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¡Ay Papi! Mother of Arnold’s Love Child Revealed: Former Housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena, 50

¡Ay Papi! Mother of Arnold’s Love Child Revealed: Former Housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena, 50

Latina Mildred Patricia Baena (Patty), 50, has been identified by TMZ.com and Radaronline.com as the former maid and mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child. continue reading »

Former Senator Majority Leader of Puerto Rico Sentenced to 5 Yrs in Prison for Extortion

Former Senator Majority Leader of Puerto Rico Sentenced to 5 Yrs in Prison for Extortion

Jorge De Castro Font, 47, a former senate majority leader in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to 20 counts of honest services wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion, continue reading »

Velázquez, Serrano Urge Governor Cuomo to Withdraw from Secure Communities

Velázquez, Serrano Urge Governor Cuomo to Withdraw from Secure Communities

On Friday, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) and Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) wrote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging that the state withdraw from the federal 'Secure Communities' program. continue reading »

A Firms Preferential Hiring of Foreigners Over Americans Targeted by Justice Dept.

A Firms Preferential Hiring of Foreigners Over Americans Targeted by Justice Dept.

The Justice Department announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Iflowsoft LLC, a computer programming services provider in Iselin, N.J., to settle allegations that Iflowsoft engaged continue reading »

48,000 Haitians in U.S. Due to Earthquake Allowed to Stay in US Longer per Homeland Security

48,000 Haitians in U.S. Due to Earthquake Allowed to Stay in US Longer per Homeland Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti beneficiaries. This extension will be effective July 23, 2011 and is for an additional 18 months. continue reading »

President of Costa Rica to be Honored for Her Conservation Efforts

President of Costa Rica to be Honored for Her Conservation Efforts

Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, will receive a prize for Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean, for expanded protection of the waters around Coco Island. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 385 Pounds of Mexican Bologna Seized at Border, Setting a Record

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 385 Pounds of Mexican Bologna Seized at Border, Setting a Record

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 35 rolls of Mexican bologna Friday. The contraband meat weighed a total of 385 pounds. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Residents Angry Over Pipeline Project Proposal

Puerto Rico Residents Angry Over Pipeline Project Proposal

Over the weekend, protesters demonstrated against a massive natural gas pipeline proposal in Puerto Rico worth around $450 million. The pipeline, dubbed “The Green Way” by the Governor Luis Fortuno is an attempt to solve the island’s soaring energy prices. continue reading »

Osama Bin Laden Fan Hacks and Defaces Ronaldinho’s Website

Osama Bin Laden Fan Hacks and Defaces Ronaldinho’s Website

An apparent Osama Bin Laden fan hacked and defaced Ronaldinho’s personal website, in one of the most ridiculous hack-attacks we’ve seen. The cyber-bandido started by comparing the futboler to Jar Jar Binks. continue reading »

First Conviction Under ‘Hate Crime Prevention Act’ is For Hate Crime Against Latinos

First Conviction Under ‘Hate Crime Prevention Act’ is For Hate Crime Against Latinos

The Department of Justice has convicted the first person under the new federal ‘Hate Crimes Prevention Act’ for attacks made on a group of Latinos in Arkansas. The federal law is named after Matthew Sheppard and James Byrd, Jr. and has been on the books since 2009. continue reading »

Diego Maradona to Coach Dubai Soccer Team

Diego Maradona to Coach Dubai Soccer Team

The former Argentina National Coach will lead the Dubai Al Wasl for the next 2 years. continue reading »

E-2 Visas Allow Immigrants to Come to U.S. Legally to Start Businesses

E-2 Visas Allow Immigrants to Come to U.S. Legally to Start Businesses

With $50,000 and business plan, noncitizens can come to the U.S. legally under what is known as an E-2 treaty investor visa. That business owner, along with their family, can live in the country legally as long as the business does well enough. continue reading »

The Horror Filled Journey of an 8-yr Old Attempting to Reunite with U.S.-based Parents

The Horror Filled Journey of an 8-yr Old Attempting to Reunite with U.S.-based Parents

8-year old Salvadoran Veronica Giron has been reunited with her U.S. based grandmother after surviving a harrowing journey to be reunited with family and falling continue reading »

HSBC Accused of Laundering Money for Mexico Drug Cartels

HSBC Accused of Laundering Money for Mexico Drug Cartels

The U.S. Justice Departments is reportedly working on a case against HSBC bankers they say have laundered money from Mexican drug gangs. Still at the beginning of the investigation continue reading »

44 Lawmakers Ask Obama Administration Not to Reinstate Cross-Border Trucking Program

44 Lawmakers Ask Obama Administration Not to Reinstate Cross-Border Trucking Program

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has sent a letter to the Obama administration urging it to not reinstate a cross-border program that would once again allow Mexican trucks to deliver goods inside the United States. continue reading »