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Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s Largest Bank, Looking to Expand in U.S.

Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s Largest Bank, Looking to Expand in U.S.

Latin America’s largest bank in terms of assets, Banco do Brasil is confirming it is in talks to acquire U.S.-based bank Eurobank. continue reading »

Little Village Wants It. Lakeview Doesn’t. So Why is a Walmart Being Set-up For Lakeview?

Chicago's Little Village neighborhood wants a Wal-Mart built in their area, East Lakeview does not want one in theirs. So who gets one? East Lakeview, of course. continue reading »

National Latino Republican Group Urges Arizona Governor to Drop SB 1070 Litigation

National Latino Republican Group Urges Arizona Governor to Drop SB 1070 Litigation continue reading »

San Diego Maritime Foils Several Smuggling Attempts Over 5-Day Period

San Diego Maritime Foils Several Smuggling Attempts Over 5-Day Period

he San Diego Maritime Unified Command (MUC) is comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air & Marine, CBP Office of Field Operations, CBP U.S. Border Patrol, ICE, as well as state and local law enforcement partners operating in the San Diego and Orange County maritime domain. The following is a summary of MUC activities over the past several days. continue reading »

Arizona Environmental Agency Looking to Reduce Air Pollution, Starting With Mexico’s Trucks

Arizona Environmental Agency Looking to Reduce Air Pollution, Starting With Mexico’s Trucks

Each day, hundreds of Mexican trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border, often idling for hours as they wait in the long lines that can build up at the crossing. In the meantime, exhaust fumes, and other vehicle emissions are filling the air, and adding to the harmful pollution. continue reading »

Daniel Catan, First Mexican Composer To Produce Opera in U.S., Dies

Daniel Catan, First Mexican Composer To Produce Opera in U.S., Dies

Mexican born composer, Daniel Catan died over the weekend according to the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music, where he was the composer-in-residence. continue reading »

Colombian Couple Arrested in Las Vegas After Performing Fatal Botched Plastic Surgery

Colombian Couple Arrested in Las Vegas After Performing Fatal Botched Plastic Surgery

A Colombian man and his wife have been arrested and face murder charges, after a woman died as a result of an illegal surgery performed at the couple’s Las Vegas pseudo-clinic. continue reading »

In 2010 Latin America Saw Largest Increase in Military Spending

In 2010 Latin America Saw Largest Increase in Military Spending

Globally last year the region of Latin America saw its military spending increase the most, specifically the country’s of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration System Making Changes, But Are They Enough?

U.S. Immigration System Making Changes, But Are They Enough?

As many immigrants have learned, the court process is very slow. Between files being lost, background checks being delayed, overcrowded dockets, and overloaded judges, it is no wonder those seeking asylum or to become citizens often feel so hopeless. continue reading »

Tallest Lego Tower in the World Built in Brazil

Tallest Lego Tower in the World Built in Brazil

Standing at 102.32 feet, the tower erected in a Sao Paulo, Brazil mall breaks the previous record set in Santiago de Chile by just under 10 inches! continue reading »

LISTEN to Puerto Rican Artist Luis Fonsi’s New Single “Gritar”

LISTEN to Puerto Rican Artist Luis Fonsi’s New Single “Gritar”

Listen to the new single "Gritar" from Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi. continue reading »

US Court of Appeals Agrees: Portions of AZ SB 1070 Should NOT Go into Effect

US Court of Appeals Agrees: Portions of AZ SB 1070 Should NOT Go into Effect

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has agreed in its ruling that portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation, SB 1070, should have been stopped. continue reading »

¿WTF? Benicio Del Toro to Have Baby…With Kimberly Stewart?

¿WTF? Benicio Del Toro to Have Baby…With Kimberly Stewart?

Maybe he was really drunk. Maybe his signature squint made him think she was someone else. Or maybe her droning on and on about fren-emy Paris Hilton lulled him into a stupefied state. continue reading »

Meet Don Justo: The Spaniard Who Built A Cathedral Out of Recycled Bits

Meet Don Justo: The Spaniard Who Built A Cathedral Out of Recycled Bits

For the last fifty years, and almost single handedly, Don Justo has built a cathedral, using materials he finds or are donated to him. continue reading »

Latinos in Texas Pay the Most to Keep Their Teenagers Driving

Latinos in Texas Pay the Most to Keep Their Teenagers Driving

According to the survey titled the Economic Impact of Teen Driving: A Study Among Parents of 15-19 Year Olds Latino families are more likely to make sacrifices to keep their teenagers driving, and are paying more as well. continue reading »