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Task Force Members Resign Rather Than Support Flawed Secure Comm Program

Task Force Members Resign Rather Than Support Flawed Secure Comm Program

Amid a flutter of resignations, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Council Task Force today released its report and recommendations on Secure Communities, a fingerprint sharing immigration enforcement program that has eroded public trust in law enforcement. continue reading »

Peruvian Rebels Attack Military Helicopter

Peruvian Rebels Attack Military Helicopter

Peruvian military officials say two troops have been killed in a helicopter attack by Shining Path rebels. They say the soldiers were patrolling the Apurimac and Ene River valley when they came under fire Wednesday. continue reading »

Ortiz vs Mayweather WBC Welterweight World Championship Tonight

Ortiz vs Mayweather WBC Welterweight World Championship Tonight

It’s the biggest against the best and it doesn’t get much better or brighter. Boxing’s biggest star, undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather, and its newest star, WBC Welterweight World Champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, will align their super powers when they meet in “STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz.” continue reading »

2011 National Hispanic Month Theme: Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit

2011 National Hispanic Month Theme: Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit

United States of America has proclaimed National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 – October 15. In 1968, Public Law 90-468 authorized the president to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week each year. The 100th Congress enacted Public Law 100-402, which extended the observance from a week to a month. The annual observance is now a 31-day period beginning on September 15 and ending on October 15. continue reading »

JUST IN:  75 Injured When Plane Crashes at Nevada Air Show, Multiple Casulaties Expected  (VIDEO)

JUST IN:  75 Injured When Plane Crashes at Nevada Air Show, Multiple Casulaties Expected (VIDEO)

A plane has crashed into or in front of the grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada resulting in at least 75 injured and 'likely fatalities'. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reporting multiple casualties and critical injures to others. Approximately 40 people have been taken to local hospitals and the critically injured are being treated at the scene. continue reading »

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Favor of Day Laborer Rights

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Favor of Day Laborer Rights

Today, in a precedent-setting 9-2 decision in favor of day laborers, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's decision in Comité de Jornaleros de Redondo Beach v. City of Redondo Beach, striking down the City of Redondo Beach's anti-solicitation ordinance as a "facially unconstitutional restriction on speech." continue reading »

Undocumented Students Turning to the Internet for Financial Help for School

Undocumented Students Turning to the Internet for Financial Help for School

However, some students have turned to the internet for a solution, and found success in raising money for their education. Sites like gofundme.com allow people to set up fundraisers for them continue reading »

Denzel Washington to Star in “El Secreto de sus Ojos” Remake

Denzel Washington to Star in “El Secreto de sus Ojos” Remake

American actor Denzel Washington has reportedly received an offer from director Billy Ray to star in the remake of the Argentine Oscar winner. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Teenaged Girl in Puerto Rico Stabs 37 Classmates With Needle

LATINO BLOTTER: Teenaged Girl in Puerto Rico Stabs 37 Classmates With Needle

A 14-year-old girl is being questioned by police and social workers to figure out why she ran through a playground stabbing other children at José de Choudens middle school. continue reading »

Don’t Miss Tonight’s 2011 ALMA Awards

Don’t Miss Tonight’s 2011 ALMA Awards

Join hosts George Lopez and Eva Longoria for an unforgettable fiesta in celebration of the nation’s leading Latinos. continue reading »

Has Ronaldo’s Head Gotten Too Big? Partake of Our Humor

Has Ronaldo’s Head Gotten Too Big? Partake of Our Humor

The Real Madrid star was loudly booed by Dynamo Zagreb Fans on Wednesday. His theory? “I think I am whistled at because I am handsome, rich and a great player and people are jealous of me” continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING Brazilian Police Capture Irish Man who Swallowed $200K Worth of Cocaine

EXTREME TRAFFICKING Brazilian Police Capture Irish Man who Swallowed $200K Worth of Cocaine

Authorities in Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, arrested an Irish national with 72 bags of cocaine worth $200,000 inside his belly! How did they know this? They X-rayed him and saw it all. continue reading »

Fans In All Walks of Life: Nude Sophia Vergara Photo Found During Cartel Investigation

Fans In All Walks of Life: Nude Sophia Vergara Photo Found During Cartel Investigation

Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara has a lot of fans, and a recent drug cartel investigation revealed a few more. Back in February, the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration seized watches, diamond jewelry continue reading »

Cyber Bandits Attack Mexican Government Sites, Closing Down Defense Websites

Cyber Bandits Attack Mexican Government Sites, Closing Down Defense Websites

At least two hacking groups –Anonymous and X-ploit- were responsible for shutting down Mexico's Public Security and Defense websites. continue reading »

President Adds  El Salvador to Official List of Major Drug Producing Countries, Mexico Tops the List

President Adds El Salvador to Official List of Major Drug Producing Countries, Mexico Tops the List

Under the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (FRAA), the President is required each year to notify Congress of those countries he determines to be major illicit drug-producing countries or major drug-transit countries that “significantly continue reading »