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August 2013 Archives

Blog del Narco: Decapitated Head Left With Narco Message

Blog del Narco: Decapitated Head Left With Narco Message

The head of a man was left this morning in front of a home in the colonia Morelos III, located southeast of the city. The discovery was made at about 6:55 am at the intersection of Laguna de Tuxpan and Tepalcingo in the housing unit. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Hiding Pot Plants Fights with Firemen as House Burns

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Hiding Pot Plants Fights with Firemen as House Burns

A Florida man has been charged with preventing firefighters from putting out a fire in his home because he was hiding pot plants. Gaetano Rodriguez, 27, allegedly refused to unlock the continue reading »

Renewed Push for National Latino American Museum

Renewed Push for National Latino American Museum

There is a renewed push for the creation of a National Latino Museum in Washington, D.C. being led by a group of bipartisan Latino legislators that include Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and California Congressman Xavier Becerra. continue reading »

German Tourist Dies in Spain After Failed Jump from Balcony to Pool

German Tourist Dies in Spain After Failed Jump from Balcony to Pool

A German man died while vacationing in Spain after he attempted to jump into a pool from a balcony. The tourist, whose name and age were not released, jumped from a fifth-floor balcony of a hotel in the Catalonia region continue reading »

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers Thursday he would not resign or hold early elections despite calls from the opposition for him to step down amid the allegations of corruption leveled against his party. continue reading »

Early Morning Shooting at Mexican Bar Kills 4

Early Morning Shooting at Mexican Bar Kills 4

Four people were killed in a shooting Wednesday at a bar in Nezahualcoyotl, a city in central Mexico, media reports said. Several gunmen drove up to the Mi Oficina bar in the city's La Perla district in the early morning hours, went inside and opened fire. continue reading »

The Unlikely Popularity of K-Pop in Latin America

The Unlikely Popularity of K-Pop in Latin America

Just at the U.S.'s "cholo/la culture" is having a major influence over many in Japan, it seems eastern influence has found its way to Latin America. Though K-pop (Korean pop music) has struggled to makes its way to mainstream r continue reading »

Spanish-Language Ads Spotlight Rep. King’s Anti-Immigrant Comments

Spanish-Language Ads Spotlight Rep. King’s Anti-Immigrant Comments

An influential labor union launched a Spanish-language ad campaign Sunday criticizing Republican Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) recent extreme comments that compared undocumented continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. continue reading »

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Undergoes Operation to Remove Thyroid Nodule

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Undergoes Operation to Remove Thyroid Nodule

The operation performed on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to remove a thyroid nodule was successful, his chief of staff said. "We're very happy. Everything went very well, as had been planned," said Aurelio Nuño at a press conference at the Central Military Hospital. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: US Takes a Pass to Bring Home American Child Assassin  “El Ponchis”

Blog del Narco: US Takes a Pass to Bring Home American Child Assassin “El Ponchis”

The Unitary Court of Justice for Adolescents (TUJA) did not receive any response from the U.S. authorities for the American citizen Edgar Jimenez Lugo, alias "El Ponchis". There was no response by the deadline that the young criminal should return to America to complete his sentence. continue reading »

Opera Trio Forte Advance on ‘America’s Got Talent’  (VIDEO)

Opera Trio Forte Advance on ‘America’s Got Talent’  (VIDEO)

Prior to their audition for season 8 of "America's Got Talent," Fernando Varela, Hana Ryu, and Josh Page had never met in person, despite being a singing group. Though their story surprised the judges, it was their talent that really made them stand out. continue reading »

Authorities Arrest 9 Kidnappers, Rescue 2 Captives in Mexico

Authorities Arrest 9 Kidnappers, Rescue 2 Captives in Mexico

Police arrested nine suspected kidnappers and rescued two captives in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Arrest 34 for Murders of 9 Cops

Guatemalan Police Arrest 34 for Murders of 9 Cops

The investigation into the June 13 killings of nine police officers in the western province of Quetzaltenango has led to the arrest of 34 suspects, Guatemala's interior minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

2013 2nd Quarter: Mexico Economy Grows 2.5%

2013 2nd Quarter: Mexico Economy Grows 2.5%

Mexico's gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the second quarter of this year, the government said. "The Mexican economy continued in an expansion trend, albeit with less than expected dynamism," continue reading »