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59 Bodies Found in Mass Grave, While Mexican Police Were Investigating Migrant Kidnappings

59 Bodies Found in Mass Grave, While Mexican Police Were Investigating Migrant Kidnappings

While Mexican authorities were investigating reports that armed men were stopping buses and kidnapping passengers in Tamaulipas, they came upon a grisly discovery. continue reading »

Immigration Rally Ends in Arrests after Protesters Block Downtown Street

Immigration Rally Ends in Arrests after Protesters Block Downtown Street

More than 100 protesters led by seven young people brought to the United States as young children — and who were later arrested after blocking traffic in protest — marched through downtown Atlanta to raise awareness about undocumented youths. continue reading »

In Just One Week at Arizona Border: $16M in Drugs, 4,232 Illegal Aliens Apprehended & Much More

In Just One Week at Arizona Border: $16M in Drugs, 4,232 Illegal Aliens Apprehended & Much More

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Arizona Joint Field Command (AZ-JFC) in Arizona today reported more than $16 million in narcotics seizures for the period of March 28 through April 3 and 4,232 apprehensions of illegal aliens at the Arizona border. continue reading »

Teen Sentenced to 55 Months in Jail for Racially Motivated, Fatal Beating of Luis Ramirez

Teen Sentenced to 55 Months in Jail for Racially Motivated, Fatal Beating of Luis Ramirez

Colin Walsh, 19, of Shenandoah, Pa., was sentenced today to 55 months in prison for his role in the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, the Justice Department announced today. Walsh was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release and pay $550 to the Pennsylvania victim compensation fund, as well as a special assessment. continue reading »

More Than 200 Migrants Drown off Italian Coast Fleeing Global Unrest

More Than 200 Migrants Drown off Italian Coast Fleeing Global Unrest

The head of the United Nations refugee agency expressed deep shock today at the apparent drowning of more than 200 migrants attempting to make their way to Italy from conflict and unrest in North Africa. continue reading »

Kate Del Castillo and Rico Rodriguez to be Honored by St. Jude’s Hospital

Kate Del Castillo and Rico Rodriguez to be Honored by St. Jude’s Hospital

Kate del Castillo, from the Telemundo show "La Reina del Sur" and Rico Rodriguez, from the Emmy award-winning show "Modern Family," will be honored at the 2nd Annual St. Jude 'Estrellas por la Vida' (Stars for Life) gala on April 15, 2011, continue reading »

Google Voice Search Now Available in Latin American Spanish Thanks to Crowdsourcing

Google Voice Search Now Available in Latin American Spanish Thanks to Crowdsourcing

Google has announced that its Voice Search product is now available in Indonesian, Malaysian, and Latin American Spanish, and it credits local users taking part in crowdsourcing for the new language availability. continue reading »

Chile Seeks to Become A Leader in Scientific Research in Antarctica

Chile Seeks to Become A Leader in Scientific Research in Antarctica

With its strategic position as one of the few pathways into Antarctica, Chilean scientists are developing well over 30 different new research projects in the cold, southern depths of the planet. continue reading »

MBDA Awards $7.8 Million in Grants to Help Grow Minority Businesses

MBDA Awards $7.8 Million in Grants to Help Grow Minority Businesses

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced $7.8 million in funding for 27 MBDA Business Centers (MBC)located across the country to boost continue reading »

Activists Want Outside Investigation of Disappearances Linked to Top Police Official in Juarez

Activists Want Outside Investigation of Disappearances Linked to Top Police Official in Juarez

Mere weeks into his job, Lt. Col. Julian Leyzaola is being accused of human rights violations, much like those he faced as a Tijuana law enforcement official. Monday, human rights activists demanded that Ciudad Juarez’s secretary of public security be investigated continue reading »

STUDY: Is Coming to America Unhealthy for Mexican Immigrants?

STUDY: Is Coming to America Unhealthy for Mexican Immigrants?

Young adult Mexican migrants in the United States are much more likely to suffer depression and anxiety disorders than family members of migrants who remain in Mexico, a new study finds. continue reading »

WATCH Selena Gomez’s Performance of “Who Says” in Dancing With The Stars (VIDEO)

WATCH Selena Gomez’s Performance of “Who Says” in Dancing With The Stars (VIDEO)

The young singer graced the set of Dancing With the Stars during their results show, and performed her latest single "Who Says" continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Spends $1 Million on Videogame in the Name of Border Security

U.S. Border Patrol Spends $1 Million on Videogame in the Name of Border Security

The U.S. Border Patrol has reportedly spent “in the ballpark of $10 million” on data management and development of a videogame that simulates the job of a border patrol agents. It is estimated that the border simulator 'game' compromised $1 million of the total project cost. continue reading »

Like It To Smell It: De La Renta’s New Perfume Launched Via Facebook

Like It To Smell It: De La Renta’s New Perfume Launched Via Facebook

Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta has embraced the world of social media by releasing his first fragrance in a decade, through Facebook. continue reading »

U.S.-Colombia Trade Pact Moving Forward with New Labor Rules for Colombia

U.S.-Colombia Trade Pact Moving Forward with New Labor Rules for Colombia

President Obama is committed to pursuing an ambitious trade agenda with Colombia that will help grow the economy and support good jobs for U.S. workers by opening new markets. continue reading »