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June 2013 Archives

NBA Game Featuring Spurs v Timberwolves to be Played in Mexico City

NBA Game Featuring Spurs v Timberwolves to be Played in Mexico City

The San Antonio Spurs, whose line-up features Argentine guard Manu Ginobili, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team of Spanish guard Ricky Rubio, will play a regular season game on Dec. 4 in Mexico City, an NBA executive said. continue reading »

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Confirms He has Cancer

Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Confirms He has Cancer

Puerto Rican singer Jose Luis Feliciano Vega, known by his stage name of Cheo Feliciano, confirmed Wednesday in a statement that he is suffering from cancer and that he will undergo chemotherapy. continue reading »

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

USDA Announces E. Kika De La Garza Fellows for 2013

The USDA today announced the 10 members of the 2013 class of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The 10 fellows, highly accomplished staff, faculty, and administrators at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) from across the nation, were selected based on the compatibility of their interests with USDA mission areas, as well as the value their experiences will add to their institutions' educational capacities. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Attempting to Steal ATM with Stolen Car, Man Hits Fence

LATINO BLOTTER: Attempting to Steal ATM with Stolen Car, Man Hits Fence

An New Mexico man is charged with commercial burglary, criminal damage to property, and car theft. At around 6 a.m., Albuquerque police responded to reports someone was attempting to steal an ATM. continue reading »

Medical Mystery:  Chilean Girl Cries Tears of Blood (VIDEO)

Medical Mystery:  Chilean Girl Cries Tears of Blood (VIDEO)

Medical personnel in the town of Purranque, Chile have a medical mystery on their hands, one that is getting a lot of attention outside their region. continue reading »

Undocumented Polish Immigrant in U.S. for 30-Yrs Deported While in a Coma

Undocumented Polish Immigrant in U.S. for 30-Yrs Deported While in a Coma

An undocumented, 69-year-old, Polish immigrant was deported while in a coma and after having lived in the U.S. for over 30 years. continue reading »

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

We Belong Together has initiated a fun campaign, "Fedoras For Fairness," hoping to raise awareness for immigration reform that treats women and LGBT families fairly. According to We Belong Together, the campaign uses the fedora as a metaphor for the many different hats that women wear "to create a brighter future for all." continue reading »

Carlos the Jackal’s Life Sentence Upheld by French Court

Carlos the Jackal’s Life Sentence Upheld by French Court

A French court has upheld the life sentence given to ‘Carlos the Jackal’ whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez for masterminding several bombings in France that killed 11 and wounded over 100 people. continue reading »

Does Young Hollywood Have Latin Fever? Beiber, Hutcherson Have New Ladies

Does Young Hollywood Have Latin Fever? Beiber, Hutcherson Have New Ladies

Josh Hutcherson and Justin Bieber both seem to the fever - Latin fever that is. The Hunger Games star and "Boyfriend" singer reportedly have knew ladies in their life and it appears they may have a things for Latin beauties. continue reading »

“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

“Border Surge” Amendment Approved in 69-29 Vote in Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday, by an overwhelming majority, approved an amendment to increase vigilance along the border with Mexico, a decisive step toward a final vote on immigration reform. continue reading »

Mark Sanchez Semi-Nude Dance Video Goes Viral  (VIDEO)

Mark Sanchez Semi-Nude Dance Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

A video of Mark Sanchez dancing with two unidentified ladies was recently uploaded to Vine, a video-sharing site. Though the now viral video was removed shortly after appearing on Vine continue reading »

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder

JUST IN:  Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder

New England Patriot’s player Aaron Hernandez has been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd who was found with a bullet to the back of his head over a week ago. continue reading »

Highway Linking Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero Blocked by Brazilian Protestors

Highway Linking Sao Paulo, Rio de Janiero Blocked by Brazilian Protestors

About 500 protesters on Tuesday blocked the Dutra highway, the main route between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's two largest cities, in another demonstration linked to the wave of protests sweeping the South American giant. continue reading »

Man Steals $2M in Merchandise from Toys-R-Us Stores Across the Country

Man Steals $2M in Merchandise from Toys-R-Us Stores Across the Country

A man named Ignatius "Michael" Pollara is accused of stealing more than $2 million in merchandise from Toys-R-Us stores across the country. According to Florida investigators, Pollara is one of the continue reading »