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February 2013 Archives

Suicide Bombing at U.S. Embassy in Turkey Kills Security Guard

Suicide Bombing at U.S. Embassy in Turkey Kills Security Guard

A suicide attack against the United States Embassy in Ankara Friday left two people dead, a security guard and the bomber. The attack took place at a security post at the rear entrance to the mission, which provides access to the consular section. continue reading »

Spanish Marketing Exec: U.S. Needs to Tap Into Soccer Market

Spanish Marketing Exec: U.S. Needs to Tap Into Soccer Market

Spanish-born marketing executive Vicente Navarro says U.S. companies need to tap into Hispanics' passion for soccer in their bid to reach out to that important consumer segment ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and beyond. continue reading »

Death Toll in Mexico PEMEX Explosion Rises to 33

Death Toll in Mexico PEMEX Explosion Rises to 33

Thirty-three people died in a powerful explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, the Mexican government said Friday. continue reading »

MISSION: READINESS Wants Junk Food Removed From Schools

MISSION: READINESS Wants Junk Food Removed From Schools

"Retired admirals and generals have been eagerly awaiting some common sense standards because kids are currently buying 400 billion calories of junk food at school every year," said Lieutenant General Norm Seip , US Air Force (retired). continue reading »

Narco Blog: Five Young Men Found Executed in Guerrero ( Picture Warning)

Narco Blog: Five Young Men Found Executed in Guerrero ( Picture Warning)

Early Friday five youths were murdered being shot in the head and their bodies were dumped in the main square of Tecpan de Galeana, in the Costa Grande region of Guerrero state. An anonymous caller alerted the security forces of the three tiers of Public Safety who left against the City of Tecpan five bodies. continue reading »

Brazil’s Globo to Co-produce Telenovela With Telemundo

Brazil’s Globo to Co-produce Telenovela With Telemundo

Telemundo Studios will coproduce with Brazil's Globo the telenovela "Marido en Alquiler" (Husband for Hire), starring Juan Soler, Sonya Smith and Maritza Rodriguez, the U.S. Spanish-language network said Friday. continue reading »

“Respect Arizona” Wants to Remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio

“Respect Arizona” Wants to Remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A bipartisan group in Arizona will try to oust controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recall election. continue reading »

Are Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Baby No. 2?

Are Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Baby No. 2?

Both the New York Post and Us Weekly are reporting that Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting their second bundle of joy. continue reading »

Another Victim of Santa Maria, Brazil Fire Dies - Death Count at 236

Another Victim of Santa Maria, Brazil Fire Dies - Death Count at 236

The death of a 20-year-old college student raises to 236 the number of fatalities in the fire at the Kiss discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Deported 3 Times, Returns, Drives Drunk

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Deported 3 Times, Returns, Drives Drunk

Despite being deported three times a man managed to get back into the U.S. and cause more trouble, this time driving drunk and injuring another driver. continue reading »

International Firms Reveal Plans to Build LatAm’s Largest Solar Plant in Chile

International Firms Reveal Plans to Build LatAm’s Largest Solar Plant in Chile

Chilean mining company CAP and U.S.-based SunEdison have signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert, a project touted as the biggest of its kind in Latin America and also one of the world's largest. continue reading »

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

A subsidiary of Nicaraguan conglomerate Grupo Pellas presented here a novel plastic surgery method for Latin America based on the use of stem cells extracted from the patient's fatty tissue. continue reading »

Despite Controversy Alex Rodriguez Doesn’t Plan to Leave or Retire from Yankees

Despite Controversy Alex Rodriguez Doesn’t Plan to Leave or Retire from Yankees

Despite the latest controversy surrounding New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, the infielder reportedly has no plans to leave his current team nor much less retire from baseball. continue reading »

California Hispanic Population to Equal White in 2014

California Hispanic Population to Equal White in 2014

California demographers say the state will soon have more Hispanic residents than white. According to population projections taken from the California Departmen continue reading »

Tennis Great Rafael Nadal Ready for His Comeback

Tennis Great Rafael Nadal Ready for His Comeback

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal said Friday upon his arrival in Chile that he is ready to start his comeback despite lingering discomfort in his left knee. continue reading »