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Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

Cuban Prisoner Dies After Going on Hunger Strike, Family Said He Received No Medical Attention

A Cuban exile organization and relatives of a prisoner who died after 38 days on hunger strike in a prison on the communist island on Tuesday blamed the Cuban government for his death. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

Deported Mexican Dad Regains Custody of Children After 2-Year Legal Battle

A North Carolina judge decided Tuesday to return custody of three children to Mexican citizen Felipe Bautista Montes after a two-year legal battle that included his deportation and subsequent return to this country, along with lengthy court proceedings. continue reading »

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Brazilian Communist Protest Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sanchez

Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez was received Monday with protests by a group of militant communists at the airport in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. continue reading »

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

Actor Harrison Ford and Family Visit Rio’s Favelas

U.S. actor Harrison Ford visited the Babilonia "favela," or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro to become more familiar with a housing program for families currently living in a nearby environmental preservation area. continue reading »

Latino Heroes: Window Washers and Super Heroes All in One

Latino Heroes: Window Washers and Super Heroes All in One

When you ask Chicagoans Roberto Duran, Pedro Castro and Alejandro Pantoja what they do for a living be prepared for an answer that will put a smile on your face. continue reading »

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Cost of College Said to be Keeping Minorities in Poverty

Going to college has become a losing proposition for a growing number of minority youth in Colorado who find themselves burdened with student debt in an economy that is short on good-paying jobs continue reading »

9-Year-old That Gave Birth in Mexico, Raped by Step-Father

9-Year-old That Gave Birth in Mexico, Raped by Step-Father

The girl who gave birth last month at a hospital here is at least 12 years old - not 9 - and the pregnancy resulted from rape by her step-father, prosecutors in the western Mexican state of Jalisco said. continue reading »

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

A criminal group kidnapped five workers at Mexican daily El Siglo de Torreon and held them for several hours, a spokesman for the northern state of Coahuila's Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Can You Help This Man Find his Birth Family?

Can You Help This Man Find his Birth Family?

"Help Me Find My Birth Family" reads a sign being held by a young man in a photo now circulating on the internet. The unidentified man was reportedly given up for adoption in continue reading »

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Latin America News: Bus Crash in Colombia Leaves 6 Dead

Six people, including a child, died when a small bus crashed on a highway in Norte de Santander, a province on Colombia's border with Venezuela, the highway patrol said. continue reading »