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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 »

Estimates of Illegal Immigrant Population in January 2010, Same as Year Before but Down from 2007

Estimates of Illegal Immigrant Population in January 2010, Same as Year Before but Down from 2007

A report from Homeland Security that estimates the size of the unauthorized immigrant population residing in the U.S. in January 2010 shows 10.8 million – the same as in January 2009 – but down from 11.8 in January 2007. continue reading »

Dictionary.com to Launch Spanish Language Version of Site

Dictionary.com to Launch Spanish Language Version of Site

The very popular Dictionary.com has announced that it will launch a Spanish language version of its site that will offer everything as its English counter part from full-text translations to audio pronunciations. continue reading »

5 Puerto Ricans Charged with RICO Crimes Involving 21 Murders, Must Foreiture $46 Million in Gains

5 Puerto Ricans Charged with RICO Crimes Involving 21 Murders, Must Foreiture $46 Million in Gains

Five Puerto Rican defendants are charged in a 17-count indictment with: violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity, continue reading »

Funeral Parlor In Spain Breaks Paradigms of Architecture and Interior Design

Funeral Parlor In Spain Breaks Paradigms of Architecture and Interior Design

A visually-striking new funeral home in coastal Spain demonstrates that death, and funerals, and funeral homes, don’t necessarily have to be dreadfully depressing. continue reading »

San Diego Murder-For-Hire Case Shows “Glaring Example of Cross-Border Violence.”

San Diego Murder-For-Hire Case Shows “Glaring Example of Cross-Border Violence.”

A recent murder-for-hire case has highlighted what one attorney called a “glaring example of cross-border violence.” Allegedly, Juan Sillas, one of the most violent hit men out of Tijuana, Mexico offered $25,000 ($4,000 in advance) to a street gang in San Diego to murder a California couple. continue reading »

Smoking in Your Own Home Can Now Get You Arrested in Honduras

Smoking in Your Own Home Can Now Get You Arrested in Honduras

In Honduras, a new smoking law took effect on Monday that allows family members to call the police on those that smoke in the house. The new law bans smoking in almost all closed public and private place continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon to Visit Here Next Week, Fifth Time Since Obama Took Office

Mexico’s President Calderon to Visit Here Next Week, Fifth Time Since Obama Took Office

When you are mad at your neighborhood or best friend, what is the best way to deal with the issues? Have a face-to-face meeting of course and that is what Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon. continue reading »