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Check Out The Paraguayan Orchestra of the Recycled Instruments (VIDEO)

Check Out The Paraguayan Orchestra of the Recycled Instruments (VIDEO)

From Beethoven to the Beatles, from Vivaldi to Sinatra, this orchestra plays their music on instruments they built themselves, out of garbage. continue reading »

Border Agents Now Being More Thorough in Checking Those Leaving the U.S., Not Just These Arriving

Border Agents Now Being More Thorough in Checking Those Leaving the U.S., Not Just These Arriving

As the violent drug war continues south of the border, those coming in to the United States through the legal checkpoints are used to having their documentation scrutinized, continue reading »

Cesc Fábregas Bids Arsenal Farewell and Goes Back Home to Barça with a $320M Buy Out Clause

Cesc Fábregas Bids Arsenal Farewell and Goes Back Home to Barça with a $320M Buy Out Clause

The awaited return of Cesc Fábregas to his childhood club was sealed Monday, when he signed a five year contract with Barcelona FC. continue reading »

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increase by Almost 47% in California

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Increase by Almost 47% in California

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California held steady in 2010. In 2010, there were 1,107 hate crime events reported statewide, and in 2009 the number of hate crimes reported statewide was 1,100. continue reading »

WATCH Real Madrid’s Newest Player, Kicking It at 7-Yrs Old  (VIDEO)

WATCH Real Madrid’s Newest Player, Kicking It at 7-Yrs Old (VIDEO)

Watch Argentine fútbol prodigy Leonel Ángel Coira, the 7 year-old who just got signed to the minor division of the Spanish club Real Madrid. 7 year-old Leonel Angel Coira became the youngest player ever signed to the “Benjamin” division of the Real Madrid. continue reading »

Scratch Off Lottery Tickets in Colorado Will Soon Be Bilingual

Scratch Off Lottery Tickets in Colorado Will Soon Be Bilingual

The Colorado Lottery Commission has announced that scratch off tickets will soon be printed with instructions in both English and Spanish. “Research shows that many S continue reading »

1,000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

1,000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

Mexico City officials have announced they have performed the 1,000 gay marriage in the city since same-sex marriages were approved back on March, 2010. continue reading »

Cristina Fernández Indisputable Leader of Argentina’s First  Ever Primaries

Cristina Fernández Indisputable Leader of Argentina’s First Ever Primaries

Mrs. Fernández snatched close to 50% of the primary votes, clouding the aspirations of 9 other candidates too weak to contend against her re-election campaign. continue reading »

Honda Building New Plant in Mexico to Begin Production in 2014

Honda Building New Plant in Mexico to Begin Production in 2014

Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., (HDM), Honda's production and sales company in Mexico, announced that it will build an automobile plant for production of fuel-efficient subcompact vehicles for the Mexican and North American markets. continue reading »

Mark “Short Fuse” Sánchez Confesses to Nearly Punching His Coach

Mark “Short Fuse” Sánchez Confesses to Nearly Punching His Coach

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sánchez said he was really close to taking a swing at coach Rex Ryan, who was thinking about benching him. Sánchez told GQ Magazine that last season, continue reading »

LATINO DECISIONS POLL:  Over 80% of Latino Voters Support Tax Increase

LATINO DECISIONS POLL:  Over 80% of Latino Voters Support Tax Increase

A new poll released today by impreMedia and Latino Decisions reveals that the August debt deal brokered by President Obama and Republicans in Congress is out of touch with what Latino voters wanted in the debt debate. continue reading »

Brazil Govt to Dispatch Security Force in Amazon to Protect Indigenous Tribes from Drug Cartels

Brazil Govt to Dispatch Security Force in Amazon to Protect Indigenous Tribes from Drug Cartels

The Brazilian government says it will dispatch National Security Force agents to help protect a tribe of uncontacted Indians missing after drug traffickers attacked a government guard post. continue reading »

Tony Lama Boots Celebrates 100 Yrs of Making Vaquero Boots With the Ultimate Bling Bling Pair

Tony Lama Boots Celebrates 100 Yrs of Making Vaquero Boots With the Ultimate Bling Bling Pair

Tony Lama, the beloved boot/bota maker to rodeo kings and queens is celebrating 100 years of boot making. The boot maker started making boots for the U.S. Calvary and has been calling El Paso, Texas home for almost as long. Founder Tony Lama married Ester Hernandez and now their heirs are part of the business that is owned by none other than Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway. continue reading »

Chile Hospital Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Unborn Child, Only 2nd in History

Chile Hospital Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Unborn Child, Only 2nd in History

Doctors in Chile have announced that they have successfully operated on an unborn baby inside its mother’s womb saving its life. The surgery is only the second ever done – the first taking place in Spain – and the first done in Latin America. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Set to Travel to Mexico Today to Discuss Merida Accord

U.S. Diplomats Set to Travel to Mexico Today to Discuss Merida Accord

Deputy Secretary Bill Burns will visit Mexico August 15-17, 2011. Building upon President Calderon’s visit in March and the U.S.-Mexico Merida High-Level Consultative Group meeting co-chaired by the Secretary in April, the Deputy Secretary will advance the U.S.-Mexico strategic partnership in promoting democracy, security, and prosperity around the world. continue reading »