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Popocatepetl Volcano Spews Ash, Smoke South Of Mexico City

Popocatepetl Volcano Spews Ash, Smoke South Of Mexico City

The volcano shot out four minor blasts of ash, gas and vapor reaching a half mile into the sky earlier today. A cold ash rain is expected to fall onto Mexico City overnight if wind conditions and direction remain the same. continue reading »

14 Chilean Miners Awarded Lifetime Pensions

14 Chilean Miners Awarded Lifetime Pensions

Chilean First Lady Cecilia Morel traveled to Copiapó on behalf of President Piñera and awarded 14 of the 33 miners a lifetime monthly salary of 250,000 Chilean pesos, almost $540. The miners themselves chose the group of fourteen who would not have to work for the rest of their lives. continue reading »

Johnny Depp in Trailer for Hunter S. Thompson’s  “The Rum Diary,” Set in Puerto Rico

Johnny Depp in Trailer for Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Rum Diary,” Set in Puerto Rico

Johnny Depp’s new movie is based on “The Rum Diary” by Hunter S. Thompson’s semi-autobiographical novel. In the novel/movie, journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Launches Initiative to Inform Immigrants About Obama’s New Deportation Policies

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Launches Initiative to Inform Immigrants About Obama’s New Deportation Policies

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced plans for a September 10 Community Forum on Immigration in Chicago to disseminate information about what President Obama's new prioritization policies mean for immigrants facing deportation. continue reading »

U.S.-Brazil Join Forces to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

U.S.-Brazil Join Forces to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

The United States and Brazil will hold a coordination meeting of the U.S.–Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (Joint Action Plan) September 1-2 in Brasilia, Brazil. continue reading »

Chicago Police Apprehend Two Armed Robbers in LIttle Village Theft

Chicago Police arrested and charged two men after a brazen midday armed robbery at a health food store in the South Lawndale Community yesterday. continue reading »

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT ADOPTS HEALTHY VENDING POLICY: MACHINES UNVEILED AS PART OF CITYWIDE ROLLOUT

The Chicago Park District and Parkways Foundation, its nonprofit partner, will be joined by the Chicago Department of Public Health; the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC); the Chi continue reading »

Telemundo Remains Only Spanish-Language Broadcaster to Air “Sunday Night Football”

Telemundo Remains Only Spanish-Language Broadcaster to Air “Sunday Night Football”

Telemundo and the National Football League announced today that they have extended their six-year partnership through the 2013 NFL season and, together with NBC Sports, will offer season-long, special Spanish-language coverage of the NFL. continue reading »

Mexico Working Towards Helping U.S. Conservationists Protect and Preserve National Parks

Mexico Working Towards Helping U.S. Conservationists Protect and Preserve National Parks

According to a report from the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA), thanks to assistance from Mexico, crucial funding for U.S. national parks will not be cut, allowing for their continued preservation, and in some cases, revitalization. continue reading »

WANTED: Chihuahua, Only Eye Witness to NM Trooper Having Public Sex With Uniform On!!

WANTED: Chihuahua, Only Eye Witness to NM Trooper Having Public Sex With Uniform On!!

Chihuahua, marmota, ardilla, whatever that furry mammal is, it’s sitting on an exclusive story. What is the scoop with that Albuquerque cop doing it on the side of the road? continue reading »

Number of Deaths Drop at Arizona-Mexico Border as Apprehensions Drop as Well

Number of Deaths Drop at Arizona-Mexico Border as Apprehensions Drop as Well

According to information from Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, both migrant deaths along Arizona’s border with Mexico and apprehensions are down from last year. continue reading »

What?  Ecuador Government to Buy $400k Worth of Bad Booze

What?  Ecuador Government to Buy $400k Worth of Bad Booze

Half of the alcoholic beverages consumed in Ecuador, were produced illegally, so the government was forced to buy them back to prevent a health crisis. continue reading »

Steven Seagal and Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Being Sued for the Death of 11-Month-Old Puppy

Steven Seagal and Arizona’s Sheriff Arpaio Being Sued for the Death of 11-Month-Old Puppy

TMZ is reporting that actor turned lawman Steven Seagal and Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are being sued by a man who says his home was damaged, his puppy was shot, and his roosters continue reading »

Mario Lopez Celebrates Daughter’s 1st Birthday in A Unique & Charitable Way

Mario Lopez Celebrates Daughter’s 1st Birthday in A Unique & Charitable Way

Mario Lopez and girlfriend Courtney Mazza are celebrating their daughter Gia Francesca’s first birthday by asking friends, family and fans to give back. Gia's actual birthday is September 11th. continue reading »

What Are U Visas, and Who Are They For?

What Are U Visas, and Who Are They For?

In October 2000, Congress created the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act in October 2000. However, it did not publish official regulations for what would become known as the U Visas until 2007, continue reading »