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February 2013 Archives

Leftist Leader in Mexico Launches Campaign Against Oil Industry Reforms

Leftist Leader in Mexico Launches Campaign Against Oil Industry Reforms

Former leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched a national campaign in southern Mexico "in defense of the petroleum industry" and a continue reading »

Colombian Drug Lord Arrested in Panama

Colombian Drug Lord Arrested in Panama

A man suspected of being the leader of Colombia's Oficina de Envigado gang was arrested over the weekend by the National Police in Panama, officials said. continue reading »

NY Based Chilean Artist Alfredo Jaar to Represent Chile in Venice Biennale

NY Based Chilean Artist Alfredo Jaar to Represent Chile in Venice Biennale

New York-based Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar, whose artwork addresses war and socio-political issues, will represent his mother country at this year's Venice Biennale. continue reading »

“Motorcycle Diaries” Inspire New Men’s Collection by Carlos Campos

“Motorcycle Diaries” Inspire New Men’s Collection by Carlos Campos

he convulsive decade of the 1960s, remembered for its protest movements, inspired the fall-winter collection of men's clothing presented by Honduran designer Carlos Campos at New York Fashion Week. continue reading »

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

Hispanic Health:  Can Salsa Dancing Improve Latino Seniors Health?

David Marquez has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to see if a four-month instructional dance program for Latino seniors can improve their level of physical activity — and with it, their balance and mobility and cognitive function. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Loses in Final of VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile

Rafael Nadal Loses in Final of VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile

Argentina's Horacio Zeballos defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the final of the VTR Open in Viña del Mar, Chile. continue reading »

Pope Benedict Resigns at End of Month Cites “Advanced Age”

Pope Benedict Resigns at End of Month Cites “Advanced Age”

Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of this month due to his "advanced age," the Vatican said Monday. continue reading »

U.S. Defeats Tijuana Takes Lead in Mexico’s Clausura 2013 Soccer Tourney

U.S. Defeats Tijuana Takes Lead in Mexico’s Clausura 2013 Soccer Tourney

America overcame two expulsions and defeated the heretofore unbeaten Tijuana to temporarily take the lead in the sixth week of Mexico's Clausura 2013 soccer tourney on the weekend. continue reading »

V.P. of Peruvian Region of Amazonas Gunned Down

V.P. of Peruvian Region of Amazonas Gunned Down

The vice president of the Peruvian region of Amazonas, Dr. Augusto Wong Lopez, was shot to death by two unknown gunmen in the jungle province of Bagua, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Honduran Agriculture School Prepares Its Students For Agro-Industry

Honduran Agriculture School Prepares Its Students For Agro-Industry

Escuela Agricola Panamericana, whose motto has been "learning by doing" since it was founded 71 years ago, started its 2013 term with 1,290 students, the majority of them Latin Americans, from 15 countries. continue reading »

Spanish Socialists Want to Stop Corporate Giving to Political Parties

Spanish Socialists Want to Stop Corporate Giving to Political Parties

The head of the PSOE - Spain's main opposition party - Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, on the weekend as a way to prevent corruption proposed that companies not be allowed to give money to political parties and that the government be prohibited from hiring firms implicated in cases of financial irregularity. continue reading »

Ecuador Looking for Major International Support for Environmental Project

Ecuador Looking for Major International Support for Environmental Project

Ecuador's government hopes to raise about $240 million this year for the Yasuni-ITT environmental project, which would place large oil reserves in a section of the Amazon off limits to development, acting President Lenin Moreno said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 6 for Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Mexican Authorities Arrest 6 for Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Six people linked to the rapes last week of six Spanish tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco have been arrested, but the suspects have not yet been charged, sources close to the investigation told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

Lacoste’s Snow Inspired Collection Wows Fashion Week

Lacoste’s Snow Inspired Collection Wows Fashion Week

French design house Lacoste was a hit at New York's Fashion Week with its fall-winter collection, featuring a polar look, while Max Azria unveiled his second Herve Leger line for urban professional women. continue reading »

5 Cruise Crew Members Die During Lifeboat Drill in Spain

5 Cruise Crew Members Die During Lifeboat Drill in Spain

Five crewmen from a British cruise ship docked in Santa Cruz de La Palma, a city in Spain's Canary Islands, were killed and three others injured Sunday when a lifeboat plunged into the water during an evacuation drill, the emergency management office said. continue reading »