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California Dream Act Hearing Thursday May 5th

California Dream Act Hearing Thursday May 5th

While the youth-driven movement to pass the Dream Act failed in its objective last year, the political fight raised awareness about the estimated half-million Californians continue reading »

2012 and the Maya Calendar

2012 and the Maya Calendar

Over the past few years, a cultural phenomenon of curiosity has grown around the date of December 21, 2012, just like it did over the year 2000 (Y2K). continue reading »

Wisconsin Women Finds Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider in Her Banana’s (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Women Finds Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider in Her Banana’s (VIDEO)

Hayward WI Resident Sheila Terry went shopping this week at Wal-Mart where she bought a bunch of bananas. Terry’s husband grabbed one of the bananas when the huge spider crawled out from the stem. continue reading »

Drug Cartels Set Up Self-Rule in Mexican Prisons, and Continue Business as Usual

Drug Cartels Set Up Self-Rule in Mexican Prisons, and Continue Business as Usual

Prison Observers in Mexico say that drug cartels populations are increasing as the cartels seize more control internally and set up “self–rule.” continue reading »

Explore Cinco de Mayo’s Culinary Legacy

Explore Cinco de Mayo’s Culinary Legacy

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army surprisingly defeated French forces. The city of Puebla, about two hours south of continue reading »

Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs Today( Saturday) Collection Site List

Drop Off Unused Prescription Drugs Today( Saturday) Collection Site List

If you have old prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet, you can get rid of them safely on Saturday. continue reading »

US Hispanic Chamber of Comm. Open Letter to Florida Gov. Regarding Immigration

US Hispanic Chamber of Comm. Open Letter to Florida Gov. Regarding Immigration

Thank you for your service to the state of Florida as President of the Florida State Senate. On behalf of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), which continue reading »

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CHILL OUT this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Karl Rove Says President Obama’s Lack of Immigration Reform is Losing Him Latino Voters

Karl Rove Says President Obama’s Lack of Immigration Reform is Losing Him Latino Voters

This week on Fox Business Network, former top presidential adviser Carl Rove also said that President Obama’s numbers are tumbling in the Latino community continue reading »

WATCH Principe Felipe, La Reina Sofía and Princess Leticia at the Royal Wedding

WATCH Principe Felipe, La Reina Sofía and Princess Leticia at the Royal Wedding

El Principe Felipe, La Reina Sofia Y La Princesa Letizia, came to Príncipe Guillermo's wedding in representation of the Spanish Royalty. continue reading »

Brazilian Prison Guard Accused of Torture Deported by U.S. Immigration

Brazilian Prison Guard Accused of Torture Deported by U.S. Immigration

A man wanted for torturing prisoners in Brazil in 2005 was deported on Tuesday and turned over to Brazilian authorities Wednesday morning by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). continue reading »

Law to Protect Children Immigrating Through Mexico Alone, “Not Doing Enough” say Advocates

Law to Protect Children Immigrating Through Mexico Alone, “Not Doing Enough” say Advocates

The Trafficking Victims Protection and Reauthorization Act of 2008 was designed to help the vulnerable Mexican children sent across the U.S.-Mexico border alone, but advocates on both sides of the border say the law is not being implemented well. continue reading »

13th Annual Celebration of ‘El Dia de los Niños’ Set for Tomorrow

13th Annual Celebration of ‘El Dia de los Niños’ Set for Tomorrow

This year marks the 13th annual celebration of El Día de los Niños (Celebrating Young Americans) in the U.S.-, a day where children throughout the country are honored. continue reading »

Puerto Rico: Number of Minors Involved in Crime Increasing

Puerto Rico: Number of Minors Involved in Crime Increasing

In Puerto Rico, authorities are worried about the rising number of young people becoming involved in criminal activity. The day after Julian Romero Rodriguez, 21, was stabbed to death on a beach in San Juan’s upscale Condado neighborhood, continue reading »

United States and Peru Hold Environmental Meetings

The Governments of the United States and Peru convened the third meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (Sub-Committee), the second meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) continue reading »