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Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

The Bolivian president fears the Obama Administration may plant cocaine in Bolivia’s Air Force 1 and accuse him of trafficking! Morales is attending a United Nations meeting in New York later today, but a continue reading »

33 Mexican Soldiers & 4 Humvees ‘Inadvertently’ Cross into U.S. via Texas Border Bridge

33 Mexican Soldiers & 4 Humvees ‘Inadvertently’ Cross into U.S. via Texas Border Bridge

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency are reporting that they are processing 33 Mexican soldiers for deportation because inexplicably they entered the U.S. via the Donna-Rio Bravo Bridge driving four military humvees. continue reading »

WATCH:  Rep. Luis Guitierrez Arrested in Front of White House Protesting Immigrant Deportations

WATCH:  Rep. Luis Guitierrez Arrested in Front of White House Protesting Immigrant Deportations

Yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the Democrat from Illinois, was arrested at 4:40 pm (EST) for protesting in front of the White House with others against the deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

7 Million Youth in Mexico Do Not Work or Study - Easy Prey Says Experts

7 Million Youth in Mexico Do Not Work or Study - Easy Prey Says Experts

Seven million young people do not study and are unable to find a job, and risk being sucked into the criminal organizations that perfection their networks to recruit more and more young people who live in this desperate situation. continue reading »

Crackdown on Illegal Immigrant Drivers Now Nationwide

Crackdown on Illegal Immigrant Drivers Now Nationwide

The two remaining states that let illegal immigrants get regular driver’s licenses—New Mexico and Washington—are both taking a hard line on out-of-state license applicants. continue reading »

UNESCO Names Colombia’s Coffee Triangle as World Heritage Site

UNESCO Names Colombia’s Coffee Triangle as World Heritage Site

Colombia’s beautiful Coffee Region, or properly deemed the Café Triangle, was initially nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site in January 2010. Colombia is excited to announce that on June 25th, 2011, the region was officially inaugurated into UNESCO’s prestigious list of World Heritage sites. continue reading »

Senate Subcommittee Concludes- Immigration Reform Imperative for Economic Growth

Senate Subcommittee Concludes- Immigration Reform Imperative for Economic Growth

“Removing barriers to legal immigration would be an enormous benefit to our economy,” said Nowrasteh. “Immigrants of all skill levels, from the highly skilled to the lower skilled, create jobs and economic opportunities for Americans.” continue reading »

Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

The iconic Colombian coffee brand with the man in the hat and the burro, has become the top Colombian brand on Facebook with over one million "friends" continue reading »

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

MALDEF Suit Seeks Reforms of Practices that Created Hostile Learning Environment and Deprived Student of Equal Opportunity. When Diana Aviles received her crying daughter's phone call last year, she couldn't believe what she heard continue reading »

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara has quit the new production of Spanish Director-Writer Pedro Almodóvar “The Paperboy” due to schedule conflicts with filming of “Modern Family.” The Colombian actress will be replaced by Nicole Kidman in the film directed by Lee Daniels. continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s Family Has Mexican Roots

In a 2007 interview with "60 Minutes" the now-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he couldn't "imagine anything more awful than polygamy,” when asked about his family’s polygamist continue reading »

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Despite running tests, and analyzing the Libertador’s remains for over a year, what killed Simón Bolívar is still a mystery. continue reading »

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Republican Presidential Candidates Turn Down Chance to Speak at NCLR Conference

Monday, President Obama spoke at the National Council of La Raza annual conference and recommitted himself to working towards getting the DREAM Act passed and work towards immigration reform, but along with the President, Republican presidential candidates were invited to address the conference. However, NCLR’s President said all nine turned down the invitation. continue reading »

As Wealth Gap Widens – Hispanics Wealth Declined by 66% from 2005-2009

As Wealth Gap Widens – Hispanics Wealth Declined by 66% from 2005-2009

These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: 6-Year-Old Rebecca Maria Herrera Dies in a Microwave

TRAGEDY: 6-Year-Old Rebecca Maria Herrera Dies in a Microwave

The body of a little girl was found in a microwave over the weekend, and police are still trying to put all the pieces together to figure out exactly what happened. continue reading »