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June 2013 Archives

Ecuadorian President Has Conversation with Joe Biden Over Snowden

Ecuadorian President Has Conversation with Joe Biden Over Snowden

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged him in a phone conversation not to grant asylum to whistle-blower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for revealing details about classified surveillance programs. continue reading »

Teachers Protest Education Reform in Oaxaca

Teachers Protest Education Reform in Oaxaca

Dissident teachers and representatives of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca, or APPO, tore down electoral advertising from the streets of the Oaxaca capital to protest a recent education overhaul, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Vargas Llosa, Peter Gabriel Work on New Guillermo Arriaga Film

Vargas Llosa, Peter Gabriel Work on New Guillermo Arriaga Film

Religion is the central theme of the new film by Mexican director and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, in which a group of outstanding filmmakers took part along with Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and British musician Peter Gabriel. continue reading »

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

Chile's government said 229,000 children perform some type of economic activity in the country and 219,000 work illegally, many in jobs considered dangerous. continue reading »

Spanish Team Prepares for Game Against Brazil Without Pique, Ramos

Spanish Team Prepares for Game Against Brazil Without Pique, Ramos

Spain's national soccer team held a practice session ahead of Sunday's Confederation Cup final in Rio de Janeiro against Brazil, although defensemen Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique were nursing injuries and did not take part. continue reading »

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

Court Rules Nebraska Town Can Deny Housing to Undocumented

A federal appellate panel on Friday overturned a district court ruling that had blocked parts of a Fremont, Nebraska, municipal ordinance aimed at limiting the presence of undocumented immigrants in the town. continue reading »

Chef Serves Traditional Mexican Food in Austin

Chef Serves Traditional Mexican Food in Austin

Deep in the heart of Austin's historic Rainey Street, El Naranjo restaurant tells a tale of Mexican ancestors, traditions and flavors, a cultural richness that chef Iliana de La Vega defends dish after dish. continue reading »

Brazil’s Neymar Says Spain is World’s Best Team

Brazil’s Neymar Says Spain is World’s Best Team

Spain's national soccer team is "the best in the world," Brazilian international Neymar said Friday, two days ahead of the two sides' clash in the Confederations Cup final. continue reading »

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

Mexico Hails Progress of Immigration Reform in Senate

The Mexican government hailed Friday "the important progress" signified by the U.S. Senate's passing of the immigration reform bill and repeated the need for "a shared vision" on the subject. continue reading »

Ex-President Leads March in Honduras on Anniversary of Coup

Ex-President Leads March in Honduras on Anniversary of Coup

Former President Manuel Zelaya led a march in the Honduran capital to mark Friday's fourth anniversary of the coup that ousted him. continue reading »

Academy of Motion Pictures Invites Record Number of Latinos to Join

Academy of Motion Pictures Invites Record Number of Latinos to Join

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science (AMPAS), better known for handing out Oscars, is making real its proclaimed efforts at diversification. This week the AMPAS sent out an unprecedented number of invitations, 276 to be exact, to people in the business that included a record number of Latinos in the business. 22 Latinos members were invited to join this exclusive club. continue reading »

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Brazil Robbers Kill Little Boy “Because He Wouldn’t Stop Crying”

Robbers who assaulted the home of a Bolivian couple before dawn Friday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo killed their only child "because he wouldn't stop crying," police officials said. continue reading »

So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

So What Did We Learn About the Roberts Court?

The current session of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ended with a great deal of disappointment and joy, depending upon whose side you are on. I’m disappointed. But then again, it’s not the first time I have been disappointed in this institution. After all, they are lawyers! continue reading »

Sofia Vergara Not Ruling Out Having a Baby in the Future

Sofia Vergara Not Ruling Out Having a Baby in the Future

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara does not rule out the possibility of having a baby with husband-to-be Nick Loeb, but admitted that right now "it's not a priority" in her life. continue reading »

Colombia Prepares to Release New Airbag Vest for Motorcyclists

Colombia Prepares to Release New Airbag Vest for Motorcyclists

Seven years ago, engineer German Acevedo left his job as head of R&D for the Colombian navy to develop an innovative product aimed at saving thousands of lives: an airbag vest for motorcyclists. continue reading »