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Brazil: Super Saturday Visa Program

Brazil: Super Saturday Visa Program

The U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, along with the U.S. consulates in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife, will open on Saturday, June 18, to accommodate Brazilian travelers continue reading »

Mexican Journalists Fear for Their Lives, Seek Asylum in U.S.

Mexican Journalists Fear for Their Lives, Seek Asylum in U.S.

A group of Mexican journalists are desperately asking the U.S. government to approve their asylum petitions, as they constantly fear for their lives for their depictions of drug cartels and the country’s military. continue reading »

WATCH: La 33’s Biographic Video Comic (VIDEO)

WATCH: La 33’s Biographic Video Comic (VIDEO)

This super neat Video Comic tells the ten salsa band's ten years of history, in 3 spicy minutes! continue reading »

Father Locks Up Son in a Wooden Box for 2 Months in Bolivia!  (VIDEO)

Father Locks Up Son in a Wooden Box for 2 Months in Bolivia!  (VIDEO)

The Canadian youth and his father belong to a Mennonite community in the Tres Cruces region of Bolivia. continue reading »

Arizona School Official Says Ethnic Studies Programs Promote Resentment Against Whites

Arizona School Official Says Ethnic Studies Programs Promote Resentment Against Whites

As the debate over ethnic studies programs in Tucson, Arizona schools continues, the state’s schools chief has stated that programs like these promote resentment towards whites. continue reading »

WATCH: Selena Gómez in Good Morning América!

WATCH: Selena Gómez in Good Morning América!

The 18 year-old singer-actress graced the Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield this morning, performing on Good Morning America. continue reading »

Victims of Nicaragua’s 1972 Eartquake Will Finally Have Permanent Housing

Victims of Nicaragua’s 1972 Eartquake Will Finally Have Permanent Housing

In 1972, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake devastated Nicaragua’s capital city. In the wake of the tragedy, 10,000 people lost their lives and 50,000 buildings – many of them homes – were leveled continue reading »

WATCH The Infamous Photos That got Chilean Press Banned from Soccer!

WATCH The Infamous Photos That got Chilean Press Banned from Soccer!

The Chilean soccer team has banned the press after pictures of a naughty prank got published in newspapers and the Internet. continue reading »

President Obama to Address National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

President Obama to Address National Council of La Raza Annual Conference

The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will speak at the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía announced today. continue reading »

“Silent Raids” Continue as Government Continues Search for Illegal Labor

“Silent Raids” Continue as Government Continues Search for Illegal Labor

The federal government continued its crackdown on businesses and employers who hire undocumented immigrants, and Wednesday issued another 1,000 warning to companies across the country saying that inspections of their hiring records should be expected. continue reading »

In Brazil, UN Secretary Ki-moon to Confer with National Leaders There

In Brazil, UN Secretary Ki-moon to Confer with National Leaders There

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is set to meet Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and members of the national Parliament during his final stop on a four-nation visit that has already taken him to Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay. continue reading »

Messi Wins, Messi Parties (VIDEO)

Messi Wins, Messi Parties (VIDEO)

Argentine tabloids report that Leo Messi’s apartment has become a haven for hard partying, alcohol, sex and cumbia. continue reading »

AARP Has Not Changed Its Position on Social Security and Issues Statement to Clarify

AARP Has Not Changed Its Position on Social Security and Issues Statement to Clarify

AARP CEO A. Barry Rand offered the following statement in response to inaccurate media stories on the association's policy on Social Security: continue reading »

Eva Longoria Pushes on Capital Hill to Reform Migrant Child Labor Laws

Eva Longoria Pushes on Capital Hill to Reform Migrant Child Labor Laws

Actor and Activist Eva Longoria, who is executive producer of a new documentary THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA, joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) on yesterday at the House Triangle continue reading »

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Praises Brazil’s Global Leadership and Commitment to UN Ideals

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Praises Brazil’s Global Leadership and Commitment to UN Ideals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Brazil for its leadership and commitment to world peace and security, regional integration, development and the promotion of the values and goals of the United Nations, continue reading »