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February 2013 Archives

Charytin Goyco Developing Live TV Show

Charytin Goyco Developing Live TV Show

Popular Dominican entertainer Charytin Goyco says she is developing a very contemporary show for her return to Hispanic television on Mega TV. continue reading »

New Commission Will Investigate Venezuela’s “State Terrorism” Crimes

New Commission Will Investigate Venezuela’s “State Terrorism” Crimes

The Venezuelan government on Wednesday swore in a commission that will investigate "state terrorism" crimes it attributed to the administrations that alternated in power between 19 continue reading »

Gun Battle in Coahuila, Mexico Leaves 4 Gunmen Dead

Gun Battle in Coahuila, Mexico Leaves 4 Gunmen Dead

In Latin America news, a gun battle between the Mexican army and armed gunmen in Coahuila, Mexico resulted in four dead gunmen. The soldiers were fired upon continue reading »

ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) Filing Requirements and New IRS Rules

ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) Filing Requirements and New IRS Rules

With tax season now here, we wanted to share a little-known (but important) requirement from the IRS that will directly affect millions of immigrants when filing their taxes this year. As you may know, for immigrants who do not have a Social Security number, the IRS requires that an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) be entered on tax returns instead. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: Simple Intervention Closes Achievement Gap for Latino Students

Hispanic Education: Simple Intervention Closes Achievement Gap for Latino Students

It's a troubling fact that Latino Americans and African Americans earn lower grades on average than their white peers and are much more likely to drop out of high school. continue reading »

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

A set of 867 Ibero-Roman coins stolen from a collector in Madrid nearly a year ago has been recovered, the Spanish National Police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Vows “Unconditional Obedience” to New Pope

Pope Benedict XVI Vows “Unconditional Obedience” to New Pope

Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell to the College of Cardinals and vowed "unconditional obedience to the new pope" on Thursday, his last day as the leader of the world's more than 1 billion Catholics. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos are Optimistic About Families’ Financial Future

STUDY:  Latinos are Optimistic About Families’ Financial Future

Eight in ten Hispanics expect their family’s financial situation to improve over the next four years compared to only 68 percent of the general public, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs continue reading »

Scientists Will be Able to Explore Gulf of Mexico With Robot Sub

Scientists Will be Able to Explore Gulf of Mexico With Robot Sub

A new robot submarine equipped with a video camera will allow Mexican National Fishing Institute, or Inapesca, researchers to learn more about the Gulf state of Campeche's continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Sevilla here Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which was sufficient to win 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the final. continue reading »

Report: Honduran Murder Rate is 10x Global Average

Report: Honduran Murder Rate is 10x Global Average

Honduras suffered 85.5 homicides for every 100,000 residents in 2012, compared with a global median rate of 8.8 murders per 100,000, the Violence Observatory at the N continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Caught Trying to Smuggle Assault Rifles into Mexico from U.S.

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Caught Trying to Smuggle Assault Rifles into Mexico from U.S.

Texas border patrol officials arrested a woman from the U.S. trying to smuggling 14 assault rifles in Mexico. The weapons were hidden in her pick-up truck. continue reading »

Catholic “Flashmob” to Descend on Mexico City

Catholic “Flashmob” to Descend on Mexico City

On Saturday 9th March, a group of young Catholics as a "flashmob" will get on the underground in Mexico City to bring the message of Christ to thousands of people who every day use this means of transport. continue reading »

Fire at La Merced Market Causes No Injuries in Mexico City

Fire at La Merced Market Causes No Injuries in Mexico City

A fire that raged on Wednesday through this capital's largest retail food market caused no casualties, Mexican authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

Rep. Gutierrez On E-Verify Immigration Subcommittee Hearing

"We are having a much more realistic and fruitful conversation about employment verification because Republicans are back at the table willing to talk sensibly about how to move forward." continue reading »