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February 2013 Archives

New FBI Appointment in Puerto Rico Leads to Corruption Investigation

New FBI Appointment in Puerto Rico Leads to Corruption Investigation

The FBI's new Special Agent in Charge for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands said Monday that his office is investigating cases of public corruption on this Caribbean island. continue reading »

Barca Forward David Villa Leaves Hospital Ready for Team Practice

Barca Forward David Villa Leaves Hospital Ready for Team Practice

FC Barcelona forward David Villa left the hospital after being treated for kidney stones and is expected to rejoin the team for practice within 24 hours, the club said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spain’s Iberia Airlines to Cut Nearly 4,000 Jobs, Loses $1.14 Billion Over 4 Years

Spain’s Iberia Airlines to Cut Nearly 4,000 Jobs, Loses $1.14 Billion Over 4 Years

Spain's Iberia airlines said Tuesday it planned to eliminate 3,807 jobs, or 19 percent of its workforce, and urged labor unions to call off planned strikes. continue reading »

Peruvian Movie Star Magaly Solier Has Her First Baby

Peruvian Movie Star Magaly Solier Has Her First Baby

Peruvian actress Magaly Solier, star of the movies "Madeinusa" and "La Teta Asustada," announced on Facebook that she gave birth to her first baby in the city of Ayacucho. continue reading »

Argentine Artist Marta Minujin Marries Art for 70th Birthday

Argentine Artist Marta Minujin Marries Art for 70th Birthday

The Argentine conceptual artist known as the Andy Warhol of Buenos Aires recently celebrated her birthday in an interesting way. Marta Minujin held her 70th birthday party at continue reading »

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

27-Year-Old Undocumented Mexican Father of Two Guest at State of the Union

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who faces deportation will be in the gallery Tuesday night when U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government: Hugo Chavez Giving Order, Health Improving

Venezuelan Government: Hugo Chavez Giving Order, Health Improving

Two months after being operated for cancer in Cuba, President Hugo Chavez was analyzing images from Venezuela's recently launched Miranda satellite and giving orders based on what he observed, Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza said. continue reading »

Don Omar Prepares for His “Hecho en Puerto Rico” Concert

Don Omar Prepares for His “Hecho en Puerto Rico” Concert

Singer Don Omar, the self-proclaimed "King of Reggaeton," said his upcoming "Hecho en Puerto Rico" concert would rock the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Mexico to Have a New Saint - “Mother Lupita” García Zavala

Mexico to Have a New Saint - “Mother Lupita” García Zavala

This morning at 11:00am in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict presided over an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of the blessed that included Mexico’s Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala continue reading »

Spanish PM Honors Country’s World-Champ Handball Team

Spanish PM Honors Country’s World-Champ Handball Team

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday congratulated his country's world-champion national handball team for offering a "colossal image of Spain" abroad, showing that "one need neve continue reading »

Latinos Take Home Awards at 2013 Grammys

Latinos Take Home Awards at 2013 Grammys

Though the Latin Grammy Awards were in November, a number of Latino/Hispanic artists won big at this weekend's Grammy Awards. See the winners below. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Murder of 17 Band Members Because of Playing in Rival Cartel Area

Blog del Narco: Murder of 17 Band Members Because of Playing in Rival Cartel Area

The man who ordered the band Kolombia Kombo to play that night in Hidalgo, Jose Isidro Cruz would Villarreal, is "The Pichilo”. He is one of the inmates that escaped from Apodaca in 2012, and who is wanted in at least five separate municipalities. The Picchilo is a leader of the Zetas, and the person who ordered the group to perform at the winery La Carreta. continue reading »

Beethoven’s Kreuzer Sonata Influences Carolina Herrera’s Newest Collection

Beethoven’s Kreuzer Sonata Influences Carolina Herrera’s Newest Collection

The classic elegance of Carolina Herrera took to the New York Fashion Week runway on Monday with dresses, evening gowns and outfit combinations inspired by an adaptation of Beethoven's Kreuzer Sonata. continue reading »

REPORT: Sinaloa Cartel Used Private Planes from U.S. to Smuggle Coke into Australia

REPORT: Sinaloa Cartel Used Private Planes from U.S. to Smuggle Coke into Australia

Mexican drug cartels used private planes to smuggle several tons of cocaine from the United States into Australia, press reports said Monday, citing U.S. judicial documents. continue reading »

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

Smartphone App Lets Immigration Stopped on Immigration Violations Know their Rights

The unpleasantness of being detained by immigration agents inspired Deyvid Morales to create a Spanish-language app for cell phones and tablets with crucial information for other undocumented immigrants who find themselves in custody. continue reading »