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April 2013 Archives

10 Members of Banda Group La Reyna de Monterrey Killed in Road Accident, 5 Others Injured

10 Members of Banda Group La Reyna de Monterrey Killed in Road Accident, 5 Others Injured

An early morning traffic accident, occurring on the highway connecting Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, Mexico has left 10 members of the musical banda group La Reyna de Monterrey dead and 5 other injured. continue reading »

Spain’s Chef Adria to Reveal his Creative Process at 2014 NYC Exhibit

Spain’s Chef Adria to Reveal his Creative Process at 2014 NYC Exhibit

Ferran Adria, the man behind El Bulli, hailed as the world's finest restaurant, will offer a glimpse of his creative process in an exhibit set to open here in January 2014. continue reading »

‘Martyr for Peace’ Remembered on15th Anniversary of the Priests Brutal Murder

‘Martyr for Peace’ Remembered on15th Anniversary of the Priests Brutal Murder

Guatemala's Catholic Church marked Friday's 15th anniversary of the brutal murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi by remembering the slain cleric as a peace activist and defender of human rights. Gerardi was a "martyr for peace" who devoted himself to Guatemala's downtrodden peasants and indigenous people, Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian said in a service at Guatemala City's Metropolitan Cathedral. continue reading »

500-Year Old Petroglyphs Found in Vera Cruz’ Huasteca Region

500-Year Old Petroglyphs Found in Vera Cruz’ Huasteca Region

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) is researching what are believed to be 500-year-old petroglyphs, discovered by a farmer in Alamo-Temapache in the state of Vera Cruz. continue reading »

Colombian Teen Hit-Man Confesses to more Than 30 Assassinations

Colombian Teen Hit-Man Confesses to more Than 30 Assassinations

In Latin America news, a now 19-year-old teen gun for hire has confessed to over 30 murders when he was between the ages of 11-16. Andres Leonardo Achipiz blames his family's poverty and fathers abuse as to what lead him to a life of crime. continue reading »

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

With more than 14, 000 reported rapes in Mexico last year, a whopping 80 percent remain unpunished. These statistics do not take into account the fantastic number of cases that go unreported. The Commission on Gender Equality and Chamber of Deputies legislative body reported these statistics today with disdain. There are several high profile cases involving foreign women, such as the Spanish in Acapulco, and there are even more reportedly committed by members of police forces. continue reading »

Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting near the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Narco Singer Chuy Quintanilla Autopsy Results In, Burial Today

Narco Singer Chuy Quintanilla Autopsy Results In, Burial Today

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s in Texas have ruled singer Chuy Quintanilla’s death a homicide with death resulting from gunshot wounds to the head and neck. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Talks With Dr. Oz About Divorce, Depression

Eva Longoria Talks With Dr. Oz About Divorce, Depression

Actress Eva Longoria said Friday on a television program that she went through some bad times after her divorce from NBA basketball player Tony Parker, but wasn't aware she was suffering from depression. continue reading »

Brazilian Bruno Coutinho Accidentally Shot Himself in the Head with Harpoon but Survived

Brazilian Bruno Coutinho Accidentally Shot Himself in the Head with Harpoon but Survived

The Mirror in England reports that a Brazilian man shot himself through the eye with a six-inch harpoon - and survived. Bruno Coutinho was cleaning his gun when he accidentally fired it, sending the spear through his left eye and into the back of his skull. continue reading »

Four Arrested in Chile for Burning 3-Day-Old Baby Alive

Four Arrested in Chile for Burning 3-Day-Old Baby Alive

A child is dead and four people are in jail after a gruesome ritual in Chile. Police in Colliguay, Chile were shocked to learn a three-day-old baby girl had been sacrificed, continue reading »

What Did This News Anchor Do When He Thought No One Was Looking? (VIDEO)

What Did This News Anchor Do When He Thought No One Was Looking? (VIDEO)

It seems to be much harder to tell if the camera is rolling than us non-TV folk think, because a Puerto Rican news anchor is only the latest to embarrassment himself as the cameras rolled. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Wins Two Matches, Advances to Barcelona Semis

Rafael Nadal Wins Two Matches, Advances to Barcelona Semis

Spain's Rafael Nadal was forced to do double duty on Friday at the Barcelona Open, but he moved into the semifinals after wins over France's Benoit Paire and countryman Albert Ramos. continue reading »

MI Gente Mobile  Arrives As the First Mobile Phone Network Designed For Latinos

MI Gente Mobile Arrives As the First Mobile Phone Network Designed For Latinos

On April 18th, Mi Gente Mobile sets new ground within the mobile market, positioning a lifestyle for the Latino community living in the United States. To experience the world of mobile today is a dream come true and now with Mi Gente Mobile the best conditions for thousands of Latinos are here continue reading »

Incredibly, In 2013, Some Republicans Want GOP to Double Down on Self-Deportation

Incredibly, In 2013, Some Republicans Want GOP to Double Down on Self-Deportation

The Republican Party has embarked on a major overhaul of its recent anti-immigrant stance, spurred in large part by historically low levels of support from Latino voters in the 2012 elections. Yet judging from the witnesses that Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called at yesterday’s immigration hearing, not everyone in the GOP has gotten the memo. continue reading »