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December 2013 Archives

Publishing Executive Gunned Down in Honduras

Publishing Executive Gunned Down in Honduras

An executive with a company that publishes three of Honduras' newspapers was found slain Friday inside his residence in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »

Dream 9 activist Who Defied Federal Gov’t Is Beginning New Life

Dream 9 activist Who Defied Federal Gov’t Is Beginning New Life

The life of Maria Peniche, a Mexican immigrant who joined the group known as the Dream 9, has changed radically since she courageously crossed the border into Mexico, then asked the federal government to let her "return home" to the United States. continue reading »

Mexico Rescues Humpback Whale Caught in Fishing Nets

Mexico Rescues Humpback Whale Caught in Fishing Nets

Personnel from government agencies and a tour company headed the rescue of a humpback whale found snared in a fishing net in the ocean near Baja California Sur, Mexico's Environment Secretariat said. continue reading »

Brazilian Government Seizes 92 Estates Under Land Reform Program

Brazilian Government Seizes 92 Estates Under Land Reform Program

The Brazilian government is seizing 92 unproductive rural estates as part of a program to provide land to family farmers, the Agrarian Development Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Toll-Road Operator Wins Brazil Highway Contract

Toll-Road Operator Wins Brazil Highway Contract

Brazilian toll-road operator Invepar on Friday was awarded a 30-year concession contract to operate a stretch of the BR-040 federal highway linking the capital, Brasilia, and the southeastern city of Juiz de Fora. continue reading »

WARNING GRAPHIC: UFC’s Anderson Silva Breaks Own Leg During Chris Weidman Rematch (VIDEO)

WARNING GRAPHIC: UFC’s Anderson Silva Breaks Own Leg During Chris Weidman Rematch (VIDEO)

Though Anderson Silva's middleweight title fight against Chris Weidman back in July was a major upset for the Silva, the former title holder, Saturday's rematch proved to be even more shocking. continue reading »

Brazilian President Visits Regions Affected by Floods

Brazilian President Visits Regions Affected by Floods

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff flew over flood-ravaged areas in her native state of Minas Gerais on Friday and announced more humanitarian aid for the victims of the torrential rains that up to now have left 41 people dead in the southeastern part of the country. continue reading »

9-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Scale Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua

9-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Scale Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua

A 9-year-old U.S. boy has become the youngest person to reach the summit of Argentina's Mount Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas, Clarin newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Electronic Cigarettes

Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Electronic Cigarettes

The manufacture and sale of imitation cigarettes, especially those targeting children, will be banned in Brazil beginning in June 2014. continue reading »

3 Spaniards to Bring Postapocalyptic Film to Hollywood

3 Spaniards to Bring Postapocalyptic Film to Hollywood

Produced by Jaume Collet-Serra and Juan Sola and directed by Miguel Angel Vivas, "Welcome to Harmony" will be an English-language Hollywood movie made by three Spaniards. continue reading »

Mexico Puts Hold on Tariff Reductions on Clothing, Chemical Products

Mexico Puts Hold on Tariff Reductions on Clothing, Chemical Products

Mexico has postponed tariff reductions on 98 imported goods in the footwear, clothing and chemical products industries with a view to maintaining stability in those sectors and giving them time to become more competitive. continue reading »

10 Native Parrots Released in Puerto Rico Forest

10 Native Parrots Released in Puerto Rico Forest

Puerto Rico's Natural and Environmental Resources Department, or DRNA, released 10 specimens of the Puerto Rican parrot into the wilds of Rio Abajo State Forest in an attempt to establish a colony of the species in the wooded limestone terrain on the northern side of the island. continue reading »

Latino Children Using Computers More Than Non-Hispanics

Latino Children Using Computers More Than Non-Hispanics

Hispanic children under age 9 whose families own mobile devices or computers use them more than their cohorts in other ethnic groups, according to a study published by the National Institute for Latino Policy Inc. continue reading »

Latinos Will Milk the Cows, Mañana?

Latinos Will Milk the Cows, Mañana?

There’s no time like mañana. That’s because the present is indisputable. You can’t argue about now. But you can pitch a fit and run scared from tomorrow, turn to face it … or wait for it. continue reading »

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Think Congress Hasn’t Done Anything Worthwhile in 2013

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans Think Congress Hasn’t Done Anything Worthwhile in 2013

Seventy-three percent of Americans feel that Congress has done practically nothing good for the country since the November 2012 elections, according to a CNN survey released Thursday. continue reading »