Homicides Reached Record High Levels in Uruguay in 2018

Homicides in Uruguay increased by 45.8 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, soaring to record levels. The Interior Ministry revealed Monday that there were 414 homicides in Argentina's neighbouring country in 2018, a sharp rise from 2017's tally of 284. The figure confirms the worst fears of the authorities, which had seen private … Continue reading Homicides Reached Record High Levels in Uruguay in 2018

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Rita Moreno to Receive 2019 Peabody Career Achievement Award

The Peabody Awards board of jurors announced on Thursday that Rita Moreno will receive the 2019 Peabody career achievement award. The honor is annually given to individuals whose work and commitment to electronic media has left a positive mark on the field. "Rita Moreno is a unique talent who has not only broken barriers, but … Continue reading Rita Moreno to Receive 2019 Peabody Career Achievement Award

Venezuelan Government Bars Opposition Leader Juan Guaido from Holding Public Office for 15 Years

The Venezuelan government on Thursday said it has barred opposition leader Juan Guaido from holding public office for 15 years, though the National Assembly leader brushed off the measure and said it would not derail his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The announcement by state comptroller Elvis Amoroso, a close Maduro ally, cited alleged … Continue reading Venezuelan Government Bars Opposition Leader Juan Guaido from Holding Public Office for 15 Years

Foreign Film Directors Are Having a Historic Decade at the Oscars and the Three Amigos Are Leading the Way

“Roma” may have earned Mexico its first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but the country has been dominating the Best Director race at the Academy Awards for much of the last decade. Alfonso Cuarón’s victory continued an unprecedented run of wins for Mexican filmmakers. In the last six years, the Oscar for Best Director has … Continue reading Foreign Film Directors Are Having a Historic Decade at the Oscars and the Three Amigos Are Leading the Way

2019 Academy Awards Winners: The Full List

“Green Book” won best picture, Rami Malek won best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Olivia Colman won best actress for “The Favourite.” Alfonso Cuarón won best director and best cinematography for “Roma,” which also won best foreign language film. Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar for best adapted screenplay. His speech was a doozy. … Continue reading 2019 Academy Awards Winners: The Full List

‘Roma’ Star Jorge Antonio Guerrero Finally Granted U.S. Visa Ahead of the Oscars After Being Denied Entry Three Times

Roma actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero no longer has to worry if he’ll be able to attend the Oscars, as he was finally granted a visitor visa just as awards season comes to a close. After working with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico on behalf of the actor, Netflix — who distributed Roma — was able … Continue reading ‘Roma’ Star Jorge Antonio Guerrero Finally Granted U.S. Visa Ahead of the Oscars After Being Denied Entry Three Times

Venezuelans Abroad Face Painful Choices About Returning to Their Homeland

Venezuelan exiles Nayise González and Oswaldo Romero could not be clearer about their desire to return to their troubled homeland. "Of course we want to go back," says González, 38, who arrived in the Peruvian capital in November after an eight-day bus ride with not much more than the clothes she was wearing. "It is … Continue reading Venezuelans Abroad Face Painful Choices About Returning to Their Homeland

Inside Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Homecoming in Parents’ Birthplace of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s parents say they will continue to fight for immigrants’ rights — as their son plays America’s most famous immigrant in “Hamilton” ‘one last time’ in their birthplace of Puerto Rico. His dad Luis Miranda was 18 when he moved from Puerto Rico to New York — where he met and fell in love … Continue reading Inside Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Homecoming in Parents’ Birthplace of Puerto Rico

Despite Trump’s Rhetoric Against Immigrants and Fight to Build Border Wall, 32 Percent of Latino Voters Still Support Republicans

Latino voters have long been expected to vote Democratic, and around two-thirds of them do. It is the other third of Latinos who vote Republican that remain unreachable to Democrats, despite the harsh comments President Donald Trump has made about immigrants and several Latin American countries. Data collected by the Associated Press shows that 32 … Continue reading Despite Trump’s Rhetoric Against Immigrants and Fight to Build Border Wall, 32 Percent of Latino Voters Still Support Republicans

White House Eyes Unused Funds in Army Corps Budget to Build Trump’s Border Wall

The White House has begun laying the groundwork for a declaration of national emergency to build President Donald Trump’s border wall, a move certain to set off a firestorm of opposition in Congress and the courts but one that could pave the way for an end to the three-week government shutdown. The administration is eyeing … Continue reading White House Eyes Unused Funds in Army Corps Budget to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Las Vegas Authorities Issue Warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in Connection With Rape Investigation

Las Vegas authorities have sent a warrant to collect DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo to discover whether it matches traces found on a dress belonging to Kathryn Mayorga. Mayorga has said Ronaldo raped her in a hotel room in 2009. A statement issued Thursday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that the warrant has … Continue reading Las Vegas Authorities Issue Warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in Connection With Rape Investigation

Dallas Cowboys Head to Los Angeles to Face the Rams in NFL Divisional Round After Beating Seattle Seahawks in Wild Card Game

The Dallas Cowboys will play the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round at 7:15 p.m. Saturday night at LA Memorial Coliseum. The game will air on KDFW/Ch. 4. The Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) upset the NFC Central champion Bears (12-4) in Chicago Sunday evening in an NFC wild card game to advance to play the … Continue reading Dallas Cowboys Head to Los Angeles to Face the Rams in NFL Divisional Round After Beating Seattle Seahawks in Wild Card Game

WATCH: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Upcoming Reboot of ‘Carmen Sandiego’

Netflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming animated reboot Carmen Sandiego. “You want the whole story?,” Carmen, voiced by Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, asks at the beginning of the trailer. Carmen then revisits her days at the V.I.L.E. Training Academy, where she developed her skills to be the globe-trotting international criminal that … Continue reading WATCH: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Upcoming Reboot of ‘Carmen Sandiego’

3 Missing Mexican Film Students Were Reportedly Tortured, Killed, Dissolved in Acid After Being Mistaken for Gang Members

Three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, authorities said Monday. State prosecutors said criminals had confused them with members of a rival gang. The grim news led to outrage and strong sentiments on social … Continue reading 3 Missing Mexican Film Students Were Reportedly Tortured, Killed, Dissolved in Acid After Being Mistaken for Gang Members