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Did He Just do That? Czech Republic President Steals Piñera’s Pen (VIDEO)

Did He Just do That? Czech Republic President Steals Piñera’s Pen (VIDEO)

Did Czech leader Vaclav Klaus pocket the silver pen that the Chilean government had provided for him to sign cooperation treaties between the two nations? You be the judge. continue reading »

Latin America’s Film Industry Bouncing Back, Gaining International Attention

Latin America’s Film Industry Bouncing Back, Gaining International Attention

Latin American films, after many years of struggling, are now seeing a boom with their original content, with the international film business taking notice.After countries like Argentina have seen a jump in production levels continue reading »

The “Monster’s Ball” No Bota: Gaga Busts her Trasero in Houston (VIDEO)

The “Monster’s Ball” No Bota: Gaga Busts her Trasero in Houston (VIDEO)

Gravity played a trick on Lady Gaga as she sang one foot on a bench, and the other foot on a flaming piano. continue reading »

HUD to Focus on Discrimination Against Immigrants and Other Foreign Born

HUD to Focus on Discrimination Against Immigrants and Other Foreign Born

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it will launch an effort to better address national origin based housing discrimination during Fair Housing Month in April. continue reading »

Spanish Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Remake ‘The Crow’

Spanish Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Remake ‘The Crow’

The 1996 Best Short Oscar Winner director from Spain, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, has said he'll stay true to 'The Crow's' franchise's comic-book origins. continue reading »

Immigrants Win $60 Million Lawsuit After Claiming Company Contract was Indentured Servitude

Immigrants Win $60 Million Lawsuit After Claiming Company Contract was Indentured Servitude

Shortly after arriving, the primarily Vietnamese workers were presented with a “fine print” surprise. According to the lawsuit filed by the workers, per their contract, each worker was to pay the American company as much as $7,000 to get a job in the U.S. continue reading »

Oil Found off Brazil Coast, Deemed One of World’s Fastest Growing Reserves

Oil Found off Brazil Coast, Deemed One of World’s Fastest Growing Reserves

Oil wells off of the Brazil coast are indicating in early testing that they can produce as much as 50,000 barrels of oil a day. continue reading »

Discovery en Español Debuts Human Planet with Gael Garcia Bernal Narrating

Discovery en Español Debuts Human Planet with Gael Garcia Bernal Narrating

First came an unforgettable journey across the world's greatest habitats. Then viewers were brought nose-to-nose with Earth's wildest creatures. Now, the makers of PLANET EARTH and LIFE reverse the spotlight to focus on a species closer to home: humans. continue reading »

Maryland’s DREAM Act One Step Away from Become State Law

Maryland’s DREAM Act One Step Away from Become State Law

Maryland’s own version of the DREAM Act is one step away from becoming law after passing in the state House in a 74-66 vote this last Friday. continue reading »

College Town issues ID’s regardless of Citizenship

College Town issues ID’s regardless of Citizenship

For the past nine months, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a Princeton-based Hispanic advocacy non-profit organization, has been issuing municipal identification cards to any one who can continue reading »

Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s Largest Bank, Looking to Expand in U.S.

Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s Largest Bank, Looking to Expand in U.S.

Latin America’s largest bank in terms of assets, Banco do Brasil is confirming it is in talks to acquire U.S.-based bank Eurobank. continue reading »

National Latino Republican Group Urges Arizona Governor to Drop SB 1070 Litigation

National Latino Republican Group Urges Arizona Governor to Drop SB 1070 Litigation continue reading »

San Diego Maritime Foils Several Smuggling Attempts Over 5-Day Period

San Diego Maritime Foils Several Smuggling Attempts Over 5-Day Period

he San Diego Maritime Unified Command (MUC) is comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air & Marine, CBP Office of Field Operations, CBP U.S. Border Patrol, ICE, as well as state and local law enforcement partners operating in the San Diego and Orange County maritime domain. The following is a summary of MUC activities over the past several days. continue reading »

Arizona Environmental Agency Looking to Reduce Air Pollution, Starting With Mexico’s Trucks

Arizona Environmental Agency Looking to Reduce Air Pollution, Starting With Mexico’s Trucks

Each day, hundreds of Mexican trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border, often idling for hours as they wait in the long lines that can build up at the crossing. In the meantime, exhaust fumes, and other vehicle emissions are filling the air, and adding to the harmful pollution. continue reading »

Daniel Catan, First Mexican Composer To Produce Opera in U.S., Dies

Daniel Catan, First Mexican Composer To Produce Opera in U.S., Dies

Mexican born composer, Daniel Catan died over the weekend according to the University of Texas’ Butler School of Music, where he was the composer-in-residence. continue reading »