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March 2013 Archives

54 Arrested, 7 Cops Wounded on Chile’s Day of the Young Combatant

54 Arrested, 7 Cops Wounded on Chile’s Day of the Young Combatant

Some 54 people were arrested and seven police were wounded when violent protests broke out over the past two nights in working-class neighborhoods of Santiago commemorating Chile's Day of the Young Combatant. continue reading »

JUST IN: Texas District Attorney and Wife Found Shot Dead in Their Home

JUST IN: Texas District Attorney and Wife Found Shot Dead in Their Home

Texas District Attorney, Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot to dead in their home Saturday night. McLelland is Kaufman County’s district attorney. These killings are the third killings of Kaufman County officials this year – some believe they are all related. continue reading »

Experts to Search Ground Zero Rubble for Human Remains

Experts to Search Ground Zero Rubble for Human Remains

New York City begins sifting this Monday through tons of rubble from buildings on the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in search of human remains that will allow more victims to be identified. continue reading »

Continuing Peace Talks Between Colombia, FARC Delayed till End of April

Continuing Peace Talks Between Colombia, FARC Delayed till End of April

The peace delegations of the Colombian government and the FARC announced Saturday that the continuation of peace talks in Cuba, originally scheduled for April 2, will be delayed until the end of April. Meanwhile the two sides will work "separately" on pending elements of the agrarian problem. continue reading »

Lindsay Lohan Has Rehab Detour in Brazil

Lindsay Lohan Has Rehab Detour in Brazil

Troubled, barely-working actress Lindsay Lohan is in Brazil before starting her court mandated 90-day rehab lock down. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Draws 2-2 Against Celta Vigo

FC Barcelona Draws 2-2 Against Celta Vigo

A goal by Borja Oubiña with three minutes before time allowed Celta Vigo soccer club to salvage a tie against Barcelona, which, as expected, saved many of its top players for its quarterfinal Champions League duel against Paris Saint Germain. continue reading »

Intimate Biography of Jenni Rivera to Hit the Shelves

Intimate Biography of Jenni Rivera to Hit the Shelves

The executive director of Latin content and programming for Billboard, Leila Cobo, has written a biography of the late Jenni Rivera, an intimate portrait of the difficult, successful life of the star of Mexican regional music. continue reading »

Does North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Dislike Latinos?

Does North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Dislike Latinos?

The newly elected Republican Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, is making Latino policies his priority or better said anti-Latino policies his priority. First there was the ‘scarlet letter’ on driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and now the sudden closing of the state office for Latino affairs. continue reading »

Paulina Rubio Puts Divorce Behind Her, Focuses On Work

Paulina Rubio Puts Divorce Behind Her, Focuses On Work

Mexican songstress Paulina Rubio decided to immerse herself in her work to forget all the troubles of her controversial divorce from Spanish businessman Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo-Najera. continue reading »

Nominate a Hero in Your Community for the Citizens Medal

Nominate a Hero in Your Community for the Citizens Medal

Each year President Obama honors a handful of extraordinary Americans with the Citizens Medal, one of our nation's highest civilian honors. The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs -- people who feed the needy, who take care of our veterans, or who support our children. continue reading »

Latino Poetry Festival Kicks Off in Chicago

Latino Poetry Festival Kicks Off in Chicago

Chicago will play host once again to the largest international Latino Poetry Festival in the Midwest. The festival, which launches April 11, 2013, coincides with National Poetry Month and is free to the public. continue reading »

“El Chapo” Is Top Meth Trafficker in Asia-Mexico-U.S. Triangle

“El Chapo” Is Top Meth Trafficker in Asia-Mexico-U.S. Triangle

Notorious Mexican narcotics trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman is the main methamphetamine smuggler in the Asia-Pacific-Mexico-United States triangle; controls 80 percent of the U.S. drug market; and rakes in an estimated $3 billion in annual revenue, according to a new study. continue reading »

Spanish Adventurer Returns to Jet Ski Voyage After Minor Setback in The Bahamas

Spanish Adventurer Returns to Jet Ski Voyage After Minor Setback in The Bahamas

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar is back on his jet ski attempting to emulate the voyage on which Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida 500 years ago, after briefly running aground on an island east of the Bahamas. continue reading »

Foreign Passports Can No Longer Be Used as ID in Georgia

Foreign Passports Can No Longer Be Used as ID in Georgia

Georgia's Republican-controlled state legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit the use of foreign passports as identification, a measure that some organizations say could leave many immigrants without access to basic services. continue reading »

MLB Stars Verlander, Posey Sign Big Contract Extensions

MLB Stars Verlander, Posey Sign Big Contract Extensions

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey both received multi-year contract extensions that guarantee them at least $180 million and $167 million, respectively, in the coming years, according to media reports. continue reading »