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U.S. Immigration System Making Changes, But Are They Enough?

U.S. Immigration System Making Changes, But Are They Enough?

As many immigrants have learned, the court process is very slow. Between files being lost, background checks being delayed, overcrowded dockets, and overloaded judges, it is no wonder those seeking asylum or to become citizens often feel so hopeless. continue reading »

Tallest Lego Tower in the World Built in Brazil

Tallest Lego Tower in the World Built in Brazil

Standing at 102.32 feet, the tower erected in a Sao Paulo, Brazil mall breaks the previous record set in Santiago de Chile by just under 10 inches! continue reading »

LISTEN to Puerto Rican Artist Luis Fonsi’s New Single “Gritar”

LISTEN to Puerto Rican Artist Luis Fonsi’s New Single “Gritar”

Listen to the new single "Gritar" from Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi. continue reading »

US Court of Appeals Agrees: Portions of AZ SB 1070 Should NOT Go into Effect

US Court of Appeals Agrees: Portions of AZ SB 1070 Should NOT Go into Effect

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has agreed in its ruling that portions of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation, SB 1070, should have been stopped. continue reading »

¿WTF? Benicio Del Toro to Have Baby…With Kimberly Stewart?

¿WTF? Benicio Del Toro to Have Baby…With Kimberly Stewart?

Maybe he was really drunk. Maybe his signature squint made him think she was someone else. Or maybe her droning on and on about fren-emy Paris Hilton lulled him into a stupefied state. continue reading »

Meet Don Justo: The Spaniard Who Built A Cathedral Out of Recycled Bits

Meet Don Justo: The Spaniard Who Built A Cathedral Out of Recycled Bits

For the last fifty years, and almost single handedly, Don Justo has built a cathedral, using materials he finds or are donated to him. continue reading »

Latinos in Texas Pay the Most to Keep Their Teenagers Driving

Latinos in Texas Pay the Most to Keep Their Teenagers Driving

According to the survey titled the Economic Impact of Teen Driving: A Study Among Parents of 15-19 Year Olds Latino families are more likely to make sacrifices to keep their teenagers driving, and are paying more as well. continue reading »

“Law of Mother Earth” Set to Pass in Bolivia to Give Rights to Mother Nature

“Law of Mother Earth” Set to Pass in Bolivia to Give Rights to Mother Nature

Accused by many in the UN of being idealistic, Bolivia is looking to save itself from the harmful effects of global warming by enacting a Law of Mother Earth. The law refers to the country’s mineral deposits as “blessings” continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Man Arrested in Argentina Carried 670 Reptiles in Luggage

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Man Arrested in Argentina Carried 670 Reptiles in Luggage

At a bus stop in Ceres, Santa Fé, Argentina, police intercepted a man who had been traveling with hundreds of reptiles in his luggage, as well as card-board boxes he had ‘checked in.’ continue reading »

More Mass Graves Found in Mexico, 88 Bodies Now Recovered from Same Area

More Mass Graves Found in Mexico, 88 Bodies Now Recovered from Same Area

Over the weekend Mexican authorities from the state of Tamaulipas uncovered four new mass graves in an area they had been investigating since last week. continue reading »

Shots Fired Onto the Home of Leo Messi’s Family

Shots Fired Onto the Home of Leo Messi’s Family

Police said that at least 6 9mm shots were fired onto the home of Matías Messi, this past Saturday in Rosario, Argentina. continue reading »

STUDY: Latin America Needs Investment in Teacher Training  & Education Software

STUDY: Latin America Needs Investment in Teacher Training & Education Software

Putting more computers in schools will do little to improve the quality of education in Latin America and the Caribbean unless countries invest in teacher training and educational software, according to a new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Liberals, Conservatives May Have Different Brain Structures

Based on what's known about the roles of these two areas of the brain, the structural differences are consistent with previous studies that found liberals are better able to cope with conflicting information and are more open to new experiences continue reading »

Pennsylvania Judge Stops Deportation of British Immigrant

Pennsylvania Judge Stops Deportation of British Immigrant

In a stunning decision, Judge Andrew Arthur ended deportation proceedings against Paula Spiers, a 43 year-old British citizen who immigrated to the United States over 40 years ago. Spiers, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident, continue reading »

Former Mexican President Fox: Drug Legalization Will End ‘Bloody’ Drug Wars

Former Mexican President Fox: Drug Legalization Will End ‘Bloody’ Drug Wars

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is once again advocating for a different approach to the raging drug cartel wars in his country: legalize drugs in the U.S. and Mexico. continue reading »