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January 2014 Archives

EU Inches Closer to Negotiating New Agreement with Cuba

EU Inches Closer to Negotiating New Agreement with Cuba

The 28 European Union member states moved closer to starting negotiations on a new political and cooperation agreement with Cuba, EU sources told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

NBC Latino Shuts Down—Failed Experiment or Successful Test?

NBC Latino Shuts Down—Failed Experiment or Successful Test?

Last November when NBC announced they were shutting down NBC Latino, their Latino-focused news site and entry into the crowded online competition for Latino readers/viewers, a spokesman for NBC said the closure of the site and funneling of readers to the main network news site: continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El  Chapo Sends Team to Philippines As Interest  Grows

Blog del Narco: El Chapo Sends Team to Philippines As Interest Grows

The Sinaloa Cartell, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman has sent to the Philippines, a "death squad" to silence his competitors. This should be taken as a sign of his growing interest in Asian markets, said the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer and InsightCrime group analysis. continue reading »

Pemex Gives Flotel Contracts to Spanish Shipyards

Pemex Gives Flotel Contracts to Spanish Shipyards

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it awarded contracts to build two floating hotels to house workers to Spanish shipyards Barreras and Navantia. continue reading »

Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

The manager of Spain's national soccer team says it will be an honor for the squad to try to defend its World Cup title this summer in Brazil. continue reading »

Flu Death Toll Rises in Mexico

Flu Death Toll Rises in Mexico

A total of 227 people have died from influenza this month in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said. Laboratory tests have confirmed 2,214 influenza cases from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, of which 1,859 cases were of the AH1N1 strain, continue reading »

Mexican Computer Programmers Bring Start-Up to Silicon Valley

Mexican Computer Programmers Bring Start-Up to Silicon Valley

Mexican programmers Edgar Hernandez, Jose Alberto Garcia and Abraham Cornejo quit their jobs and bet everything on a dream called Hostspot that has taken them to Silicon Valley. continue reading »

Top 5 Places to Retire in Latin America, Spain

Top 5 Places to Retire in Latin America, Spain

According to InternationalLiving.com, Latin America is a highly coveted location for retirees in 2014. continue reading »

Latino Artist Uses Whimsy While Looking at Ordinary Objects

Latino Artist Uses Whimsy While Looking at Ordinary Objects

Latino artist Victor Nunes has the unique ability to re-imagine everyday objects. Using random items such as pencil shavings to cashews and some simple illustrations, Nunes is able to open anyone's eyes to the endless possibilities. continue reading »

Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro Aim For Economic Cooperation

Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro Aim For Economic Cooperation

Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro reaffirmed their interest in consolidating bilateral economic cooperation during a meeting in Havana, Cuba's official media said. continue reading »

Argentine Tennis Star Del Potro Seeks Treatment of Wrist Injury in U.S.

Argentine Tennis Star Del Potro Seeks Treatment of Wrist Injury in U.S.

Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to consult Dr. Richard Berger about the recurring pain in his left wrist, the tennis player's press chief, Jorge Viale, said. continue reading »

NALEO Responds to President Barack Obama’s  2014 State of the Union Address

NALEO Responds to President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Organization calls on Congress and President to work together to advance meaningful immigration reform, job creation and equal voting rights access. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight: continue reading »

Mexico’s Economic Activity Sees Slight Growth

Mexico’s Economic Activity Sees Slight Growth

Mexico's Global Economic Activity Index, or IGAE, inched up 0.39 percent in November, compared to the previous month, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Univision to Broadcast Series on life of  El Chapo Guzman

Blog del Narco: Univision to Broadcast Series on life of El Chapo Guzman

The adventures of the Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, will be brought to television screens in the United States. UNIMAS, one of the major broadcast networks in Spanish and owned by Univision, continue reading »

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

A fire destroyed half of painter and sculptor Fernando Botero's vacation home in Rionegro, a city in the northwestern province of Antioquia, without any personal injuries to the painter or his wife, fire department spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »