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Closure of Rio Huge Dump Leaves 1200+ Scavengers Without Livelihood

The closure of Latin America's largest dump will put some 1,200 people out of work who live by selling the reusable goods they find among the 8,400 tons of trash produced daily by Brazil's second city. The city dump with the bucolic name of Gramacho Garden continue reading »

Have U.S. Border Agents been Using Excessive Force to Curb Illegal Immigration? New Video Emerges

The death of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, which garnered national media attention in 2010, has re-entered the limelight after PBS unearthed new footage of the incident between the Mexican citizen and border patrol agents. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Body Found in Canal ( Warning Gruesome Picture)

The body of a man in a state of decomposition and at least one bullet wound was found this week on a roadside Altamirano-Cutzamala de Pinzon, within a strip of territory in the municipality of San Lucas, Michoacán. continue reading »

Mexican Indians Free 14 Police and 2 Government Officials Held Hostages

Fourteen police and two government officials taken prisoner by a group of Indians in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were released on Friday as talks resumed between authorities and indigenous leaders. The cops and state officials were seized early Thursday while investigating the deaths of eight people in armed clashes in Cheran, a rebel municipality in Michoacan. continue reading »

Panetta Reaches Out to Latin American Partners Post Scandal (VIDEO)

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta heads to South America as part of Washington’s efforts to build partnerships in the region in the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism. But the U.S. defense chief will also deal with the backlash of the scandal involving U.S. security personnel and Colombian prostitutes. continue reading »

52.1% of Latinos Said They Have Been Targets of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is on the rise in the United States amid the country's economic woes and particularly afflicts Hispanics, experts told Efe. Waldemar Serrano-Burgos, a life and business coach in Florida, said that Hispanics are particularly vulnerable to bullying because so many are dependent on a work visa and others are in the country illegally continue reading »

CareerBuilder Moves into South American Market by Acquires CEVIU in Brazil

CareerBuilder is making a much-anticipated move into the South American market with the acquisition of CEVIU.com.br, the leading information technology job board in Brazil. CEVIU features the most IT job listings in the country and its online traffic has had a compound annual growth rate of 158 percent over continue reading »

6th Annual Fiesta Atlanta Looking to Top 50% Waste Recycling and Spread Value of Being Green

Fiesta Atlanta is proud to announce that 50% of the waste volume from last year's Cinco de Mayo celebration was diverted by recycling, according to Lanza Group, LLC producers of Fiesta Atlanta and their waste disposal team at Atlanta-based Southeast Site Services. continue reading »

Report Brings Border Patrol Abuses to Light in Washington State

The borderlands of the southwestern United States are not the only place where immigration enforcement tramples upon the most basic of civil and human rights. Many communities along the northern border are also subject to such abuses, as detailed in a recent report from OneAmerica and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights continue reading »

Mexican Enrique Arnero Goes from Personal Trainer to Exclusive Gym Owner

Enrique Arnero is the owner of an exclusive Southern California gymnasium where entertainers, politicians, athletes and businessmen train with this Mexican whose own life is an inspiration on how to achieve the most ambitious goals. He came to Los Angeles with his parents in 1978 when he was only 4. continue reading »

Mother of Singer Alejandro Sanz, Maria Pizarro, Passes Away in Spain

Maria Pizarro, mother of singer Alejandro Sanz, died in her native Alcala de los Gazules, officials in the southern Spanish town told Efe on Friday. They said Pizarro passed away in the family home at about 11:00 p.m. continue reading »

Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says. Adults who were obese as children are at increased risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Men Tortured with Acid and Killed in Acapulco

The bodies of two men were found with gunshot wounds in the morning on the sidewalk of the street Ricardo Flores Magon, Acapulco. The bodies were reported around three in the morning and the victims presented visible signs of torture and had bandaged faces, they also had acid burns on their bodies. continue reading »

Chicago Police Shutter Gang-Controlled Drug Market in Ogden District

Community Discusses Measures to Restore and Maintain Neighborhood. Today, Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy announced the results of an ongoing narcotics investigation that effectivel continue reading »

Unnamed Single Mother Wins $8 Million Puerto Rico Lottery on her Birthday

A Puerto Rican woman raising two children on her own was the lucky winner of an $8-million prize in the $24-million Electronic Lottery drawing held in San Juan this week. continue reading »

Meet Richard Carmona, the Candidate Obama Wants to be the Next Arizona Senator

Former U.S. Surgeon General, Richard Carmona, is President Obama’s choice to fill the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona to replace retiring Republican Senator Jon Kyl. So who is this 62-year-old? continue reading »

“UndocuMemes”: Can Immigration Issues, the DREAM Act be Funny?

Dubbed "UndocuMemes," memes geared toward those fighting laws pertaining to immigration and the DREAM Act, are quickly gaining popularity. continue reading »

Taco ‘Bout Success: The Taco Bell Takeover (Infographic)

If you’re like most college students, chances are you’ve indulged in at least one late-night fast food run during your college career. Each year, Americans spend over $110 billion on fast food alone, continue reading »

Selena Gomez & The Scene Debut NEW Video for “Hit the Lights” (VIDEO)

Though Selena Gomez & The Scene released a video for their song “Hit the Lights” back in November, the group released a second video for it. When she released the f continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Steals Jewerly From Kids, Sentenced to 1 Year

For stealing jewelry from young girls, Sandra Lizbeth Contreras-Velasquez was sentenced to a year in jail. Contreras-Velasquez, 28, admitted to police see had stolen jewe continue reading »