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October 2013 Archives

Boat Carrying 500 Immigrants Capsizes, 100 Killed Off of Italy

Boat Carrying 500 Immigrants Capsizes, 100 Killed Off of Italy

A boat carrying nearly 500 Eritrean and Somali migrants capsized early Thursday off the coast of the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, leaving more than 100 fatalities and 200 missing. continue reading »

Grenade Attack on Venezuelan Officials Kills 3

Grenade Attack on Venezuelan Officials Kills 3

Three assailants died Thursday in an attack on the head of Venezuela's Indepabis consumer protection agency, who escaped unscathed, police said. "We know that an irregular situation arose. Three people died in the event," deputy policy chief Douglas Rico told reporters. continue reading »

CHCI Honors Salma Hayek in Washington

CHCI Honors Salma Hayek in Washington

The presence of Salma Hayek lit up the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual awards gala in Washington, where the Mexican actress and producer received the Medallion of Excellence in the Arts and Entertainment. continue reading »

Paco de Lucia Gives First Performance in Cuba in 26 Years

Paco de Lucia Gives First Performance in Cuba in 26 Years

Music lovers packed Havana's Teatro Karl Marx for Spanish guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia's first concert in Cuba since 1987. De Lucia's performance was the main attraction of this week's 5th Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival in the Cuban capital. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican Authorities Detain 91 Undocumented Immigrants

Puerto Rican authorities on Thursday detained 91 undocumented migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as they were trying to illegally enter the U.S. commonwealth, police said. continue reading »

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday placed heavy restrictions on the Sheriff's Office in Maricopa County, Arizona, including placing an independent observer there to prevent racial profiling on the part of its personnel. continue reading »

Check Out Argentina’s Adrian Villar Rojas Work in New London Exhibit

Check Out Argentina’s Adrian Villar Rojas Work in New London Exhibit

Argentine Artist Adrián Villar Rojas is presenting a new exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. The exhibit, "Today We Reboot The Planet," will run from September 26 to November 10. continue reading »

Hispanic TV Market Generates $4 Billion Annually

Hispanic TV Market Generates $4 Billion Annually

The rise of the Spanish-language television industry appears to be unstoppable in the United States as media outlets that broadcast in English are looking more and more toward a market of 53 million Latinos with $1.2 trillion in purchasing power. continue reading »

Air Travel Up 8.5 Percent in Mexico

Air Travel Up 8.5 Percent in Mexico

The arrival of tourists by air to Mexico grew by 8.5 percent in the first eight months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012, the Tourism Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. Expels 3 Venezuelan Diplomats Living in Washington, Houston

U.S. Expels 3 Venezuelan Diplomats Living in Washington, Houston

The United States is throwing out the charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington and two other diplomats from the Andean nation, the State Department said. continue reading »

Paulina Rubio Takes a Stab at Fashion Design

Paulina Rubio Takes a Stab at Fashion Design

Mexican actress and singer Paulina Rubio will seek to find a niche in the competitive fashion world by launching her own line of handbags and shoes via the Internet. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz Kicks Off Sold Out Mexican Tour

Alejandro Sanz Kicks Off Sold Out Mexican Tour

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz launched his Mexican tour with a sold-out concert at the capital's Auditorio Nacional. continue reading »

President Obama “Exasperated” By Government Shutdown

President Obama “Exasperated” By Government Shutdown

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is "exasperated" by the lack of agreement that led to the paralysis of the federal government and warned that Wall Street "should be concerned" about the economic consequences. continue reading »

Ex-Guatemalan Commando Guilty of Concealing Role in Massacre

Ex-Guatemalan Commando Guilty of Concealing Role in Massacre

A federal jury convicted a former Guatemalan army lieutenant Tuesday of immigration fraud, finding that he obtained U.S. citizenship in 2008 by concealing his role in the massacre of 250 men, women and children during Guatemala’s civil war three decades ago. continue reading »

Indigenous Protest Receiving Support From Greenpeace in Brazil

Indigenous Protest Receiving Support From Greenpeace in Brazil

A group of Greenpeace activists on Tuesday joined protest activities called by Indians in Brazil. While activists waved a banner emblazoned with the face of an indigenous person, just below the national flag of Brazil, a score of Pataxo Indians performed traditional dances and displayed posters denouncing a bill in Congress that would alter the rules governing the demarcation of indigenous territories. continue reading »