05/17/2012 00:07:51 AM
Migrants’ rights activist the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who received death threats a few weeks ago, said he was leaving Mexico temporarily for his own safety.
“The situation is very delicate and that’s why it’s necessary to take a short break ... and I am not leaving due to fear. If that was it, I would keep quiet,” Solalinde said in a press conference on Tuesday.
Solalinde, a staunch defender of the rights of Central American migrants, has received death threats [..]
05/16/2012 23:04:27 PM
Mexican songstress Thalia, in a sensual and short dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, and Dominican TV host Charytin Goyco in an elegant black outfit by countryman Oscar de la Renta, turned heads in New York during their red carpet appearances for People en Español magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” issue gala.
Meanwhile, the most anticipated celebrity at the Tuesday evening event, Ricky Martin, who made the elite list again this year and opted for an elegant black and white outfi [..]
05/16/2012 22:16:36 PM
Spain’s Eosol Energy plans to build a $615.9 million solar energy project in Tocopilla, a town in northern Chile.
The project will have generating capacity of 192.6 MW, the company said in an environmental impact statement.
Power produced at the solar energy park will be sold to the Norte Grande Interconnected System, which supplies northern Chile.
The region is home to the Atacama desert and extensive mining operations.
“The project seeks to leverage the renewable resources in t [..]
05/16/2012 21:47:26 PM
05/16/2012 21:33:25 PM
With Albert Pujols no longer with the defending World Series Champs, St. Louis Cardinals, Yadier Molina, known as Yadi needed to step up and become the leader of the team.
He did just that Tuesday night when the team faced the Chicago Cubs.
05/16/2012 21:21:30 PM
Sunday the state of Nuevo Leon woke up to reports indicating that over 30 bodies had been dumped on the Free Road to Reynosa, in the town of Cadereyta. The authorities indicated that they were 49, but a reliable source said that 68 people including women were executed.
Authorities in Nuevo Leon reported in a press conference that the perpetrators of the slaughter were members of the criminal group Los Zetas, and also said that those executed were most likely not from the state. They indicated t [..]
05/16/2012 21:08:57 PM
Mexican Hugo Sanchez, a one-time Real Madrid player, has been named the new coach of Mexico’s Pachuca, the team said.
The 53-year-old Sanchez was hired after extensive talks and negotiations, Pachuca chairman Jesus Martinez Patiño said.
Sanchez will be officially presented as the team’s new coach at a press conference on Friday.
Sanchez played for Mexico’s Pumas UNAM, America, Atlante and Celaya during his career, as as for Dallas FC and San Diego in the United States.
05/16/2012 20:16:16 PM
Part of Anti-Gang Strategy to Diminish the Impact of Gangs, Guns, and Drugs; Build and Sustain Economically Vibrant Communities and Strong Families
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the Citys new Strong Blocks/SAFE Communities Wrap-Around Strategy. The initiative combines targeted police enforcement with City services and community engagement.
We have developed and implemented a comprehensive anti-gang strategy that stabilizes communities and reduces the likelihood of violence, said Ma [..]
05/16/2012 20:09:31 PM
With a booming business preparing and selling food products, Mexican immigrant David Martinez practices just the kind of entrepreneurship the Chicago municipality seeks to promote among immigrants.
But David is undocumented and though he does not dismiss the possibility that he might one day formally establish a business, his immediate goal is to survive after losing his job at a wholesale bakery.
“For three years I did a little of everything, from scrubbing floors to baking,” he t [..]
05/16/2012 19:07:46 PM
A 6-year-old boy became the first fatality of the 2012 rainy season in Guatemala, the Conred emergency management agency said Wednesday.
The child died Tuesday when a mudslide tore through a home in Choacorral, a hamlet in the northwestern province of Quiche.
Two other people were injured in the same incident, Conred said, without providing further details.
Elsewhere, two families were forced to leave their flooded home in the town of San Jose Pinula, 22 kilometers (13 miles) southeast of the [..]
05/16/2012 00:06:34 AM
More than 3,000 Ecuadorian archaeological finds including the most impressive works of the Manteño civilization are kept in the storerooms of a Washington museum, from which the government in Quito said it wants them removed so people can have a better appreciation of Ecuador’s history.
The treasure includes monumental stone steles and 20 high “seats of power,” stone chairs used by hierarchs of the Manteño culture, which had its era of splendor between the 9th and 14th centu [..]
05/15/2012 23:46:25 PM
Before yesterdays game against the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets manager, Terry Collins said he was sticking with Frank Francisco as his closer.
05/15/2012 22:56:37 PM
Former Sen. Piedad Cordoba and the International Committee of the Red Cross agreed on Monday to form a delegation to receive a French journalist captured last month by leftist FARC rebels while embedded with Colombian security forces, but neither Paris nor Bogota commented on the proposed release.
