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Cameron to make 3D Film of Brazilian Xikrin-Kayapo Tribe

Cameron to make 3D Film of Brazilian Xikrin-Kayapo Tribe

Avatar director James Cameron is preparing to make another film “about an indigenous tribe trying to preserve its land,” but this time it is a true story. Cameron is making a documentary about the Xikrin-Kayapo tribe in Brazil and its attempts to stop the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, continue reading »

New Legal challenge to ICE Searches at Border

New Legal challenge to ICE Searches at Border

The Obama administration has continued a Bush administration policy which permits officers at U.S. borders to detain travelers' laptop computers and examine their contents even without suspecting the traveler of wrongdoing -- continue reading »

Honduran Massacre Linked to Drug Gangs

Honduran Massacre Linked to Drug Gangs

Honduras is reporting that at least 18 people were ambushed and killed at a shoe factory yesterday in the city of San Pedro Sula. At least four men burst into the factory and started firing assault rifles at the workers resulting in 18 young men between the ages of 17 an 24 being continue reading »

Hispanic Childhood Obesity Initiatives Given Large Financial Boost

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is pouring $2 million into an initiative that will bring together five civil rights organizations with the prominence and strength to help reverse childhood obesity, especially in African-American and Latino communities where the epidemic continues to hit hardest. continue reading »

Venezuela Getting ‘Connected’

Venezuela Getting ‘Connected’

The number of Internet subscribers in Venezuela soared 43.16 percent in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009, according to the state-run National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel). In its quarterly report, the Conatel said 2.4 million internet connections were registered in a population of almost 29 million. continue reading »

“Most of all, I love the people. “ Chicago Mayor Daley Announces his Retirement

“Most of all, I love the people. “ Chicago Mayor Daley Announces his Retirement

Chicago Mayor Daley announced today he would not be running for re-election. Daley has been mayor since 1989. The mayor made the announcement at a City Hall press conference. continue reading »

Anuncia Alcalde de Morelia que no Habrá Festejos por el Bicentenario

Anuncia Alcalde de Morelia que no Habrá Festejos por el Bicentenario

"Verbena, no, se realizarán actividades con otra modalidad, queremos que las festividades se vivan con fervor patrio y no patriotero", dice el munícipe de la ciudad que en 2008 fue atacada con granadas durante el Grito de Independencia continue reading »

Researchers Have Put a Price on Felicidad– It’s $75,000

Researchers Have Put a Price on Felicidad– It’s $75,000

If you are making $75,000 you should be content and any dollar more you struggle to earn will not add to that contentment. Princeton University has found that indeed continue reading »

PEMEX Reporting Massive Explosion, Multiple Deaths Feared

PEMEX Reporting Massive Explosion, Multiple Deaths Feared

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is reporting an accidental explosion at one of its largest refinery’s located outside of Monterrey, Mexico. Spanish language news is reporting at least seven dead and many injured. continue reading »

Immigrant Shooting Death in L.A. Ignites Rioting

Immigrant Shooting Death in L.A. Ignites Rioting

On Sunday evening Los Angeles police were confronted by a knife wielded man tentatively identified as Manuel Jamines, a Guatemalan immigrant who worked as a day laborer. Police claim Jamines was asked in Spanish and English to put the knife down and was shot when he lunged at police. continue reading »

Peru to Accept US Aid in Drug War

Peru to Accept US Aid in Drug War

Peruvian President Alan Garcia said during a CNN interview that he is willing to accept military aid from the US to help fight the drug war in Peru. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime announced in June that Peru had passed continue reading »

40% of all TV’s on Tonight will be in Hispanic Households

40% of all TV’s on Tonight will be in Hispanic Households

There are approximately 116 million U.S. households with at least one television set in that house, clearly we are a TV-loving nation. However, the rate of growth amongst continue reading »

Chavez Introduces Food Card

Chavez Introduces Food Card

Chavez introduces “Good Life Card” as a tool to make shopping for food easier but critics fear it could easily become a tool to control the population. Some fear it could be used to limit the citizen’s purchases in order to address the problem of inadequate supply levels. continue reading »

Se Rescató a 180 Migrantes la Semana Pasada

Se Rescató a 180 Migrantes la Semana Pasada

La semana anterior, la Policía Federal (PF) aseguró en operativos diversos a 180 migrantes procedentes de varios países de Centroamérica, informó ayer la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública federal (SSP). continue reading »

Mexico and Several Latin American Countries Recognzied for Innovation in Water Accessibility

Mexico and Several Latin American Countries Recognzied for Innovation in Water Accessibility

Service operators and public officials from Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil and Colombia were recognized for innovative contributions to water and sanitation by the Inter-American Development Bank and FEMSA Foundation today, in the context of World Water Week congress taking place in the Swedish capital. continue reading »