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UN Calls for Cheap Transfer Costs for Migrants Sending Money Home

UN Calls for Cheap Transfer Costs for Migrants Sending Money Home

The United Nations agency that promotes the integration of developing countries into the world economy is calling for cheaper ways for migrant workers to send money back home so as to maximize the economic impact. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano to Eulogize Slain ICE Agent Jaime Zapata

Tomorrow, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver remarks at the funeral of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata in Brownsville, continue reading »

POLL:  48% of Americans Side with Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

POLL:  48% of Americans Side with Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

A sizable number of voters are following new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s showdown with unionized public employees in his state, and nearly half side with the governor. continue reading »

Strong Economic Rebound for Mexican Economy, 5.5% GDP in 2010

Strong Economic Rebound for Mexican Economy, 5.5% GDP in 2010

The improving U.S. economy has helped Mexico achieve a strong economic rebound in 2010. The gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 4.65% in the fourth quarter for continue reading »

Los Angeles Workshop Provides Immigrants With Answers and a Friendly Face

Los Angeles Workshop Provides Immigrants With Answers and a Friendly Face

Aimed at helping immigrants apply for citizenship, an information session was held a Los Angeles high school this weekend. Immigrants looking to begin the naturalization process were given the opportunity to ask questions and receive information at Panorama High School on Saturday. continue reading »

Did Ronaldo do the Bunga-Bunga too?

Did Ronaldo do the Bunga-Bunga too?

The teenager who is at the center of the under-age sex scandal of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi said she also spent a paid night with Cristiano Ronaldo. continue reading »

YouTube Sensations P.S. 22 5th-Grade Chorus to Sing at the Oscars (VIDEOS)

YouTube Sensations P.S. 22 5th-Grade Chorus to Sing at the Oscars (VIDEOS)

The members of a Staten Island chorus has been given a dream opportunity. The 65-member group will be singing at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. In December, the 5th-grade chorus of Staten Island’s Graniteville P.S. 22 was informed by actress Anne Hathaway – co-host of the Oscars – that they would be performing at the star-studded event. continue reading »

Streetball legend “Escalade” Jackson Dies at Age 35

Streetball legend “Escalade” Jackson Dies at Age 35

35 year-old Troy “Escalade” Jackson has died unexpectedly in Los Angeles last night, while in town for the NBA All-Star Weekend. The cause of death is not known and an autopsy is expected. continue reading »

2010 Census Reveals More El Paso Hispanics Identified Themselves as “White”

2010 Census Reveals More El Paso Hispanics Identified Themselves as “White”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in El Paso, more Hispanics see themselves as both white and Hispanic. About 84 percent of Hispanics in El Paso County checked the “white” box on their 2010 Census forms, compared to 73 percent on the 2000 Census. continue reading »

Egyptian Man Names Daughter “Facebook” but Doesn’t Compare to Unusual Names In L.A.

Egyptian Man Names Daughter “Facebook” but Doesn’t Compare to Unusual Names In L.A.

The unusual name is a nod to the role that the social network played in this month’s protests, but, does it top the most unusual Latino names? continue reading »

Will Venezuela NOW be Run by Two Baboons??

Will Venezuela NOW be Run by Two Baboons??

Alot of Venezuelans want to get rid of the 'monkey' running the country known as Hugo Chavez - well now word comes that another 'monkey' might be joining him, Colonel Gaddafi as he flees Libya. Can Latin America's left leaning nation handle these two first-class monkeys?? continue reading »

JUST IN:  European Sources Say Colonel Gaddafi has Fled Libya En Route to Venezuela

JUST IN:  European Sources Say Colonel Gaddafi has Fled Libya En Route to Venezuela

Well placed European sources and intelligence ministers are reporting that Colonel Gaddafi may have already fled his native Libya and is en route to Venezuela. continue reading »

Rio de Janeiro Names First Female Police Chief in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Names First Female Police Chief in Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro, Martha Mesquita da Rocha has been named the first female civil police chief in Brazil. Rocha, 51, has been on the force for 28 years, and was formerly in charge of a special division of precincts that focused on crimes against women. Throughout her career, Rocha has often taken a stand against corruption. continue reading »

Meet Humberto Velez, the Spanish Voice of Homer Simpson

Meet Humberto Velez, the Spanish Voice of Homer Simpson

The renowned Mexican actor has dubbed some 600 characters, including Shrek’s Lord Farquaad, Winnie the Pooh, Monster’s Inc.’s Roz, and the dentist from Finding Nemo. continue reading »

Joel Rosario the Best Dominican Jockey Ever, Winning 1,000 Races in U.S. and Canada

Joel Rosario the Best Dominican Jockey Ever, Winning 1,000 Races in U.S. and Canada

26 year-old Dominican jockey, Joel Rosario, won his 1,000 race in U.S. and Canada this week. He accomplished this milestone this past Thursday at the Santa Anita track, making him the best Dominican Republic race jockey ever. continue reading »