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February 2013 Archives

Galapagos Islands’ Residents Encouraged to Discover Wildlife

Galapagos Islands’ Residents Encouraged to Discover Wildlife

The recent discovery of a rare fish species by residents of the Galapagos Islands marks the latest in a series of finds by inhabitants of the famed Ecuadorian archipelago, who are to be further encouraged in their efforts by a government-sponsored "Citizen Science" program. continue reading »

Selena Gomez: New Album “Coming Soon”

Selena Gomez: New Album “Coming Soon”

On Tuesday afternoon the singer-actress riled up her fans with just one tweet: Whose (sic) ready for an album?All the songs have been decided coming to you soon. No word yet on when the album or new songs will be released, continue reading »

February 27th is National Kahlúa Day!

February 27th is National Kahlúa Day!

February 27th marks National Kahlúa Day so crack open a bottle (if you're 21+) and learn a bit about the Mexican-made liqueur. From the official Kahlúa website: For more than 70 years, the alluring taste of Kahlúa has created more tha continue reading »

DREAM Act Students Disappointed Immigration Reform Discussions Focusing Only on Border Security

DREAM Act Students Disappointed Immigration Reform Discussions Focusing Only on Border Security

The Dream Action Coalition which serves as a voice for undocumented youth and the lobbying arm of the dream movement issued the follow statement on the progress of comprehensive immigration reform discussions: continue reading »

Why is This 9-Year-Old Rapping About Coke, Making Girls HIs Groupies? (VIDEO)

Why is This 9-Year-Old Rapping About Coke, Making Girls HIs Groupies? (VIDEO)

The father of a 9-year-old rapper named Lil Poopy is now under investigation after music videos in which the pint-size rapper spouts foul language and woman dance provocatively around him were seen on YouTube. continue reading »

Young Designer Hopes to Bring Latino Style to Next Season of “Fashion Star”

Young Designer Hopes to Bring Latino Style to Next Season of “Fashion Star”

Johana Hernandez aims to showcase authentic Latino style as one of the 13 contestants in the second season of NBC fashion design competition series "Fashion Star," which premieres March 8. continue reading »

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Narco Convicted for Importing Several Tons of Cocaine

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Narco Convicted for Importing Several Tons of Cocaine

Aurelio Cano Flores, a Mexican national and high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, was found guilty yesterday to importing multi-tons of cocaine and marijuana into the U.S. continue reading »

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

A female Mexican national was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle nearly a pound of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port. Customs and Border Protection officers selected Selena Andrea Perez-Cruz continue reading »

Coast Guard Cancels Search for Family Lost at Sea Amid Hoax Suspicions

Coast Guard Cancels Search for Family Lost at Sea Amid Hoax Suspicions

The search for a family reportedly lost at sea was called off Tuesday by the Coast Guard for reasons that the calls could have been a hoax. continue reading »

Dysfunction of Immigration System on Full Display this Week, as ICE Releases Detainees

Dysfunction of Immigration System on Full Display this Week, as ICE Releases Detainees

Further evidence of the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system was on display this week, when ICE–in anticipation of the upcoming sequester–released several hundred immigrants from their detention facilities. It’s unclear where this policy came from, but immigrants–who have been the focus of decades of political battles–are now being used as a weapon in the debate over the federal budget. This has to end. And the way to end it is passing immigration reform. continue reading »

CBP Disrupts 2 Attempts to Move Cocaine

CBP Disrupts 2 Attempts to Move Cocaine

Trackers spot boats in Pacific, Caribbean waters - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its interagency partners disrupted two separate maritime smuggling attempts, continue reading »

Vigils Mark First Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Vigils Mark First Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death

A vigil for Trayvon Martin was held Tuesday evening to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his murder. Martin was only 17 years old when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman near his home in Sanford, Fla. The incident sparked outrage across the country due to the fact that Martin was not armed. continue reading »

Palm Beach Schools Agree to Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Students & Those with Poor English

Palm Beach Schools Agree to Not Discriminate Against Undocumented Students & Those with Poor English

Palm Beach County's school district has agreed to change its practices to be more inclusive of undocumented immigrant children and children that have poor English speaking skills. continue reading »

Mexican Government Identifies New Narco Cartels Working in Country

Mexican Government Identifies New Narco Cartels Working in Country

Mexico’s National Security Cabinet revealed the emergence of new drug trafficking organizations that have formed after splintering from pre-existing cartels, groups that have taken root in the central and north of Mexico. continue reading »

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when agents observed three individuals climb over continue reading »