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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 »

Mexico Once Again Leader in Silver Production, Bypassing Peru

Mexico Once Again Leader in Silver Production, Bypassing Peru

In 2010 Mexico has once again gained the top spot for world’s leading producer of silver, bypassing Peru that head the top spot for the last five years. continue reading »

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Chile on the Aniversary of Last Year’s Earthquake

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Chile on the Aniversary of Last Year’s Earthquake

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on late Sunday evening, 10.29 p.m. local time (0129 GMT Monday) seismologists and officials said, causing some power outages continue reading »

Cruise Lines Cancelling Stops to Mazatlan in Light of Hotel Shootings

Cruise Lines Cancelling Stops to Mazatlan in Light of Hotel Shootings

Two popular cruise lines have canceled future stops at the Mazatlan, Mexico port in light of the shooting of two men at a local hotel parking lot. continue reading »

You May Have to Cross a Picket Line to Get It, but Chipotle’s Offering FREE FOOD

You May Have to Cross a Picket Line to Get It, but Chipotle’s Offering FREE FOOD

Chipotle’s CEO, Steve Ells, is backing a new show on NBC and he wants people to watch its promo video on Facebook, so much so that he’s offering viewers free food. continue reading »

Panamanian Soccer Player Who Kicked an Owl Could Get Three Days in Jail (VIDEO)

Panamanian Soccer Player Who Kicked an Owl Could Get Three Days in Jail (VIDEO)

Animal Rights Organizations will begin investigations as to what sanctions Luis Moreno who plays for the Colombian Pereira should get for his kick of an owl. continue reading »

Government Officials on Refugees and Migration Traveling to Ecuador and Colombia

Government Officials on Refugees and Migration Traveling to Ecuador and Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric P. Schwartz will travel to Ecuador and Colombia today through March 4, 2011. continue reading »

First Archbishop of Mexican Descent to Lead a N. American Archdiocese Installed in LA Sunday (VIDEO)

First Archbishop of Mexican Descent to Lead a N. American Archdiocese Installed in LA Sunday (VIDEO)

Cardinal Roger Mahony will turned over the reins of the Los Angeles Archdiocese to Archbishop Jose Gomez when he retired Sunday at the age of 75. continue reading »

Treausry Targets Cocaine Supplier for Sinaloa Cartel over 70 Individuals Involved

Treausry Targets Cocaine Supplier for Sinaloa Cartel over 70 Individuals Involved

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Colombian national Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa (a.k.a. Elkin de Jesus Lopez Salazar) and more than 70 individuals continue reading »

Justice Department Renewing Commitment to Reaching Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

Justice Department Renewing Commitment to Reaching Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

Whether in an emergency or in the course of everyday business, government agencies must always be ready and able to communicate effectively with all members of the public. continue reading »

OSCAR BUZZ:  English Win Big While Mexico and Spaniard Bardem Go Home Empty Handed

OSCAR BUZZ:  English Win Big While Mexico and Spaniard Bardem Go Home Empty Handed

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards was short on surprises with early favorites winning: Natalie Portman for Best Actress for Black Swan and Colin Firth for Best Actor for The King's Speech that also won for Best Film. The English themed move The King's Speech in total won 4 Oscars while being nominated for 12. continue reading »

Reports: Col Gaddafi’s Son ‘in Hiding on Venezuelan island’

Reports: Col Gaddafi’s Son ‘in Hiding on Venezuelan island’

A politician in the South American country has claimed that one of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, is in hiding on an island off the coast of Venezuela. continue reading »

Oscar Buzz:   Best Actor Nominee Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Have Just Arrived at the Oscars

Oscar Buzz:  Best Actor Nominee Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Have Just Arrived at the Oscars

Spanish acting duo and super stars Javier Bardem and his wife actress Penelope Cruz have just arrived to walk the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. continue reading »

At Least 400 Homes Have Been Destroyed in Mudslides in Bolivia’s Capital, La Paz

At Least 400 Homes Have Been Destroyed in Mudslides in Bolivia’s Capital, La Paz

Prolonged Heavy rains are being blamed for a hilltop located in the capital city of La Paz to give way and destroy at least 400 homes. The mudslide is being described by Bolivian officials as the “worst that La Paz has ever seen.” continue reading »

Cubans Fear- Go Bankrupt or Prosper…

Cubans Fear- Go Bankrupt or Prosper…

For those who grew up in a country where the state, for decades, has been the monopoly employer, to be forced to make a living independently is like jumping into the void. Thus, workers are overcome with fear continue reading »