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February 2013 Archives

Beyonce Admits to Lip-syncing at Inauguration, Vows to Sing Live at Super Bowl

Beyonce Admits to Lip-syncing at Inauguration, Vows to Sing Live at Super Bowl

Songstress Beyonce admitted she sang along with her own pre-recorded rendition of the national anthem during President Barack Obama's second inaugural on Jan. 21. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Arrested After Drunkenly Singing for Cops…While Naked

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Arrested After Drunkenly Singing for Cops…While Naked

A Louisiana man may have been trying to keep the state’s rich musical history alive, but the drunken – and naked – attempt only got him arrested. Last weekend, officers in New Orleans spotted continue reading »

Spain Prime Minister Rajoy to Address Country on Corruption Allegations this Weekend

Spain Prime Minister Rajoy to Address Country on Corruption Allegations this Weekend

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will speak publicly Saturday about corruption allegations implicating the ruling conservative Popular Party's former treasurer and reports of alleged payments to party leaders from a slush fund. continue reading »

Death in PEMEX Blast Rises to 32

Death in PEMEX Blast Rises to 32

A powerful explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos left at least 25 dead and 101 injured, according to the Mexican government's latest bulletin. continue reading »

Spanish Popular Party Continues to Deny Malfeasance

Spanish Popular Party Continues to Deny Malfeasance

Spain's governing Popular Party said Thursday that its financial arrangements are managed "in accord with legality and complying with tax obligations," responding to a press report about an alleged secret ledger. continue reading »

Spanish Navy Compiles Database of 1,500 Shipwrecks

Spanish Navy Compiles Database of 1,500 Shipwrecks

The Spanish navy has documented 1,580 shipwrecks in a database created in 2011 to track all the ships lost at sea based on information in the naval archives, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

FARC Release 3 Kidnapped Engineers in Colombia

Colombia's FARC rebels have freed the three petroleum engineers they had kidnapped in the country's southwest, a police spokesman told Efe Thursday. continue reading »

Copa del Rey Semis: Atletico Madrid Grabs 2-1 Win Over Sevilla FC

Copa del Rey Semis: Atletico Madrid Grabs 2-1 Win Over Sevilla FC

Atletico Madrid edged Sevilla 2-1 here Thursday in an exciting, hard-fought first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal. Three players were ejected and all three goals came on penalties. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: New Jersey Teacher Fled to Florida After Having Sex With Student

LATINO BLOTTER: New Jersey Teacher Fled to Florida After Having Sex With Student

A New Jersey teacher is facing a number of charges for a sexual relationship she had with a student. Jennalin Garcia-Calle, 28, was reportedly having sex with a 16-year-old student at Plainfield High School in continue reading »

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Sells Stakes in Edesur Worth $35 Million

Petrobras Argentina, the Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, said it was selling two companies that together have a 48.5 percent stake in the holding company that controls electric utility Edesur. continue reading »

Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

Colombian Judge Allows Screening of Film Involving FARC Hostage’s Son

A Colombian judge on Thursday struck down a request for an injunction from a politician and attorney who spent six years as a hostage of FARC guerrillas, ruling that a feature film inspired by the story of a peasant who cared for the son Clara Ro continue reading »

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid has been transformed into a festival of art, thanks to the two exhibitions that the Mapfre Foundation has dedicated to the birth of modern art. continue reading »

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Receives Cuban Passport

Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez Receives Cuban Passport

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez received a passport this week amid an overhaul of Cuba's highly restrictive migration policies. "Incredible!!. They called me at home to tell me my passport was ready!. They just gave it to me!," the blogger said on Twitter. continue reading »