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January 2013 Archives

Immigration News:  Path to Legal Residency for Undocumented with U.S. Family Made Easier

Immigration News:  Path to Legal Residency for Undocumented with U.S. Family Made Easier

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a new measure that will smooth the road to legal residence for undocumented immigrants with close relatives who are U.S. citizens, a move that could affect about a million people. continue reading »

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

Flight From Brazil Diverted After Young Woman Dies on Plane

According to police a young woman onboard a flight from Brazil to Texas died mid-flight. The American Airlines flight had departed Sao Paolo, Brazil just after 1a.m. on continue reading »

Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples

Nearly Intact 1,200 Year-Old Funerary Vessel Identified in Oaxaca, Mexico Temples

nformation surrounding an exceptional effigy vessel, found a few months ago in a mortuary temple at the Atzompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca continue reading »

REPORT:  Organized Crime in Mexico Blamed for 12,394 Death in 2012

REPORT:  Organized Crime in Mexico Blamed for 12,394 Death in 2012

Violence related to organized crime resulted in 12,394 deaths in Mexico last year, capital daily Milenio said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Army Engages in Gun Battle with Narcos, 11 Killed

Mexican Army Engages in Gun Battle with Narcos, 11 Killed

Army soldiers killed 11 suspected cartel gunmen in a clash in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas, local media reported. continue reading »

Colombian Singer Juanes Will Perform at Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert

Colombian Singer Juanes Will Perform at Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert

Colombia's Juanes will be the Latino voice at the concert to be held Feb. 8 in Los Angeles to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Dept. of Labor Sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund for Violating Whistleblower Act

Dept. of Labor Sues National Council of La Raza Action Fund for Violating Whistleblower Act

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued National Council of La Raza Action Fund Inc., successor to Democracia USA, a nonprofit community engagement and Hispanic voter registration organization in Orlando, for allegedly terminating an employee who raised health concerns about potential exposure to mold and other environmental factors in his workplace. continue reading »

City of Chicago To Offer Christmas Tree Recycling At 23 Citywide Locations, January 5-18, 2013

Seasonal program provides residents with an environmentally-friendly tree disposal option - The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District continue reading »

Eight People Killed in Separate Incidents in Northern Mexico

Eight People Killed in Separate Incidents in Northern Mexico

Eight people were murdered in separate incidents in the northern state of Chihuahua, Mexican authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Son-in-Law Says Pres. Chavez’s Health is “Delicate”

Son-in-Law Says Pres. Chavez’s Health is “Delicate”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health situation is "stable ... (but) delicate," his son-in law, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza, said Wednesday in Cuba, where the president has been hospitalized for three weeks. continue reading »

Latin America News: Remittances to Mexico Fall in November by 5.1%

Latin America News: Remittances to Mexico Fall in November by 5.1%

Mexico received $1.69 billion in remittances in November, down 5.1 percent from the same month in 2011, the central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Jodi Arias May Get Death Penalty for Stabbing Ex to Death in Shower

LATINO BLOTTER: Jodi Arias May Get Death Penalty for Stabbing Ex to Death in Shower

An Arizona woman is accused of being so obsessive about her ex-boyfriend that investigators believe she stabbed and shot him, leaving him to die in his bathroom. continue reading »

Olympic Medal Winner, Noe Hernandez, Shot Near Mexico City Night Club

Olympic Medal Winner, Noe Hernandez, Shot Near Mexico City Night Club

Mexican Olympic medalist Noe Hernandez remains stable three days after being shot in the head at a nightclub in metropolitan Mexico City, although his condition is still life-threatening, doctors said Wednesday. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Michigan Ballots Will Now Come With Proof of Citizenship Statement

Michigan’s Governor Rick Synder has signed a bill that will require voters to sign a statement to verify they are U.S. citizens. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Armed Men Attempt to Rescue the Body of Zeta Leader in Veracruz

Blog del Narco: Armed Men Attempt to Rescue the Body of Zeta Leader in Veracruz

According to the report, gunmen fired on officers guarding the premises where the body of the drug lord was being held. A group of gunmen attempted to rescue the body of Enrique continue reading »