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October 2013 Archives

U.S. Denies Conspiracy Against Venezuela

U.S. Denies Conspiracy Against Venezuela

The State Department on Tuesday denied Venezuelan charges that three U.S. diplomats in Caracas conspired against the Andean nation and said it is mulling a response to the trio's expulsion. continue reading »

“Instructions Not Included” Becomes Most Successful Spanish-Language Film EVER

“Instructions Not Included” Becomes Most Successful Spanish-Language Film EVER

Last weekend saw "Instructions Not Included," a comedy starring Mexico's Eugenio Derbez, make history by becoming the country's most successful Spanish-language film ever. continue reading »

26-Ft Long Boat with 250 Migrants Capsizes, 13 Die Trying to Reach Coast of Italy

26-Ft Long Boat with 250 Migrants Capsizes, 13 Die Trying to Reach Coast of Italy

At least 13 undocumented men from Eritrea died Monday trying to reach the beach at Sampieri in southeastern Sicily, Italian media said. continue reading »

REPORT:  One of Every Three Mexican Households Affected by Crime

REPORT:  One of Every Three Mexican Households Affected by Crime

Mexico's crime rate rose 16.9 percent in 2012, compared to 2011, with one of every three households affected by crime, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said. continue reading »

Another Group of ‘Dream’ Activists Attempt to Re-Enter U.S. Applying for Humanitarian Visas

Another Group of ‘Dream’ Activists Attempt to Re-Enter U.S. Applying for Humanitarian Visas

Following in the footsteps of the Dream 9, a larger group of undocumented migrants tried to enter the United States from Mexico with plans to apply for political asylum. continue reading »

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

STUDY: A Near Majority of Mexicans Aged 50-and-Over in Poor Health

Roughly six of every 10 Mexicans over 50 describe their health as fair or poor and significant percentages admit having difficulty doing daily activities, according to a survey released Monday by the INEGO statistics institute. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Conducts Major Drug Sweep Arrests 18 Major Narcos

Puerto Rico Conducts Major Drug Sweep Arrests 18 Major Narcos

Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico on Tuesday arrested 18 people who were allegedly part of a powerful drug trafficking organization. continue reading »

Republicans Please “Reopen Gov’t” Urges President as 800,000 Federal Employees Face Furlough

Republicans Please “Reopen Gov’t” Urges President as 800,000 Federal Employees Face Furlough

Americans are trying to come to grips Tuesday with the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years, as 800,000 federal employees face furloughs amid a deadlock in Congress. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Sells Latina Lawyer TV-Series to NBC

Eva Longoria Sells Latina Lawyer TV-Series to NBC

Actress and businesswoman Eva Longoria sold a new television-series project to the NBC network that is all about the relationship of a mother and daughter, both attorneys, who suddenly find themselves forced to work together, The Hollywood Reporter said. continue reading »

STUDY: Number of Immigrant Children in Family is Not Cause of Poverty

STUDY: Number of Immigrant Children in Family is Not Cause of Poverty

Contrary to public perception, the number of children in immigrant families is not the primary reason more children are living in poverty, a Rutgers study has found, raising the question of whether federal policies affecting immigrants should be significantly altered. continue reading »

Jesse Jackson’s Intervention on Behalf of Jailed Alan Gross Unsuccessful in Cuba

Jesse Jackson’s Intervention on Behalf of Jailed Alan Gross Unsuccessful in Cuba

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday ended his visit to Havana without having been able to see Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence here after being convicted of subversion. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro Tells U.S. Diplomats “Yankees Go Home” Allegedly Plotting Against Him

Venezuelan President Maduro Tells U.S. Diplomats “Yankees Go Home” Allegedly Plotting Against Him

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the expulsion of the charge d'affaires and two other diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas for allegedly promoting sabotage. continue reading »