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Chilean Police Seize Vatican Documents on Priest Abuse Case

Chilean Police Seize Vatican Documents on Priest Abuse Case

Files on the abuse case of Chilean priest, Fr. Fernando Karadima, have been seized by police after the Catholic Church refused to turn their files over on the case. continue reading »

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill – ‘A Bridge too Far’ even for Arizona

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the state Republican endorsed birther bill, as well as the guns on campus legislation. If she would of signed the birther bill, Arizona would of become the first state to require Presidential candidates to produce their birth certificates before getting on the ballot. continue reading »

Two Illegal Aliens Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Export Weapons

Two Illegal Aliens Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Export Weapons

Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced on Thursday to federal prison for their roles in attempting to export munitions from the United States without a license, continue reading »

Spain’s First Female Ambassador to Vatican Arrives in Rome

Spain’s First Female Ambassador to Vatican Arrives in Rome

Benedict XVI, received in audience Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop, the first woman to serve as Spain's Ambassador to the Holy See. continue reading »

Hispanic Children Who are Not Reading Well by 3rd Grade, Twice as Likely to Not Graduate from H.S.

Hispanic Children Who are Not Reading Well by 3rd Grade, Twice as Likely to Not Graduate from H.S.

Educators and researchers have long recognized the importance of mastering reading by the end of third grade. Students who fail to reach this critical milestone often falter in the later grades and drop out before earning a high school diploma. continue reading »

NJ Man Sentenced for Threatening Employees of Numerous Latino Civil Rights Organization

The Justice Department announced today that Vincent Johnson of Brick, N.J., was sentenced to 50 months in prison and three years supervised release for sending a series of threatening email communications to employees of five civil rights organizations that work to improve opportunities f continue reading »

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Share The Stage With Prince. Check Out Bardem’s Moves! (VIDEO)

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem Share The Stage With Prince. Check Out Bardem’s Moves! (VIDEO)

In what would be a double date with hermano Eduardo and his woman Eva Longoria, Penélope Cruz got to dance on stage with her man Bardem. continue reading »

Cartel Leader “El Kilo” Arrested, Lead Suspect in Mass Grave Killings

Cartel Leader “El Kilo” Arrested, Lead Suspect in Mass Grave Killings

This weekend Mexican authorities announced the arrest of drug kingpin Martin Omar Estrada Luna, also known as ‘El Kilo’ for his involvement in the mass grave killings recently discovered. continue reading »

Pearce, Brewer: SB 1070 Was a Success

Pearce, Brewer: SB 1070 Was a Success

Controversy, protests, marches of solidarity, anger, and applause. Arizona’s immigration bill SB 1070 has caused all of the above in the last year, but despite the displeasure shown by many, Gov. Jan Brewer and Senate President Russell Pearce are calling the endeavor a success. continue reading »

Chilean Scientists Study Drop in Population of Antarctic Penguins

Chilean Scientists Study Drop in Population of Antarctic Penguins

Chilean scientists are studying the decline in the Antarctic penguin population and are attributing the fall to the abundance of krill, penguins’ main food source. continue reading »

Reviewing Landmark Case:  Undocumented Worker’s Right to Injury Compensation

Reviewing Landmark Case:  Undocumented Worker’s Right to Injury Compensation

Earlier this year the First Court of Appeals in Houston handed down a historic opinion guaranteeing undocumented workers a fair day in court. Through its ruling, the court set the standard for Texas courts continue reading »

¿Is Pancho Villa’s Trigger Finger at a Pawn Shop in Texas?

¿Is Pancho Villa’s Trigger Finger at a Pawn Shop in Texas?

How much would you pay for the finger of one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals? If your answer is $9,500 then you just may have a new center piece to put out for those family dinners. continue reading »

Caifanes REUNITED Plays Coachella 2011  (VIDEO)

Caifanes REUNITED Plays Coachella 2011 (VIDEO)

It’s a fest first for the Mexicans who played their first reunited show last week at Vive Latino. continue reading »

McCain and Kyl Introduce Plan for Increased Border Security

McCain and Kyl Introduce Plan for Increased Border Security

Last week, U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl introduced a new border security plan. They hope new legislation will help combat drug and immigrant smuggling, undocumented immigration, and stop violence at the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Documentary on Latino Motorcycling Culture Premieres

Documentary on Latino Motorcycling Culture Premieres

La Banda Films today announced the release of the documentary film, Harlistas: An American Journey, premiering April 2011. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Alfredo de Villa and follows the emotional journeys of real-life Harlistas continue reading »