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June 2013 Archives

Flores Sisters Get Fans Up On Their Feet in Quito

Flores Sisters Get Fans Up On Their Feet in Quito

Sisters Lolita and Rosario Flores, the musical heirs and daughters of Lola Flores ("La Faraona"), heated up a chilly Ecuadorian capital on the weekend with their "Las Flores" concert at which they blended art and history in an amalgam of flamenco, rumba and pop. continue reading »

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index has come out with its listing of least ‘gay-friendly’ countries to travel to and several Latin American countries are at the top of that list. continue reading »

Police Arrest 9 for Killings of Hondurans in Southern Mexico

Police Arrest 9 for Killings of Hondurans in Southern Mexico

Nine illegal Honduran immigrants who apparently "belong to Central American gangs dedicated to extortion and robberies of migrants" have been arrested in connection with the killings last week of two Hondurans in southern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latinas and the Falling Teen Birth Rates

INFOGRAPHIC: Latinas and the Falling Teen Birth Rates

The Pew Research Center recently reported there has been a sharp drop in Hispanic teen birth rates. While various factors may be responsible, some key components include the recession and changing views of society. continue reading »

Shootings in Nuevo Leon Lead to 5 Deaths

Shootings in Nuevo Leon Lead to 5 Deaths

Five people were killed and one was wounded in two shootings earlier this weekend in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, officials said. continue reading »

Accused Murderer Joran van der Sloot to Wed in Peru Prison

Accused Murderer Joran van der Sloot to Wed in Peru Prison

Peruvian media is reporting that accused murdered Joran van der Sloot is engaged and is set to have a prison wedding to Leydi Figueroa Uceda. continue reading »

Indiana Pacers Force Game 7 Against Miami Heat

Indiana Pacers Force Game 7 Against Miami Heat

Paul George and Roy Hibbert led the Indiana Pacers to a 91-77 win over the Miami Heat, tying the Eastern Conference Finals at 3-3 and forcing a decisive Game 7. continue reading »

Otra Ves, Racism, Racism, Racism

Otra Ves, Racism, Racism, Racism

Bueno, it took a totally nonpolitical person to help bring contemporary racism to the surface. Currently, you have politicians saying that the days of racism, those halcyon days of 1965, are over. We, as society, have moved beyond the racist appeals of fringe groups such as the nazi’s or klansmen. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Ties Real Madrid’s Record of 100 Points

FC Barcelona Ties Real Madrid’s Record of 100 Points

Barcelona, with its 4-1 drubbing of Malaga on the last day of La Liga, not only equaled the record of 100 points that Real Madrid set last season, it scored the highest number of goals in the club's history with 115. continue reading »

Mexico Delays “Phasing-out” of Analogue TV in Tijuana

Mexico Delays “Phasing-out” of Analogue TV in Tijuana

Mexico's telecommunications regulator has postponed the "phasing-out" of analogue television in the northwestern border city of Tijuana, the Communications and Transport Secretariat said. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Singer Bruno Mars’ Mother Dies at Age 55

JUST IN:  Singer Bruno Mars’ Mother Dies at Age 55

The mother of Grammy winning singer Bruno Mars, Bernadette Hernandez, has died at the age of 55 from a brain aneurysm, AP is reporting. continue reading »

Mexico, Germany Consider Creating Strategic Projects Fund

Mexico, Germany Consider Creating Strategic Projects Fund

The governments of Germany and Mexico are studying the creation of a "joint fund" for developing "strategic projects" together, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Juan Antonio Meade said Saturday. continue reading »

Aeromexico Makes Last Minute Proposal to Avoid Strike

Aeromexico Makes Last Minute Proposal to Avoid Strike

Aeromexico, Mexico's flagship airline, made a last-minute proposal aimed at avoiding a strike by flight attendants, who agreed to consider the offer. continue reading »

Oklahoma Hit by Another Major Tornado, Missouri Declares State of Emergency

Oklahoma Hit by Another Major Tornado, Missouri Declares State of Emergency

Flooding was complicating relief efforts Saturday in the wake of tornadoes that killed at least seven adults and two children in Oklahoma, while Missouri declared a state of emergency due to the twisters. continue reading »

2 Honduran Migrants Murdered on Mexican Train

2 Honduran Migrants Murdered on Mexican Train

Two Honduran women traveling with other migrants on a train in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas have been killed, state prosecutors said. continue reading »