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Is the War on Drugs a Just War?

The war on drugs isn’t working. In fact, it is making the problem even worse. In May President Barack Obama signaled the beginning of the end of the war on terror, at least in a predominantly militarized form, during an address that attempted to balance encroachments on civil and human rights created by the nation’s anti-terror crusade against the legitimate, continue reading »

U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

Women are the key factor in the buying power of the Hispanic population, integrating the Latino and American cultures into their decisions, according to a study released Thursday by Nielsen. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Blacks More Optimistic About U.S. Economy, Their Future

A recent study by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Affairs Research has found that Latinos and African-Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. economy and their own personal economic future. continue reading »

UNESCO Director Visits Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to get a firsthand look at their condition, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »

Olmeca Tequila Gold

Olmeca Tequila Gold is distilled by Pernod Ricard Mexico, S.A. de C.V.. It has been categorized as Joven tequila. Before bottling, Olmeca Tequila Gold was aged for 6 months, which is far more than the average for all Joven Tequila. continue reading »

Spanish Man On 5-Year Walk Around the Globe to Promote Environmental Awareness

A Spanish man recently began a walk around the world to "promote love and respect for the environment." On March 21, 32-year-old Ignacio Dean Mouliaa set off on what is expected to be a 5-year walk, dubbed the "Earth Wide Walk." continue reading »

How Healthy Is Your County?

People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says. Rates of premature death in counties across the United States are the lowest in 20 years, but pe continue reading »

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

A former Peruvian police officer wanted in his native country for weapons trafficking was handed over to authorities in Lima late Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following his capture in Stockton, Calif. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo named “Public Enemy #1” (First Since Al Capone)

There is a new public enemy number one. He is Chicago's Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the crime commissioner in Chicago revealed. The label of "public enemy" was created for the mobster Al Capone, continue reading »

Birdwatchers Rejoice! Costa Rica Bird Lovers Release Field Guild App

First birding app for Costa Rica is a digital field guide replete with photos, sounds, text, and range maps. The Costa Rica Birds-Field Guide app became available in the iTunes Store on Ja continue reading »

Member of Latin Kings, 2 Associates Sentenced for Racketeering Conspiracy in Indiana

A member of the Latin Kings street gang and two associates were sentenced to prison this week in Hammond, Indiana federal court for racketeering conspiracy and other crimes in support of the gang, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David Capp of the Northern District of Indiana. continue reading »

Ricky Martin to Join “The Voice Australia” in 2013

Singer Ricky Martin in January will wrap up his participation in the Broadway musical "Evita," but he already has a packed agenda for 2013 that includes being a judge on the second season of "The Voice Australia," his publicist said Thursday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Detain Man Who Scorched Bodies for Los Zetas

A suspected member of Los Zetas was arrested yesterday by federal police. He confessed to burning 50 bodies who were executed in Sabinas Hidalgo. continue reading »

Spanish National Soccer Team Honors Past Players With Retro Jersey

Spain's national soccer team revealed on Friday a new jersey inspired by one first worn in 1924, featuring a golden V-shaped stripe below the collar. continue reading »

Who Won the Debate?  Undocumented Youth Respond to Debate

The DRM Action Coalition who fights for the DREAM Act and the rights of undocumented youth try to answer the question: ‘Who Won the Debate’ the Obama - Romney debate on the issue of immigration? This group did not have to have a debate poll just the debate transcript to take issue with Mitt Romney's use of the word illegal alien. continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish St. John of Avila a Doctor of the Church

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday proclaimed Spanish St. John of Avila (1499-1569) and German St. Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) "doctors" of the church, one of the Catholic Church's highest honors. continue reading »

Celebrate National Taco Day With Us

Celebrate with Hispanically Speaking News 'National Taco Day' and enjoy a crispy, meat stuffed taco somewhere. This Mexican dish is traditionally filled with chicken, beef, veggie or seafood. But now a days you can find alligator tacos, air tacos, cheese tacos - you name it just put it in a taco shell. continue reading »

Madigan Announces $1.4 Million Grant for Free Legal Help for IL Renters

Attorney General Distributes Funds from National Foreclosure Settlement - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that nearly $1.4 million in fundin continue reading »

Motherhood has Made Penelope Cruz “Picky” About Film Roles

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said that becoming a mother has made her more "picky" in choosing her roles and helped her more deeply understand her latest character. continue reading »

Brazil Reduces Chevron’s Oil Spill Fine by $8 Million

U.S. supermajor Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, said Monday. continue reading »