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Machu Picchu Celebrations Just 100km from Uncontacted Tribes

Machu Picchu Celebrations Just 100km from Uncontacted Tribes

July 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the ‘discovery’ of Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel high in the Peruvian Andes, by U.S. explorer and academic Hiram Bingham.But while Peru celebrates the legacy of the indigenous Inca people, it is simultaneously planning to grant oil and gas companies access to the lands of uncontacted Indians in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti reserve. Such access would pose an extreme risk to their lives. continue reading »

U.S-Mexico Border Residents Not Surprised by Falling Crime Stats (VIDEO)

U.S-Mexico Border Residents Not Surprised by Falling Crime Stats (VIDEO)

Listening to politicians, one would think that the border is rife with murder, arson, theft, kidnapping, and every other type of violent crime imaginable. Unfortunately, those who spread these images often conflate the violence associated with drugs and arms trafficking with immigration, unfairly painting immigrants as the perpetrators. continue reading »

Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law Hits Restaurant Industry

Georgia’s Anti-Immigration Law Hits Restaurant Industry

Georgia is becoming a state that has food, but no immigrants to cook it, and is abundant in fruit, but has nobody to pick it. How extreme do things need to get before lawmakers open their eyes to the damage the state's new anti-immigration law, House Bill 87, is incurring? continue reading »

An Open Letter to the President from Hispanic Farmers

An Open Letter to the President from Hispanic Farmers

The following is a letter from Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers Inc. and Minority Agricultural Producers to President Obama: Sir, As you address La Raza, Hispanics and Hispanic farmers and ranchers are paying attention to how rhetoric relates to reality. Here is our reality: continue reading »

Proposals to Raise National Debt Ceiling by Undercutting Bedrock Safety Net Programs Hurts Hispanics

Proposals to Raise National Debt Ceiling by Undercutting Bedrock Safety Net Programs Hurts Hispanics

As we inch closer to the deadline to raise our national debt ceiling, the Hispanic Federation is deeply concerned that the plans being negotiated by our nation's leaders are essentially big spending cut packages that will disproportionately hurt Latinos and other working class Americans. continue reading »

Ciudad Juarez Cop Shoots Dog for Barking at Him (Video)

Ciudad Juarez Cop Shoots Dog for Barking at Him (Video)

A Ciudad Juárez cop shot “Canela” a terrier mix, after the pooch snapped at him on Tuesday. According to a report published in the troubled border town’s El Diario, the cop left his patrol vehicle to purchase a soda, and after the dog barked at him he shot her, picked up the 45mm bullet case and went on with his shift. continue reading »

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

DREAM ON this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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

Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

Coalition Asks Court to Block Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56 Law

The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of other civil rights groups filed a motion asking a federal judge to block Alabama’s anti-immigrant law from taking effect Sept. 1. continue reading »

Spanish Collector Selling a Possible Marilyn Monroe Sex-Tape (VIDEO)

Spanish Collector Selling a Possible Marilyn Monroe Sex-Tape (VIDEO)

A Spanish collector is seeking to put the 8mm film of the platinum blond star having sex for auction. continue reading »

Gov. Patrick Pushing for In-state Tuition for Undocumented in Massachusetts

Gov. Patrick Pushing for In-state Tuition for Undocumented in Massachusetts

Governor Deval Patrick is pushing for measures that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, and may have rejuvenated the fight in Massachusetts. continue reading »

Olympic Size Problem:  Manhole Covers Exploding in Rio De Janeiro

Olympic Size Problem:  Manhole Covers Exploding in Rio De Janeiro

More than 60 manhole covers have been blown into the skies since last year, injuring bystanders and causing thousands in damages. continue reading »

WATCH The Trailer for “INTRUDERS” (VIDEO)

WATCH The Trailer for “INTRUDERS” (VIDEO)

The Film, Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo features Clive Owen and will open the San Sebastián Film Festival October 7. continue reading »

Dominican Students Break Reading World Record!

Dominican Students Break Reading World Record!

Five students from the Dominican Republic broke the "Reading Aloud" record after reading aloud for close to 300 HOURS! continue reading »

Mexico Considering Launching Its Own Space Program

Mexico Considering Launching Its Own Space Program

As NASA welcomes back its last space shuttle, Atlantis, Mexico and other countries are looking to begin space programs of their own. "I think it's a great thing, continue reading »

ANONYMOUS Has Colombian Government Under Siege

ANONYMOUS Has Colombian Government Under Siege

Colombia's President Juan Manual Santos, former President Alvaro Uribe, the Ministry of Defense and the National Police were all victims of attacks by hackers this week. continue reading »