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Check Out ‘El Americano: The Movie’ First Animated 3D Film Made by Latinos

Olmos Productions and Animex are partnering on the 3D animated film “EL AMERICANO: THE MOVIE”, the first animated co-production between the US and Mexico. continue reading »

Corrupt Puerto Rican Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Years for Being a Coke Distributor

David González-Pérez, a former Puerto Rico Police officer from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced yesterday to 24 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Aida Delgado-Colón for conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. González-Pérez was found guilty of 28 counts of conspiracy and attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-week trial in August 2011. continue reading »

The Ad Says, “No One Wants to be Called a Pig,” And Then Does Precisely That to All Mexicans

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights demands an explanation and apology from Pro Carpet and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the ad that appeared recently in AJC Reach. The ad says, “no one wants to be called a pig,” and then does precisely that to all Mexicans continue reading »

J.T. Ready: The Link Between White Supremacy and Anti-Immigration Groups in Arizona

Jason Todd Ready was a neo-Nazi who didn’t try to hide the fact that he was ready and willing to use deadly force on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the incursion of undocumented immigrants. That his life came to a violent end was no surprise to those who, over the years, had tried to raise awareness about the danger to society posed by Ready and his associates. continue reading »

Hola Mexico Film Festival Announces Star Line-Up

The Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF) announced the list of actors and filmmakers attending their film screenings at the festival and the eleven non-profit agencies selected as partners for the 2012 edition of the festival. continue reading »

Community Leader Freddy Balsera Defends Obama’s Cuba Policy Against Romney Attacks

In response to Romney Policy Director Lanhee Chen’s statement on the President’s policy on Cuba, Community Leader Freddy Balsera issued the following statement: “This is yet another example of Mitt Romney’s campaign trying to score political points to distract from the fact that he has no policy ideas of his own to successfully confront the challenges of the future. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips Go Head-to-Head for ‘American Idol’ Title

The audiences have spoken and the final two on American Idol have been revealed to be Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez. Joshua Ledet was eliminated on Thursday night, and he wanted to keep it together and not shed any tears – but when he started to get comfort from everyone else he “lost it a little.” continue reading »

La Familia Narco Traffickers Plead Guilty to Operating in U.S.

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill; Steven E. Ibison, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa Field Office; and Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube announce today that two brothers, Victor Peralta-Saucedo (25) and Guillermo Peralta-Saucedo (32) pled guilty to drug and money laundering charges. Both brothers are Mexican nationals residing in the United States illegally. Prior to their arrest, they lived in Bradenton. continue reading »

Rubio Watch: Sen. Rubio Sympathizes with, then Attacks, Blameless Children

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has talked ... and talked ... and talked about introducing a bill that would provide legal status to, as he says, blameless undocumented individuals who were brought to the United States as children. We have welcomed the Florida senator’s entry into this important discussion and have been anxious to see his bill and the strong Republican support that he has promised. continue reading »

FARC Rebels Recruited Teens Against Their Will in Colombia

Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join the ranks of the insurgency, a prominent human rights activist told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Four Killed In Helicopter Crash During Air Force Exercises in Venezuela

Four air force personnel were killed and another injured Friday when their helicopter crashed during exercises in the western state of Yaracuy, Venezuela's defense minister said. continue reading »

Mayan Celebrations Begin in Mexico With Traditional Events

A pre-Columbian market, dances and offerings to the goddess Ixchel were the first events of the Sacred Maya Crossing, a tradition restored several years ago that is the first big event of the Maya year celebrations in Mexico. continue reading »

2 Suspects Apprehended In Connection With Murder of Honduran Journalist

Two people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with the abduction and murder of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, the head of the Honduran National Police said. continue reading »

Poverty and Destitution Plagues More Than a Third of Colombians

More than a third of the close to 46 million Colombians are living in poverty or destitution, conditions particularly oppressive in small towns and rural areas, according to a study released in Bogota by the government statistics service. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Spain Hoping to Increase Economic Relations with Brazil

Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil. continue reading »

U.S. Pleads For Fair Trial Of Brooklyn Contractor Imprisoned in Bolivia

The U.S. government expressed concern Thursday about a 53-year-old American who is on hunger strike in a Bolivian prison and demanded that La Paz ensure he receives a fair and "transparent" trial. continue reading »

Environmental Group Commends Mexican Farmworker For His Stance on Food Justice

Lucas Benitez, a Mexican immigrant who helped organize fellow farmworkers in Florida, shared with colleague Greg Asbed the Natural Resources Defense Council's Growing Green Award in the category of Food Justice. continue reading »

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Market Value Hits $126.72 Billion, Overtakes Brazil’s Petrobras

Colombian oil company Ecopetrol overtook Brazilian energy firm Petrobras earlier this week to become Latin America's largest public company by market value, according to a study by Sao Paulo-based consultancy Economatica. continue reading »

New U.S. Census Report Shows More Than Half of Infants Are Minorities

For the first time in U.S. history, the majority of the population under the age of 1 are minorities, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. continue reading »