Latino State News

New Music by Jenni Rivera Goes on Sale Tomorrow

The voice of the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera will be heard once more on a new disc, to go on sale Nov. 17 under the title "1 Vida - 3 Historias," her record label Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced. continue reading »

Former Mayor of Iguala to Face Kidnapping & Murder Charges for 43 Missing Students

Former Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca Velazquez, who has been linked to the disappearance of 43 education students in September, will remain in custody and face a criminal trial, Mexican judicial officials said. continue reading »

Miss Honduras World 2014 Missing Along with Her Sister

Miss Honduras World 2014 Missing Along with Her Sister

Miss Honduras World 2014 Maria Jose Alvarado and one of her sisters, Sofia Trinidad, have been missing since last week, beauty pageant organizer Eduardo Zablah said Sunday. continue reading »

Dr. Atl, Father of Mexican Muralism, Honored in Jalisco

The work of painter and writer Dr. Atl, considered the ideologue of Mexican Muralism and teacher of Diego Rivera, is the focus of the "Cosmic Rotation" exhibition in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death. continue reading »

Cuban Prisoner Alan Gross Loses Appeal Case Against U.S. Govt

An appellate court in this capital has rejected a lawsuit brought against the U.S. government by Alan Gross, an American subcontractor who is serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Minors from Central America Can Now Apply for Asylum in U.S.

The U.S. government will now allow minors in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who have a relative living legally in the United States to apply for asylum or a residency permit at offices in their own country, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday. continue reading »

Several Beached Whales Rescued in Puerto Rico

Two beaked whales that had become stranded on Puerto Rico's northwest coast were rescued and returned to sea, although authorities had to euthanize a third whale that could not be rehabilitated. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Joins Forces with Jimmy Carter for Cleaner Water in Latin America

U.S. former President Jimmy Carter and Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim announced here an alliance aimed at ridding the Americas of onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness. continue reading »

Calle 13 Gives Free Concert in Peru after Promoters Cancel Their Appearance

Hip-hop duo Calle 13 used social media to put together a free concert in the Peruvian capital after a scheduled show was cancelled by the promoters. continue reading »

Argentina Judge Orders Justin Bieber to Appear on Assault Case

Argentina Judge Orders Justin Bieber to Appear on Assault Case

An Argentine judge summoned pop singer Justin Bieber for questioning over an alleged incident at a discotheque in this capital last year, when the Canadian performer was on tour here, court officials said. continue reading »

Cuba Expecting 200 More Cruise Ships During Upcoming Winter Season

Cuba is expecting the arrival of more than 200 cruise ships at various ports on the island during the winter season, which will kick off this month and last until April 2015, tourist sector authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

REPORT:  5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Expected to Benefit from Executive Action

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to announce next week a package of executive measures that will protect some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, The New York Times reported Thursday. continue reading »

Crack Down in Argentina on Black-Market Dollar

Raids by tax officials in downtown Buenos Aires and elsewhere in Argentina and a battery of measures by the new Central Bank leadership are being used in a crackdown on black-market dollar exchanges and sophisticated capital-flight mechanisms. continue reading »

Catholic Church Losing Followers to Protestant Faith in Latin America

Catholicism continues to lose believers to Protestantism in Latin America despite the fact that the current pope comes from the region, although there are still 425 million Catholics there, almost 40 percent of the world total. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  Son of Sinaloa Cartel Chief Arrested in Culiacan

A special army unit has apprehended the son of Sinaloa drug cartel boss Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, sources in the Mexican Attorney General's Office confirmed to Efe on Thursday. continue reading »