks after his latest cancer surgery, is experiencing respiratory deficiency caused by a "severe" lung infection, government officials said. continue reading »

Spain’s Vicente del Bosque Chosen As 2012 Soccer Coach of the Year by IFFHS

Spain’s Vicente del Bosque Chosen As 2012 Soccer Coach of the Year by IFFHS

Spaniard Vicente del Bosque was chosen as the 2012 national soccer team coach of the year in a vote organized by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. continue reading »

Hispanic Caucus Supports Decision by Congress to Prevent Fiscal Cliff

Hispanic Caucus Supports Decision by Congress to Prevent Fiscal Cliff

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) supports the decision by Congress to extend tax relief for working and middle-class Americans. continue reading »

6 Toy Vendors Gunned Down in Mexico

6 Toy Vendors Gunned Down in Mexico

Six toy vendors were killed in an apparent robbery in a suburb of the Mexican capital, police said Thursday. continue reading »

Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Continues

Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law SB1070 Continues

The legal battle against Arizona's harsh SB 1070 immigration law will continue in 2013 although the future of the section of the measure prohibiting housing or transportin continue reading »

31 Latinos are Seated in the New Congress, Record Number

31 Latinos are Seated in the New Congress, Record Number

The 113th U.S. Congress was established Thursday with the largest number of Hispanic lawmakers in history, a total of 31. continue reading »

Immigrant Women’s Advocates Applaud New Family Immigration Policy

Immigrant Women’s Advocates Applaud New Family Immigration Policy

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) applauds a new Obama Administration immigration policy, as it will advance family unity and integration for immigrant women and their families. continue reading »

10-Ton Holiday Cake Gives Thousands in Mexico a Special Treat

10-Ton Holiday Cake Gives Thousands in Mexico a Special Treat

Thousands of Mexicans got a taste on Thursday of a "roscon de Reyes" ring-cake weighing more than 9,000 kilograms (19,823 pounds) that was distributed free in this capital's giant Zocalo square. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Brazil Expected to have Slowest Growth in Region

Latin America News:  Brazil Expected to have Slowest Growth in Region

Brazil's average annual economic growth rate between 2011 and 2013 will be the lowest of all Latin American countries, according to analysis published Thursday by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. continue reading »

For Their Role in Gulf Oil Spill, Transocean Will Pay $1.4 B

For Their Role in Gulf Oil Spill, Transocean Will Pay $1.4 B

Swiss drilling company Transocean Ltd. said Thursday it has agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.4 billion for environmental and economic damage caused by the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. continue reading »

Woman Accidentally Kills Brother, They Had Been Posing for Photos With Guns

Woman Accidentally Kills Brother, They Had Been Posing for Photos With Guns

An Arizona man is dead after being accidentally shot in the head by his sister as they posed for photos together, pointing guns at themselves and each other. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

University of Puerto Rico Students Demand Elimination of $800 Annual Fee

Students at the state-run University of Puerto Rico on Thursday demanded that Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla eliminate the $800 annual fee imposed last year on top of the standard tuition of $49 per credit hour. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Cinnabon Worker Fakes Robbery to Pocket Cash

LATINO BLOTTER: Cinnabon Worker Fakes Robbery to Pocket Cash

Police in Washington state were investigating what they thought was a robbery of a Cinnabon employee, but they quickly realized it was actually a robbery of a Cinnabon by an employee. continue reading »

Another Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity

Another Brazilian Woman Auctioning Off Virginity

It seems another young woman is looking to auction off her virginity, and this one is Brazilian as well. Looking to assist in paying her ailing mother's medical bills after suffering a stroke recently, continue reading »