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Is There a Future for Cartels If Your Pooch Is Already Getting a “High” Life from Medical Marijuana?

Is There a Future for Cartels If Your Pooch Is Already Getting a “High” Life from Medical Marijuana?

As the debate rages on about legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes your neighbor’s pooch might already be enjoying the benefits. continue reading »

Mixed-race Woman Marrying White Supremacist/Murder Suspect

Mixed-race Woman Marrying White Supremacist/Murder Suspect

Erica Herrera, of Sacramento, California, is just days away from her wedding, but many are curious about her choice in a groom. The half Hawaiian and half Hispanic bride-to-be is set marry Curtis Allgier's at the Utah State Prison in Draper. continue reading »

Zapatero Calls for Early Spanish Elections (VIDEO)

Zapatero Calls for Early Spanish Elections (VIDEO)

Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced that elections will be Nov. 20 “so a different government offers assurance” continue reading »

Rare Mexican Pre-Columbian Artifact Intercepted by Customs Officials in Chicago

Rare Mexican Pre-Columbian Artifact Intercepted by Customs Officials in Chicago

Rare and tiny, a miniature Pre-Columbian artifact was intercepted by Chicago U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers during a routine outbound operation at O’Hare Airport. Measuring only four inches tall and thought to originate from a multi-piece burial scene in an elaborate underground mountainous tomb, this clay figurine of a Nayarit woman embodies the history of an ancient Western Mexico people, dating back to the early first millennium AD. continue reading »

Mexico’s National Institute for Education of Adults Wins UNESCO Award

Mexico’s National Institute for Education of Adults Wins UNESCO Award

The "Bilingual Literacy for Life" program of the Institute for the Education of Adults in Mexico has won one of the two awards of the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize. The program was recognized for its impact in reducing illiteracy among indigenous peoples, especially women; for improving indigenous people’s ability to exercise their rights and for providing a strong example to other multicultural and multilingual communities and countries in attaining social cohesion. continue reading »

Brazil Refurbishes Hydroelectric Power Plants

Brazil Refurbishes Hydroelectric Power Plants

In one of the largest energy-efficiency investments ever undertaken in Brazil, a public utility will use a $128 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to partly finance the rehabilitation and modernization of two large hydroelectric complexes in order to increase power production, lower maintenance costs and double the service life of the facilities. continue reading »

16 Mexican State Governments Launch Initiative to Capitalize on Remittances

For the first time in its history Mexico with 16 state governments is launching an initiative that has the potential to be a game changer for Mexicans on both sides of the border. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout:  Marty Castro First Latino Chairperson of the US Commission on Civil Rights

Hispanic Standout:  Marty Castro First Latino Chairperson of the US Commission on Civil Rights

As political pundits try to figure out what if any influence the Latino community is having on the President’s agenda there is an eloquent and persistent Latino voice making sure President Obama doesn’t forget issues of discrimination and voter rights in the community. continue reading »

Cerveza Fría? iPhone App Helps you Find it!

Cerveza Fría? iPhone App Helps you Find it!

NearBeer is the name of the iPhone app which shows you the nearest, cheapest beer available this summer! continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Mistakes Gun for Lighter, Shoots 12-yr-old Daughter

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Mistakes Gun for Lighter, Shoots 12-yr-old Daughter

A mother injured her daughter when she mistook a small gun for a lighter late Sunday afternoon. Rachel Avila, 30, told police that she and her daughter were talking with friends in front of their home in Banning, California when she found what she thought was a novelty cigarette lighter. continue reading »

Ke$ha Performing in Mexico for First Time Via “MTV World Stage”

Ke$ha Performing in Mexico for First Time Via “MTV World Stage”

MTV Latin America announced today that the international concert event, World Stage Mexico, will take place in Mexico City for the second consecutive year. The massive musical event will feature international pop star Ke$ha in her first-ever performance in Mexico. continue reading »

Brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez, Dies – Helped Organized Grape Boycotts of ‘60s

Brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez, Dies – Helped Organized Grape Boycotts of ‘60s

The brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez has died in California at the age of 81. Richard helped his brother build the United Farm Workers to the political and civil rights force it became. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Registered as Sex Offender for Sleeping with his Future Wife

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Registered as Sex Offender for Sleeping with his Future Wife

Frank Rodriquez is a registered sex offender in the state of Texas, but both he and his wife say he’s been unfairly labeled a criminal. In 1996, when Rodriguez was a senior in high school he met the girl who wou continue reading »

Chicharito Hernández Better After  Hospital Stint With Concussion

Chicharito Hernández Better After Hospital Stint With Concussion

The Mexican soccer player missed Wednesday’s Manchester United match against the MLS All-Stars after being hospitalized. continue reading »

Uruguayan Soccer Fans in NY Bullied By Police During Celebrations of Copa Win (VIDEO)

Uruguayan Soccer Fans in NY Bullied By Police During Celebrations of Copa Win (VIDEO)

Dozens of officers from NYC’s 115th Precinct used excessive force, on Uruguayans celebrating the Copa America win. continue reading »