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Subcommittee on Counterterrorism to Hear Tesitmony of Hezbollah Dealings in Latin America

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism to Hear Tesitmony of Hezbollah Dealings in Latin America

Congress’ fear that the radical Islamic group known as Hezbollah has reached into Latin America has brought together a number of public policy groups to discuss defense options with th continue reading »

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

Alabama Must Now Defend Tough New Immigration Law in Federal Court Against Class Action Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a coalition of civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed last month. The draconian law is even more restrictive than the Arizona law it was inspired by—Arizona’s SB 1070. continue reading »

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

As Captain Morgan Leaves, Puerto Rico Hopes to Keep the Rum Business Lucrative With New Distillery

Near San Juan, Puerto Rico, a former pharmaceutical plant is being transformed into a rum distillery in hopes of helping the economy recover from the loss of Captain Morgan rum. continue reading »

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

American Ambassador In El Salvador Under Fire for Gay Rights OpEd

Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte was heavily criticized by a coalition formed by 42 pro-life and pro family groups, and the church in El Salvador where she serves as the U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »

Former High Ranking Member of Tijuana Cartel Pleads Guilty in US Court

Former High Ranking Member of Tijuana Cartel Pleads Guilty in US Court

Rigoberto Yanez-Guerrero, a former ranking member of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), entered a guilty plea in federal court in San Diego today, announced U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. continue reading »

Everglades National Park Reaching Out in Spanish

Everglades National Park Reaching Out in Spanish

Everglades National Park is one of a kind. It is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and boasts rare and endangered species. It has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance, significant to all people of the world. continue reading »

UPDATE: Hacker Group ANONYMOUS Shuts Down Ministry of Education Website

UPDATE: Hacker Group ANONYMOUS Shuts Down Ministry of Education Website

Less than 10 minutes after the Anonymous cyber rendezvous took place at 10am, at least six Chilean government education related sites have been shut down! continue reading »

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Yesterday the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled an updated border strategy that wholelly consists of increased coordination and resource sharing between all enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. continue reading »

Latino Independent Distiller Launches ‘Tributo a Mi Padre,’ Tequila Honoring Father’s Memory

Latino Independent Distiller Launches ‘Tributo a Mi Padre,’ Tequila Honoring Father’s Memory

Fulfilling a life-long dream and keeping a son's promise, Latino entrepreneur and former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hector V. Barreto, officially launches Tributo a Mi Padre (Tribute to My Father), a premium tequila spirit, at the 6th Annual East L.A. Meets Napa Premiere Food and Wine Tasting Event, on Friday, July 8, in Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles. continue reading »

Dominican Baseball Prospect Arrested by Border Officers for Concealed Cocaine

Dominican Baseball Prospect Arrested by Border Officers for Concealed Cocaine

Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) at JFK Airport intercept a 21 year old man attempting to smuggle over six pounds of cocaine in his luggage. The bag he was carrying contained four pairs of sneakers with narcotics concealed within the soles. continue reading »

US Execution of Mexican National Violates International Law – UN Rights Chief

US Execution of Mexican National Violates International Law – UN Rights Chief

The United Nations human rights chief said today she deeply regrets the execution in the United States of Mexican national Humberto Leal García, stating that it is a breach of Washington’s obligations under international law. continue reading »

Colombia Promotes First Geothermal Energy Project

Colombia Promotes First Geothermal Energy Project

Colombia will promote investment in non-conventional renewable energy sources and lay the groundwork for its first geothermal project with a $2.7 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) administered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Metal Singer Dies in Motorcycle Accident Just Short of 1st Anniversary of Wife’s Fatal Accident

Metal Singer Dies in Motorcycle Accident Just Short of 1st Anniversary of Wife’s Fatal Accident

The singer for metal band One of Sixx was killed in a motorcycle accident in Texas over the 4th of July weekend. His death comes just weeks before the one-year anniversary of the death of his wife, also killed in a motorcycle accident. continue reading »

First People’s City Council Meeting in Chicago Being Held Thrusday Night

This evening, 20 of Chicago's 50 aldermen are set to take part in the city's first "People's City Council Meeting." The event is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. at the UIC Forum, located at 725 W. Roosevelt Road. Doors open for the event at 5:30 p.m. continue reading »

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota will announce the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at a high-level meeting of governments and civil society at the Department of State on July 12, 2011. The Open Government Partnership is a new, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete continue reading »