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Stephen Colbert to Alabama: ‘I Told You So’  (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert to Alabama: ‘I Told You So’  (VIDEO)

As immigrant workers flee the stringent immigration laws in Alabama, no one picks the state’s crops. Who could have predicted this? Only Stephen Colbert. continue reading »

Occupy Movement Moves to Colombian Orphanage Where Kids Demand to be Adopted (VIDEO)

Occupy Movement Moves to Colombian Orphanage Where Kids Demand to be Adopted (VIDEO)

A group of Colombian children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, occupied a terrace of the Social Protection Center that fosters them, denouncing abuse and pledging to be adopted. continue reading »

Proof of Citizenship Required to Get Alabama Library Card

Proof of Citizenship Required to Get Alabama Library Card

In certain parts of Alabama, a state in which very controversial immigration legislation was recently passed, some wishing to acquire a simple library card are being told they need to prove they are legally in the country. continue reading »

Uruguay Set to Invest Millions in Bolstering Tourism Sector

Uruguay Set to Invest Millions in Bolstering Tourism Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $5 million to promote tourism in six Uruguayan departments with the aim of boosting foreign exchange earnings, income, and employment. continue reading »

Venezuela Will Not Recognize New Libyan Government Says Chavez

Chile’s Mt. Hudson Volcano Spewing Causes Evacuations

Who Needs a Fancy Setting When Singing a Song from ‘Desperado’ Makes You This Happy? (VIDEO)

Who Needs a Fancy Setting When Singing a Song from ‘Desperado’ Makes You This Happy? (VIDEO)

While we don't know exactly who this guy is, he seems to be enjoying himself. He's singing "Cancion del Mariachi" made overwhelmingly popular by Antonio Banderas in the movie "Desperado". continue reading »

Brazil’s Beleaguered Sports Minister Resigns Amid Allegations of Fraud

7,500 Rounds of Ammunition About to be Smuggled to Mexico Seized at Border

7,500 Rounds of Ammunition About to be Smuggled to Mexico Seized at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office, a component of CBP’s Joint Field Command – Arizona, arrested a man for attempting to smuggle nearly 7,500 rounds of ammunition into Mexico yesterday. continue reading »

Alabama Sued for Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Marriage Licenses

Alabama Sued for Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Marriage Licenses

In a class action lawsuit filed yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center challenged a policy of the Montgomery County Probate Office in Alabama and probate offices across continue reading »

Record Cocaine Seizure in Barcelona Port – Hidden in Coffee Shipment (VIDEO)

Record Cocaine Seizure in Barcelona Port – Hidden in Coffee Shipment (VIDEO)

The Spain's Guardia Civil is reporting the attempted smuggling of 625 kilos (almost 1,400 pounds) of cocaine in a freight container from Brazil. continue reading »

STUDY: Since 9/11 Hispanic Immigrant Marriages to U.S. Born Rose

STUDY: Since 9/11 Hispanic Immigrant Marriages to U.S. Born Rose

Marriages between Hispanic immigrants and U.S.-born natives have risen since Sept. 11, 2001, as immigrants have looked for alternative ways to stabilize their lives continue reading »

Scary – World Population to Reach 7 Billion on Halloween Day

Scary – World Population to Reach 7 Billion on Halloween Day

In five days, world population is projected to reach 7 billion. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future continue reading »

Colombian “Peace Community” Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize (VIDEO)

Colombian “Peace Community” Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize (VIDEO)

The Colombian town of San José de Apartadó has been nominated for the 2011 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for their “resilience and dedication to the high values of peace and justice.” continue reading »

Oh, Mary Jo. What is Wrong With You? Santa Fe Woman Receives 6th (and 7th) DUI

Oh, Mary Jo. What is Wrong With You? Santa Fe Woman Receives 6th (and 7th) DUI

Mary Jo Chavez has been arrested for seven DWIs, yet somehow she has managed to keep herself behind the wheel of a car. The 48-year-old was arrested August 19th, and charged with her 6th DWI since 1998. continue reading »