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March 2013 Archives

178 Foreigners Are Granted Mexican Citizenship by President Peña Nieto

178 Foreigners Are Granted Mexican Citizenship by President Peña Nieto

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto attended the naturalization ceremony for 178 foreign citizens, including people from Chile, Uruguay, the Czech Republic and Morocco. continue reading »

Boxer Robert Guerrero Arrested at Airport for Illegal Gun Possession

Boxer Robert Guerrero Arrested at Airport for Illegal Gun Possession

Mexican-American boxing champ and Floyd Mayweather Jr’s. next challenger, Robert Guerrero was arrested this morning at JFK Airport for illegal possession of a gun. continue reading »

Chicago Bulls End Miami Heat’s 27 Game Winning Streak

Chicago Bulls End Miami Heat’s 27 Game Winning Streak

The Miami Heat fell a bit short of the record for most consecutive NBA regular-season wins, falling 101-97 against the short-handed Chicago Bulls in a playoff-like atmosphere at the United Center. continue reading »

Spanish Man On 5-Year Walk Around the Globe to Promote Environmental Awareness

Spanish Man On 5-Year Walk Around the Globe to Promote Environmental Awareness

A Spanish man recently began a walk around the world to "promote love and respect for the environment." On March 21, 32-year-old Ignacio Dean Mouliaa set off on what is expected to be a 5-year walk, dubbed the "Earth Wide Walk." continue reading »

JUST IN:  Demi Lovato to Return as X-Factor Judge for Season 3

JUST IN:  Demi Lovato to Return as X-Factor Judge for Season 3

Demi Lovato will be returning as a judge on the X-Factor for the shows third season. From last season judges panel Brittany Spears and L.A. Reid will not be returning. Lovato will be joining the show’s creator and resident ass-hole Simon Cowell as returning judges. continue reading »

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

Argentina Working on Creating 9,920 Pound Easter Egg - World’s Largest

A giant chocolate Easter egg made from 9,920 pounds of chocolate will be unveiled in Miramar, a city in the Buenos Aires province in celebration of Holy Week. continue reading »

University of Texas Looking to Replicate Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

University of Texas Looking to Replicate Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

Most readers of the Harry Potter franchise experience such wonder, awe and adventure in the magical realm that is Hogwarts and its affiliates, however, researchers at the University of Texas have decided to take that experience to the next level and apply it to real life. continue reading »

Brazil Investing $150M into Nuclear Plant Safety

Brazil Investing $150M into Nuclear Plant Safety

Brazil's investments to strengthen safety measures at its two nuclear plants after the 2011 accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power complex will total 300 million reais continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic-Americans Coffee Consumption Driving Growth

STUDY: Hispanic-Americans Coffee Consumption Driving Growth

Overall coffee consumption jumped by five percentage points this year, driven in great part by Hispanic-American coffee consumption patterns, according to the NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) market research study. continue reading »

Ex-Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teen, Raping Another in Mexico

Ex-Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teen, Raping Another in Mexico

A former police officer has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy and the rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend last month, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

Argentine Illustrator Wins Prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for Children’s Literature

The Argentine children’s author and illustrator, Isol, has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial award for her body of work. continue reading »

Bus Plunges 164-Feet in Arequipa, Peru Killing 20

Bus Plunges 164-Feet in Arequipa, Peru Killing 20

Wednesday morning a bus fell down a 164-foot ravine in Arequipa, Peru killing 20. continue reading »

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican authorities said 1,909 kilos (roughly 2.1 tons) of cocaine were seized early Wednesday off the country's eastern coast and that a pair of Colombian suspects were arrested. continue reading »

Thousands Gather for Pope Francis’s First Public Audience

Thousands Gather for Pope Francis’s First Public Audience

Pope Francis entered St. Peter's Square in the popemobile on Wednesday to hold the first public audience of his pontificate, which several thousand people from all over the world attended. continue reading »

Hedge Fund Honcho Buys Damaged Picasso for $155 Million

Hedge Fund Honcho Buys Damaged Picasso for $155 Million

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Le Reve’ that was damaged by its owner casino mogul Steve Wynn, sold to hedge fund honcho Steven Cohen for a record $155 million. The sale represents the most an American has ever paid for a painting let alone a damaged one. continue reading »