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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 »

Army Veteran Wins Lawsuit After Being Wrongfully Detained as an Undocumented Immigrant

In 2005, Army veteran Rennison Vern Castillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was wrongfully detained for months when it was suspected that he was an undocumented immigrant. Though Thursday, he not only received a six-figure settlement, but a written apology as well. continue reading »

Watch “blacktino” Trailer Celebrating a Black-Latino Nerd Premiering March 11 at SXSW (VIDEO)

Watch “blacktino” Trailer Celebrating a Black-Latino Nerd Premiering March 11 at SXSW (VIDEO)

"blacktino" will celebrate its world premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin Texas. continue reading »

OSCAR BUZZ: Host James Franco to be “The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz”

OSCAR BUZZ: Host James Franco to be “The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz”

The upcoming Oscar host will reunite with Spiderman director Sam Reimi for the film, which starts production this summer. continue reading »

Inter-American Development Bank Leadership to Visit Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras

Inter-American Development Bank Leadership to Visit Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras

The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, will visit Costa Rica,Panama, and Honduras March 1-4 to move forward to discuss the development agenda of the Central American countries. IDB is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

Government Announces Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims of Hispanic and Women Farmers

Government Announces Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims of Hispanic and Women Farmers

The claims process offers a streamlined alternative to litigation and provides at least $1.33 billion in compensation, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. continue reading »

South Carolina Church Becomes Third Victim of Anti-Immigrant Graffiti (VIDEO)

South Carolina Church Becomes Third Victim of Anti-Immigrant Graffiti (VIDEO)

A South Carolina church is the latest location in the area to be hit by anti-immigrant vandalism. This week, a Greenville County church, Plentitud Cristiana became the most recent victims of hate as vandals painted “got to hell” continue reading »