French authorities “are fully mobilized and in constant contact with the Colombians to obtain the liberation” of Romeo Langlois, a government spokesman said in Paris.
François Hollande, [..]
05/15/2012 21:19:10 PM
A bomb targeting former Interior Minister Fernando Londoño killed his driver and a bodyguard and wounded 39 others Tuesday in the Colombian capital, police said, amending earlier official comments that spoke of five dead and 29 injured.
The adjusted report, provided by police spokesman Alberto Cantillo, came after several hours of confusion and was apparently verified with the several Bogota hospitals that received casualties from the blast.
The bomb was meant to kill Londoño, who served as [..]
05/15/2012 21:06:41 PM
Authorities seeking the rest of the 49 bodies dumped in Cadereyta. Roads and abandoned farms near the site of the discovery are the main areas that they are searching.
The evidence of dirt, dust and mud on the torsos found in Reynosa free Highway early Sunday at the access point to San Juan, it is presumed that the victims were dismembered near the area and then moved by truck to where they were found.
“There are many unpopulated areas near where the torsos were found. The transfer of th [..]
05/15/2012 20:19:50 PM
First-Year Report and Website Offer Greater Access to City Government, Hold Leaders Accountable and Allow Chicagoans to Provide Public Feedback
Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a comprehensive report detailing progress made since taking office in May 2011. The 32-page report highlights progress made to improve the quality of schools, the safety of streets, the cost and effectiveness of city government, and the urgent need to create and keep the jobs in Chicago. The report, a public feedback form, v [..]
05/15/2012 20:01:03 PM
The attorney for a 53-year-old American man who is on hunger strike in the Bolivian prison where he has been held for 11 months without formal charges said that he sent a complaint to the U.S. Embassy in La Paz because of the scant progress being made on his case.
Jacob Ostreicher’s defense attorney, Jimmy Montaño, told Efe that he originally decided that the embassy should not intervene “so that it wouldn’t be an obstacle,” given that “bilateral relations between [..]
05/15/2012 19:16:30 PM
Radio Ambulante, an online radio project that enables thousands of stories from every corner of the Western Hemisphere where Spanish is spoken to be told and listened to, premiered Tuesday.
The podcast was created by Peruvian-born Daniel Alarcon, named one of the best young U.S. writers by The New Yorker.
“It’s a way to get to know ourselves more, to share our stories,” the author of such prizewinning books as “Radio Ciudad Perdida” (“Lost City Radio”) [..]
05/15/2012 17:13:21 PM
New York Congressman and Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Peter King has released a statement saying he will not be meeting with the Colombian prostitute involved in the Secret Service’s scandal, despite attempts on her end to discuss the incident.
The Republican Rep. stated:
I have declined a request to meet with one of the female foreign nationals involved in the Secret Service misconduct in Colombia.
05/15/2012 16:19:54 PM
Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today at its Upfront presentation in New York that it will deliver a new integration with Facebook, making Univision the place to go to discover, share and discuss the best of Hispanic programming. In the first of a series of social experiences leading up to the launch of UVideos, a new digital network that will include programming from Univisions portfolio of television networks, Univision will kick-o [..]
05/15/2012 01:08:40 AM
Eleven individuals were arrested on Thursday and Friday and ordered detained on drug and firearms charges resulting from an eight-month federal law enforcement investigation into the trafficking of heroin into Rhode Island by an alleged Dominican organization with ties to Mexican drug cartels.
The investigation is continuing.
The investigation by the United States Attorneys Office, the FBI, and the DEA, along with the Rhode Island State Police and local law enforcement detectives assigned t [..]
05/15/2012 00:23:07 AM
Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 201-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, converted natives to Christianity and enslaved native Indian populations.
Paraguay gained independence from Spain in 1811 but not before becoming the primary site of Jesuit missions and settlements.
Paraguay is home to an estimated 6.5 million people, the majority of which are Catholic. After surviving seve [..]
05/14/2012 22:13:25 PM
Murders in Juarez left a Chihuahua General Attorney prosecutor and her son dead while in an unrelated incident body parts were found strewn in a local parking lot.
Juarez located in the state of Chihuahua continues to fight its reputation as one of Mexicos deadliest cities and has been the focus of President Felipe Calderons security resources.
05/14/2012 21:18:28 PM
Estrella Carrera, 26, should have been enjoying the happiest time of her life with her Friday wedding just concluded but instead she was found stabbed to death in a bathtub, still wearing her wedding dress.
The Burbank, Illinois newlywed and mother of a 9-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son failed to show up to pick up her children the day after her wedding, as planned. That is when Carreras family started to worry and went to look for her.
The brides family was not able to get anyone to [..]
05/14/2012 20:43:37 PM
As officials efforts to eradicate violence in the port of Acapulco, this past Sunday six bloody events occurred in which five people lost their lives.
Eyes gouged out
A man about 20 years, so far unidentified, was found yesterday lying beside a dirt road leading to the community of El Quemado, with visible marks of beatings and torture. His eyes were out of their sockets.
The individual was found at 08:30am yesterday morning, at the point called “Kuri Bridge Ranch. At last update- the [..]
05/14/2012 20:17:48 PM
About These Crimes
This alert gives notice to residents of the 9th District (Deering) of robberies that occurred during the month of April. In the reported incidents, victims were approached while walking and their property was taken by force or threat of force.
05/14/2012 19:41:12 PM
The mother of a brilliant student in Colorado was set free after authorities suspended her scheduled deportation for a year, apparently in response to a mobilization by pro-immigrant groups.
Norma Galindo, who was being held in a jail for the undocumented in Aurora, east of Denver, left there at 5:30 p.m. Friday and was taken immediately by a representative of the Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition to her home in Basalt, 193 miles away, son Hector Morales said.
Edgar Niebla, spokesman for th [..]
05/14/2012 18:26:52 PM
The fire last month that ravaged an agency offering charter flights to Cuba from Miami was set deliberately, authorities determined.
According to a Coral Gables Fire Department report, obtained by Miami’s El Nuevo Herald newspaper, the blaze that destroyed Airline Brokers Co. before dawn on April 27 was a case of arson.
The owner of the 20-year-old firm, Vivian Mannerud, told investigators that she had received threats and had been the object of hostile activities due to the nature of he [..]
05/14/2012 17:16:32 PM
Regional wireless giant America Movil, controlled by Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire a 100 percent stake in U.S. wireless carrier Simple Mobile, Inc., a unit of T-Mobile USA.
In a filing with the Mexican Stock Exchange, the Mexico City-based company said the deal was subject to “certain conditions as well as the granting of certain authorizations.”
America Movil said its U.S. unit, Tracfone Wireless, will acquire California-based Simple [..]
05/14/2012 16:36:08 PM
Tuesday, a D.C. Council committee agreed on a measure that would limit the information-sharing that currently allows the areas jails to hold those suspected of being in the country illegally until federal officials can take over custody.
Under the new law, the District of Columbia would only hold immigrants wanted for serious crimes within the last 10 years and only hold them for 24 hours with the expectation that the they will be reimbursed by the federal government.
Councilwoman Muriel Bo [..]
05/14/2012 00:24:49 AM
Spanish scientists from Spains National Museum of Natural Sciences and the University of Valencia have discovered a new ursid fossil species in the region of Zaragoza, Spain.
05/13/2012 21:52:17 PM
The bodies of two missing 4-year-old girls have been found and it appears that they were raped, Colombian police said, adding that two suspects are under arrest.
The killings occurred in the provinces of Huila and Atlantico, the commander of a special police unit to track down missing persons, Gen. Humberto Guatibonza, said.
The body of one of the girls was found Saturday at a ranch in Tello, a city in Huila, where she had been reported missing two weeks earlier, Guatibonza said.
A man arrest [..]
05/13/2012 20:17:21 PM
Mexican authorities at an afternoon press conference lay blame on the brutal narco turf battles for the massacre that left 49 headless bodies on the highway between Reynosa and Monterrey in the state of Nuevo Leon.
05/13/2012 20:01:13 PM
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling put breakup rumors to rest when the hot couple was spotted holding hands in New York City.
The duo, who met on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines, have yet to officially confirm their relationship. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the popular talk-show host joked about their non-confirmed relationship, asking the actress in a roundabout way.
According to People, DeGeneres discussed pajamas with Mendes when she asked, I don’t know if you ever run into [..]
05/13/2012 18:04:35 PM
Luis Miguel, the Mexican singer who best embodies the romantic ideal on both sides of the Atlantic, put the finishing touches on his first concert tour of Spain in five years with a show in the Spanish capital.
The mostly-female crowd at the Madrid Sports Palace greeted the artist with fluttering handkerchiefs, applause and outright hysteria.
Clad as always in a dark suit despite the sweltering temperatures, Luis Miguel kicked off the concert with “Te Propongo Esta Noche” (I Sugges [..]
05/13/2012 17:10:00 PM
Police in the western Mexican state of Jalisco have arrested four suspects in the massacre of 18 people whose bodies were found this week outside the city of Guadalajara, officials said.
Jalisco’s Public Safety Secretariat said in a statement Friday that the four detainees, who had weapons and drugs in their possession, were arrested in the municipality of Tala.
The suspects were apparently acting on the orders of Juan Carlos Antonio Mercado, alias “El Chato,” a suspected bos [..]
05/13/2012 15:37:09 PM
Its Mothers Day and in certain parts of the U.S. its still too chilly to cut your own roses for your mom.
05/13/2012 15:15:46 PM
The Latin Recording Academy recently held its spring Board of Trustees meeting and The Academy’s Trustees voted to expand the Rock Field and the Tropical Field, restructure the Pop Field, and develop the four General Categories to include 10 nominees each. This brings the total number of Latin GRAMMY Categories that will be recognized in November 2012 to 47 (previously 46).
Additionally, Auditorio Nacional Executive Coordinator Maria Cristina Garcia-Cepeda (Mexico), producer/songwriter/c [..]
05/13/2012 14:03:39 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended that Truvada, an antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV, should be used as a new prevention tool for people that are at high risk of being exposed to HIV. This strategy, known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, would be integrated into existing HIV prevention tools in order to enhance our prevention efforts across the country and territories.
The Latino Commission on AIDS commends this new opportunity to prevent HIV infe [..]
05/13/2012 13:13:24 PM
Costa Rica’s migration court rejected on Friday a request for asylum from a Cuban who has spent the past 50 days at San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport.
The court also ruled, however, that 27-year-old Enrique Arias cannot be sent back to Cuba.
A spokeswoman for the Costa Rican Migration Directorate told Efe it will be up to her agency to determine what should be done with the Cuban.
Arias fled Cuba two months ago for Panama with hopes of reaching Mexico.
But when he [..]
05/13/2012 02:12:27 AM
The American Civil Liberties Union today demanded a federal investigation into allegations of rampant abuse of individuals, including U.S. citizens and legal residents, by Customs and Border Protection agents at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a complaint filed today with the Department of Homeland Security, the ACLU and its border affiliates in San Diego, Calif., Arizona, New Mexico and Texas document 11 instances in which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents disregard th [..]
05/13/2012 00:20:28 AM
Colombian pop star Shakira set a new record on social networks this week as the number of her fans on Facebook zoomed to 50 million.
The artist posted a photo Friday on her Facebook profile in which she is seen wearing a party hat, holding a balloon in one hand and a poster in the other that reads “50 million!!!”
“Wow 50 million on Facebook. That’s incredible. Many thanks for your love. A big kiss,” she wrote.
Shakira is one of the most active Latino stars on soc [..]
05/12/2012 21:57:09 PM
Seven people have gone missing after Argentine- and Paraguayan-flagged vessels collided in the Parana Delta, Argentine coast guard officials said Saturday.
Security forces have detained three Paraguayans from the tugboat of that nationality, the Ava Payagua, that was carrying 12 people.
“The captain, the helmsman and another person in charge of maneuvers have been detained,” coast guard Maj. Sergio Gaetan said.
The collision between the Ava Payagua and the Argentine-flagged Rio Tu [..]
05/12/2012 20:09:29 PM
Brazilian police on Saturday found the dead body of a suspected major drug dealer in the slums of Rio de Janeiro shortly after a shootout.
Marcio Jose Sabino Pereira, who allegedly controlled several “favelas,” or shantytowns, on that metropolis’ north side, was wounded in a law-enforcement operation early Saturday in the Vila Alianca favela but he managed to escape along with some of his accomplices, Rio de Janeiro state’s Military Police force said.
Hours later, not f [..]
05/12/2012 18:03:51 PM
National Latino Broadcasting (NLB) announced the launch of Latin GRAMMY En Vivo, a daily show airing on SiriusXM EN VIVO channel 147 at 4:00 pm ET. Hosted by industry veteran Kike Posada, Latin GRAMMY En Vivo is jointly produced by NLB and The Latin Recording Academy, the non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in the recorded arts and sciences through its annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, the most prestigious award in Latin music.
Latin GRAMMY En Vivo will feature a wide variety of music [..]
05/12/2012 17:08:36 PM
The performance of a film on its opening weekend is crucial. NHMC encourages you to go and watch Eva Mendes, Cierra Ramirez, and Eugenio Derbez this weekend, May 11, in Girl in Progress. Directed by Patricia Riggen who is best known for directing the 2007 film La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) and the 2011 Disney Channel Original film Lemonade Mouth.
Girl in Progress is based on Grace (Eva Mendes) is a single mom, too preoccupied with “paying the bills” and herself to notice tha [..]
05/12/2012 16:57:05 PM
Just when you thought Foxs Geraldo Rivera was done shocking us (remember the hoodie comment) he flings another zinger.
05/12/2012 14:59:50 PM
The former military chief of Colombia’s AUC militia federation, extradited four years ago to the United States on drug charges, said Friday he and his now-demobilized organization supported and financed the 2006 re-election campaign of then-President Alvaro Uribe.
“I backed President Uribe’s re-election, both with the support we provided in the communities and with money,” Salvatore Mancuso said in an interview with Caracol Radio from a U.S. federal prison in Warsaw, Vir [..]
05/12/2012 14:10:22 PM
This past Friday, Univision, the top network for Spanish-speaking viewers, announced that it would launch a new video digital network and three webnovelas.
Webnovelas are similar to telenovelas in the sense that the stories end in cliffhangers, but you will not find these on your TV.
05/12/2012 12:59:11 PM
The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Unit for the rights of persons LGBTI of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemn the murder of Eric Alex Martínez Ávila, a journalist and defender of the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual population, who went missing on May 5th and was found dead two days later.
According to the information received, on May 7th, members of the community of G [..]
05/12/2012 00:07:13 AM
The Latino Coalition, the leading Latino non-profit small business organization founded in 1995 with a commitment of building communities and partnerships for a stronger America, announced that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will provide a keynote address and receive the annual Tributo Award at its Annual Economic Summit.
The event, held during National Small Business Week (occurring May 20-26 this year), will focus on procurement, business development, and trade opportunities. Each year T [..]
05/11/2012 23:09:39 PM
Spanish crooner, Julio Iglesias, was robbed on May 6th while he was performing in Valencia, Venezuela.
05/11/2012 22:28:58 PM
Every year thousands of children in Peru are born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. Also this year, the hospital of San Bartolome of the Ministry of Health has launched a free campaign concerning surgery for this type of malformation.
With the motto “Your smile is the best gift for your mother,” the doctors involved in the project want to improve the quality of life of the poorest children affected by the disease.
Surgery will be compensated with a complete treatment, which last [..]
05/11/2012 22:05:07 PM
Could a reported $3.84Billion stake in Facebook be the motivating force behind Brazilian Eduardo Saverin renunciation of his U.S. citizenship?
The co-founder of Facebook has reportedly renounced his citizenship and confirmed his residency in Singapore where there is no capital gains tax.
05/11/2012 21:13:31 PM
Nineteen people were killed and seven others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the northern province of Chachapoyas, Peru’s National Police told Efe on Friday.
The bus ran off the road Thursday night while traveling to the Amazonian city of Rodriguez de Mendoza.
Authorities suspect the driver fell asleep at the wheel, Chachapoyas Gov. Jose Santos said.
“The vehicle left at 6:00 in the evening from Chachapoyas province destined for the city of Rodriguez de Mendoza, a half [..]
05/11/2012 20:57:24 PM
The academic director of Spain’s Cervantes Institute noted here the problems involved in establishing public bilingual education in Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the mother tongue of the vast majority.
Francisco Moreno, on a visit to Puerto Rico to take part in a meeting of the International Certification System for Spanish as a Second Language, or SICELE, told Efe that the first obstacle will be finding teachers trained well enough to achieve that goal.
Moreno’s words follow comme [..]
05/11/2012 20:45:02 PM
In a Volkswagen Sedan taxi a body was found decapitated and disemboweled at the junction of Highway Acapulco-Zihuatanejo and the road that leads to Old Ejido.
The discovery occurred at 8:00 am on Thursday.
The driver who was beheaded and disemboweled identified by relatives as Joseph Antonio Resendiz Montanes.
The taxi was towed into the parking lot of the Regional Office based in this port, where they took the pieces and entered the Medical Examiner.
The taxi was carrying blue and white te [..]
05/11/2012 20:19:31 PM
Public Service Announcement on Univision Features Congressman and Mayor Inviting Participation In Spanish
Today, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) will hold a citizenship workshop in Chicago on Saturday, May 12 at which he will be joined by special guest Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
05/11/2012 19:17:50 PM
The Mexican Attorney General’s Office said Friday that it is prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue of 11 kidnapping victims and the arrests of their captors.
One of the cases covered by the offer is the Oct. 28, 2010, abduction of three college students and another person in the northern state of Nuevo Leon.
The AG’s office is also seeking tips in the kidnappings of four brothers in two separate incidents more than [..]
05/11/2012 18:16:19 PM
Hundreds of mothers and other relatives of the “disappeared” held a protest in this capital on Thursday - Mother’s Day in Mexico - to demand justice.
People from across the country brought the “Caravan of National Dignity” to Mexico City’s main thoroughfare, the Paseo de la Reforma, where they carried placards and photos of their missing loved ones while chanting: “they were taken from us alive, we want them back alive.”
The march concluded at th [..]
05/11/2012 00:07:35 AM
At least 80 tons of drug precursors were seized in two separate operations in Guatemala and one person was arrested, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said.
Some of the chemicals, used to manufacture synthetic drugs, were found at a warehouse in Puerto Quetzal, a port city on the Pacific coast.
The shipment of methanol arrived in the Central American country from Indonesia and was bound for a plastics company in the southern section of Guatemala City, the PNC said.
PNC officers also seize [..]
