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August 2013 Archives

Ranitas Contaminadas - Agricultural Chemicals in Sierra Frogs

Ranitas Contaminadas - Agricultural Chemicals in Sierra Frogs

There is a little rhyme in Spanish that goes: “Sana, sana, colita de rana, si no sanas hoy, sanarás mañana” It is a common rhyme to comfort one with a boo-boo, roughly translating to: continue reading »

Small Bomb Goes Off Near Honduran President’s Home

Small Bomb Goes Off Near Honduran President’s Home

No one was hurt when a bomb went off near the private residence of President Porfirio Lobo, Honduran police said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Rock Band Molotov to Record Album After U.S. Tour

Mexican Rock Band Molotov to Record Album After U.S. Tour

Mexican rockers Molotov plan to record an album of new material after completing their current U.S. tour, band member Paco Ayala told Efe. continue reading »

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

The State Department issued Friday a global travel alert for all U.S. citizens that will remain in effect until Aug. 31 due to an unspecified al-Qaeda threat. continue reading »

Economists Lower Mexico’s Projected Economic Growth

Economists Lower Mexico’s Projected Economic Growth

Private-sector economists surveyed in July lowered their 2013 growth forecast for Mexico to 2.65 percent, down from 2.84 percent in the previous month's survey, the central bank said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain Another Suspect in Missing-Persons Case

Mexican Police Detain Another Suspect in Missing-Persons Case

Mexican police have arrested a second suspect in the disappearance of seven people on July 6 in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts could fall into the hands of private collectors now that the Michigan city has entered bankruptcy, according to art expert Gregorio Luke. continue reading »

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Garcia Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Bill Putting Students First

Congressman Joe Garcia (FL-26) issued the following statement subsequent to the passage of a partisan student loan deal that Congress passed yesterday addressing the student loan interest rate hike that took place on July 1st continue reading »

August 2, 2013: It’s Friday! Let’s Head to the Movies

August 2, 2013: 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. Opening this weekend: The Smurfs 2, 2 Guns - Coming Soon: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters continue reading »

Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Sentenced to Life Plus 1,000 Years

Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Sentenced to Life Plus 1,000 Years

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland, Ohio, man who pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, rape and mistreatment of three women over a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. continue reading »

GRAPHIC: Following Bellator 97 Fight, Mike Barreras’ Face a Mess

GRAPHIC: Following Bellator 97 Fight, Mike Barreras’ Face a Mess

Though anyone watching "Bellatore 97" Wednesday night saw Bubba Jenkins dominate Mike Barreras in the octagon, an "after" photo of Barreras' face was still gruesome. continue reading »

Locals Strip Man and Parade Thru Town with Plaque Labeling Him a Thief

Locals Strip Man and Parade Thru Town with Plaque Labeling Him a Thief

In Puebla yesterday, as a punishment, a man was stripped and paraded throughout the center of this town carrying a huge poster that said "thief”. He was caught and apprehended by locals. continue reading »

Former Miss Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud Confirmed for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Former Miss Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud Confirmed for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Though rumors two-time Miss Puerto Rico winner Joyce Giraud was a new addition to the cast of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hils," it was apparently confirmed by TMZ this week. continue reading »

United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

United We Dream Activists Deliver 224 Cantaloupes, Urge Immigration Reform

Activists supporting immigration reform on Thursday delivered 224 cantaloupes to lawmakers in Congress to symbolize immigrant labor and demanded a vote on legalizing undocumented residents of the United States. continue reading »

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

The prosecutor's office of the northern Chilean region of Atacama has decided not to bring any criminal charges in the case of a 2010 mine collapse that left 33 miners trapped far underground for nearly 70 days. continue reading »