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October 2013 Archives

Mexican Teen Murdered Over Cellphone Shocks Authorities

Mexican Teen Murdered Over Cellphone Shocks Authorities

Authorities in the Mexican capital expressed indignation Wednesday about the killing of a 15-year-old boy who refused to hand over his cellphone to an assailant. continue reading »

Growing Hispanic Presence in Catholic Church Seen as Blessing, Challenge

Growing Hispanic Presence in Catholic Church Seen as Blessing, Challenge

The fact that Spanish-speaking and Latino Catholics are fast becoming a major segment -- already about one-third -- of the Catholic population in the U.S. wasn't lost on a range of Catholic Hispanic leadership gathered Oct. 17-20 for a regional encounter. continue reading »

On Immigration, the Issue is with The House GOP, Not President Obama

On Immigration, the Issue is with The House GOP, Not President Obama

President Obama’s speech on immigration today presented a clear rationale for why passing immigration reform is in the nation’s interest and achievable this year. continue reading »

Guatemala Offers Amnesty to Ex-Dictator

Guatemala Offers Amnesty to Ex-Dictator

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has opened the door to amnesty for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, a judicial spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Demands Villa, Yacht, Helicopter for Stay in DR

Luis Miguel Demands Villa, Yacht, Helicopter for Stay in DR

Mexican singer Luis Miguel, who will begin his Latin American tour in the Dominican Republic, has instructed his promoter to provide him with a helicopter, private chef and other luxuries during his six-day stay in the country, it was reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Boxer Francisco Javier “Frankie” Leal Dies of Brain Injury

Mexican Boxer Francisco Javier “Frankie” Leal Dies of Brain Injury

Boxer Francisco Javier "Frankie" Leal died in the United States of a brain injury suffered during a bout last weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, his promoters said. He was 26. continue reading »

Protests in Dominican Republic Turn Deadly

Protests in Dominican Republic Turn Deadly

A man died Wednesday after being shot twice in the head during protests in the northern Dominican Republic, bringing to four the number of fatalities during the clashes. continue reading »

Pemex to Lose $7.7 Billion in Refining in 2013

Pemex to Lose $7.7 Billion in Refining in 2013

Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it expected to incur some 100 billion pesos ($7.7 billion) in losses in 2013 in its refining unit alone. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Businessman Hiding in Plain Sight

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Businessman Hiding in Plain Sight

Expensive Cars, exotic animals, beautiful women and sophisticated weapons are the tastes that abound among members of Mexico's Drug Cartels. Moreover, they have also served to highlight the narco entrepreneurs in Mexico. Different individuals and Mexican companies have been investigated by the U.S. Justice Department. They have determined in many cases to take legal action to prevent the money of illicit origin to enter the formal economy in the US. continue reading »

Real Madrid Eyes Another Win in Champions League Play

Real Madrid Eyes Another Win in Champions League Play

Real Madrid has the chance to virtually guarantee itself a berth in the knockout phase of the Champions League when it hosts a struggling Juventus, which has stumbled to two draws in its first two matches of this season's competition. continue reading »

Spain No Longer in Recession After 2 Year Slump

Spain No Longer in Recession After 2 Year Slump

Spain climbed out of recession in the third quarter, growing 0.1 percent from the previous three-month period to end a streak of nine consecutive quarters of contraction, the Bank of Spain estimated Wednesday in its latest economic bulletin. continue reading »

Experts Say Toxic Algae Responsible for 233 Turtle Deaths in El Salvador

Experts Say Toxic Algae Responsible for 233 Turtle Deaths in El Salvador

At least 233 turtles have died along El Salvador's coast, most of them since last September, after ingesting "toxic algae" at sea, the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry, or MARN, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

Three Ways Congressional Inaction on Immigration is Hurting Children

According to the Applied Research Center cited in the report, an estimated 5,100 children are currently living in foster care due their parents’ detention or deportation. continue reading »

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

New York Supreme Court to Rule over “Baby Hope” Case

The case of Anjelica Castillo, the 4-year-old Latino girl who was murdered in 1991, was sent Tuesday to the New York Supreme Court by Judge Lisa Sokoloff. continue reading »

“Hispanic” Preferred Over “Latino,” Says PEW Research Center

“Hispanic” Preferred Over “Latino,” Says PEW Research Center

While 50 percent of the people of Latin American origin in the United States are indifferent to being identified as "Hispanic" or "Latino," those who do care prefer Hispanic to Latino by a margin of more than two to one, according to polling data released Tuesday. continue reading »