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August 2013 Archives

Officials Say Mexican Train Derailment Caused by Theft of Track Parts

Officials Say Mexican Train Derailment Caused by Theft of Track Parts

The theft of a metal bar used to link two rails caused the train crash last weekend in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco that left 12 dead, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

80 Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Mexico

80 Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities detained 80 undocumented migrants, most of them from Central America, in three separate operations, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Swimmer Diana Nyad Makes Fifth Attempt at Crossing Florida Straits

Swimmer Diana Nyad Makes Fifth Attempt at Crossing Florida Straits

American swimmer Diana Nyad jumped in the sea at Havana Saturday to make her fifth attempt to swim across the Florida Straits, this time in an effort expected to take 80 hours without an anti-shark cage and with better protection against jellyfish. continue reading »

Vicente Fernandez Leaves Hospital Following Pulmonary Embolism Scare

Vicente Fernandez Leaves Hospital Following Pulmonary Embolism Scare

Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez left hospital after spending three days under observation because of a pulmonary embolism, sources close to the artist told Efe. At 3:00 p.m. Friday, the 73-year-old idol of ranchera music left hospital in the city of Guadalajara in the western state of Jalisco. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Says Tax Cuts, Economic Growth on the Horizon

Mariano Rajoy Says Tax Cuts, Economic Growth on the Horizon

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government would announce plans to cut taxes within a year and predicted that the Spanish economy was "on the cusp" of growth. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal to Depict Undocumented Immigrant in New Film

Gael Garcia Bernal to Depict Undocumented Immigrant in New Film

Actor Gael Garcia Bernal will star in the next Jonas Cuaron movie, in which he will play an undocumented Mexican immigrant trying to enter the United States illegally, Deadline Hollywood said. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government Admits “Difficulties” in Hospitals

Venezuelan Government Admits “Difficulties” in Hospitals

Venezuela's health minister acknowledged Friday that there are "difficulties" in the nation's hospitals following the complaints of medical personnel and patients over the past few weeks about the lack of resources. continue reading »

Colombia’s Santos Breaks Off Talks with Disgruntled Farmers

Colombia’s Santos Breaks Off Talks with Disgruntled Farmers

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday instructed Cabinet ministers who have held four days of talks aimed at ending a general strike in the agricultural sector to break off negotiations with farm leaders, citing the impossibility of reaching an agreement. continue reading »

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

A storm of controversy has settled over San Antonio, Texas, concerning the expansion of the City’s anti-discrimination ordinance. The expansion proposes the inclusion of LGBT persons under the ordinance’s protective umbrella. continue reading »

Giant Panda Gives Birth at Madrid Zoo

Giant Panda Gives Birth at Madrid Zoo

Hua Zui Ba, the female giant panda at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium, had a cub in the wee hours Friday that is now under the constant care of technicians and veterinarians. continue reading »

Rita Moreno Hopes to See More Latino Actors in Starring Roles

Rita Moreno Hopes to See More Latino Actors in Starring Roles

Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno said on her native island that she expects Hollywood moviemakers to offer more starring roles to Hispanic actors, just as it does to artists from other parts of the world. continue reading »

Tamayo Exhibition Showcases Artist’s Early Paintings

Tamayo Exhibition Showcases Artist’s Early Paintings

The exhibition entitled "Construyendo Tamayo, 1922-1937," which opened here this week at the museum that bears his name, aims to show the first works of this Mexican artist who became one of his nation's preeminent muralists. continue reading »

Mexican Train Derailment’s Death Toll Reaches 12

Mexican Train Derailment’s Death Toll Reaches 12

The discovery of another body brought to 12 the number of people confirmed dead after last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco. continue reading »

Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannon to Break Up Protest in Colombia

Police Use Tear Gas, Water Cannon to Break Up Protest in Colombia

Colombian police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a demonstration in Bogota Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide general strike in the agricultural sector. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Launches 20th Fragrance – JLove

Jennifer Lopez Launches 20th Fragrance – JLove

Singer, actress and business mogul Jennifer Lopez is launching her 20th fragrance calling it JLove. The new fragrance will retail for $39-$49 and will be sold exclusively at Kohl’s stores starting in October. continue reading »