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Wounded Fisherman Says Travel Agency Should Have Warned Him of Violence in Mexico

Wounded Fisherman Says Travel Agency Should Have Warned Him of Violence in Mexico

A man who took part in a fishing trip/tour in Mexico is now suing the company that arranged the vacation for negligence after he was shot. His negligence lawsuit states that the tour company failed to warn its customers about the dangers of certain destinations. continue reading »

Oaxaca Death Cases Reopened by Mexican Investigators

Oaxaca Death Cases Reopened by Mexican Investigators

The Mexican government and the state prosecutors for Oaxaca, Mexico have decided to reopen the investigation into the 21 deaths of protesters during the 2006 disruptions. continue reading »

Mayors Bloomberg & Villaraigosa’s Twitter Challenge for ‘The People’s Games’ (VIDEO)

Mayors Bloomberg & Villaraigosa’s Twitter Challenge for ‘The People’s Games’ (VIDEO)

Laying the smackdown in a video broadcast on YouTube.com/ThePeoplesGames, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa challenged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to compete in The People's Games tournament beginning with NYC playing L.A. in a best of three basketball competition. continue reading »

59,017 ‘Other Than Mexican Illegal Aliens’ Apprehended in 2010, Says Judicial Watch

59,017 ‘Other Than Mexican Illegal Aliens’ Apprehended in 2010, Says Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection detailing FY 2010 apprehension continue reading »

6 indicted for conspiring to purchase and issue unlawful Tennessee driver’s licenses

6 indicted for conspiring to purchase and issue unlawful Tennessee driver’s licenses

A federal grand jury in Chattanooga returned a two-count indictment on Tuesday against six individuals, including one Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, for conspiring to unlawfully produce Tennessee driver's licenses. continue reading »

Gay Couples Gathering to be Plaintiffs in Immigration Discrimination Federal Case (VIDEO)

Gay Couples Gathering to be Plaintiffs in Immigration Discrimination Federal Case (VIDEO)

Strengthened by the Obama administration's announcement that they will no longer defend part of the Defense of Marriage Act in Court, an immigration rights group is trying to put together a case to sue the federal government for preventing married gay people from sponsoring their spouses for citizenship. continue reading »

Violent Border Gang Indicted, Charged in 2010 Consulate Murders

Violent Border Gang Indicted, Charged in 2010 Consulate Murders

Thirty-five members and associates of the Barrio Azteca (BA) gang have been charged in a third superseding indictment unsealed today with various counts of racketeering, murder, drug offenses, money laundering and obstruction of justice, announced Attorney General Eric Holder. continue reading »

Flamenco or Mariachi? William Shatner Plays Maracas in Historically Unaware New Priceline Ad (VIDEO)

Flamenco or Mariachi? William Shatner Plays Maracas in Historically Unaware New Priceline Ad (VIDEO)

"Master of Disguise" Shatner shows his identity concealing skills in the new Priceline ad, where apparently writers forgot Spanish conquistadors invaded and ravaged Mexico back in the day, and mashed up a costume half mariachi, half flamenco. continue reading »

Latinos Represent Significant Number of California Youth

Latinos Represent Significant Number of California Youth

More than half (51%) of Californians under 18 are Latino, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data. continue reading »

60 National Partners Release Roadmap to Improve Latino College Completion Rates

60 National Partners Release Roadmap to Improve Latino College Completion Rates

Rep. Charles Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, chairman of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, continue reading »

Opening Friday: Red Riding Hood Featuring Shiloh Fernandez

Opening Friday: Red Riding Hood Featuring Shiloh Fernandez

A new vision in the classic fairytale, this time around from the Director of Twilight and featuring Shiloh Fernández, seen in Dead Girl and several episodes of Gossip Girl. continue reading »

Republican Lawmakers in Texas Attempt to Repeal State’s DREAM Act

Just months after the federal DREAM Act failed to pass in the U.S. Senate, Republicans in Texas are looking to repeal the state’s version, stating the economic impact of the DREAM Act is costing the state millions of dollars. continue reading »

Mexico’s Largest Phone Company Telmex Splits in Two

Mexico’s Largest Phone Company Telmex Splits in Two

Mexico’s largest phone company, Telefonos de Mexico SAB (Telmex) has announced its plans to split into two different companies. continue reading »

LA-area Furniture company Executive Gets Prison Time for Hiring Illegal Workers

LA-area Furniture company Executive Gets Prison Time for Hiring Illegal Workers

The president of a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., furniture manufacturing business was sentenced Monday to 10 months in federal prison on two criminal counts continue reading »

U.S. Extraditions from Mexico Increasing

U.S. Extraditions from Mexico Increasing

As Mexico’s drug war spills into the United States, authorities are having more violent encounters with criminals. As a result, the number of extradition requests being sent to Mexico are increasing, but so too are the number granted, says a new report. continue reading »