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UN Seeks Latin American Support in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

UN Seeks Latin American Support in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A United Nations regional meeting to support Israeli-Palestinian peace opened in Uruguay today, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling for a halt to Israel’s settlement building in occupied territory, an end to all expressions of violence and the punishment of those perpetrating it. continue reading »

Watch Maria Aragon’s Birthday Message to Lady Gaga

Watch Maria Aragon’s Birthday Message to Lady Gaga

María Aragón, the ten year old who became an internet sensation after posting on YouTube her rendition of "Born This Way," Wished Lady Gaga a Happy Birthday with this adorable video. continue reading »

People of Mexico Feel Cartels are Winning Drug War, Says Poll

People of Mexico Feel Cartels are Winning Drug War, Says Poll

A recent poll of Mexicans revealed that many believe the cartels are winning the drug war in their country. The Demotecnia poll, released Tuesday, reported that six out of 10 Mexicans believe that drug cartels are maintaining contro continue reading »

Pope Tells Latin American Bishops:  Building Strong Families Key

Pope Tells Latin American Bishops:  Building Strong Families Key

Made public today was a Message written by the Holy Father for a meeting of bishops who head episcopal commissions for the family and life in Latin America and the Caribbean continue reading »

Gibson Guitars Launches Official Spanish Language Website

Gibson Guitars Launches Official Spanish Language Website

GibsonGuitar.es includes daily updates on featured products, interviews, news, contests and all in Spanish. continue reading »

Hispanic Man Guilty of Harboring 100 Illegal Aliens for His Mexican Restaurants & Paying Low Wages

Hispanic Man Guilty of Harboring 100 Illegal Aliens for His Mexican Restaurants & Paying Low Wages

A man from Mexico pleaded guilty on Tuesday to harboring as many as 100 illegal aliens for commercial advantage. The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. continue reading »

Chicago Streets Scene of Mayhem with Street Shootings Resulting in Bus Crash, 11 Injured

The crime ridden neighborhood of Englewood that is not easily shocked was taken back by the bold actions of two gunmen strolled the streets and opened fire at another vehicle causing a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus to crash, injuring 11 people. continue reading »

EPA Releases U.S. - Mexico Border Environmental and Health Report

EPA Releases U.S. - Mexico Border Environmental and Health Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Mexico’s Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment just released the Border 2012 Accomplishment Report for 2010. continue reading »

Hispanic Leaders Urge Sen. Reid to Defund Gainful Employment Rule

Hispanic Leaders Urge Sen. Reid to Defund Gainful Employment Rule

MANA, A National Latina Organization, joined with leading Hispanic organizations and concerned state legislators in urging Senator Reid (D-NV) to stand as a leader for Latinos and fight to defund continue reading »

Mexican National Receives 70-Month Sentence for Narcotics Trafficking Conviction

Mexican National Receives 70-Month Sentence for Narcotics Trafficking Conviction

Earlier this week in federal court in Albuquerque, Erik Alonzo-Martinez, 28, was sentenced to a 70-month term of imprisonment for his narcotics trafficking conviction. Alonzo-Martinez, a citizen of Mexico, will be deported after he completes his prison sentence. continue reading »

Asylum-Seeker Numbers Fall, U.S Largest Recipient of Claims Mostly from China and Mexico

Asylum-Seeker Numbers Fall, U.S Largest Recipient of Claims Mostly from China and Mexico

The number of asylum-seekers seeking to live in the industrialized world continues to fall and is now almost half the level it was a decade ago, the United Nations refugee agency reported as it released its annual snapshot of asylum trends. continue reading »

Watch George Lopez Bring Out The Mexican in Matthew McConaughey (VIDEO)

Watch George Lopez Bring Out The Mexican in Matthew McConaughey (VIDEO)

Watch McConaughey's appearance in Lopez Tonight, where the all American actor examines his early years....in Spanish! continue reading »

Groups Across U.S. Standing Up to State Governments’ Harsh Immigration Legislation Proposals

Groups Across U.S. Standing Up to State Governments’ Harsh Immigration Legislation Proposals

As more and more states are considering immigration laws that would mirror Arizona’s controversial legislation, immigrant advocate groups are “building momentum” and stopping them. continue reading »

Fmr. President Jimmy Carter In Cuba to Intercede in the Case of Jailed U.S. Contractor

Fmr. President Jimmy Carter In Cuba to Intercede in the Case of Jailed U.S. Contractor

Former President Jimmy Carter is in Cuba on a three-day mission to help ease tensions with Havana, and hopefully enable the release of a U.S. government contractor. Though officials claim Carter was asked by Washington to go intercede in Cuba, continue reading »

Rapper ‘Pitbull’ Named Spokesman for Low Calorie Vodka ‘Voli’

Rapper ‘Pitbull’ Named Spokesman for Low Calorie Vodka ‘Voli’

The artist has announced a partnership with the French Vodka makers. Grab some Voli and try our cocktail below as we celebrate the new partnership with our “Bloody PitVoli” continue reading »