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Colombian Magician Arrested After Hypnotizing 41 Kids (VIDEO)

Colombian Magician Arrested After Hypnotizing 41 Kids (VIDEO)

Magician Miller Zambrano Posada was taken into custody after 41 students went into hypnotic trance after his show in Mocoa, Colombia. continue reading »

Dogs Left Homeless in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Irene Now Up For Adoption in South Florida

Dogs Left Homeless in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Irene Now Up For Adoption in South Florida

When natural disasters like Hurricane Irene occur, the people in the affected areas are often the first priority, and pets are often left behind, not allowed in shelters, or for strays, never had homes at all continue reading »

Watch Shakira’s Mexican Burro  Race! (VIDEO)

Watch Shakira’s Mexican Burro Race! (VIDEO)

Check out this hilarious video of the Colombian singer enjoying her last few days in México, on her “Sale El Sol” World Tour. continue reading »

Mexican Female Journalists Found Murdered, Bodies Dumped in a Mexico City Park

Mexican Female Journalists Found Murdered, Bodies Dumped in a Mexico City Park

The bodies of Marcela Yarce, a reporter for “Contralínea” and Rocío González, who worked for Televisa, were found abandoned in a garden. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: NY Sees Its Youngest Murder Suspect - Alvin Diaz, 14, to be Tried as Adult

LATINO BLOTTER: NY Sees Its Youngest Murder Suspect - Alvin Diaz, 14, to be Tried as Adult

A teenager from the Bronx has now become the youngest murder suspect in New York after he allegedly stabbed another teen over the weekend. Alvin Diaz is just 14 years old, but has the arrest record some would think is for so continue reading »

Perú Releases New Currency, See It Here (VIDEO)

Perú Releases New Currency, See It Here (VIDEO)

The new Peruvian bills have been embedded with state of the art anti-counterfeit features, in an attempt to cut down on forgery announced the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. continue reading »

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hits North Argentina

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hits North Argentina

No victims or major damages have been reported, though several buildings were evacuated in Buenos Aires—hundreds of miles away from the epicenter. continue reading »

Adventurous Individuals Needed for World’s Largest Raft Race on the Amazon

Adventurous Individuals Needed for World’s Largest Raft Race on the Amazon

This is not for the faint of heart and the skittish and you have to love snakes, bugs and rare rodents. The Great River Amazon Raft race, in its thirteenth year, is looking for individuals willing to travel along the Amazon river for three days covering about 112 miles in a skimpy log raft. continue reading »

Panama to Improve Health Services in Indigenous and Rural Areas

Panama to Improve Health Services in Indigenous and Rural Areas

Panama will revamp its primary health care system and improve maternal, neonatal and chronic disease care with a loan of up to $50 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Mexican Journalists are an Endangered Species

Mexican Journalists are an Endangered Species

Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights received 608 complaints of injuries against journalists, 66 murders of reporters, and 12 disappearances of journalists, between 2000 and 2011. “Drug dealers aren’t concerned about killing one reporter or 20 or 30 because nothing is going to happen to them,” said Jorge Luis Aguirre, editor of LaPolaka.com, a news web site that covers drug trafficking and related topics. continue reading »

History of Executive Branch Authority in Immigration

History of Executive Branch Authority in Immigration

Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases Using All the Tools in the Toolbox: How Past Administrations Have Used Executive Branch Authority in Immigration by Mary Giovagnoli, Esq. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Peru & Chile to Enhance Existing Relationships

U.S. Diplomat Travels to Peru & Chile to Enhance Existing Relationships

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will travel to Peru and Chile September 1-4, 2011. The purpose of his trip is to deepen relations with these key regional partners and to represent the United States at the tenth anniversary celebrations continue reading »

President and First Lady to Attend Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala

President and First Lady to Attend Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala

CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez announced today that President Barack Obama, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, will address the largest Latino gala in the country at CHCI's 34th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, continue reading »

After the Tragedy: Monterrey Mayor’s Brother May Have Been Involved in Casino Royale Fire (VIDEO)

After the Tragedy: Monterrey Mayor’s Brother May Have Been Involved in Casino Royale Fire (VIDEO)

Just days before gunmen entered the Casino Royale in Monterrey Thursday August 25, lit the building on fire, killing 52 people, video footage shows Mayor Fernando Larrazabal’s brother shaking down the casino and leaving with wads of cash. continue reading »

Winning Latino Dishes at Texas State Fair from Deep Fried Salsa to Banana Burritos

Winning Latino Dishes at Texas State Fair from Deep Fried Salsa to Banana Burritos

“El Bananarito” and the “Walking Taco” are among the finalists that include fried bubblegum and deep fried salsa! Nomnomnom! continue reading »