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May 2013 Archives

Puerto Rico Signs Law Protecting LGBT Community From Employment Discrimination

Puerto Rico Signs Law Protecting LGBT Community From Employment Discrimination

Approved earlier this week, Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro García Padilla signed into law civil rights legislation that finally provides employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBTT people and protects same-sex couples under Puerto Rico's domestic violence law. continue reading »

Connecticut Set to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Connecticut Set to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

The Connecticut Senate on Thursday approved granting driver's licenses to immigrants without regard for their legal status in the United States. continue reading »

11 Young People Go Missing in Mexico City, After Arrest by ‘Faux’ Mexican Police

11 Young People Go Missing in Mexico City, After Arrest by ‘Faux’ Mexican Police

Investigators are looking into the disappearance of 11 young people following a supposed police operation at a bar in Mexico City's Zona Rosa tourist district, a Federal District Attorney's Office spokesman told Efe Thursday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Edwin Rosario Arrested for Abducting Teen in Ohio, Taking Her to Virginia

LATINO BLOTTER: Edwin Rosario Arrested for Abducting Teen in Ohio, Taking Her to Virginia

An Ohio man was arrested in Virginia this week for allegedly abducting a teen girl. Edwin Rosario, 33, is facing kidnapping and sexual battery charges for allegedly abducting a 17-year-old g continue reading »

SPAIN: Man Breaks into Psychic’s Home After Love Spell Fails

SPAIN: Man Breaks into Psychic’s Home After Love Spell Fails

A man in Spain was arrested last week for allegedly breaking into the home of a psychic whose love spell failed to work. According to police in Magellon, Spain, Jose Laparra, 46, continue reading »

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Every year the OECD ranks the developed countries by quality of life. The "Better Life Index" evaluates various components ranging from housing to healthcare to life satisfaction. continue reading »

Top Celebrity-Owned Tequila Brands

Top Celebrity-Owned Tequila Brands

Celebrities are often lending their names to various brands ranging from clothing to perfume to alcohol, while many have attempted to make their name in the tequila industry only a few have succeeded. continue reading »

Tickets to 2014 World Cup in Brazil to Go On Sale in August

Tickets to 2014 World Cup in Brazil to Go On Sale in August

FIFA has officially set a date for the sale of tickets to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Beginning August 20, fans will be able to buy tickets for next year's event on the FIFA website. continue reading »

Weather Service Downgrades Hurricane Barbara to Depression After Touching Down in Mexico

Weather Service Downgrades Hurricane Barbara to Depression After Touching Down in Mexico

Hurricane Barbara was downgraded to a tropical depression Thursday as it moved over southern Mexico, where it killed at least two people, the Mexican national weather service said. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Fear Keeps Zach Galifianakis from ‘Hangover Part III’ Press Conference

BRAZIL: Fear Keeps Zach Galifianakis from ‘Hangover Part III’ Press Conference

With the press tour for "The Hangover Part III" underway, the film's star headed down to Brazil to promote the film. but one of guys had to skip one event due to fear. continue reading »

Bon Jovi  Offers Discount Tickets, Waives Performance Fee for Spanish Fans

Bon Jovi Offers Discount Tickets, Waives Performance Fee for Spanish Fans

Rock group Bon Jovi and its founder Jon Bon Jovi are thanking their devoted Spanish fans in the best way possible – offering half-priced tickets for their upcoming June performance. continue reading »

7-Eleven Introduces Latin-Inspired Breakfast - Empanada Bites

7-Eleven Introduces Latin-Inspired Breakfast - Empanada Bites

With the introduction of its Breakfast Empanada Bites, 7-Eleven, Inc. builds on the success of its first Latin-inspired hot foods snack introduced last year, Mini Tacos continue reading »

ALLEGED:  Latino Students Discriminated Against in Louisiana Head Start Programs

ALLEGED:  Latino Students Discriminated Against in Louisiana Head Start Programs

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLU) and other civil rights organizations are alleging head start centers in the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana are discriminating against Latino families. continue reading »

Mexican Economy to See More Growth in 2014

Mexican Economy to See More Growth in 2014

Mexico's economy, which will experience slower growth in the first half of 2013 due to headwinds from the United States, will have a stronger performance next year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Cancer Walkathon in Puerto Rico Welcomes Tito Nieves, Daddy Yankee

Cancer Walkathon in Puerto Rico Welcomes Tito Nieves, Daddy Yankee

Prominent Puerto Rican entertainers such as Daddy Yankee, Victor Manuelle and Tito Nieves will take part in this year's charity walkathon to benefit cancer patients at San Juan's Hospital Oncologico. continue reading »