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April 2013 Archives

THE VOICE: Cathia & Maria Battle for Team Shakira (VIDEO)

THE VOICE: Cathia & Maria Battle for Team Shakira (VIDEO)

Two of Team Shakira's Latin ladies battled it out on Tuesday night's episode of The Voice. Cathia, the 19-year-old Bronx native, took on 17-year-old, Cuban-born Mary Miranda, continue reading »

Victor Ortiz Eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Victor Ortiz Eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

On Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars, another dance pair was eliminated. As the results were announced and the couples were narrowed down, boxer Victor Ortiz, 26, continue reading »

Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

A conservative group connected to Colorado’s Secretary of State has been sending political mailers — including a picture of a darker-skinned woman whose face was digitally removed and replaced with a white woman’s face — in an attempt to oppose a landmark voting bill that may soon become law. continue reading »

Let’s Help Snoop Lion Turn Illegal Guns into Jewelry and Get Guns Off Street

Let’s Help Snoop Lion Turn Illegal Guns into Jewelry and Get Guns Off Street

Rapper and the ultimate hip guy, Snoop Lion, is promoting ‘The Caliber Collection” to recycle confiscated illegal guns into jewelry. continue reading »

Argentine Woman Asks Pope Francis to Make Celibacy Optional for Priests

Argentine Woman Asks Pope Francis to Make Celibacy Optional for Priests

In 1967, Clelia Luro of Argentina began a relationship with Jerónimo José Podestá, a Roman Catholic priest. The relationship was quite the scandal in the '60s, as priest continue reading »

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Funding Effort to Get Conservative Support for Immigration Reform

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Funding Effort to Get Conservative Support for Immigration Reform

Mark Zuckerberg’s new organization, FWD.us, has just launched its first ad to promote immigration reform amongst conservatives. continue reading »

Cuba’s Ladies in White Finally Collect Sakharov Prize From 2005

Cuba’s Ladies in White Finally Collect Sakharov Prize From 2005

Members of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White collected Tuesday the Sakharov Prize that the European Parliament awarded them in 2005, and in the process had harsh words to sa continue reading »

HISPANIC HEALTH: Sun Exposure Amongst Latinos Varies by Language They Speak

HISPANIC HEALTH: Sun Exposure Amongst Latinos Varies by Language They Speak

English-speaking Hispanics in the United States are less likely to take measures to protect themselves from skin cancer than Spanish-speaking Hispanics, a new study finds. continue reading »

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spain's Barcelo Hotels & Resorts said Wednesday it planned to spend more than 34.6 million euros (about $45 million) on renovations at a luxury resort complex in Mexico's Riviera Maya. continue reading »

Sofia Vergara Adds Shapewear to Her Kmart Clothing Line

Sofia Vergara Adds Shapewear to Her Kmart Clothing Line

TV’s highest paid actress, Sofia Vergara, is adding shapewear to her Kmart clothing line come this June that will retail for $15 to $24. The Colombian actress launched her own clothing line at Kmart in 2011 continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

Pasadena authorities in California have arrested Javier Adolfo Viera, 35, on suspicsion of setting 25 brush or car fires over the last four months. Apparently Viera arson binge started in November with him throwing out incendiary devices, concocted at home, from his car at dry brush in the Pasadena. continue reading »

Brazil Will No Longer Tax Sugar-Based Fuels Like Ethanol

Brazil Will No Longer Tax Sugar-Based Fuels Like Ethanol

The Brazilian government announced Tuesday that starting May 1 it will increase the obligatory blend of ethanol with gasoline from 20 to 25 percent and will eliminate all taxes on the sugar-based fuel. continue reading »

Angel di Maria Reunites with Real Madrid Following Birth of Child

Angel di Maria Reunites with Real Madrid Following Birth of Child

Angel di Maria has rejoined his Real Madrid teammates, who are taking on Borussia Dortmund in a Champions League semifinals match on Wednesday night. continue reading »

Carlos Arredondo, Boston Bombing Hero, Says “Never Forget”

Carlos Arredondo, Boston Bombing Hero, Says “Never Forget”

Carlos Arredondo, the Costa Rican immigrant described as a hero after the Boston bombing, said Tuesday in an interview with Efe that his instinct spurred him to help the victims, continue reading »

Barça Falls to Bayern Munuch 4-0

Barça Falls to Bayern Munuch 4-0

Bayern Munich displayed surgical precision Tuesday as it demolished visiting FC Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Barça super striker Lionel Messi, continue reading »