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In Mexico, October 12th is a National Holiday Known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race

In Mexico, October 12th is a National Holiday Known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race

In Mexico, October 12th is a national holiday known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race, this date is honored in other countries as Columbus Day. In the fifteenth century, an obscure Italian seafarer named Christopher Columbus became convinced that it was possible to reach the East from Europe by sailing continue reading »

Man Sentenced to Jail for Racism Against Brazilian Indians

Man Sentenced to Jail for Racism Against Brazilian Indians

A man has been sentenced to jail in Brazil for racism against indigenous people, having described them as ‘vagrants’ and ‘tramps’ in a newspaper article. The article says of indigenous people, including the Guarani Indians, ‘They take possession of the land like true vandals’. continue reading »

Just In: Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Dream Act

Just In: Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Dream Act

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the California Dream Act, AB 131, that allows undocumented immigrants attending California universities to receive state-funded financial aid. continue reading »

Honduras Government Bans Children under 15 from Ricky Martin Concert

Honduras Government Bans Children under 15 from Ricky Martin Concert

The Honduran government has authorized the upcoming October 16 Ricky Martin concert. Earlier this month some religious leaders wanted to prevent the show from happening because they deemed Ricky a bad example for being a gay parent and claiming the show has “erotic content”. continue reading »

Call of Duty, Killzone 3  Take Over The First-Ever MTV Game Awards Latin America

Call of Duty, Killzone 3 Take Over The First-Ever MTV Game Awards Latin America

Call of Duty; Black Ops was the nights big winner- Taking home three awards. Killzone 3 earns the coveted " game of the year" awards. continue reading »

Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White in Intensive Care

Leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White in Intensive Care

The founder of a Cuban dissident group, the Ladies in White, was hospitalized for acute respiratory problems and was in intensive care Saturday, her associates said. continue reading »

On Train Ride North, Hungry Migrants Grab Sustenance From Mexican Women

On Train Ride North, Hungry Migrants Grab Sustenance From Mexican Women

The horn sounds and the ground rumbles, setting off a mad dash by a group of women armed with food and drink for the hundreds of hungry migrants riding atop "the train of the flies." continue reading »

Mexico Now Dominated by Two Powerful Cartels

Mexico Now Dominated by Two Powerful Cartels

Five years and more than 35,000 deaths into Mexico's bloody drug war, two cartels have emerged as the dominant force in narcotics and the two are poised to slug it out in a dangerous battle for control; t continue reading »

Latin America has Highest Rates of Intentional Homicide, Reports UNDOC

Latin America has Highest Rates of Intentional Homicide, Reports UNDOC

UNODC ( United nations Office on Drugs and Crimes) has released its first Global Study on Homicide, which shows that young men, particularly in Central and South America, continue reading »

Brazil Investigation into Deadly Streetcar Accident Finds 23 Safety Faults Contributing to Crash

Largest Solar Project in Caribbean to be Built in Puerto Rico

Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez Laid to Rest in Caracas

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Told by Sony to Stop Using “Stand by Me” in Reelection Campaign

Bullfighter Survives Horrific Face Gorging- (VIDEO)

Bullfighter Survives Horrific Face Gorging- (VIDEO)

Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla is recovering from a five-hour operation to repair his face after a terrifying goring in the northeastern city of Zaragoza, the hospital that treated him said Saturday. continue reading »

AL Immigration Law Backers Dismiss Toll on State, Push for AL “Solution” Nationwide

AL Immigration Law Backers Dismiss Toll on State, Push for AL “Solution” Nationwide

As news continues to highlight the devastation incurred by Alabama in the wake of its “Arizona on steroids” anti-immigration law, new comments by a leading anti-immigration advocate underscore an important point. continue reading »