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January 2013 Archives

REPORT:  Border Protection Agency Reveals Struggles with Corruption

REPORT:  Border Protection Agency Reveals Struggles with Corruption

The Center for Investigative Reporting is reporting that since Oct. 1, 2004, 147 Customs and Border Protection officers and agents have been charged with or convicted of corruption-related offenses, ranging from taking bribes to stealing government money continue reading »

Catholic Samba Group Turns Parade into Procession After Nightclub Fire

Catholic Samba Group Turns Parade into Procession After Nightclub Fire

A Catholic samba group in Rio de Janeiro changed its parade plans after the nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people, most of them students from the local university in Santa Maria. continue reading »

Taco Bell Pulls Commericial After Some Complain it Mocks Veggies (VIDEO)

Taco Bell Pulls Commericial After Some Complain it Mocks Veggies (VIDEO)

Taco Bell recently pulled an ad after some complained it mocked vegetables and the people who bring them to parties. The ad was to promote the fast food restaurant's 12-taco variety pack continue reading »

Santa Maria Brazil Struggles to Recover After Deadly Fire

Santa Maria Brazil Struggles to Recover After Deadly Fire

This southern Brazilian city, where 231 people died last weekend in a discotheque fire, struggled to recover Tuesday despite having 118 injured in hospitals, 75 of them in critical condition. continue reading »

Watch Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform

Watch Live Stream of President Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform

Later today, President Obama will speak on the need to fix the United States' broken immigration system. You can watch the President's speech below. It is scheduled to go live at 2:55 ET. continue reading »

State-Supported Cervantes Institute Sees Belting Tightening in 2013

State-Supported Cervantes Institute Sees Belting Tightening in 2013

The commemoration of the anniversary of the discoveries of the Pacific Ocean and Florida and the Year of Spain in Japan are some of the activities scheduled by the Cervantes Institute for 2013, a year that will be marked by austerity. continue reading »

US Immigration Proposal Divides Reform Advocates- Undocumented are Over 60% Hispanic

US Immigration Proposal Divides Reform Advocates- Undocumented are Over 60% Hispanic

A legislative proposal out of Washington may soon give hope to millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, while at the same time sparking renewed fears of a system run amok and warnings that years of inaction have made the problem only more complex. continue reading »

Mexico’s PEMEX Takes Delivery of Environmentally-Friendly Ships

Mexico’s PEMEX Takes Delivery of Environmentally-Friendly Ships

Oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it took delivery of two ships from South Korea's SPP Shipbuilding Group. continue reading »

SPAIN: Young Designers Making Porcelain the New Jewel in Fashion

SPAIN: Young Designers Making Porcelain the New Jewel in Fashion

From figurines crowding grandma's shelves to spectacular necklaces. Such is the evolution porcelain is undergoing thanks to the emergence of young designers who are turning it into jewelry. continue reading »

Spanish Model River Viiperi Brings Girlfriend Paris Hilton to Barcelona

Spanish Model River Viiperi Brings Girlfriend Paris Hilton to Barcelona

Celebrity Paris Hilton is currently accompanying her boyfriend, Spanish model River Viiperi, as he takes to the runway to show off designer collections at 080 Barcelona Fashion. continue reading »

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

NALEO Applauds Bipartisan Push in Senate for Immigration Reform

Organization calls for legislation that will make the naturalization process more accessible to immigrants and fully integrate new Americans into the fabric of society - The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials continue reading »

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Women Advocacy Organizations Urge for Humane Immigration Reform

Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights(NCIWR) and organizations concerned with women’s rights across the country released Statement of Principles on Women and Immigration Reform. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias, Jose Feliciano Amongst Those to be Inducted into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

Julio Iglesias, Jose Feliciano Amongst Those to be Inducted into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

Spaniards Julio Iglesias and Manuel Alejandro, Mexicans Jose Angel Espinoza "Ferrusquilla" and Armando Manzanero, Puerto Rican Jose Feliciano and Cuba's Concha Valdez Miranda are the first artists to be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. continue reading »

Formely Imprisoned in Mexico, Cassez Thanks Former French Pres. Sakozy for Getting her Out

Formely Imprisoned in Mexico, Cassez Thanks Former French Pres. Sakozy for Getting her Out

Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who was ordered released from prison by the Mexican Supreme Court after serving seven years on a kidnapping conviction, met on Monday with former French President Nicolas Sarkoz continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Pres. Peña Nieto Makes Quick and Friendly Visit to Uruguay

Latin America News: Mexico’s Pres. Peña Nieto Makes Quick and Friendly Visit to Uruguay

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a quick visit to Uruguay following the CELAC-EU summit in Chile and called for the adoption of a program to provide computers to schoolchildren in Mexico modeled on the one launched in the South American country. continue reading »