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February 2013 Archives

Mexican Environmentalists Protest Chinese Development Project in Cancun

Mexican Environmentalists Protest Chinese Development Project in Cancun

More than 100 community activists and members of environmental groups staged a protest against the Chinese-backed Dragon Mart commercial project in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. continue reading »

The Concave to Elect New Pope Has 19 Latin American Cardinals

The Concave to Elect New Pope Has 19 Latin American Cardinals

The conclave to elect the successor of Benedict XVI will be regulated by the "Ordo Rituum Conclavis" established by John Paul II's apostolic constitution "Universi Dominici Gregis", para. 27. The Cardinal Camerlengo, who has a fundamental role during the Sede Vacante period, is Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, appointed by Benedict XVI on 4 April 2007. continue reading »

Corin Nemec Injured While Filming in Belize, Told Dont Sue or Else

Corin Nemec Injured While Filming in Belize, Told Dont Sue or Else

Following a major injury during filming in Belize, actor Corin Nemec, 41, had to be rushed to the hospital, but it seems his problems are not over just yet. continue reading »

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Drop in Hispanic Teen Birth Rates as Well as in Low-Birth Weight Babies

Teen birth rates have dropped yet again, reaching a historic low, and the number of babies being born early or with a low birth weight has also declined, a new U.S. government report shows. Many factors may account for the improvement, experts say. continue reading »

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Carnival entered its fourth day in Brazil on Monday and crowds thronged the streets across the giant South American nation in the annual bash. continue reading »

Latin King 2nd in Command Sentenced to 40 Years on RICO

Latin King 2nd in Command Sentenced to 40 Years on RICO

The second highest-ranking leader nationwide of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison after being convicted at trial in 2011 of racketeering conspiracy (RICO) and related charges continue reading »

Check Out the Amazing Work of Artist Oscar Ramos

Check Out the Amazing Work of Artist Oscar Ramos

Thanks to Bored Panda, our attention has been brought to Chilean artist Oscar Ramos' amazing artwork. Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Ramos' work is a new take on continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Head of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Security Detail Arrested in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Head of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Security Detail Arrested in Mexico

A man suspected of being in charge of Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's security detail was arrested by army troops and marines in northwest Mexico, a military commander said. continue reading »

GRAMMYS: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sting Sing Tribute to Bob Marley (VIDEO)

GRAMMYS: Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Sting Sing Tribute to Bob Marley (VIDEO)

The late Bob Marley was given an all-star tribute at Sunday's Grammy Awards, with Bruno Mars, Sting, and Rihanna. Two of Marley's sons, Ziggy and Damian, who are singers continue reading »

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

A cruise ship sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 people on board is being towed on Monday to the Mexican coast after being left adrift due to an engine room fire that knocked out the propulsion system. continue reading »

30,000 Lead Contaminated Toys Seized at Puerto Rico Port

30,000 Lead Contaminated Toys Seized at Puerto Rico Port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized multiple shipments of nearly 30,000 toys imported into the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, containing levels of lead that exceed legal limits. continue reading »

Spain’s Housing Market Continues Its Slide, Home Sale Fell 11.3% in 2012

Spain’s Housing Market Continues Its Slide, Home Sale Fell 11.3% in 2012

Home sales in Spain fell 11.3 percent last year after a 17.7 percent decline in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Monday. continue reading »

Melia Hotels of Spain Now Looking to Americas, Asia for Expansion

Melia Hotels of Spain Now Looking to Americas, Asia for Expansion

The Americas and Asia are the main engines of growth for Melia Hotels International, although the Spanish and European markets remain important also, the Spanish firm's vice president continue reading »

Proposed Changes to Buenos Aires Fabled ‘Avenida 9 de Julio’ Meet with Protests

Proposed Changes to Buenos Aires Fabled ‘Avenida 9 de Julio’ Meet with Protests

The Buenos Aires city government's plan to change the appearance of Avenida 9 de Julio, one of the widest avenues in the world, to accommodate special bus lanes has stirred protests in the Argentine capital. continue reading »

Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire Death Toll Continues to Rise to 239

Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire Death Toll Continues to Rise to 239

The death on Monday of a young man who had been hospitalized with respiratory problems after being injured in the Jan. 27 fire in a discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria raised to 239 the death toll in the tragedy, authorities said. continue reading »