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Dictionary.com to Launch Spanish Language Version of Site

Dictionary.com to Launch Spanish Language Version of Site

The very popular Dictionary.com has announced that it will launch a Spanish language version of its site that will offer everything as its English counter part from full-text translations to audio pronunciations. continue reading »

5 Puerto Ricans Charged with RICO Crimes Involving 21 Murders, Must Foreiture $46 Million in Gains

5 Puerto Ricans Charged with RICO Crimes Involving 21 Murders, Must Foreiture $46 Million in Gains

Five Puerto Rican defendants are charged in a 17-count indictment with: violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity, continue reading »

Funeral Parlor In Spain Breaks Paradigms of Architecture and Interior Design

Funeral Parlor In Spain Breaks Paradigms of Architecture and Interior Design

A visually-striking new funeral home in coastal Spain demonstrates that death, and funerals, and funeral homes, don’t necessarily have to be dreadfully depressing. continue reading »

San Diego Murder-For-Hire Case Shows “Glaring Example of Cross-Border Violence.”

San Diego Murder-For-Hire Case Shows “Glaring Example of Cross-Border Violence.”

A recent murder-for-hire case has highlighted what one attorney called a “glaring example of cross-border violence.” Allegedly, Juan Sillas, one of the most violent hit men out of Tijuana, Mexico offered $25,000 ($4,000 in advance) to a street gang in San Diego to murder a California couple. continue reading »

Smoking in Your Own Home Can Now Get You Arrested in Honduras

Smoking in Your Own Home Can Now Get You Arrested in Honduras

In Honduras, a new smoking law took effect on Monday that allows family members to call the police on those that smoke in the house. The new law bans smoking in almost all closed public and private place continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon to Visit Here Next Week, Fifth Time Since Obama Took Office

Mexico’s President Calderon to Visit Here Next Week, Fifth Time Since Obama Took Office

When you are mad at your neighborhood or best friend, what is the best way to deal with the issues? Have a face-to-face meeting of course and that is what Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon. continue reading »

OSCAR BUZZ: Host Anne Hathaway Parodies Evita, Receives Sex Ed. From Penelope Cruz (VIDEO)

OSCAR BUZZ: Host Anne Hathaway Parodies Evita, Receives Sex Ed. From Penelope Cruz (VIDEO)

A new promo from the 2011 Academy Awards has been released; it features actress Anne Hathaway doing a very weird mash-up of “don’t Cry for me Argentina” from the musical Evita, and the rap classic Rump Shaker. continue reading »

Official Hate Groups in U.S. Top 1,000 – First Time Ever Number is So High

Official Hate Groups in U.S. Top 1,000 – First Time Ever Number is So High

Hate groups topped 1,000 for the first time since the Southern Poverty Law Center began counting such groups in the 1980s. Anti-immigrant vigilante groups, despite having some of the political wind taken out of their sails by the adoption of hard-line anti-immigration laws around the country, continued to rise slowly. continue reading »

OSCAR BUZZ: Is Banksy Promoting “Exit Through The Gift Shop” with Street Art about Immigration?

OSCAR BUZZ: Is Banksy Promoting “Exit Through The Gift Shop” with Street Art about Immigration?

Street art on, walls, street signs and other public spaces presumably slapped on by British artist Banksy have been appearing in California’s streets some of it having to do with . Is this his way to promote his Oscar nominated film? continue reading »

Self-Described Tequila Party of Nevada Founder Running for Las Vegas Mayor

Self-Described Tequila Party of Nevada Founder Running for Las Vegas Mayor

Running for Las Vegas mayor is the self-named leader of the Tequila Party of Nevada, a Hispanic political party whose members, just like the Tea Party, has broken away from their original party affiliations. Some however, are questioning whether his run is only to help his bar’s business. continue reading »

Sophisticated and Violent Document Traffickers from Mexico Operating in U.S. Indicted

Sophisticated and Violent Document Traffickers from Mexico Operating in U.S. Indicted

A federal grand jury in Richmond has indicted 22 members of an allegedly highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization based in Mexico with cells in 19 cities and 11 states, including three cells in Virginia. continue reading »

Google Loses Another Exec to Facebook as the Social Networking Site Keeps Their Eye on Latin America

Google Loses Another Exec to Facebook as the Social Networking Site Keeps Their Eye on Latin America

While Facebook may have the largest social networking presence in America, it has a way to go in Latin America, especially in Brazil. Looking to increase that presence, the social networking site has managed to entice yet another Google executive to join their team. continue reading »

Shakira’s Boy Toy Piqué, The New Face of  “Mango”  (VIDEO)

Shakira’s Boy Toy Piqué, The New Face of “Mango”  (VIDEO)

Barça soccer club’s defenseman Gerard Piqué, has signed a contract with the men’s fashion line “Mango by HE” for 2011. continue reading »

Brazilians Keep More Money in Swiss Banks Than Most Everyone Else in the World

Brazilians Keep More Money in Swiss Banks Than Most Everyone Else in the World

Brazil keeps more money (the kind of money they can't keep in Brazil) in Switzerland than China, India or Arabia Saudi. Estimates are around the $60.000 million mark. continue reading »

U.K. Fabled Pinewood Studios Coming to Dominican Republic to Create ‘Water Studio’

U.K. Fabled Pinewood Studios Coming to Dominican Republic to Create ‘Water Studio’

The fabled U.K. Pinewood Studios Group has announced that is coming in the Dominican Republic and building a film studio and state of the art television facility to service the Latin American audience. continue reading »