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March 2013 Archives

Remains of Poet Pablo Neruda to be Exhumed in Chile

Remains of Poet Pablo Neruda to be Exhumed in Chile

The remains of poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed next month by order of the judge investigating whether the Chilean Nobel laureate was murdered, an attorney involved in the case told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Murder Investigation Underway for Venezuelan Indigenous Leader Sabino Romero

Murder Investigation Underway for Venezuelan Indigenous Leader Sabino Romero

In Latin America news, Venezuelan authorities are undertaking a murder investigation into the shooting death of Yukpa indigenous leader Sabino Romero, who was killed Sunday. Romero is critical in the struggle for fair land distribution for indigenous people. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Peru Seeking to Become World’s #1 Copper Producer

Latin America News:  Peru Seeking to Become World’s #1 Copper Producer

In Latin America news, Peru is seeking to becoming the world's number one producer of copper and see that it can accomplish that goal in the next 10 to 15 years. Currently Peru is the second largest producer of copper behind Chile continue reading »

Journalist Jaime Guadalupe Gonzalez Killed in Northern Mexico

Journalist Jaime Guadalupe Gonzalez Killed in Northern Mexico

The editor of an online news site in northern Mexico was murdered over the weekend, the Ojinaga Noticias digital daily reported Monday. Jaime Guadalupe Gonzalez was killed Sunday afternoon by gunmen in continue reading »

Salsa Singer Gilberto Santa Rosa Spearheads Diabetes Awareness Campaign for Latinos

Salsa Singer Gilberto Santa Rosa Spearheads Diabetes Awareness Campaign for Latinos

Salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa is spearheading an education campaign "Every Diabetics Counts" "Todo Diabetico Cuenta" to inform Latinos and raise awareness about the health risks of having diabetes. Latinos are disproportionately affected by diabetes continue reading »

Filmmaker Pablo Berger Sees More Silent Films in His Future Based on Success of “Blancanieves”

Filmmaker Pablo Berger Sees More Silent Films in His Future Based on Success of “Blancanieves”

Spanish filmmaker and director of award winning "Blancanieves", Pablo Berger, seeing more silent films in his future and more in the industry. He is basing this on the success of his award winning film and that of 'The Artist'. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Said to be Doing Well After Surgery

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Said to be Doing Well After Surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos was able to rest overnight after undergoing surgery for a herniated disc and is already out of intensive care, his doctors said Monday. The king was moved Monday to a room in the La Milagrosa continue reading »

Venezuela’s Ailing President Faces Another ‘New and Severe’ Infection

Venezuela’s Ailing President Faces Another ‘New and Severe’ Infection

In Latin America news, Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chavez is facing another health challenged with a new and severe infection according to the country's communication minister. The infection is limiting Chavez' ability to breath and part of his ongoing battle with cancer. continue reading »

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

Immigration News:  Arizona Court Rejects Law Targeting Day Laborers and their Employers

In immigration news, an Arizona court has rejected the state's efforts, under SB 1070, to target day laborers and those people who might hire them. In the unanimous decision was based on the fact that the law only targeted day laborers and not others deemed to be interrupting traffic. continue reading »

Spanish Scientists Discovered New Species of Lizard that Might of Roamed Earth 125 Million Years Ago

Spanish Scientists Discovered New Species of Lizard that Might of Roamed Earth 125 Million Years Ago

Spanish scientists have found what they believe to be the remains of a new species of lizard that roamed the earth some 125 million years ago in the province of Burgos. The newly found species is almost five feet long and could of lived in water. continue reading »

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

In immigration news, the former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush has outlined his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform in his new book and he is not for granting citizenship to the estimated 11 million undocumented already in the country. continue reading »

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

Immigration News:  ACLU Keeps Miindful Eye on Arizona’s Application of SB 1070

In immigration news, the American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a mindful eye on how the state is applying its strict immigration law known as SB 1070. They are monitoring some 2,000 complaints to see if the law is unfairly targeting Latinos and other potential victims of racial profiling. continue reading »

7 Found Dead in Horrific Crime Scene in Sinaloa, Mexico - 4 Cops Amongst Dead

7 Found Dead in Horrific Crime Scene in Sinaloa, Mexico - 4 Cops Amongst Dead

In Latin America news Mexican authorities are reporting the death of four local police officers and three civilians in El Rosario, Sinaloa. Mexico authorities found a burnt out SUV, 70 bullet casings and the dead bodies all together. continue reading »

Chilean Designer Mixes Heritage, French Inspiration for Showing at Paris Fashion Week

Chilean Designer Mixes Heritage, French Inspiration for Showing at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week rolled out a variety of offerings, ranging from the designs of Chile's Octavio Pizarro to the work of John Galliano and the Asian adaptations of Kenzo. Pizarro mixed his Chilean originals with elements of his adopted homeland, continue reading »

Following Slower Than Expected Growth, Analysts Revise Brazil’s 2013 Forecast

Following Slower Than Expected Growth, Analysts Revise Brazil’s 2013 Forecast

Financial analysts have revised their 2013 growth forecasts for Brazil downward from 3.1 percent to 3.09 percent, the Brazilian Central Bank said in its Boletin Focus on Monday. continue reading »