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South Carolina: ‘El Cheapo’ Squares Off With ‘Obama’ Gas Station

South Carolina: ‘El Cheapo’ Squares Off With ‘Obama’ Gas Station

A gas station in Columbia, South Carolina has a new look and a new name. Located just across the street from the El Cheapo gas station sits the newly redecorated Obama gas station. continue reading »

WATCH Los Tigres Del Norte and Paulina Rubio UNPLUGGED

WATCH Los Tigres Del Norte and Paulina Rubio UNPLUGGED

This is the first video from the new upcoming album called "Los Tigres del Norte and Friends Unplugged" on stores May 23rd continue reading »

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

UN: Immigrants Accelerate Development by Sending Remittances

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of migrants in accelerating development through remitting funds regularly to their countries of origin, noting that their economic contributions to host societies are often overlooked. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Crafty, Hot And Spicy… Watch for Pot When Making Salsa!

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Crafty, Hot And Spicy… Watch for Pot When Making Salsa!

A load of jalapeño peppers held a significant surprise for U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint, who seized more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana hidden inside it. continue reading »

Colombian Tree Rat Rodent not seen for 113 Years Reappears! (VIDEO)

Colombian Tree Rat Rodent not seen for 113 Years Reappears! (VIDEO)

Santamartamys Rufodorsalis , or Rufo, as we call this super cute rodent has not been since 1898, despite several searches. continue reading »

Nielsen’s Dissects Diversity and the Minority Consumer

Nielsen’s Dissects Diversity and the Minority Consumer

The findings show that African Americans are TV-centric, Hispanics are savvy smartphone users, and Asians/Pacific Islanders are heavily wired to the Internet. In retail, continue reading »

Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges Facing U.S. Immigration Courts

Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Challenges Facing U.S. Immigration Courts

The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center commends Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for convening today’s hearing on “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice continue reading »

New York Short Film, Art Show Portrays the Struggle of the Undocumented

New York Short Film, Art Show Portrays the Struggle of the Undocumented

As part of a multimedia art show in New York called ‘We Have Come to Take Your Jobs,’ a short film portrays the struggle of undocumented immigrants who come to America in search of work, but are subject to a life without protection or rights. continue reading »

STUDY: Hispanic Top Users of Mobile Tech Especially for Civic Engagement

STUDY: Hispanic Top Users of Mobile Tech Especially for Civic Engagement

Hispanics outpace other demographic groups as users of mobile phones and social media, according to a report released today by The Hispanic Institute. continue reading »

Snoop Dogg’s New Album Features Collaborations With Charlie Sheen and David Guetta

Snoop Dogg’s New Album Features Collaborations With Charlie Sheen and David Guetta

Titled “Doggumentary,” Snoop Dogg’s eleventh album sees the rapper explore different genres beyond rap and hip-hop. continue reading »

Excluded Candidates Angry They Were Not Invited to ‘Cuban-only’ Mayoral Debate

Excluded Candidates Angry They Were Not Invited to ‘Cuban-only’ Mayoral Debate

Florida International University and a number of Miami-Dade mayoral hopefuls are outraged after non-Spanish speaking candidates were excluded from a mayoral debate. continue reading »

Latin American Press Abuzz with Alleged Past Sexual Attack On Mexican Maid By Strauss-Kahn

Latin American Press Abuzz with Alleged Past Sexual Attack On Mexican Maid By Strauss-Kahn

Newspapers throughout Latin America have remarked on excerpts from a book that accuses the FMI boss of assaulting a maid in Mexico. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Commuter Ferry Boat in Puerto Rico Found with $13M Worth of Cocaine

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Commuter Ferry Boat in Puerto Rico Found with $13M Worth of Cocaine

Drug traffickers suffered yet another setback today. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers stopped "The Islander," continue reading »

Govt’s Digital Literacy Initiative Applauded and Noted as Critical to Hispanics Accessing Job Market

Govt’s Digital Literacy Initiative Applauded and Noted as Critical to Hispanics Accessing Job Market

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today hailed the launch of DigitalLiteracy.gov, the U.S. Commerce Department’s online digital literacy portal, as an important step toward helping more Americans gain not only computer and Internet skills but also critical access to the job market. continue reading »

Cop Who Stomped On and Yelled Racial Slurs at a Suspect, Will Not Be Fired (VIDEO)

Cop Who Stomped On and Yelled Racial Slurs at a Suspect, Will Not Be Fired (VIDEO)

On April 17th, 2010, in Seattle, Washington, detective Shandy Cobane stomped on a Latino suspect, and said he would “beat the f*cking Mexican piss out of” him, continue reading »