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John Paul II Beatification Celebrated Throughout Latin America and the World

John Paul II Beatification Celebrated Throughout Latin America and the World

Amidst the splendor of the Vatican and the solemness of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope John Paul II, or El Papa Juan Pablo as he is known throughout Latin America, was beatified by Pope Benedict and witnessed by an audience of millions this morning. continue reading »

Major Drug Cartel Leader Extradited from Mexico to U.S. to Face Mulitude of Charges

Major Drug Cartel Leader Extradited from Mexico to U.S. to Face Mulitude of Charges

Alberto Benjamin Arellano-Felix, an alleged leader of the Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), was extradited today by the government of Mexico to the United States to face racketeering, money laundering and narcotics trafficking charges in the Southern of California. continue reading »

El Salvador Supreme Court Disbands 2 Political Parties

El Salvador Supreme Court Disbands 2 Political Parties

El Salvador's Supreme Court is disbanding two formerly powerful political parties, both of which are at least 50 years old because neither won the minimum level of votes in the 2004 presidential election continue reading »

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors Detained in Texas

Spotlighting the Plight of Immigrant Minors Detained in Texas

Even as strict immigration bills await committee hearings in the Texas Legislature, a steady stream of unaccompanied immigrant minors continues to attempt to cross the border into the United States. continue reading »

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

Brazil Population at 190.7 Million, Almost 10% Remain Illiterate

The Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE released the 2010 Census on Friday. The total Brazilian population is 190,755,779 up 1.17% from 2000. continue reading »

Fox Business, The Birther Channel, Still Promoting Falsehoods About Obama’s Birth Certificate

Fox Business, The Birther Channel, Still Promoting Falsehoods About Obama’s Birth Certificate

Even after the release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate, Fox Business guest Alan Keyes still falsely claimed the certificate Obama originally released was inadequate proof of citizenship and that there is a "serious" legal question surrounding whether Obama is a "natural born citizen." continue reading »

Senior Policy Analyst Michele Waslin Discusses Immigration on Univision (VIDEO)

Senior Policy Analyst Michele Waslin Discusses Immigration on Univision (VIDEO)

Watch IPC's Michele Waslin discussing discussses the Immigration Policy Center's Second Annual Review of Department of Homeland Security. continue reading »

California Dream Act Hearing Thursday May 5th

California Dream Act Hearing Thursday May 5th

While the youth-driven movement to pass the Dream Act failed in its objective last year, the political fight raised awareness about the estimated half-million Californians continue reading »

2012 and the Maya Calendar

2012 and the Maya Calendar

Over the past few years, a cultural phenomenon of curiosity has grown around the date of December 21, 2012, just like it did over the year 2000 (Y2K). continue reading »

Wisconsin Women Finds Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider in Her Banana’s (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Women Finds Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider in Her Banana’s (VIDEO)

Hayward WI Resident Sheila Terry went shopping this week at Wal-Mart where she bought a bunch of bananas. Terry’s husband grabbed one of the bananas when the huge spider crawled out from the stem. continue reading »

Drug Cartels Set Up Self-Rule in Mexican Prisons, and Continue Business as Usual

Drug Cartels Set Up Self-Rule in Mexican Prisons, and Continue Business as Usual

Prison Observers in Mexico say that drug cartels populations are increasing as the cartels seize more control internally and set up “self–rule.” continue reading »

Explore Cinco de Mayo’s Culinary Legacy

Explore Cinco de Mayo’s Culinary Legacy

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army surprisingly defeated French forces. The city of Puebla, about two hours south of continue reading »

Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs Today( Saturday) Collection Site List

Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs Today( Saturday) Collection Site List

If you have old prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet, you can get rid of them safely on Saturday. continue reading »

US Hispanic Chamber of Comm. Open Letter to Florida Gov. Regarding Immigration

US Hispanic Chamber of Comm. Open Letter to Florida Gov. Regarding Immigration

Thank you for your service to the state of Florida as President of the Florida State Senate. On behalf of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), which continue reading »

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »