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Mexican Beauty Queen Loses Crown, Claims Gaining 6lbs Angered Pageant Officials

Mexican Beauty Queen Loses Crown, Claims Gaining 6lbs Angered Pageant Officials

Cynthia de la Vega was crowned runner up in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico competition. Holding that title, she was to go on to compete in the Miss World (the first place finisher competes for the Miss Universe title), but after gaining a bit of weight, De la Vega says she was stripped of her title. continue reading »

JUST IN:  ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled Last Episode Tomorrow

JUST IN:  ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled Last Episode Tomorrow

George Lopez’s late night talk show, “Lopez Tonight” on TBS has been canceled effectively immediate and the last episode will air tomorrow. The cable network decided not to proceed with a third season of the Mexican-American comedienne’s show. continue reading »

JUST IN: Jennifer Lopez Confirmed to Return to American Idol for Second Season

JUST IN: Jennifer Lopez Confirmed to Return to American Idol for Second Season

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will definitely be returning the Fox show for a second season. continue reading »

Artist Unveils Sculpture of Nude Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Artist Unveils Sculpture of Nude Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Sculptor Daniel Edwards has stirred up controversy once more with Tuesday’s unveiling of his sculpture depicting Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber naked. continue reading »

(R) Sen. Orrin Hatch Ditches DREAMer’s at Campaign Office & Calls Police on Them

(R) Sen. Orrin Hatch Ditches DREAMer’s at Campaign Office & Calls Police on Them

The Republican senior Senator from Utah was hosting an ‘open’ house at one of his campaign headquarters that apparently wasn’t that open and friendly to DREAM Act students that showed up. continue reading »

UPDATE: Suspect Named in Connection With Facundo Cabral’s Murder

UPDATE: Suspect Named in Connection With Facundo Cabral’s Murder

Costa Rican Alejandro Jiménez Gonzalez has been named as the main suspect in connection with the murder of the singer Facundo Cabral, last month in Guatemala. continue reading »

UPDATE: Anti-Technology Group in Mexico IDed in Campus Bombing that Injured 2 Professors

UPDATE: Anti-Technology Group in Mexico IDed in Campus Bombing that Injured 2 Professors

"Individuals Tending to the Savage," a Mexican anti-technology group admitted responsibility for Monday's explosion in Monterrey's Institute of Technology State of Mexico campus. continue reading »

Brazilian Elevator Drops 262 Feet Killing 9 Onboard

Brazilian Elevator Drops 262 Feet Killing 9 Onboard

An elevator accident in Salvador, Bahia Brazil has left nine people dead early Tuesday morning. The accident happened at the construction site of a 32-story building in the Iguatemi area of the city. Nine construction employees were riding the elevator up to the 20th floor of the building when it didn’t stop and hit a cable on the top floor. continue reading »

U.S. to Establish Arbitration Panel to Determine if Guatemala Violated Its Trade Agreement

U.S. to Establish Arbitration Panel to Determine if Guatemala Violated Its Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is affirming that the U.S. is requesting a panel to settle the issue that Guatemala has failed to protect workers' rights as it is required to do under a free-trade agreement. continue reading »

Get on the Bus with Little Village Envirnomental Justice Organization

It can be a long wait to catch a CTA bus. But bus riders on 31st Street have been waiting 13 years for their bus to arrive. This has made it harder for residents to find safe, affordable ways to get to jobs, continue reading »

National Labor Relations Board Lacks Authority to Award Backpay to Undocumented Immigrant Workers

National Labor Relations Board Lacks Authority to Award Backpay to Undocumented Immigrant Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision compels the conclusion that the Board lacks remedial authority to award backpay to undocumented immigrant workers whose rights have been violated under the National Labor Relations Act, even in cases where their illegal status was known to the employer at the time of hiring. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 202th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 202th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 202-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Rediscover the True Meaning of Hip-Hop

Join us for the 6th Annual We R Hip-Hop Festival. WHAT: The Pros Arts Studio 6th Annual We R Hip-Hop Festival showcases local musicians, artists, break-dancers, and poets in the Pilsen continue reading »

Colombian Indigenous Groups Selling Crafts Thanks to Unique UN Program

Colombian Indigenous Groups Selling Crafts Thanks to Unique UN Program

Sixty indigenous families in Colombia are selling handicrafts in the capital, Bogotá, to cater to an influx of fans attending the ongoing youth soccer World Cup tournament as part of a United Nations-backed initiative to alleviate poverty. continue reading »

Google’s “Voice Search” Sends “Hunter” Around the World

Google’s “Voice Search” Sends “Hunter” Around the World

In 2008, Google launched Voice Search for mobile phones, and this past June made it available for computers. What the program allows is for the user to “search by voice” on a digital device continue reading »