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March 2013 Archives

Obama Reluctantly Orders $85 bn in Budget Cuts

Obama Reluctantly Orders $85 bn in Budget Cuts

U.S. President Barack Obama reluctantly ordered the launch of $85 billion in budget cuts over the remainder of fiscal year 2013 after efforts by the White House and Congress to avert them failed. continue reading »

Academy Award Winning Director Says He Prefers to Make Period Pieces

Academy Award Winning Director Says He Prefers to Make Period Pieces

Contemporary life is too "boring" to make movies about, Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who much prefers period pieces, said. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Dropped in January

Remittances to Mexico Dropped in January

Mexico received $1.47 billion in remittances in January, down 2.3 percent from the same month in 2012, the country's central bank said Friday. The median amount per remittance in the fi continue reading »

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

A Deep Dive: Losing the Latino Vote

This isn’t being talked about very loudly in Latino political circles, in fact, it hasn’t been talked about loudly for a long time. But it has been acknowledged and mulled over by many people for many years. continue reading »

Micahel Steger Needs New Role, ‘90210’ Ending in May

Micahel Steger Needs New Role, ‘90210’ Ending in May

It looks like actor Michael Steger and his cast mates on 90210 are about to be without jobs, as the CW recently announced the current season would be the last. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: After Biting Off Person’s Finger, Man is Hit by Car

LATINO BLOTTER: After Biting Off Person’s Finger, Man is Hit by Car

A New Mexico man was arrested this week after he bit off part of another man’s pinky and was hit by a car. When 23-year-old Leandro Sage hit his girlfriend, her brother, 25-year-old Robert Martinez stepped in to defend her. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and a Night at the Movies

INFOGRAPHIC: Hispanics and a Night at the Movies

Hispanics represent a large percentage of moviegoers and their movie tastes and trends vary slightly from general audience members. From horror films to comedies, Hispanics are proving to be extreme movie buffs. continue reading »

Ahead of Marriage to Cuban Fiancé, Michael Jordan Being Sued Over Paternity of Teen

Ahead of Marriage to Cuban Fiancé, Michael Jordan Being Sued Over Paternity of Teen

Earlier this month, basketball icon Michael Jordon learned a woman in Georgia is suing, saying he is the father of her son. According to the lawsuit, Jordon is the father of Pamela Smith’s 16-y continue reading »

Problem Hinders Dragon Capsule Arrival at International Space Station

Problem Hinders Dragon Capsule Arrival at International Space Station

The Dragon space capsule, which on Friday departed from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a cargo run to the International Space Station, will have its arrival there delayed due to a problem with its thruster system. continue reading »

Spain, France Arrest 3 Terror Suspects

Spain, France Arrest 3 Terror Suspects

Three suspected Chechen terrorists were caught in a Spanish-French operation that followed up on the dismantling of a terrorist cell last August in Spain. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday inaugurated a naval installation that will make parts for conventional submarines - and eventually a nuclear-powered sub - under cooperation agreements signed with France in 2009. continue reading »

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

3 Gunned Down in Drive-by Shooting in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican police were investigating Friday the second triple killing in less than two weeks after three young men were slain in a drive-by shooting in the eastern town of Juncos. continue reading »

Cardinals to Meet on March 4 Before Official Conclave

Cardinals to Meet on March 4 Before Official Conclave

Cardinals will begin holding formal meetings starting March 4 as part of their preparations for a conclave to elect the new pope, the Vatican said Friday. continue reading »

Kiko Veneno Strengthens Ties with Latin America

Kiko Veneno Strengthens Ties with Latin America

Legendary Spanish artist Kiko Veneno said here Friday in an interview with Efe that he feels "really at home" with Latin American audiences, a few short days before his live presentation in Montevideo of "El Pimiento Indomable" (The Untamable Pepper), a disc he recorded with Uruguayan artist Martin Buscaglia. continue reading »

Christian Slater Confirms Engagement to Brittany Lopez

Christian Slater Confirms Engagement to Brittany Lopez

When he first met her, Christian Slater says he thought his now fiancé was a lesbian! During an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Slater confirmed that he is engaged to Brittany Lopez, a wo continue reading »