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Medical Industry Booming in Puerto Rico

Medical Industry Booming in Puerto Rico

Thanks to recently enacted legislation by the Puerto Rican government that provides up to 50 percent tax credits for certain medical firms, shipments of medical devices are continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Prepares for her Visit Next Week to Mexico and Panama

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to Panama City and Mexico City on Nov. 29-30 to meet with her international counterparts and reiterate the Obama administration's continue reading »

Mexican Town Has Just One Police Officer Left and Its a WOMAN

Mexican Town Has Just One Police Officer Left and Its a WOMAN

In a Mexican town of around 9,000, one police officer stands alone. Erika Gándara, 28, is now the sole officer in the town of Guadalupe. This Juarez Valley town has been riddled with violence, and with her semi-automatic weapon, an AR-15, and her bullet-proof vest, she is the town’s only protection. continue reading »

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Lays Blame on Drug Violence Squarely on the U.S.  (VIDEO)

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Lays Blame on Drug Violence Squarely on the U.S.  (VIDEO)

Former Mexican President, Vicente Fox was visiting Houston, Texas last night and had a lot of things to say about his country’s escalating drug war violence laying most of the blame on U.S. media and America’s drug consumption. continue reading »

Migrant Women Rescued in Argentina Exploited as Sex Slaves

Migrant Women Rescued in Argentina Exploited as Sex Slaves

Argentinian police rescued 13 migrant women from Paraguay and the Dominican who were being held as sex slaves in brothels in Buenos Aires. A late night raid this week continue reading »

Immigration Activists, DREAMers Protest at Miami Immigrant Detention Facility

Immigration Activists, DREAMers Protest at Miami Immigrant Detention Facility

Immigration activists, in support of the DREAM Act, staged a protest at the doors of the Krome immigrant detention center in Miami, Florida. The protest, held Monday, is just the first of weekly protests planned, said the activists. continue reading »

Man Dies After Being Shot Attempting to Help Robbery Victim

While attempting to help a woman being robbed of her purse, a man was shot and killed Monday night. Bobby Butler was shot in the abdomen just before 6 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood. continue reading »

Off-duty Police Officer Found Shot in His Car

Off-duty Police Officer Found Shot in His Car

Monday, an off duty Chicago police officer was found dead inside his personal vehicle of a gun shot wound. Investigators have ruled out a robbery as the unnamed officer’s wallet and gun were still on him when he was found in his car around 6:30 p.m.. continue reading »

Telemundo Announces Partnership with Paula Abdul’s AuditionBooth

Telemundo Announces Partnership with Paula Abdul’s AuditionBooth

Telemundo today announced a partnership with AuditionBooth LLC to provide an online audition platform for Telemundo’s full line-up of shows. The partnership goes into effect in January 2011. continue reading »

Quinn Announces $25 Million Grant to Gage Park School

November 22, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn's administration today announced a $25 million Illinois Jobs Now! capital grant to build the United Neighborhood Organization’s (UNO) newest charter school, the Gage Park Campus in Chicago. continue reading »

Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

Actor and Chicago native Jennifer Beals ("Flashdance") leads the the 77th annual parade along State Street, from Congress Parkway to Randolph Street. Expect floats, performers, marching bands and giant helium balloons. continue reading »

Record Number of Applicants for Green-Card Lottery This Year

Record Number of Applicants for Green-Card Lottery This Year

This year, a record number of people from around the world entered America’s green-card lottery in an attempt to quicken the path to permanent residency in the U.S.. Only 50,000 entrants win the green-card lottery each year, continue reading »

Mexican Hired Killer’s  Chilling Tale of Murder and Revenge (VIDEO)

Mexican Hired Killer’s Chilling Tale of Murder and Revenge (VIDEO)

Listen to the chilling interview by Mariana Sanchez of Al Jazeera as she interviews “George” a seasoned 26-year Mexican hit man. The interview delves into the hit squad of twelve-years old at his command and the different hits George has executed at least the ones he can remember. continue reading »

Dominican Republic’s Cholera Cases Increase While Travel Ban to Island being Considered by Some

Dominican Republic’s Cholera Cases Increase While Travel Ban to Island being Considered by Some

A 20-year old Dominican has been diagnosed with cholera, the fourth confirmed case in the country, where protective measures against the disease are reaching epic proportions. In Haiti, the epidemic has taken more than 1,300 lives so far. continue reading »

Minority Caucus Members Gain Clout in New Congress

Minority Caucus Members Gain Clout in New Congress

After this year’s mid-term election members of the Black and Hispanic caucus hold nearly a third of all the Democratic seats in Congress. The minority caucuses hold 61 of the 190 Democratic seats with most members considered liberal. continue reading »