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Last Two Weeks of Heavy Rain in Colombia Leave 45 Dead, 50 Landslides in 1 Week Alone

Last Two Weeks of Heavy Rain in Colombia Leave 45 Dead, 50 Landslides in 1 Week Alone

As a result of heavy rains throughout the week a mudslide in swept a bus in central Colomiba leaving 16 dead and 4 missing. continue reading »

ICE Deports Suspect Wanted in Mexico for Murdering a 4-year-old Boy

ICE Deports Suspect Wanted in Mexico for Murdering a 4-year-old Boy

A fugitive wanted in Mexico for beating a young boy to death with a hammer in 2001 was deported Thursday to Mexico where he faces aggravated homicide charges. continue reading »

Perceptions of Party Outreach to Latinos Key to 2012 Vote

Perceptions of Party Outreach to Latinos Key to 2012 Vote

Two months ago the February 2011 Latino Decisions tracking poll found 52% of Latino registered voters said the Democratic Party was doing a good job of reaching out to the Hispanic community. This month, that number has slipped slightly to just 47% who rate the Democrats positively on outreach. continue reading »

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

UNWIND this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

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

Nogales Border Fence to be Upgraded

Nogales Border Fence to be Upgraded

U.S. Border Protection has announced they will be upgrading nearly three miles of U.S.-Mexico border fence near Nogales, Arizona. The original fence built in 1994 will now be stronger, newer and taller. continue reading »

The Sheriff Arpaio Circus Continues Despite His Legal Issues

The Sheriff Arpaio Circus Continues Despite His Legal Issues

Media monger, Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona, is making headlines once more, but this time, he probably doesn't like it. The controversial sheriff is accused of misusing nearly $100 million in funds, but despite all this, he continues his "war" on immigration. continue reading »

Mexico Predicts $3.5 BN for Tourism from Foreign Investment in Next 3 Yrs

Mexico Predicts $3.5 BN for Tourism from Foreign Investment in Next 3 Yrs

Mexico’s tourism ministry has announced that is has secured $2.5 billion in foreign investment commitments and expects another $1 billion to come in over the next three years to enhance the country’s tourism sector. continue reading »

Magic Takes Over Chile in “Chile Mágico 2011” (VIDEO)

Magic Takes Over Chile in “Chile Mágico 2011” (VIDEO)

Take a peek at the best World Champion magicians, who will come together in Chile for Chile Mágico 2011. continue reading »

Mosquito Coast Sees Financial Boom From “White Lobsters”, Trafficking

Mosquito Coast Sees Financial Boom From “White Lobsters”, Trafficking

"White lobsters" or what some call "bendiciones de Dios" (godsends) have transformed Nicaragua's Caribbean coast into a much more affluent community than it was just a decade ago, but experts warn that there is a price. continue reading »

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

Black in Latin America, a new four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the 11th and latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and presenter of the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives. continue reading »

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Congressman Rothman Introduces Bill Benefitting People of Vieques, Puerto Rico

From 1941-2003, the Navy tested nearly every kind of munitions employed by the U.S. military, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance on Vieques. Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) is proud to introduce the Vieques Recovery and Development Act of 2011. continue reading »

WATCH Will Ferrell Speak En Español in the Trailer for  “Casa De Mi Padre” (VIDEO)

WATCH Will Ferrell Speak En Español in the Trailer for “Casa De Mi Padre” (VIDEO)

Yes, That’s right. Hear Señor Will say “Te voy a dar una paliza con estas manos” and become the Mexican Armando Alvarez continue reading »

Despite Receiving a Temporary Stay, Undocmented Coma Patient Still Faces Deportation

Despite Receiving a Temporary Stay, Undocmented Coma Patient Still Faces Deportation

An undocumented immigrant who has been in a coma for weeks following an incident with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, could be deported despite being granted a "temporary stay" by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. continue reading »

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

Perú Seeks to Attract 3M Visitors to Top Archeological Sites

The South American nation is seeking to beat last year’s numbers, and attract at least three million people to tourist places like Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu. continue reading »

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

As the Drug Violence Continues, Mexico’s Language is Changing

"Encobijados", "Encajuelados", "Encintados", all are names given to those killed in drug-related violence in Mexico, and each is a slang given to the dead to describe how they were found. continue reading »