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March 2013 Archives

70 Puerto Rican World Champion Boxers Ended up Financially Ruined, Alma Trying to Change Others Fate

70 Puerto Rican World Champion Boxers Ended up Financially Ruined, Alma Trying to Change Others Fate

A group of Puerto Rican boxers are learning how to be a success on and off the ring thanks to financial workshops organized by Alma Financial assistance. The need for financial literacy was found when 70 of Puerto Ricos world champions ended up in financial ruins. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and the Vascular Birthmark Institute

Hispanic Standout: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and the Vascular Birthmark Institute

Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and the Vascular Birthmark Institute are making all the difference in the world for a 2-year-old Dominican boy. Joel de la Rosa is getting a facial malformation fixed thanks to Berenstein and the Healing the Children organization. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Tops Forbes Richest List Again, Spain’s Ortega Moves to 3rd

Carlos Slim Tops Forbes Richest List Again, Spain’s Ortega Moves to 3rd

Mexican mogul Carlos Slim topped the Forbes list of billionaires for the fourth year in a row, while Spanish clothing magnate Amancio Ortega vaulted ahead of U.S. inv continue reading »

Mayor in Paraguay Gunned Down Five Years After his Predecessor His Brother Also Gunned Down

Mayor in Paraguay Gunned Down Five Years After his Predecessor His Brother Also Gunned Down

The mayor of the southeastern Paraguayan town of Jose Leandro Oviedo was shot to death on Tuesday, a little more than five years after his brother, who preceded him in the office, died in similar circumstances. continue reading »

ESPN Deportes and ESPN to Debut The Clemente Effect March 10 (VIDEO)

ESPN Deportes and ESPN to Debut The Clemente Effect March 10 (VIDEO)

ESPN Deportes and ESPN to Debut The Clemente Effect March 10 . An ESPN Deportes original film documenting Clemente’s incredible legacy 40 years after his tragic death continue reading »

Fan in Argentina Dies in Accident en Route to Jonas Bros. Concert

Fan in Argentina Dies in Accident en Route to Jonas Bros. Concert

The Jonas Brothers were visibly shaken by the death of one of their fans over the weekend in Argentina. On Saturday, 15-year-old Sofia Koch was heading to Cordoba to attend what woul continue reading »

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Encourages President Obama to Extend Special Immigrant Visa Program

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Encourages President Obama to Extend Special Immigrant Visa Program

Today, a bipartisan group of 19 members of the United States House of Representatives, including 6 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs, authorized in the National Defense Authorization continue reading »

Daddy Yankee OK and Recovering After Surgery

Daddy Yankee OK and Recovering After Surgery

Representatives of Raymond "Daddy Yankee" Ayala are announcing that the reggaeton singer meniscus surgery went well and his recovering is on track. The Puerto Rican singer is expected to be out of commission for three weeks to recover from the surgery. continue reading »

Multiple FARC Bombings Leave Colombian Port City without Water or Power

Multiple FARC Bombings Leave Colombian Port City without Water or Power

In Latin America news, multiple FARC guerilla bombings in the port city of Tumaco have left its residents without water or power. The bombings are coming during a break in peace talks between the guerilla movement and Colombian government. continue reading »

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America. Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico, respectively. continue reading »

12 Killed in San Juan Making 163 Violent Deaths in Puerto Rico in 2013

12 Killed in San Juan Making 163 Violent Deaths in Puerto Rico in 2013

A man gunned down inside a San Juan restaurant was among 12 people murdered over the weekend in Puerto Rico, authorities said Monday. The latest killings raise to 163 the number of violent deaths s continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Seven People executed in Sinaloa including 4 Officers

Blog del Narco: Seven People executed in Sinaloa including 4 Officers

Seven people, including four municipal police officers were killed by an armed commando took by assault the town of Agua Verde. The assailants then fled Prosecutors are working in the identity of the victims. continue reading »

Venezuela Expels Alleged U.S. Military Spy Out of Country

Venezuela Expels Alleged U.S. Military Spy Out of Country

In Latin America news, the Venezuelan government has expelled an alleged U.S. spy, Col. David del Monaco and his "assistant', both men were given 24-hours to leave country. Venezuelan authorities believe del Monaco was spying on the country's military and then trying to 'destabilize' the army. continue reading »

Mexican Masterpieces Exhibition at Mona Lisa’s Home the Louvre, Opens this Week

Mexican Masterpieces Exhibition at Mona Lisa’s Home the Louvre, Opens this Week

In Latin art news, the Louvre is hosting a Mexican masterpiece exhibit that opens to the public on Thursday March 7, 2013. The exhibit titled "Mexican Art at the Louvre: Masterpieces from the 17th and 18th Centuries" will run through June 3 and feature 10 works by master like Jose Suarez and Cristobal Villalpando. continue reading »

Mexican Government Seizes Hundreds of Thousands Natural Food Supplements Promising False Cures

Mexican Government Seizes Hundreds of Thousands Natural Food Supplements Promising False Cures

In Latin America news, Mexican authorities have seized over 500,000 natural food supplements that make false claims on their curing ability. These products are promising consumers anything from a cure to cancer to curing diabetes. continue reading »