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Head Lice Return to School: Five Tips To Avoid Panic and Worry (Video)

Head Lice Return to School: Five Tips To Avoid Panic and Worry (Video)

It’s back-to-school season and for many families, that means new morning routines, homework and head lice. Each year, approximately 6 to 12 million children in the U.S. are infested with this common, six-legged critter that feeds on human blood. After weeks at summer camps, sleepovers and sharing of personal items, back-to-school season usually is the time when head lice infestation is noticed. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 185th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 185th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 185-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Sandra Echeverria is Busy-Telenovela’s, Movies and a New Album

Sandra Echeverria is Busy-Telenovela’s, Movies and a New Album

Sandra Echeverria, star of the Univision primetime telenovela “La Fuerza del Destino” (The Force of Destiny), is releasing an album that exposes more of her personal side through song. The 29- year continue reading »

5 Easy to Understand Effects of a Credit Downgrade

5 Easy to Understand Effects of a Credit Downgrade

Standard and Poors have downgraded the US Credit Rating to AA+. What does this mean? Here are five effects of the action: continue reading »

Running from Violence, Young Student Finds Cultural Barriers in Her New Country (VIDEO)

Running from Violence, Young Student Finds Cultural Barriers in Her New Country (VIDEO)

Mariana had always dreamt of her quinceañera party. For several months, she and her family planned the celebration, looked for the nicest dress and the best place, sent the invitations and ordered a big cake. But exactly 15 days before the big day, she was kidnaped from her home by a gang of thugs. On April 1st, 2009, 20 men dressed as Mexican police agents broke into her house in a small town in the state of Chihuahua, beat up her father and threatened him and the rest of the family. They took her away for two days and one night. Mariana’s family was required to pay $8,000 to get their daughter back. continue reading »

Mexican Diocese’s Gay Ministry Comes Under Vatican Scrutiny

Mexican Diocese’s Gay Ministry Comes Under Vatican Scrutiny

A ministry for gay men and women operated by a northern Mexican diocese has come under scrutiny from the Vatican and might revert to its original status as an unaffiliated nonprofit organization. Bishop Raul Vera Lopez of Saltillo told Catholic News Service July 31 that he is responding to questions from the Vatican about Comunidad San Aelredo, which began as a youth group for gay Catholics and recently became a diocesan ministry. continue reading »

Bolivia’s National Day  August 6th!

Bolivia’s National Day August 6th!

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bolivia as you celebrate the 186th anniversary of your independence this August 6. continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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

Showing its true Colors: Dept of Homeland Security Comes Clean with its Mass Deportation Agenda

Showing its true Colors: Dept of Homeland Security Comes Clean with its Mass Deportation Agenda

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced significant changes to Secure Communities(S-Comm), the department’s signature immigration enforcement program. Starting Friday, DHS will unilaterally rescind Memoranda of Agreement with 42 states that authorized fingerprint information sharing with DHS under the flawed S-Comm progra continue reading »

Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking Mexican Women in the U.S. for Sex

Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking Mexican Women in the U.S. for Sex

The Justice Department announced today that two Mexican nationals, Israel Cortes-Morales, 31, and Alberto Cortes-Castro, 30, pleaded guilty in federal district court in Miami to charges of conspiring to commit sex trafficking of Mexican women. continue reading »

Comcast NBCUniversal Failing to Live Up to Diversity Promises

Comcast NBCUniversal Failing to Live Up to Diversity Promises

When Comcast and NBCUniversial merged, they promised they would work to bring more diversity to programming as well as in the office, but so far, they have yet to fulfill that promise, and minority groups have noticed. continue reading »

Thai Goalie Has No Patience, Kicks Brazilian Player Karate Style

Thai Goalie Has No Patience, Kicks Brazilian Player Karate Style

On minute 65 of the game between Thailand’s teams of Siam Navy and Chiangrai, Goalie Chinnakorn Deesai went tae-kwon-do on Edvaldo Perieira. continue reading »

Dairy Queen to Open Stores in Guatemala!

Dairy Queen to Open Stores in Guatemala!

The Ice Cream giant has reached a franchise agreement with “Grupo Buen Rollo” to expand to Guatemala this October. continue reading »

Eva ‘Evita’ Peron’s Life Has Been Turned Into an Animated Film (VIDEO)

Eva ‘Evita’ Peron’s Life Has Been Turned Into an Animated Film (VIDEO)

The life, times and untimely death of Argentina’s most beloved First Lady have been turned into an animated film! continue reading »

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Programs to Tackle Disparities Between Minority Males and Their Peers

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Programs to Tackle Disparities Between Minority Males and Their Peers

Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the launch of the Young Men’s Initiative, the nation’s boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advance continue reading »