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Cuba Sees Worse Drought in 50 Years

Cuba Sees Worse Drought in 50 Years

The drought in Cuba that started two years ago continues making this the worse drought that the island nation has seen in 50 years. continue reading »

About.com Debuts “About en Español”

Wanting to expand its content, About.com has launched a Spanish-language channel, About en Español. The expansion will be supported by independent subject matter and will allow for a doubling of the site's video content. continue reading »

WATCH Bruno Mars Monkeying Around in new “The Lazy Song” Video

WATCH Bruno Mars Monkeying Around in new “The Lazy Song” Video

This is the third single from the 25 year old singer's "Doo - Wops & Hooligans," album currently sitting at No. 20 on Billboard Hot 100. continue reading »

Arizona Vote in Country’s First Presidential ‘Birther’ Bill

Arizona Vote in Country’s First Presidential ‘Birther’ Bill

Late last night Arizona’s legislature voted in the country’s first ‘birther’ bill requiring all Presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state’s election ballot. continue reading »

Former Mexican Federal Agent Returned to Mexico to Face Drug Charges

Former Mexican Federal Agent Returned to Mexico to Face Drug Charges

A former agent for the Mexican judicial police, who is wanted in his native country on drug trafficking charges, was turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials at the border crossing here Wednesday morning following his capture in the Bay Area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. continue reading »

Outreach Program Educates Teen About Dangers of Drug Smuggling

Outreach Program Educates Teen About Dangers of Drug Smuggling

In 2008, within 24 hours, five teenagers were apprehended at the San Ysidro Port in San Diego, Calif., and the Calexico Port in Imperial Valley, Calif. Each of continue reading »

Justice Dept Files ADA Lawsuit Against Puerto Rico Justice Dept for Discriminatory Practices

Justice Dept Files ADA Lawsuit Against Puerto Rico Justice Dept for Discriminatory Practices

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, charging the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ) with employment discrimination for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee with a disability, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). continue reading »

More Counties in Ohio Participating in ICE Program to Remove Criminal Aliens

More Counties in Ohio Participating in ICE Program to Remove Criminal Aliens

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today began using the Secure Communities program in Crawford, Miami, Shelby and Wayne counties to help federal continue reading »

Mexican Lime Farmers Fight to Keep Business Going Despite Cartel Interference

Mexican Lime Farmers Fight to Keep Business Going Despite Cartel Interference

Though the most devastating effect of the drug war in Mexico has been the loss of so many lives, there are many other related issues that plague the region. continue reading »

Paul McCartney’s Rio Show Sells Out in One Hour

Paul McCartney’s Rio Show Sells Out in One Hour

This morning, after one hour of being open to online buyers, the website selling the tickets informed the 45,000 seats had been purchased. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

Puerto Rican Church Condemns Ricky Martin’s “Promotion of Homosexuality”

Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, from San Juan bashed the pop star in an interview with Primera Hora. continue reading »

American Households Becoming “More Ethnically Diverse”

American Households Becoming “More Ethnically Diverse”

According to a new report from The Nielsen Company that looks at family dynamics, media and purchasing behavior trends, American households are getting smaller, growing more slowly and becoming more ethnically diverse than at any point in history. continue reading »

Bolivia’s President Morales Plans to Expropriate All Mines

Bolivia’s President Morales Plans to Expropriate All Mines

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is set to announce on May 1st that he will be ‘dismantling the privatization model’ thereby expropriating privately owned zinc, silver and tin mines. continue reading »

Did You Know INS No Longer Exists? Thousands Doing Internet Search Don’t

Did You Know INS No Longer Exists? Thousands Doing Internet Search Don’t

Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publishes a report on traffic to their website, which includes statistics on popular search terms people use to find the site. And every month, tens of thousands of visitors search “INS” to find them. In January 2011, that monthly report registered nearly 30,000 searches for the term “INS.” continue reading »

Marketers Beware: Not All “Hispanics” Identify Themselves as Such

Marketers Beware: Not All “Hispanics” Identify Themselves as Such

The Hispanic population in the U.S. is the fastest-growing demographic, but marketers have to be careful how they address the community, because not everyone defines themselves as “Hispanic” or “Latino(a)” or by race, says a new study. continue reading »