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April 2013 Archives

Libyan Diplomat Found Apparently Murdered in Spain

Libyan Diplomat Found Apparently Murdered in Spain

In Spanish news authorities are reporting the apparent violent death of a Libyan diplomat that lived in Spain and worked at the Libyan Embassy in Spain. continue reading »

AP Says Adios and Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

AP Says Adios and Bans Use of Term “Illegal Immigrant”

Associated Press (AP), the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, announced it will no longer be using the term “illegal” in their AP Stylebook to describe people living in the country illegally. continue reading »

Google Defends Decision to Honor Cesar Chavez on Easter

Google Defends Decision to Honor Cesar Chavez on Easter

Google’s decision to honor Latino civil rights icon Cesar Chavez on his birthday Sunday instead of Easter was the target of criticism, forcing Google to defend its decision. continue reading »

Demi Lovato Sings “Heart Attack” on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (VIDEO)

Demi Lovato Sings “Heart Attack” on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (VIDEO)

Demi Lovato stopped by Tuesday's results show for ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Demi performed her new single "Heart Attack" of her upcoming album Demi continue reading »

Mexican Family of 5 Killed in Sinaloa

Mexican Family of 5 Killed in Sinaloa

At least five people, all members of the same family, were gunned down outside the Mexican Pacific port city of Mazatlan, police and prosecutors said. continue reading »

Jay-Z Launches Sports Agency Repping Robinson Cano &  Maybe Victor Cruz

Jay-Z Launches Sports Agency Repping Robinson Cano &  Maybe Victor Cruz

Rapper, business mogul and husband of Beyonce – JayZ – is soon going to be saying ‘baseball been ‘berry berry’ good to me’ as he enters the world of sports representation. continue reading »

Brazil Bus Crash Kills 7, Injures 6

Brazil Bus Crash Kills 7, Injures 6

At least seven people died and six others were injured when a passenger bus plunged off an overpass onto one of Rio de Janeiro's most heavily traveled avenues, paramedics said. continue reading »

U.S. State Dept. Confirms U.S. Citizen Raped, Kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro

U.S. State Dept. Confirms U.S. Citizen Raped, Kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro

The State Department has confirmed what Brazilian and French authorities had stated earlier, that a U.S. citizen was the victim of a vicious gang rape and kidnapping in Rio de Janiero this past Sunday. continue reading »

Mexico’s 1st Division Soccer Clubs Launch Campaign Against Obesity

Mexico’s 1st Division Soccer Clubs Launch Campaign Against Obesity

Mexico's first division soccer clubs will be kicking orange-colored balls around the field starting next weekend as a reminder of the nation's fight against obesity. The Liga Mx soccer league, the federal health depart continue reading »

Argentina Calls on UK to Discuss Sovereignty of Falkland Islands

Argentina Calls on UK to Discuss Sovereignty of Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked Tuesday's 31st anniversary of the start of the Falklands War by again demanding that Britain agree to discuss the question of sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago known to Latin Americans as the Malvinas. continue reading »

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Obama Announces Initiative to Map the Human Brain

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced an ambitious multidisciplinary program to create a map of the human brain that could help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. continue reading »

University of Puerto Rico Finance Chief Resigns After Being Duped

University of Puerto Rico Finance Chief Resigns After Being Duped

The head of finances at the University of Puerto Rico resigned after a scammer bilked the institution out of $150,000, UPR President Miguel Muñoz said Tuesday. continue reading »

Hero Chihuahua in Canada Honored by PETA

Hero Chihuahua in Canada Honored by PETA

On Tuesday, March 19, an 8-year-old girl named Jenna was picking up golf balls near her grandparents' home when a neighbor's large, aggressive dog burst through a gate, knocked her to her knees, and bit her head continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Migrant Head Start Program Can be Model

Hispanic Education: California Migrant Head Start Program Can be Model

Long before President Obama triggered a new national interest in universal preschool earlier this year, a Central Valley-based Head Start program for children of migrant workers has been breaking down barriers that have kept Latino families out of early learning programs. continue reading »

Messi Scores on PSG with Left-Foot Kick in Champions League Match

Messi Scores on PSG with Left-Foot Kick in Champions League Match

In Tuesday's match between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, superstar Lionel Messi scored with a left-footed kick, catching the goalie off guard. continue reading »