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January 2014 Archives

Juan Orlando Hernandez Inaugurated as New President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez Inaugurated as New President of Honduras

Juan Orlando Hernandez was inaugurated Monday as president of Honduras, succeeding his National Party colleague Porfirio Lobo in a heavily attended ceremony in the National Stadium. continue reading »

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Despite the formal end of the recession in 2009, unemployment in the United States remains high, wages are still stagnant, and economic indices of all kinds are looking grim. A crisis of this magnitude requires bold action by U.S. lawmakers to realign U.S. economic policies in ways continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Michoacan Avocado Farmers Pay Millions Annually to Drug Cartels

Blog del Narco: Michoacan Avocado Farmers Pay Millions Annually to Drug Cartels

Drug Cartels charge the local farmers for planting, harvesting and marketing their locally grown avocados. The spokesman of one of the largest organizations of farmers nationwide explains the critical path that avocado growers have to cross to overcome organized crime and reach our tables. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Removed from Life Support

UPDATE:  Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Removed from Life Support

A 33-year-old brain-dead pregnant woman was disconnected from life support Sunday by John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in compliance with a court order upholding the wishes of the woman's family. continue reading »

Powerful Storms Leave 13 Dead in Argentina

Powerful Storms Leave 13 Dead in Argentina

The storm that hit the western Argentine province of Catamarca late last week killed at least 13 people and left 12 others missing, the official Telam news agency reported Sunday. continue reading »

World Cup Protester Shot by Brazil Police

World Cup Protester Shot by Brazil Police

A man was shot and wounded by police during a protest against the World Cup in Sao Paulo, a Brazilian police spokesman told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Bolero Singer Armando Manzanero Wins Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Mexican Bolero Singer Armando Manzanero Wins Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The prolific Mexican bolero singer Armando Manzanero received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 56th annual Grammy Awards presentation this evening. continue reading »

Nicaragua Predicts  to Generate 54 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources

Nicaragua Predicts to Generate 54 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources

Nicaragua expects to generate an average of 54 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of this year, the Energy and Mines Ministry said. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Mexican Immigrant Rights Pioneer Adelfa Callejo Dies at 90

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Mexican Immigrant Rights Pioneer Adelfa Callejo Dies at 90

Adelfa Botello Callejo, Dallas lawyer and immigrant rights pioneer, has died at the age of 90 according to the Dallas News. continue reading »

Directors Guild Names Mexico’s Cuaron Best Director

Directors Guild Names Mexico’s Cuaron Best Director

Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron won the 2013 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for "Gravity," the same category in which he won a Golden Globe. continue reading »

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Thanks to a group of generous donors 15-year-old Frida Lagunas’ quineañera dreams have come true, this past Saturday. continue reading »

Justin Bieber Relaxes in Panama Following DUI, Drag Racing Arrest

Justin Bieber Relaxes in Panama Following DUI, Drag Racing Arrest

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber hit the beaches on Panama's Pacific coast ahead of his appearance before a judge in the United States this week. continue reading »

Chilean Government, Unions Reach Agreement to Resolve Strike at Ports

Chilean Government, Unions Reach Agreement to Resolve Strike at Ports

Chile's government and the port workers' unions reached an accord Saturday that can resolve the strike that has shut down a dozen ports up and down the country for more than three weeks, union officials said. continue reading »

MasterCard, IDB Sign Agreement to Promote Economic Inclusion in Latin America

MasterCard, IDB Sign Agreement to Promote Economic Inclusion in Latin America

MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have recently signed a keystone agreement, as announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to work together in an effort to improve economic inclusion, transparency and financial formalization through the expansion of electronic payments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). continue reading »

Mexican Vigilantes Take Control of 8 Communities

Mexican Vigilantes Take Control of 8 Communities

Hundreds of armed men belonging to community self-defense groups occupied eight small towns near Chilpancingo, capital of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, and detained a dozen suspected extortionists, a spokesperson for the vigilantes said. continue reading »