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June 2013 Archives

JUST IN:  19 Firefighters Perish in Arizona Fighting Wildfires

JUST IN:  19 Firefighters Perish in Arizona Fighting Wildfires

Arizona authorities are reporting that 19 firefighters have died fighting the fast-moving wildfire in central Arizona. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Colombian Settlement Killing 5

Gunmen Attack Colombian Settlement Killing 5

At least five people were killed and four others wounded when a group of gunmen attacked a hamlet in southwestern Colombia, media reports said Sunday. continue reading »

1,500 Year-Old Nicotine Habit Found in Chilean Mummies

1,500 Year-Old Nicotine Habit Found in Chilean Mummies

56 Chilean mummies have yielded an interesting find revealing that smoking nicotine is an old habit, going as far back as 100 B.C. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Develops Drone That Fights Fires in Mexico

Spanish Firm Develops Drone That Fights Fires in Mexico

A Spanish company plans to unveil the first drone designed to fight fires in Mexico on Sunday. Nitrofirex is participating in a workshop on new technology for fighting forest fires at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, where it plans to introduce Mexico's tech community to a project that developed new applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, better known as drones. continue reading »

Ecuador to Boost Agricultural Productivity with $15 Million Loan

Ecuador to Boost Agricultural Productivity with $15 Million Loan

Ecuador will receive a $15 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for an investment program to increase agricultural productivity and improve market access for rural families in one of its poorest provinces. continue reading »

Republican House Members: We’ll Support Immigration Reform but No Path to Citizenship

Republican House Members: We’ll Support Immigration Reform but No Path to Citizenship

Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have indicated they may support immigration reform but not one that supports a path to citizenship. All eyes are on the Republican-controlled House now that the Senate passed its own version of comprehensive immigration reform legislation with a 68-32 vote. continue reading »

Ron Perlman, Santiago Segura Casted in Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”

Ron Perlman, Santiago Segura Casted in Del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”

American actor Ron Perlman and Spanish actor Santiago Segura have slowly gained the confidence of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, who has cast them in his latest film, "Pacific Rim." continue reading »

J Lo’s Messy Money-Grab:  Performs for Dictator and All Around Bad Guy

J Lo’s Messy Money-Grab:  Performs for Dictator and All Around Bad Guy

Jennifer Lopez has gotten herself into a bit of a public relations mess with her obvious money grab in accepting an invitation to perform for the President of Turkmeninstan, Gurbanguly Berdiimuhamedow, better known as a dictator in international circles. continue reading »

Roybal-Allard Bill Would Help Families Stay Together

Roybal-Allard Bill Would Help Families Stay Together

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) introduced the Help Separated Families Act, legislation to improve the likelihood that children taken into state custody following immigration enforcement actions against their parents can ultimately reunify with their parents. continue reading »

Miss World Spain Crowns Elena Ibarbia the Winner

Miss World Spain Crowns Elena Ibarbia the Winner

Elena Ibarbia won the 2013 Miss World Spain title in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and will represent Spain at the Miss World pageant in Asia in September. continue reading »

Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno Endorse Campaign to Build American Latino Museum (VIDEO)

Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno Endorse Campaign to Build American Latino Museum (VIDEO)

The campaign to build an American Latino Museum in our nation’s capital just got a boost from some major star power. The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) released a video featuring Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno, Prince Royce, Chita Rivera, Maria Cardona and Mario Lopez endorsing the project. continue reading »

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazilian Bottling Plant for $448 Million

Coca-Cola FEMSA Acquires Brazilian Bottling Plant for $448 Million

The Mexican company Coca-Cola FEMSA announced Saturday that it has reached an agreement for a total buy-out of the Brazilian firm Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes for the cash sum of $448 million. continue reading »

National Mall Welcomes Ancient Incan Language to D.C.

National Mall Welcomes Ancient Incan Language to D.C.

The National Mall of Washington D.C. between the White House, Congress and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, is welcoming hundreds of people these days who speak and sing such endangered languages as the Andean Quechua that the Incas spoke, Mexican Zapotec, Colombian Arhuaco and many more. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest Co-Owner of Bar Where 12 Youths were Kidnapped

Mexican Police Arrest Co-Owner of Bar Where 12 Youths were Kidnapped

One of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 youths were kidnapped last month, and who are still missing, was arrested here during a police operation, authorities said. continue reading »

“March for Jesus” Attracts 2 Million Evangelicals to Sao Paulo

“March for Jesus” Attracts 2 Million Evangelicals to Sao Paulo

Some 2 million evangelicals took to the streets of downtown Sao Paulo Saturday, according to figures provided by organizers of the so-called "March for Jesus," an event that attracted the faithful from around the country and abroad, winding up with a religious and artistic celebration in a public square. continue reading »