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February 2013 Archives

Chayanne, Marc Anthony Give Free Concert to 100,000 in Mexico City

Chayanne, Marc Anthony Give Free Concert to 100,000 in Mexico City

With a combination of catchy numbers and a great deal of energy, Chayanne and Marc Anthony got the more than 100,000 people attending their free concert in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main plaza, up and dancing on the weekend. continue reading »

Spanish King Thanks Peña Nieto’s Efforts in Rape Case

Spanish King Thanks Peña Nieto’s Efforts in Rape Case

Spain's King Juan Carlos called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to thank him for his efforts in helping catch the individuals who raped six Spanish tourists last week in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, Royal Household officials told Efe. continue reading »

Piensale al Pescado: What Fish is on Your Plate?

Piensale al Pescado: What Fish is on Your Plate?

As Latinos we eat all kind and type of fish—at least as reflected how I grew up and based on the menus of any typical Mexican or Latino restaurant. continue reading »

Police Recover Girl Kidnapped 9 Days Ago in Mexico

Police Recover Girl Kidnapped 9 Days Ago in Mexico

A 1-year-old girl snatched from her mother's arms nine days ago on Mexico City's east side was found Saturday "safe and sound" by police at the doors of a church, officials said. continue reading »

Chile Mourns 16 Soccer Fans Killed in Bus Accident

Chile Mourns 16 Soccer Fans Killed in Bus Accident

Sixteen people died and 22 were injured in southern Chile when a small bus carrying fans of a local soccer team skidded off the highway and plunged down a ravine in southern Chile, an accident the country mourns and which once again spotlights the safety problems of those vehicles. continue reading »

Tommy Hilfiger, Cesar Galindo Present Collections at NYFW

Tommy Hilfiger, Cesar Galindo Present Collections at NYFW

Tommy Hilfiger presented Saturday a contemporary take on men's suits of the 1960s with his fall-winter collection during New York Fashion Week, on a day when Rebeca Minkoff showed off her modern "grunge" and Cesar Galindo flaunted Latin elegance. continue reading »

Google Exec Eric Schmidt to Sell 42 Percent of His Stake

Google Exec Eric Schmidt to Sell 42 Percent of His Stake

Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell up to 42 percent of his stake in the search-engine company, worth around $2.5 billion at the current share price. continue reading »

Bus Carrying Soccer Fans Plunges Into Ravine in Southern Chile Killing 15

Bus Carrying Soccer Fans Plunges Into Ravine in Southern Chile Killing 15

Fifteen people including two children died early Saturday and 21 were injured when a bus skidded off the highway and plunged down a ravine in southern Chile, authorities said. continue reading »

Suspected Gang Members Kill Police Chief in Western Mexico

Suspected Gang Members Kill Police Chief in Western Mexico

A police chief in the western Mexican state of Jalisco was killed in an attack by suspected members of an organized crime gang, officials said. continue reading »

650,000 U.S. Homes Without Electricity After Snowstorm

650,000 U.S. Homes Without Electricity After Snowstorm

The huge snowstorm battering the northeast United States cause blackouts in some 650,000 homes and piled up more than 60 centimeters (2 feet) of snow in some states. continue reading »

6.9 Quake in Southern Colombia Injures 8, Damages 143 Homes

6.9 Quake in Southern Colombia Injures 8, Damages 143 Homes

A total of eight people were injured and 143 homes were damaged by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that rocked southwest Colombia, according to the latest report by the National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, on its Twitter account. continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands Attempt to Break World Record at Rio Carnival

Hundreds of Thousands Attempt to Break World Record at Rio Carnival

A crowd of revelers hundreds of thousands strong poured into downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday to celebrate Carnival to the rhythm of the Cordão da Bola Preta street band while trying to win a place in the Guinness World Records for the world's largest Carnival troupe. continue reading »

Former Youth Olympic Gold Medal Winner Takes Boxing Career to Next Level

Former Youth Olympic Gold Medal Winner Takes Boxing Career to Next Level

Emmanuel "Manny" Rodriguez, the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games, is going strong as a professional just over two years after sustaining burns over half his body in a near-fatal accident. continue reading »

ACLU Urges Ohio School to Remove Jesus Portrait

ACLU Urges Ohio School to Remove Jesus Portrait

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a federal lawsuit against Jackson Middle School, stating that their display of a portrait of Jesus Christ is unconstitutional. continue reading »

Nicaragua’s Largest Solar Plant to Open Soon, Says First Lady

Nicaragua’s Largest Solar Plant to Open Soon, Says First Lady

Nicaragua will soon bring online the country's largest solar plant, a facility with the capacity to power 1,100 homes, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »