Argentina: Emiliano Lasalvia won a World Press Photo award in the Sports category for his image of a polo player falling underneath his horse. Latin America: Mexico City could become the latest Latin American area to decriminalize marijuana use while the Colombian government and FARC guerrilla might soon reach an agreement on drug trafficking. Show More Summary
I don’t really know what’s worse: If watching a video of Tim Donnelly pledging to put a goddam gun in every goddam American home, or witnessing the pathetic, supposedly funny translation by María Conchita Alonso while clutching a pet named Tequila … Continue reading ?
I don’t mean to brag, but you know? I wrote a book. Yes, a physical thing made of paper and ink, which was actually sold in Amazon.com and all, making it –at some point– to the New York Times list of The … Continue reading ?
On December 18, 2000, English singer–songwriter Kirsty MacColl died under mysterious circumstances while vacationing with her family in Mexico. While scuba diving off the coast of Cozumel with her two sons, MacColl was hit and killed by a speedboat that entered illegally into a swimming-only area. Show More Summary
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Happy Holydays! That's the greeting from Panadería del Refugio at 1339 W. 18th St. in Pilsen. Their specialty is pan de Acámbaro, or sweet bread recipe from Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. Enjoy a sweet treat there or at any of the panaderías on 18th Street this holiday season.
Please don’t pretend you don’t know Daft Punk’s Lucky is a song about Uruapan and Mexican Lucky stuff. This is clear from the French duo’s very Mexican lyrics. Like the legend of the Phoenix, All ends with beginnings. What keeps the … Continue reading ?
Over the next few days we’ll look at several memorable World Cup (WC) qualifying matches involving teams from around the Americas.Argentina and Colombia are on the cusp of earning automatic spots in next year’s WC that will be held in Brazil. Show More Summary
The governments of Mexico and Brazil are each looking for answers from U.S. officials over new allegations of intelligence surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne, was summonedShow More Summary
Veteran British journalist, satirist and broadcaster David Frost passed away on Saturday at the age of 74.As part of a career that spanned over half a century, Frost conduced hundreds of interviews of heads of government, famous celebrities and other public figures. Show More Summary
Peru's Union Comercio could be described as Latin America’s unluckiest soccer team after going through a comedy of errors in their three league matches this month.First there was the blunder committed earlier this month by goalkeeper Juan Flores against Sporting Cristal. Show More Summary
The following post reflecting on the assassination of Colombian comedian and satirist Jaime Garzon was first published on August 15, 2011.We are reprinting it today since it's the fourteenth anniversary of Garzon's untimely death.Imagine the public reaction in the U.S. Show More Summary
By a 68-32 vote the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform bill that aims to strengthen border security while also potentially benefiting scores of undocumented migrants. “Yes we can!” chanted several of the dozens of pro-immigration activists in the gallery of the Senate after Vice President Joe Biden read the results of the vote. Show More Summary
Brazil: Mass protests have taken place in major Brazilian cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Confederations Cup soccer tournament. U.S.: While Congress continues to wrangle over immigration reform several recent...Show More Summary
"We are the Nobles" is the title of a new movie out in Mexico or in Spanish, "Nosotros los Nobles." It examines the class system in Mexico where the wealthy shop at luxury malls and the poor struggle to buy tortillas. The story focuses...Show More Summary
Guatemala: Judge Carol Patricia Flores annulled the genocide trial of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt on the grounds of a technicality though it’s unclear if a higher court will overrule her decision. South America: A rematch of last...Show More Summary
If you are wanting to check out a film this weekend, Snitch may be on that list. Many folks I know personally are choosing to see the film for one reason: Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock. So, before you make plans to check the film out read our review, which … Continue reading ?
This morning the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced. Among those films that made it to their respective Oscar categories are Chilean film “No” and the feature documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” that focuses on Mexican-American folk singer Rodriguez. Show More Summary
It's December and the Virgin of Guadalupe is everywhere in the town of Barra de Navidad. It's fitting that I will spend the Christmas holidays this year in a town called Christmas Bar. On every block there are religious street shrines, many of them set up on December 1. Show More Summary