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Police Dog Steals Soccer Ball During Brazilian Match ( VIDEO)

Police Dog Steals Soccer Ball During Brazilian Match ( VIDEO)

During a Campeonato Mineiro match between Ituiutaba and Uberlandia last week, a police dog who was only present to keep the peace decided that he wanted the ball. As an Uberlandia player was about to attempt a cross by the touchline, a police dog called Agil ran out and took the ball of him. After gnawing on the ball a bit, his human cop colleague slowly put him back on his leash while the crowd cheered Agil's effort to win the ball. continue reading »

Police Believe California Teen Lied About Being Kidnapped by “Two Latinos with Gang Tattoos”

Police Believe California Teen Lied About Being Kidnapped by “Two Latinos with Gang Tattoos”

Police are looking to bring charges against a young girl who told her mother and police that two Latino men kidnapped, tied up, and held a knife to her throat. Why the charges? It is believed that she made the whole thing up to avoid getting in trouble. continue reading »

Calderon and Obama Announce Solution to Cross-Border Trucking Dispute

Calderon and Obama Announce Solution to Cross-Border Trucking Dispute

President Obama and President Calderón today announced that Mexico and the United States have found a clear path to resolving the cross-border long-haul trucking dispute. continue reading »

Investigation into Beverly Hills School Reveals 63 “Illegal Students”

A Beverly Hills residency investigation has revealed that a number students were attending the school illegally. A private investigator reported that as of January 31st, 63 continue reading »

Controversies in Argentina and Mexico Surrounding Mario Vargas Llosa

Controversies in Argentina and Mexico Surrounding Mario Vargas Llosa

The Literature Nobel prize winner was selected to inaugurate the annual “Book Fair” in Argentina, a choice that didn’t sit well with many Kirshner-followers. continue reading »

Watch Jlo’s New Video “On The Floor” (VIDEO)

Watch Jlo’s New Video “On The Floor” (VIDEO)

Directed by TAJ Stansberry and choreographed by Frank Getson “On The Floor features Cuban American Rapper “Pitbull.” continue reading »

Gaddafi’s Assets in Spain Frozen

As the brutal attacks on his own people continue, Gaddafi’s assets in Spain have been frozen by the country’s government. The freezing of assets in Spain is part of the application of a European Union regulation, continue reading »

American Idol Says, “Adios” to Many of This Season’s Latino Singers

American Idol Says, “Adios” to Many of This Season’s Latino Singers

One by one, the Latinos on Season 10 of Fox's American Idol have been dropping off, and last night’s eliminations chopped the list down even more. First generation Cuban-American Jovany Barreto was eliminated last night continue reading »

Mexican Army Charges 13 Troops with Drug Possession

Mexican Army Charges 13 Troops with Drug Possession

The Mexican Army has ordered three junior officers and 10 soldiers to stand trial on drug trafficking and organized crime charges. continue reading »

’96 National Book Award Winner Victor Martinez Dies at 56

’96 National Book Award Winner Victor Martinez Dies at 56

“Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida” Martinez’s novel about a 14-year-old Mexican American boy growing up in California’s Central Valley, earned him the 1996 National Book Award for young people’s literature. continue reading »

President Pinera of Chile Meets with Pope Affirming Right to Life

President Pinera of Chile Meets with Pope Affirming Right to Life

Pope Benedict XVI met yesterday at the Vatican with Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera, for a 30-minute discussion that covered the general state of affairs in Latin America and specifically on Chilean policies. continue reading »

Gatorade Bottling Facility Opens in Dominican Republic to Serve Caribbean Region

Gatorade Bottling Facility Opens in Dominican Republic to Serve Caribbean Region

President Leonel Fernandez attended the inauguration of a $20 million Gatorade modern bottling factory this week. The plant, which has a capacity for filling 500,000 bottles a day will supply the Dominican Republic (DR), Puerto Rico and other Caribbean markets. continue reading »

6 Killed in Colombia Helicopter Heist  for Cash (VIDEO)

6 Killed in Colombia Helicopter Heist for Cash (VIDEO)

Six people were killed in Colombia after hostile armed forces attacked a helicopter carrying money to a local bank. continue reading »

Good News for Immigrant-Owned Businesses in NYC with Mayor Bloomberg’s Recent Announcement

Good News for Immigrant-Owned Businesses in NYC with Mayor Bloomberg’s Recent Announcement

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced three new steps to make it easier for immigrant-owned businesses to start and grow in New York City: a business plan competition for innovative strategies continue reading »

PBS NewsHour Honors Inter’l Women’s Health Day with Compelling Show on Women of Guatemala

PBS NewsHour Honors Inter’l Women’s Health Day with Compelling Show on Women of Guatemala

PBS NEWSHOUR marks International Women’s Health Day (March 8) with a two-part series from Guatemala focusing on two major struggles women face in that country. continue reading »