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ICE Clears Itself of Misconduct in Internal Investigation, Draws Ire from Immigrant Rights Groups

ICE Clears Itself of Misconduct in Internal Investigation, Draws Ire from Immigrant Rights Groups

As if immigrant rights groups needed another reason to distrust the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cleared its agents of any wrongdoing in a recent internal investigation into reports of abuse. continue reading »

New CDC Data Shows Increase in HIV Infection Amongst Young Latino Men

According to new HIV incidence data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the overall number of new HIV infections has been steady from 2006 to 2009. continue reading »

Feds Raid University Popular With International Students

Feds Raid University Popular With International Students

U.S. immigration officials July 29 raided the University of Northern Virginia, which bills itself as the most popular American college for Indian students, for allegedly failing to comply with federal regulations for administering foreign student visas. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Threatens Suicide at the Top of 30 Rock in NYC

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Threatens Suicide at the Top of 30 Rock in NYC

On Wednesday, Jorge Ruiz climbed over a glass barrier and placed himself on the ledge of 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s observation deck, planning to jump after becoming distraught over news regarding publication of a book he’d written. continue reading »

In Case You Ever Wondered, it has Been Confirmed: Beto y Enrique aka Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay!

In Case You Ever Wondered, it has Been Confirmed: Beto y Enrique aka Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay!

Plaza Sésamo officials have dissipated the doubts: Beto y Enrique, as they are known in Spanish land, are best friends that happen to live together on Sesame Street, and not life partners. continue reading »

México Celebrates 100 Years of “Cantinflas” (VIDEO)

México Celebrates 100 Years of “Cantinflas” (VIDEO)

Charlie Chaplin once said that his Mexican counterpart was the funniest comedian alive. Celebrate with us 100 years of “Cantinflas” continue reading »

Hispanics Drinking More Bottled Water than Any Other Demographic, Marketers Taking Notice

Hispanics Drinking More Bottled Water than Any Other Demographic, Marketers Taking Notice

Poor minority parents are spending a sizeable chunk of their income on bottled water based on unfounded beliefs that it's safer, researchers say. A poll of 632 parents visiting an emergenc continue reading »

First Recorded U.S. Death from Vampire Bat Bite Kills 19-Yr-Old Migrant Farm Worker

First Recorded U.S. Death from Vampire Bat Bite Kills 19-Yr-Old Migrant Farm Worker

The first recorded case of death from a vampire bat bite has occurred with the passing of a 19-year old migrant farm worker from human rabies. continue reading »

Newsroom Diversity Lacking as Struggling Economy Causes Staff Cuts

Newsroom Diversity Lacking as Struggling Economy Causes Staff Cuts

It appears that as the U.S. economy continues its struggle, newsrooms are being forced to let people go. However, these newsrooms seem to be becoming less diverse. continue reading »

Christina Aguilera Set to be Part of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in the Fall

Christina Aguilera Set to be Part of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in the Fall

Every day the organizers of the Michael Jackson tribute concert slated for the fall are announcing whom the super star cast of performers will be and today they announced Christina Aguilera’s name. continue reading »

George Lopez Leaves With a Bang: Eva Longoria, Arsenio Hall and Slash (VIDEO)

George Lopez Leaves With a Bang: Eva Longoria, Arsenio Hall and Slash (VIDEO)

“López Tonight” ended last night with a hurricane of salsa, bleeps, celebrities and heartfelt thank you-s. Check out the highlights inside. continue reading »

‘People to People’ Travel Tours Start to Cuba

‘People to People’ Travel Tours Start to Cuba

On January 28th President Obama reinstated ‘people-to-people’ travel to Cuba and yesterday inaugural trips started leaving Miami. Now everyday American can travel to the island nation if they are affiliated with a travel group promoting direction relations with the people of Cuba. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: 17-Year-Old Student Kills Memphis School Principal

LATINO BLOTTER: 17-Year-Old Student Kills Memphis School Principal

A teenage student has been arrested for the murder of the principal of a Tennessee Christian school. Eduardo Marmolejo, 17, is being held without bond for killing allegedly Suzette York, t continue reading »

Colombian “Corralejas” Leave One Dead, A Dozen Injured (VIDEO)

Colombian “Corralejas” Leave One Dead, A Dozen Injured (VIDEO)

WARNING This video is not for the faint of heart. “Corralejas” are bullfights in which the public, is allowed to participate. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Poised to Join Presidential Race

Texas Governor Rick Perry Poised to Join Presidential Race

Texas Governor Rick Perry, the nation’s longest-serving governor, is expected announce his bid for the presidency in South Carolina on Saturday (August 13). continue reading »