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February 2014 Archives

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 3 Girls from Sex Traffickers

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 3 Girls from Sex Traffickers

Security forces rescued three Guatemalan girls who were about to be taken into Mexico by sex traffickers, authorities said Thursday. The girls were freed on Wednesday in the southwestern province of San Marcos, which borders on Mexico, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told reporters. continue reading »

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

Arizona Organization Attempts to Identify Migrants who Disappeared Near Border

The Colibri Center for Human Rights was founded with the aim of ending the sorrowful cycle for many families of having a loved one missing in the Arizona desert. continue reading »

Immigrants with Undocumented Families Hesitate to Register for Obamacare

Immigrants with Undocumented Families Hesitate to Register for Obamacare

Some immigrant families who are eligible for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act remain reluctant to sign up because they fear it could lead to the deportation of undocumented relatives, the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazilian Economy Grew 2.3 Percent in 2013

Brazil's economy expanded 2.3 percent in 2013, compared with growth of 1 percent the previous year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Thursday. continue reading »

POLL:  Most Americans Want Undocumented Immigrants to Become Legal Residents

POLL:  Most Americans Want Undocumented Immigrants to Become Legal Residents

A new poll by the Pew Research Center has found that most Americans believe undocumented immigrants should get the opportunity to become legal residents. The findings come at a time where efforts to effectuate immigration reform has stalled in Washington D.C. continue reading »

Another Member of “Cuban Five” Released From U.S. Jail After 15 Years

Another Member of “Cuban Five” Released From U.S. Jail After 15 Years

Fernando Gonzalez, one of five Cuban spies convicted by a Miami jury in 2001, was released Thursday from U.S. federal prison after serving more than 15 years. continue reading »

Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Dissident Huber Matos Dies, Age 95

Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Dissident Huber Matos Dies, Age 95

Huber Matos, a comandante of the 1959 Cuban Revolution who became a fierce opponent of Fidel Castro, died Thursday in Miami, his grandson told Efe. He was 95. continue reading »

NASA’s Telescope Finds 715 Planets Outside Solar System

NASA’s Telescope Finds 715 Planets Outside Solar System

The Kepler space telescope has discovered 715 planets outside our solar system, including four that are potentially habitable, NASA said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: View Tunnels that El Chapo Used Evade Police

Blog del Narco: View Tunnels that El Chapo Used Evade Police

Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, was arrested on Saturday 22 February in Mazatlan. This came after a very close escape to one of his houses in Culiacán, through a hidden tunnel. continue reading »

Militias Fight Mexican Cartel to Control Port City

Militias Fight Mexican Cartel to Control Port City

The militias that emerged a year ago in the western Mexican state of Michoacan to defend communities from a powerful drug cartel are expanding their presence on the Pacific coast, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Indian Women Demand Compensation for False Imprisonment

Mexican Indian Women Demand Compensation for False Imprisonment

Two Otomi Indian women are demanding that the Mexican federal Attorney General's Office compensate them for the four years they spent in prison on kidnapping convictions that were later thrown out by the courts. continue reading »

Pope Francis Calls For An End to Violence in Venezuela

Pope Francis Calls For An End to Violence in Venezuela

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his concern about the situation in Venezuela and issued a call for an end to the violence in the country and in support of reconciliation via dialogue. continue reading »

Spanish Radar Helps European Space Agency Find Space Junk

Spanish Radar Helps European Space Agency Find Space Junk

The European Space Agency, or ESA, said it successfully tested a prototype radar system in Santorcaz, a town located 30 kilometers (18 miles) outside Madrid, designed to find space junk that could damage military, commercial and civilian satellites. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Marchers Take to the Streets in Support of El Chapo

Blog del Narco: Marchers Take to the Streets in Support of El Chapo

"We want Chapo released! He is respected more than many politicians!" Said another poster. "We want a transparent trial", was also read. Some ladies in Sinaloa said that stocking of rural pantries and other desperately needed assistance continue reading »

Chilean Victims Criticize Government’s Picture of 2010 Quake Recovery

Chilean Victims Criticize Government’s Picture of 2010 Quake Recovery

Four years after the 2010 earthquake that strongly affected part of Chile, the outgoing government of President Sebastian Piñera is saying that reconstruction has been completed, for all practical purposes, although some of the people who suffered property damage say this outlook is too optimistic. continue reading »