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April 2013 Archives

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

Costa Rica to Bring Internet Access to Every Public School

The government of Costa Rica announced Friday a plan to install access to the Internet in every public school in the country in order to reduce the digital divide and have better teaching tools. continue reading »

Mexico Inaugurates Memorial to 70,000 Victims of Drug-War

Mexico Inaugurates Memorial to 70,000 Victims of Drug-War

A memorial to the more than 70,000 people killed in drug-war violence in Mexico since December 2006 was inaugurated Friday in Mexico City. continue reading »

Report: 53 Mexicans Currently Sitting on Death Row in the U.S.

Report: 53 Mexicans Currently Sitting on Death Row in the U.S.

Fifty-three Mexican nationals are in U.S. prisons awaiting execution, including 13 in Texas, which annually leads the nation in the number of people put to death. continue reading »

4 Bodies, Including 13-Year-Old Boy Found on Road in Chihuahua

4 Bodies, Including 13-Year-Old Boy Found on Road in Chihuahua

Four people, one of them a 13-year-old boy, were found fatally shot on a road in the northern border state of Chihuahua, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new poll has found that the majority of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana. The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, shows that 52 percent of those polled support the legalization of marijuana, while 45 percent are still opposed. When the poll was last taken in 2010, only 45 percent supported legalization. continue reading »

Brazilian Scientists to Study Solar Explosions With Stratospheric Balloons

Brazilian Scientists to Study Solar Explosions With Stratospheric Balloons

A team of Brazilian scientists plan to use a pair of stratospheric balloons to study the energy produced by explosions on the Sun, the head of the project said. continue reading »

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of  U.S. Health Care

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of U.S. Health Care

On Thursday morning, Walgreens became the first-ever chain retailer to announce that it would become a direct provider of primary care services, moving beyond the pharmacy’s current practice of administering vaccinations to diagnosing and treating Americans with asthma, diabetes, and high cholesterol continue reading »

Victor Valdes Reiterates Intention to Leave FC Barcelona in 2014

Victor Valdes Reiterates Intention to Leave FC Barcelona in 2014

FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes expressed admiration for England's Premier League in an interview where he also reiterated his intention to leave Barça when his current contract expires in June 2014. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. Respects Courts Dealing with Corruption Case Involving Princess

Spanish P.M. Respects Courts Dealing with Corruption Case Involving Princess

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday expressed his respect for all the judicial decisions connected with the naming of Princess Cristina, youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, as a suspect in a corruption case. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Blog Author Reveals She is a Single Women Who Loves Mexico

Blog del Narco: Blog Author Reveals She is a Single Women Who Loves Mexico

For the past three years this blog has chronicled Mexico's drug war with images and stories that few others dare show. Attracting millions of readers, with both positive and negative reviews but also a great deal of speculation about its author's identity. continue reading »

Teachers in Mexico Protest Educational Reforms

Teachers in Mexico Protest Educational Reforms

Some 8,000 teachers marched through the streets of this capital on Thursday to protest the educational reforms promulgated in February. Starting very early in the morning, continue reading »

Beyonce, Jay-Z in Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Beyonce, Jay-Z in Cuba to Celebrate Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Beyonce and Jay-Z are in Cuba where on Thursday they had breakfast at a restaurant in Old Havana to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. continue reading »

Police Foil Plot to Assassinate Mexican Lawmakers

Police Foil Plot to Assassinate Mexican Lawmakers

Several people were arrested here Thursday on suspicion they planned to kill two leftist legislators, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco Publishes Their Story in “Dying for the Truth”

Blog del Narco Publishes Their Story in “Dying for the Truth”

On March 2, 2010 Blog del Narco decide to begin reporting what was really happening in their beloved Mexico. The drug war was raging in the country causing terrible instability. The authorities and traditional media wanted to believe that nothing was happening while things were in crisis. continue reading »

Oops! Rock in Rio Ticket Buyers Crash Website

Oops! Rock in Rio Ticket Buyers Crash Website

The Rock in Rio Web site collapsed Thursday in the first few minutes after starting to sell tickets to the September festival, but once tech personnel solved the problem ticket sales progressed at a rate of about 1,200 per minute. continue reading »