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NY Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Opens Sports Complex in Puerto Rico

NY Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Opens Sports Complex in Puerto Rico

NBA star Carmelo Anthony inaugurated a new sports center in Puerto Rico over the weekend. Anthony, 27, whose father is Puerto Rican, created the nonpr continue reading »

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 pos-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors! Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 post-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors in Brazil! continue reading »

Lawsuit to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens to Donate to U.S. Politcal Campaigns Shot Down

Lawsuit to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens to Donate to U.S. Politcal Campaigns Shot Down

Monday, a three-judge court ruled that the ban on the majority of foreign donations to U.S. political campaigns is constitutional. Federal law states that donations continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Former Miss El Paso USA Arrested for Shoplifting a $69 Shirt!

LATINO BLOTTER:  Former Miss El Paso USA Arrested for Shoplifting a $69 Shirt!

Lorena Tavera, a former pageant winner allegedly left a El Paso department store before paying for a shirt tucked inside her plastic shopping bag. continue reading »

Government Silence Prompts New Wave of Protests in Chile  (VIDEO)

Government Silence Prompts New Wave of Protests in Chile (VIDEO)

Close to 400 students were arrested yesterday when the peaceful pot-banging protests turned to looting, arson and violence. continue reading »

Mexican Beauty Queen Loses Crown, Claims Gaining 6lbs Angered Pageant Officials

Mexican Beauty Queen Loses Crown, Claims Gaining 6lbs Angered Pageant Officials

Cynthia de la Vega was crowned runner up in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico competition. Holding that title, she was to go on to compete in the Miss World (the first place finisher competes for the Miss Universe title), but after gaining a bit of weight, De la Vega says she was stripped of her title. continue reading »

JUST IN:  ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled Last Episode Tomorrow

JUST IN:  ‘Lopez Tonight’ Cancelled Last Episode Tomorrow

George Lopez’s late night talk show, “Lopez Tonight” on TBS has been canceled effectively immediate and the last episode will air tomorrow. The cable network decided not to proceed with a third season of the Mexican-American comedienne’s show. continue reading »

JUST IN: Jennifer Lopez Confirmed to Return to American Idol for Second Season

JUST IN: Jennifer Lopez Confirmed to Return to American Idol for Second Season

"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez will definitely be returning the Fox show for a second season. continue reading »

Artist Unveils Sculpture of Nude Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Artist Unveils Sculpture of Nude Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

Sculptor Daniel Edwards has stirred up controversy once more with Tuesday’s unveiling of his sculpture depicting Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber naked. continue reading »

(R) Sen. Orrin Hatch Ditches DREAMer’s at Campaign Office & Calls Police on Them

(R) Sen. Orrin Hatch Ditches DREAMer’s at Campaign Office & Calls Police on Them

The Republican senior Senator from Utah was hosting an ‘open’ house at one of his campaign headquarters that apparently wasn’t that open and friendly to DREAM Act students that showed up. continue reading »

UPDATE: Suspect Named in Connection With Facundo Cabral’s Murder

UPDATE: Suspect Named in Connection With Facundo Cabral’s Murder

Costa Rican Alejandro Jiménez Gonzalez has been named as the main suspect in connection with the murder of the singer Facundo Cabral, last month in Guatemala. continue reading »

UPDATE: Anti-Technology Group in Mexico IDed in Campus Bombing that Injured 2 Professors

UPDATE: Anti-Technology Group in Mexico IDed in Campus Bombing that Injured 2 Professors

"Individuals Tending to the Savage," a Mexican anti-technology group admitted responsibility for Monday's explosion in Monterrey's Institute of Technology State of Mexico campus. continue reading »

Brazilian Elevator Drops 262 Feet Killing 9 Onboard

Brazilian Elevator Drops 262 Feet Killing 9 Onboard

An elevator accident in Salvador, Bahia Brazil has left nine people dead early Tuesday morning. The accident happened at the construction site of a 32-story building in the Iguatemi area of the city. Nine construction employees were riding the elevator up to the 20th floor of the building when it didn’t stop and hit a cable on the top floor. continue reading »

U.S. to Establish Arbitration Panel to Determine if Guatemala Violated Its Trade Agreement

U.S. to Establish Arbitration Panel to Determine if Guatemala Violated Its Trade Agreement

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is affirming that the U.S. is requesting a panel to settle the issue that Guatemala has failed to protect workers' rights as it is required to do under a free-trade agreement. continue reading »

National Labor Relations Board Lacks Authority to Award Backpay to Undocumented Immigrant Workers

National Labor Relations Board Lacks Authority to Award Backpay to Undocumented Immigrant Workers

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision compels the conclusion that the Board lacks remedial authority to award backpay to undocumented immigrant workers whose rights have been violated under the National Labor Relations Act, even in cases where their illegal status was known to the employer at the time of hiring. continue reading »