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May 2013 Archives

Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

El Salvador women have taken to the streets to protest the recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court that refused to allow a severely ill woman to have an immediate abortion. continue reading »

Obama Welcomes Latino Businessmen at White House

Obama Welcomes Latino Businessmen at White House

Latino businessmen from all over the United States on Wednesday asked for the Obama administration's support in developing their businesses via greater access to capital. continue reading »

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Police Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine in Colombia

Colombian police said Wednesday that they seized 1.5 tons of high-quality cocaine that the Los Rastrojos criminal organization was planning to ship to Guatemala. continue reading »

Brazil Sees .6% Economy Growth in 2013 1st Quarter

Brazil Sees .6% Economy Growth in 2013 1st Quarter

Brazil's economy grew 0.60 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared with the final quarter of last year, the government said Wednesday. The figures confirmed official projections that the economy would continue reading »

Mormon Mom of 7 in Mexican Prison Thanks to 12 Pounds of Pot

Mormon Mom of 7 in Mexican Prison Thanks to 12 Pounds of Pot

American citizen, Mormon mother of 7 and Mexican tourist - Yanira Maldonado – is living out many of our worse nightmares: jailed in a Mexican prison on drug charges. continue reading »

Biden Looking to Increase U.S.-Brazil Relations

Biden Looking to Increase U.S.-Brazil Relations

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Brazil expressed his country's wish to broaden ties with Latin America. "No partner is more significant in this endeavor than Brazil," he said in a speech at the port of Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of a three-day visit to the South American giant. continue reading »

Hurricane Barbara Arrives in Southern Mexico - Two Deaths Reported

Hurricane Barbara Arrives in Southern Mexico - Two Deaths Reported

The eye of Hurricane Barbara made landfall Wednesday on the Pacific coast of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and caused the death of a man in neighboring Oaxaca state, authorities said. continue reading »

MISSING: Guadalupe Garcia, 14, Last Seen May 24, 2013

MISSING: Guadalupe Garcia, 14, Last Seen May 24, 2013

A California teen named Guadalupe Garcia has been missing since Friday, May 24 and police are asking the public to help find her. Guadalupe, 14, was last seen on Friday when she was dropped off at continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: New Mexico Man Arrested for Driving Drunk, Crashing…While Having Sex

LATINO BLOTTER: New Mexico Man Arrested for Driving Drunk, Crashing…While Having Sex

A New Mexico man is in serious trouble after police say he crashed while having sex while driving drunk. Luis Briones, 25, was reportedly driving drunk and having sex when he ran a red light a continue reading »

Top 5 Universities in Latin American

Top 5 Universities in Latin American

Universities in Latin America have long been recognized for their research contributions in various fields. TopUniversities.com, ranks the Universities based on seven key indicators, chosen to reflect regional strengths and priorities. continue reading »

Tijuana has Become the First City in Latin America to Convert to Digital Television Broadcasts

Tijuana has Become the First City in Latin America to Convert to Digital Television Broadcasts

The northwestern Mexican border city of Tijuana has become the first city in Latin America to convert to digital television broadcasts. Some glitches were experienced after broadcasters switched off analog signals on Tuesday, officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Bites Husband’s Penis for Being Forced to Leave Rodeo Early

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Bites Husband’s Penis for Being Forced to Leave Rodeo Early

A California man says he regrets calling police after his wife bit his penis during an argument. Over the holiday weekend, Christina Salinas and her husband Anthony Hill continue reading »

PEMEX to Upgrade Docks with $67 Million Investment

PEMEX to Upgrade Docks with $67 Million Investment

Some 840 million pesos (nearly $67 million) will be invested this year to upgrade and modernize seven docks in Mexico, state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said. continue reading »

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

The increasing volcanic activity of the Copahue Volcanco, that borders Argentina and Chile, has resulted in the mandatory evacuation of 3,000 people. continue reading »

Hispanics Fast Food Preferences Don’t Include Wendy’s

Hispanics Fast Food Preferences Don’t Include Wendy’s

Placed has just released a study showing that fast food restaurants account for 6 of the top 10 most visited destinations in the U.S. “Americans have more options than ever when dining out, fueling a growing battle for a limited set of dollars," continue reading »