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Undocumented Immigrant Convicted of Assault of a Federal Agent

Jose Alberto Izquierdo-Gonzalez, 26, an undocumented Mexican alien living in Laredo, has pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle to assault a Border Patrol agent and to smuggling aliens, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. continue reading »

Vigilante Group Shows Force Before Pulling Out of Mexican Town

The vigilante group that occupied Tierra Colorada made a show of force before pulling out of the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Chevron Embargo Could Hinder Investments in Argentina, Says YPF

The CEO of Argentine state-controlled oil company YPF says a court ruling embargoing the assets of Chevron Corp.'s local subsidiary could hinder investment flows into the South American country. continue reading »

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, mentor and advocate to countless minority students and the first high-ranking Latina administrator at a top university, has died at age 67 from lung cancer. continue reading »

NHU Names Dr. Gladys Ato as New Provost

The National Hispanic University (NHU) announced today that Gladys Ato, Psy.D., has been named the university's new provost. In this role, Dr. Ato will help advance NHU's teaching and learning environment as well as develop new initiatives that support the university's mission and vision that every student will graduate. continue reading »

Few Expats Would Move Back to Cuba, Says Cuban Researcher

Only a "very small proportion" of the roughly 2 million Cubans living abroad - 75 percent of them in the United States - are thinking about ever returning to the island to stay, although they would cooperate in the reconstruction of the country amid a process of democratic change, a leading Cuba scholar said Thursday. continue reading »

Buenos Aires Celebrates Pope Francis With Giant Photograph

The municipal government of Buenos Aires on Thursday placed a gigantic photograph of Pope Francis on the facade of one of its buildings in homage to the man who was archbishop of Buenos Aires prior to his March 13 election as pontiff. continue reading »

University Apologizes for Forcing Students to Stomp on Papers with ‘Jesus’ Written on Them

Spokespeople for Florida Atlantic University issued an apology Wednesday for an incident in which students were instructed to stomp on papers which had ‘Jesus’ written on them. continue reading »

Organizations in Mexico Call For Debate Over National Gendarmerie

A group of nine non-governmental organizations that focus on public safety, economic and development issues are calling on the Mexican government to hold "a broad public debate, with the consultation of specialists," on the new National Gendarmerie. continue reading »

178 Foreigners Are Granted Mexican Citizenship by President Peña Nieto

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto attended the naturalization ceremony for 178 foreign citizens, including people from Chile, Uruguay, the Czech Republic and Morocco. continue reading »

Boxer Robert Guerrero Arrested at Airport for Illegal Gun Possession

Mexican-American boxing champ and Floyd Mayweather Jr’s. next challenger, Robert Guerrero was arrested this morning at JFK Airport for illegal possession of a gun. continue reading »

Chicago Bulls End Miami Heat’s 27 Game Winning Streak

The Miami Heat fell a bit short of the record for most consecutive NBA regular-season wins, falling 101-97 against the short-handed Chicago Bulls in a playoff-like atmosphere at the United Center. continue reading »

University of Texas Looking to Replicate Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak

Most readers of the Harry Potter franchise experience such wonder, awe and adventure in the magical realm that is Hogwarts and its affiliates, however, researchers at the University of Texas have decided to take that experience to the next level and apply it to real life. continue reading »

Ex-Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teen, Raping Another in Mexico

A former police officer has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy and the rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend last month, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will liberalize 90 percent of their internal trade with the signing of an agreement on May 23 in Cali, Colombia, where the next Pacific Alliance summit will be held, the Chilean government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

48 Illegal Haitian Migrants Detained by Puerto Rico

A total of 48 Haitian migrants were detained Wednesday by Puerto Rican police when they landed illegally at Isabela, a district on the west coast of the Caribbean island. continue reading »

Florida Evacuates Families After Detecting Possible Sinkhole

Officials in Florida evacuated several homes located four kilometers (about 2.5 miles) from the spot where a sinkhole swallowed and killed a man on the state's west coast a month ago and another sinkhole was detected nearby in early March. continue reading »

Education Department Launches 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition

The U.S. Department of Education announced the start of the $150 million 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition today with the release of the program's invitation for pre-applications for the i3 "Development" grant category and the notice of final priorities for the i3 program overall. continue reading »

Mexican Government May Offer Armored Cars to Threatened Journalists

The government of the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan may provide some journalists with armored vehicles, bulletproof vests and protection for their families under a bill still in the preparation stage. continue reading »

Inflation Rate Falls to 2.4 Percent in Spain

Spain's year-on-year inflation rate fell by four-tenths of a percent to 2.4 percent in March, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Wednesday in its preliminary consumer price index for the month. continue reading »