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Marco Rubio Not Interested in Being VP in 2012 – Despite All the Buzz About Him

Marco Rubio Not Interested in Being VP in 2012 – Despite All the Buzz About Him

The newly sworn in Republican Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio is putting everyone on notice that he is not interested in the possibility of being the 2012 Republican candidate for Vice President. continue reading »

Minorities Being Given a Better Opportunity to Become NYC Firefighters

Minorities Being Given a Better Opportunity to Become NYC Firefighters

After a federal lawsuit, a court order, and new application process, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) could see an increase in minority firefighters soon. continue reading »

Condom Dresses Featured at Argentina’s 17th Annual Fashion Week

Condom Dresses Featured at Argentina’s 17th Annual Fashion Week

With the motto "Taking care of yourself is fashionable," Argentina celebrated the 17th edition of the Mar de Plata Fashion Show 2011. continue reading »

Brazilian Author Pablo Coelho Banned in Iran

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho denounced via twitter that his books have been banned in Iran and has made an appeal to his homeland Brazil to intervene. continue reading »

The Border Dispute that Google Ignited between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Heading to UN Court

The Border Dispute that Google Ignited between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Heading to UN Court

Though the San Juan River in Central America has been a source of dispute for centuries, it was Google’s map system showing an erroneous border continue reading »

Could Slain Arizona Judge Have Been Targeted Over Immigration Controversy?

Could Slain Arizona Judge Have Been Targeted Over Immigration Controversy?

Among those killed in this weekend’s shooting in Arizona was U.S. District Judge John Roll. It is believed that he was not an intended target like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, but over the last few years, Roll’s life was threatened a number of times. continue reading »

Day 3- No Change in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Condition, Survival Credited to Bullet Path  (VIDEO)

Day 3- No Change in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Condition, Survival Credited to Bullet Path (VIDEO)

One of the doctors treating Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says there was no change in her condition overnight. continue reading »

Shakira and Boyfriend of 11 Years Antonio de la Rua Break Up

Shakira and Boyfriend of 11 Years Antonio de la Rua Break Up

Spanish newspaper El Pais broke the news just a few hours before the Colombian singer published the following statement on her twitter page: continue reading »

Mexico Approved for Largest Credit Line in History of IMF - $72 Billion

Mexico Approved for Largest Credit Line in History of IMF - $72 Billion

The largest credit line ever issued in the history of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was issued for $72 billion for Mexico. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Sued:  Took Out $4.6 Million from Bankrupt Restaurant – Investors Pissed

Eva Longoria Sued:  Took Out $4.6 Million from Bankrupt Restaurant – Investors Pissed

The beginning of 2011 is not going as planned for Eva Longoria first her Beso restaurant and nightclub in Las Vegas files for bankruptcy protection now some shareholders are not pleased with her involvement in the deal. continue reading »

Cuba’s Enemy No. 1 Goes on Trial in Texas

Cuba’s Enemy No. 1 Goes on Trial in Texas

Attorneys in Texas are in the process of selecting the twelve people that will make up the jury in the trial of Fidel Castro's nemesis, Luis Posada Carriles. continue reading »

Protesting in Brazil Over Gay and Transvestite-Only Bathrooms during Carnival

Protesting in Brazil Over Gay and Transvestite-Only Bathrooms during Carnival

As Brazil prepares itself for the most festive and busy time of year – Carnaval – it is facing protests from both side of the aisle on the issue of separate bathrooms for gays and transvestites. continue reading »

US Catholics Invited to Pray Novena for Haiti on Anniversary of Earthquake

US Catholics Invited to Pray Novena for Haiti on Anniversary of Earthquake

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking Catholics in the United States to pray a novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Haiti. The novena begins on January 12-- the anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake-- continue reading »

Had SB 1070 Been Enacted, Shooting Hero Could have been Singled Out and Asked for his Papers

Had SB 1070 Been Enacted, Shooting Hero Could have been Singled Out and Asked for his Papers

Certainly one of Saturday’s heroes was Rep. Gifford’s 20-year-old intern Daniel Hernandez. On the job only 5 days, Hernandez used his training, as a nurse’s assistant to give Ms, Gifford’s immediate aid that is saved her life. continue reading »

Study: Day Laborers in New Jersey being Robbed, Injured and Beaten

Study: Day Laborers in New Jersey being Robbed, Injured and Beaten

Day Laborers in New Jersey are being “robbed, injured and beaten with impunity because of weak, under enforced and antiquated labor laws” states a report released Monday by Seton Hall University. continue reading »