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March 2013 Archives

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Mails Children Knife to Kill Grandparents

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Mails Children Knife to Kill Grandparents

A Florida mother has been charged with multiple counts of solicitation to commit murder after she attempted to get her children to kill their grandparents after she lost custody. continue reading »

Mexican Reporter Lydia Cacho to be Named to French Legion of Honor

Mexican Reporter Lydia Cacho to be Named to French Legion of Honor

France plans to name Lydia Cacho, one of Mexico's most prominent reporters, a Knight of the Legion of Honor on Friday, the French Embassy in Mexico City said. continue reading »

With IDB Support, Peru’s USIL Broadens Low-income Students’ Access to Higher Education

With IDB Support, Peru’s USIL Broadens Low-income Students’ Access to Higher Education

The Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), a leading private university in Peru, will receive a $23.5 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to double its capacity and expand access to affordable education programs for low-income students. continue reading »

Museo de Arte de Ponce Celebrates the Talents of Sculptor Jorge Diaz-Torres with New Exhibit

Museo de Arte de Ponce Celebrates the Talents of Sculptor Jorge Diaz-Torres with New Exhibit

Puerto Rico’s Museo de Arte de Ponce has invited sculptor Jorge Diaz Torres to present five pieces of work that will ‘create dialogue with the museum’s permanent collection,’ as part of its ‘Arte en Respuesta’ program. continue reading »

Ashley Benson Talks Having a Threesome with James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens in ‘Spring Breakers”

Ashley Benson Talks Having a Threesome with James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens in ‘Spring Breakers”

Ashley Benson is stripping off her Disney image and her clothes in the upcoming film Spring Breakers in which she engages in a threesome with fellow Disney starlet Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco. Benson opened up about filming the racy scene with The Sun explaining that the scene wasn’t set to film till continue reading »

Lamar Odom vs. Liza Morales: NBA Star’s Custody Battle Continues

Lamar Odom vs. Liza Morales: NBA Star’s Custody Battle Continues

Lamar Odom, basketball player and husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian, was back in court this week for his custody case with ex-girlfriend Liza Morales. continue reading »

Teachers Union Takes to the Streets to Protest Education, Labor Reform in Mexico

Teachers Union Takes to the Streets to Protest Education, Labor Reform in Mexico

Thousands of members of the CNTE teachers union took to the streets of Mexico City and other cities to protest government plans to reform the educational system and labor regulations. continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

Anti-Immigrant Groups say Immigration Reform Without Citizenship is Antithetical to Our Values

The power of immigration reform WITH a path to citizenship is on full display this week, continuing to hammer down Jeb Bush days after his book revealed that he no longer believed a path was necessary. Instead of using his position to bring Republicans continue reading »

9th Ibero-American Production Meeting Identifies New Latin American Talent in Film

9th Ibero-American Production Meeting Identifies New Latin American Talent in Film

The Ibero-American Coproduction Meeting, part of the Guadalajara International Film Festival just concluded but not before identifying new talent in Latin America. continue reading »

Spanish Paleontologist Questions Beginnings of Modern Humans

Spanish Paleontologist Questions Beginnings of Modern Humans

Recent discoveries show that early humans were in Western Europe at least 1.4 million years ago and raise questions about the accepted view of how modern humans originated, a Spanish paleontologist said here. continue reading »

Australian Actress Abbie Cornish Learned Spanish for Role in “The Girl”

Australian Actress Abbie Cornish Learned Spanish for Role in “The Girl”

Abbie Cornish, considered one of the best young actresses in Hollywood, learned Spanish and gave up five months of her personal life for "The Girl," a movie about the relationship between a Texas woman and a little Mexican girl who lost her family trying continue reading »

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students Closer to a Reality in Colorado

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students Closer to a Reality in Colorado

A law that would allow Colorado’s undocumented students in-state tuition rates is closer to becoming a reality after the Colorado House gave its initial approval in a voice vote. continue reading »

Lesbian Partner Denied Right to Adopt Partner’s Child Appeals to Puerto Rico’s Highest Court

Lesbian Partner Denied Right to Adopt Partner’s Child Appeals to Puerto Rico’s Highest Court

The woman who was denied the right to adopt her partner’s child, that they are raising, has appealed the Puerto Rico Supreme Courts decision today. continue reading »

Dominican Boy Being Cured of Disfigurement Thanks to Modern Medicine

Dominican Boy Being Cured of Disfigurement Thanks to Modern Medicine

Dominican toddler Joel de la Rosa is surrounded by people wanting to improved his quality of life, including Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, who on Tuesday performed a modern procedure on the boy to correct a malformation of his face. continue reading »

Chanel, Valentino Wow at Paris Fashion Week

Chanel, Valentino Wow at Paris Fashion Week

Chanel unveiled a ready-to-wear 2013 fall-winter collection at Paris Fashion Week dominated by neutral tones, while Valentino meticulously explored all that the color palette has to offer. continue reading »