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Blog Entries by Nickie Lewis

New Border Crossing Planned at National Park in Texas

Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol commissioner, Alan Bersin will travel to Big Bend National Park in Texas to announce the building of a new border crossing in Boquillas Canyon. continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: New Law Helps Business Obtain over $10.3 Billion in Loan Guarantees

SBA Administrator Karen Mills announced that as of Dec. 31 the agency had approved more than $10.3 billion in loan guarantees which supported more than $12 billion in lending to small businesses since President Obama continue reading »

Cuban Government Cuts Soap, Toothpaste from Rations List. Prices Spike.

Cuba’s recently announced the cutting of subsidies to personal hygiene items like soap, toothpaste, liquid detergent. The cut will cause the cost of certain products to increase 12-fold. continue reading »

Colombian Drug Lord “el Cuchillo” is Confirmed Dead

Wednesday, it was confirmed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, that Pedro Oliverio Guerrero, a known drug lord, was killed at his camp during a military operation on Christmas day. continue reading »

Father of U.S. Marine on the Verge of Being Deported

In Kentucky, Juan Andres, the father of a U.S. Marine about to be deployed to Afghanistan, could soon be deported after being arrested earlier this month, but immigration officials are giving him the chance to ask for permanent residency. continue reading »

Falcons’ Tight End, Tony Gonzalez Makes 2011 Pro Bowl

The roster for the 2011 Pro Bowl has been released, and the Atlanta Falcons’ Tony Gonzalez has been named to the NFC team. In what will be Gonzalez’s 8th Pro Bowl appearance continue reading »

7 Brazilian Birds Now on U.S. Endangered List

The populations of seven South American birds found almost exclusively in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biome have dropped to such low numbers that they are now being listed as endangered under the U.S.'s Endangered Species Act. continue reading »

UPDATE: Mexico Town’s Lone Officer, Erika Gándara, 28, is Now Missing

After becoming the only police officer in the village of Guadalupe in northern Mexico this summer, 28-year-old Erika Gándara has gone missing. Late last week, Gándara was taken from her home, and a dozen gunmen burned her house down continue reading »

Daley Surpasses Father, Becoming Longest-Serving Chicago Mayor

With 7,918 days in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley has become Chicago’s longest-serving mayor beating his father by two days today. The family reign will end next year, with the Daleys having served as mayor for 42 years total. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Bombs Explode in Chilean, Swiss Embassies in Rome

In the second explosion of the day, the Chilean Embassy in Rome has been rocked by a bomb. The Swiss Embassy in the capital city was also hit. A local news sources has said the Chilean embassy staffer's injuries were “not serious” after the blast near Villa Borghese in central Rome. continue reading »

LULAC, NAACP File Discrimination Complaint Against Texas Curriculum

In federal court, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is alleging that social studies classes in Texas discriminate against African-Americans and other minorities. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Chicago, 2 Firefighters Dead, 16 Injured in Fire

While responding to a fire at a vacant building on Chicago's South side, four firefighters were initially trapped when the commercial building's brick walls collapsed. Of the rescued fireman, two have died, and two of the firemans conditions have not been released, 16 were injured in the blaze. continue reading »

Jessica Alba and Twitter Mom Working Together on New Sitcom About What Else: Crazed Mom’s

Jessica Alba, and writer Jhoni Marchinko, has begun work on a show tentatively titled The Mother of All Something. The idea for the show comes from Twitter mom Kelly Oxford (@kellyoxford), continue reading »

Televisa, Univision Deal Started in October Now Complete

Monday, Grupo Televisa, announced it has finally completed its $1.2 billion investment deal started in October with Univision Communications Inc. Univision is the largest Spanish-language television network in the U.S., continue reading »

Winning the Diversity Lottery: Not Always the American Dream

When many think of someone getting the opportunity to come to the U.S. legally, they think of all the great advantages that await them in such a prosperous country, but for the winners of The Diversity Lottery, “winning” doesn’t always feel that way. continue reading »