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Inter-American Air Force Academy Creates U.S.-Latin America Partnership

Inter-American Air Force Academy Creates U.S.-Latin America Partnership

Established in 1943, the Inter-American Air Force Academy (IAAFA) was opened at Albrook Air Station, Panama to train Peruvian cadets. Though it has changed locations twice since then continue reading »

Fla. Puerto Rican Population Growth Means State’s Hispanics Are No Longer Primarily Republicans

Fla. Puerto Rican Population Growth Means State’s Hispanics Are No Longer Primarily Republicans

Republicans have long counted on the Hispanic voters of South Florida – primarily of Cuban decent – to vote red in elections, but as the number of Puerto Ricans moving to Central Florida increases, Republicans are losing that hold, as many of them are Democrats. continue reading »

$1.2 Billion in Fines for Brazilian Beef Companies Who Deforest or Employ Slave Labor

$1.2 Billion in Fines for Brazilian Beef Companies Who Deforest or Employ Slave Labor

Brazilian authorities have announced fines for 14 companies that buy beef from slave labor farms, or ranches illegally exploiting deforested areas in the Amazon. continue reading »

VCU’s Joey Rodriguez Recognized by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Pres. Obama

VCU’s Joey Rodriguez Recognized by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Pres. Obama

Star guard for Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team, Joey Rodriguez is always being recognized, but at the 8th annual gala at the Virginia Science Museum he wasn’t just receiving praise for helping his team continue reading »

Two Palestinian Men Have Been Living in Colombian Airport for 9 Days

Two Palestinian Men Have Been Living in Colombian Airport for 9 Days

Agmeth Amous and Somer Resar, both 30, have been stranded at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport for over a week. The twosome told Colombia’s El Tiempo that their tribulations started two months ago, continue reading »

Retired Salvadoran General to Face Torture Charges, Deportation

Thirty years ago, during the civil war in El Salvador, Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova was the top military officer in the nation. He was once closely allied with the U.S., but he has since been accused of a number of human rights violations. continue reading »

Wow! Take a Peek into Medellin’s New Amazing Sports Coliseum

Wow! Take a Peek into Medellin’s New Amazing Sports Coliseum

In just 18 months, Mazzanti and Plan:b constructed the dazzling New Medellin Sports Coliseum in Colombia, ahead of last year’s South American Games. continue reading »

2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards Continues to Add to Its Line-Up of Superstars

2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards Continues to Add to Its Line-Up of Superstars

Juanes, Lucero, Marc Anthony, Chino y Nacho, Dyland & Lenny, and Roberto Tapia, are among the list of Latin music artists confirmed to perform at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. continue reading »

Meet Rocky Ramírez, the 2 and a Half Year-Old Who can Read and Name Every State Capital (VIDEO)

Meet Rocky Ramírez, the 2 and a Half Year-Old Who can Read and Name Every State Capital (VIDEO)

Rockford Ramírez is a very special toddler. At two and a half years old, he is able to read, has been featured in FoxNews, and is rapidly going viral with his adorable rap about the 44 United States presidents. continue reading »

Chilean Police Seize Vatican Documents on Priest Abuse Case

Chilean Police Seize Vatican Documents on Priest Abuse Case

Files on the abuse case of Chilean priest, Fr. Fernando Karadima, have been seized by police after the Catholic Church refused to turn their files over on the case. continue reading »

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the state Republican endorsed birther bill, as well as the guns on campus legislation. If she would of signed the birther bill, Arizona would of become the first state to require Presidential candidates to produce their birth certificates before getting on the ballot. continue reading »

Two Illegal Aliens Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Export Weapons

Two Illegal Aliens Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Export Weapons

Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced on Thursday to federal prison for their roles in attempting to export munitions from the United States without a license, continue reading »

Spain’s First Female Ambassador to Vatican Arrives in Rome

Spain’s First Female Ambassador to Vatican Arrives in Rome

Benedict XVI, received in audience Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop, the first woman to serve as Spain's Ambassador to the Holy See. continue reading »

Hispanic Children Who are Not Reading Well by 3rd Grade, Twice as Likely to Not Graduate from H.S.

Hispanic Children Who are Not Reading Well by 3rd Grade, Twice as Likely to Not Graduate from H.S.

Educators and researchers have long recognized the importance of mastering reading by the end of third grade. Students who fail to reach this critical milestone often falter in the later grades and drop out before earning a high school diploma. continue reading »

NJ Man Sentenced for Threatening Employees of Numerous Latino Civil Rights Organization

The Justice Department announced today that Vincent Johnson of Brick, N.J., was sentenced to 50 months in prison and three years supervised release for sending a series of threatening email communications to employees of five civil rights organizations that work to improve opportunities f continue reading »