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November 2013 Archives

Venezuela’s First TV Announcer Says She is Not Too Old at 100

Venezuela’s First TV Announcer Says She is Not Too Old at 100

Friends and relatives of Cecilia Martinez, Venezuela's first television announcer, celebrated her 100th birthday with her on the weekend "although I'm not so old," she quipped on Tuesday. continue reading »

Hope and Gratitude in the Fight for Immigration Reform: A Reflection

Hope and Gratitude in the Fight for Immigration Reform: A Reflection

This time last year, I was giving thanks for the possibility of a new start for the immigration debate. The 2012 presidential election was fresh in everyone’s minds, and various Republican leaders, nursing their wounds from the thrashing they’d received among Latino voter continue reading »

Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

Texas Group Touts Bilingual Schooling

The president of the Texas Association for Bilingual Education has issued a warning about the ongoing gap between "Anglo" students and those who have a mother tongue different from English. continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Expand Tourism Sector by Permitting Yachts at Its Marinas

Cuba Looks to Expand Tourism Sector by Permitting Yachts at Its Marinas

Cuba will foster the development of its tourist marinas with facilities for recreational vessels, according to a decree approved by the government and published on Tuesday in the official gazette. continue reading »

Boat Carrying 100 Immigrants Capsizes, Killing 10 Haitians

Boat Carrying 100 Immigrants Capsizes, Killing 10 Haitians

At least 10 Haitian immigrants died when a sail freighter packed with more than 100 people capsized in Bahamanian waters, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday in a statement. continue reading »

Mexico Deports U.S.-Born Teen Hitman Responsible for 4 Deaths

Mexico Deports U.S.-Born Teen Hitman Responsible for 4 Deaths

The teenager arrested in the Mexican state of Morelos in 2010 for belonging to the Pacifico Sur drug cartel and participating in several murders was released from a reformatory Tuesday after completing his sentence and is being deported to the United States, officials said. continue reading »

Injury Prevents Cristiano Ronaldo From Playing in Real Madrid Match

Injury Prevents Cristiano Ronaldo From Playing in Real Madrid Match

A hamstring injury will keep Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid's Champions League match with Galatasaray, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Tuesday. continue reading »

Authorities Discover 3 More Bodies in Clandestine Graves

Authorities Discover 3 More Bodies in Clandestine Graves

The search for two federal law enforcement agents who disappeared in western Mexico in early November has led to the discovery of eight clandestine graves containing the remains of 48 people, officials said. continue reading »

Guatemala Lynching Statistics: 47 Dead, 250 Lynchings Attempted

Guatemala Lynching Statistics: 47 Dead, 250 Lynchings Attempted

Forty-seven people, including two women, have died at the hands of lynch mobs this year in Guatemala, a government commission established to prevent vigilantism said Tuesday. continue reading »

Immigration Reform Hunger Strikers Vow to Sip Only Water on Thanksgiving

Immigration Reform Hunger Strikers Vow to Sip Only Water on Thanksgiving

The 10 hunger strikers camped out in front of the U.S. Capitol demanding that Congress approve immigration reform as quickly as possible will spend Thanksgiving Day sipping only water. continue reading »

FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

FIFA President Sepp Blatter “Sickened” by Racist Chants at Real Betis’ Paulao

The president of FIFA, soccer's world governing body, expressed disgust Tuesday over racist chants directed at a Brazilian player last weekend during a La Liga match in Spain. continue reading »

Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

Cuban Government Suspends Consular Services in U.S., Travel to Country at Risk

The Cuban Interests Section in Washington felt obliged to suspend its consular services Tuesday, being unable to find a bank it can use because of the obstacles imposed by the U.S. economic embargo. continue reading »

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

The French city of Strasbourg is hosting a photographic exhibition this week titled "Complicities. Diego and Frida," which includes 35 images of iconic Mexican artists continue reading »

Puerto Rican Government Delays Traditional ‘Black Friday’ Xmas Bonuses

Puerto Rican Government Delays Traditional ‘Black Friday’ Xmas Bonuses

Puerto Ricans are getting ready for the year's prime shopping season but face the controversial government decision to delay the payment of public employees' Christmas bonuses until after Black Friday in a bid to shift spending away from the giant U.S. chains to small, local retailers. continue reading »

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Says Car was Set on Fire

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Henrique Capriles Says Car was Set on Fire

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said it was only the intervention of a group of motorcyclists that prevented unidentified assailants from setting fire to his vehicle in the western city of Maracay. continue reading »