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Castro Steps Down from his 50-Year Reign as Leader of Cuban Communist Party

Castro Steps Down from his 50-Year Reign as Leader of Cuban Communist Party

True to his word, President Raul Castro at the Community Party conference in Cuba, promised sweeping changes and a ‘rejuvenation’ of the Communist party – and it happened. continue reading »

Demi Lovato Says No More “Sonny With A Chance” for Me (VIDEO)

Demi Lovato Says No More “Sonny With A Chance” for Me (VIDEO)

The young star has confirmed she’ll leave the show to focus on her health, recovery and her career as a singer. continue reading »

U.S. and Panama Finalize Tax Information Exchange Agreement

U.S. and Panama Finalize Tax Information Exchange Agreement

As part of the President's broader trade agenda, the Obama Administration has worked closely with the government of Panama to resolve outstanding issues related to the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. continue reading »

Tijuana Police Officers Released For Lack of Evidence

Tijuana Police Officers Released For Lack of Evidence

On July 29th, 62 active and former Tijuana police officers and Baja California agents were targeted for allegedly having ties to organized crime. Now, 8 months later, the case against most of them has fallen apart due to lack of evidence. continue reading »

Mexico Govt. Makes History as Felipe Calderon’s Entire Cabinet Twitters

Mexico Govt. Makes History as Felipe Calderon’s Entire Cabinet Twitters

History is being made in México as Twitter offers a direct line of communication between the public, and those in Public Office. continue reading »

Pres Obama Holding Immigration Meeting to Get Ideas on Reform

Pres Obama Holding Immigration Meeting to Get Ideas on Reform

President Obama is holding a meeting with various leaders to discuss how best to overhaul our current immigration laws. The afternoon meeting is said to include numerous politicians outside of Washington like NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Former Governor Arnold Scharzenegger and San Antonio Julian Castro. continue reading »

Inter-American Air Force Academy Creates U.S.-Latin America Partnership

Inter-American Air Force Academy Creates U.S.-Latin America Partnership

Established in 1943, the Inter-American Air Force Academy (IAAFA) was opened at Albrook Air Station, Panama to train Peruvian cadets. Though it has changed locations twice since then continue reading »

Fla. Puerto Rican Population Growth Means State’s Hispanics Are No Longer Primarily Republicans

Fla. Puerto Rican Population Growth Means State’s Hispanics Are No Longer Primarily Republicans

Republicans have long counted on the Hispanic voters of South Florida – primarily of Cuban decent – to vote red in elections, but as the number of Puerto Ricans moving to Central Florida increases, Republicans are losing that hold, as many of them are Democrats. continue reading »

$1.2 Billion in Fines for Brazilian Beef Companies Who Deforest or Employ Slave Labor

$1.2 Billion in Fines for Brazilian Beef Companies Who Deforest or Employ Slave Labor

Brazilian authorities have announced fines for 14 companies that buy beef from slave labor farms, or ranches illegally exploiting deforested areas in the Amazon. continue reading »

VCU’s Joey Rodriguez Recognized by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Pres. Obama

VCU’s Joey Rodriguez Recognized by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Pres. Obama

Star guard for Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team, Joey Rodriguez is always being recognized, but at the 8th annual gala at the Virginia Science Museum he wasn’t just receiving praise for helping his team continue reading »

Two Palestinian Men Have Been Living in Colombian Airport for 9 Days

Two Palestinian Men Have Been Living in Colombian Airport for 9 Days

Agmeth Amous and Somer Resar, both 30, have been stranded at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport for over a week. The twosome told Colombia’s El Tiempo that their tribulations started two months ago, continue reading »

Retired Salvadoran General to Face Torture Charges, Deportation

Thirty years ago, during the civil war in El Salvador, Gen. Eugenio Vides Casanova was the top military officer in the nation. He was once closely allied with the U.S., but he has since been accused of a number of human rights violations. continue reading »

Wow! Take a Peek into Medellin’s New Amazing Sports Coliseum

Wow! Take a Peek into Medellin’s New Amazing Sports Coliseum

In just 18 months, Mazzanti and Plan:b constructed the dazzling New Medellin Sports Coliseum in Colombia, ahead of last year’s South American Games. continue reading »

2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards Continues to Add to Its Line-Up of Superstars

2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards Continues to Add to Its Line-Up of Superstars

Juanes, Lucero, Marc Anthony, Chino y Nacho, Dyland & Lenny, and Roberto Tapia, are among the list of Latin music artists confirmed to perform at the 2011 Billboard Latin Music Awards. continue reading »

Meet Rocky Ramírez, the 2 and a Half Year-Old Who can Read and Name Every State Capital (VIDEO)

Meet Rocky Ramírez, the 2 and a Half Year-Old Who can Read and Name Every State Capital (VIDEO)

Rockford Ramírez is a very special toddler. At two and a half years old, he is able to read, has been featured in FoxNews, and is rapidly going viral with his adorable rap about the 44 United States presidents. continue reading »