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Guatemala: UN Envoy Against Sexual Violence Hails Arrest of Former Top Military Figure

Guatemala: UN Envoy Against Sexual Violence Hails Arrest of Former Top Military Figure

A United Nations envoy welcomed the arrest of a former top Guatemalan military figure accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying the arrest sends a strong signal that justice can prevail in the Central American country. continue reading »

Research Targeting Latino’s Ages 14-34 Reveals Nearly 50% Seek More Bilingual/Bicultural Content

Research Targeting Latino’s Ages 14-34 Reveals Nearly 50% Seek More Bilingual/Bicultural Content

The report is the first-of-its-kind conducted with this demographic, combining both quantitative and qualitative methodologies with 14-34 year old Latinos, both U.S. and foreign-borns that have lived in the U.S. for 15 years or more. continue reading »

OUTLAW: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas (VIDEO)

OUTLAW: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas (VIDEO)

Mountain View High School Class of 2000 graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas described his life growing up as an undocumented immigrant. continue reading »

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

RELAX this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Menendez, Colleagues Re-introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Menendez, Colleagues Re-introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) John Kerry (D-MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) re-introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill aimed at addressing the broken immigration system with tough, smart, and fair measures. continue reading »

White House Denies Funny Man Stephen Colbert’s Request to Document U.S. Citizenship Ceremony

White House Denies Funny Man Stephen Colbert’s Request to Document U.S. Citizenship Ceremony

Political funny man Stephen Colbert had hoped to feature and on-air naturalization ceremony on his Comedy Central show, but the White House has said no to that idea. continue reading »

11 Latin American Nations Endorse Ban on Commercial Whaling

11 Latin American Nations Endorse Ban on Commercial Whaling

11 Latin American nations now stand behind an international agreement that calls for a ban on hunting the enormous sea mammals. continue reading »

U.S. to Increase Foreign Aid to Help Fight Drug War in Central America

U.S. to Increase Foreign Aid to Help Fight Drug War in Central America

Wednesday, the Obama administration pledged to send additional aid to Central America’s forces working against its drug war. At a regional security conference in Guatemala, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary continue reading »

WATCH Trailer for DreamWorks “Puss In Boots” (VIDEO)

WATCH Trailer for DreamWorks “Puss In Boots” (VIDEO)

Get ready for the adventures of the cat from Shrek, who this coming November, will be the hero next to his friends Kitty SoftPaws and Humpty Alexander Dumpty. continue reading »

Penélope Cruz Will be In the Next Woody Allen Film

Penélope Cruz Will be In the Next Woody Allen Film

"The Bop Decameron" will star Allen, Cruz, Greta Gerwig and Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin and and Ellen Page, among others. continue reading »

Current U.S.Minorities Expected to Be the Majority by Middle of Century

Current U.S.Minorities Expected to Be the Majority by Middle of Century

Preliminary U.S. Census estimates are showing that minority infants now outnumber white babies in America, indicating that the current ethnic minorities will become the majority by mid-century. continue reading »

“Even the Children Begin to Take up Arms” Mgr. Vera Lopez On the Recruitment of Minors by Cartels

“Even the Children Begin to Take up Arms” Mgr. Vera Lopez On the Recruitment of Minors by Cartels

Between 14 and 15,000 members of the youth gangs of Saltillo are incorporated in organized crime and have become a serious threat to the population: the alarm has been launched by the Bishop of continue reading »

North Carolina Voter Identification Bill Vetoed by Gov. Perdue

North Carolina Voter Identification Bill Vetoed by Gov. Perdue

Thursday, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed House Bill 351, which if passed, would have required voters to show identification to cast their ballots. continue reading »

Jennifer López, Cameron Díaz Baby Crazy for Lionsgate

Jennifer López, Cameron Díaz Baby Crazy for Lionsgate

The actresses have signed to play mommies-to-be in a comedy titled “What to Expect When you are Expecting” continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Arrested in Barcelona With 8lbs. of Cocaine IN HER NUTS!

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Arrested in Barcelona With 8lbs. of Cocaine IN HER NUTS!

The woman managed to fly from Bogotá to Barcelona with 8lbs of the alkaloid hidden in wine bottles, and nuts. continue reading »