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DREAM Act and the 2012 Election

DREAM Act and the 2012 Election

In December 2005 H.R. 4437, aka the “Sensenbrenner Bill” was passed by the House of Representatives and the issue of immigration became front page news in American politics. continue reading »

Gutierrez on Puerto Rican People: “You will not silence them, and you will not silence me” (VIDEO)

Gutierrez on Puerto Rican People: “You will not silence them, and you will not silence me” (VIDEO)

As we reported a week or so ago, a debate emerged in the US House of Representatives between Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and Chicago Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez over the Congressman's right to address issues affecting Puerto Rico on the floor of Congress. continue reading »

¡Feliz Cumpleaños! HS News Wishes Dr. Seuss a Happy 107th Birthday

¡Feliz Cumpleaños! HS News Wishes Dr. Seuss a Happy 107th Birthday

On this day in 1904, beloved writer, cartoonist, and poet Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss -- was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Though he died 20 years ago, his legacy lives on through the children of past who are now parents today, who are teaching their own children the subtle lessons of the Seuss library. continue reading »

AMAZING Midday UFO Sighting in Brazil Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

AMAZING Midday UFO Sighting in Brazil Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

The amateur footage from Brazil shows an unidentified aircraft stationary in midair and peeking from behind a cloud, right before it speeds toward horizon engulfed in color lights. continue reading »

Texas State Rep. Claims Immigrants Bring the Plague and Polio to His State

In a recent interview with The Texas Tribune, State Representative Leo Berman (R-Tyler) flat out blamed undocumented immigrants for bringing tuberculosis, malaria, polio, leprosy, and the plague into Texas. continue reading »

5 Day Guide to Carnival in Rio de Janiero

5 Day Guide to Carnival in Rio de Janiero

This Friday, March 4th thousands will converge onto Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to kick off Carnival. If you don’t know where to go and where to start, we have a five day itinerary for you. continue reading »

Shakira Honored at Harvard University (VIDEO)

Shakira Honored at Harvard University (VIDEO)

The singer from Barranquilla, Colombia, received an award on Saturday from the Harvard Foundation (the university's center for intercultural arts and science initiatives) for her artistic and humanitarian work. continue reading »

Mass Grave Uncovered in Mexico, 17 Bodies Found Thus Far

Mass Grave Uncovered in Mexico, 17 Bodies Found Thus Far

Mexican authorities have uncovered what appears to be a mass grave site with two graves in the town of San Miguel Totolapan, located in the southern state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Terror at ‘Critical Mass’ Event in Porto Alegre, Brazil (VIDEO)

Terror at ‘Critical Mass’ Event in Porto Alegre, Brazil (VIDEO)

In the most demented case of road rage we’ve seen in a while, Brazilian Ricardo José Neis rammed a large group of bikers with his VW Golf. continue reading »

Gingrich Walks Tightrope Between GOP and Latinos on Immigration

Gingrich Walks Tightrope Between GOP and Latinos on Immigration

Newt Gingrich is expected to announce his run for the Presidency any day now, but many wonder how he will make the bid to gain GOP support and the much needed Latino vote. continue reading »

Immigration Officials Arrest 20,000th Gang Member in Their 5-Yr Initiative

Immigration Officials Arrest 20,000th Gang Member in Their 5-Yr Initiative

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today the arrests of 678 gang members and associates from 133 different gangs during Project Southern Tempest, an intensive ICE HSI-led law enforcement operation executed in 168 U.S. cities targeting gangs affiliated with drug trafficking organizations (DTO). continue reading »

U.S. Hosts Central America Renewable Energy Forum

U.S. Hosts Central America Renewable Energy Forum

Today, the U.S. Department of State held the second U.S. – Central America Renewable Energy Forum (CAREF). The roundtable was opened by Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela and hosted by Assistant Secretary for Economic, continue reading »

Google Sales in Latin America Soar by 80%, Intends to Increase Investment in Region

Google Sales in Latin America Soar by 80%, Intends to Increase Investment in Region

Google, Inc. has announced it is opening new offices in Latin America and increase its staffing in the region by 50%. The news comes as the company announced its income from Latin America soared by 80% last year. continue reading »

U.S. Teenage Birth Rate Declines, For Hispanic Teens at Lowest Level Ever

U.S. Teenage Birth Rate Declines, For Hispanic Teens at Lowest Level Ever

The U.S. birth rate for teenagers in 2009 was the lowest it has ever been in the nearly 70 years for which national data are available. The rate was 39.1 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19 years, 37 percent below the 1991 rate, the most recent peak. continue reading »

Border Agent Killed Last Month Was Shot With Gun From U.S.

Border Agent Killed Last Month Was Shot With Gun From U.S.

It has been confirmed that the gun used to kill a U.S. border agent last month came from Texas. On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was shot at a roadblock in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. Another agent, Victor Avila was injured as well. continue reading »