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White Supremacists March Against Immigration in Southern California

White Supremacists March Against Immigration in Southern California

On Saturday, a group of around 25 military boot-clad white supremacists marched down the streets of Claremont, California, in protest of what they called an “unbridled flow of immigration” into the area. continue reading »

Human Rights Experts Studying How Mexico Deals with the Issue of Forced Disappearances

Human Rights Experts Studying How Mexico Deals with the Issue of Forced Disappearances

The United Nations human rights experts tasked with assisting families determine the fate or whereabouts of disappeared relatives examined over 200 cases during its recent session held in Mexico City continue reading »

Elizabeth NJ Police Officer Charged with Shaking Down Hispanics

Elizabeth NJ Police Officer Charged with Shaking Down Hispanics

Officer Rocco Malgieri would drive around seeking a victim for his next shakedown. The 19-year veteran typically picked out Hispanic looking men. The officer would pull over the chosen vehicle, usually without any reason. He would then demand between $100- $150 as a bribe for not turning in the victim for being in America undocumented. continue reading »

Government Attorney Sentenced for Taking Bribes from Illegal Aliens for Favorable Treatment

Government Attorney Sentenced for Taking Bribes from Illegal Aliens for Favorable Treatment

A senior attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was sentenced yesterday morning to 212 months in federal prison for taking nearly one-half million dollars in bribes continue reading »

U.S.-Brazilian Cooperation to Promote Labor Issues Comes After Presidential Visit

U.S.-Brazilian Cooperation to Promote Labor Issues Comes After Presidential Visit

The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed an agreement between Brazil and the United States to promote the cooperation of all States continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Musician Gerardo Ortiz Survives Attack, Driver and Rep. Killed  (VIDEO)

NARCO BLOG: Musician Gerardo Ortiz Survives Attack, Driver and Rep. Killed (VIDEO)

It was reported in the early hours of Sunday that singer Gerardo Ortiz was attacked after finishing his presentation at the Palenque de Villa de Alvarez, Colima, The attackers killed Abel Valle Rosales who was his driver, and Ramiro Caro, his representative, a women in his car was also injured. continue reading »

Mariachi Heritage Society Celebrates 20 Years in Latin Music Education

Mariachi Heritage Society Celebrates 20 Years in Latin Music Education

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Mariachi Heritage Society and Director Jose Hernandez welcome Mattel, Inc. as the title sponsor for this year's event, Viva El Mariachi. continue reading »

CENSUS: 42 States Info Released, Hispanic Population Accounts 54% of All Growth

CENSUS: 42 States Info Released, Hispanic Population Accounts 54% of All Growth

Based on the aggregation of the population residing on the 42 states released thus far by Census: Hispanic population growth is exceeding the most recent Census estimates by 4.3 percent. More than 45 million Hispanics in the 42 states released as of 3-17-11. And Hispanics contributed 54 percent of the overall population growth in those states. continue reading »

REPORT:  Increasing Violence Against Priests in Mexico

REPORT:  Increasing Violence Against Priests in Mexico

Last year more than one thousand priests were victims of attempted extortions (for their “protection”, amounts ranging from ten thousand to two million Mexican pesos have been demanded). About 162 were threatened with death. continue reading »

The Obamas in Chile, 2nd Leg of Their Latin American Visit (PHOTOS)

The Obamas in Chile, 2nd Leg of Their Latin American Visit (PHOTOS)

The Obama's have arrived in Santiago de Chile, after a visit to Brazil. Chile is the second nation in President Obama's 2011 Latin American tour. continue reading »

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Makes $15 Billion Weapons Purchase Worrying his Latin American Neighbors

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Makes $15 Billion Weapons Purchase Worrying his Latin American Neighbors

While the Latin American region is basking in the glow of a U.S. Presidential visit and all of President Obama’s regional praise, there is also much worry about Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. continue reading »

Taco Bell Tantrum. Man Angry Over Increased Burrito Prices Opens Fire

Taco Bell Tantrum. Man Angry Over Increased Burrito Prices Opens Fire

A San Antonio man, upset over the end of a Taco Bell burrito promotion, was apparently angry enough to shoot the store manager with an air, flash an assault rifle, and partake in a shootout with police. continue reading »

Watch Ricky Martin and New Boyfriend at GLAAD Media Awards (VIDEO)

Watch Ricky Martin and New Boyfriend at GLAAD Media Awards (VIDEO)

Ricky Martin was honored at the New York Marriott Marquis on Saturday (March 19) in New York City with a GLAAD Media Award. continue reading »

Bill Gates Acquires 14.7% Stake in Mexico’s FEMSA, Latin America’s Largest Coca-Cola Bottler

Bill Gates Acquires 14.7% Stake in Mexico’s FEMSA, Latin America’s Largest Coca-Cola Bottler

Mexico’s FEMSA has announced U.S. billionaire, Bill Gates, has acquired a 14.7% stake in the company. The company was forced to make the announcement before it was ready when market rumors were spreading that Gates bought all the share available. continue reading »

Oh, Carlos. Charlie Sheen Reportedly in Talks with CBS to Return to “Two and a Half Men”

Oh, Carlos. Charlie Sheen Reportedly in Talks with CBS to Return to “Two and a Half Men”

Crazy Carlos aka Charlie Sheen is reportedly in talks with CBS about the possibility of rejoining the cast of “Two and a Half Men,” the hit show he was fired from just to weeks ago, after he ripped series creator Chuck Lorre in a number of radio and television interviews. continue reading »