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Unusual Smuggling Tunnel Found Near California-Mexico Border

Unusual Smuggling Tunnel Found Near California-Mexico Border

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continued to gather evidence following the discovery of an incomplete pipeline-style smuggling tunnel last Thursday afternoon; the tunnel originated beneath the floor of a vacant Mexican supermarket continue reading »

Annual Fireball Fight in El Salvador ( VIDEO)

Annual Fireball Fight in El Salvador ( VIDEO)

Salvadorans throw fiery, gasoline-soaked rags at one another in the streets in El Salvador as part of an annual festival in honor of a volcanic eruption in 1922. Residents in the town of Nejapa, located some 18 miles north of San Salvador, gather every August 31 to hurl fireballs at one another in honor of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 that forced all of the residents to abandon the town. continue reading »

UmeNow: Facebook’s Worst Nightmare Is Unleashed by Latina Entrepreneur (VIDEO)

UmeNow: Facebook’s Worst Nightmare Is Unleashed by Latina Entrepreneur (VIDEO)

UmeNow.com is positioning itself as the bold new player set to destroy Facebook's lead in the social networking universe. It's the first and only ad-free social communication service in the world that is totally focused on privacy. continue reading »

NM Gov Martinez Alienates Latino Voters by Pushing Anti-Immigrant Legislation

NM Gov Martinez Alienates Latino Voters by Pushing Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Here’s some more proof that having a Latino last name won’t make you particularly popular with the Latino crowd. In New Mexico, Governor Susana Martínez and her GOP buddies are pushing to repeal a law enacted in 2003 that allows all residents of New Mexico to apply for a driver’s license. An immigrant advocacy group, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, is mobilizing its members to take action against the Governor's move. continue reading »

Did Evita Trade Visas for the Holocaust’s Stolen Goods?

Did Evita Trade Visas for the Holocaust’s Stolen Goods?

A new book accuses Eva Perón of accepting the stolen Jewish family treasures from the Nazis in return for safe haven for the war criminals. continue reading »

CA Dream Act Clears Senate

CA Dream Act Clears Senate

Without much debate, the California state Senate on Wednesday passed AB 131 in a vote of 22-11, reports La Opinión. The second of two bills known as the California Dream Act, the bill would give undocumented college students access to state-funded financial aid. continue reading »

Chilean Military Plane Crashes With 21 Aboard- Incl. Felipe Camiroaga

Chilean Military Plane Crashes With 21 Aboard- Incl. Felipe Camiroaga

Chilean officials have begun recovering bodies from the crash of a military airplane that went down in the Pacific Ocean with 21 people aboard. Search crews have also found many pieces of the CASA 212 that crashed Friday afternoon after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the remote Juan Fernandez islands. Officials said they believe all aboard died. continue reading »

Madrid Amongst Six Cities to Compete for the 2020 Olympic Games

Madrid Amongst Six Cities to Compete for the 2020 Olympic Games

he International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced the six countries which will compete to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Among the six are Spain and Japan who lost their bid to host the 2016 Games. The announcement was made after a deadline expired. National Olympic Committees were required to notify the IOC by September 1st that a city within their jurisdiction was interested in applying to host the Games. continue reading »

Relocate or Die: Mexican Entrepreneurs Migrate to the Interior Fleeing Violence, Insecurity

Relocate or Die: Mexican Entrepreneurs Migrate to the Interior Fleeing Violence, Insecurity

Edgar N. ran a profitable business in the state of Michoacán during most of his adult life, but after falling victim to extortion by local organized crime groups five years ago, he closed his export business and relocated to the state of Querétaro. continue reading »

Katt Williams Apologizes For Anti-Mexican Statements (VIDEO)

Katt Williams Apologizes For Anti-Mexican Statements (VIDEO)

Comedian Katt Williams has released an apology for remarks he made to an audience member of Mexican descent last weekend. "My remarks were not meant to be offensive. I want to apologize if my comedy act was taken out of context. I sincerely appreciate my fans within the Mexican community and would never intentionally go out of my way to offend them,” he said. continue reading »

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Increasing Access to Naturalization- A List of Resources

Increasing Access to Naturalization- A List of Resources

According to a 2010 study, it is estimated that 8.16 million lawful permanent residents across the country are eligible to naturalize as U.S. citizens, and many more become eligible each year. As immigrants' rights organizations continue to promote the economic and social benefits of U.S. citizenship continue reading »

Romney to Republican National Hispanic Assembly: As President, I’d Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

Romney to Republican National Hispanic Assembly: As President, I’d Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

Friday, presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized President Obama’s immigration policies, saying, “Our country must do a better job of securing its borders and as president, continue reading »

20 Year Sentence for Monster Who Trained Dog To Rape in Colombia (VIDEO)

20 Year Sentence for Monster Who Trained Dog To Rape in Colombia (VIDEO)

Jorge Alberto Walteros Aldana from Chiquinquirá, Colombia will be 75 years old when he gets out of prison… if he does. continue reading »

WATCH “Pop Up Video” Parody of Enrique Iglesias’ “Escape” (VIDEO)

WATCH “Pop Up Video” Parody of Enrique Iglesias’ “Escape” (VIDEO)

Remember VH1’s “Pop Up video? Watch this Funny or Die, take on the classic VH1 show, featuring hilarious “Info Nuggets” of comedy actor (and Reserve Corps Lieutenant Colonel) Rob Riggle and Lauryn Kahn chatting about Enrique Iglesias’ 2002 hit “Escape” continue reading »