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June 2013 Archives

Alec Baldwin Lashes Out at Reporter Claiming Wife Tweeted During Gandolfini Funeral

Alec Baldwin Lashes Out at Reporter Claiming Wife Tweeted During Gandolfini Funeral

A series of angry tweets from Alec Baldwin were sparked by a reporter claiming his wife was tweeting during the funeral for James Gandolfini. Known for his Twitter rants, continue reading »

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

NYPD Sued: No Spanish-Speakers for Domestic Violence Victims

Five Latina women have brought a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department for not providing Spanish-speakers when they were involved in domestic abuse situations. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Shoutout between Army and Cartel Leave 5 Dead in Reynosa

Blog del Narco: Shoutout between Army and Cartel Leave 5 Dead in Reynosa

Armed drug cartel members clashed this morning with Mexican army troops in the border city of Reynosa killing at least one soldier and four cartel members. Minutes before 9:00 in the morning a chase and shootout in the area continue reading »

MEXICO: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-Gov. Reynoso Femat

MEXICO: Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ex-Gov. Reynoso Femat

Prosecutors in Mexico are seeking an arrest warrant for former Aguascalientes Gov. Luis Armando Reynoso Femat for illicit enrichment and "abuse of public service," continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar’s New Film Opens Mexican Film Festival

Pedro Almodovar’s New Film Opens Mexican Film Festival

The latest from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), will be the first offering at Mexico's Es.Cine festival of Ibero-American film, organizers said. continue reading »

Child Exploitation in Puerto Rico Increases, Ricky Martin Expresses Concern

Child Exploitation in Puerto Rico Increases, Ricky Martin Expresses Concern

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin on Thursday expressed his concern over the increase in child exploitation on the Caribbean island and called for the continuation of the public debate over human trafficking. continue reading »

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization. continue reading »

Spanish Star Isco Leaves Malaga for Real Madrid

Spanish Star Isco Leaves Malaga for Real Madrid

Spanish midfielder Isco has joined Real Madrid from Malaga on a five-year deal, the La Liga powerhouse announced. According to the Blancos' statement, the 21-year-old Francisco Roman Alarcon, a native of the southern town of Benalmadena, will undergo a medical exam and be presented to the fans and media on July 3. continue reading »

Catholic Indians Beat, Torture Evangelical Indians in Mexico

Catholic Indians Beat, Torture Evangelical Indians in Mexico

Catholic Indians in a community in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas took 33 evangelical Indians captive for 14 hours earlier this week and beat, tortured and threatened to burn them alive before finally agreeing to release the group, officials said. continue reading »

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Thousands of people turned out Wednesday on another day of demonstrations called by students in several Chilean cities, with union members, port workers and miners joining the throng. continue reading »

Brazil Protests Claims 5th Life

Brazil Protests Claims 5th Life

A young Brazilian who fell from a viaduct during a protest to demand better public services died Thursday at a hospital here, police said. continue reading »

Cameron Diaz Set to Play Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’ Remake

Cameron Diaz Set to Play Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’ Remake

Cameron Diaz has officially been cast as the mean ol' MIss Hannigan in the upcoming remake of Annie. The Bad Teacher actress will star alongside Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stack continue reading »

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

TripAdvisor users have voted for the top 25 landmarks in the world for 2013. The top Travelers' Choice landmark was located in Latin America and the 25th most popular was Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy. continue reading »

Costanera Center, Chile’s Tallest Building, Catches Fire

Costanera Center, Chile’s Tallest Building, Catches Fire

The Costanera Center real estate megaproject, South America's tallest skyscraper, experienced a fire on Thursday that forced authorities to evacuate more than 1,000 people. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Senate Passes Historic, Sweeping Immigration Bill, Faces Uncertain Future in House

JUST IN:  Senate Passes Historic, Sweeping Immigration Bill, Faces Uncertain Future in House

The U.S. Senate has just approved on a vote of 68-32 a historic, comprehensive immigration bill that will increase border security to unprecedented levels and create a path to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented immigrants. continue reading »