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Wild “Peruvian Dream” Immigration Video Going Viral (VIDEO)

Wild “Peruvian Dream” Immigration Video Going Viral (VIDEO)

A one minute fake-news spot from a Peruian website has gone viral; “The Peruvian Dream” has been viewed 50,000 times on YouTube in only 48 hours. continue reading »

Army Veteran Wins Lawsuit After Being Wrongfully Detained as an Undocumented Immigrant

In 2005, Army veteran Rennison Vern Castillo, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was wrongfully detained for months when it was suspected that he was an undocumented immigrant. Though Thursday, he not only received a six-figure settlement, but a written apology as well. continue reading »

Watch “blacktino” Trailer Celebrating a Black-Latino Nerd Premiering March 11 at SXSW (VIDEO)

Watch “blacktino” Trailer Celebrating a Black-Latino Nerd Premiering March 11 at SXSW (VIDEO)

"blacktino" will celebrate its world premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin Texas. continue reading »

OSCAR BUZZ: Host James Franco to be “The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz”

OSCAR BUZZ: Host James Franco to be “The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz”

The upcoming Oscar host will reunite with Spiderman director Sam Reimi for the film, which starts production this summer. continue reading »

Inter-American Development Bank Leadership to Visit Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras

Inter-American Development Bank Leadership to Visit Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras

The President of the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, will visit Costa Rica,Panama, and Honduras March 1-4 to move forward to discuss the development agenda of the Central American countries. IDB is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

Government Announces Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims of Hispanic and Women Farmers

Government Announces Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims of Hispanic and Women Farmers

The claims process offers a streamlined alternative to litigation and provides at least $1.33 billion in compensation, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. continue reading »

South Carolina Church Becomes Third Victim of Anti-Immigrant Graffiti (VIDEO)

South Carolina Church Becomes Third Victim of Anti-Immigrant Graffiti (VIDEO)

A South Carolina church is the latest location in the area to be hit by anti-immigrant vandalism. This week, a Greenville County church, Plentitud Cristiana became the most recent victims of hate as vandals painted “got to hell” continue reading »

Wal-Mart de Mexico to Invest Record $1.6 Billion in Six Latin American Countries in 2011

Wal-Mart de Mexico to Invest Record $1.6 Billion in Six Latin American Countries in 2011

Wal-Mart de Mexico y Centroamerica has announced its intention to invest in 2011, $18.97 billion pesos ($1.6 billion) in six Latin American countries to increase the company’s presence in the region. continue reading »

Charlie Sheen’s Rants Get “Two and a Half Men” Canceled for the Season…At Least

Charlie Sheen’s Rants Get “Two and a Half Men” Canceled for the Season…At Least

To hear Charlie Sheen’s name in the news for anything but his actor career is not at all uncommon, but following yesterday’s radio-show rant, Sheen’s career is center stage as some are wondering if he even has one anymore, as his CBS show has now been canceled for the rest of the season. continue reading »

Murder Rate Amongst Youth in Latin America Skyrockets

Murder Rate Amongst Youth in Latin America Skyrockets

Brazil's murder rate ranks sixth among 100 countries, both in terms of the population as a whole and among youth. The first-ranked country in terms of overall murder rate is El Salvador (57.3 per 100,000 in 2006), followed by Colombia (42.8 in 2006) and Venezuela (36.4 in 2007). The U.S. murder rate was 5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009, according to figures provided by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Foul Scheme Fails for Smart Ass Chilean Soccer Player (VIDEO)

Foul Scheme Fails for Smart Ass Chilean Soccer Player (VIDEO)

Number 7, Brian Carrasco, a Sub-20 Chilean Soccer Player tried to fool the referee by using an opponent's hand to slap himself to the ground. continue reading »

Gunmen in Mexico Open Fire in Back Yard Killing 3 Young Girls

Gunmen in Mexico Open Fire in Back Yard Killing 3 Young Girls

It was another bloody day in the Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez that left three young girls killed by gunfire. continue reading »

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Meets with Hispanic Teens

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Meets with Hispanic Teens

The Senior Senator from Nevada, Harry Reid, came to the battle ground where his former senatorial opponent Sharon Angle was declared ‘finished’ – the Rancho High School. continue reading »

145% Hispanic Population Growth in Alabama

145% Hispanic Population Growth in Alabama

As more state census figures are released they are bearing true what the general census numbers indicated – population growth in the U.S. was triggered by the growth in the Hispanic population. continue reading »

Latest TX Bill, Strict Penalties for Hiring Illegal’s- But Maids are OK

Latest TX Bill, Strict Penalties for Hiring Illegal’s- But Maids are OK

The latest bill addressing illegal immigration in Texas has an interesting exemption- Maids. “It is an admittedly clumsy first attempt to say, ‘We are really focusing on the big businesses,’” Jon English, Rep. Riddle’s chief of staff, continue reading »