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U.S. Ranks in Top 10 for Immigration Integration Policies and Practices

U.S. Ranks in Top 10 for Immigration Integration Policies and Practices

In cooperation with the Immigration Policy Center, the British Council and the Migration Policy Group release a new study today which reviews and ranks U.S. immigrant integration policies against other countries. continue reading »

Alleged Terrorist Supporter Extradited from Paraguay

Following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI, Moussa Ali Hamdan, a former resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been charged with conspiring to provide material support to Hizballah. The 38-year-old is a dual citizen of the United States and Lebanon. continue reading »

DOL Announces Grants to Improve Employment of Young Adult Offenders in High-Crime Neighborhoods

DOL Announces Grants to Improve Employment of Young Adult Offenders in High-Crime Neighborhoods

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the availability of approximately $17 million in funds for two grants to support the employment prospects of young offenders, ages 16 to 24, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. continue reading »

National Hispanic Media Coalition Files FCC Complaint for Obscene Spanish-Language Program

National Hispanic Media Coalition Files FCC Complaint for Obscene Spanish-Language Program

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today filed a joint complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. and KRCA, a broadcast television station serving the Los Angeles area. continue reading »

One of Puerto Rico’s Most Wanted Jailed in Cleveland

One of Puerto Rico’s Most Wanted Jailed in Cleveland

Wanted fugitive Roberto Rivera-Amezquita, age 27, was arrested early this morning at approximately 7:15 am on Cleveland’s west side. Rivera-Amezquita had been on the run and eluding law enforcement since December 2007. continue reading »

California Group’s TV Ads Say Immigrants Are Taking All the Jobs, Want Immigration Stopped

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) has launched a TV campaign in Bakersfield, California calling for on the government to lower the number of legal immigrants and temporary workers allowed in until Californians are working again. continue reading »

Latin American Leaders Stand With Libya’s Gaddafi, Making “An Old Boys Club”

Latin American Leaders Stand With Libya’s Gaddafi, Making “An Old Boys Club”

As leaders all around the world side with the people of Libya and not its leader, Moammar Gaddafi, leaders in Latin American are standing by his side, and it is even rumored that Gaddafi has fled to the country of one of these colleagues. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Engaged? Pregnant…. Again? Which Is It

Cristiano Ronaldo: Engaged? Pregnant…. Again? Which Is It

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo could become a father for the second time; according to the Daily Mail, since Ronaldo’s girlfriend Irina Shayk has been seen sporting a little belly bump. continue reading »

Professional Golf Association Reaching Out to Hispanics through Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa

Professional Golf Association Reaching Out to Hispanics through Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) is committing funds and efforts to reach out to the U.S. Hispanic market in hopes there will be more interest from them in the sport. Only 6 percent of golfers in the U.S. are Hispanic. continue reading »

Brazilian Government to Give Away 84 Million Condoms at Carnival

Brazilian Government to Give Away 84 Million Condoms at Carnival

Officials behind this initiative aim to give one free condom per every two Brazilians. continue reading »

Two Phoenix Men Arrested for Attempting to Have Sex With Dogs

Two men have been arrested in Arizona for allegedly arranging to have sex with dogs. Authorities say one of the men, Patrick Stephen Trejo of Phoenix, 25, is a music teacher at a middle school. continue reading »

Government Report: Health Care Disparities Remain Along Racial and Ethnic Lines

Government Report: Health Care Disparities Remain Along Racial and Ethnic Lines

Improvements in health care quality continue to progress at a slow rate – about 2.3 percent a year; however, disparities based on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other factors persist at unacceptably high levels, continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Decapitated Bodies Desecrate War Memorial in Nuevo Larredo, Mexico’s City Square

NARCO BLOG: Decapitated Bodies Desecrate War Memorial in Nuevo Larredo, Mexico’s City Square

Four bodies with their heads cut off and human fingers inserted in the victims mouths were found grisly displayed in Nuevo Larredo, Mexico. continue reading »

Facebook Brings Nicaraguan Youth Together Against President Ortega in “Virtual March”

Facebook Brings Nicaraguan Youth Together Against President Ortega in “Virtual March”

Friday, thousands of Nicaraguan youth activists came together to protest President Daniel Ortega’s reelection bid. Around 16,000 young people, following in the footsteps of Egypt’s revolutionaries, continue reading »

Staten Island Chorus Dazzling Performance at the Oscars (VIDEO)

Staten Island Chorus Dazzling Performance at the Oscars (VIDEO)

The members of a Staten Island chorus were given a dream opportunity, and dazzled with their rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. continue reading »