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Southern California Iraqi Criminals Have Connections to Mexican Drug War

Southern California Iraqi Criminals Have Connections to Mexican Drug War

An investigation into an Iraqi social club in California has uncovered evidence leading law enforcement officials to believe Iraqis are working with one of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels. continue reading »

WATCH Demi Lovato Sing Her Hit “Skyscraper” Onstage (VIDEO)

WATCH Demi Lovato Sing Her Hit “Skyscraper” Onstage (VIDEO)

The Disney star performed her song live for the first time at Sunday night’s “Do Something Awards” continue reading »

Cecilia Muñoz Answering DREAM Act Questions on Twitter

Cecilia Muñoz Answering DREAM Act Questions on Twitter

Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new strategy that focuses immigration resources in a way that puts public safety and national security first. Following the announcement, Cecilia Munoz, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, answered your questions on Twitter, continue reading »

Kat Von D’s Engagement is Back On, Lets World Know With “Para Siempre”-Captioned Photo on Twit

Kat Von D’s Engagement is Back On, Lets World Know With “Para Siempre”-Captioned Photo on Twit

People magazine is reporting that alternative vixen Kat Von D is wearing her engagement ring again, after her and on-again, off-again fiancé Jesse James told the magazine: continue reading »

Madrid Police Clashes With Anti-Pope Protesters (VIDEO)

Madrid Police Clashes With Anti-Pope Protesters (VIDEO)

Spanish police have arrested more than a dozen people protesting the cost of Pope Benedict’s visit to Madrid. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Barber Performs Ritualistic Animal Sacrifices in Shop Basement

LATINO BLOTTER: Barber Performs Ritualistic Animal Sacrifices in Shop Basement

A Boston area barber shop has been closed after city animal control officers discovered animals were being slaughtered by barber and shop owner, William Camacho. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff’s Government Looses Fourth Minister in 72 Days

Dilma Rousseff’s Government Looses Fourth Minister in 72 Days

Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi quit amid a corruption scandal, same as Transportation and Justice ministers, earlier in the Summer, and Brazil’s chief of staff in June. continue reading »

Mexico Sugar Export to U.S. Grow by More than 200%

Mexico Sugar Export to U.S. Grow by More than 200%

Mexico continues to be the principal supplier of sugar to the U.S. by exporting 1.32 million tons during this last harvest season, which reflects a 206% increase from last year. continue reading »

Case-by-Case Review for Undocumented Aliens in Line for Deportation

Case-by-Case Review for Undocumented Aliens in Line for Deportation

President Obama has announced that his administration will take the 300,000 deportation cases for illegal immigrants and review them on a case-by-case basis. The new policy calls for giving a chance for undocumented immigrants who don’t have criminal records to stay in the U.S. by suspending deportation proceedings against them. continue reading »

Latino Voter Poll:  Hispanics Aspire for Higher Education though Many Unable to Afford It

Latino Voter Poll:  Hispanics Aspire for Higher Education though Many Unable to Afford It

When it comes to their children’s education, Latino voters have clear and high aspirations: a new poll revealed that an overwhelming 96%—almost all—would like to see their kids earn a college degree, whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. continue reading »

U.S. Being Forced to Release New “Embarrassing” Documents Related to Secure Communities Program

U.S. Being Forced to Release New “Embarrassing” Documents Related to Secure Communities Program

In the wake of protests and civil disobedience in Chicago and across the country criticizing the Obama administration’s Secure Communities program, immigrant advocates called on the government to turn over remaining documents about the program sought in a Freedom of Information lawsuit and to halt the controversial program. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Company Charged & Fined for Cover Up of Oil Pollution

Puerto Rican Company Charged & Fined for Cover Up of Oil Pollution

Epps Shipping Company, a Liberian corporation doing business out of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was sentenced in federal court for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and making false statements to U.S. Coast Guard inspectors, announced Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno and United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez. continue reading »

Maná Extends Billboard Chart Record with 7th #1 Single (VIDEO)

Maná’s “Amor Clandestino” is the #1 Latin Song in the country this week. “The World’s Most Successful Latin Rock Group” extends their record for the most #1 singles by a band on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” As “Amor Clandestino” becomes Maná’s seventh track to top the chart. continue reading »

Take a Look At Eva Longoria’s Meeting With Mario López for his new Show “H8R”

Take a Look At Eva Longoria’s Meeting With Mario López for his new Show “H8R”

“H8R” is the name of the new television show produced by Mario López in which celebrities get to confront their online hecklers. continue reading »

Hispanic Group Looking to Spread the Word About the Need to Preserve the Colorado River

Hispanic Group Looking to Spread the Word About the Need to Preserve the Colorado River

A number of Hispanic leaders from Western states have come together in a group called Nuestro Rio to ensure the preservation of the Colorado River, as it is being threatened by climate change, chronic drought, and the ever-increasing surrounding population. continue reading »