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By Latina Staff | 10/18/2013 - 10:45
The Bridgeport Police Hispanic Society is demanding that Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi resign after officers claimed he allowed a professor to give an ethics training lecture in which racist statements were made.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/17/2013 - 12:14
Thinking about heading to Brazil for the World Cup? You may want to reconsider.
Just eight months before the Latin American country will host the largest soccer tournament in the world, Brazilian police have intercepted phone calls that indicate that the First Capital Command (PCC) drug cartel is threatening to unleash a “World Cup of Terror” during the 2014 games.
By Latina Staff | 10/17/2013 - 11:21
Despite its shaky economy, Puerto Rico's government is denying claims that it is headed for bankruptcy.
"There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there," said Jose Coleman, executive vice president of the Government Development Bank. "Bankruptcy is completely out of the question concerning Puerto Rico."
By Fox News Latino | 10/16/2013 - 15:34
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.
"Once that's done, you know, the day after, I'm going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language television network Univision.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 14:43
Frustrated by the lack of progress in Congress on immigration reform, protestors have resorted to drastic new tactics to prevent deportations.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/16/2013 - 11:48
Aaron Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins pleaded not guilty to a perjury charge in connection with Hernandez's murder case, reports Fox News Latino.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 11:30
You know that smoky haze that hangs over Mexico City? Soon, the pollution from traffic won’t be the only cause!
According to the Huffington Post, legislators in Mexico City are planning to draft a bill that would decriminalize marijuana use in the city. Lawmakers are pushing to make it legal to carry up to 30 grams, or just over an ounce, of the drug.
By Latina Staff | 10/16/2013 - 10:42
Sen. Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared President Obama to Fidel Castro numerous times.
"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd that he "grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship" and that as a teenager had become involved in a revolution.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/15/2013 - 11:01
Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Fox News Latino, Jenkins is due to be arraigned on a perjury charge in connection with Hernandez's case involving the murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd -- a semi-pro football player who was dating Jenkins' sister.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/13/2013 - 18:54
Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos is dead at the age of 62.
According to the New York Times, Hijuelos, the author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, collapsed on a tennis court in Manhattan on Saturday and never regained consciousness.