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3 Restaurant Chain Executives Indicted on Federal Immigration Charges

3 Restaurant Chain Executives Indicted on Federal Immigration Charges

The father and son owners of a regional Mexican restaurant chain, along with the company’s accountant, will be arraigned in federal court in Tucson Thursday on tax and immigration violations contained in a 19-count indictment stemming from a lengthy probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s continue reading »

Colorado Bill Regarding Non-Citizens Possibly Voting Struck Down

Colorado Bill Regarding Non-Citizens Possibly Voting Struck Down

A bill targeting those that register to vote despite not being U.S. citizens presented by Secretary of State Scott Gessler has failed to make it through the state Legislature. continue reading »

Oxi, the New Drug Causing Panic in Brazil

Oxi, the New Drug Causing Panic in Brazil

A bi-product of cocaine, and is four times powerful, "oxi" is frighteningly cheap and more deadly than crack. Public sanitation in Brazil does not know how to deal with this new drug. continue reading »

Hispanics and Their Relationship with the Media: Myths Debunked

Hispanics and Their Relationship with the Media: Myths Debunked

A recent Nielsen report has attempted to put to rest certain myths regarding U.S. Hispanics and their “interaction with today’s media.” Two of the myths it touches on are 1) Bilingual Hispanics don’t watch Spanish-language television and 2) Hispanics are late adopters of technology continue reading »

Could Georgia’s Famous Vidalia Onion Be Threatened with Planned Boycotts?

Could Georgia’s Famous Vidalia Onion Be Threatened with Planned Boycotts?

As the state of Georgia gets ready to kick off the official season for its beloved and lucrative Vidalia onions, others are worried talks of boycott due to the immigration issue, will hurt the season. continue reading »

Taco Bell Wants to Hear Them Say They’re Sorry

Taco Bell Wants to Hear Them Say They’re Sorry

The fast food giant took out a full-page long ad, asking from an apology from Beasley Allen, the law firm that filed a law suit against them. continue reading »

Latin American Hedge Funds Solid Performance:  Gains New Investors & Big Fees

Latin American Hedge Funds Solid Performance:  Gains New Investors & Big Fees

Latin American hedge funds solid performance during the economic downturn has allowed them to continue charging the “2-and-20” lucrative fee and continue to attract investors. continue reading »

One Year After BP’s Oil Spill in the Gulf of México

One Year After BP’s Oil Spill in the Gulf of México

One year ago today, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the gulf of México begun one of the worse environmental disasters in history. continue reading »

U.S. Export-Import Bank Plans Multi-Billion Dollar Loan For Colombian Oil Refinery

U.S. Export-Import Bank Plans Multi-Billion Dollar Loan For Colombian Oil Refinery

The U.S. Export-Import Bank is planning a loan for $2.84 billion for a project to expand and upgrade a Colombian oil refinery.The bank, which is independent of the federal government, will give the money to Reficar continue reading »

Hispanics Comfortable With, Rely More on Homepathic Medicine, But at What Cost?

Hispanics Comfortable With, Rely More on Homepathic Medicine, But at What Cost?

Health professionals in Las Vegas are growing more concerned as a number of Hispanics are trusting their health to people not licensed as U.S. doctors. When hearing of deaths at the hands of unlicensed medical practitioners, continue reading »

Celebrating the World of Spanish Language Books

Celebrating the World of Spanish Language Books

One of the most ambitious efforts to celebrate the world of Spanish language books will make its debut when LeaLA, the Spanish book fair in Los Angeles, premieres April 29, 30 and May 1 continue reading »

Whoa, Piqué! Is that a Banana In Your Pocket? No sir, It’s EL PIQUETÓN!

Whoa, Piqué! Is that a Banana In Your Pocket? No sir, It’s EL PIQUETÓN!

#Piquetón, became a trending topic on Twitter shortly after Cuore Magazine published a picture of the very well endowed Barça defense waiting for Shakira at the airport. continue reading »

Hispanics Expected to Bolster U.S. Pro-Life Efforts

Hispanics Expected to Bolster U.S. Pro-Life Efforts

U.S. priests are looking to Hispanics to bolster their pro-life efforts seeing a commonality of values to those that trace their roots to Latin America. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Agents Find Ramp Used to Help Drug Smugglers’ Trucks Over Border Fence

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Agents Find Ramp Used to Help Drug Smugglers’ Trucks Over Border Fence

Border Patrol agents have discovered that drug smugglers are becoming more innovative in their attempts to avoid security at the U.S.-Mexico border. Recently, a truck equipped with a folding ramp was found east of Yuma, Arizona. continue reading »

Fernando Meirelles  Reunites with “City Of God” Writer Montovani for Aristotle Onassis Biopic

Fernando Meirelles Reunites with “City Of God” Writer Montovani for Aristotle Onassis Biopic

Brazilian Fernando Meirelles is teaming once again with screenwriter Bráulio Montovani, also from Brazil, for a film based on Peter Evans’s book “Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys” continue reading »