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DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

DREAM ACT Call to Action by Jose Antonio Vargas garners Mentoring Challenge

After hearing the shocking news of Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas’ coming out about his immigration status, California author and entrepreneur Graciela Tiscareño-Sato decided to push her call for the “Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge” harder than ever. continue reading »

Logging & Drug Threats Put Rainforests on UN Heritage Danger List

Logging & Drug Threats Put Rainforests on UN Heritage Danger List

Illegal logging, poaching, and other intrusions have led rainforests in Honduras and Indonesia to be placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Narco Blog: Gunman Threaten Journalist and Newspaper in Guerrero (WARNING EXPLICIT PHOTO)

Narco Blog: Gunman Threaten Journalist and Newspaper in Guerrero (WARNING EXPLICIT PHOTO)

This week, an armed group violently stormed into El Sol de Chilpancingo. Threatening by gunpoint, they pointed a gun at the head of the newspaper editor. They insisted that workers suspend the printing of the evening edition, which had begun. continue reading »

Statement of Support for the Central American Security Strategy Against Drugs

Statement of Support for the Central American Security Strategy Against Drugs

We, the Group of Friends of the International Conference in Support of the Central American Security Strategy, meeting on June 22, 2011, in Guatemala City, express our strong support and recognition to the Member States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in their fight against organized crime and drug trafficking in the region. continue reading »

Baby in Brazil Born with Deceased Fathers Sperm

Baby in Brazil Born with Deceased Fathers Sperm

Brazilian media reports the healthy delivery of a baby girl concieved through artificial insemination using her dead father’s frozen sperm. The mother, Katia Lernerneier, and baby are both doing fine and have been discharged from the hospital this week. continue reading »

Two Indicted in Kentucky on Conspiracy and Harboring of Undocumented Bolivian National for Gain

Two Indicted in Kentucky on Conspiracy and Harboring of Undocumented Bolivian National for Gain

Javier Arce, 58, and Cristina Mier Arce, 55, were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and harboring of an undocumented Bolivian national for their financial gain, the Justice Department announced today. continue reading »

Former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Standouts Sahaydak and Hamilton Travel to Brazil

Former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Standouts Sahaydak and Hamilton Travel to Brazil

Former U.S. Women’s National Team players Linda Hamilton and Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak will travel to Brazil from June 27-July 1 to help lead a soccer camp as part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy Program. continue reading »

Texas Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $9M in Narcotics

Texas Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $9M in Narcotics

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande city station confiscated more than $7.2 million worth of cocaine and more than $1.7 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures Thursday night and early this morning. continue reading »

Cholera Cases Increasing in Haiti and Dominican Republic- UN Reports

Cholera Cases Increasing in Haiti and Dominican Republic- UN Reports

Cases of cholera are on the rise in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today, saying more than 18,000 new cases in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, have been recorded recently. continue reading »

Rep Raul Labrador Offers New Immigration Policy To GOP

Rep Raul Labrador Offers New Immigration Policy To GOP

Representative Raul Labrador, a Tea Party forerunner and former immigration lawyer from Puerto Rico, has been getting together with Republicans to design what he calls a “conservative consensus” for immigration policy. continue reading »

Feasts of Hispanic Saints to be Included in New US Missal

Feasts of Hispanic Saints to be Included in New US Missal

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the United States (USCCB) has approved the translation into Spanish of a series of additions to the Roman Missal to include the feasts of Hispanic and Spanish Saints. continue reading »

Guatemala: UN Envoy Against Sexual Violence Hails Arrest of Former Top Military Figure

Guatemala: UN Envoy Against Sexual Violence Hails Arrest of Former Top Military Figure

A United Nations envoy welcomed the arrest of a former top Guatemalan military figure accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying the arrest sends a strong signal that justice can prevail in the Central American country. continue reading »

Research Targeting Latino’s Ages 14-34 Reveals Nearly 50% Seek More Bilingual/Bicultural Content

Research Targeting Latino’s Ages 14-34 Reveals Nearly 50% Seek More Bilingual/Bicultural Content

The report is the first-of-its-kind conducted with this demographic, combining both quantitative and qualitative methodologies with 14-34 year old Latinos, both U.S. and foreign-borns that have lived in the U.S. for 15 years or more. continue reading »

OUTLAW: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas (VIDEO)

OUTLAW: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas (VIDEO)

Mountain View High School Class of 2000 graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas described his life growing up as an undocumented immigrant. continue reading »

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »