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Colombia Promotes First Geothermal Energy Project

Colombia Promotes First Geothermal Energy Project

Colombia will promote investment in non-conventional renewable energy sources and lay the groundwork for its first geothermal project with a $2.7 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) administered by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Metal Singer Dies in Motorcycle Accident Just Short of 1st Anniversary of Wife’s Fatal Accident

Metal Singer Dies in Motorcycle Accident Just Short of 1st Anniversary of Wife’s Fatal Accident

The singer for metal band One of Sixx was killed in a motorcycle accident in Texas over the 4th of July weekend. His death comes just weeks before the one-year anniversary of the death of his wife, also killed in a motorcycle accident. continue reading »

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership

Secretary Hillary Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister to Launch Open Government Partnership

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota will announce the Open Government Partnership (OGP) at a high-level meeting of governments and civil society at the Department of State on July 12, 2011. The Open Government Partnership is a new, multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete continue reading »

Fewer People Migrating North as Mexico Sees All Around Improvement

Fewer People Migrating North as Mexico Sees All Around Improvement

As immigration hysteria is still raging in parts of America, the number of immigrants coming from Mexico has actually slowed considerably, and research suggests it’s due to the changes Mexico has been undergoing. continue reading »

ANONYMOUS Calls for a Massive Cyber-Attack in Support of Chile Students

ANONYMOUS Calls for a Massive Cyber-Attack in Support of Chile Students

The “MalEducados” cyber-operation follows several weeks of student protests in Chile, offering them online support for their cause. Anonymous, who is behind the cyber-operation, is calling for global hacker support tomorrow at 10 am. to support student protesting for better access to education. They have been protesting for several months. continue reading »

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: 100 Years of Machu Picchu (LIVE STREAM)

JOIN THE CELEBRATION: 100 Years of Machu Picchu (LIVE STREAM)

Partake of the celebrations happening in the site LIVE, with our live stream. Don’t miss tonight’s light and sound show LIVE from 6:00pm CDT. continue reading »

Latino Immigrants Worry About Competing With Refugees in the Low-Income Job Market

Latino Immigrants Worry About Competing With Refugees in the Low-Income Job Market

Just as Latino immigrants were thought to have the strongest hold on service-sector jobs in Utah, a new kind of immigrant may be taking over these low-skilled occupations. continue reading »

Latinos Form First Ever Mexican-American Vintners Association in Napa Valley

Latinos Form First Ever Mexican-American Vintners Association in Napa Valley

For the first time in US wine industry history, Mexican-American vintners and wine industry leaders have joined forces to officially launch the Napa Valley Mexican-American Vintners Association (NVMAVA). continue reading »

Sexual Assault Case of 11-year-old Latina by 19 Men Being Delayed by DNA Results

Sexual Assault Case of 11-year-old Latina by 19 Men Being Delayed by DNA Results

In the small town of Cleveland, Texas, 19 men are accused if being a part of the sexual assault of a then-11-year-old girl. But a judge has pushed back the cases of six of them due to a delay in DNA testing. continue reading »

Acapulco’s Bet on Street Security: Sexy, Female Only Police Force

Acapulco’s Bet on Street Security: Sexy, Female Only Police Force

Controversy ensued when Secretary of Public Safety , Ramón Almonte Borja put up an ad looking for women 18 to 26, 5-foot-5 with weight proportional to height, and in good physical health, to become cops. continue reading »

Hispanic ‘Nanny’ in Casey Anthony Case Now Seeking Damages, First IDed as Caylee’s Abductor

Hispanic ‘Nanny’ in Casey Anthony Case Now Seeking Damages, First IDed as Caylee’s Abductor

Now that Casey Anthony is due to be freed from jail next Wednesday, everyone is lining up to extract justice and/or money, except of course, her poor deceased 2-year old daughter Caylee. continue reading »

Unrelated News: Have We Found Candidates for Russian Goodwill Embassadors? Probably Not…

Unrelated News: Have We Found Candidates for Russian Goodwill Embassadors? Probably Not…

Okay, so this is completely unrelated to Hispanics or Latinos or even the Americas, but come on now. This "concerned" citizen's lack of care is frighteningly amusing. Don't worry, it appears the truck's passenger(s) were (are) okay. As for the driver that appear that to just continue with their day, maybe they could use some help. How do you not react to that continue reading »

Pinochet’s Home Now a Pot Den!

Pinochet’s Home Now a Pot Den!

Police found 182 full grown plants and 5 pounds of marijuana on drying racks, near a creek in the same property where the Chilean dictator is buried! continue reading »

Search Continues in Mexico for Missing American Boating Tourists While Captain is Arrested

Search Continues in Mexico for Missing American Boating Tourists While Captain is Arrested

As time passes and hope fades the search continues for seven American boating tourists in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. One American tourist has been confirmed dead when Erik, the fishing charter boat out of the San Felipe port, capsized due to an violent electrical storm at sea. Thus far 19 of the tourists and all 16 crew members had been rescued either by the Mexican Navy or local fisherman. continue reading »

Puerto Rico’s Police Chief Resigns as Island’s Violence Rises

Puerto Rico’s Police Chief Resigns as Island’s Violence Rises

Following a record number of homicides in Puerto Rico, the island’s police chief, Jose Figueroa Sancha, resigned Saturday. Gov. Luis Fortuño’s administration said Col. Jose Luis Rivera will be serving as interim police chief. continue reading »