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Owl Kicking Panamanian Fined for Kicking Opponent  (VIDEO)

Owl Kicking Panamanian Fined for Kicking Opponent (VIDEO)

Luis Moreno seems to get a kick out of kicking; an owl, an opponent…what's next, the ball for a change? The cleat-slinging Moreno, a defenseman for the Deportivo Pereira was fined continue reading »

Spanish & English Speaking Hispanics Dine Out Often, Go For Different Reasons

Spanish & English Speaking Hispanics Dine Out Often, Go For Different Reasons

Hispanics now make up 16 percent of the U.S. population based on the 2010 U.S. Census, and are an increasingly important customer base for the foodservice industry in light of the some 9.8 billion restaurant visits continue reading »

The Number of Minorities in Newsroom Continues to Decline

The Number of Minorities in Newsroom Continues to Decline

The percentage of minorities in newsrooms totaled 12.79 percent, a decline of .47 percentage points from a year ago, according to the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), which has conducted a census of professional full-time journalists since 1978. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  16 Mexican Police Officers Arrested in Mass-Grave Killings

BREAKING NEWS:  16 Mexican Police Officers Arrested in Mass-Grave Killings

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office is reporting that it has arrested 16 municipal police officers from San Fernando Tamaulipas in connection with the slew of mass graves they have been finding since last week, with approximately 126 bodies – other reports put the victim count at 140. continue reading »

Fired Employees say Chipotle Ignored Immigration Issues

Fired Employees say Chipotle Ignored Immigration Issues

Undocumented immigrants who were working at Chipotle Mexican Grill say management-ignored signs that called workers immigration status into question. continue reading »

ICE Programs to Identify & Remove Criminal Aliens Spreading in Michigan

ICE Programs to Identify & Remove Criminal Aliens Spreading in Michigan

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today began using the Secure Communities program in seven Michigan counties including Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Jackson continue reading »

Very Large Number of Peruvians Living Abroad Voted in Presidential Election

Very Large Number of Peruvians Living Abroad Voted in Presidential Election

The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reporting a large number of Peruvians living outside of the country voted in this most recent Presidential election. continue reading »

One Day, One Border Station - One Million Dollars in Marijuana Seizures

One Day, One Border Station - One Million Dollars in Marijuana Seizures

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station confiscated nearly $1.1 million worth of marijuana in a pair of seizures Monday evening. continue reading »

Honduras Worse Than Mexico, Police Ignore Rise in Violence Against Journalists ,LGBT Community

Honduras Worse Than Mexico, Police Ignore Rise in Violence Against Journalists ,LGBT Community

While you’d be hard-pressed to a go a day without hearing about the violence in Mexico, many Americans would likely be surprised to learn that Honduras actually has the highest murder rate in the Western Hemisphere. continue reading »

UN to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

UN to Focus on Sustainable Management of Rainforests

Top officials from more than 35 nations covering the world’s three major rainforest regions will gather at a United Nations-backed conference next month to discuss the common challenges faced by these vital ecosystems that support more than a billion people. continue reading »

Juanes Visits Sesame Street  (VIDEO)

Juanes Visits Sesame Street (VIDEO)

The Colombian musician visited the set of Sesame Street, where he gave Elmo a quick lesson in Spanish. continue reading »

STUDY:  Discrimination Can Hurt One’s Health and Expand Your Waistline

STUDY:  Discrimination Can Hurt One’s Health and Expand Your Waistline

If you are portly, fat or have an ‘expanding waistline’ there is something you can blame besides fast food – discrimination. A recent study, from Purdue University using data from 1995-2004’s National Survey of Midlife Development, shows that discrimination can hurt your health. continue reading »

Self-Taught Mexican Immigrant Now an Expert on Drones

Self-Taught Mexican Immigrant Now an Expert on Drones

At just 24, Jordi Muñoz is already revered as one of the top experts regarding drones and other such technology. Born in Ensenada, but raised in Tijuana, Muñoz came from a middle class family. continue reading »

Rio 2016 Olympics “On Target”

Rio 2016 Olympics “On Target”

The Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee has just emerged from meetings where it reported its progress to-date to international monitoring organizations. continue reading »

Faux Referendum Shows Barcelona Would Vote to be Independent  From Spain

Faux Referendum Shows Barcelona Would Vote to be Independent From Spain

Last Sunday, a quarter of a million Citizens of Barcelona voted in a mock referendum described as "a citizen's initiative to organize a referendum in the city of Barcelona on Catalonia's independence from Spain”. continue reading »