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June 2013 Archives

More Cubans Dying From Cancer Than Heart Disease, Brain Illnesses

More Cubans Dying From Cancer Than Heart Disease, Brain Illnesses

Cancer in 2012 became the chief cause of death in Cuba for the first time, accounting for 25 percent of all fatalities while exceeding heart disease and cerebrovascular illnesses, the official daily Granma said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico May Retaliate Against U.S. Meat Labeling

Mexico May Retaliate Against U.S. Meat Labeling

Mexico's government says it may raise tariffs on U.S. exporters as a retaliatory measure, accusing its northern neighbor of flouting a World Trade Organization ruling on the labeling of meat and other products. continue reading »

World’s Highest-Paid Hispanic Athletes

World’s Highest-Paid Hispanic Athletes

Forbes recently ranked the highest-paid athletes in the world. The top spot went to American golfer Tiger Woods, who earned a staggering $78.1 Million through winnings and endorsements. continue reading »

Whole Foods Denies Banning Spanish Among Employees

Whole Foods Denies Banning Spanish Among Employees

The Whole Foods Market chain has denied banning the use of Spanish or any other language except English among employees, but promised to review its current policy amid a controversy that has even sparked threats of a boycott. continue reading »

29 Guatemalan Migrants Detained in Mexico

29 Guatemalan Migrants Detained in Mexico

Mexico's federal police said it detained 29 Guatemalan migrants who were traveling undocumented in the northern state of Nuevo Leon. In a communique, that force said the incident took place along the Matehuala-Saltillo highway, continue reading »

Singer-songwriter Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez Wins NEA Fellowship Award

Singer-songwriter Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez Wins NEA Fellowship Award

Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, one of Southern California's most renowned Hispanic singer-songwriters, has been named one of the winners of this year's National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship award. continue reading »

Ferrer vs Nadal: Who Will Spain be Rooting for At French Open 2013?

Ferrer vs Nadal: Who Will Spain be Rooting for At French Open 2013?

Who will Spain be cheering on at the French Open men’s final when the country’s best players, Adrian Ferrer v Rafael Nadel, face each other? continue reading »

Helicopter Kills 4, Injures 1 in Central Mexico

Helicopter Kills 4, Injures 1 in Central Mexico

Businessman and politician Juan Ignacio Torres Landa was among four people killed Friday when a helicopter crashed in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said. continue reading »

JUST IN: Chicago Blackhawks Heading to Stanley Cup Finals Against Bruins

JUST IN: Chicago Blackhawks Heading to Stanley Cup Finals Against Bruins

The Chicago Blackhawks have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals after a double overtime 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Kings. continue reading »

Mexican President Stresses Need to Modernize Pemex

Mexican President Stresses Need to Modernize Pemex

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed his commitment to maintain Petroleos Mexicanos as a state-owned company, but also stressed the need to modernize and transform the world's No. 5 oil producer. continue reading »

Jose Canseco Finally Wins One:  Cleared in Rape Investigation

Jose Canseco Finally Wins One:  Cleared in Rape Investigation

Jose Canseco has needed a break for some time, a break from his poor judgment and failed efforts to rehabilitate his image and now he might of just finally won one. continue reading »

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

A court sentenced the last of Peru's original Shining Path guerrilla leaders, Florindo Flores Hala, known as "Comrade Artemio," to life in prison. continue reading »

GOP’S Newest Hispanic Outreach Idea: Deport Them

GOP’S Newest Hispanic Outreach Idea: Deport Them

This week to a chorus of boos House Republicans voted 224-201 to approve an amendment, authored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment undermines Homeland Security’s ability to defer deporting undocumented immigrant youth. continue reading »

Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Mexican archaeologists have identified more than 400 animal species in some 60 offerings made to the gods at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, including molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

BLOG DEL NARCO: Baby Faced Brute Arrested as Ringleader of Vicious Kidnapping Ring  (VIDEO)

BLOG DEL NARCO: Baby Faced Brute Arrested as Ringleader of Vicious Kidnapping Ring (VIDEO)

Mexican officials in Aguascalientes, Mexico have confirmed the capture and arrest of Jose Omar Esquivel Romero – also known as “El Canario” or “El Guero”. continue reading »