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Latino Blotter:  Louie Sanchez & Marvin Norwood Charged in Brutal Beating at Dodger Stadium

The assailants of the brutal March 31st beating of a San Francisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow, outside Dodger Stadium have been identified and charged. Louie Sanchez, 29 and his accomplice Marvin Norwood, 30 have been charged by Los Angeles police of nearly beating to death Stow at the opening day game between Giants vs Dodgers. continue reading »

Immigration Reports Show Record Number of Deportation Thanks to Traffic & Drunk Driving Offenses

Immigration Reports Show Record Number of Deportation Thanks to Traffic & Drunk Driving Offenses

Homeland Security is reporting that under President Obama a record number of criminal immigrants have been deported. Most of the ‘criminal’ migrants were stopped for traffic violations and drunk driving. continue reading »

First Ever Colombia-Brazil Investment Forum to Take Place, Santos, Lula & Others in Attendance

First Ever Colombia-Brazil Investment Forum to Take Place, Santos, Lula & Others in Attendance

Prominent business and government personalities will take part in the First Colombia-Brazil Investment Forum on August 4 in Bogotá, Colombia. The event, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will be inaugurated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno. continue reading »

Assaults & Threats Against Migrant Defenders in Mexico on the Rise

Assaults & Threats Against Migrant Defenders in Mexico on the Rise

According to the report by the Mexican Episcopal Conference (MEC), in recent years aggressions, threats and harassment against defenders of migrants in Mexico have increased. Since 2004, 62 accidents have been recorded. In the "Report on the situation of the defenders of migrants in Mexico", states that from 2004 to 2009 only 18 incidents were recorded, while in 2010 alone 29 and another 15 were recorded between January and June 2011. continue reading »

Children of the Harvest - Dateline NBC (VIDEO)-Part one

For thousands of children in America, summer means hard labor in the hot sun. continue reading »

Rev. Rodriguez and Circle of Protection Leaders Meet with President  Obama

Rev. Rodriguez and Circle of Protection Leaders Meet with President Obama

In a meeting with President Barack Obama and senior White House staff yesterday, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and seven other national Christian leaders involved in the "Circle of Protection" asked the president to protect funding for programs for hungry and poor people in the ongoing budget debate and in any deal concerning the default crisis. continue reading »

As Congress and President Battle on Debt Ceiling, Young Hispanics Prefer Spending Cuts over Taxes

As Congress and President Battle on Debt Ceiling, Young Hispanics Prefer Spending Cuts over Taxes

By nearly a 3:1 ratio, Hispanic young adults prefer "reducing federal spending" (69%) to "raising taxes on individuals" (27%) in order to balance the federal budget. 70% of Hispanic young adults would decrease federal spending if given the chance to set America's fiscal priorities.A 57%-majority of Hispanics agree that "if taxes on business profits were reduced, companies would be more likely to hire." In a separate question, a 56%-majority concurred "the economy grows best when individuals are allowed to create businesses without government interference." continue reading »

David Vitter Is “Intimate” With Prosecutorial Discretion, but Wants to HALT Obama’s Use of it

David Vitter Is “Intimate” With Prosecutorial Discretion, but Wants to HALT Obama’s Use of it

You can’t make this stuff up. The Senate sponsor of the legislation that would strip President Obama of prosecutorial discretion to stop unnecessary deportation (the HALT Act) is none other than the Senator with the most direct and personal knowledge of discretion: David Vitter. Put simply, “Prosecutorial discretion” is the authority of an agency or officer charged with enforcing a law to decide whether to enforce the law in a particular case. continue reading »

U.S. Commerce Secretaries Highlight Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

U.S. Commerce Secretaries Highlight Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform

As the American economy continues to level out post-recession, some experts are looking at immigration reform as a way to help start new businesses and aid job creation. A recent letter from U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez outlined the economic benefits of reforming our immigration system and, consequently, the possible further detriment to our economy if Congress fails to act. continue reading »

Snowmageddon Hits Southern Chile (VIDEO)

Snowmageddon Hits Southern Chile (VIDEO)

Thousands of people are stranded in the Mountains of Southern Chile where over 8 feet of snow have fallen. continue reading »

Mayo Clinic en Español Launched to Better Engage Hispanic Community(VIDEO)

Mayo Clinic en Español Launched to Better Engage Hispanic Community(VIDEO)

Mayo Clinic has announced the creation of its Facebook page Mayo Clinic en español and the successful growth of @ClinicaMayo on Twitter. Both sites offer the opportunity for deeper engagement by patients and medical professionals within the Hispanic social media community, which will broadly expand the information and support available in Spanish on health issues. continue reading »

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 »