Mexico Judge Orders Prison for Suspects in Killing
A judge on Saturday issued an order for the imprisonment of two waiters accused in the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the Mexico City attorney general's office said.
Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person
jones_supa writes "Bill Gates is once again the world's richest person. He recaptured the title from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, as Microsoft hit a five-year high. It is the first time Gates has held the mantle since 2007. His fortune is valued at $72.7 billion, up 16 percent year-to-date. At the same time, Mr. Slim's América Móvil, the largest mobile-phone operator in the Americas, has dropped 14 percent this year after Mexico's Congress passed a bill that could quash the billionaire's market dominance. That's helped erase more than $3 billion from the tycoon's net worth. What comes to Bill Gates, most of his fortune is held in Cascade Investment LLC, a holding entity through which he owns stakes in more than a dozen publicly traded companies and several closely held operations. He has donated $28 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."
US Gov't Reaps Billions in Profits Off Backs of Struggling Students
The United States government is reaping billions in profits off the backs of struggling students, according to new figures made public Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office. According to the 2013 fiscal year forecast, the Department of Education is slated to bring in an estimated $50.6 billion in profit from student loan interest—a jump of 43 percent from an initial estimated of $35.5 billion.
Corporate Fail: Disney's Attempt to Trademark Cultural Holiday
Disney has dropped its effort to trademark 'Día de los Muertos,' a holiday celebrated in Mexico and around the world, following widespread outrage. Fronteras Desk reported that Disney filed 10 requests in the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office this month to coin the phrase. Disney's filings are mainly for merchandise, presumably connected to an upcoming film.
Mexican Journalists' Sons Killed; Seven Bodies Found Near Mexico City
Gunmen executed two sons of two prominent Mexican journalists in the northern city of Chihuahua, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office said on Sunday, and police found seven bodies dumped in a Mexico City suburb.