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Blog del Narco: Local Athorities Claim to Have Cartel Leader La Tuta Cornered

Blog del Narco: Local Athorities Claim to Have Cartel Leader La Tuta Cornered

The leader of the AUC in Tepalcatepec, José Manuel Mireles says that he expects the Knights Templar Drug Cartel leader will fall very soon. He claims to have La Tuta cornered. continue reading »

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Drop in Court-Ordered Deportations Means Little to Overall Deportation Numbers

Last week, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—the division within the Department of Justice that runs that immigration court system—released its FY2013 Statistics Yearbook detailing the number of deportation cases begun and completed in the immigration courts nationwide continue reading »

Is Obama Really the ‘Deporter-in-Chief?’ Depends on Whom You Ask

For Prerna Lal, how deportation data is parsed and explained is personal. She was once an undocumented immigrant herself, and for her, the deportation statistics represent people’s lives. “There’s political motivations behind the numbers game,” says Lal. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas in Firm Control of Undocumented Cubans Heading to US

Los Zetas have taken firm control of the trafficking activities of undocumented immigrants, mainly Cubans, thru Mexico enroute to the US. Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, are the three busiest points of this offense in state of Quintana Roo. continue reading »

After Gun Battle Mexican Army Captures 44 Knights Templar Cartel Members

After Gun Battle Mexican Army Captures 44 Knights Templar Cartel Members

Army troops captured 44 suspected members of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel following a shootout between the criminals and vigilantes in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, federal officials said. continue reading »

Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

Supreme Court OKs Ban on College Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on applying ethnic criteria to admissions to state universities and community colleges. continue reading »

REPORT:  89 Percent of Attacks on Journalists Go Unpunished

REPORT:  89 Percent of Attacks on Journalists Go Unpunished

Some 89 percent of the attacks on journalists in Mexico go unpunished because authorities do not investigate the cases, the National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Singer Interrupts US concert Schedule to Attend Cartel Leaders Funeral

Blog del Narco: Singer Interrupts US concert Schedule to Attend Cartel Leaders Funeral

Singer Melissa Plancarte, known as "La Barbie Grupera" reveals that she was present at the funeral of his father, the capo Enrique "Kike" Plancarte, one of the main leaders of the cartel "Knights Templar". continue reading »

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

A cave located on Spain's Canary Islands, in what was probably the aboriginal region of Artevigua, could reveal an unsuspected knowledge of astronomy by the ancient islanders since it marks equinoxes and solstices, while inside it the light recreates images related to fertility. continue reading »

Narco Sweep in Mexico Results in 6 Deaths and 42 Arrests

Narco Sweep in Mexico Results in 6 Deaths and 42 Arrests

Six suspected criminals were killed and more than 40 others arrested in a law enforcement operation carried out over the past 15 days in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area continue reading »

Salvadoran Gang Members Killed After Being Released from Prison

Salvadoran Gang Members Killed After Being Released from Prison

Three people accused of belonging to a gang and a taxi driver who was transporting them were murdered Monday by unknown gunmen after the young men were released from a police station near San Salvador, a police official said. continue reading »

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

Anti-Immigration Group Uses Earth Day To Recycle Argument That Immigrants Destroy Environment

An immigration-restrictionist group is using Earth Day to blame immigrants for three of California’s most vexing environmental issues: increased car usage, increased population, and water shortage. According to a television ad released by the organization continue reading »

Buenos Aires Favela Residents Go on Hunger Strike Demanding Better Living Conditions

Buenos Aires Favela Residents Go on Hunger Strike Demanding Better Living Conditions

Residents of shantytowns in the Argentine capital on Monday began a hunger strike at a tent set up downtown to demand improvements for their neighborhoods. continue reading »

Supreme Court Rules Against Arizona Law Criminializing Transport of Undocumented

Supreme Court Rules Against Arizona Law Criminializing Transport of Undocumented

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to restore a provision of an Arizona law that would criminalize the "harboring and transportation" of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Patrol boats belonging to the navies of Peru and Colombia on Monday are seeking three people who have been missing for nearly two days since a tourist boat sank on a stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the Peruvian region of Loreto, authorities said. continue reading »