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Blog Entries by Grant Sabatier

Phoenix Groups Calls for “City ID” Regardless of Immigration Status

A coalition of organizations in Phoenix is pushing a measure aimed at creating a municipal ID document that can be obtained by anyone regardless of their immigration status. continue reading »

Federal Appellate Court Reinstates Controversial Texas Voter ID Law

The controversial Texas law requiring that voters present an approved photo identification to cast a ballot was temporarily reinstated by a federal appellate court just days after a U.S. district judge struck down the measure as unconstitutional. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz:  Esquire Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive”

Esquire magazine devoted the cover of its November issue to Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, whom the magazine selected as this year's "sexiest woman alive," an honor given in the past to the likes of Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johanssen and Rihanna, among others. continue reading »

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

The discovery of tell-tale objects during excavations at Palos de la Frontera in southwestern Spain has allowed scholars to determine the exact location from which Christopher Columbus's three ships set off to discover the New World in 1492. continue reading »

Cuban Firm Creates Colognes Honoring Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara

Cuba's state-owned Labiofam, expanding beyond its line of veterinary and pharmaceutical products, will soon launch colognes named in memory of revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chile's Carabineros militarized police force arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with the July 12 and Sept. 8 bombings that wounded 14 people in the Santiago Metro, Bio Bio radio reported. continue reading »

U.S., Spanish Defense Chiefs Discuss IS Threat

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Spanish counterpart Pedro Morenes conferred by telephone on Washington's planned offensive against the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said Friday. continue reading »

Google Acquires Startup that Analyzes Photos to Create Urban Guides

Tech giant Google has purchased the startup Jetpac, creator of software that analyzes the pictures cybernauts post on the Internet and works up urban guides from the information it extracts from them, the Jetpac Web site said. continue reading »

Embraer to Partner with Saab on Fighter Jets for Brazil Air Force

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer will partner with Sweden's Saab in the development and manufacture of 36 Gripen NG fighter jets for Brazil's air force, the two companies said in a press release Friday. continue reading »

Grenade Blast in Medellin Kills One and Wounds 40

A 23-year-old woman was killed and 40 other people were wounded when a man pulled out a hand grenade during a fight in a neighborhood in Medellin, a city in northwestern Colombia, police said Sunday. continue reading »

3 Dead, 1 Missing in Miami Boat Collision

Three people died and one went missing after three boats collided in waters off Miami on Friday night during the Independence Day celebrations, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

NALEO:  Readily Awaits President Obama’s Executive Actions

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement on President Barack Obama‚Äôs statement that comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives is dead and that he will take Executive Action: continue reading »

8 Die in Colombia in World Cup Celebrations

The celebration of Colombia's 2-0 World Cup victory over Uruguay, a win that earned the nation a berth in the quarterfinals of the soccer tourney in Brazil, took the lives of eight people in Bogota, Mayor Gustavo Petro said Sunday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Colombian Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted by U.S.

Colombian police said Friday that they captured a reputed drug trafficker who is wanted in the United States. Seized from the man in custody, Pedro Corredor, and his organization were 198 kilos (438 pounds) of cocaine that were found in a rural area of Cienega municipality in the Caribbean province of Magdalena, police said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Confirm DNA is Leader of Mexico’s Tijuana Cartel

DNA and physical tests performed by Mexico's Criminal Investigation Agency confirmed that a man arrested earlier this week is Fernando Sanchez Arellano, the suspected leader of the Tijuana drug cartel, the Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »