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February 2013 Archives

New Jersey Legalizes Online Casinos

New Jersey Legalizes Online Casinos

The state of New Jersey on Tuesday approved the establishment of online casinos, although it essentially limited the customer base to people within the state, after Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that the two state legislative chambers had approved earlier in the day. continue reading »

NCLR Joins the Boycott of Hyatt Hotels in Defense of Latina Housekeepers

NCLR Joins the Boycott of Hyatt Hotels in Defense of Latina Housekeepers

NCLR joins MALDEF and others in the boycott of the Hyatt Hotel chain in defense of housekeepers who are predominantly Latina. They are asking for better working conditions for the Latinas. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Today Supreme Court Hears Voters Rights v State Rights – Who Wins?

Today Supreme Court Hears Voters Rights v State Rights – Who Wins?

Today the Supreme Court will heart the case on the viability of certain part of the Voting Rights Act and whether states have the rights to impose limitations on it. continue reading »

NHMC Criticizes Academy for Not Recognizing Lupe Ontiveros During ‘In Memoriam’

NHMC Criticizes Academy for Not Recognizing Lupe Ontiveros During ‘In Memoriam’

The National Hispanic Media Coalition complained Tuesday, in a letter to the organization responsible for awarding the Oscars, about actress Lupe Ontiveros not being included on its list of artists who died in 2012. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Dominican Republic on Your 168th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Dominican Republic on Your 168th Year of Independence

Today, all of Dominican Republic is celebrating and rejoicing its 168-year old independence from Spain. Columbus arrived in 1492 making this the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas. continue reading »

Guatemalan Refugees Living in Mexico Agree to Repatriation

Guatemalan Refugees Living in Mexico Agree to Repatriation

The villagers from the Guatemalan community of Nueva Esperanza who took refuge in southern Mexico in 2011 reached an agreement with their country's government to be repatriated on Feb. 28, non-governmental organizations reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Adolfo Carrion Hopes to Become First Latino Mayor of New York City

Adolfo Carrion Hopes to Become First Latino Mayor of New York City

Former Bronx borough president and veteran Democrat Adolfo Carrion will run for mayor of New York as an independent candidate. In an interview with Efe, he said he is aware of the political ris continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

Police in this northwestern Mexican border city seized a "cannon" used to launch packets of drugs to the U.S. side of the frontier, officials said. The pneumatic-powered device was found mo continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Armed Troops Break into Prison and Leave With 12 Inmates

Blog del Narco: Armed Troops Break into Prison and Leave With 12 Inmates

Armed assailants burst into a prison in the northern border town of Miguel Aleman on Tuesday and helped a dozen inmates escape, Mexican authorities said. The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. and two of the escapees were convicted murderers, the Tamaulipas state Attorney General's Office said in a statement continue reading »

Funny Photo of the Day: Hollywood, Can We Get a Movie Deal for GI Jose?

Funny Photo of the Day: Hollywood, Can We Get a Movie Deal for GI Jose?

With the success of superhero movie franchises over the years, we're now pushing for a new hero. Everyone, meet GI Jose: A Real Mexican Hero. continue reading »

Spain’s Energy Giant Repsol Sells Assets to Shell in $6BN Deal

Spain’s Energy Giant Repsol Sells Assets to Shell in $6BN Deal

Spanish energy giant Repsol SA said Tuesday that it agreed to sell a package of liquefied natural gas assets to Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a transaction valued at $6.65 billion. continue reading »

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Soccer Great Diego Maradona in Italy to Deal With $50 Million Tax Bill

Argentine soccer great and Dubai coach is in Italy to deal with his large tax bill in Italy. While coaching in Italy alleged he racked up a $50 million tax bill that remains unpaid. continue reading »

President Warns Economy, Nat’l Security Will Suffer with Spending Cuts

President Warns Economy, Nat’l Security Will Suffer with Spending Cuts

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. economy and national security will suffer if a set of automatic spending cuts takes effect later this week. continue reading »

10-Year Old Guatemalan Boy Suspect in Murder of Taxi Driver

10-Year Old Guatemalan Boy Suspect in Murder of Taxi Driver

Guatemala authorities are responding to the second 'child assassin' in just a week, here a 10-year-old boy shot and killed a cab driver without apparent provocation. continue reading »