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June 2013 Archives

Colombians Love to Shop on Line for Erotica Amongst Other Things

Colombians Love to Shop on Line for Erotica Amongst Other Things

E-commerce sales in Colombia amounted to nearly $2 billion last year, according to a report released on Friday. continue reading »

Yasiel Puig: From Cuban Defector to MLB Star All in One-Year

Yasiel Puig: From Cuban Defector to MLB Star All in One-Year

Do you know who Yasiel Puig is? Do you know that this baseball wonder boy just last year defected from his native Cuba via Mexico? Did you know that he has only been in Major League Baseball for four days and baseball Dodgers fans can’t get enough of him? continue reading »

329 Charges Leveled Against Alleged Kidnapper and Sexual Sadist Ariel Castro

329 Charges Leveled Against Alleged Kidnapper and Sexual Sadist Ariel Castro

Today an Ohio grand jury indicted Puerto Rican Ariel Castro on 329 charges related to his alleged kidnapping, enslavement and sexual depravity toward three young women recently rescued from his home. continue reading »

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala denied Friday a humanitarian pardon for former head of state Alberto Fujimori on the recommendation of the panel that reviews such requests, the justice minister told a press conference. continue reading »

Justin Bieber to Tour in Latin America - Venezuela, Peru Not on List

Justin Bieber to Tour in Latin America - Venezuela, Peru Not on List

The dates and locations for Justin Bieber's upcoming "Believe" tour in Latin America were released this week, but it seems one country in particular was left off. According to the dates, the Biebs will not be making a stop in Venezuela, Peru, and Urugua continue reading »

L.A. “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Dies in Prison at 53, Killer of 13

L.A. “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Dies in Prison at 53, Killer of 13

Richard Ramirez, a serial killer dubbed "the night stalker," died Friday at a hospital in northern California, authorities at San Quentin State Prison said. He was 53. Ramirez, who spent years on death row, died of "natural causes," state officials said. continue reading »

Bolivian Man Accused of Murder, Rape is Buried Alive at Victim’s Funeral

Bolivian Man Accused of Murder, Rape is Buried Alive at Victim’s Funeral

A Bolivian teen accused of murder was attacked by those attending his alleged victim's funeral this week. Santos Ramos, 17, was accused of raping and murdering 35-year-old Leandra Arias J continue reading »

Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

Obama “Doesn’t Fear” Immigration Debate in Congress

The Obama administration "doesn't fear" a tough debate on immigration reform in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council said Thursday. continue reading »

June 7: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

June 7: 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. The Internship, The Purge, Much Ado About Nothing, Syrup, Violet & Daisy, This is the End continue reading »

Bruno Mars Thanks Fans for Support Following Mother’s Death

Bruno Mars Thanks Fans for Support Following Mother’s Death

Bruno Mars briefly returned to Twitter on Thursday to thank his fans for their love and support. Mars' mother, Bernadette Hernandez was just 55 when she died from a brain aneu continue reading »

U.S. Marine, Relatives Missing in Mexico

U.S. Marine, Relatives Missing in Mexico

A U.S. marine and two relatives have been reported missing in Matamoros, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Shooting at Gym in Mexico City Leaves 4 Dead

Blog del Narco: Shooting at Gym in Mexico City Leaves 4 Dead

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a shooting at a gym in the Mexican capital that left four people dead, the city's mayor said Friday. A pair of brothers and a man accompanying them were pronounced dead at the Body Extreme gym in the downtown Tepito neighborhood, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. continue reading »

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

House Republicans Booed As They Vote To Deport DREAMers

To a chorus of boos from the gallery, House Republicans voted 224-201 on Thursday to approve an amendment that defunds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-IA), undercuts the flexibility that allows the Department of Homeland Security to halt deporting DREAMers and instead focus on people convicted of crimes continue reading »

Brazil’s “Im Happy to be a Prostitute” Ads Causing Controversy

Brazil’s “Im Happy to be a Prostitute” Ads Causing Controversy

Brazil has reportedly stopped running an online campaign promoting their "happy" prostitutes. Legal in the Latin American country, prostitution is relatively commo continue reading »

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Argues For Marijuana Legalization

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Argues For Marijuana Legalization

Vicente Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000 to 2006, said he would grow marijuana if it was legal, arguing that legalization would benefit the country and hurt drug cartels. continue reading »