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Mexican Tycoon with Suspected ties to Cartels, Released Due to Insufficient Evidence

Mexican Tycoon with Suspected ties to Cartels, Released Due to Insufficient Evidence

A judge has ordered the release of the former mayor of Tijuana, accused of having nearly 90 illegal firearms, leaving President Felipe Calderon’s administration reeling, and anti-crime advocates angry. continue reading »

Nat’l Latino GOP Group Permanently Puts Senator Rubio on ‘Unfriendly’ to Latino List

Nat’l Latino GOP Group Permanently Puts Senator Rubio on ‘Unfriendly’ to Latino List

Cuban-Americans Sen. Marco Rubio and candidate Ted Cruz will permanently wind up on the SOMOS REPUBLICANS unfriendly to Latino list because of their support for enforcement only continue reading »

Pioneer Trini Lopez: “They said Trini was Nice, but López had to go. I said no.”

Pioneer Trini Lopez: “They said Trini was Nice, but López had to go. I said no.”

Trini López told Gibson.com how he almost walked out of his first record deal, because the studio wanted him to change his name. “I was proud of my heritage, always will be” continue reading »

Another Defender of Amazon Rainforest Brutally Murdered

Another Defender of Amazon Rainforest Brutally Murdered

The farmer and activist for the defense of the Amazon, Obed Loyla Souza, 31, was killed on Thursday, June 9 in the Brazilian state of Pará (North Brazil). The news was released on June 14. continue reading »

Uruguay is Hailed as One of the Largest Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Worldwide

Uruguay is Hailed as One of the Largest Contributors to UN Peacekeeping Worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today thanked Uruguay for being one of the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping worldwide. “Uruguay’s commitment to global peacekeeping is without rival,” Mr. Ban said in his remarks to the National School for Peacekeeping Operations, located in the capital, Montevideo. “When adjusted for population, no country contributes more troops than Uruguay.” continue reading »

New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls US Immigration Policy “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Bloomberg calls US Immigration Policy “National Suicide”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the US risks “national suicide” if it doesn’t implement a more welcoming immigration policy. Bloomberg spoke on Wednesday to the Council on Foreign Relations. continue reading »

ICE Testimony Before Senate on ‘Illegal Tunnels’ at U.S.-Mexico Border

ICE Testimony Before Senate on ‘Illegal Tunnels’ at U.S.-Mexico Border

The following is the testimony of Executive Associate Director James A. Dinkins, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, before the Senate Caucus on international narcotics control and "illegal tunnels on the southwest border". continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Seizure of Illegal Iguana Meat at U.S.-Mexico Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Seizure of Illegal Iguana Meat at U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry last week found 159 pounds of concealed iguana meat hidden in coolers underneath fish. continue reading »

Texas Passes Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill - One Senator Saying, “This is a Sad Day”

Texas Passes Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill - One Senator Saying, “This is a Sad Day”

Wednesday, the Texas Senate voted against a bill that would have allowed cities to decide whether or not they want to be so-called “Sanctuary Cities” and not require local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws. continue reading »

Police Stings in Mexico Far, FAR Less Successful Than Scorpion Stings

Police Stings in Mexico Far, FAR Less Successful Than Scorpion Stings

In the five and a half months of 2011, close to one hundred thousand people have been stung by scorpions in México! continue reading »

Human Rights Watch Shows Immigrant Detainees Moved Repeatedly Away from Family and Lawyers

Human Rights Watch Shows Immigrant Detainees Moved Repeatedly Away from Family and Lawyers

Detained immigrants facing deportation in the United States are being transferred, often repeatedly, to remote detention centers by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Human Rights Watch said today in a report analyzing 12 years of data. continue reading »

Bad News for Charlie, Good News for Penelope

Bad News for Charlie, Good News for Penelope

A judge has ruled that Charlie Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit against his former Warner Bros. bosses will not go to trial, and will instead have to be decided behind closed doors. continue reading »

U.S. History Scores Increase at Grade 8 but Not at Grades 4 and 12, Minorities See Greatest Progress

U.S. History Scores Increase at Grade 8 but Not at Grades 4 and 12, Minorities See Greatest Progress

Most Subgroups and Low Performers Show Greatest Improvement Since 1994. Eighth-graders earned the highest NAEP U.S. history scores to date. Still, only 17 percent scored at or above the Proficient level. continue reading »

Secretary Clinton Trying to Warm Hugo Chavez’ Heart with ‘Sports Diplomacy’

Secretary Clinton Trying to Warm Hugo Chavez’ Heart with ‘Sports Diplomacy’

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Greivis Vasquez, a player on the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies continue reading »

Text Messaging Program to Help Latino Immigrants Save Money

Text Messaging Program to Help Latino Immigrants Save Money

A new text messaging service to help monitor your monthly expenses has been released and is being marketed to Latino immigrants looking to save money. continue reading »