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February 2013 Archives

Experts Say Widespread Corruption Amongst Mexican Police is Tolerated

Experts Say Widespread Corruption Amongst Mexican Police is Tolerated

Police officers renting their patrol cars and uniforms to criminals, and paying supervisors for a particular beat are some of the common corrupt practices that occur in Mexico, where there is widespread social acceptance of corruption, experts said. continue reading »

Socialists Demand Rajoy’s Resignation Following PP Scandal

Socialists Demand Rajoy’s Resignation Following PP Scandal

Spanish Socialist Workers Party, or PSOE, secretary-general and opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba on Sunday called on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign due to the corruption case involving the governing Popular Party regarding alleged clandestine payments to its leaders. continue reading »

Study Looks at Benefits of Being a Vegetarian

Study Looks at Benefits of Being a Vegetarian

A new study reveals that there are more benefits to being a vegetarian. According to zeenews.com a new study from the University of Oxford states that being hospitalized or even death is 32 percent lower in vegetarians. continue reading »

3-Million-Year-Old Fossils Go on Display in Venezuela

3-Million-Year-Old Fossils Go on Display in Venezuela

Three million years after being trapped in a tar pit, the fossils of 34 species of animals have been recovered and analyzed - including saber-toothed tigers and a new species of caiman - and will be able to be enjoyed by the public at an exhibit in Caracas. continue reading »

Ben Affleck Wins Best Director From DGA for “Argo”

Ben Affleck Wins Best Director From DGA for “Argo”

Ben Affleck received the prize for best director for "Argo" early Sunday at the annual Directors Guild of America, or DGA, awards after having won in the same category at the Golden Globes in January. continue reading »

Venezuela to Sue Spanish Paper for False Chavez Photo

Venezuela to Sue Spanish Paper for False Chavez Photo

The Venezuelan government plans to take legal action against the Spanish daily El Pais for publishing a photograph purportedly showing President Hugo Chavez intubated, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said. continue reading »

Paraguayan Presidential Candidate Killed in Helicopter Crash

Paraguayan Presidential Candidate Killed in Helicopter Crash

Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died in a helicopter crash in Chaco province, officials said Sunday. A search team found the wreckage of the helicopter, which went down Saturday night, at a ranch in the city of Presidente Hayes, media reports said. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares to Launch $2.25 Billion Road-concession Process

Colombia Prepares to Launch $2.25 Billion Road-concession Process

Colombia's National Infrastructure Agency, or ANI, said it will launch a road-concession process next week aimed at awarding an estimated 4 trillion pesos ($2.25 billion) worth of contracts for the construction of 550 kilometers (340 miles) of roads. continue reading »

Before We Bicker on Immigration, Let’s Agree on Definitions

Before We Bicker on Immigration, Let’s Agree on Definitions

If we’re going to get anywhere in this looming immigration debate, we’ve got to start in the same room, using words we all understand. I don’t mean this in a figurative sense, I mean it literally. continue reading »

73 Victims of Brazil Nightclub Fire Remain in ICU 1 Week Later

73 Victims of Brazil Nightclub Fire Remain in ICU 1 Week Later

Almost a week after the fire that left 236 people dead last weekend at a Brazilian discotheque, 109 of the injured remain hospitalized, 73 of them in intensive care units, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music Together

Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music Together

Puerto Rican salsa legends Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz celebrated Saturday their 50th year of making music together by recalling their greatest hits and giving thanks they're still alive after their bouts with drugs and alcohol. continue reading »

FARC Says Willing to Free 3 Colombian Security Force Members

FARC Says Willing to Free 3 Colombian Security Force Members

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said Saturday they are willing to free two police captured on Jan. 25 and a soldier grabbed this week in the Andean nation's southwest. continue reading »

Rescue Workers Continue to Search for Victims Among Pemex Blast Debris

Rescue Workers Continue to Search for Victims Among Pemex Blast Debris

Some 2,500 rescue workers - aided by specially trained dogs - continued to pore through rubble Saturday at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, where an explosion two days ago left 33 dead and more than 100 injured. continue reading »

7 Killed in Shootout with Troops in Northern Mexico

7 Killed in Shootout with Troops in Northern Mexico

Seven armed individuals were killed in a shootout with a convoy of soldiers in northeastern Mexico, military officials said. The shootout occurred Friday on a rural road near installations of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos on the outskirts of Ciudad Victoria, capital of Tamaulipas state. continue reading »

Paraguayan Police Seize 745 Lbs of Cocaine Stashed in Tomato Cans

Paraguayan Police Seize 745 Lbs of Cocaine Stashed in Tomato Cans

A Paraguayan exporter was arrested in a police operation that found 338 kilos (745 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a shipment of 1,400 cans of a tomato product being sent to Spain, officials said Saturday. continue reading »