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Latino State News

February 2013 Archives

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

Brazil Bahia Region to Develop Cultural Heritage Tourism

In Latin America news, the Bahia state of Brazil will be developing cultural heritage tourism to create jobs and reduce poverty in the area. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Hope to Create Mass Organization

Cuban Dissident Guillermo Fariñas Hope to Create Mass Organization

Former political prisoners and prominent dissident Guillermo Fariñas announced Wednesday the creation of a new group that seeks to become a "dynamic mass organization" and achieve greater unity within the opposition in Cuba. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Has Nephew, 11, Drive to Pick Up Sister

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Has Nephew, 11, Drive to Pick Up Sister

A Texas woman was arrested after she allowed her young nephew to drive her car to pick up his sister. According to police, Carolina Romero-Gonzalez, 40, gave her 11-year-old nephew the keys to her car to meet up with his sister. continue reading »

MassMutual Offers Scholarships to Hispanic Students As Student Debt Hits $1 Trillion

MassMutual Offers Scholarships to Hispanic Students As Student Debt Hits $1 Trillion

Sixty percent of U.S. college students take out loans, and graduates leave school with an average of about $20,000 in debt, even as a college degree is recognized as essential for career success. continue reading »

CNN Chief Zucker Meeting with Minority Journalist Advocates

CNN Chief Zucker Meeting with Minority Journalist Advocates

On Monday, CNN’s new chief, Jeff Zucker, met with advocates for black journalists with plans to meet with advocates for Latino journalists next month after the network was criticized for not having a more diverse staff. continue reading »

Mexico’s Missing Persons Database Contains Over 26,000 Names

Mexico’s Missing Persons Database Contains Over 26,000 Names

The government has a database listing the names of 26,121 people who have not been located or are missing in Mexico, Deputy Government Secretary for Judicial Affairs and Human Rights Lia Limon said. continue reading »

Leader of Teachers Union Charged with Racketeering in Mexico

Leader of Teachers Union Charged with Racketeering in Mexico

The leader of Mexico's powerful SNTE teachers union learned Wednesday that she and two associates face racketeering charges in connection with the alleged embezzlement of $157 million in union funds. continue reading »

TBN Latino Affiliate Enlace Television Launches Innovative App for Mobile Viewing

TBN Latino Affiliate Enlace Television Launches Innovative App for Mobile Viewing

Enlace, Trinity Broadcasting Network's Spanish-language affiliate network, has launched an exciting free mobile app giving users of iPhones, iPads, Androids, and other mobile devices 24-hour real-time access to Enlace Television, America's most popular Spanish-language Christian network, and EJ TV, the cutting-edge faith channel for Latino young people. continue reading »

Cuba Charges U.S. Denying Rights of Former Cuban Spy

Cuba Charges U.S. Denying Rights of Former Cuban Spy

Cuba's government on Wednesday blasted Washington for denying consular access to a Cuban agent, Rene Gonzalez who is serving probation on U.S. soil after completing a prison term for espionage. continue reading »

Mexico’s Powerful Teacher’s Union Leader Arrested for Possible $204M Theft

Mexico’s Powerful Teacher’s Union Leader Arrested for Possible $204M Theft

In Mexico news, one of Mexico's most powerful union leaders, Elba Esther Gordillo was arrested at the Toluca airport on suspicion that she siphoned over $200 million of teachers union funds for personal use. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Says Good-Bye to the Public

Pope Benedict XVI Says Good-Bye to the Public

Amongst throngs of supporters and devotees, Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell, holding his last public audience at the Vatican. The first pontiff to retire from office in 600 years will official step down tomorrow. continue reading »

Cancun Prepares for Influx of Spring Breakers with Greater Security

Cancun Prepares for Influx of Spring Breakers with Greater Security

Police in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun are stepping up security in preparation for the arrival of thousands of spring breakers from the United States, city officials told Efe. continue reading »

NAACP Presents Oral Argument Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold the Voting Rights Act

NAACP Presents Oral Argument Urging the Supreme Court to Uphold the Voting Rights Act

Today, Debo P. Adegbile of the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund, Inc. (LDF) presented oral argument on behalf of defendant-intervenors in the Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important continue reading »

BURRITO BATTERY: Florida Man Attacks Teen with Taco Bell Burrito

BURRITO BATTERY: Florida Man Attacks Teen with Taco Bell Burrito

There must be something in the water, because Florida is once again the location of an odd crime involving a man in his 30s, a teenage boy, and Taco Bell burrito. continue reading »

Perez Hilton Announces:  It’s a  Boy!

Perez Hilton Announces:  It’s a Boy!

"Dear Friends, I want you to hear this directly from me, right here. I am ready to announce that earlier this month I was blessed with the birth of my first child, a beautiful and healthy baby boy - with lots of hair on his tiny head! continue reading »