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Banks in Brazil Being Sued for Approving Loans for Deforestation

Banks in Brazil Being Sued for Approving Loans for Deforestation

Two banks in Brazil are being accused of funding deforestation in Amazon, one of the banks being the country’s largest. State-run Banco do Brasil and Banco da Amazonia are being sued by the state of Para. continue reading »

“Yes We Can” VS. “Begins With Us in 2012” Obama Launches Reelection Bid (VIDEO)

“Yes We Can” VS. “Begins With Us in 2012” Obama Launches Reelection Bid (VIDEO)

In 2008, Obama entered the race for president with the unforgettably bold, inspirational and catchy "Yes We Can." For his 2012 bid, the president has released a video titled “It Begins With Us,” where supporters talk about the need to reelect the president for a second term in the White House. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero Stepping Down After Current Term

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero Stepping Down After Current Term

Spain’s current Prime Minister and staunch austerity proponent, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has announced he will not be seeking a third term. continue reading »

McDonald to Hire 50,000 Employees on April 19th Dubbed as a Mega “Hiring Day”

McDonald to Hire 50,000 Employees on April 19th Dubbed as a Mega “Hiring Day”

McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire up to 50,000 new crew and restaurant management positions at restaurants across the country during a hiring event on April 19. continue reading »

Passport Day in the USA Offers Appointment-Free Saturday Service

On Saturday, April 9, the Department of State will host its third annual “Passport Day in the USA.” U.S. citizens throughout the country can apply for a passport book or passport card at any one continue reading »

International Day for Mine Awareness: Colombia Has 2nd Most Victims in the World

International Day for Mine Awareness: Colombia Has 2nd Most Victims in the World

International Day for Mine Awareness will be celebrated on 4 April. The date has been promoted by the General Assembly of the UN to reject the indiscriminate use of these devices continue reading »

57% OK With Government Shutdown If Leads to Deeper Budget Cuts

A majority of voters are fine with a partial shutdown of the federal government if that’s what it takes to get deeper cuts in federal government spending. continue reading »

35% Percent of Latina Women Have Children with More Than One Man

35% Percent of Latina Women Have Children with More Than One Man

More than one-quarter of women in the United States with two or more children have had children with different men, a new study shows. continue reading »

GOP Florida Senator Marco Rubio Urging Regime Change in Libya

GOP Florida Senator Marco Rubio Urging Regime Change in Libya

Senator Marco Rubio, star of the 2010 elections and often mentioned 2012 Republican VP candidate is finding his voice after keeping a low profile in the first three months in the Senate. continue reading »

Culture Shock & Stress Blamed for Nearly 15% of Attempted Latina Teen Suicides

Culture Shock & Stress Blamed for Nearly 15% of Attempted Latina Teen Suicides

It's part of a growing national crisis: 11% of Hispanic girls across the country admitted a suicide attempt, especially in New York where the rate is higher. Of especial concern is Brooklyn with a 21% Latina teen attempted suicide rate. continue reading »

Nicaragua Lets Go of Idea to Become Libya’s UN Envoy

After the U.S. threatened to refuse a diplomatic visa for a Nicaraugan diplomat hoping to act as Libya's representative to the United Nations, the idea has been scrapped. Miguel D'Escoto Brockman, a former Maryknoll priest, is a government minister continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: At 11:30 pm 19 Yr Old Tries to Roll Across Border in Marijuana Wheelchair

Extreme Trafficking: At 11:30 pm 19 Yr Old Tries to Roll Across Border in Marijuana Wheelchair

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry late Monday found five pounds of marijuana hidden in the seat of a wheelchair. continue reading »

Lack of Confidence in Mexican Judicial Issue When Investigating Forced Disappearances

Lack of Confidence in Mexican Judicial Issue When Investigating Forced Disappearances

Impunity is still a major concern when it comes to tackling enforced disappearances in Mexico, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today as they outlined recommendations to the Government on the prevention, investigation, punishment and reparation of this crime. continue reading »

‘Buena Salud’ Book Series Tackles Latino Health, Diabetes & More

‘Buena Salud’ Book Series Tackles Latino Health, Diabetes & More

The new Buena Salud book series presents the latest Latino health information and medical advances about individual diseases and conditions in a warm and conversational tone. continue reading »

The Mosquitos are Back! Using Cell Phones to Combat Dengue

The Mosquitos are Back! Using Cell Phones to Combat Dengue

Dengue is getting worse in the Americas. During late 2010 the first dengue case in the United States outside the Texas Mexican Border since 1945 was detected in Key West and the disease has already spread to Miami. continue reading »