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Very Large Number of Peruvians Living Abroad Voted in Presidential Election

Very Large Number of Peruvians Living Abroad Voted in Presidential Election

The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reporting a large number of Peruvians living outside of the country voted in this most recent Presidential election. continue reading »

One Day, One Border Station - One Million Dollars in Marijuana Seizures

One Day, One Border Station - One Million Dollars in Marijuana Seizures

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station confiscated nearly $1.1 million worth of marijuana in a pair of seizures Monday evening. continue reading »

Honduras Worse Than Mexico, Police Ignore Rise in Violence Against Journalists ,LGBT Community

Honduras Worse Than Mexico, Police Ignore Rise in Violence Against Journalists ,LGBT Community

While you’d be hard-pressed to a go a day without hearing about the violence in Mexico, many Americans would likely be surprised to learn that Honduras actually has the highest murder rate in the Western Hemisphere. continue reading »

UN to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

UN to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

Top officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people. continue reading »

Juanes Visits Sesame Street  (VIDEO)

Juanes Visits Sesame Street (VIDEO)

The Colombian musician visited the set of Sesame Street, where he gave Elmo a quick lesson in Spanish. continue reading »

STUDY:  Discrimination Can Hurt One’s Health and Expand Your Waistline

STUDY:  Discrimination Can Hurt One’s Health and Expand Your Waistline

If you are portly, fat or have an ‘expanding waistline’ there is something you can blame besides fast food – discrimination. A recent study, from Purdue University using data from 1995-2004’s National Survey of Midlife Development, shows that discrimination can hurt your health. continue reading »

Self-Taught Mexican Immigrant Now an Expert on Drones

Self-Taught Mexican Immigrant Now an Expert on Drones

At just 24, Jordi Muñoz is already revered as one of the top experts regarding drones and other such technology. Born in Ensenada, but raised in Tijuana, Muñoz came from a middle class family. continue reading »

Rio 2016 Olympics “On Target”

Rio 2016 Olympics “On Target”

The Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee has just emerged from meetings where it reported its progress to-date to international monitoring organizations. continue reading »

Faux Referendum Shows Barcelona Would Vote to be Independent  From Spain

Faux Referendum Shows Barcelona Would Vote to be Independent From Spain

Last Sunday, a quarter of a million Citizens of Barcelona voted in a mock referendum described as "a citizen's initiative to organize a referendum in the city of Barcelona on Catalonia's independence from Spain”. continue reading »

Miami Immigration Official Focus of Child Pornography Investigation

Miami Immigration Official Focus of Child Pornography Investigation

According to federal sources, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in South Florida became the focus of a child pornography investigation over the weekend. continue reading »

Shakira’s Ring Stolen in Monterrey, While She’s WEARING IT!! (VIDEO)

Shakira’s Ring Stolen in Monterrey, While She’s WEARING IT!! (VIDEO)

Watch the exact moment when someone rips the ring off her finger, as she greeted fans in Monterrey. continue reading »

Ancient Shipwreck Found in Dominican Republic, Possibly the Oldest (VIDEO)

Ancient Shipwreck Found in Dominican Republic, Possibly the Oldest (VIDEO)

A Utah based company has found gold coins, jade statues, and ancient Mayan jewelry, which suggests the ancient shipwreck by the Dominican Republic, might be the oldest know. continue reading »

Los Angeles ‘Metro’ Launches Spanish-language Blog

Los Angeles ‘Metro’ Launches Spanish-language Blog

Acknowledging that more than half of its passengers are Latino, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) launched “el pasajero”, a Spanish-language blog last week. continue reading »

Daughter Turns Immigrant-Kidnapping Dad into California Authorities

Daughter Turns Immigrant-Kidnapping Dad into California Authorities

The daughter of an alleged immigrant kidnapper got her father arrested and possibly saved the lives of several kidnapped Honduran illegal immigrants on Monday. continue reading »

Georgetown DREAM Act-er Faces Wall Street Career or Deportation

Georgetown DREAM Act-er Faces Wall Street Career or Deportation

Imagine being on the verge of graduating from Georgetown University, being offered a dream job with J.P. Morgan Chase in New York, and making your hard working immigrant parents proud. Now imagine being deported and having all of that mean nothing. continue reading »