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UN Speaks Out Against Pending Execution of Mexican National in U.S.

UN Speaks Out Against Pending Execution of Mexican National in U.S.

The top United Nations human rights official has appealed to a state governor in the United States to commute the death sentence of a Mexican national scheduled to be executed for murder next week, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported today. continue reading »

¡No Mas!  Guatemalan Court Blocks Recently Divorced First Lady from Running for Presidency

¡No Mas!  Guatemalan Court Blocks Recently Divorced First Lady from Running for Presidency

Apparently Guatemalan election officials saw and thought what most people of that country saw and thought of the First Lady’s pending divorce from the President –it’s a farce. continue reading »

Shocker:  Hugo Chavez Battling Cancer with No Indication When He Will Return to Venezuela

Shocker:  Hugo Chavez Battling Cancer with No Indication When He Will Return to Venezuela

Everyone knew something was wrong with Hugo Chavez. From his extended travels to Cuba for ‘health reasons’, to going radio silence on Twitter and state TV to the recent cancellation of the Latin American summit. continue reading »

Maya Indie Film Series Launches, Celebrating Latinos in Film

Maya Indie Film Series Launches, Celebrating Latinos in Film

The Maya Indie Film Series (MIFS) launched its third annual seven-city tour in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago this week, followed by San Antonio and San Diego on August 5, Dallas on August 12, continue reading »

Michigan Dairy Farmer Fined $2.7 Million for Hiring 78 Illegal Aliens Representing 75% of Workforce

Michigan Dairy Farmer Fined $2.7 Million for Hiring 78 Illegal Aliens Representing 75% of Workforce

A Michigan dairy farm and its two owners pleaded guilty this week to charges of employing illegal aliens, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »

U.S.-Spain Sign Agreement on Science & Technology for Homeland Security Matters

U.S.-Spain Sign Agreement on Science & Technology for Homeland Security Matters

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba to sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement Advocate’s Claims About Hispanic Lawmakers Turn Out to be True

Immigration Enforcement Advocate’s Claims About Hispanic Lawmakers Turn Out to be True

While speaking at a rally in Texas, the co-founder and former president of the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas stated that the states that passed anti-illegal immigration legislation were also the states with few Hispanic legislators. As it turns out, she was correct. continue reading »

What the Fuá is “Fuá”?

What the Fuá is “Fuá”?

Rescued from a gutter by Méxican rescue officials, this man conjured, summoned, beckoned the almighty Fuá from within, over and over. But, what is it? continue reading »

Tropical Storm Arlene Hits Mexico, Authorities Warn of Flood Risks

Tropical Storm Arlene Hits Mexico, Authorities Warn of Flood Risks

As the first tropical storm of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Arlene hit Mexico with winds of 65mph and gusts of even higher speeds at the country’s shores just south of Tampico. continue reading »

ART ON THE BORDER Ron English Style

ART ON THE BORDER Ron English Style

Ron English says he “liberates” the surfaces he does art on. Has the U.S.-Mexico border been liberated, then? continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Pushes 4-Year-Old Son From Car and Leaves Him

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Pushes 4-Year-Old Son From Car and Leaves Him

In Texas, a four-year-old boy is in state custody after his father reportedly threw him out of the vehicle onto a West Texas highway lined with cacti. Angel Flores had to have at least 500 cactus spines removed from his body after his father, Carlos Rico, pushed him out of his car along Interstate 20 around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. continue reading »

Illinois Community Builds Wounded Army Vet and Family New Home

Illinois Community Builds Wounded Army Vet and Family New Home

A neighborhood south of Chicago has come together to build a new home for disabled Army veteran Sergio Lopez and his family.. In Hillside, Illinois, community members raised more than a quarter continue reading »

Laguna del Laja in Chile is Named One of World’s Top Biosphere Reserves

Laguna del Laja in Chile is Named One of World’s Top Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations today added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 different countries, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported. In the impressive list was the Laguna del Laja in Chile. continue reading »

How Do Latinas React When They Meet Their Crush? (VIDEO)

How Do Latinas React When They Meet Their Crush? (VIDEO)

Dubbed “The Best Day Ever” by Selena, watch the day she met SHIA LABEOUF! continue reading »

CONGRATULATIONS Javier Colon, Winner of Season One of “The Voice”

CONGRATULATIONS Javier Colon, Winner of Season One of “The Voice”

Ten weeks after the show began, NBC’s “The Voice” has a winner – Javier Colon. The results were leaked hours before the show, so a number of viewers did not have to wait for the finale’s airing. continue reading »