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California Taxpayers Spend $1 Billion a Year to Keep Undocumented Immigrants Jailed

California Taxpayers Spend $1 Billion a Year to Keep Undocumented Immigrants Jailed

According to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from December 2010, just under 17,000 inmates in the state are on hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), continue reading »

Donkey Eats Critical ID Registration Forms in Colombia Town

Donkey Eats Critical ID Registration Forms in Colombia Town

There's a donkey eating ID Registration Forms in a Colombian town and everyone is on the look out for the four-legged ID eater. In many parts of Colombia registry offices serve as the official site for getting your voter ID certification and other forms of important ID - so basically their vital. continue reading »

Growing Concern about Safety of Prosecutors in Latin America in Light of Recent Killings

Growing Concern about Safety of Prosecutors in Latin America in Light of Recent Killings

The United Nations human rights office today sounded the alarm on the recent killings of public prosecutors in Guatemala and Honduras, as well as the increasing vulnerability of human rights defenders in the two Central American countries. continue reading »

Barça Celebrates Champions League Title Dancing Onstage With Shakira! (VIDEO)

Barça Celebrates Champions League Title Dancing Onstage With Shakira! (VIDEO)

20,000 crazed fans waited in the Camp Nou for almost two hours! But in the end, Shakira delivered a wonderful performance, and made the Barça boys shake their hips! continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:   Hispanic Man Sought for Sexual Assault of 85-Yr Old in Mayor’s Neighborhood

LATINO BLOTTER:  Hispanic Man Sought for Sexual Assault of 85-Yr Old in Mayor’s Neighborhood

New York police need your help in apprehending a man described as a Hispanic male in his 20’s about 5’10” wearing a white ‘wife beater’ tee shirt. continue reading »

Kindergarden Teacher Honored in Mexico

Kindergarden Teacher Honored in Mexico

Martha Ivette Rivera was decorated on Monday following her display of courage and collectedness Friday. continue reading »

Peru and Japan Sign Trade Pact Eliminating All Tariffs Within 10 Years

Peru and Japan Sign Trade Pact Eliminating All Tariffs Within 10 Years

Peru and Japan have signed a trade agreement further cementing their bilateral trade relationship and which eliminates tariffs on almost 99 percent of goods traded within the next ten years. continue reading »

Medicaid’s Role for Hispanic Americans

Medicaid’s Role for Hispanic Americans

The Kaiser Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has just issued a new fact sheet on medicaid’s role for Hispanic Americans. continue reading »

National Puerto Rican Coalition Supports At&T-Mobile Deal, Seen as Benefical to Island Residents

National Puerto Rican Coalition Supports At&T-Mobile Deal, Seen as Benefical to Island Residents

The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) asked the Federal Communications Commission in a letter today to support the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile because it will help better meet the wireless needs of the Puerto Rican community not only in Puerto Rico, but also in every state in the U.S. continue reading »

Committee Will File Petitions for Recall Election Against Arizona’s Russell Pearce on Tuesday

Committee Will File Petitions for Recall Election Against Arizona’s Russell Pearce on Tuesday

One of Arizona’s now-famous lawmen who has garnered media attention for his views on undocumented immigrants, Senate President Russell Pearce continue reading »

“Fish Pedicures” Bring Out Health and Animal Welfare Concerns

“Fish Pedicures” Bring Out Health and Animal Welfare Concerns

The number of salons in England offering pedicures with Garra rufa, fish that lifts off hard skin and, through an enzyme in their saliva, diathanol, is thought to heal conditions such as psoriasis and eczema – is growing rapidly continue reading »

Finish the Holiday with a Good Laugh and the “People of Walmart” (VIDEO)

Finish the Holiday with a Good Laugh and the “People of Walmart” (VIDEO)

If you have enjoyed the photos (frightening the real thing) from the "People of Walmart" then you will enjoy the video paying homage to the beauties who show and show off at the retailer. We of coursed checked it out to make sure our abuelita, tio or tia was not featured in the video. Check it out. continue reading »

Certain Latin American Treasures Are to be Preserved & Have Been Deemed Valuable to World History

Certain Latin American Treasures Are to be Preserved & Have Been Deemed Valuable to World History

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage endorsed recommendations to inscribe 45 new documents and documentary collections – ranging from Leo Tolstoy’s personal manuscripts to the collections of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to several treasures from Latin America. continue reading »

Drivers License Information to be added to Mississippi E-Verify

Drivers License Information to be added to Mississippi E-Verify

The Obama administration is about to add more personal information to E-Verify, an immigration enforcement tool that is vulnerable to fake, stolen or borrowed documents. continue reading »

Narco Blog:15 La Familia Michoacana Cartel Members Killed by Federal Police

Narco Blog:15 La Familia Michoacana Cartel Members Killed by Federal Police

Last Friday a confrontation occurred at the border of Jalisco and Michoacan. 36 gunmen were arrested and 11 gunmen were killed, all belonging to the Cartel La Familia Michoacana. continue reading »