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Who Gets Kidnapped in Colombia and Why?

Who Gets Kidnapped in Colombia and Why?

At least 39,058 people were kidnapped over a period of 40 years in Colombia, or an average of nearly 1,000 cases per year, according to a report released Thursday in Bogota. continue reading »

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago’s Bloody Father’s Day Weekend: 7 Dead, 41 Shot – Youngest Victim Latino Teen

Chicago had a bloody Father’s Day weekend with 7 dead and 41 shot including a Latino teen, who was the weekends youngest victim. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Free 275, Including Children Forced to Live & Work Inside Tomoato Packing Plant

Mexican Authorities Free 275, Including Children Forced to Live & Work Inside Tomoato Packing Plant

Police freed 275 people who were being forced to work at a tomato farm in San Gabriel, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, prosecutors said. continue reading »

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

he U.S. Department of Labor today announced $9.1 million in grants to seven organizations through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to improve economic opportunities and combat chronic unemployment and underemployment for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. continue reading »

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

An undocumented Colorado activist will be deported to Mexico after attending her mother's funeral there and then attempting to return to the United States, according to the community organization Rights for All People. continue reading »

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

The Santa Monica shooter, tentatively identified as John Zawahari, claimed a fifth victim and second member of the Navarro Franco family. Marcela Franco, 26, was traveling in an SUV with her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, when Zawahari shot at their car. continue reading »

Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

Severely Ill Woman Denied Abortion in El Salvador – Sparks Protests

El Salvador women have taken to the streets to protest the recent ruling by the country’s Supreme Court that refused to allow a severely ill woman to have an immediate abortion. continue reading »

Mormon Mom of 7 in Mexican Prison Thanks to 12 Pounds of Pot

Mormon Mom of 7 in Mexican Prison Thanks to 12 Pounds of Pot

American citizen, Mormon mother of 7 and Mexican tourist - Yanira Maldonado – is living out many of our worse nightmares: jailed in a Mexican prison on drug charges. continue reading »

MISSING: Guadalupe Garcia, 14, Last Seen May 24, 2013

MISSING: Guadalupe Garcia, 14, Last Seen May 24, 2013

A California teen named Guadalupe Garcia has been missing since Friday, May 24 and police are asking the public to help find her. Guadalupe, 14, was last seen on Friday when she was dropped off at continue reading »

3 Latina Teens Identified in Deadly O.C. Crash that Left 5 Dead

3 Latina Teens Identified in Deadly O.C. Crash that Left 5 Dead

Orange County officials have released the name of the five teenagers that died in a fiery Memorial Day crash on the way to a beach outing; amongst them are three Latina teens. continue reading »