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Cook County Board Considering Stopping Its Compliance With Federal Immigration Policy

Cook County Board Considering Stopping Its Compliance With Federal Immigration Policy

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has now said she agrees with comments made my Sheriff Tom Dart on the state of the Cook County Jail system and the local government’s role in assisted the federal government by detaining undocumented immigrants until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can get them. continue reading »

Disney Channel & Argentine Pol-ka Partner for “Violetta,” First  Co-Production in Latin America

Disney Channel & Argentine Pol-ka Partner for “Violetta,” First Co-Production in Latin America

To be released next year, “Violetta” tells the coming of age story of a teen that returns home after living in Europe. continue reading »

Chile Hires Psychic to Locate Plane Crash Victims (VIDEO)

Chile Hires Psychic to Locate Plane Crash Victims (VIDEO)

The government of Sebastián Piñera has organized a giant search party to find the bodies of the 21 victims of the weekend’s plane crash and Defense Minister Andrés Allamand said all “human and superhuman” resources available were being used to find victims and that includes hiring a psychic. continue reading »

First Mexican Sports Car About to Hit the Streets, Can it Compete in the Market?

First Mexican Sports Car About to Hit the Streets, Can it Compete in the Market?

Mexico’s first sports car is now on the market, and after naysayers scoffed at the idea that the country could produce such a thing, the car’s creators feel they have a lot to prove. continue reading »

Happy 71, Raquel Welch! (VIDEO)

Happy 71, Raquel Welch! (VIDEO)

The “Most Desired Woman of the Seventies” turned 71 yesterday; take a look at some key moments in the career of this second generation Bolivian American actress! continue reading »

“Put Some Chones On!” - Miss Colombia Catalina Robayo Told to Put on Panties

“Put Some Chones On!” - Miss Colombia Catalina Robayo Told to Put on Panties

Officials from the Miss Universe pageant felt the need to tell Miss Colombia to put some underwear on after media sources show her at pageant related appearances wearing short skirts with nothing underneath. continue reading »

Angry Birds Gets It’s Own (Illegal) Theme Park and It’s Not in Río (VIDEO)

Angry Birds Gets It’s Own (Illegal) Theme Park and It’s Not in Río (VIDEO)

Brazil, home of some of the angriest birds up in the Amazon has been beaten to the race for an "Angry Birds" Theme Park by none other than China. continue reading »

Diego Luna: “We Mexicans, Are in the Middle of a War”

Diego Luna: “We Mexicans, Are in the Middle of a War”

Monday, celebrated actor Diego Luna, along with Gael García Bernal, attended the premiere of “Miss Bala”, produced by their Canana Films production company. continue reading »

Arizona Prisons Now Charging $25 Fee For Those Visiting Inmates

Arizona Prisons Now Charging $25 Fee For Those Visiting Inmates

The Arizona Department of Corrections is now charging $25 for each adult wishing to visit a friend or family member currently incarcerated in one of its 15 prisons. continue reading »

Watch Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell Dance the Jarabe Tapatío  (VIDEO)

Watch Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell Dance the Jarabe Tapatío (VIDEO)

Más vale tarde que nunca, better late than never, they say, so here, enjoy this Cinco de Mayo gem, in September. continue reading »

Georgia Governor Appoints Hate Group Leader to Immigration Board

Georgia Governor Appoints Hate Group Leader to Immigration Board

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today appointed a longtime leader in an anti-immigrant hate group to serve on a new state panel charged with enforcing the state’s harsh new immigration law. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Nearly Scammed Out of $3 Million Lottery Winnings

Undocumented Immigrant Nearly Scammed Out of $3 Million Lottery Winnings

Three men have been accused of cheating an undocumented immigrant out of $3 million in lottery winnings, after the victim’s lawyer says his client was convinced by the men that he could not collect his winnings and faced deportation if he came forward. continue reading »

Comedy Central’s “The Roast of Charlie Sheen” to Air September 19th

Comedy Central’s “The Roast of Charlie Sheen” to Air September 19th

Comedy Central appears to have spent a good chunk of money to promote The Roast of Charlie Sheen, with a couple showing "Carlos" as conductor of a steam train on the way to Goddess Harbor, Warlockia, and Winnington. continue reading »

Bolivia Bans Cars For “Day of The Pedestrian” (VIDEO)

Bolivia Bans Cars For “Day of The Pedestrian” (VIDEO)

The first ever “Day of the Pedestrian” in Bolivia was celebrated in most of the country with parades and outdoor activities for peoples of all ages. continue reading »

Colombia Set to Cut Its Carbon Emissions

Colombia Set to Cut Its Carbon Emissions

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support a $10.5 million project to set up a system of Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs) in Colombia, with the aim of cutting over half a million tons of carbon emissions over four years through a voluntary trading system, among other measures. continue reading »