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2013


Now that the major New York City races are over and you thought that everything was quiet on the political front we are being plastered with propaganda for the next important city election, the City Council speaker. What’s interesting is that though this is a very important position, considered the second most important person after …

Several leading Latino civil rights groups delivered a petition with nearly 10,000 signatures to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday demanding that the lawmakers be bolder in fighting for immigration reform. In a statement about the petitions, the coalition depicted the Caucus, whose members are Democrats, as hesitant to take a strong stand on the …

Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization. A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed …

Santo Domingo.- The CEOs of the financial groups BHD and Leon on Wednesday announced their merger which will now be Dominican Republic’s second biggest bank, with a 20% market share with assets of RD$200.0 billion (US$4.7 billion). The transaction, which takes effect in January, includes the purchase of part of the BHD’s stake in the …

Brazil’s finance minister launches spirited defense of economy following third quarter GDP slump, insisting rebound ahead Brazil’s economy is set to return to growth in the fourth quarter and continue that way in 2014, finance minister Guido Mantega said on Tuesday. His defense of the country’s growth trajectory comes as the country reported a fall …

Latino advocacy groups cited South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, who died at 95 on Thursday, as an inspiration to their struggle in the United States. Many said they had adopted quotes by Mandela as their mantra. The Cesar Chavez Foundation, named after the labor organizer who fought for better treatment of farm workers, …

While all eyes have focused on Detroit’s record bankruptcy, an economic crisis is deepening in Puerto Rico that many experts say may be far more harmful to the U.S. economy. Puerto Rico has been mired in economic recession for almost eight years, with public debt skyrocketing to $70 billion and unemployment climbing to 14 percent, …

As Chile prepares for a runoff presidential election between two women, Latin America, the land of ‘machismo,’ is poised for a record four female heads of state. LIMA, Peru — For a region famous for “machismo,” Latin America is about to take an unlikely step: elect a record number of women presidents. In Chile, moderate …

By Chavon Ellington South Florida News Service On Friday, Cuban-born singer, songwriter and actress, Luisa María Güell, is set to headline the second concert of the free, annual, four-part “Noches Tropicales” concert series, presented by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department The 2013/2014 “Noches Tropicales” concert season kicked off in September, at the …

The Billboard Latin Music Conference, the longest-running and most prestigious event in the world dedicated to Latin music, celebrates its 25 th anniversary in 2014. What began as a one-day event featuring five industry panels and two music showcases, has become the most powerful event in the Latin music industry worldwide. The conference draws hundreds …

New Navidad Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa Mixes from DJ Alex El Demoledor Vol. 93.