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September 2013 Archives

How to Get More Latinos in Technology Sector

How to Get More Latinos in Technology Sector

In 2010, statistics from the National Science Foundation showed that “Latino males represented only 4% of scientists and engineers, while Latina women were only 2%.” continue reading »

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Helen Krieble says she will never forget the day that the federal government’s black helicopters and armed agents swooped down on her equestrian facility in central Colorado. continue reading »

Two Popes Including John Paul II to be Made Saints in 2014

Two Popes Including John Paul II to be Made Saints in 2014

Popes John Paul II (1920-2005) and John XXIII (1881-1963) will be canonized on April 27, Pope Francis announced Monday. continue reading »

Brazil Says Adios to Iconic VW Kombi Van

Brazil Says Adios to Iconic VW Kombi Van

The Kombi, German automaker Volkswagen's legendary "hippie" camper van, is bidding farewell to the automotive market after more than 60 years on the world's roads, with production in Brazil, the last country where the model is still manufactured, slated to end in December. continue reading »

Henderson Alvarez’ No-Hitter One of the Few Highlights of Marlins’ Awful Season

Henderson Alvarez’ No-Hitter One of the Few Highlights of Marlins’ Awful Season

he Miami Marlins' 62 wins were the fewest for any club in the National League, but the team ended the season on a positive note as Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. continue reading »

Aerosmith Performs for Thousands of Fans in Venezuela

Aerosmith Performs for Thousands of Fans in Venezuela

U.S. band Aerosmith thrilled Caracas with a concert loaded with the great rock music that has distinguished the group for more than four decades, performing before some 10,000 people who sang along with the band's famous hits after waiting three years to see them again live since their last appearance in Venezuela in 2010. continue reading »

17-Year-Old Tourist Shot to Death in Resort City of Brazil

17-Year-Old Tourist Shot to Death in Resort City of Brazil

A 17-year-old Russian tourist was found dead on the outskirts of Marica, a resort city near Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said. continue reading »

Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

Promoting Spanish as Preferred International Business Language

The Cervantes Institute and the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, to use its Spanish-language acronym, are aspiring to establish Spanish as the second-most-used language in international communication and are pushing for setting up an action unit to achieve it, the directors of the two institutions - Victor Garcia de la Concha and Jose Manuel Blecua, respectively - said. continue reading »

Mexican President Peña Nieto Cancels International Tour to Tend to Natural Disasters at Home

Mexican President Peña Nieto Cancels International Tour to Tend to Natural Disasters at Home

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is "shortening the international tour scheduled" for this week to focus on overseeing recovery efforts in states recently affected by hurricanes, the Office of the President said in a statement. continue reading »

Polls Indicate Republicans Will Take Brunt of Blame if U.S. Govt Shuts Down

Polls Indicate Republicans Will Take Brunt of Blame if U.S. Govt Shuts Down

The United States is bracing for a partial shutdown of the federal government unless Congress acts to avert it, the White House said Monday. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Calls New Novel “Optimistic”

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Calls New Novel “Optimistic”

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said his latest novel, "El heroe discreto," reflects on the growth and consolidation of democracy in Peru, making the work his "most optimistic" so far. continue reading »

Storms Proving to Have Negative Effect on Mexican Economy

Storms Proving to Have Negative Effect on Mexican Economy

Mexican Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray acknowledged that the impact of Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel on Mexican territory will affect economic growth, which will drop from the projected 1.8 percent to 1.7 percent. continue reading »

King Juan Carlos Recovering “Rapidly” in Madrid

King Juan Carlos Recovering “Rapidly” in Madrid

Spanish King Juan Carlos's recovery from hip surgery is "progressing rapidly" and even though he is using a walker, "the quality of his stride has improved markedly," doctors said Sunday. continue reading »

How Wendy Davis and Latinos Could Turn Texas Blue, or Not

How Wendy Davis and Latinos Could Turn Texas Blue, or Not

The big news out of Texas, “leaked” before it was “ready,” is that Wendy Davis will run for Governor. Some background: Wendy Davis is Senator Wendy Davis, the Democrat from Fort Worth who pulled off the real filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate some months ago, the filibuster that stalled a strict abortion bill backed by every conservative that works in the capitol in Austin. continue reading »

Leg Injury Sidelines Lionel Messi for 2-3 Weeks

Leg Injury Sidelines Lionel Messi for 2-3 Weeks

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will be out of action for two to three weeks due to a leg injury, the team said. Messi was injured during Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday. continue reading »