Latino State News

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Blog del Narco: US Officials Add Emilio Quintero Cadet to List of Dangerous Drug Cartel Members

Sajid Christmas Emilio Quintero Cadet, cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero, was included by the Department of Treasury of the United States in its list of drug traffickers and those suspected of money laundering. He is to be considered a key figure in the trafficking of drugs in the path to Sonora Arizona. continue reading »

Deported Mom Lives in Fear After Returning to Honduras

Celina Velasquez doesn't feel safe in her home. The 29-year-old mother of three, who lives in a one-story house off a dirt road on the outskirts of town, fears the man who almost killed her father is still out to get her. continue reading »

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy, It’s a Boy

Colombian songstress Shakira is pregnant with her second child, the 37-year-old global superstar said in an interview with the Mexican edition of Cosmopolitan. continue reading »

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Ebola Vaccine Gets Human Clinical Trials in the U.S.

Human clinical trials of a vaccine against the Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa will begin next week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday. continue reading »

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuban Cancer Patients Suffer More From U.S. Embargo

Cuba is facing difficulties getting medications and technology to treat children with cancer due to the U.S. economic embargo, state-run media said Thursday, citing an official with the pediatric service of the National Oncology and Radiobiology Institute. continue reading »

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

The Brazilian population climbed above 202 million last month, an increase of 0.86 percent from July 2013, the country's IBGE statistics agency said Thursday. continue reading »

Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

Kia Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Plant in Mexico

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. announced Wednesday its plans to build a $1 billion vehicle assembly plant in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Xabi Alonso Announces Retirement From Spanish National Team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, a key part of Spanish squads that won two European championships and the country's first-ever World Cup title, on Wednesday announced his retirement from the national team. continue reading »

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

WaPo: Obama Studying Plan to Expand Legal Immigration

President Barack Obama is studying a proposal to double the number of green cards awarded each year, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. continue reading »

Vatican Says Laicized Nuncio Could Stand Trial in Dominican Republic

The Vatican denied covering up for a former papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a statement Aug. 25 in response to journalists continue reading »

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Marina Silva, the former environment minister who entered Brazil's presidential contest only last week, poses a growing threat to incumbent Dilma Rousseff, poll results released Wednesday show. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Blog del Narco: Medellin Cartel Top Assassin Paroled after 22 Years in Prison

Alias ​​"Popeye", one of the heads of assassinations for lord Pablo Escobar received conditional freedom this week after serving 22 years in prison for the killing of Colombian politician Luis Carlos Galán. The decision was criticized by victims continue reading »

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to "voluntary return." continue reading »

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Rebels Release Kidnapped Geologist in Northern Colombia

Leftist ELN rebels released a geologist kidnapped nearly two months ago while on a mapping mission in the northern Colombian province of Cesar, the academic institution that hired him for the project said Wednesday. continue reading »

Jorge Drexler Prepares For Mexican Tour

Jorge Drexler Prepares For Mexican Tour

Jorge Drexler will perform six shows in Mexico next month to showcase his latest disc, "Bailar en la cueva." The 10-day tour will begin Sept. 18 at Mexico City's Teatro Metropolitan, followed by concerts in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Reynosa, Tampico and Puebla. continue reading »