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Banco Popular Renaming Branches ‘Popular Community Bank’ to Attract More Non-Hispanic Customers

Banco Popular Renaming Branches ‘Popular Community Bank’ to Attract More Non-Hispanic Customers

In an attempt to lure in more non-Hispanic customers, Banco Popular is changing the name of some of its Southern California branches. Started in Puerto Rico in 1983, Banco Popular has 24 branches in Los Angeles, continue reading »

Mexico City Succeeding in Reducing It’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (VIDEO)

Mexico City Succeeding in Reducing It’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions (VIDEO)

It appears Mexico City is on track to meet it’s 2012 goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Plan Verde” (Green Plan) was implemented in the capital city in 2008. continue reading »

George Lopez: If Palin Becomes President, I’ll Leave the U.S. (VIDEO)

George Lopez: If Palin Becomes President, I’ll Leave the U.S. (VIDEO)

On Tuesday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight Show” the funny man said if Palin moves to the White House, he’ll move to Canada. continue reading »

MMA’s Gina Carano Goes Hollywood in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” (VIDEO)

MMA’s Gina Carano Goes Hollywood in Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire” (VIDEO)

The MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) eye-catcher Gina Carano is taking the leap to the big screen in her Hollywood debut, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. And for a first movie, she’s under some pretty crazy pressure to deliver an amazing performance against some Hollywood heavyweights. continue reading »

Even With College Degree, Young Illegal Immigrants Face Low-Skill Jobs

Even With College Degree, Young Illegal Immigrants Face Low-Skill Jobs

In the same week that California opened up some financial aid for illegal immigrants, a new report finds that many college graduates who entered the country illegally ended up with the same low-skill jobs as their parents, despite dreams of bettering their lives. continue reading »

Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

Paranoid Much? Evo Morales, While in U.S., Fears Govt Will Plant Drugs on His Presidential Plane

The Bolivian president fears the Obama Administration may plant cocaine in Bolivia’s Air Force 1 and accuse him of trafficking! Morales is attending a United Nations meeting in New York later today, but a continue reading »

33 Mexican Soldiers & 4 Humvees ‘Inadvertently’ Cross into U.S. via Texas Border Bridge

33 Mexican Soldiers & 4 Humvees ‘Inadvertently’ Cross into U.S. via Texas Border Bridge

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency are reporting that they are processing 33 Mexican soldiers for deportation because inexplicably they entered the U.S. via the Donna-Rio Bravo Bridge driving four military humvees. continue reading »

WATCH:  Rep. Luis Guitierrez Arrested in Front of White House Protesting Immigrant Deportations

WATCH:  Rep. Luis Guitierrez Arrested in Front of White House Protesting Immigrant Deportations

Yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the Democrat from Illinois, was arrested at 4:40 pm (EST) for protesting in front of the White House with others against the deportation of undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

7 Million Youth in Mexico Do Not Work or Study - Easy Prey Says Experts

7 Million Youth in Mexico Do Not Work or Study - Easy Prey Says Experts

Seven million young people do not study and are unable to find a job, and risk being sucked into the criminal organizations that perfection their networks to recruit more and more young people who live in this desperate situation. continue reading »

Crackdown on Illegal Immigrant Drivers Now Nationwide

Crackdown on Illegal Immigrant Drivers Now Nationwide

The two remaining states that let illegal immigrants get regular driver’s licenses—New Mexico and Washington—are both taking a hard line on out-of-state license applicants. continue reading »

UNESCO Names Colombia’s Coffee Triangle as World Heritage Site

UNESCO Names Colombia’s Coffee Triangle as World Heritage Site

Colombia’s beautiful Coffee Region, or properly deemed the Café Triangle, was initially nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site in January 2010. Colombia is excited to announce that on June 25th, 2011, the region was officially inaugurated into UNESCO’s prestigious list of World Heritage sites. continue reading »

Senate Subcommittee Concludes- Immigration Reform Imperative for Economic Growth

Senate Subcommittee Concludes- Immigration Reform Imperative for Economic Growth

“Removing barriers to legal immigration would be an enormous benefit to our economy,” said Nowrasteh. “Immigrants of all skill levels, from the highly skilled to the lower skilled, create jobs and economic opportunities for Americans.” continue reading »

Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

Juan Valdez Café Reaches One Million Facebook Friends!

The iconic Colombian coffee brand with the man in the hat and the burro, has become the top Colombian brand on Facebook with over one million "friends" continue reading »

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

Hispanic Student Harassed by Teacher Sues School District for Civil Rights Violations

MALDEF Suit Seeks Reforms of Practices that Created Hostile Learning Environment and Deprived Student of Equal Opportunity. When Diana Aviles received her crying daughter's phone call last year, she couldn't believe what she heard continue reading »

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara Quits “The Paperboy” Written by Almodóvar

Sofía Vergara has quit the new production of Spanish Director-Writer Pedro Almodóvar “The Paperboy” due to schedule conflicts with filming of “Modern Family.” The Colombian actress will be replaced by Nicole Kidman in the film directed by Lee Daniels. continue reading »