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March 2013 Archives

2 Men Arrested For Raping Tourist in Brazil

2 Men Arrested For Raping Tourist in Brazil

Two men were arrested for robbing and raping a foreign tourist aboard a microbus in Rio de Janeiro and beating her boyfriend, Brazilian police said Sunday. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Latino Doctor Arrested for Illegally Trafficking $10M Worth of Oxycodone in NYC

Extreme Trafficking: Latino Doctor Arrested for Illegally Trafficking $10M Worth of Oxycodone in NYC

Dr. Hector Castro and Patricia Rodriguez were arrested for illegally trafficking oxycodone through the Itzama Medical Center in New York to the tune of $10 million. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls for Peace at First Easter Mass

Pope Francis Calls for Peace at First Easter Mass

Pope Francis called on Easter Sunday for peace in a world "still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this twenty-first century." continue reading »

Venezuela Celebrates Easter by Remembering Their Own “Son of God”

Venezuela Celebrates Easter by Remembering Their Own “Son of God”

Interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro compared Jesus' disciples reaction to his death to the country's reaction to its own "Son of God", former President Hugo Chavez dying. continue reading »

Atlas Becomes Top Team in Mexican Soccer After Defeating Cruz Azul

Atlas Becomes Top Team in Mexican Soccer After Defeating Cruz Azul

Atlas beat Cruz Azul 2-1 to become the new leaders in the Clausura 2013 Mexican soccer tourney at the beginning of the 12th week of the championship. continue reading »

Rafael Amaya Stars in Telemundo’s New Telenovela Focused on Drug Trafficking

Rafael Amaya Stars in Telemundo’s New Telenovela Focused on Drug Trafficking

Mexican actor Rafael Amaya plays the lead role in "El señor de los cielos," the new soap opera that Telemundo will air in April. continue reading »

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida Celebrates 500 Years and Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon

Florida this weekend is commemorating the 1513 arrival of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon on its shores, a landing and expedition that marked the beginning of the Spanish presence on mainland North America and, in effect, put the continent on the map. continue reading »

Solar Energy Projects in Chile Receive $40 Million Loans

Solar Energy Projects in Chile Receive $40 Million Loans

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan package for $41.4 million to private sector firms for the construction, operation, and maintenance of three photovoltaic solar power plants in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The financing consists of a loan for $20.7 million from the IDB’s ordinary capital and a loan for $20.7 million from the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas, which is administered by the Bank. continue reading »

Raramuri Indians Pray for Expulsion of Narcos in Mexico

Raramuri Indians Pray for Expulsion of Narcos in Mexico

The Raramuri Indians are using Holy Week to pray for the expulsion of drug traffickers from their lands in northern Mexico's Chihuahua state. continue reading »

Is There Something Worse Than Being Called a Wetback?

Is There Something Worse Than Being Called a Wetback?

With all the fervor, rage and political grandstanding that have come from Republican Don Young's comment on illegals, it is timely to ask if there is something worse than being called a wetback for Latinos? continue reading »

As Immigration Reform Looms, What Comes Next?

As Immigration Reform Looms, What Comes Next?

If there was ever a doubt about what the majority of Americans are thinking regarding immigrants and immigration, a just-published Pew Research Center for People & the Press study has put an emphatic period at the end of it. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolving Demographics of Hispanic Americans

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolving Demographics of Hispanic Americans

A recent report, "Hispanics in the United States: Not Only Mexicans," has revealed that the Hispanic population has become more diverse. continue reading »

Special Restaurant in Albuquerque Serves Food, Hugs, and Inspiration

Special Restaurant in Albuquerque Serves Food, Hugs, and Inspiration

Tim's Place, a restaurant in Albuquerque, probably has great food, but what makes it newsworthy is its inspiring owner. Tim Harris is the owner of Tim's Place and is known for greeting his customers with hugs. According to The Huffington Post, Harris is the first person with Down syndrome to own a restaurant. continue reading »

U.S. Marshals Apprehend Fugitive After 31 Years on the Run

U.S. Marshals Apprehend Fugitive After 31 Years on the Run

U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson announces the capture of Ronald Orville Garcia. Garcia was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in Virginia after failing to appear for court in 1982 on drug charges. continue reading »

Former Spanish Terrorist Group Leader Xabier Lopez Peña Dies

Former Spanish Terrorist Group Leader Xabier Lopez Peña Dies

Xabier Lopez Peña, a jailed former leader of Spanish terrorist group ETA, died Saturday in France after having been hospitalized earlier this month due to heart problems, sources with ETA prisoner-support organization Herrira said. continue reading »