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June 2013 Archives

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

New Report Reveals Scale of Deaths Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Nothing illustrates the high stakes of the immigration reform debate now taking place in the Senate quite as powerfully as the growing body count along the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite the U.S. government’s decades-long effort to stop unauthorized immigration through an “enforcement first continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Resolve Alan Gross Case with U.S.

Cuba Looks to Resolve Alan Gross Case with U.S.

The Cuban government reiterated Wednesday its readiness for talks with Washington to resolve the situations of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, currently behind bars in Cuba for subversion, and of four Cuban intelligence agencies sitting in federal prison in the United States. continue reading »

Check Out Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez’s Posters for ‘Machete Kills’

Check Out Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez’s Posters for ‘Machete Kills’

Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, which allso stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, and a slew of other big name actors. continue reading »

Former Guatemalan Dictator’s Genocide Re-trial Set for April 2014

Former Guatemalan Dictator’s Genocide Re-trial Set for April 2014

Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's re-trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity will not begin until April 2014, a Guatemalan court said Wednesday. continue reading »

Nissan Set to Begin Selling Mexican-Made Car, the Note

Nissan Set to Begin Selling Mexican-Made Car, the Note

Japanese automaker Nissan said it would begin selling its Note model, which is being made in Mexico, in the middle of this month, targeting the U.S. and Canadian markets. continue reading »

U.S. Filmmaker Accused of Espionage Expelled From Venezuela

U.S. Filmmaker Accused of Espionage Expelled From Venezuela

The Venezuelan government on Wednesday expelled a U.S. independent filmmaker who was arrested in April and accused of training Venezuelan students in how to stage acts of violence. continue reading »

Scientists Investigating Whale Deaths Off Argentina

Scientists Investigating Whale Deaths Off Argentina

Scientists in Argentina are investigating what may have caused a spike in the mortality rate of southern right whale calves in the country's Atlantic coastal waters. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican archaeologists have found traces of the Mezcala and Olmec cultures, as well as human remains, in a cave in the southern state of Guerrero, indicating that the site was inhabited at different times and served as a funerary center, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Cleveland Indians’ Closer Chris Perez Subject of Drug Investigation

Cleveland Indians’ Closer Chris Perez Subject of Drug Investigation

Cleveland Indians' closer Chris Perez is reportedly under investigation following the arrival of a package believed to be marijuana. A multi-jurisdictional operation was conducted in Rocky River, Ohio concerning a deli continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father, Son Arrested in Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old

LATINO BLOTTER: Father, Son Arrested in Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old

A father and son in New Mexico were arrested for allegedly opening fire on a vehicle and killing an 8-year-old girl. David Candelaria Sr., 45, and his son David Candelaria Jr., 23, were each arrested over th continue reading »

Top Latin Grammy Award Winners

Top Latin Grammy Award Winners

Since 2000, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has recognized top performers in the latin music industry. Latin Grammys are only given for music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese. continue reading »

MLB: Alex Rodriguez Among Those Facing Suspension

MLB: Alex Rodriguez Among Those Facing Suspension

Alex Rodriguez is among those facing suspension for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs. According to ESPN, the founder of Biogenesis of America continue reading »

THE VOICE: Top 5 Announced, Is Team Shakira Still In?

THE VOICE: Top 5 Announced, Is Team Shakira Still In?

On Tuesday, the top six contestants were whittled down to five on The Voice, but who went home. Team Usher's only remaining singer, indie continue reading »

Miguel Bose Pushes U.N. to Declare International Right to Peace

Miguel Bose Pushes U.N. to Declare International Right to Peace

Peace is the essential requirement for the exercise of rights, Spanish singer-songwriter Miguel Bose said Wednesday. The acclaimed musical artist came to Geneva to urge the U.N. Human Rights Council to work toward a Universal Declaration of the Right to Peace. continue reading »

Top 10 Destination Cities in Latin America

Top 10 Destination Cities in Latin America

Every year, Master Card reveals the top tourist destination cities in its "MasterCard: Global Destination Cities Index." The international city that saw the greatest amount of visitors was Bangkok, Thailand with an estimated 15.98 million visitors in 2013. continue reading »