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Mexico Launches Ambitious Program to Fight Hunger

Mexico Launches Ambitious Program to Fight Hunger

The Mexican government launched Monday a national program to combat hunger, initially focused on serving the 7.4 million people living in extreme poverty and without enough food. continue reading »

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

Colombian Children Continue to Die and Be Severely Injured by Landmines

In 2012, 13 children died in Colombia and 52 others were injured as a result of landmines. continue reading »

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers. Many young Americans say they plan to own a gun later in their lives, a new study reveals. This finding suggests a possible reversal of a trend that pointed to continue reading »

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

A third baby has died from among the sextuplets born Jan. 10 in this western Mexican city, and the state of the remaining three is delicate, the Michoacan state Health Department said. continue reading »

Latino Organizations Ask White House to Make Climate Change and Carbon Limits a Priority

Latino Organizations Ask White House to Make Climate Change and Carbon Limits a Priority

Over 20 Latino leaders and organizations submitted a letter to the White House asking President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for strong standards to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. continue reading »

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

A dog sanctuary in Mexico is the first of its kind as it provides troubled canines with a safe and loving home. Milagros Caninos (Miracle Dogs) is a sanctuary in Mexico City that ta continue reading »

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

School Re-Named to Honor Victoria Soto - Hero Teacher Killed at Sandy Hook

A school near the now tragically famous Sandy Hook Elementary School is being renamed to honor one of the teachers killed in the massacre last month. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford, Connecticut will be continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

The government has created the Commission for Dialogue with Mexico's Indian Peoples in an effort to repay the "historical debt" owed to the nation's native communities, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Mexican activists Javier Sicilia and Sergio Aguayo on Monday delivered to the U.S. Embassy in this capital a letter signed by more than 50,000 people in which they ask Washington for concrete measures to halt the "illegal and immoral" flow of weapons to Mexico. continue reading »

Relatives of Mexico’s ‘Disappeared’ Call for Special Prosecutor

Relatives of Mexico’s ‘Disappeared’ Call for Special Prosecutor

Relatives of people listed as disappeared in Mexico met with Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong over the weekend and called for the creation of a special prosecutor's office to handle the cases, officials said. continue reading »