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FAST TRACKED:  Pope John Paul II to be Beatified on May 1st, Six Years After his Death

FAST TRACKED:  Pope John Paul II to be Beatified on May 1st, Six Years After his Death

Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has released a decree, formally approved by Pope Benedict XVI, confirming the authenticity of a miracle through the intercession of the late Polish Pontiff. continue reading »

SAD Footage of Braziilan Woman Trying to Save Herself and Her Dog from Floods, Dog Perishes (VIDEO)

SAD Footage of Braziilan Woman Trying to Save Herself and Her Dog from Floods, Dog Perishes (VIDEO)

Too sad for words as a Brazilian woman who has lost her home and all her possessions tries to save herself and her small dog from the ravages of the floods overwhelming the country. As she is rescued the dog slips out of her hand, as she is lifted to safety - her cries for her dogs are just gut wrenching. continue reading »

Poll: Health Care Reform Considered Obama’s Best and Worst

Poll: Health Care Reform Considered Obama’s Best and Worst

In an interesting twist- President Obama’s Health Care Reform is seen as both the best and the worst of what he has accomplished. Quinnipiac University Polling Institute surveyed 1647 voters asking what they thought the best thing Obama had done and in a separate continue reading »

Consulate General of Mexico Warns About “Safe Communities” Program Implementaton in Wisconsin

Consulate General of Mexico Warns About “Safe Communities” Program Implementaton in Wisconsin

Safe Comunities has as its main objective to locate, detain and deport those individuals with serious criminal records, or those with deportation orders pending, who could represent a threat to the public. continue reading »

Chile Pursues Judicial Reform and Institutional Changes to its Judiciary

Chile Pursues Judicial Reform and Institutional Changes to its Judiciary

The government of Chile has secured international financing for $5.12 million to strengthen the institutional capacity of it's judicial branch. continue reading »

Legal Immigrants Could Soon Lose Commercial Driver’s Licenses

While a change to the Texas Transportation Code was enacted in 2007, it is only now being enforced by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), and it could spell disaster for legal immigrant truck drivers. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Victims Found Cooked in Oil Vats Near Cancun, May Indicate New Cartel in Area

NARCO BLOG: Victims Found Cooked in Oil Vats Near Cancun, May Indicate New Cartel in Area

Authorities found three industrial bins containing human remains, on a farm in the of town Leona Vicario, near Cancun Quintana Roo. continue reading »

SURVEY:  Which Ethnic Group Has Highest Divorce Rate?

SURVEY:  Which Ethnic Group Has Highest Divorce Rate?

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 5-Year American Community Survey showed that 12.6 percent of the American Indian population is divorced, the highest of any ethnic group in the U.S. continue reading »

Row in Philly Over Bimbo Sponsorship Printed on Soccer Team’s Jerseys (VIDEO)

Row in Philly Over Bimbo Sponsorship Printed on Soccer Team’s Jerseys (VIDEO)

Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, may have got more that they bargained for when signing a multimillion dollar sponsorship deal with south of the border bread and baked goods giant Bimbo. continue reading »

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Argentina (VIDEOS)

New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Argentina (VIDEOS)

A group of Argentine and American paleontologists have discovered that fossils found in northwest Argentina in 2000, belong to a species of dinosaur unknown until now, which lived about 230 million years ago. continue reading »

Omar Salgado, 17, Selected No. 1 in MLS SuperDraft, Heads to Vancouver

Omar Salgado, 17, Selected No. 1 in MLS SuperDraft, Heads to Vancouver

During Thursday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, Omar Salgado only had to wait a matter of seconds before being picked up by an MLS team. The 17-year-old U.S. Under-20 Team continue reading »

Chile to Use More Solar Power Now Featured at Its Bus Stops

Chile to Use More Solar Power Now Featured at Its Bus Stops

This year, Chile plans to equip 53 percent of Santiago's bus stops with solar panels to at night time, light stations outside the downtown area. continue reading »

Two Tunnels Between U.S.-Mexico Border Discovered as They’re Being Built

Two Tunnels Between U.S.-Mexico Border Discovered as They’re Being Built

Sunday, during a joint tunnel sweep along the International Boundary Fence in Nogales, Border Patrol agents and Mexican law enforcement officers discovered two illicit tunnels leading from Mexico toward the United States. continue reading »

‘Naked Housekeeping’ Business Owner Goes on Trial for Murder

‘Naked Housekeeping’ Business Owner Goes on Trial for Murder

Nude housekeeper, Thomas Cordero, 41, is on trial for stabbing Manhattan paralegal John Conley, 50, to death. In 2001, Conley hired Cordero, who advertised his naked house cleaning services on Rentboy.com. continue reading »

At Least a Dozen Students Arrested in Puerto Rico University

At Least a Dozen Students Arrested in Puerto Rico University

At least a dozen students have been arrested at the University of Puerto Rico, where activists and officials quarrel over a $800 fee that officials want to institute to "help close a gaping budget deficit;" Officials say the University's budget started the year with a $2 billion dollar deficit. continue reading »