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Chilean Government Imposed Mandatory Jail Time for Anyone Involved in DUI Accidents

Chilean Government Imposed Mandatory Jail Time for Anyone Involved in DUI Accidents

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed into law on Monday a measure mandating at least one year of prison time for anyone convicted of driving under the influence in an accident that resulted in death or serious injury. continue reading »

Bolivian Prison Uprising Leaves 4 Dead, 11 Wounded

Bolivian Prison Uprising Leaves 4 Dead, 11 Wounded

At least four inmates were killed and 11 were wounded in an armed clash between foreign and Bolivian prisoners at a jail in the central city of Cochabamba, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. Thirty-two years after Columbus come to the Americas, Guatemala’s population went from 800,000 to 100,000. Independence came in 1821 when Guatemala declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: The Famous Knife of The Former Right Hand of El Chapo

José Manuel Torres Felix (February 28, 1954 - October 13, 2012), also known as "M1" , was a Mexican criminal, and the right hand to "El Mayo" Zambada, the leader of a cell of Sinaloa Cartel. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Honduras on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Honduras is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. Independence came in 1821 when Honduras declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. Independence came in 1821 when Nicaragua declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

Latino Victory Project and more than 50 Partners Launch Robust National Voter Registration Drive

Latino Victory Project and more than 50 Partners Launch Robust National Voter Registration Drive

Today, more than 50 partners are launching an online voter registration campaign in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The collective voice will ensure elected officials no longer ignore us or the issues that impact the Latino community. The campaign kick-off urges Latinos to register to vote and then take their families, neighbors, and friends to the ballot box on Election Day, November 4. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 193rdYear of Independence

¡Felicidades! El Salvador on Your 193rdYear of Independence

Today, all of El Salvador is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. The fight for independence started in 1811 with numerous uprisings against Spanish rule and concluded in 1821 when El Salvador declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the country with smallpox. continue reading »

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

Brazil Recognizes Baby has 1 Father, 2 Mothers, 6 Grandparents

A Brazilian judge has ruled that in the civil register, the name of a baby girl may officially appear with the name of the father, two mothers - the biological mother and her current partner - and six grandparents, in an unprecedented decision in this country, according to judicial sources cited Saturday in local media. continue reading »

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

Venezuelan Police Arrest 64 People Following Protests

At least 64 people were arrested in Venezuela following anti-government protests in Caracas and the western city of Barquisimeto, the executive director of the non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano, Alfredo Romero, said Saturday. continue reading »

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian Presidents Responds to Attack on Argentine Tourists

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented Saturday a five-step plan for improving security on Colombia's San Andres Island, where two Argentine tourists were assaulted last month. continue reading »

Mexican Police Foil Human-Trafficking Ring, Arrest 9

Mexican Police Foil Human-Trafficking Ring, Arrest 9

Nine people-trafficking suspects were arrested in a pair of operations in Mexico, the National Security Commission said Saturday in a statement. continue reading »

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

At least 20 people died and another 11 were injured when a passenger bus plunged Saturday into a 200-meter (655-foot) ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Apurimac, National Police said. continue reading »

Mother of Boy Killed in Protests Calls on Mexican Governor to Resign

Mother of Boy Killed in Protests Calls on Mexican Governor to Resign

Elia Tamayo, the mother of a 13-year-old boy who died following a clash between protesters and police in July, said in an interview with Efe that there would not be justice in the case until Rafael Moreno, the governor of the central Mexican state of Puebla, resigned. continue reading »