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February 2013 Archives

Spike Lee Films Carnival for Brazilian Documentary

Spike Lee Films Carnival for Brazilian Documentary

U.S. filmmaker Spike Lee is shooting interviews and other footage for his upcoming documentary "Go, Brazil, Go!" during carnival in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, where millions of people have gathered for the festivities, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Corruption Allegations Force Rajoy to Release Income Statements

Corruption Allegations Force Rajoy to Release Income Statements

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who faces allegations he received under-the-table payments from a purported Popular Party slush fund, on Saturday released income statements that show he received net income for his work of 74,912 euros (roughly $100,100) last year. continue reading »

Colbert Satirizes GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” - MUST WATCH!

Colbert Satirizes GOP’s “Hispanic Outreach” - MUST WATCH!

In case you missed it, Steven Colbert took a satirical swipe at the GOP’s recently announced “Hispanic Outreach” during his nightly program on Comedy Central. continue reading »

5 Dead After Costa Rica Motel Fire

5 Dead After Costa Rica Motel Fire

The Health Ministry said that on Dec. 19 he declared the Las Aguilas Motel uninhabitable due to the disrepair of its wooden construction and electrical system, continue reading »

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexico's left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, called on U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to halt raids and deportations while an immigration overhaul plan that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented migrants "is debated and approved." continue reading »

It’s Raining Spiders in Brazil! (VIDEO)

It’s Raining Spiders in Brazil! (VIDEO)

As a young man in Brazil left a friend's engagement party he spotted something rather odd and perhaps frightening. It appeared to be raining spiders. In the southern Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina continue reading »

Chavez Signs Decree to Devalue Venezuelan Currency by 31 Percent

Chavez Signs Decree to Devalue Venezuelan Currency by 31 Percent

Venezuela is devaluing its currency by 31.7 percent, though the old exchange rate will be honored for businesses and individuals with pending applications for dollars, Planning Minister Jorge Giordani said Friday. continue reading »

Anarchists Claim Responsibility for Attempted Cathedral Bombing in Spain

Anarchists Claim Responsibility for Attempted Cathedral Bombing in Spain

An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for a thwarted attempt to set off a bomb at Madrid's La Almudena Cathedral, Spanish police sources told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Woman Defaces Famous Painting in French Museum

Woman Defaces Famous Painting in French Museum

A young and apparently "unstable" woman used an indelible marker to deface the renowned painting "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugene Delacroix, which was being exhibited at a branch of the Louvre in the northern French city of Lens. continue reading »

Set of Rare King Cheetahs Born at Japanese Zoo

Set of Rare King Cheetahs Born at Japanese Zoo

Two king cheetahs, of which only a few dozen are believed to exist in captivity, were born on Jan. 6 at Tama Zoo in the Japanese capital, a park spokesperson told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

NASA Reaffirms Asteroid Will Not Make Contact With Earth

NASA Reaffirms Asteroid Will Not Make Contact With Earth

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will come closer to Earth than any previous object of its size during a Feb. 15 fly-by, but the space rock poses no danger to the planet, NASA said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Prosecutor’s 3 Boydguards Killed by Police in Odd Confrontation

MEXICO: Prosecutor’s 3 Boydguards Killed by Police in Odd Confrontation

Three bodyguards were killed Friday when police attacked the motorcade of the attorney general of the central Mexican state of Morelos, the state's governor said continue reading »

9-Year-Old Mexican Mother May Actually be Older

9-Year-Old Mexican Mother May Actually be Older

Mexican authorities are trying to clear up doubts in the case of a 9-year-old girl who gave birth in order to determine, among other things, whether that is really her age, continue reading »

Boca Juniors Welcomes Back Riquelme

Boca Juniors Welcomes Back Riquelme

Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has agreed to return to Boca Juniors seven months after he abandoned the team, the club said Friday. continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: Judge Nicki Minaj Tells Matheus Fernandes Stop Seeking “Pity Party”

AMERICAN IDOL: Judge Nicki Minaj Tells Matheus Fernandes Stop Seeking “Pity Party”

Judges on reality television can be contestants' harshest critic or their biggest fan. It is unclear what side American Idol judge Nicki Minaj was on however, continue reading »