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EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  16-Yr Old Texan Boy Captured Driving Truck into U.S. with 126 Pounds of Pot

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  16-Yr Old Texan Boy Captured Driving Truck into U.S. with 126 Pounds of Pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 126 pounds of marijuana Sunday afternoon. The drugs were hidden in a van being driven by a 16-year-old El Paso boy. continue reading »

Convicted Criminals to Replace Undocumented Workers in Georgia

Convicted Criminals to Replace Undocumented Workers in Georgia

A large number of immigrants are fleeing Georgia as anti-immigrant legislation is set to be enacted. Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a statement that he is looking to fill vacant farm jobs with convicted criminals. continue reading »

Five Illegal Aliens with Criminal Histories Apprehended at Arizona-Mexico Border

Five Illegal Aliens with Criminal Histories Apprehended at Arizona-Mexico Border

Over the weekend, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested five illegal aliens with dangerous criminal histories. Three of the illegal aliens are members of violent street gangs and two had felony convictions for manslaughter. continue reading »

HUD Goes Bilingual with Spanish Blog

HUD Goes Bilingual with Spanish Blog

Earlier this year, HUD was very excited to roll out a new interactive blog, The HUDdle. Many posts later, they continue to reach out directly to the public like Nuevo blog en espanol- The HUDdle en continue reading »

OSHA: Latino Workers Suffer Disproportionately from On-the-Job Heat Injuries and Illness

OSHA: Latino Workers Suffer Disproportionately from On-the-Job Heat Injuries and Illness

On May 14, 2008, a young worker named Maria Isavel Vasquez Jimenez arrived for her shift at a California vineyard. She was pregnant, and her job required her to spend long hours tying grapevines in the sun. continue reading »

Possible Facebook IPO Valuation Exceeding $100 Million - Brazil, Mexico Users Increase

Possible Facebook IPO Valuation Exceeding $100 Million - Brazil, Mexico Users Increase

CNBC is reporting that an insider has told them the social-networking site, Facebook, is “likely to go public by the first quarter of 2012” with an IPO valuation of more than $100 million. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Hypersexual Deputy Scott Christopher Montoya Relieved Of Duty

LATINO BLOTTER: Hypersexual Deputy Scott Christopher Montoya Relieved Of Duty

Former Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputy Montoya, is fighting to retain his job. Evidence of lewd and inappropriate behavior against him, is overwhelming. continue reading »

Nicaragua’s First Family Runs the Nation’s Media and Communications!

Nicaragua’s First Family Runs the Nation’s Media and Communications!

The Ortega clan control Channel 8, Channel 13 and the Secretary of Communications and Citizenship. continue reading »

Undocumented Grandparents Fight for Custody of U.S.-Born Grandchildren After Mother Dies

Undocumented Grandparents Fight for Custody of U.S.-Born Grandchildren After Mother Dies

In Chicago, two grandparents are fighting for legal custody of their five grandchildren after their mother passed away from cancer, but the process is not as easy it would seem. continue reading »

New Mexico Chile and Onion Farms Facing Labor Shortage

New Mexico Chile and Onion Farms Facing Labor Shortage

With chile and onion harvesting season rapidly approaching for New Mexico farmers, they are facing a problem that could result in the price of the produce skyrocketing. continue reading »

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus is Launched on Capital Hill

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus is Launched on Capital Hill

AJC, together with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, will launch the Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus at an event tonight on Capitol Hill. The establishment of the Latino-Jewish Caucus was strongly supported by AJC’s Latino and Latin America Institute. continue reading »

Mildred Baena, Mother of Schwarzenegger’s Love Child Breaks Her Silence

Mildred Baena, Mother of Schwarzenegger’s Love Child Breaks Her Silence

In an interview with Hello! magazine, Mildred Baena, the former housekeeper for the Schwarzenegger/Shriver family is breaking her silence after the Los Angeles Times broke that her now-teenaged son continue reading »

Miss San Antonio 2011 Brouhaha FINALLY Settled

Miss San Antonio 2011 Brouhaha FINALLY Settled

Both Miss San Antonio and the runner-up, who was crowned during a court confrontation, will compete for the Miss Texas 2011 title. Domonique Ramírez was stripped off the title of Miss San Ant continue reading »

Argentina’s ‘Dirty Wars’ to Democracy Offer Lessons World Can Learn From, Especially Syria

Argentina’s ‘Dirty Wars’ to Democracy Offer Lessons World Can Learn From, Especially Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged that the lessons learned from Argentina’s turn from dictatorship to democracy be applied widely, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, and he called on Syria to allow humanitarian aid into areas affected by ongoing violence. continue reading »

President Obama Visits Puerto Rico Becoming First to Do So Since JFK in 1961

President Obama Visits Puerto Rico Becoming First to Do So Since JFK in 1961

Tuesday, President Obama will be in Puerto Rico for a short day trip. This will be the first trip by a sitting U.S. president since 1961, when President John F. Kennedy took the trip. continue reading »