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April 2014 Archives

Shoot Out Near Border City of Reynosa Leaves 14 Dead in Mexico

Shoot Out Near Border City of Reynosa Leaves 14 Dead in Mexico

Two federal cops were among 14 people killed in two separate clashes between Mexican security forces and armed assailants in the northern border city of Reynosa, authorities in Tamaulipas state said. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal’s “The Ardor” to be Screened at Cannes Film Festival

Gael Garcia Bernal’s “The Ardor” to be Screened at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine director Pablo Fendrik's latest film "The Ardor," which stars Mexico's Gael Garcia Bernal and Brazil's Alice Braga, will be screened out of competition during next month's Cannes Film Festival, the event's organizers announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Former President of El Salvador Charged with Corruption and Embezzlement

Former President of El Salvador Charged with Corruption and Embezzlement

Former President Francisco Flores has been formally charged with embezzlement and other corruption-related offenses, El Salvador's attorney general said Wednesday. continue reading »

40% Decline in Student Population in Puerto Rico Results in 100 School Closings

40% Decline in Student Population in Puerto Rico Results in 100 School Closings

The cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico will close about 100 public schools in response to the 40 percent decline in its the student population over the past three decades. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in his budget message for the coming fiscal year announced a reorganization plan for the education sector with which he expects to save more than $90 million. continue reading »

Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

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Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

Russian Foreign Minister in Cuba then Nicaragua, Peru and Chile

Cuban President Raul Castro and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Tuesday in Havana to review bilateral relations, Cuba's official media said. The two men "noted with satisfaction the excellent state of their bilateral relations, in constant development and with a promising future," state news agency AIN said. continue reading »

DREAMers in Virginia Eligible for In-State Tuition

DREAMers in Virginia Eligible for In-State Tuition

Immigrant students included in the Childhood Arrivals program and who graduated from Virginia high schools are eligible for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education, the state's attorney general said Tuesday. Mark Herring announced the policy change during an event at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College. continue reading »

Teen Sisters Killed in Guatemala in Gang Warfare

Two teenaged sisters were found dead Tuesday by neighbors in a northern Guatemalan community and their family believes they were victims of gangs operating in the area. The bodies of Yakeline, 15, and Karen, 13, were found on a plot of land in the Buena Vista III sector of the San Pedro Ayampuc municipality, 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of Guatemala City. continue reading »

Protesting Continue in Brazil’s Shantytowns, Buses Burned

Protesting Continue in Brazil’s Shantytowns, Buses Burned

One person was hit by a bullet and nine buses were burned in a second night of protests by residents of slums here in Brazil's second-largest city, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid routed Bayern Munich 4-0 here Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, moving one step closer to a 10th title in Europe's elite club competition. Winning 5-0 on aggregate, the Blancos will have to wait for the outcome of Wednesday's contest between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea to find out who they will face in next month's final. continue reading »

Massive Police Sweep in Puerto Rico Nets 30 Drug Gang Members

At least 30 members of the same gang engaged in trafficking drugs at a public housing project in San Juan were arrested Tuesday, also charged with illegal possession of arms. continue reading »

PEW HISPANIC REPORT-U.S. Births Drive Population Growth as Immigration Stalls

PEW HISPANIC REPORT-U.S. Births Drive Population Growth as Immigration Stalls

After four decades of rapid growth, the number of Latino immigrants in the U.S. reached a record 18.8 million in 2010, but has since stalled, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Between 1980 and 2000, immigration was the main driver of Latino population growth continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mayor with Ties to Knights Templar Arrested on Kidnapping & Extortion Charges

Blog del Narco: Mayor with Ties to Knights Templar Arrested on Kidnapping & Extortion Charges

The mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, a port city on Mexico's Pacific coast, was arrested on kidnapping, extortion and criminal conspiracy charges, officials said. Arquimides Oseguera was turned over to state prosecutors, the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo, said. continue reading »

Iranian Authorities Seize Picasso Painting Found in Small Town Near Azerbaijan

Iranian Authorities Seize Picasso Painting Found in Small Town Near Azerbaijan

Police in a little town in northeastern Iran confiscated a painting that local experts say was created by Pablo Picasso, Iran's Mehr news agency reported Monday. continue reading »

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

Musical Based on Life of Gloria Estefan to Debut on Broadway in 2015

The musical based on the life of Gloria Estefan will debut on Broadway in 2015 and will be preceded by a TV show to choose the actresses who will play the Cuban-American singer. "It's going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes," Estefan told the New York Daily News. continue reading »