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Effort to Defeat Anti-Immigrant Bill 287(g) in Iowa

Effort to Defeat Anti-Immigrant Bill 287(g) in Iowa

There are two proposed laws pending in the Iowa legislature, to give police power to enforce immigration laws in every Iowa County, allow any public employee to share information with ICE, continue reading »

Tea Party Favorite Michele Bachmann Visits Mexico & Colombia, Was it Wow or More DUH?

Tea Party Favorite Michele Bachmann Visits Mexico & Colombia, Was it Wow or More DUH?

Republican U.S. Rep and Tea Party leader, Michele Bachman appears to be trying to enhance her “I want to be a President” resume by executing a foreign policy trip to Mexico and Colombia. continue reading »

Spain Prepares for Oil Scarcity and Higher Fuel Prices by Reducing Its National Speed Limit

Spain Prepares for Oil Scarcity and Higher Fuel Prices by Reducing Its National Speed Limit

The Spanish government has decided to reduce the speed limit on its national highways from 120 km per hour to 110 km per hour due to the crisis in the Middle East and the effect it will have on oil supply and pricing. continue reading »

Brazilian Judge Blocks Construction of Huge Dam in Amazon (VIDEO)

Brazilian Judge Blocks Construction of Huge Dam in Amazon (VIDEO)

A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental concerns. continue reading »

Numerous U.S. Agencies Target Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S., 676 Arrested

Numerous U.S. Agencies Target Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S., 676 Arrested

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – along with federal, state and local law enforcement officials from across the country continue reading »

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Compares Gutierrez to Castro

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA) Compares Gutierrez to Castro

Here we go again, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-Illinois) with his rants. It is incomprehensible that a United States Representative from the floor of the People’s House would declare his support for a group of students continue reading »

25 Lions Flown from Bolivia to Colorado in Animal Rescue (VIDEO)

25 Lions Flown from Bolivia to Colorado in Animal Rescue (VIDEO)

After Bolivia Bans the use of wild and domesticated animals in circus acts, an animal rights group finds 25 lions a new home in a Colorado Sanctuary. continue reading »

New Late-Night Show ‘Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro’ Debuts on Telemundo 3/5, Bringing Top Latino Talent

New Late-Night Show ‘Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro’ Debuts on Telemundo 3/5, Bringing Top Latino Talent

Beloved comedian Paul Rodriguez, star player for the New York Red Bulls Rafa Marquez and acclaimed singer and songwriter Ximena Sarinana headline the premiere show on Saturday evening MARCH 5 AT 12:30 A.M. continue reading »

Strong Majority of Americans Oppose Changing Birthright Citizenship

Strong Majority of Americans Oppose Changing Birthright Citizenship

57% of Americans oppose changing the 14th amendment that grants US citizenship to anyone born on American Soil, whereas 39% favor changing the amendment. continue reading »

ICE Operation in South Florida Net 24 Criminal Aliens

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 24 foreign nationals during a six-day enforcement action in South Florida targeting convicted criminal aliens identified in violation of U.S. immigration law. continue reading »

Colombian Senator Announces Referendum to Stop Bull-Fighting in Colombia

Colombian Senator Announces Referendum to Stop Bull-Fighting in Colombia

Senator Camilo Sánchez said that 95% of Colombians are against animal cruelty. continue reading »

Illinois Mom Who Stabbed Daughter to Death Will Spend Next 25 Years in Jail

On Wednesday, an Illinois woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing her daughter she claimed was possessed by a demon. Nelly Vasquez-Salazar, then 25, of Waukegan, Illinois, was convicted of stabbing her six-year continue reading »

U.S. Businesses Can Now Connect with Women-Owned Businesses in Peru

U.S. Businesses Can Now Connect with Women-Owned Businesses in Peru

The Department of State will launch the Pathways Access Initiative (PAI) in Peru today, on February 25, 2011. The program is part of Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas and its goal is to help connect U.S. businesses with women-owned businesses (WOBs) in Peru. continue reading »

“Civility Institute” to Promote Compromise and Respect During Political Debates

“Civility Institute” to Promote Compromise and Respect During Political Debates

With all the civil unrest in Arizona – mostly over immigration – Arizona would appear to have become a cactus-filled state of angry people, and a new center at the University of Arizona is being created to address just that. continue reading »

Wild “Peruvian Dream” Immigration Video Going Viral (VIDEO)

Wild “Peruvian Dream” Immigration Video Going Viral (VIDEO)

A one minute fake-news spot from a Peruian website has gone viral; “The Peruvian Dream” has been viewed 50,000 times on YouTube in only 48 hours. continue reading »