05/10/2012 23:35:22 PM
The historic and politically risky announcement by President Barack Obama supporting same-sex marriage comes at a time when the largely Catholic Hispanic community is also evolving its opinion on the matter, experts consulted on the subject on Thursday told Efe.
After two days of intense internal debate, stirred up by the remarks in favor of such unions by Vice President Joe Biden, Obama finally expressed his opinion on Wednesday in an interview ABC, saying that he believes that it should be le [..]
05/10/2012 22:03:33 PM
Three Mexican brothers were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to operate an interstate prostitution ring that relied on women who were smuggled in from Mexico and Central America and coerced into working for the trio.
Gregorio, Jose Luis and Norberto Hernandez-Castilla operated a score of bordellos in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio and provided women to prostitution rings in New York, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri and Florida, the U.S. Attorney’s [..]
05/10/2012 21:07:38 PM
Hispanic film star Eva Mendes is proud of her career after many initially said of her that her look was not “commercial,” she told Efe at the U.S. screening of the comedy “Girl in Progress.”
“When I started out, people said that my appearance was not commercial, that I was too ethnic and that perhaps I could do a few good films but not sell a product,” said the actress. “And here I am years later,” she added.
The star of films such as “Trai [..]
05/10/2012 20:48:37 PM
The rotting limbs of two men were found dismembered yesterday afternoon in a vacant lot on a hill in the community of Vista Hermosa.
It is noteworthy that the balance of these bodies for the limbs have not yet been located.
According to official data, locals reported finding at about 10:30 pm yesterday. The investigating officers found feet, arms, legs and severed heads from two people, rib cages that were not found.
It is estimated that the bodies had been there for at least four days after be [..]
05/10/2012 19:28:31 PM
A court in Buenos Aires arraigned a woman on domestic violence charges after she hit her 7-year-old grandson for bringing home a bad report card, the Argentine press said Thursday.
If convicted, the granny could face anywhere from six months to two years behind bars, and the court placed an embargo of 10,000 pesos ($2,250) on her assets.
The court allowed the case to go forward after witnesses confirmed the boy’s claim that his grandmother beat him with a belt on his legs and backside as [..]
05/10/2012 19:13:11 PM
Mexican rock band Molotov, known for taking overtly political stances on social issues in its songs, says it now prefers to seek more subtle and intelligent ways to convey its message.
“We have to find a smart way to express ourselves in terms of what’s happening right now,” vocalist and guitarist Tito Fuentes said at a press conference.
The band members met with the media Wednesday in Mexico City to promote their new live album titled “Desde Rusia con amor” (From [..]
05/10/2012 18:15:03 PM
A team of U.S. archaeologists announced Thursday the discovery of the oldest Mayan calendar to date, a ninth-century artifact amid the ruins of an ancient city in Guatemala.
The calendar documents cycles of the moon and, apparently, those of Venus and Mars as well, Boston University’s William Saturno and University of Texas archaeologist David Stuart told a press conference.
The find, to be detailed in this week’s issue of the journal Science and the June issue of National Geograph [..]
05/10/2012 17:22:55 PM
A former employee of the Caribbean cruise line, Fabian Zanzi, is the latest man to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment by actor John Travolta.
05/10/2012 17:06:38 PM
On Wednesday night’s “American Idol”, Jessica Sanchez and fellow contestants chose songs MTV called “obscure” or “the most obvious choices possible.”
Now down to the final four, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Jessica Sanchez, with her powerhouse voice and professional stage presence is just 16 years old.
On last night’s show, Sanchez sang Etta James’ “Steal Away” and the Jennifer Holiday’s “And I Am Telling [..]
05/10/2012 00:03:35 AM
Mexican police arrested 49 undocumented Guatemalan migrants in the southern border state of Chiapas, authorities said.
The travelers were detained after a routine inspection at a checkpoint in Arriaga determined that the 44 men and five women were carrying forged documents.
The migrants were traveling in a bus without license plates.
Five people accompanying the migrants were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and the Guatemalans were taken to the border town of Tapachula for repatria [..]
05/09/2012 23:06:43 PM
Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to leaders in the sector attending the 32nd International Fitur Fair.
The most recently developed tourist destination in Cuba is Cayo Santa Maria, an islet offering sun and beaches off the northern coast of central Villa Clara province, and it was selected to be the site of the fair that is attended by tour operators, travel agents, airli [..]
05/09/2012 22:02:33 PM
The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died inside his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby prison.
The minister responsible for the prison system, Iris Varela, expressed “dismay” over the death of an “innocent gentleman” and the wounds suffered by another person who was in the residence.
Media outlets identified the dead man as 48-year-old Henry Molina, a resident of the El Paraiso neighborhood that is home [..]
05/09/2012 21:47:10 PM
All eight people aboard were killed when a police helicopter crashed in the central Brazilian state of Goias, authorities said.
