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Chile Plans to Build New Prisons and Grant Pardons to Ease Overcrowding

Just last year, in an overcrowded Chilean prison, 81 inmates burned to death after a prison riot erupted. Now, to ease said overcrowding, Chile’s government will grant as many 10,000 pardons. continue reading »

Marketers Scramble After Research Indicates an Increase in Hispanic Wine Drinkers in Texas

Marketers Scramble After Research Indicates an Increase in Hispanic Wine Drinkers in Texas

Research Institute Natalia Kolyesnikova that “no information is available about the Hispanic wine market.” In the last year, Kolyesnikova and the institute conducted a study to ask three separate Hispanic-composed focus groups continue reading »

Untimely: UCLA Student’s Poised Racist Rant Against Asian People (VIDEO)

Untimely: UCLA Student’s Poised Racist Rant Against Asian People (VIDEO)

We don't know what is more disturbing, this girl's rant, or the fact that she claims to reach epiphanies through reading political science theory. HS News wants to know what the hell are they teaching out their at UCLA??? continue reading »

Judaic Ritual Conducted by Mexican Nationals Puts Alaska Airlines Flight on Security Alert

Judaic Ritual Conducted by Mexican Nationals Puts Alaska Airlines Flight on Security Alert

A routine Alaska Airline flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles turned tense when three Mexican nationals, all male, starting praying aloud in Hebrew and were wearing leather apparatus’ on their bodies. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocate Faces Deportation to a Country in Which He Was Tortured By Those in Power

Immigrant Advocate Faces Deportation to a Country in Which He Was Tortured By Those in Power

In the 1970s, a leader of Chile’s Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) was tortured by the then-dictator, Augusto Pinochet’s government. He was expelled from the country after the torture, continue reading »

Discount Airline Spirit Coming to El Salvador and Mexico

Discount Airline Spirit Coming to El Salvador and Mexico

U.S. low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced new flight service to El Salvador and Mexico starting this summer. continue reading »

Newspaper Industry Alive and Thriving in Latin America

Newspaper Industry Alive and Thriving in Latin America

As American newspapers try to figure out how to stay alive and have long forgotten how to thrive, their Latin American counterparts are thriving. continue reading »

A BAD DAY: Peruvian Soccer Player Gets Crotch Grabbed and Gets Yellow Carded Himself! (VIDEO)

A BAD DAY: Peruvian Soccer Player Gets Crotch Grabbed and Gets Yellow Carded Himself! (VIDEO)

Almost twenty minutes into the second half of Wednesday's match between Peñarol from Uruguay and Peru's LDU Quito, a foul play lead to some touchy-touchy action.... continue reading »

Texas High School Basketball Standout, Robert Garza, 16, Collapses During Game and Dies

Texas High School Basketball Standout, Robert Garza, 16, Collapses During Game and Dies

South Texas high school basketball, Robert Garza, collapses and dies without warning during a tournament in Austin, the 2nd such within last two weeks. continue reading »

Money Transfers to Latin America and Caribbean are Poised to Rise This Year

Money Transfers to Latin America and Caribbean are Poised to Rise This Year

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to rise this year after stabilizing during 2010, although a weaker dollar and higher inflation are reducing their purchasing power in many countries, according to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). continue reading »

OPINION: Utah’s Immigration Solution Not a National Model

OPINION: Utah’s Immigration Solution Not a National Model

Late Friday night, the Utah Legislature passed three immigration-related bills that await Governor Herbert's signature or veto. Utah's policy discussions were guided by the principles of a much-lauded Utah Compact, continue reading »

Latinos Pivotal to Population Growth in Arizona for the Last Decade

Latinos Pivotal to Population Growth in Arizona for the Last Decade

Latinos were pivotal to the population growth in Arizona in the last decade, comprising nearly half (48%) of the overall increase in residents since 2000, according to a National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund analysis of newly released Census 2010 data. continue reading »

Michelle Rodriquez’ Battle: Los Angeles Wins Weekend Box Office Especially with Minority Audiences

Michelle Rodriquez’ Battle: Los Angeles Wins Weekend Box Office Especially with Minority Audiences

‘Battle: Los Angeles’ starring Michelle Rodriguez, Aaron Eckhart and R&B Siner Ne-Yo won this weekend’s box office race garnering $14.1 million. continue reading »

Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift & Other Celebrities Focus on Clean Drinking Water for Children Worldwide

Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift & Other Celebrities Focus on Clean Drinking Water for Children Worldwide

Celebrities from the worlds of music, film, television and sport have joined with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to engage consumers in a conversation about the lack of access to safe, clean water for nearly 900 million continue reading »

Catholic Church & Human Right Groups in Mexico Propose “Humanitarian Visas” for Central American

Catholic Church & Human Right Groups in Mexico Propose “Humanitarian Visas” for Central American

The Diocese of Saltillo, the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Centre for Human Rights, the Rafto Foundation (Norway) and the Pastoral Care Commission for Human Mobility of the Mexican Episcopal Conference, continue reading »