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Spanish Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan by Road Bombs, Making It Deadliest NATO Mission for Spain

Spanish Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan by Road Bombs, Making It Deadliest NATO Mission for Spain

Two Spanish armed force members in there 20’s are amongst the dead in a deadly bombing in Afghanistan while three other Spaniards were injured. The roadside land mine was tripped when the military vehicle the Spaniards were riding triggered it. continue reading »

Mexico’s Peace Movement and Poet Sicilia Meets with Mexican President Calderon

Mexico’s Peace Movement and Poet Sicilia Meets with Mexican President Calderon

Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with representatives of the Peace Movement, including founder and poet Javier Sicilia, Julián LeBaron and María Herrera. continue reading »

Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua Added to Distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site List

Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua Added to Distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site List

The United Nations has added cultural sites in Ukraine, Mongolia, France and Nicaragua to the World Heritage List, closing out this year’s selection with a total of 25 sites, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination by Farmland

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination by Farmland

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Farmland Foods Inc., a major producer of pork products in the United States, alleging that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by imposing unnecessary documentary requirements on non-U.S. citizens when establishing their authority to work in the United States. Farmland Foods, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. continue reading »

Madrid Gets Its Own Walk Of Fame (VIDEO)

Madrid Gets Its Own Walk Of Fame (VIDEO)

Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Pedro Almodóvar inaugurated on Monday Madrid’s Walk of Fame, showcasing its first 25 stars! continue reading »

Woman Says Principal “Crossed the Line” When Giving Graduation Speech in English and Spanish (VIDEO)

Woman Says Principal “Crossed the Line” When Giving Graduation Speech in English and Spanish (VIDEO)

“Class of 2011, I want to congratulate you for all your accomplishments this year,” Principal of Whittell High School in Nevada said to his graduating class. He then said it in Spanish as a nice gesture to the Spanish-speaking students and their family members. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER Wannabe Rapper Climbs NY Light Post To Seek Record Deal (VIDEO)

LATINO BLOTTER Wannabe Rapper Climbs NY Light Post To Seek Record Deal (VIDEO)

34 year old Raymond Velázquez’s rap tantrum caused Times Square to shut down on Tuesday morning. continue reading »

After U.S.‘s Last Minute Backing of France’s Lagarde for IMF Chief, Mexico Candidate Carstens Loses

After U.S.‘s Last Minute Backing of France’s Lagarde for IMF Chief, Mexico Candidate Carstens Loses

Though Mexico and others in Latin America had hoped Mexico’s Agustín Carstens would be appointed as the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief, the company’s Executive Board selected France’s Chr continue reading »

Man Hides Mom’s Corpse in Oil Drum, Then Hides Drum in Hot Dog Cart

Man Hides Mom’s Corpse in Oil Drum, Then Hides Drum in Hot Dog Cart

Authorities haven’t been able to charge the man, as they haven’t been able to pull the body from the oil drum, sealed with concrete. continue reading »

L.A. Dodgers File for Bankruptcy in Delaware Court, “Los Doyers” in Trouble

L.A. Dodgers File for Bankruptcy in Delaware Court, “Los Doyers” in Trouble

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday in a Delaware court with owner Frank McCourt citing interference from Major League Baseball’s (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig as the main reason for the club’s failure. continue reading »

Isabel Allende Wins the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award

Isabel Allende Wins the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award

The writer and was awarded for her narrative qualities, and her ability to maroon audiences with her stories. continue reading »

Weekend at Sheen’s: Dumped, Dead, Possible New Deal?

Weekend at Sheen’s: Dumped, Dead, Possible New Deal?

What’s new with Chuck Sheen? We’ll in a nutshell: he’s goddess-less, his 2 ½ men character might get the death treatment, and he might have an ace up his sleeve to bring him back to "winning". continue reading »

Congressman Smith Looks to Block Obama Administration’s (Unused) Ability to Stop Deportations

Congressman Smith Looks to Block Obama Administration’s (Unused) Ability to Stop Deportations

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith is sponsoring a bill that serves to block President Obama’s administration from using its executive power to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Mexico Tourism Board Shocked Princess Cruises Cancels Trips to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan

Mexico Tourism Board Shocked Princess Cruises Cancels Trips to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan

Tourism officials in Mexico are reeling after Princess Cruises announced the cancellation of their calls in Puerto Vallarta for the rest of the year. This announcement follows a similar one three months ago stating that calls to Mazatlan would also be canceled citing safety concerns. continue reading »

28 Dead and 10 Injured in Bolivia Bus Accident

28 Dead and 10 Injured in Bolivia Bus Accident

The bus plunged 700 feet into a ravine on Monday, around a bend in the road known as “The Curve of the Condor” continue reading »