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March 2013 Archives

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain Survive Knockout Round

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013: Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain Survive Knockout Round

Valencia gave Paris Saint-Germain a scare here Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash, but the home side answered with a tying goal and advanced to the quarterfinals 3-2 on aggregate. continue reading »

Mexico Gives $1.2 Billion Lifeline To Struggling Homebuilding Industry

Mexico Gives $1.2 Billion Lifeline To Struggling Homebuilding Industry

The Mexican government has announced that it will be cover up to 30% of bad bank loans taken out by homebuilders and guaranteeing up to 50% of loans taken out by “healthy” homebuilders, in essence throwing them a $1.2 billion lifeline. continue reading »

Media Outlets in Juarez, Mexico Targeted by Gunmen

Media Outlets in Juarez, Mexico Targeted by Gunmen

In Mexico news, gunmen targeted two media outlets in Juarez, Mexico. The masked gunmen shot at the offices of Diario de Ciudad Juarez and Channel 44, no one was injured. continue reading »

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Assist Immigrations Applying for Deportation Relief

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Assist Immigrations Applying for Deportation Relief

Students from two Miami-area law schools will devote their spring break vacations to helping young undocumented immigrants who want to avoid deportation through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. continue reading »

U.S. May Retaliate Against Venezuela for Expulsion of Diplomatic Personnel

U.S. May Retaliate Against Venezuela for Expulsion of Diplomatic Personnel

In Latin America news, the U.S. has announced it has not ruled some the possibility of retaliation against Venezuela for the expulsion of two military, diplomatic personnel on charges of them being spies. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 86th Birthday

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Celebrates 86th Birthday

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez described himself as "very happy" on his 86th birthday, which he celebrated Wednesday at his home in this capital in the company of family and friends. continue reading »

Former Grand Slam Champ Juan Carlos Ferrero to be Honored at Barcelona Open

Former Grand Slam Champ Juan Carlos Ferrero to be Honored at Barcelona Open

Spanish tennis great Juan Carlos Ferrero, who won 15 singles titles during his career and briefly held the No. 1 ranking in the fall of 2003, will be honored at the April 22-28 Barcelona Open, organizers said Wednesday. continue reading »

Take a Look at Shakira’s Upcoming Debut as Mentor on “The Voice” (VIDEO)

Take a Look at Shakira’s Upcoming Debut as Mentor on “The Voice” (VIDEO)

Though the next season of The Voice has yet to begin, it looks like Shakira is fitting right in with the boys, judging by the preview recently released by NBC. Later this month, the Colombian singer will join Usher as the new judges, tempo continue reading »

Spain’s Repsol to Reduce Its Environmental Efforts in Ecuadorian Amazon

Spain’s Repsol to Reduce Its Environmental Efforts in Ecuadorian Amazon

Spanish oil major Repsol said Wednesday it plans to invest around $9 million this year in environmental prevention and remediation at the two blocks in operates in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a 10 percent drop relative to 2012. continue reading »

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America adopted a nearly unanimous position Wednesday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, meeting in Bangkok to protect sharks, putting its weight behind a proposal that the Asian bloc considers unacceptable. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Activist Criticizes Police Focus on Migrants

Mexican Priest Activist Criticizes Police Focus on Migrants

The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who is known for his work with Central American migrants, said during a conference in Mexico City that he was concerned about the government's increasing emphasis on policing in its immigration policy. continue reading »

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Predicts Hugo Chavez Will Return as Messiah to Save Mankind

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Predicts Hugo Chavez Will Return as Messiah to Save Mankind

As Venezuela mourns the passing of its beloved (depending on who you ask) or feared (depending on who you ask) President (or dictator, depending on who you ask) his pal Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a prediction: Chavez will be back. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Candidate for Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Candidate for Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is one of 259 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize due to his willingness to strike a peace accord with the country’s largest guerilla group. continue reading »

Carromero Says Government Car Responsible for Crash That Killed Cuban Dissident

Carromero Says Government Car Responsible for Crash That Killed Cuban Dissident

The Spaniard who was at the wheel for the car crash that resulted in the death of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya said a vehicle bearing official insignia caused the wreck. continue reading »

Javier Bardem, Adam Rodriguez Nominated for 2013 MTV Movie Awards  -  Vote Now!

Javier Bardem, Adam Rodriguez Nominated for 2013 MTV Movie Awards -  Vote Now!

On April 14th, Rebel Wilson will host the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and the voting has now begun. Among those in running are Javier Bardem and Adam Rodriguez. Spanish actor Bardem is up for "Best Villain" and "Best WTF Moment" f continue reading »