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February 2013 Archives

Honduran Mother Looking to Reunite with Daughter Pleads to Let Her Stay in Spain

Honduran Mother Looking to Reunite with Daughter Pleads to Let Her Stay in Spain

Wendy, a Honduran residing in Spain, had not seen her 5-year-old daughter for four years, and after waiting 29 hours for Spanish immigration authorities to let the girl leave Madrid-Barajas Airport, now hopes she can stay in the country. continue reading »

Music Label Sells Alejandra Guzman CD By Mistake

Music Label Sells Alejandra Guzman CD By Mistake

The record label Sony Music Latin said it mistakenly put on sale in the United States a disc by Mexican songstress Alejandra Guzman and apologized for the incident. continue reading »

White House Honors 23 Scientists with National Medal

White House Honors 23 Scientists with National Medal

U.S. President Barack Obama honored the work of 23 scientists and researchers in technology and innovation who in many cases started from scratch, but thanks to their enormous talent, surpassed all expectations. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Hugo Chavez Finished Post-Op Phase in Cuba

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said that his country's head of state, Hugo Chavez, who is recovering in Cuba from an operation he underwent in December, has entered into "a new phase of treatment" and that the postoperative phase "is finished." continue reading »

“Gangnam Style” is Heading to Brazilian Carnival

“Gangnam Style” is Heading to Brazilian Carnival

South Korean rapper Psy, whose hit single "Gangnam Style" holds the record for the most-watched video on YouTube, will be one of the attractions at this year's carnival in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

Marriage Reduces the Risk of Heart Complications, says Study

Marriage Reduces the Risk of Heart Complications, says Study

Next time you hear someone’s spouse say, “Never get married,” in frustration. Tell them this- For both genders, being married reduces the risk of having severe coronary complications. Not only that- being single increases the risks for both developing and dying from heart disease. continue reading »

Indiana Pacers Defeat Miami Heat 102-89

Indiana Pacers Defeat Miami Heat 102-89

The Indiana Pacers scored their second victory of the season over the Miami Heat, using a balanced attack to break down the defending champions' vaunted defense in a 102-89 home win. continue reading »

Rajoy Denies Receiving Under-the-Table Payments from PP

Rajoy Denies Receiving Under-the-Table Payments from PP

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday denied allegations that he received secret cash payments from the ruling conservative Popular Party and said he will release his income statements next week to clear up any doubts. continue reading »

Why Democrats Don’t Have to Worry About Ted Cruz?

Why Democrats Don’t Have to Worry About Ted Cruz?

Not too long ago Ruben Navarette wrote a most revealing column entitled “Democrats should worry about up-and-comer Cruz. The column goes on to extol Cruz’s conservative values and how they perfectly matched those of the Hispanic community. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are the Top Outsourcing Destinations in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Are the Top Outsourcing Destinations in Latin America?

Latin America has become one of the top destinations for outsourcing. With 24 of the top 100 destination, it is evident that companies have their eyes on LatAm. Tholons has ranked the top 100 destinations. Internationally, Bangalore was the top destination. continue reading »

Reggaeton Star Don Omar Going Back to College to Become Professional Racecar Driver

Reggaeton Star Don Omar Going Back to College to Become Professional Racecar Driver

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar announced he is headed back to college to finish his studies and become a mechanic and professional racing-car driver. continue reading »

Hispanic Youth Unemployment Reaches 13 Percent

Hispanic Youth Unemployment Reaches 13 Percent

Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan organization advocating for Millennials ages 18-29, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for January 2013. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: continue reading »

Hillary Clinton Steps Down as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton Steps Down as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton formally stepped down as U.S. secretary of state on Friday with a letter to President Barack Obama and an emotional farewell address to the department she has run for four years. continue reading »

Gang Shootout Kills 4 in El Salvador

Gang Shootout Kills 4 in El Salvador

Four people were killed and three others wounded Friday in a shootout between rival gangs in the eastern province of San Miguel, Salvadoran authorities said. continue reading »

Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Kills 18

Suicide Bomber in Pakistan Kills 18

At least 18 people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday in a suicide bombing in the northwestern Pakistani town of Hangu, police told Efe. Geo television said the death toll was 22. continue reading »