One of the fatalities was a man described as the prime suspect in the gruesome murders of seven people found decapitated on a farm near the town of Doverlandia.
The chopper went down late Tuesday while returning to Goiania, the state capital, from the Doverlandia area, where police took the suspect as part of their investigation of last month’s slaughter.
05/09/2012 20:40:40 PM
An ambush against the Director of Public Safety Teloloapan, Wilfrido Francisco Márquez Rodríguez, perpetrated yesterday afternoon on Highway Teloloapan-Iguala, left two dead police officers.
On Tuesday afternoon, May 8, Teloloapan Preventive Police, a force located in the Northern Region of Guerrero issued a distress call to Guerrero Security Force personnel, as they were ambushed.
The attack happened at 2 pm on the main road-Teloloapan Iguala, at kilometer 27 +800, near the town of Xalost [..]
05/09/2012 20:10:29 PM
Anna Easter is nearing 99 years old. For more than half of her life she has been involved with LSNA. She reports that her favorite meeting was about 20 years ago when we gave the 14th District Commander a report card LSNAs way of letting him know we werent happy with his job.
Maribel Lopez is about to enter a PhD program. As president of LSNA in the 90s she was working towards her associates degree. She says I am a product of LSNA. She started her first business (a home daycare [..]
05/09/2012 19:19:02 PM
The perpetrators shot video and still photos of the torture, murder and dismemberment of four Mexican navy personnel and a female civilian who were found dead last month in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, capital daily Milenio said Wednesday.
The material appeared on a Blackberry confiscated from 16-year-old Romeo Dominguez Velez, who was arrested along with another teenager on April 23, the same day the five bodies were discovered on a country road, the newspaper said.
Sources in the Navy D [..]
05/09/2012 18:38:49 PM
As the Senate Republicans blocked a vote to extend low interest rates on government subsidized student loans one of their everyone ,
05/09/2012 17:15:58 PM
Reports coming out of Hollywood are that Sofia Vergara and her boyfriend of nearly two years, Nick Loeb, are splitsville.
05/09/2012 17:12:36 PM
Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos has denied any accounting irregularity after a congressional oversight body said it had identified a possible $30 billion fraud.
Leftist lawmaker Esthela Damian, a member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, has proposed a vote on a resolution to summon Pemex CEO Juan Jose Suarez Coppel to appear before lawmakers and clear up the matter.
The alleged irregularity was detected by the federal auditor’s office, which r [..]
05/09/2012 01:23:05 AM
The percentage of undocumented deportees with criminal records diminished in the first quarter of the year, even though the U.S. government was specifically targeting that segment, according to data released Tuesday.
These preliminary figures show that of the 37,659 deportations between January and March, 5,450 were undocumented immigrants with criminal records, or 14 percent of the total.
In the same period of 2011, of the 58,955 people deported, 9,085 had a criminal record - 15 percent of th [..]
05/08/2012 23:34:01 PM
To mark todays Republican primaries, the Hispanic Leadership Network released “Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia.”
05/08/2012 21:42:24 PM
One ton of cocaine was seized and three suspects were arrested by navy personnel in the Pacific Ocean, the Colombian navy said.
The cocaine was seized aboard a vessel some 11 nautical miles from Catripe, a sector between the towns of Virudo and Pizarro in the western province of Choco, which borders Panama, the navy said.
The cocaine belonged to the Los Rastrojos gang, whose top leaders are brothers Luis Enrique and Javier Antonio Calle Serna.
Javier Antonio Calle Serna surrendered to U.S. au [..]
05/08/2012 20:44:28 PM
An Argentine court confirmed the 12-year prison sentence meted out to a high school teacher who offered better grades to his students in exchange for sex, local media reported Tuesday.
The appellate court upheld the sentence handed down to Julio Fernandez, 48, for aggravated corruption of minors at a school in Santa Fe province, La Capital newspaper said on its Web site.
Also participating in the abuse, which occurred in a state-owned house on school grounds, was another teacher who was also a [..]
05/08/2012 20:07:42 PM
About These Crimes
This alert gives notice to taxi businesses that robbery incidents targeting taxi drivers have occurred during the month of May.
05/08/2012 19:38:14 PM
U.S. Treasurys Office today announced that key Sinaloa Cartel narcos, including two sons of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, would be targeted.
05/08/2012 19:19:03 PM
Kike San Martin has had posing in front of his camera such top stars as Ricardo Montaner and Jose Luis “El Puma” Rodriguez, along with new discoveries like singer Prince Royce and Cuban-American actor William Levy.
The “photographer of the stars,” as San Martin is known for his 20 years taking celebrities’ pictures, says rather surprisingly that working in the world of entertainment isn’t something he chose to do.
“I didn’t choose show business, [..]
