Archive for February 6th, 2012

February 6, 2012

Major Mexican political party nominates woman to run for president

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s ruling party on Sunday chose a former congresswoman to run for president, the first time a major party has nominated a woman to compete for the nation’s top office.

Former congresswoman Josefina Vasquez Mota, front, speaks to journalists and supporters prior to know about her party’s primary elections final results in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. The National Action Party, Mexico’s ruling party, on Sunday chose Vazquez Mota to run for president, the first time a major party has nominated a woman to compete for the nation’s top office.

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February 6, 2012

Nuñez and Carmona: MLB’s problem in Latin America

by Ryan Almodovar

On September 23, 2011, CBS Sports reported that Leo Nuñez, the closer for the Miami Marlins, had been playing under an assumed name.

Team management was notified, and within days Nuñez had fled the country to his native Dominican Republic – only to be arrested by authorities when he tried to renew his visa. The man who had posted a decent 4.06 ERA and 36 saves in 2011 is not Leo Nuñez at all, but really Juan Carlos Oviedo – a man who had falsified both his name and age (Oviedo is a year older than Nuñez), before reaching the majors.

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February 6, 2012

Calling all amateur photographers

A picture’s worth a thousand words and we want to tell your story.

Every Wednesday, we highlight your funny, crazy, and/or interesting photos that tell your story in our Sin Palabras series. Here are our topics for the rest of February.

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February 6, 2012

A new Good Neighbor Policy for the 21st century

by Hector Luis Alamo, Jr.

In his First Inaugural Address in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt attempted to soothe a nation gripped by economic depression while succoring an international community resentful of decades of American interventionism.

“I would dedicate this nation,” he pledged, “to the policy of the good neighbor – the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others.”

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February 6, 2012

Missed the Super Bowl 2012 Ads? Here are ten of our favorites [video]

Whether you were cheering for the now Super Bowl champs, NY Giants or the New England Patriots, one thing most of the audience can agree on is  the fact that we all look forward to the Super Bowl ads. Here are some of this year’s favorites.

M&M: It’s That Kind of Party

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