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October 2013 Archives

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz the Hispanic Candidate for President?

Senator Ted Cruz has become the darling of the Tea Party and other extreme right Republicans. He is seen as their potential presidential candidate. He is a superb orator and the big plus – he’s Hispanic. One needs to put a pan below the chin of the right wing members to catch the drool. continue reading »

Healthcare Professionals Protest Overhaul in Colombia

Healthcare Professionals Protest Overhaul in Colombia

Colombian healthcare workers took to the streets on Tuesday to denounce the crisis in the sector and express their rejection of an overhaul being discussed in Congress because they feel that it will worsen the situation. continue reading »

Yoani Sanchez Hopes Women will Be More Present in Future Cuban Government

Yoani Sanchez Hopes Women will Be More Present in Future Cuban Government

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke Tuesday about her wish that women would come to the fore in the future political and social life of Cuba. continue reading »

LatAm Rock Group Los Rabanes to Kick Off U.S. Tour in Miami

LatAm Rock Group Los Rabanes to Kick Off U.S. Tour in Miami

The Panamanian rock group Los Rabanes is returning to the United States after an absence of 10 years and launching a tour that will begin in Miami on Oct. 31 and will also take the band to Washington, Connecticut and New York. continue reading »

Counterfeit Capital of the World Peru Seizes More than $4 Million in Fake Currency Headed to U.S.

Counterfeit Capital of the World Peru Seizes More than $4 Million in Fake Currency Headed to U.S.

Peruvian police on Tuesday arrested a man who planned to travel to the United States with more than $4 million in counterfeit greenbacks and euros. continue reading »

Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Immigrant Youth Activist Deported, Political Asylum Application Turned Down

Undocumented immigrant Rocio Hernandez, one of the so-called Dream 30, was deported Tuesday to Mexico, while 25 of her companions went on a hunger strike to call attention to her plight. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Neighborhood Watch Groups Urged to Fight Crime

Puerto Rico’s Neighborhood Watch Groups Urged to Fight Crime

The Puerto Rico Police Department is promoting the creation of neighborhood watch groups to help fight the crime wave besetting Loiza, a low-income San Juan suburb where a score of youths have been slain this year. continue reading »

Auto Dealers in Mexico Lower Sales Expectations

Auto Dealers in Mexico Lower Sales Expectations

Dealers are cutting their sales forecasts for this year from 1.07 million vehicles to between 1.06 million and 1.05 million units due to the uncertainty created by the tax reform package being debated continue reading »

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

Michelle Bachelet, a former head of state representing the center-left New Majority, will defeat the standard-bearer of the governing rightist coalition outright in Chile's Nov. 17 presidential election, a poll released Tuesday predicts. continue reading »

Maine and Mexico Officials to Expand Trade, Investment Ties

Maine and Mexico Officials to Expand Trade, Investment Ties

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade and Maine Gov. Paul LePage met and discussed the need to expand investment and trade between Mexico and the northeastern U.S. state, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

For 22-nd Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo

For 22-nd Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo

For the 21-st Year U.N. Demands End to 51-Year-Old U.S.-Cuba Embargo continue reading »

BRAZIL: Former Soccer Player Beheaded in Rio

BRAZIL: Former Soccer Player Beheaded in Rio

Former professional soccer player Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos was decapitated in the wee hours of Tuesday and his severed head placed in a backpack and left at the door of his Rio de Janeiro home, authorities said. continue reading »

Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

The annual deforestation rate in Madre de Dios, a region in the Peruvian Amazon, has tripled since 2008 due to the rapid expansion of illegal gold mines started in response continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Says Roger Federer is Far From “Finished”

Rafael Nadal Says Roger Federer is Far From “Finished”

Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal said he was certain that Switzerland's Roger Federer, who many consider the greatest tennis player of all time, "is not finished" even though he has won only on continue reading »

Fusion Cable Channel Launches Targeting Hispanic Millenials

Fusion Cable Channel Launches Targeting Hispanic Millenials

The new English-language channel Fusion seeks to set the broadcasting standard for young Hispanic millennials, for whom "humor and honest reporting play a critical role," the media outlet's CEO Isaac Lee told Efe. continue reading »