June 12, 2003 |
Popular Cuban musician Carlos Manuel Pruneda has defected to the United States after giving a concert in Mexico City, U.S. officials said Wednesday. He and a group that included his mother and sister were given asylum after crossing the international bridge from Matamoros, Mexico, into Brownsville early Monday, said Art Moreno, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.
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July 26, 1995 |
A 32-year-old woman was fatally stabbed early Tuesday and a man who lived with her has been arrested, police said. Carlos Manuel Pacheco, 27, called Anaheim police just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, saying that he had hurt his girlfriend and needed help, said Lt. Ted Labahn. When authorities arrived at the Monte Verde Apartments in the 600 block of North Loara Street, they found Leticia Herrejon on the living room floor, bleeding profusely, Labahn said.
February 21, 1989
Costa Rica's ruling National Liberation Party nominated conservative economist Carlos Manuel Castillo, 60, as its presidential candidate for next year's election. With only 12% of the votes counted, engineer Roland Araya conceded defeat to Castillo, who was leading with 65% of the ballots. An estimated 350,000 members of the party voted. President Oscar Arias Sanchez was not permitted to support either candidate, and the constitution prohibits him from running for reelection.
November 11, 1992 |
The U.S. government has expelled the third secretary of Cuba's mission to the United Nations on charges of spying, the State Department announced Tuesday. Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the diplomat, Carlos Manuel Collazo Usullan, must leave the country within 48 hours. He declined to reveal any details of Collazo's activities. According to a statement, the Administration ordered Collazo's expulsion Monday.
April 30, 2001 |
Pope John Paul II beatified five Roman Catholics, including, for the first time, a native of Puerto Rico. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, an office clerk who died in 1963, dedicated his life to the church. Also beatified were Esther Blondin of Quebec, who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Ann in 1850; Caterina Cittadini and Caterina Volpicelli, Italian women who founded religious orders in the 19th century; and Manuel Gonzalez Garcia, bishop of Malaga and Palencia, Spain, who died in 1940.
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December 23, 2008 |
Carlos Manuel Santiago, 82, a star infielder in the Negro baseball leagues during the 1940s, died Sunday of cardiac failure at his home in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, said his son, Carlos Manuel Santiago Feliciano. Born in Mayaguez on March 2, 1926, Santiago played second base and shortstop for the New York Cubans in 1945-1946. He was invited to spring training by the Cleveland Indians in 1951 but was soon drafted into the Army and sent to Korea. After his discharge, he continued to play professionally in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico until 1960.