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February 2013 Archives

In Latin America News: Mexico Telecom Industry Grew 13.6% in 2012

In Latin America News: Mexico Telecom Industry Grew 13.6% in 2012

In Latin America news Mexico's telecom industry posted its healthiest grow in four year. Mexican telecommunications grew by 13.6% last year due in great part to wireless and satellite television. continue reading »

‘National Gendarmerie’ Mexico’s New Police Force Starts Operating End of Year

‘National Gendarmerie’ Mexico’s New Police Force Starts Operating End of Year

Mexico is launching its new national police force later this year with 10,000 officers in what will be called the National Gendarmerie. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Leaves 2-Yr-Old Daughter in Truck While in Bikini Bar

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Leaves 2-Yr-Old Daughter in Truck While in Bikini Bar

“Father of the Year” he is not. At around midnight Saturday, police received a call from someone who had spotted a young child locked in pickup truck alone outside of bikini bar in Van Nuys. continue reading »

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 16 Will Include Boxer Victor Ortiz

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 16 Will Include Boxer Victor Ortiz

The contestants for season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars have been announced and among them is boxer Victor Ortiz. The Mexican-American boxer is a former WBC Welterwei continue reading »

Puerto Rico Airport Set to be Privately Managed Under 40-year Contract

Puerto Rico Airport Set to be Privately Managed Under 40-year Contract

The FAA has approved a controversial management plan for Puerto Rico airport which will make management private under a 40-year contract continue reading »

11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

Archaeologist have located 11 pre-Inca tombs that are relics of the Lima and Yschma culture inside Peru's ancient village known as National Sports Village continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Shot at While Guarding Newspaper in Coahuilia

Blog del Narco: Police Shot at While Guarding Newspaper in Coahuilia

An armed commando attacked at dawn where the elements of the federal police were guarding the premises of the newspaper El Siglo de Torreón in Coahuila. The shooting began while police elements were on patrol outside the newspaper. continue reading »

‘Napolean Dynamite’ Drama: Efren Ramirez Tells Twin “Stop Pretending to Be Me!”

‘Napolean Dynamite’ Drama: Efren Ramirez Tells Twin “Stop Pretending to Be Me!”

TMZ had revealed two things we did not know. 1) Napoleon Dynamite’s “Pedro,” played by Efren Ramirez, is a twin and 2) Efren no longer speaks to him after he impersonated him without permission. continue reading »

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest Areas

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest Areas

The government plans to spend nearly $39 million to construct sports facilities, community centers and bridges in Peru's poorest areas, President Ollanta Humala said. continue reading »

Pope Benedict to be Called “Pope Emeritus” and Relinquish Papal Ring and Red Shoes

Pope Benedict to be Called “Pope Emeritus” and Relinquish Papal Ring and Red Shoes

The Vatican has announced that retiring Pope Benedict XBI will be called "Pope Emeritus" and dress white thereby relinquishing the papal ring and the red shoes. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican Boxer Enrique Collazo Arrested on Hitting Pregnant Ex-Wife

Puerto Rican boxer Enrique "Kikin" Collazo has been arrested for slapping and shoving his ex-wife Jocelyn Gonzalez when he showed at the house to pick up their two children. continue reading »

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

New Report Exposes How Employers Take Advantage of Broken Immigration System to Exploit Workers

With immigration reform under serious consideration in Congress, a report released Tuesday by the National Employment Law Project exposes how current immigration policies intended to stop employers from hiring undocumented workers have instead allowed unscrupulous employers to evade both immigration and labor laws. continue reading »

St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign Raises More Than $72 Million

St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign Raises More Than $72 Million

Online Giving Increases 63 Percent, Hispanic Donor Engagement at All-Time High - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and the generous consumers and par continue reading »

Latin American Idol Winner May Sit in Jail for Year Before Being Charged with Anything

Latin American Idol Winner May Sit in Jail for Year Before Being Charged with Anything

Latin America Idol winner Martha Heredia may sit in a Dominican jail for a year before facing any charges on her arrest for carrying 2 kilos of heroin in her high heels continue reading »

If Lent is 40 days, why are there 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter?

If Lent is 40 days, why are there 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter?

"The 40 days of Lent" has always been more of a metaphor than a literal count. Over the course of history the season of preparation for Easter Sunday has ranged from one day (in the first century) to 44 (today in the Roman church). Officially since 1970, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset on Holy Thursday. continue reading »