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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 »

Georgia Sex Ring with Ties to Mexico Busted - Involved Undocumented Immigrant Females

Georgia Sex Ring with Ties to Mexico Busted - Involved Undocumented Immigrant Females

Four Mexican nationals have been charged in Atlanta, Georgia with operating a sex ring that involved the sexual trafficking of undocumented female immigrants from Tlaxcala, Mexico. continue reading »

‘Part Of The Community’: Latinos Rebuild After Okla. Tornado

‘Part Of The Community’: Latinos Rebuild After Okla. Tornado

Pastor Chano Najera calls out T-shirt sizes in Spanglish to volunteers waiting for their uniforms. It's easy to spot Najera in this crowd — just look for the cowboy hat. He preaches in Spanish at Templo De Alabanza in Oklahoma City. On this morning, though, he's wrangling a group of young Latino volunteers as they wheel cases of water bottles onto trucks headed for Moore, continue reading »

Oklahoma Says Good-Bye to 9-Yr-Old Antonia Candelaria: 1st Tornado Victim to be Buried

Oklahoma Says Good-Bye to 9-Yr-Old Antonia Candelaria: 1st Tornado Victim to be Buried

Nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria is the first Oklahoma tornado victim to be buried. The Plaza Towers third-grader lost her life on Monday with a EF-5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma right outside Oklahoma City. The death toll stands at 24, 10 of which are children. continue reading »

Labor Dept Provides $9 Million in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

Labor Dept Provides $9 Million in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Colombia

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it is providing $9 million in grant funding to help reduce child labor in Colombian mines. continue reading »

NTSB:  Lower Legal Blood-Alcohol Level .08 to .05, Latino Drivers Stand to Benefit Greatly

NTSB:  Lower Legal Blood-Alcohol Level .08 to .05, Latino Drivers Stand to Benefit Greatly

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in its advisory role has recommended the legal blood-alcohol level for all drivers be lowered to .05 from .08. continue reading »

760,000 Tons of Food Arrives in Venezuela from Latin American Allies to Eleviate Food Shortages

760,000 Tons of Food Arrives in Venezuela from Latin American Allies to Eleviate Food Shortages

The Venezuelan government said Monday that this week a shipment of 760,000 tons of food will arrive in the country, all of it being the product of agreements reached during President Nicolas Maduro's recent tour through countries of the Mercosur trade bloc. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Sexually Assaulting Undocumented Immigrant

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Sexually Assaulting Undocumented Immigrant

Texas Border Patrol Agent Philip Westerman has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted an undocumented immigrant while she was hospitalized. continue reading »

Mexican Grandfather and Youth Coach Wins Deportation Reprieve

Mexican Grandfather and Youth Coach Wins Deportation Reprieve

U.S. immigration authorities lifted a deportation order against Eduardo Mireles, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who coaches youth soccer teams in North Carolina. continue reading »

Earth Day 2013: Honoring Nohra Padilla’s Earth Saving Work in Colombia

Earth Day 2013: Honoring Nohra Padilla’s Earth Saving Work in Colombia

As the U.S. joins others countries around the world celebrating Earth Day 2013 today, Colombia is celebrating one of their country’s great informal environmentalists, Nohra Padilla. continue reading »

A “Keeping Families Together” Story- But I Never Lost Hope.. ( VIDEO)

A “Keeping Families Together” Story- But I Never Lost Hope.. ( VIDEO)

I am from Ecuador and I came to this country 15 years ago. When I was a kid I was a victim of domestic violence at home and then when I was 16 I had encountered another domestic violence experience. I came to this country was to escape that life. continue reading »

Boston Marathon Bombings Being Investigated - No Suspects Yet

Boston Marathon Bombings Being Investigated - No Suspects Yet

Boston authorities investigating the double-bombing at the Boston Marathon continue to look for suspects. Three people are confirmed dead and over hundred have been injured some with life threatening injuries. continue reading »