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RIOTS After Argentine Fútbol Team River Plate Gets Demoted (VIDEO)

RIOTS After Argentine Fútbol Team River Plate Gets Demoted (VIDEO)

The Argentine fútbol team with the most titles ended a horrible season last weekend, relegated to the B division for the first time in 110 years! continue reading »

Police Chief in Juarez Survives Assassination Attempt

Police Chief in Juarez Survives Assassination Attempt

A Juarez police chief is relatively safe after an assassination attempt against him failed. Thursday, Lt. Colonel Julian Leyzaola was on patrol when in a neighborhood near downtown Juar continue reading »

Two Professors Arrested for Running Southwest Prostitution Ring

Two Professors Arrested for Running Southwest Prostitution Ring

Two college professors have been arrested for being part of a prostitution ring, one of them the former president of the University of New Mexico. David Flory, a physics professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey continue reading »

The Latino Commission on AIDS commends Marriage Equality Victory!

The Latino Commission on AIDS commends Marriage Equality Victory!

The Latino Commission on AIDS celebrates the historic victory for justice with the long-overdue passage of the Marriage Equality Act, which will allow same-sex couples to enter into civil marriage in continue reading »

Epic PITUFIESTA Turns Into New Smurfrecord (VIDEO)

Epic PITUFIESTA Turns Into New Smurfrecord (VIDEO)

Almost 5,000 people around the world dressed in blue to beat the world record of more people dressed as Smurfs in a 24hr period. continue reading »

3,000 Chilean Students Go Thriller for Education (VIDEO)

3,000 Chilean Students Go Thriller for Education (VIDEO)

Dancing in front of Chile’s “La Moneda” students demand changes in the national Education System. continue reading »

Bolivia: Calling for The Necessary Distinction between Child labor and Exploitation

Bolivia: Calling for The Necessary Distinction between Child labor and Exploitation

Statistics indicate that over 800,000 children have a full time job in Bolivia, one-fifth of the population in the age group between 5 and 14 years. continue reading »

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

At the end of the annual council session in Montreal, Canada, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson assumed leadership of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), a partnership with Canada and Mexico that fosters conservation, protection and enhancement of the North American environment. continue reading »

Bishops Call for Education Reform in Chile

Bishops Call for Education Reform in Chile

In the context of student protests, the Chilean bishops have stressed the urgency of researching proposals that meet with a broad consensus, in order to give the processes the go-ahead that meet the right demands. continue reading »

UN Official Commends Former Leaders of Ghana and Brazil on Winning Award

UN Official Commends Former Leaders of Ghana and Brazil on Winning Award

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week congratulated the former presidents of Ghana and Brazil, John Kufuor and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who have been honoured for their vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. continue reading »

TV Star Wilmer Valderrama Returns to His Birthplace for an Emotional Trip in PASTPORT: VENEZUELA

TV Star Wilmer Valderrama Returns to His Birthplace for an Emotional Trip in PASTPORT: VENEZUELA

Yet, few are aware that Wilmer Valderrama had very humble beginnings and comes from an extremely poor neighborhood in Venezuela — a place so dangerous, residents lock themselves in their homes by 5 o'clock to avoid the violence on the streets. continue reading »

CBP Detains 15 Cuban Illegal Aliens on Monito Island

CBP Detains 15 Cuban Illegal Aliens on Monito Island

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained 15 undocumented Cuban illegal aliens who landed on Monito Island in the early morning hours. continue reading »

Texas Contract Security Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee

Texas Contract Security Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee

The Justice Department today announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Contract Security Officer Edwin Rodriguez, 31, of Raymondville, Texas, with sexual abuse of a female Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainee who was under his supervision at the Willacy Detention Center, a federally contracted detention facility in Raymondville, Texas. continue reading »

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

EPA to Chair North America Commission for Environmental Cooperation

The meeting with the Mexican and Canadian ministers of the environment, as well as representatives from across the three governments, focused on the goals of empowering communities to address environmental concerns, especially in states, tribes, and under-served communities, a priority of Administrator Jackson continue reading »

Changes at Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development Lack Transparency

Changes at Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development Lack Transparency

Recently, members of the Hispanic Directors Association of New Jersey (HDANJ) received notice that Mr. Abraham Lopez had been appointed Executive Director of the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), and that the CHPRD mission and Advisory Committee continue reading »