05/08/2012 17:14:42 PM
A Spanish league soccer match had one player so angry he smashed a referee in the face with a bottle.
During a La Liga match between Granada and Real Madrid, Granadas Dani Benítez lashed out at the referee, throwing a bottle at face and trying to leave.
He, as well as other members of his team were anxious to score, as every point and had grown frustrated throughout the match.
Usually, the referee will allow the trailing team to finish an attack before ruling the game over. However, this [..]
05/08/2012 16:29:34 PM
A Peruvian national was sentenced to six months in prison for demanding nude photographs and cash from a South American woman after she ended their online relationship.
Jose Marcial Garcia-Hernandez, 43, a Peruvian national who last resided in Panorama City, was sentenced today to six months in prison by U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright, II.
On December 7, 2011, Garcia-Hernandez was taken into custody and charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Garcia-Her [..]
05/08/2012 15:38:18 PM
Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio and fiancé Jamie Mazur welcomed baby Noah Phoenix into the world on Monday, giving the couples daughter Anja a little brother.
The couple made the announcement of baby Noahs birth on both Twitter and Facebook, saying, Well, the day just arrived and we couldn’t be more happy!!! Noah Phoenix was born yesterday afternoon and already stole our hearts. Anja is a proud big sister now and we are so thankful he is with us…
Just this weekend [..]
05/08/2012 00:21:54 AM
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off a national outreach initiative to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The outreach effort builds on last year’s successful summer campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of too much sun and heat.
“For outdoor workers, ‘water, rest and shade’ are three words that can make the difference between life and death,” [..]
05/07/2012 23:27:03 PM
Major League Baseball has suspended San Francisco Giant pitcher Guillermo Mota for 100 games after the Dominican born reliever failed a second test for a performance enhancing drug.
05/07/2012 22:03:39 PM
Florida Senator Marco Rubio appeared on Chris Wallaces Fox News Sunday chatting on all things President Obama has done wrong.
05/07/2012 21:08:36 PM
As previously reported, appeared a few days ago 14 people dead in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, first found the 14 bodies in body bags inside a vehicle, then the 14 heads were found inside coolers.
The Sinaloa Cartel claims responsibility for the event, indicating that the 14 executed were members of the criminal group Los Zetas.
Reaffirming their responsibility for the two massacres, first of seven hangings, and then 14 heads of the members of Los Zetas and the explosion of a car bomb [..]
05/07/2012 20:21:45 PM
Abbott to Pay $1.6 Billion Over National Civil, Criminal Claims of Illegal Marketing of Depakote
Chicago Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined her federal counterparts, 44 other states and the District of Columbia in announcing two national settlements with Abbott Laboratories, totaling $1.6 billion, over allegations of illegal off-label marketing of its Depakote drug. Madigan said Illinois will receive $20 million under the agreements.
In the first settlement, Madigan and the states alleged [..]
05/07/2012 19:43:36 PM
The documentary “Hijos de las nubes, la ultima colonia” (Sons of the Clouds, the Last Colony) produced by and starring Javier Bardem, is the winner of the White Camel award, the top honor handed out at the Sahara Film Festival, or FiSahara, that took place this weekend at this refugee camp.
Directed by Alvaro Longoria, the film analyzing the political and strategic interests that are hampering the resolution of the Saharawi conflict was screened in Dakhla before it is due to hit Spa [..]
05/07/2012 19:38:01 PM
A female candidate of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, posed semi-nude for posters in her “provocative” campaign for a seat in Mexico’s lower house.
Natalia Juarez, 34, told Efe Monday that she posed topless with another six women to launch a “provocative, different and unprejudiced” campaign here in the western state of Jalisco.
“It’s an attempt to run a campaign that is different and cheerful, but also an invitation for people [..]
05/07/2012 18:24:00 PM
Cary, North Carolina police were called to check out pot odors wafting from a room at the local Motel 6 only to discover over $4,000 worth of bras from a Victoria Secret.
05/07/2012 17:31:36 PM
After leading his team to 13 titles in for years, FC Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola,41, announced last month that he would be stepping down citing physical and mental stress.
Argentine superstar and Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi was happy to give his coach, a former defensive midfielder himself, a 4-0 win over Espanyol Saturday. Following his fourth goal, Messi ran to the sidelines to give Guardiola a hug, with a number of his teammates following suit.
Messi told reporters after the game th [..]
05/07/2012 15:55:22 PM
A Playboy model who worked as a production assistant at Mexico’s first presidential debate over the weekend is at the heart of a controversy Monday, with even some of the presidential candidates weighing in.
Julia Orayen, who graced the cover of the September 2008 issue of Playboy Mexico, was seen on national television wearing a tight, white low-cut dress as she handed out materials at the start of Sunday night’s debate.
Orayen appeared on camera for less than 30 seconds during th [..]