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Undocumented Immigrant Nearly Scammed Out of $3 Million Lottery Winnings

Undocumented Immigrant Nearly Scammed Out of $3 Million Lottery Winnings

Three men have been accused of cheating an undocumented immigrant out of $3 million in lottery winnings, after the victim’s lawyer says his client was convinced by the men that he could not collect his winnings and faced deportation if he came forward. continue reading »

Comedy Central’s “The Roast of Charlie Sheen” to Air September 19th

Comedy Central’s “The Roast of Charlie Sheen” to Air September 19th

Comedy Central appears to have spent a good chunk of money to promote The Roast of Charlie Sheen, with a couple showing "Carlos" as conductor of a steam train on the way to Goddess Harbor, Warlockia, and Winnington. continue reading »

Bolivia Bans Cars For “Day of The Pedestrian” (VIDEO)

Bolivia Bans Cars For “Day of The Pedestrian” (VIDEO)

The first ever “Day of the Pedestrian” in Bolivia was celebrated in most of the country with parades and outdoor activities for peoples of all ages. continue reading »

Colombia Set to Cut Its Carbon Emissions

Colombia Set to Cut Its Carbon Emissions

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support a $10.5 million project to set up a system of Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs) in Colombia, with the aim of cutting over half a million tons of carbon emissions over four years through a voluntary trading system, among other measures. continue reading »

NCLR Finds Barriers to Quality Preschool Education for Hispanic Children

NCLR Finds Barriers to Quality Preschool Education for Hispanic Children

The U.S. Department of Education recently released the “Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge” application, marking a $500 million investment to improve the quality of early learning programs for children across the country. continue reading »

Quick Thinking Farm Worker Lasso’s Two Drowning Dogs

Quick Thinking Farm Worker Lasso’s Two Drowning Dogs

Jesus Villanueva was working Wednesday when he heard a disturbance along the Roza irrigation canal. A woman and her husband were trying to save their two dogs from being swept away in the current. The dogs couldn’t climb up the steep concrete sides of the canal. continue reading »

In Jane Fonda Memoir:  Biggest Regret was Never Sleeping with Che Guevara

In Jane Fonda Memoir:  Biggest Regret was Never Sleeping with Che Guevara

Well the actual quote in a new book about the movie star is: “My biggest regret is I never got to f*** Che Guevara.” continue reading »

Something to Think About:  U.S. Farmer Can’t Find U.S. Citizens to Replace Immigrant Labor (VIDEO)

Something to Think About:  U.S. Farmer Can’t Find U.S. Citizens to Replace Immigrant Labor (VIDEO)

As the annual sweet corn harvest season ends, Colorado farmer, John Harold has learned something very interesting as it relates to the immigrant labor work ethic. When the season started in July Harold decided not to hire legal Mexican migrants with a H2A visas but opted to hire locally. He was motivated to do so seeing the local unemployment rate at 9.8%. With that decision he saw lines of applicants but few that could do the work and even fewer that stayed to do the work. continue reading »

Los Rakas is Rockin the Bay Area (VIDEO)

Los Rakas is Rockin the Bay Area (VIDEO)

Los Rakas is originally from Panama. They came to the US in their teens with their “camisetas bordadas” or fly embroidered tank tops. But now the two cousins are making it big with their own twist on continue reading »

Negotiations Begin on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Energy

Negotiations Begin on U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Energy

Representatives from the United States and Mexico met in Washington, DC, on August 30 and 31 to begin formal negotiations on a transboundary energy agreement. The agreement is intended to govern the disposition and regulation of hydrocarbon reservoirs that cross our international maritime boundary. continue reading »

Presidential Contenders, Romney and Perry, Speak Out About Immigration over Labor Day Weekend

Presidential Contenders, Romney and Perry, Speak Out About Immigration over Labor Day Weekend

As the Republican contenders for the Presidency get ready for their Labor Day debate two of them made comments on the issue of immigration over the weekend. continue reading »

Havana’s Ladies in White Ask Church to Mediate Over Harassment

Havana’s Ladies in White Ask Church to Mediate Over Harassment

Havana's Ladies in White, who advocate for the liberation of political prisoners, have asked the Catholic Church to mediate with President Raul Castro over harassment which they were subjected to in August. The Spanish news agency EFE reported that Berta Soler, a leader of the Ladies in White and wife of ex-prisoner Angel Moya, told journalists that the chancellor for the Archdiocese of Havana, Msgr. Ramon Suarez Polcari, and the archdiocesan spokesman, Orlando Marquez, were very receptive to the request, made in a meeting Aug. 30. continue reading »

Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance

Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance

A total of 457 Mexicans on Saturday set a Guinness record for the largest folk dance performance in the world at the International Mariachi and Charreria Conference being held in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Rafa Nadal Collapses at Press Conference After Winning at US Open (VIDEO)

Spanish tennis sensation, Rafael Nadal, experienced such severe cramping on Sunday that he collapsed during a post-game press conference at the US Open. After beating his opponent David Nalbandian, Nadel attended a press conference where he was seated and in mid-sentence was under some type of distress and stopped speaking. continue reading »

Hurricane Katia - Projected Path

Hurricane Katia - Projected Path

Hurricane Katia has become better organized to the northeast of the Lesser Antilles. The forecast calls for continued strengthening to a major hurricane (category three or higher) as Hurricane Katia moves off to the northwest. It is still too early to determine if any land areas, including the U.S. East Coast, will be directly affected by this system. continue reading »