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March 2013 Archives

What is Sequestration?

What is Sequestration?

Sequestration, sometimes called the sequester, is a process that automatically cuts the federal budget across most departments and agencies. Congress included the threat of sequestration in the report continue reading »

Police Find 6 Bodies Showing Signs of Torture in Mexico

Police Find 6 Bodies Showing Signs of Torture in Mexico

Police in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas on Thursday found the bodies of six people, including a 13-year-old boy who had been arrested on Feb. 4 as a presumed murderer but was released a few hours later due to his age, a government official said. continue reading »

NBA Pays Tribute to Latin Heritage with 7th Annual ‘Noche Latina’

NBA Pays Tribute to Latin Heritage with 7th Annual ‘Noche Latina’

The NBA on Thursday announced the schedule for its seventh-annual Noche Latina program, which once again will celebrate the league's Latin heritage and the growing support of fans across Latin American and in U.S. continue reading »

STUDY:  ‘Sexting’ is Not as Prevalent Amongst Latino Youth Compared to Other Minority Youths

STUDY:  ‘Sexting’ is Not as Prevalent Amongst Latino Youth Compared to Other Minority Youths

A new study on the relatively new and popular x-rated way of communicating known as “sexting” appears not to be as popular among Latino youth. continue reading »

Who are the Members of the College of Cardinals?

Who are the Members of the College of Cardinals?

As the former Pope Benedict, now Pope Emeritus Benedict, enjoys his first hours of retirement with music and praying, the College of Cardinals will be getting down to business very soon. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI to Live Rest of Life as Simple Pilgrim

Pope Benedict XVI to Live Rest of Life as Simple Pilgrim

Benedict XVI, the 265th successor to St. Peter at the helm of the Catholic Church, left the papacy on Thursday to become a simple "pilgrim who is starting the last phase of his pilgrimage on this earth." continue reading »

Latino Blotter: One of “America’s Most Wanted” Arrested Trying to Enter U.S.

Latino Blotter: One of “America’s Most Wanted” Arrested Trying to Enter U.S.

Raul Marin Sandoval, 26, featured twice on the television show “America’s Most Wanted,” was arrested recently by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of San Luis, Arizona. continue reading »

Congress Approves New Version of Violence Against Women Act

Congress Approves New Version of Violence Against Women Act

The U.S. Congress on Thursday approved a new version of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act including protections for same-sex couples and Native Americans who are sexually assaulted by non-Indians. continue reading »

Thalia Announces 4 Stop American Tour

Thalia Announces 4 Stop American Tour

Mexican singer Thalia will go on a short U.S. tour this spring on which she will perform songs from her most recent album, "Habitame siempre," and which will take her to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Houston, her record label, Sony Music, announced Thursday. continue reading »

Robert Rodriguez and His Tres Pistolero Studio Land Major Production Deal

Robert Rodriguez and His Tres Pistolero Studio Land Major Production Deal

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and his Austin based Tres Pistolero Studio announced that they are entering in a three-year, 13 episode television deal with Georgeville Television. The six series will be featured on Comcast’s El Rey Network. continue reading »

Obama to Urge Supreme Court to Support Same Sex Marriage in California

Obama to Urge Supreme Court to Support Same Sex Marriage in California

President Barack Obama's administration will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, which barred new same-sex unions in the Golden State, NBC and CNN said Thursday. continue reading »

Edith Ramirez Elevated to Federal Trade Commission Chair, First Minority to Hold Position

Edith Ramirez Elevated to Federal Trade Commission Chair, First Minority to Hold Position

White House sources announced that President Obama has decided to elevate current Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC), Edith Ramirez, to chair the agency. continue reading »