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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 »

ERIC ROBERTS: “I Will Play Sebastián Piñera to the Bone”

ERIC ROBERTS: “I Will Play Sebastián Piñera to the Bone”

The prolific actor will walk a mile in the Chilean President’s shoes for the upcoming miner film “Miracle Underground” continue reading »

Human Rights Experts, UN and Governments Meeting with Aim to Eradicate Torture in Latin America

Human Rights Experts, UN and Governments Meeting with Aim to Eradicate Torture in Latin America

Human rights experts and government officials from 11 countries today began a United Nations-backed meeting aimed at eradicating torture from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported. continue reading »

Tony Plana Leaves Rob Schneider’s Pilot, Cheech Marin is In!

Tony Plana Leaves Rob Schneider’s Pilot, Cheech Marin is In!

The still unnamed project is also looking for new talent to replace leading ladies Ada Maris, and Nadine Velázquez. continue reading »

Report States Many Guns Being Used in Mexico Drug War Came From U.S.

Report States Many Guns Being Used in Mexico Drug War Came From U.S.

According to data from the U.S. government, about 70 percent of firearms seized by authorities in Mexico in 2009 and 2010, came from the U.S. The data was released in a report continue reading »

MEET “Los Enanitos Toreros” Mexico’s Smallest Bullfighters! (VIDEO)

MEET “Los Enanitos Toreros” Mexico’s Smallest Bullfighters! (VIDEO)

"Los Enanitos Toreros" are a group of six comedians from Yucatan who travel across Mexico entertaining audiences with their daring, skillful and hilarious bullfighting performances. continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Launches Local, Regional & National Educational Program

Latino Commission on AIDS Launches Local, Regional & National Educational Program

The Latino Commission on AIDS is proud to announce that it is launching Tratamiento Ahora/Treatment Now - a local, regional and national treatment education and skills building program. continue reading »