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University of Guadalajara Student Death During Police Custody is Questioned

University of Guadalajara Student Death During Police Custody is Questioned

Mexico's Universidad de Guadalajara on Tuesday demanded answers from authorities in the central state of Guanajuato, where a UG student turned up dead last weekend after spending time in police custody. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  Latinos Expected to Vote for Democrats In Spite of Failed Immigration Reform

Latino Vote:  Latinos Expected to Vote for Democrats In Spite of Failed Immigration Reform

Hispanic voters will favor Democratic candidates in the Nov. 4 mid-term elections despite President Barack Obama's inaction on immigration, according to a Latino Decisions poll of 600 registered Hispanic voters across the country. continue reading »

Mexico Said to be Facing Its Greatest Human Rights Abuse Case with Missing Students

Mexico Said to be Facing Its Greatest Human Rights Abuse Case with Missing Students

Mexico is experiencing its worst human rights crisis since the October 1968 massacre of student protesters in this capital's Tlatelolco square, the Americas director of Human Rights Watch said in an interview published here Monday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latinos 26 Times More Likely to be Asked for Identification at Border Crossings

REPORT:  Latinos 26 Times More Likely to be Asked for Identification at Border Crossings

A report prepared by a group of U.S. citizens living near the border with Mexico says that Latinos are 26 times more likely to be required by the Border Patrol to identify themselves than Anglo-Saxons. continue reading »

Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

Argentina for First Time Grants Refugee Status to Russian Immigrant Fleeing Gay Bias

The Argentine government granted the "condition of refugee" to a young Russian gay man who escaped from his country where he was the victim of discrimination and violence because of his sexual orientation, something the South American country had never done before, the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, or Falgbt, told Efe on Monday. continue reading »

Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

Venezuelan Government to Use Drones to Reduce Violence

The Venezuelan government's public safety plan will include radars sensitive to gunfire and drones equipped with video cameras, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez announced Monday. continue reading »

Federal Forces Take Over 13 Mexican Cities Near Where 43 Student-Teachers Disappeared

Federal Forces Take Over 13 Mexican Cities Near Where 43 Student-Teachers Disappeared

Federal security forces are taking control of 13 cities in an effort to find the 43 students who disappeared nearly a month ago in southern Mexico, a high-level official said Monday. continue reading »

Cuban Doctors on Front Line in Africa Helping Fight Ebola

Cuban Doctors on Front Line in Africa Helping Fight Ebola

Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday announced that two health brigades from the island will be dispatched to Liberia and Guinea Conakry early this week to collaborate in the fight against the Ebola epidemic. continue reading »

Latest Brazil Prison Riots Ends Peacefully, 5th Riot in Two Months

The 57 inmates holding two prison guards hostage since Sunday night freed them Monday and put an end to the fifth riot during the last two months in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, officials said. continue reading »

One of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Captured in Mexico after 17-Years

One of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Captured in Mexico after 17-Years

A U.S. man wanted on a federal racketeering indictment handed down in 1997 was apprehended near Tijuana, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Missing Student-Teachers were Burned Alive in Mexico

REPORT:  Missing Student-Teachers were Burned Alive in Mexico

One eyewitness to the Sept. 26 abduction of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has recounted that at least some of the youths were burned alive, a prominent priest and human rights activist said Friday. continue reading »

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is Now Ebola-Free

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is Now Ebola-Free

Spanish auxiliary nurse Teresa Romero, who became infected with Ebola while treating a patient with the disease, has tested negative for the virus in a second test performed on the weekend, although that does not mean that she is "free" of the virus with yet another test being required to determine that, the results of which will not be known for 24 to 48 hours. continue reading »

Tomorrow Ricky Martin Launches New Video “Adios” on Twitter

Tomorrow Ricky Martin Launches New Video “Adios” on Twitter

Ricky Martin will launch Monday his new music video "Adios" on the social network Twitter, the Puerto Rican singer's promotion team said in a press release. continue reading »

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

The U.S. government on Friday extended for 18 months the Temporary Protected Status enjoyed by more than 83,000 Honduran migrants and some 4,200 people from Nicaragua. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  Caballeros Templarios Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico City

Blog del Narco:  Caballeros Templarios Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico City

A high-level member of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel was arrested in Mexico City by Federal Police officers, the National Security Commission said. continue reading »