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October 2013 Archives

Fort Lauderdale Looks to Bring More LatAm Tourists to City

Fort Lauderdale Looks to Bring More LatAm Tourists to City

The southeastern Florida city of Fort Lauderdale plans to spend a record $6.5 million in 2014 on a tourism marketing plan seeking to attract customers from Latin America, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, or GFLCVB, said. continue reading »

David Beckham Picks Miami For Location of New MLS Team

David Beckham Picks Miami For Location of New MLS Team

Former soccer star David Beckham has selected Miami as the city for his planned Major League Soccer franchise, the BBC reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest Cancun’s Cartel Boss

Mexican Police Arrest Cancun’s Cartel Boss

The suspected Gulf drug cartel boss in the Mexican Caribbean state of Quintana Roo was arrested by police in the resort city of Cancun, officials said. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Artist Brings Imagination to Everyday Objects

Ecuadorian Artist Brings Imagination to Everyday Objects

Ecuadorian Artist Javier Perez is changing the way people look at common objects. Taking everyday items such as paperclips and forks, Perez uses his creativity to re-imagine the objects in a whimsical way. continue reading »

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

Rumors of Immigration Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated, Again

The rumors of immigration reforms’ death have been greatly exaggerated over the years. In only the past few months, we’ve seen headlines like “Immigration Reform Heads for a Slow Death,” “Immigration Reform is Probably Dead,” and “RIP: Immigration Reform Bill is Dead.” Everyone wants to be the first to call it, the first to declare it, or the first person to have seen it coming. continue reading »

After String of Legal Defeats, Alabama Backs Down on Immigration Law

After String of Legal Defeats, Alabama Backs Down on Immigration Law

After a string of legal defeats, Alabama officials who backed an ambitious law to deter illegal immigration now have agreed to scrap its most controversial aspects. continue reading »

Guatemalans Discover Headless Bodies of 2 Young Women

Guatemalans Discover Headless Bodies of 2 Young Women

Residents found the headless bodies of two young women Wednesday in a neighborhood on the western outskirts of Guatemala City, emergency services officials said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico to Induct Cheo Feliciano, Daddy Yankee into Music Hall of Fame

Puerto Rico to Induct Cheo Feliciano, Daddy Yankee into Music Hall of Fame

Salsa and bolero composer and singer Cheo Feliciano, reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee, singer-songwriter Ednita Nazario and alto saxophone player Eddie "La Bala" (the Bullet) Perez, who died in August, are some of the artists who will be inducted next year into Puerto Rico's Music Hall of Fame, organizers said. continue reading »

Spain Still Viewed Favorably by Mexico, Brazil

Spain Still Viewed Favorably by Mexico, Brazil

Mexico and Brazil are the Latin American countries where Spain has the highest standing, while Chile and Colombia are the ones that have the worst impression of the Iberian nation, a report released by Corporate Excellence said. continue reading »

Spain’s GDP Sees Growth as Economy Emerges From Recession

Spain’s GDP Sees Growth as Economy Emerges From Recession

Spain emerged from the recession in the third quarter of this year, with the gross domestic product growing 0.10 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Ecuador President Looks to Expand Relations with Russia

Ecuador President Looks to Expand Relations with Russia

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Tuesday here made a definite push for cooperation with Russia in energy matters and in other strategic sectors. continue reading »

Soccer Club Executive, Bodyguard Gunned Down in Honduras

Soccer Club Executive, Bodyguard Gunned Down in Honduras

Soccer club executive Melvin Sanders and a bodyguard were shot to death Tuesday at his residence in northern Honduras, police said. continue reading »

Houston’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Sway Hispanic Vote

Houston’s Mayoral Candidates Look to Sway Hispanic Vote

The two main contenders in the Houston mayoral race hope that Hispanics, who make up 44 percent of the Texas city's population, will go to the polls and will be decisive in the Nov. 5 balloting. continue reading »

Anti-Union Violence in Colombia Sparks Report by U.S. Congressmen

Anti-Union Violence in Colombia Sparks Report by U.S. Congressmen

Violence and threats against union members continue in Colombia, as does the subcontracting of workers with no intention to abide by labor laws or rights, according to a report released Tuesday by two Democratic members of the U.S. Congress. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Violence Going Strong In Mexico

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Violence Going Strong In Mexico

Last Saturday and Sunday after gas stations were targeted in Michoacán by Molotov cocktail attacks, the same thing happened Tuesday in Quinta Roo, when two radio stations were attacked. continue reading »