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Goats, Never Fear! El Chupacabra has Been Shot in Texas. Well, Sort of. Maybe. Who Knows?!

Goats, Never Fear! El Chupacabra has Been Shot in Texas. Well, Sort of. Maybe. Who Knows?!

The notorious Chupacabra is dead! At least, that's what one Texas teen believes after landing three shots in an animal h saw not far form his La Salle home. continue reading »

American Interpreter Kidnapped in Mexico by Alleged Exotic Dancer Girlfriend & Accomplices is Killed

American Interpreter Kidnapped in Mexico by Alleged Exotic Dancer Girlfriend & Accomplices is Killed

Mexican and American authorities are confirming the kidnapping and killing of 57-year-old American Jorge Luis Dieppa in Juarez, Mexico. Dieppa who was born in Puerto Rico and lived in El Paso, Texas went into Ciudad Juarez on July 5th to get his car fixed. continue reading »

WATCH NYC Subway Brawl Results in Baby Rolling Out the Door & Hair Weaves Tossed (VIDEO)

WATCH NYC Subway Brawl Results in Baby Rolling Out the Door & Hair Weaves Tossed (VIDEO)

You know its hot when the fights gets really nasty on a New York subway over who took whose seat. Watch this crazy brawl between two women that turns nasty when one of their hair waives is pulled and the other's baby stroller rolls out the subway door. You think she would of stopped to make sure her baby was ok - but no way she still had some fightin' to do. continue reading »

The Murder of A Dozen Honduran Journalists Drawing International Criticism

The Murder of A Dozen Honduran Journalists Drawing International Criticism

The head of the United Nations agency that works to defend press freedom spoke out about the recent slayings of another two journalists in Honduras, where at least a dozen reporters have been killed in the past 18 months. continue reading »

Brazil Urged to Have Olympics & World Cup Leave “Positive Social Legacy”

Brazil Urged to Have Olympics & World Cup Leave “Positive Social Legacy”

The upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and Summer Olympics in Brazil should be harnessed to deliver a “positive social legacy” for the South American country and beyond, the United Nations envoy for sports and peace has said. continue reading »

Undocumented Pulitzer Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ Drivers License is Revoked

Undocumented Pulitzer Prize Winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ Drivers License is Revoked

Soon after New York Times Magazine ran a profile of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, as an undocumented immigrant the state of Washington started investigating his driver’s license. continue reading »

Mexico’s Shame: Video Testimony of 15-yr Ponchis on the Beheading of 4 People (VIDEO)

Mexico’s Shame: Video Testimony of 15-yr Ponchis on the Beheading of 4 People (VIDEO)

The trial for the now 15-year-old alleged assassin known as “El Ponchis” began this week. The young man is on trial in Mexico for four beheading murders, kidnapping, drug dealing, and weapons possession all committed when he was 12 through 14 years old. continue reading »

At Iberoamerican Creative Summit Artists Asked to Help With Region’s Problems

At Iberoamerican Creative Summit Artists Asked to Help With Region’s Problems

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today asked television producers and artists in Spain, Portugal and Latin America to use their imaginative talents to find new ways to help solve challenges related to the environment, women’s empowerment, organized crime and drug trafficking. continue reading »

Mexican Cartel, Knights Templar Distributing “Code of Conduct” Propaganda Booklets

Mexican Cartel, Knights Templar Distributing “Code of Conduct” Propaganda Booklets

The Knights Templar gang, a breakaway faction of the La Familia Michoacana drug cartel based in the Mexican state of Michoacán is distributing booklets claiming that they are fighting a war against poverty, tyranny and injustice. continue reading »

Peru Continues to Honor Nelson Mandela

Peru Continues to Honor Nelson Mandela

For the last two years, July 18 has been Nelson Mandela Day. The UN adopted it as a day for global humanitarian action and called it Nelson Mandela International Day. continue reading »

Bruno Mars and Pitbull Represent for Latinos as Nominees for the VMAs

Bruno Mars and Pitbull Represent for Latinos as Nominees for the VMAs

No Latinas received nominations for the 2011 Video Music Awards, led by Katy Perry with 9 nods and Adele, with 7. Bruno Mars is the Latino with the most nominations to the August 28th awards show; continue reading »

NCLR Warns Proposed Cuts to Medicaid Could Leave Nearly 50% of Young Hispanics Without Coverage

NCLR Warns Proposed Cuts to Medicaid Could Leave Nearly 50% of Young Hispanics Without Coverage

It has been estimated that if Congress makes the large cuts being proposed for Medicaid, roughly 25 percent of Hispanics in the United States are at risk of losing their health coverage. continue reading »

Assoc. of Latino Elected Officials Urge Obama to Act on Priorities for Latinos

Assoc. of Latino Elected Officials Urge Obama to Act on Priorities for Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) calls on President Obama to exercise strong leadership on key issues affecting the second-largest population group in the nation. Given the current challenges facing the nation, including the fiscal crisis, now is the most opportune time for President Obama to fulfill his commitment to the advancement of the Latino community they feel. continue reading »

GIANT SINK HOLE Opens Under Guatemalan Abuelita’s Bed!

GIANT SINK HOLE Opens Under Guatemalan Abuelita’s Bed!

65 year old Inocenta Hernández had the scare of a lifetime on Monday, when a 3ft wide, 40ft deep hole appeared under her bed! continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Florida Man Arrested for Attempting to Illegally Sell a Monkey

LATINO BLOTTER: Florida Man Arrested for Attempting to Illegally Sell a Monkey

A man was arrested after attempting to illegally sell a small monkey via an online classified ad without proper documentation. Jesus Hernandez, 26, of Ft. Lauderdale was arrested by Florida’s Fish and Wildfire Conservation (FWC) continue reading »