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February 2013 Archives

Don Omar Being Sued Over Yacht Used in Music Video

Don Omar Being Sued Over Yacht Used in Music Video

Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Don Omar seems to have gotten himself into a bit on hot water on the water. In Don Omar’s video for the song “Danza Kuduro” the performer is seen inviting a group of women onto “h continue reading »

Daughter of Cuban Dissident Killed in Crash Says It Was No Accident

Daughter of Cuban Dissident Killed in Crash Says It Was No Accident

Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya's death last July in a car crash "was not an accident," his daughter said here Thursday. The Spaniard who was driving the car carrying her father confirmed t continue reading »

Mexico President Peña Nieto Makes First Comments on Arrest of Powerful Teachers Union

Mexico President Peña Nieto Makes First Comments on Arrest of Powerful Teachers Union

Mexico President Peña Nieto's mad his first comments on the the arrest of teacher union leader Elba Esther Gordillo, who allegedly used union funds to pay her personal expenses up to $157 million. continue reading »

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Spain's Rafael Nadal called on the International Tennis Federation to conduct anti-doping blood tests and regularly publish the results to ensure the sport is clean. continue reading »

Wisin & Yandel Deny Cuba’s Claim Lyrics are Offensive to Women

Wisin & Yandel Deny Cuba’s Claim Lyrics are Offensive to Women

The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel denied Thursday that their lyrics are offensive to women, an assessment made by the Cuban government in barring the group's songs from being played on radio and television. continue reading »

PEMEX Posts Solid Earnings of $390M for 2012, After Losses $6.54B in Prior Yr

PEMEX Posts Solid Earnings of $390M for 2012, After Losses $6.54B in Prior Yr

Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it posted net income of nearly 5 billion pesos (some $390 million) in 2012, a year after registering a net loss of $6.54 billion. continue reading »

Montreal Museum Hosts Exhibit on 3,000 Years of Peruvian Culture

Montreal Museum Hosts Exhibit on 3,000 Years of Peruvian Culture

From February 2 to June 16, 2013, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present for the first time and exclusively in Canada, the exhibition Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon: Identities and Conquest in the Early, Colonial and Modern Periods. continue reading »

Latin American Would Not Escape Effects of U.S. Sequester

Latin American Would Not Escape Effects of U.S. Sequester

With just one day before Friday’s sequester deadline, the United States government is preparing for massive cuts, but our neighbors south of the border should also be preparing, as Latin America will not escape the effects of the spending cuts. continue reading »

Documentary Covers the Perils of Migrants Crossing Mexico to the U.S.

Documentary Covers the Perils of Migrants Crossing Mexico to the U.S.

The new documentary "La Bestia" examines the plight of Central American migrants during their dangerous journey across Mexico to the United States, filmmaker Pedro Ultreras said. continue reading »

Is Marc Anthony’s New Girl 21-Year-Old Heiress, Chloe Green?

Is Marc Anthony’s New Girl 21-Year-Old Heiress, Chloe Green?

Latin crooner Marc Anthony appears to be on the mend after his split with Venezuelan model Shannon del Lima, as we was spotted with a young beauty while enjoying a day of fun with his twins, Em continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper Headquarters Attacked for Third Day in a Row

Mexican Newspaper Headquarters Attacked for Third Day in a Row

Unidentified individuals opened fire on the offices of the El Siglo newspaper in Torreon, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, for the third day in a row, slightly wounding two people, the daily reported on its Web site Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Economy Contracted by .80%, Fourth Quarter 2012

Spanish Economy Contracted by .80%, Fourth Quarter 2012

The Spanish economy continues to struggle with current reports it contracted by .80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 mainly due to poor consumer spending in light of high unemployment continue reading »

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, a Texas teen with a developmental disability was given a moment he'll never forget. The team manager for El Paso's Coronado High School, Mitchell Marcus, has always be continue reading »

Author Reveals Plot Details for Next Bond Novel

Author Reveals Plot Details for Next Bond Novel

The next James Bond novel, which will be published in September, has the world's most famous secret agent living in London's Chelsea section at the age of 45, writer William Boyd said Thursday. continue reading »

Young Turks Ask- Why is CNN Getting Rid of Soledad O’Brien? (VIDEO)

Young Turks Ask- Why is CNN Getting Rid of Soledad O’Brien? (VIDEO)

Nothing's more threatening to a career in journalism than acting like an actual journalist. "Soledad O'Brien will no longer be a host on CNN, but she's staying with the network" -- sort of. continue reading »