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March 2013 Archives

Taco Bell Using Lionel Richie Song (in Spanish) to Promote Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco

Taco Bell Using Lionel Richie Song (in Spanish) to Promote Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco

On March 7, 2013, Doritos Cool Ranch fans' wait will be over. Earlier this month, Taco Bell announced it would launching another soon-to-be blockbuster Doritos flavor to the Doritos Locos Tacos line-up: Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos continue reading »

‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement after 7 Months in U.S. Prison

‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement after 7 Months in U.S. Prison

Femme fatale and female narco, Sandra Avila Beltran, has been removed from solitary confinement for the first time since she was jailed in a Miami prison in August of 2012. continue reading »

March 1: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

March 1: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let's take a look at the what's opening in theaters today. Jack the Giant Slayer, 21 & Over, Day of the Falcon, A Place at the Table continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: Lazaro Arbos Joins Fellow Latinos in Season 16 Top 20

AMERICAN IDOL: Lazaro Arbos Joins Fellow Latinos in Season 16 Top 20

Endearing singer Lazaro Arbos may have trouble speaking due to a severe stutter, but when the music starts, his voice communicates perfectly. While Lazaro has picked up a number of fans on his American Idol journey, it continue reading »

Venezuelan V.P. Demands Stop to Chavez’s Death Rumors

Venezuelan V.P. Demands Stop to Chavez’s Death Rumors

Venezuela's vice president called on Friday for an end to rumors about the condition of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez as the head of state "is battling for his health." continue reading »

Nearly 3,000 Mexicans Have Been Killed Since Peña Nieto Took Office

Nearly 3,000 Mexicans Have Been Killed Since Peña Nieto Took Office

More than 2,880 people were killed in organized crime-related violence in Mexico during the first three months of President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, according to a tally published Friday by the Milenio newspaper. continue reading »

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

Latino Congregation to March, Fast at Obama Chicago Home

On Wednesday, Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Church in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood announced plans to march on and fast at President Obama’s Kenwood home in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Medellin Recognized as World’s Most Innovative City

Medellin Recognized as World’s Most Innovative City

Medellin, the metropolis in northwestern Colombian was named Friday as the winner of the Innovative City of the Year competition, beating out New York and Tel Aviv. continue reading »

El Chapo’s Top Enforcer in Ecuador Being in Sought After Escaping from Prison

El Chapo’s Top Enforcer in Ecuador Being in Sought After Escaping from Prison

Cesar Demar Vernaza Quiñonez, better known as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s head of enforcement in Ecuador, is being sought after escaping prison last month in that country. continue reading »

Matt Damon, Argentine Wife to Renew Vows at Dream Wedding

Matt Damon, Argentine Wife to Renew Vows at Dream Wedding

Matt Damon and his wife of 7 years, Luciana Barroso, have said they will be renewing their vows to give each other the dream wedding they were unable to have due to Damon’s filming schedule at the time. continue reading »

Facebook Purchases Microsoft’s Ads Technology

Facebook Purchases Microsoft’s Ads Technology

Facebook Inc. announced that it has reached a deal with Microsoft Corp. to acquire its Atlas Advertiser Suite, a service that enables marketers and agencies to get the most out of their online advertising. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growth of the Latino Electorate in Key States

Latino voters made a remarkable difference in the 2012 elections, and given the Latino population's rapid growth, its political influence will likely be greater in the 2014 and 2016 elections. continue reading »

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

18 American Tourists Held at Gunpoint While Hotel Rooms Ransacked in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities in Talamanca, Limon are reporting 18 American tourists were held at gunpoint while their hotel rooms were ransacked. continue reading »

Mexican Artist Juandres Vera Plans to Create Living Merry-Go-Round

Mexican Artist Juandres Vera Plans to Create Living Merry-Go-Round

Mexican artist Juandres Vera plans to create a merry-go-round of goodies at the Living Arts Festival to display the 3D paintings of artists from different countries and living statues in Bangkok. continue reading »

Costa Rican Murder Rate Down in 2012

Costa Rican Murder Rate Down in 2012

The murder rate in Costa Rica fell slightly during 2012 to 8.9 per 100,000 residents from its level in 2011 of 10.3 per 100,000, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »