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Stray Bullet Shot From Prison Kills Innocent Venezuelan in His Home

The Venezuelan government confirmed Wednesday that a Caracas resident died inside his home when he was struck by a stray bullet fired from inside a nearby prison. continue reading »

Senior UN Official Angered By Recent Murders of Journalists in Mexico

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced alarm and anger over the murders of three Mexican journalists in the state of Veracruz in less than a week. continue reading »

UN Fears Venezuela Departing Human Rights Commission

The United Nations today voiced concern over Venezuela’s announcement that it is establishing a committee to evaluate the possibility of withdrawing from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). continue reading »

RUBIO WATCH:  Marco Rubio on Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

This week in Marco Rubio's weekly newsletter the Senator from Florida noted the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death by reflecting on the future of the country's national security. He also called for passage of The Down Payment to Protect National Security Act, a bill he cosponsored, which stops the automatic, across-the-board cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities. continue reading »

18 People Indicted Including Chilean Mayor, 6 City Council and Charged with Corruption

The mayor of the northern Chilean city of Arica, six councilors and local business leaders were among 18 people indicted Thursday for conspiracy to embezzle public money. Judge Sara Pizarro ordered 16 of the 18 defendants, including Mayor Waldo Sankan, held pending trial. continue reading »

A Deadly Syndrome Stalks the Mexican Elections

Call it the Michoacan Plus Syndrome. Exposed during last fall’s elections in the Mexican state of Michoacan, kidnappings and other crimes against actual or potential political candidates are now surfacing in Mexico’s state and federal elections scheduled for July 1. continue reading »

The Latino/a Perspective on Our Reproductive Rights Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:30pm-6:00pm

Conference participants will have the opportunity to interact with speakers face-to face to ask questions, provide their commentary and share their experience. Others can watch, chat, tweet, comment and participate by submitting questions to those on screen. continue reading »

First Photos Released of Convalescing Chavez in Cuba

Venezuela's government has released five photographs of President Hugo Chavez that show him walking and conversing with Fidel Castro while convalescing after undergoing tumor surgery in Cuba. continue reading »

US Senators Warn Latin America on Iran Ties

U.S. senators are warning Latin American nations against deepening financial and military ties with Iran, pledging heightened U.S. vigilance of Iranian continue reading »

Puerto Rico Status Referendum is Historic

In December 2011, Puerto Rico's legislature approved, and Governor Luis Fortuño signed, Law 283. This legislation provides for a referendum continue reading »

Possible Guantanamo Detainee Transfer Questioned

A new U.S. congressional report says the United States cannot ensure that former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison will not become involved in insurgent activities. The report by the oversight panel of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee says 27 percent of the 600 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo were confirmed or suspected to be presently or previously engaged in terrorist activities. continue reading »

Obama Compromise on Contraceptive Mandate Gets Mixed Reviews

In an move that appears unlikely to end the controversy over a federal mandate that all health insurance plans include contraception and sterilization free of charge, President Barack Obama outlined a plan that would allow religious employers not to offer such services to their employees but would compel insurance companies to do so. continue reading »

Mitt Romney’s Latino Victory in Florida Has a Decidedly Cuban Feel to It

Yesterday, Mitt Romney won a decisive primary victory in Florida over Newt Gingrich thanks in part to garnering an overwhelming majority of the Latino vote. continue reading »

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Returning to Work After Thyroid Surgery

Argentine officials say President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will returned to work this week following a cancer scare that led to the removal of her thyroid earlier this month. continue reading »

No Somos Rubios (VIDEO)

Presente Action has a plan...With only three days before the Florida primary, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is emerging as a top choice to be the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate. The GOP is betting that Senator Rubio can “deliver the Latino vote.” But Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, opposes the DREAM Act, opposes immigration reform and supports Arizona’s SB1070. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Death of Wilmar Villar in Cuba

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regrets and condemns the death of Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar, who died after a hunger strike. The IACHR expresses its condolences and solidarity with his next of kin. continue reading »

Be LIBRE (Video)

Many of us decided to immigrate to the United States in search of a dream—the dream of rising and attaining a better life. This courageous and difficult decision was rewarded (and our nation was made stronger), but in the past few years, things have trended away from pro-liberty policies. continue reading »