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June 2013 Archives

Spain to Boost Annual Revenue by $6.1 Billion with Higher Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco

Spain to Boost Annual Revenue by $6.1 Billion with Higher Taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco

Spain's government on Friday announced tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco and limits on corporate tax deductions, saying the measures would boost revenue by 4.7 billion euros ($6.1 billion) annually. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Downplays Health Issues

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Downplays Health Issues

Spain's King Juan Carlos denied being "extremely sick" and described the state of his health as a "matter of screws," a reference to the back and hip operations he has undergone over the past few years.

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Tito Puente Jr. To Pay Tribute to His Father in the Dominican Republic

Tito Puente Jr. To Pay Tribute to His Father in the Dominican Republic

Singer Tito Puente Jr. will give a concert Saturday in the Dominican capital in honor of his late father, one of the leading figures of Latin jazz and salsa music of the past century. continue reading »

Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Cuba Arrests 3 in School Cheating Case

Two Havana high school teachers and a worker at a printing company were arrested for selling students copies of a mathematics exam prior to the test, Cuba's official media said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Wilhemina Model Accused of Attacking Model Fiancée

Brazilian Wilhemina Model Accused of Attacking Model Fiancée

Brazilian model Romulo Pires da Silva has been accused of attacking his fiancée, model Thais Oliveira. Though the pair has no troubles in the looks department they reportedly have serious issues continue reading »

Immigration Reform Will Ensure Immigrants Grow Old with Dignity

Immigration Reform Will Ensure Immigrants Grow Old with Dignity

The historic immigration reform bill that is moving toward a final vote in the U.S. Congress will ensure that undocumented elderly Hispanics have "a dignified old age," Dr. Yanira Cruz, the president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging, or NHCOA, said Thursday. continue reading »

June 28: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

June 28: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

Now that the weekend is finally upon us, let's take a look at what's opening in theaters. Opening this weekend: The Heat, I'm So Excited, White House Down, A Band Called Death continue reading »

Forbes: World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrities

Forbes: World’s Most Powerful Latino Celebrities

Forbes' annual "The World's Most Powerful Celebrities" list was recently released. Ranking the celebs by evaluating their salaries, social media presence, and marketability, eight of the top 100 were Latino. continue reading »

Plane Crashes in Guatemala, Bags of Money Found at Site

Plane Crashes in Guatemala, Bags of Money Found at Site

Six men died Friday in a plane crash in the northwestern Guatemalan province of San Marcos, an official said. continue reading »

Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

The relatives, friends and neighbors of the 12 Mexico City youths who were taken from a bar in May in the capital marked the one-month anniversary of their disappearance and expressed hope that the young people would return home alive. continue reading »

“Glee” Star Matthew Morrison Engaged to Renee Puente

“Glee” Star Matthew Morrison Engaged to Renee Puente

We wonder who is going to sing at the reception! Matthew Morrison of "Glee" fame is officially engaged to his girlfriend, model Renee Puente. continue reading »

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report revealing various components of driving safety ranging from seat belt legislation to drunk driving laws. continue reading »

CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas  (VIDEO)

CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas (VIDEO)

Border Patrol agents raided an illegal immigrant camp in Texas that is believed to have been used by over 100 undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

57-Year-Old Singer Miguel Bose Confesses to Being Father of 4 - All Born to Surrogates

57-Year-Old Singer Miguel Bose Confesses to Being Father of 4 - All Born to Surrogates

Singer Miguel Bose has let it be known that he is the father of four children and not two as was been generally thought, a disclosure he made in the special issue that Shangay magazine publishes in honor of International Gay Pride Day. continue reading »

Arab Automotive Group to Build Plant in Brazil

Arab Automotive Group to Build Plant in Brazil

Amsia Motors, an automotive group financed by Arab investors, signed a protocol of intentions Thursday with the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, pledging to invest 1 billion reais ($450 million) to build an auto plant. continue reading »