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April 2013 Archives

Pesticide Plant Fire Forces 300 to Evacuate in Central Mexico

Pesticide Plant Fire Forces 300 to Evacuate in Central Mexico

At least 300 people were evacuated early Sunday in Atitalaquia, a city in central Mexico, due to a fire at a pesiticide plant that unleashed a "toxic cloud," the Hidalgo state emergency management office said. continue reading »

Lollapalooza Headliner Pearl Jam Rocks Chile

Lollapalooza Headliner Pearl Jam Rocks Chile

U.S. rock band Pearl Jam kept the soul of grunge alive at the close of the first day of the 3rd edition of Chile's Lollapalooza music festival. The death of Nirvana leader and legend Kurt Cobain 19 years ago and of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley in 2002 had left this subgenre of rock without key stylists and almost resulted in its slipping into oblivion. continue reading »

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Nicaraguan naval forces and Russian drug enforcement agents seized 100 packages of cocaine on the high seas, state media reported, citing military spokesmen. continue reading »

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

Potential Amnesty Program Requires Undocs Pay Taxes

The immigration reform debate is complicated and filled with nuance, case in point is the discussion over whether undocumented workers pay income tax and whether they should be made to do so as a requisite of legalizing their status. continue reading »

U.S. Catholic Bishops Award $3.1 Million to Pastoral Work in Latin America

U.S. Catholic Bishops Award $3.1 Million to Pastoral Work in Latin America

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America approved funding for 132 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, worth over $3.1 million, to aid pastoral work in that region. The funds also will allow young people to attend World Youth Day (WYD) in Brazil, July 23-28. continue reading »

State Department, USAID Host Event Focused on Nutrition in Guatemala

State Department, USAID Host Event Focused on Nutrition in Guatemala

On April 3, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier and Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Weisenfeld hosted Guatemalan Minister of Health Jorge Villavicencio, other Government of Guatemala officials, private sector representatives and a panel of nutrition experts at the Department of State for a joint discussion on Guatemala’s “Zero Hunger Pact” (“Pacto Cero Hambre”) to reduce chronic malnutrition. continue reading »

Nasa Indian Killed as Colombian Violence Continues

Nasa Indian Killed as Colombian Violence Continues

A 57-year-old Nasa Indian man has been shot dead in an alleged army attack in Colombia. Álvaro Chocué was shot in the head on Saturday, 30th March in the Caldono Indian Reserve in Colombia’s south-west Cauca province. continue reading »

NASA Wants to Lasso an Asteroid So Astronauts Can Land On It

NASA Wants to Lasso an Asteroid So Astronauts Can Land On It

NASA has unveiled an ambitious plan to send astronauts to an asteroid, and it involves a lasso. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who was an astronaut himself, told reporters on Friday about the plan, which President Obama has set aside $100 million for, notes The Associated Press. The plan features a robotic spaceship lassoing a 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. That would bring it close enough to the earth to allow astronauts to use an Orion capsule to approach the rock in 2021. continue reading »

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain has passed to Portugal the command of the Atalanta, a European naval vessel for fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, which it has held for the past four months, during which time there were no hijackings, nine attacks were aborted and 29 pirates were captured. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Obsessed Toe Eating Domestic Abuser Arrested Again

Latino Blotter:  Obsessed Toe Eating Domestic Abuser Arrested Again

In weird news, Daniel Anaya is back behind bars for trying to bit off the toes of his ex-girlfriend, the very crime he was arrested for in February. continue reading »

Jessica Chastain Joins Cast of Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak”

Jessica Chastain Joins Cast of Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak”

Jessica Chastin has joined the A-list cast for Guillermo del Toro’s next horror pic “Crimson Peak”. Chastin joins Emmas Stone, Charlie Hunnam and Benedict Cuberbatch. continue reading »

Who Is Olivier Martinez Beside Halle Berry’s Baby Daddy?

Who Is Olivier Martinez Beside Halle Berry’s Baby Daddy?

For those you of who have been living under a gossip-free-rock, 46-year-old Oscar winning actress Halle Berry and finance Olivier Martinez are expecting a baby boy. continue reading »

UNICEF Reveals Majority of Poor in Mexico are Children

UNICEF Reveals Majority of Poor in Mexico are Children

More than 20 million children and adolescents in Mexico are estimated to live in poverty, and five million of them in extreme poverty, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today reported in a joint study with the Mexican Government. continue reading »

Costa Rica Continues to Combat Coffee Fungus

Costa Rica Continues to Combat Coffee Fungus

Costa Rican authorities will begin on April 22 the distribution of packs of agrichemicals that will enable coffee growers to combat a fungus known as leaf rust, which affects some 65 percent of the country's coffee plantations. continue reading »

Absolut Mexico Celebrates Mexican Culture With Limited Edition Design

Absolut Mexico Celebrates Mexican Culture With Limited Edition Design

Absolut Vodka announced its highly anticipated limited edition bottle design, Absolut Mexico, available in the U.S. for the first time after its debut in Mexico last year. The release of Absolut Mexico is the latest limited edition offering from the world's most iconic vodka brand and pays homage to Mexican culture and multicultural heritage. continue reading »