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February 2013 Archives

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Breaks Into Ex-GF’s Apartment, Bites Her Toe

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Breaks Into Ex-GF’s Apartment, Bites Her Toe

A New Mexico man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and biting her. On February 3rd, shoe salesman Daniel Anaya, 27, allegedly broke i continue reading »

Immigration Task Force Led by Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros and Gov Haley Barbour &  Ed Rendell

Immigration Task Force Led by Condoleezza Rice, Henry Cisneros and Gov Haley Barbour &  Ed Rendell

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is creating a high-level bipartisan task force on immigration - co-chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, and former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell - to develop a politically viable package of policy recommendations and work with Congress to help pass immigration reform. continue reading »

Border Patrol Dogs Alert Authorities to 232K of Drugs Woman has Hidden in Dash

Border Patrol Dogs Alert Authorities to 232K of Drugs Woman has Hidden in Dash

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers at the Nogales Port arrested a Mexican woman today for attempting to smuggle approximately $232,400 worth of black tar heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Reyna Gisela Ramirez-Hernandez, 34, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, was referred for additional inspection of her Chevrolet van continue reading »

It’s Confirmed: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to Be Parents Again

It’s Confirmed: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to Be Parents Again

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is pregnant with her second child, her publicist confirmed to Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

A survey of 10,000 people from 29 countries throughout the world helped create the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index of the happiest cities in the world. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 4 Boys Killed, 1 Injured in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: 4 Boys Killed, 1 Injured in Nuevo Leon

Four boys were killed and another was seriously injured while they were riding in a taxi in Colonia Francisco Villa, north of Monterrey. The incident was reported around 08:10 pm at the intersection of Manuel Band and José María Fernández, in that sector. continue reading »

Nicaragua Electric Utilities Disnorte Dissur Sold for $57.8 Million

Nicaragua Electric Utilities Disnorte Dissur Sold for $57.8 Million

Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa said Tuesday it sold its stakes in Nicaraguan electric utilities Disnorte and Dissur for $57.8 million. continue reading »

On Final Day of Rio Carnival Champion Samba Schools Presented

On Final Day of Rio Carnival Champion Samba Schools Presented

Street troupes kept the merriment going on the last day of Carnival in Brazil after the elite samba schools wound up their spectacular parades. continue reading »

Community Self-Defense Force Launches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Community Self-Defense Force Launches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Santos Reyes Nopala, a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, has formed a community self-defense force, joining other areas that have created such groups to fight crime, officials said. continue reading »

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to drop wrestling from the Summer Games after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The move caught observers and wrestling fans by surprise continue reading »

18 Prisoners Escape Maximum-Security Prison in Ecuador

18 Prisoners Escape Maximum-Security Prison in Ecuador

At least 18 inmates escaped from a maximum-security prison in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuadorian authorities said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Carlos Slim and Bill Gates Join Forces to Reduce Hunger through Technology

Mexico’s Carlos Slim and Bill Gates Join Forces to Reduce Hunger through Technology

Billionaires Carlos Slim and Bill Gates said they planned to use their foundations to promote research and the development of agricultural technology to increase farmers' productivity and reduce hunger among the world's poor people. continue reading »

Meet Diane Kahlo, Artist and Relative of Frida Kahlo

Meet Diane Kahlo, Artist and Relative of Frida Kahlo

After spending years trying to get out from under the shadow of Mexican cultural icon Frida Kahlo, American artist Diane Kahlo decided to devote her talent to painting subjects continue reading »

ABC and Univision to Launch Fusion a Cable Channel for Latinos - Later this Year

ABC and Univision to Launch Fusion a Cable Channel for Latinos - Later this Year

Television networks ABC and Univision announced Tuesday that in the second half of this year they will join forces to launch a new channel for the Hispanic audience called Fusion. continue reading »