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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Region Increases 400% in One Year

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon Region Increases 400% in One Year

Brazil is reporting a dramatic increase in deforestation in the Amazon that has the country’s environmental protectionists and some government officials troubled. In just one year – March/April of 2010 -2011 – Brazil’s Amazon has seen a 400 percent increase in the amount of acres continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Modified Hang Gliders Becoming Increasingly Popular for Drug Smuggling

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Modified Hang Gliders Becoming Increasingly Popular for Drug Smuggling

We’ve seen makeshift ramps used to help drug-carrying trucks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence, submersibles full of drugs, women sticking drugs in their *ahem* lady parts, tunnels dug right under the border, continue reading »

Half Puerto Rican Scotty McCreery Finalist for American Idol

Half Puerto Rican Scotty McCreery Finalist for American Idol

The 17 year-old crooner will be facing Lauren Alaina in the Finale. continue reading »

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Queso Jalapeño and Salsa Flavored Popcorn

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: Queso Jalapeño and Salsa Flavored Popcorn

Popcorn maker, ACT II, is bringing its popcorn consumers ‘popular south-of-the-border’ flavors to its microwave popcorn. The queso jalapeño continue reading »

Hispanics Expected to Account For Majority of Population Increase in the US Over Next 4 Decades

Experts from the Pew Hispanic Center say that Hispanics will account for the majority of the U.S. population's increase over the next four decades, and will need at least a generation or two to reach the same education level. continue reading »

Homeland Security Asking for $30 Million to Keep National Guard At Border

Homeland Security Asking for $30 Million to Keep National Guard At Border

The Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress’ permission to have the 1,200 National Guard troops remain along the U.S.-Mexico border for a few more months. continue reading »

OMG! We Hope This Isn’t a Latina! (VIDEO)

OMG! We Hope This Isn’t a Latina! (VIDEO)

Drunk Woman Vs. The Ocean continue reading »

Anxiety Disorders Appear to Precede the Onset of Diabetes in Latinos

Anxiety Disorders Appear to Precede the Onset of Diabetes in Latinos

In a new study authored by University of California and being presented this week to the American Psychiatric Association, found that diabetes and mood disorders appear together in the Latino population. continue reading »

Hispanic Man Sends Request to His Florida Church to Pray For Osama bin Laden (VIDEO)

Hispanic Man Sends Request to His Florida Church to Pray For Osama bin Laden (VIDEO)

The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic church in West Palm Beach, Florida has drawn some attention after a parishioner made a prayer request for Osama bin Laden. continue reading »

STUDY: No Apparent Negative Effect by Providing In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Students

STUDY: No Apparent Negative Effect by Providing In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Students

The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is presented a report entitled “The Effects of In-State Tuition for Non-Citizens: A Systematic Review of the Evidence”. continue reading »

7 Year-old Latino Designs Doodle of the Year for Google (VIDEO)

7 Year-old Latino Designs Doodle of the Year for Google (VIDEO)

Matteo López is the 7 year-old winner of the second “Doodle 4 Google” contest. continue reading »

Brazilian Woman Legally Allowed to Watch Porn, Masturbate at Work

Brazilian Woman Legally Allowed to Watch Porn, Masturbate at Work

A 36 year-old Brazilian woman has apparently won a court battle to be allowed to masturbate to porn for 15 minutes every 2 hours! continue reading »

Major Mexican Drug Smuggling Operation Working Out of Indian Reservation Dismantled

Major Mexican Drug Smuggling Operation Working Out of Indian Reservation Dismantled

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, and Tohono O’Odham Nation Police Chief Joseph Delgado today announced the arrests of 27 of 46 suspected continue reading »

Immigration Reform: “Pay to Stay” Program Better than Deportation

Immigration Reform: “Pay to Stay” Program Better than Deportation

A Missouri immigration lawyer is proposing that illegal immigrants who haven’t committed serious crimes should be able to a fee to live and work in the United States. continue reading »

Border Arrests down 58% for Undocumented in Past 5 Years

Border Arrests down 58% for Undocumented in Past 5 Years

US Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing the number of those arrested trying to cross the US-Mexico border is down sharply. There were 447,731 continue reading »